SwanCon 2000 souvenir book

Anna has turned up some new boxes of stuff, so some of us are sorting, winnowing, and filing; and some of us are transcribing. Here’s a rather nice-looking SwanCon 2000 souvenir book, 70pp, approx 20cm x 20cm pages, perfect-bound with a yellow cover with Shaun Tan art: a Shaun-Tan-esque tram all covered in rivets and tubes and advertising signs, with a large placard drawn above: “TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WERE PROMISED YESTERDAY.

Page 1 declares:

AS THE PRESS POUR FORTH
PROFUSION, THE LITERARY
MULTITUDE EAGERLY RECEIVE
ITS LAVISH OFFERINGS…

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The contents page says:

Convenor’s Welcome         Candice Schilder
Introduction         The Editors (the byline on the article itself goes into more detail: Anna Hepworth, John Parker, Grant Watson)
Millennial Hype, Millennial Hope         Damien Broderick
Ghost of a Day         Sean Williams
Bellwether Excerpt         Connie Willis
Millennium Hype         Robin Hobb
Cookie Boy         Paul Kidd
Night Voyager         Paul Collins
Way Down Upon the Swanee…         Grant Stone
Incident on Woolfe Street         Janeen Webb
Golden Age? Who, Us?         Dave Luckett
Thanking the Wizard         Grant Watson
My New Really Epic Fantasy Series         Garth Nix
Untitled                 Ian Nichols
A Gift of Eagles         Jack Dann
Mitch                 Danny Heap
Terry Dowling & Blackwater Days         Terry Dowling
Charles N. Brown – A Hard Life         Marianne S. Jablon
Down These Mean Streets a Pig Must Go         Peter Nicholls
Accidentally in Transit         Cathy Cupitt
Fairytale Quartet         Tess Williams
Sojourner         Stephen Dedman
The Map Table         Meredith Costain
Coelacanth Soup         Robin Pen
Bios

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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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