Swancon 14 – Progress report 2 – Convention news and information (part 2 of 3)

being a sequence of small news articles, covering page 3 of the second official progress report for Swancon 14. As ever, typos faithlessly reproduced


Swancon Port.

We will once again be offering bottles of Swancon Commemorative Port. Bottled by Gallifrey Wines of Western Australia and featuring a distinctive “Tin Duck” label, these were very popular at Swancon 11 (the last WA NatCon).
You can reserve your bottle(s) by writing to the convention address, the price is yet to be determined.

And Then There Were Two…

Most recent highlight of Perth fannish activity were the nuptial celebrations of convention chairthingy, Cindy Evans, and Matthew Clarkson on Saturday, November 5th. Those of us lucky enough to attend the celebrations can tell you that we honestly haven’t seen the two of them look happier. They couldn’t stop smiling (or drinking champagne). The best wishes of all of Perth fandom (and much of Australian fandom) go with Cindy and Matthew. This is the first in a spate of approaching committee marriages. What some people will do to get a week off working on the con…

Wanted: More Art. More Programme Items

Thank you to those who have written suggesting programme items. We are always open to suggestions – so don’t stop writing! Thank you also to Lewis Morley, Robert Phillips and Guy Blackman for providing the artwork for this issue. All we need now is artwork for the remaining PRs and the Programme Book !

[here on the page, there is a small black portrait orientated rectangle with a white drawing, reminiscent of chalk on blackboard drawings. At the top, a stereotypical flying saucer, at the bottom right a humanoid figure with antennae, looking up at the saucer, and at the bottom left the words “oh no an alien!!” ]

Conspire ’89

The 1989 SF and Fantasy Media convention will be held in Canberra at the Metro Inn Canberra Rex Hotel between March 17 and 19 1989. Attending membership is $50 until January 1989 and $60 until March 1989, supporting membership is $10. The theme is Mystery, the official charity Foundation 41.
Fan guest of honour is Robert Jan, Pro GoH is yet to be announced.
Convention address: GPO Box 2080 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia.


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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