Stocktaking and Inventory

We’ve been stocktaking here at ASFDAP. You’d think that would entail most of the people interacting with the physical objects; but in fact only half of us stooped so low, while the other half of us stayed in the more ethereal realm of a Google doc. We started at the start; here’s our notes on what we have on the first fifteen Swancons. (If you have items for the first fifteen that are not on our list below, we’re interested in getting copies.)

WASFF archive listing

Box File 1 – Envelopes: SwanCons 1-15

Swancon 1 (none of these items have been scanned)
letter regarding formation of WASFA and the organisation of SwanCon 2 from Zygmunt Szymonek (Zig) – might be blogged under “WASFA box from July 1977” parts 1 thru 4.
program (1 page) – might be blogged under “WASFA box from July 1977” parts 1 thru 4.
WASFA news 1 & 2 (newsletter) – issue 1 is blogged under “WASFA News #1 — 28 May 1977” and “WASFA box from July 1977 Part 2”
Cygnetures 1 (12 page fanzine) – blogged under “SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures” – a series of 7 posts.
misc collection of pages – may be Cygnetures #2

Where is SwanCon 2?

Swancon 3 (1978) [none of these items have been scanned] – there’s one Swancon 3 blog entry, titled “SwanCon 3 – Ephemera”, which includes all three items listed below
<A5 advert (SwanCon 3 can be Hobbit forming) – blogged
A4 advert (How can I get to Swancon 3?) – blogged
A4 advert (What! You aren’t going to SwanCon 3?) – blogged

SwanCon 4 (WayCon 1979)
Personal report by Rob McGough (12 pages) – blogged under “Report on Waycon ’79” – a series of 7 posts.
progress report (unnumbered, undated, 8pp A5 booklet) – blogged under “SwanCon 4 – Progress report”
promotional poster (A4, “You will go!”) – blogged under “SwanCon 4 – Ephemera”
program (12 pp) – blogged under “SwanCon 4 (WayCon ’79) – Program” – a series of 4 posts.

Swancon 5 (1980, Australian National SF conventions)
SwanCon Bulletin – Progress Report 3 (June, 1980)
Program book

Swancon 6 (1981)
A5 page on accommodation details – blogged as “Swancon 6 – Ephemera (Accommodation Details)”
Program

SwanCon 7 (1982)
program book (18 pp, A4) – blogged under “SwanCon 7 – Program Book” – a series of 5 posts
at con daily newsheet ‘Squonk!’ (1 A4 page, Friday 29th January 1982) – blogged under “Swancon 7 – Squonk! (Friday)”
Tin Duck Voting form

Where is SwanCon 8?

SwanCon 9 (1984) [2 envelopes – where is #2?]
envelope 1/2
progress report 1 (May 1983) – blogged under “Swancon Icks (9) – PR1, Co-ordinator’s Bumpf.” – a series of 3 posts.
progress report ‘the last’ (undated, contains program) – blogged under “Swancon Icks (9) Progress Report The Last – Chairthing Speaks” – a series of 5 posts.
Programme

SwanCon 10 (Australia Day Long Weekend 1985)
Program – partly blogged under “Swancon 10 – Programme – Page 1 – Contents and Committee”
progress report #4 (one double sided page) – blogged under “SwanCon 10 – Progress report 4”
Silver Swan award voting form (one double sided page) – mentioned under “Swancon 10 – Ephemera”
DUFF voting form (one double sided page) [relocate to other folder?] – mentioned under “Swancon 10 – Ephemera”
SwanCon X auction instructions – mentioned under “Swancon 10 – Ephemera”
Aussiecon 2 information sheet (possibly a progress report?) [relocate to other folder?] – mentioned under “Swancon 10 – Ephemera”

SwanCon 11
Progress report 2
Programme book – blogged under “SwanCon XI – Con Book – Jack Herman Bio” – a series of 4 posts.

SwanCon 12 (1987) – nothing blogged
Progress report 3
short newsletter (‘just before the fact’)
Programme book

Swancon 13 (1988 – ‘The Black SwanCon’) – nothing blogged
Progress report 1 (December 1987)
Programme book

SwanCon 14 (1989)
Official progress report 1 (undated) [note that there were progress reports 1,2, and 3 prior to this]
Progress report 1 insert – GUFF 1988-89 platform and voting form
Official progress report 2 (possibly October 1988)
Official progress report 3 (possibly January 1989) – blogged under “Swancon 14 PR3”
Progress report 3 insert – membership list- mentioned under “SwanCon 14 Ephemera”
Progress report 3 insert – Ditmar nomination form
Progress report 3 insert – list of ditmar ‘89 eligible works – mentioned under “SwanCon 14 Ephemera”
Progress report 4 (approx. March 1989)
Progress report 4 insert – hotel booking form
progress report 4 insert – general booking form
progress report 4 insert – ditmar voting form
Program Book

SwanCon 15 (1990, Australia Day Long Weekend) [2 envelopes – where is #2?]
Envelope 1/2
Progress report 2 (sent to members) (October, 1989)
mini-report – the best of Progress report 2 (advertising item, sent to non-members)
Progress report 3 (January, 1990) – blogged under “SwanCon XV – Progress Report 3 – “Coordinated Blurb””
Program book (48 pages of thrilling romance and adventure…) – mentioned under “SwanCon XV – Ephemera”

About australian sf-history

ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.
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