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Festival of the Imagination 1996 Souvenir Book – Storm Constantine

Transcribed from the Souvenir book for the Swancon titled Festival of the Imagination 1996, pages 19-20 Storm Constantine is 30 something, and lives in Stafford with eight cats and a husband. She has been making up and telling stories all … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 Souvenir Book – Neil Gaiman

Being page 6 of the SwanCon 21, Festival of the Imagination souvenir book. Typos and interesting punctuation faithfully replicated. Neil Gaiman, creator/writer of the monthly cult DC comics horror-weird series, Sandman, is one of the top writers in modern comics. … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 Souvenir Book – Welcome to the Festival

Being page 5 of the SwanCon 21, Festival of the Imagination souvenir book. Welcome to the Festival of the Imagination 1996, the joint Australian Science Fiction Convention and Australian Science Fiction Media Convention. This convention is worth making a fuss … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 – Souvenir book – summary

The SwanCon 21–Festival of the Imagination souvenir book is an understated ~A4 perfect bound book with black cover and dark grey stripe down the middle of the front cover. A lighter grey copy of the somewhat mosquito-esque logo is towards … Continue reading

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SwanCon Twenty3 Con book 01: Readme.txt pp4-5

Pages 4 and 5 of the Swancon Twenty3 con book part one (Readme.txt) is the “Rules of the Convention”. Some of these will be quite familiar to regular con-goers; others are a little bit on the, shall we say, unique … Continue reading

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SwanCon Twenty3 Con book 01: Readme.txt pp1-3

SwanCon Twenty3 separated out the various common items of program books into several A5 saddle-stapled booklets. [At this remove, while I remember being part of the decision making, I don’t remember why we did this. -AH]. The general con information … Continue reading

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SwanCon Twenty3: An Assortment

There is a surprising amount of gumph in the SwanCon 23 (or ‘Twenty3’) folder. There are six progress reports, although there should be at least seven – the numbers run 2 through 6, with a wrap up report [ah. nostalgia. … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 – Con book – Special Guest, Invited Guests

page 11 of the SwanCon 17 – Festival of the Imagination Con book is dedicated to brief bios of Special Guest Paul Kidd, and Invited Guests Philippa Maddern, Sean McMullen, Grant Stone, and Lucy Sussex. Twenty plus years has left … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 – Con book – “Imaginings: A preface”

being approximately page 5 of the Convention Book from SwanCon 17 “Festival of the Imagination”. Transcription: Anna Hepworth “And all I see as I look through these years Is ten thousand people with the same ideas” The Welcome Mat I … Continue reading

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Swancon 16 Progress Report 2

The 16th W.A. Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention A drawing of a chimera-like creature by Alicia Smith adorns the front cover. Inside cover has the usual essential information about date, venue, theme (Fantasy and the Real Worlds), guests (Barbara Hambly, … Continue reading

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