Monthly Archives: September 2014

Borderlands: The world within – Convention Manifesto (2000)

Transcribed by Anna Hepworth. Borderlands: The World Within ran in 2001, and was the first of three thematic small regional cons run by Grant Watson, Simon Oxwell, and ASFDAP editor and contributor Anna Hepworth. Prior to the convention, a four … Continue reading

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Talks – The Summaries [Conviction (Syncon 88) Con book]

transcribed by Anna Hepworth Things to see and do in the dark A popular talk by David Malin of the Anglo-Australian Observatory Before the glow of the electric light and the airborne pollution of the 20th century conspired to hide … Continue reading

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Bizarre 5 – Convention Review: Starwalking

Bizarre was “the magazine of the 29th Australian Science Fiction Convention, Danse Macabre.” Here’s a piece from page 3 of Bizarre 5. Convention Review: Starwalking September 8-10 1989 at the Melbourne Town House Report by Karen Pender I must admit … Continue reading

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Bruce Gillespie on Bruce Gillespie

Aussiecon 3 PR1 page 6 – selections and [paraphrases] [He was born, had parents, went to school, and bought his first copy of Australian Science Fiction Review in 1966.] Began publishing SF Commentary at the beginning of 1969. The first … Continue reading

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Aussiecon 4, Voice of the Echidna, Issue 3 – Friday Afternoon (synopsis)

Transcribed by Elaine Walker The Voice of the Echidna was the daily (sometimes twice daily) newsletter of Aussiecon 4. I appear to have obtained or at least retained the first three issues, of which this is the third. I am … Continue reading

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Aussiecon 4, Voice of the Echidna, Issue 2 – Friday Morning (synopsis)

Transcribed by Elaine Walker The Voice of the Echidna was the daily (sometimes twice daily) newsletter of Aussiecon 4. I appear to have obtained or at least retained the first three issues, of which this is the second. I am … Continue reading

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The Real History of Science Fiction

On SBS Mondays, 4 part series 8th 15th 22nd 29th September 2014 8:35pm WA time IMDB says The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of … Continue reading

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Aussiecon 3, 57th World Science Fiction Convention, Progress Report #1 August 1997

Aussiecon 3 Thursday 2 September through Monday 6 September 1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne, Australia transcribed by Chris Creagh The booklet has 32 pages including the front and back covers which are part of the numbering system. A brief outline … Continue reading

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