Borderlands – The World Within – Programme Booklet

Summarised by Elaine Walker. I am going to summarise the programme for the convention giving an indication of what day, and who was involved and the title. I am going to also include the room they were in. SG1 stands for St George One; SG2 for St George 2; SSR for Spring St Room (which I believe was also the lobby/fan lounge) and SGG for St George Grand (which I think was SG1 and SG2 combined)

Saturday

9:30am

Introduction to A.I. – Presentation by David Cake (SG1)
Fearful Reflections: SF Cinema in the 1990s – Presentation by Sarah Locksley (SG2)

10:30am

Dreams in Literature – Panel by Lily Chrywenstrom and Tess Williams (SG1)
The Third Phase: Toward a New Performance – Presentation by Grant Watson (SG2)

11:30am

Monster Movies and Modern Technophobia – Panel by Chris Lawson, Robin Pen and Tess Williams (SG1)
Liminality – Presentation by Gina Goddard (SG2)

1:30pm

Memetic Engineering – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne (SG1)
Eyeballing the Simulacra – Presentation by Cathy Cupitt (SG2)

2:30pm

A Boy’s Life: A Steven Spielberg Retrospective – Presentatin by Grant Watson (SG1)
Conan Doyle and the New Spiritualism – Presentation by Damian Magee (SG2)

3:30pm

A History of Adventure Games – Panel by Craig Stephenson, John Parker and Jeremy G. Byrne (SG2)

4:30pm

Fables and Reflections Launch – Launch (SSR) – This was the launch of the debut issue of Fables and Reflections.
Breeding for the Future – Presentation by Anna Hepworth (SG1)

5:30pm

Guest of Honour Speech: Chris Lawson’s Awful Facts (SGG)

Sunday

9:30am

The High Frontier: Colonialism Without Guilt – Panel by Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby (SG1)
Twins in SF and Fantasy – Panel by Sue Isle Kathleen Ager, Rachel Turner and Ruth Turner (SG2)

10:30am

Films to Watch For in 2002 – Panel by David Gunn, Simon Oxwell and Scot Snow (SG1)
The Future of Medicine – Panel by Chris Lawson and Karen McKenna (SG2)

11:30am

Evil Characters – Panel by Stephen Dedman, Sue Isle and Juliet Marrillier (SG1)
How We Learned to Hate Space – Panel by Ian Nichols and Dave Luckett (SG2)

1:30pm

Questions and Answers With the Guests – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne, Chris Lawson and Tess Williams (SGG)

2:30pm

Monsters Among Us – Presentation by David Cake (SG1) – Comes with content warning.
Space Opera: The Nostalgic Past – Panel by Cathy Cupitt and David Yeates (SG2)

3:30pm

Making Monsters – Panel by David Cake, Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby (SG1) – (companion piece to Monsters Among Us)
Girls Writing Boy’s Stuff in a Girlie Kind of Way and Other Gender Adventures in SF – Panel by Tess Williams and Helen Merrick (SG2)

4:30pm

A History of A.I. in SF – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne, David Cake and Stuart Campbell (SG1)
Is Hollywood a Lost Cause? – Panel by Simon Oxwell, Sarah Locksley and Grant Watson (SG2)

5:30pm

Guest of Honour Speech: Tess Williams – Presentation by Tess Williams (SGG)

Other Stuff

Fan Lounge

(Various, SSR)
A nice little place to hang out and talk about things and catch up with other people. Check out the d├ęcor!

Readings

(Various, SSR)
There will be some people who will be bringing stories to read aloud to everyone. Are you one of them? See the Registration Desk for more details.

Bring-A-Book-For-DUFF

(Cathy Cupitt, SSR, Sunday)
Silent auction fundraiser for the Down Under Fan Fund. Please bring a book (or books) to donate to this worthy cause. More details at the Registration Desk.

Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine Pre-Launch Launch

(Various, SSR, Sunday, 2:30pm)
Come and find out about the latest effort in Australian Science Fiction Publishing.

There was a timetable on the penultimate page, and the back had an advert for the next Borderlands: That Which Scares Us (November 2002)

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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