Swancon XIII – Programme Book – Barlowe’s Guide to the SWANCON committee

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge.

The table of contents claims that this article is on page 2, but it is on a right-hand page, with two pieces of paper before it. So I call shenanigans.

Barlowe’s Guide to the SWANCON Committee

MATTHEW CLARKSON: Coordinator
First Encountered: Swancon 10
Previous convictions: Treasurer, Swancon 12

Notes: Attends Swancon committee meetings for fun. Don’t let the mild-mannered exterior fool you: remove those glasses and he becomes The Famous Cindy Evan’s other half – plus property tax of course.

ANN GRIFFITHS: Treasurer
First Encountered: Swancon 8

Notes: The Backbone of the FM’s. If she looks hot and bothered, offer her a cup of frozen peas.

DON GRIFFITHS: Programme Coordinator
First Encountered: Swancon 3
Previous convictions: Fund-raiser and General Dogsbody Swancon 5. Has volunteered to Chair Swancon 15.

Notes: Technophile, Hard SF addict and computer nut: can’t order fish and chips without trying to count the kilobytes.

GREG TURKICH: Hotel Liaison
First Encountered: Swancon 6
Previous convictions: Chairman Swancon 7; Hotel Liaison Swancon 9,10,13,14 ad infinitum.

Notes: Don’t be put off by his muscles (he doesn’t take them to parties), his sadistic way with drumsticks, or his ability to sounds like your girlfriend’s father. He’s really a pussycat: he just growls like a Kzin!

STEPHEN DEDMAN: Publicity Officer
First Encountered: Swancon 2
Previous convictions: Film co-ordinator Swancon 6, 7; Secretary Swancon 8.

Notes: RPG adventure designer, ex-dinosaur salesman, ex-manager of an sf bookshop. Don’t get strung out by the way he looks – he hasn’t bitten anybody in months! Has a regrettable fetish for puns, but it beats whips and creams.

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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