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Swancon XI — Con Book: Info listings 2

From page 25 of the Swancon XI program/souvenir book. Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. SILVER SWAN AWARD Last year, members of the WA fandom were asked to nominate persons whom they thought worthy to receive an award for services rendered to … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures – misc fiction

Cygnetures also contained six other fiction pieces that we elected not to transcribe. They were: Heaven Is? – 1.5 pages Lessons from History – 2.5 pages Untitled, beginning “If they’re as humane as you say…” – 1.5 pages The Tea … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures – Man Hunt for the Toy Town Escapees

MAN HUNT FOR THE TOY TOWN ESCAPEES. Transcribed by Chris Creagh. All typographical errors faithfully preserved. The desert, lonely, lifeless and partched; But what’s that ahead? A town, a small town, bustling with life. Quick, I must rush, must get … Continue reading

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SWANCON 1 – Maureen Gell

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, all typos faithfully preserved Write, they did say, handing me a sheet of paper and pencil (well actually I had to get up and get it myself). Write what? I asked, looking down the barrel of … Continue reading

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Electronic Equipment Repair Kit

From the CIA annual 1992, it’s the Electronic Equipment Repair Kit:

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CIA ’zine 1992 – Editorial

Being a direct transcription of p1 of “Perpendicular Worlds”, the CIA (Curtin Imagination Assocation) club ’zine for 1992 Editorial The Editor ’ere we go, ’ere we go, ’ere we go. That’s right, its once again time for the wonderful literary … Continue reading

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Doug reminisces about the CIA

by Doug Burbidge Getting knowledge out of people’s heads and putting it down on (digital) paper counts as history; therefore, I shall now reminisce. (This reminiscence may be somewhat spotty, because my episodic memory is not that fabulous. Comes from … Continue reading

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Con Publication Art

Who are the unsung artists and what has become of them? As we work through the Teetering Mound of  WASFF  my attention is drawn to various sketches, cartoons, elaborate drawings, and general scribblings. Like those in: Swancon 10 Programme Cartoon by … Continue reading

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Sad announcement – the demise of the ASiF review website

(reproduced, with permission, from the ASiF website, an announcement of the demise of that wonderful endeavour) Alisa Krasnostein writes: “It’s taken me a long time – about a year – of soul searching to finally come to this place. But … Continue reading

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SwanCon 4 – Progress report

by Anna Hepworth There was a solitary printed progress report for SwanCon 4 – unlike such times as the late 90s*, where three (or even four!) progress reports was a common occurrence. This was printed on basic white bond paper, … Continue reading

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