Category Archives: NatCon

Festival of the Imagination 1996 – January 1996 Newsletter

Transcribed and summarised by Elaine Walker. Sections of it may be blogged in more detail later. The newsletter is A4 pages folded into A5 size. The colour is mostly buff except for some inserts in the middle. The front page … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (middle pages)

A booklet of 2 A4 sheets in A5 pages, stapled together. The following covers the unnumbered middle pages. Transcription: Elaine Walker. Across both pages there is a line drawing with what appears to be an Explorer in pith hat with … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – July 1995 Newsletter

Transcribed and summarised by Elaine Walker The newsletter is A4 pages folded into A5 size. The colour is mostly buff except for some inserts in the middle. The front page has a drawing which appears to be by Shaun Tan, … Continue reading

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must see

Here’s another clipping from The West, on Friday March 29 1996 (grr…) under “must see”. Under a photo of Robocop, it says, in all italics, You don’t need to be rapt in RoboCop or dotty about Daleks — but it … Continue reading

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Light side to a dark writer

In our archive is a clipping from The West Australian, Wednesday April 3 1996. (This immediately makes me want to criticise The West for using stupid middle-endian date format, but this is a problem I will cope with on my … Continue reading

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1980 Ditmar Awards nomination form

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. A single yellow A4 page, double-sided, typewriter’ed. 1980 DITMAR AWARDS Nominations for the 1980 Ditmar Awards close on March 31 1980 and nominations may be received from any member of SWANCON 5 or any member of … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (pp 3-4)

A booklet of 2 A4 sheets stapled together to produce 8 A5 pages, though only 6 of them have page numbers. The following covers a section that starts on page 3, skips the middle pages and goes onto page 4 … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (pp 2-3)

An A5, 8 page booklet, stapled together. The following covers pages 2 and half of 3. Transcription: Anna Hepworth Functions and Fortunes When the original Committee emerged it was neccessarily[sic] formed along the lines of the previous type as it … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 1)

An A5, 8 page booklet, stapled together. The following covers page 1, and the very top of page 2. Transcription: Anna Hepworth The “Perth In ’80 Bid Committee; A History. At the end of WAYCON ’79 there was a small … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – “Ditmars, the care and feeding of”

being page 2 (inside front cover) of ‘Progress Report the Last (March 1993)’ for SwanCon 18. SF fandom is fond of silly traditions, tradition being defined as any event that has happened twice. Some of them have no known origin, … Continue reading

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