Category Archives: NatCon

Festival of the Imagination 1996 July 1995 Newsletter – Bruce Sterling

Page 3: Bruce Sterling Globally Sean McMullen When I open a magazine and see Bruce Sterling’s name in the contents list I go to that story first. Whenever he has a new book published I buy it, unseen and unreviewed. … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter, a few more details (2 of 2)

Following on from our summary page about the 1996 Festival of the Imagination newsletter from April 1995, and our ‘few more details’ (1 of 2), comes our final post on this document. Here, page 6 is transcribed, covering a couple … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter, a few more details (1 of 2)

Some months back, we did a partial post about the April 1995 newsletter for the 1996 Festival of the Imagination (see here). This post transcribes the fifth page of that newsletter, a later post will cover page six, and then … Continue reading

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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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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – March 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 yellow except for some inserts in the middle. The front page … Continue reading

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1993 Swancon Newspaper Clipping – part 1

Digested by Chris Creagh “Swathed in overcoat and scarf against the minus 12C cold outside, the latest wizard of the fantasy novel sat snowed in at home and carried on writing on a battery-powered laptop computer.” With an Easter trip … Continue reading

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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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