Monthly Archives: October 2015

SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 1)

An A5, 8 page booklet, stapled together. The following covers page 1, and the very top of page 2. Transcription: Anna Hepworth The “Perth In ’80 Bid Committee; A History. At the end of WAYCON ’79 there was a small … Continue reading

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Swancon 5 Progress Report No. 3

blogged by Doug Burbidge Here’s digging back through our archive — a progress report from Swancon 5, dated “June 80”. It’s rather letter-paper-shaped: a bit shorter and a bit wider than A4. 14 pages, made of whatever double letter paper … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars’ Fraternity by Mark Skulley

Transcribed by Chris Creagh This is a newspaper clipping from The West Australian Friday August 15, 1980. Have you ever wanted to own a facsimile script of “The City on the Edge of Forever” an early “Star Trek” episode? If … Continue reading

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Beer Coaster

I guess this SwanCon (36) was thirsty six work!

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Swancon 18 – miscellanea

by Doug Burbidge I’ve got various pieces of paper here from Swancon 18. Let’s see: there’s an A4 quiz night flyer. 7pm, August 7, $7 per head, tables of… 6. Broke their run of sevens, there. And another thing, which … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – “Ditmars, the care and feeding of”

being page 2 (inside front cover) of ‘Progress Report the Last (March 1993)’ for SwanCon 18. SF fandom is fond of silly traditions, tradition being defined as any event that has happened twice. Some of them have no known origin, … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – Progress Report the last

Dated ‘March 1993’, the final progress report for SwanCon 18 is 2 double sided A4 pages, folded to make an 8 page A5 booklet; black on white; approximately 80 gsm bond – you know, the standard we know and expect … Continue reading

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