Category Archives: Fans

Swancon 18 – Progress Report 0 – Part 5

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, matching the text in all its glory. This was page 6 of Progress Report 0 of Swancon 18 … and Swancon 18’s Fan GoH. Now deeply immersed in medical practice in the south-west but was for … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV January 26 to 29, 1990 Progress Report Two page 16 – The Nanocons

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. All typos should match the text as given. Page title: THE CON YOU HAVE… THE NANOCONS A Personal Recollection by Colleen Jenkins It was April. It was November. We had lots of people. No, only ten … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII, PR1 – A Synopsis of Dave Luckett (by Sally Beasley)

Being page 4 of the PR; transcribed by Anna Hepworth Due to a misspend [sic] youth (see “Paradise Lost by the dashboard light”, The Space Wastrel Vol. 2, No. 3; June ’86), Dave has a permanently settled expression of Celtic … Continue reading

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Bruce Gillespie on Bruce Gillespie

Aussiecon 3 PR1 page 6 – selections and [paraphrases] [He was born, had parents, went to school, and bought his first copy of Australian Science Fiction Review in 1966.] Began publishing SF Commentary at the beginning of 1969. The first … Continue reading

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NanoCon – Octoberfeast

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, A4 sheet of paper, there are two versions of this, one very much basic typewritten, the other looking as if someone had access to desktop publishing software and a nice printer, or it was sent out … Continue reading

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Report on Waycon ’79 – PART TWO: THE CON – Monday

Transcribed by Elaine Walker – As usual, all typos faithfully transcribed Continued from Report on Waycon ’79 – PART TWO: THE CON – Sunday MONDAY. Arrived late. Saw the end of ‘Duel’, the first of the two films held over … Continue reading

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DUFF 2009 laureate Emma Hawkes

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge At top left, a cartoon showing a bottle of GLEE moisturising lotion, captioned “Rub your hands with GLEE!”, signed Ian Gunn 1290. At top right, a photo of Emma Hawkes. DUFF laureate, Western Australian fan Emma … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures – Impressions: a blurry-eyed conreport – Clifford R Wind

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. All idiosyncracies of type faithfully reproduced Impressions:a blurry-eyed conreport I refuse to start at the beginning. To do that would require, if not my whole fannish history (such as it is), at least an explanation of … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures – Roy Ferguson

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. Any and all typos faithfully reproduced. I can’t remember when I started reading science fiction but I was very young. At that stage naturally I was reading children’s type SF, which was available in the children’s … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – a review by Robert McGough

This review was originally printed in SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures, from the collection of Steve Gunnell, and has been reproduced faithfully, with as many of the original typographic conventions (and errors) as possible. Hidden in a dark corner of my … Continue reading

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