SwanCon Twenty3: An Assortment

There is a surprising amount of gumph in the SwanCon 23 (or ‘Twenty3’) folder. There are six progress reports, although there should be at least seven – the numbers run 2 through 6, with a wrap up report [ah. nostalgia. There was a time, young whipper-snappers, where one of the inter-con tastes of fandom came through the mail, telling you about the con you had just attended/missed]. We would love to have a copy of the first one, if anyone has one lying around.

For those actually at the con, there was not one con book, but five:

  1. Readme.txt
  2. Guests
  3. Live Programme
  4. Video Programme
  5. Anime Programme

And assorted other items – Tin Duck nomination and voting forms (see here for the nominees and winners); an auction summary sheet with attached lot slips; an A5 advertising flyer for “Quiz Night: The sequel”; an A4, black and white advertising poster (there are probably A3 versions in That File Under The Bed); a hand written list of Tin Duck categories with associated names, possible the names of those who presented the awards?; and an initial post-con financial report with oddly finicky details.

There should also be a copy of the associated fundraising book, “Twenty3: A Miscellany”;  it will have to be added later. This book was produced in lieu of a con book. 

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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