Category Archives: Fans

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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Report on Waycon ’79 – Part 1B – February 27

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, maintaining all spellings as given in the text (cont.) February 27, Tuesday; Night. A dinner was held for our guests at the home of the WASFA Boss. The repast was sumptuous having been prepared by Bob … Continue reading

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SwanCon 4 (WayCon ’79) – Program – Acknowledgments

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, faithfully transcribing all typos. Acknowledgments THANKS TO: Leigh Edmonds and Valma Brown for attending our convention; William Collins and Thor Enterprises for prizes; Bandwest Media, especially Gary Powel, for their publicity help; Uni. of WA Computer … Continue reading

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SwanCon 4 (WayCon ’79) – Program – Clubs – UNISFA; WASFA; S.W. Weyr

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, all typos faithfully preserved, some spacing around punctuation tweaked UNISFA UNISFA is the University of WA Science Fiction Association, a young and sometimes vigorous club which meets every two weeks during the university termtime. I hope … Continue reading

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They’re Commin Right For Us!: The “just another bug-hunt” game! Review?

by Chris Creagh This multiplayer board game was rediscovered in a box of SF ‘stuff’ housed in Murdoch University library. It is a Furrball Publication, copyright 1999 Paul Kidd with the concept being “One player controls a horde of bugs. … Continue reading

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FGOHs of SwanCons past — Chris Creagh (2012)

This is the first of a planned series of posts about Fan Guests of Honour of SwanCons and other cons past. Here we focus on Dr Chris Creagh, FGOH in 2012. Chris’s first SwanCon was in 1999, along with her … Continue reading

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The Lark Ascended: Roger Weddall, 1956–1992

This is a verbatim reproduction of an article by Bruce Gillespie, originally published in *brg* in May 1993. Both the article and the accompanying photograph were provided by Bruce himself, and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 PR3

a just-the-good-bits transcription by Chris Creagh The Most Wanted List (Convention Committee) Cindy Clarkson – “Her hard work and capacity for doing all the things that everybody else forgets about will make her either a very successful convention organiser or … Continue reading

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