Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Daily Sinews – SynCon 92 – Newsletter No. 2 Sunday 19 April 1992

Transcription of the second newsletter for SynCon 92 which was printed on fairly thick paper that appears to be from the hotel. The back has ‘The Shore Inn Hotel’ with logo and address on the back. This is the second … Continue reading

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The St Valentine’s Feast

Yellow A5 flyer, single-sided, stapled to the front of the Suncon ’91 Progress Report 3. Entire border of page is Victorian-style line-art, potentially clip art (no obvious signature). STAR WALKING Inc. – The Second Convention and SUNCON Proudly Present The … Continue reading

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SUNCON and MEDTREK IV presents the May Day Ball, Banquet and Dance

Stapled to the front of SunCon ’91’s Progress report 2 is a bright yellow A5 (one-sided) flyer: SUNCON and MEDTREK IV presents the May Day Ball, Banquet and Dance, on Saturday, May 5th, 1990 at the Royal Parade Motor Inn, … Continue reading

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Suncon Raffle #1 ticket

Ah, the ephemera that makes its way into our collection:           SUNCON RAFFLE #1   Number of tickets, 250   $5.00 EACH Prize; $1000 worth of Airfare to Brisbane. or a Video Recorder to the value … Continue reading

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Stocktaking and Inventory

We’ve been stocktaking here at ASFDAP. You’d think that would entail most of the people interacting with the physical objects; but in fact only half of us stooped so low, while the other half of us stayed in the more … Continue reading

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Skribe – September ’93 – The Zone 3 Experience and October ’93 – In Search of Quasar

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. Since Doug has been doing some writing on the current laser tag type games, we thought it would be nice to put up some articles he wrote on the topic in earlier times. The Zone 3 … Continue reading

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Confusion Video Subprogram meeting minutes

transcribed by Doug Burbidge. ALL CAPS and spelling errors faithfully reproduced. I have some minutes from Confusion, which later merged with Swancon 19. They’re rather good, so I’ll reproduce the first one that doesn’t contain WingDings. I think these are … Continue reading

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My Quasar Pack

by Doug Burbidge The laser tag industry started in 1985 with Photon. It came to Western Australia in about 1987 with Quasar, which was both the name of the gear and the name of the two Western Australian laser tag … Continue reading

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SwanCon Songs – The Billy Joel Hit Single of Swancon 18 (and Every Other Swancon in Existence)

This is the third SwanCon song that we have a record of. ¬†Alas at the moment I am unable to locate transcripts of “The Ballad of Swancon 8” or “The Calypso of Swancon 11” so if anyone has these somewhere … Continue reading

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On the Infinite Subdivisibility of Time

Written and transcribed by Doug Burbidge At the recent Genghiscon, Jay Stratton walked up and asked me, “Are you still the history project?” In place of a more detailed answer, I replied, “Yes.” And he handed over a bag of … Continue reading

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