Monthly Archives: August 2013

SWANCON XI — Australian National Science Fiction Conventions

from p5 of the SWANCON XI souvenir / program book. Transcribed by Doug Burbidge 1952 1st Australian Science Fiction Convention Sydney 1953 2nd Australian Science Fiction Convention Sydney 1954 3rd Australian Science Fiction Convention Sydney 1955 4th Australian Science Fiction … Continue reading

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WASFA News #1 — 28 May 1977

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. One sheet of paper, single-sided. Typed, two columns, with horizontal rules between items. WASFA has a newly elected president: psychologist Sally underwood, our former president having to step down due to pressure of outside work. It … Continue reading

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aussiecon two progress report #1 – Membership Statistics by Region

43rd world science fiction convention transcribed by Chris Creagh MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS BY REGION Country Total Attending Supporting Australia: 83 22 61 • Victoria: 40 • New South Wales: 21 • South Australia: 9 • Western Australia: 8 • Queensland: 2 … Continue reading

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SwanCon XI – Con Book – The Chairman’s Piece

Being page 1 of the SwanCon XI Con Book. Transcription by Anna Hepworth. WELCOME everyone to another fun-filled SWANCON, thinly disguised as the 1986 Australian National Science Fiction Convention. After trial and tribulation we have finally got it all together. … Continue reading

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Melbourne for Americans

From aussiecon two progress report #2. Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. Melbourne for Americans AN IDIOSYNCRATIC GUIDE by Mark Linneman Outside of North America, Australia is the easiest country in which an American can feel at home. McDonald’s and Pizza Huts … Continue reading

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SwanCon XI – Con Book – Jack Herman Bio

being page 7 of the SwanCon XI con book. Transcribed by Anna Hepworth What can you say about the fan who has done everything? (An attempt to write and introduction to Jack Herman without mentioning his hats) By Marc Ortlieb, … Continue reading

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SwanCon XI – Con Book – The committee

being pages 2 – 4 of the SwanCon XI con book. Transcribed by Anna Hepworth Note that the photographs included in this article have not been reproduced here CHAIRMAN: ERIK “THE HALF” HARDING – son of the more famous Lee; … Continue reading

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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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1996 national awards nomination form(s)

summary by Anna Hepworth From the depths of our archives, we have extracted an A4 (yellow, ~80 gsm bond, double sided) sheet laid out as two side-by-side A5 pages, with voting forms and official information for the a) 1996 Australian … Continue reading

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