Monthly Archives: July 2015

SwanCon 17 – Con book – “Imaginings: A preface”

being approximately page 5 of the Convention Book from SwanCon 17 “Festival of the Imagination”. Transcription: Anna Hepworth “And all I see as I look through these years Is ten thousand people with the same ideas” The Welcome Mat I … Continue reading

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Swancon 18 bid flyers

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge I have two bid flyers here for Swancon 18. One is black photocopy on white A5 paper, all hand-drawn art, signed “Craig Hilton ’90”. At the top left a kangaroo with goggles on forehead, wearing scarf … Continue reading

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Snippets from swancon seventeen – november report

So 24 pages of the usual and not so usual “stuff” that can be found in a progress report. Here are some of them. Page 4: [T]he Anime Matsuri programme is looking great, with over 24 hours of fully subtitled … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 Progress Report January 1992 — Things We Don’t Do Anymore

Transcription and commentary by Doug Burbidge. I was leafing through the last progress report before SwanCon 17, and noticed a few things that we don’t do anymore, which I thought were worth memorializing. Page 3 says: For the true movie … Continue reading

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A Blast From The Past – Wrapping up Swancon 16 – Page 1

Page 2 of this was published nearly a year ago and was the summary of the incomings and outgoings of the convention finances. So now we are getting around to publishing the first page which was a summary of the … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 poster

I see that 17 are one of the cons that choose to bicapitalize SwanCon. An A3 poster, photocopied or laser-printed on white paper, single-sided. At the right hand side is an Escheresque drawing of a robot hand holding a reflective … Continue reading

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Aussiecon 4, Voice of the Echidna, Issue 9 – Sunday Afternoon (synopsis)

A wonderful drawing of an upright Echidna in full exclamation adorns the middle of the front page. Then the eye is caught by the “Tonight’s Hospitality Events” box telling of the events running from 2100 to 0100 in the Crown … Continue reading

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swancon seventeen – november report

24 pages, A5, made from A4 folded in half and staple-stitched. Yes, the above text really is all lower case on the front cover of the progress report. It also says THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION in small all-caps in … Continue reading

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SwanCon 16, PR3: They Game from Outer Space

Page 6 of the SwanCon 16 progress report 3, undated, but probably mailed some time in 1990. This article gives an interesting perspective on the way that the gaming stream Used To Be. They Game From Outer Space As the … Continue reading

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