Monthly Archives: May 2016

“What is Anime” (SwanCon Twenty3 Con Book)

The SwanCon Twenty3 program/souvenir book came in multiple A5 saddle stapled sections. Part 5 was the “Anime Programme”. The first three pages are a summary of the genre (uncredited; Grant Watson, while a likely suspect, does not remember writing it). … Continue reading

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A random excerpt from Swancon 23 Progress Report 4

For all those who enjoyed the Danny and Robin show, and for those who missed out on all the fun the first time around, it’s on again! Yes, they’re back. This time however, there will be a forty five minute … Continue reading

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Swancon Twenty3 Progress Report Five

Each progress report had a snippet of conspiricy reflecting the overarching theme of the convention. So this progress report’s short story is… TWENTY3: MORTUARY REPORT Wolff read the name on the top of the report impassively, running his fingertips over … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 Souvenir Book – Neil Gaiman

Being page 6 of the SwanCon 21, Festival of the Imagination souvenir book. Typos and interesting punctuation faithfully replicated. Neil Gaiman, creator/writer of the monthly cult DC comics horror-weird series, Sandman, is one of the top writers in modern comics. … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 Souvenir Book – Welcome to the Festival

Being page 5 of the SwanCon 21, Festival of the Imagination souvenir book. Welcome to the Festival of the Imagination 1996, the joint Australian Science Fiction Convention and Australian Science Fiction Media Convention. This convention is worth making a fuss … Continue reading

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Twenty3: The Charge – Swancon 23 Progress Report 3

Transcribed by Elaine Walker – the actual author of the work not given. Fiction snippet on conspiracy theme. Cailean bit his lip in anticipation. From behind him the artillery levelled their weapons to their enemy. The air shattered with thunderclaps … Continue reading

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Swancon Twenty3 – Wrap Up Report – Extracts

A3 sheet folded down so that each ‘page’ was effectively an A5 page, or on the inside possibly two A4 landscape pages. It was a very forgiving format. All spelling errors faithfully reproduced. Transcribed by Elaine Walker The ‘front’ cover … Continue reading

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SwanCon 21 – Souvenir book – summary

The SwanCon 21–Festival of the Imagination souvenir book is an understated ~A4 perfect bound book with black cover and dark grey stripe down the middle of the front cover. A lighter grey copy of the somewhat mosquito-esque logo is towards … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter

Here’s the (presumably final) progress report for Festival of the Imagination 1996. It’s two yellow A4 sheets folded to A5 and staple-stitched. It starts, unsurprisingly, with a front cover: FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION 1996Australia’s National Science Fiction Literature Conference and … Continue reading

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