SwanCon 3 – Ephemera

by Anna Hepworth

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An eyecatching SwanCon 3 advert, in very 'retro' black and white!

The SwanCon history ‘box’ (which at present comprises a teetering mound of paperwork in my lounge and a stack of box files occupying a shelf or more in another room) has one tiny manila envelope of SwanCon 3 ephemera, containing a whopping three (yes, count them, still only three) items. The smallest is reproduced above, and the other two can be seen if you look at the flickr tag for ‘swancon3‘, which at this point has only the three adverts, scanned in either colour (to show the yellowing of the paper) or black and white.

Text of the adverts is as follows (although I’ve changed the ‘all caps’ to standard capitalisation, to save my sanity. Dodgy spacing and punctuation has been retained):

1. Science Fiction!

How can I get to SwanCon 3?

W.A.’s Third SF Convention will be held on the weekend of July 21st-23rd. If you are into SF or Fantasy SwanCon III will blow your mind! Items on the program include; Are fans mad?, SF special-effects, SF art now and then, D&D – games, films & more.

Prove to your self [sic] that you aren’t the only SF fan in W.A. Come along to SwanCon III and meet other fans discuss books, authors, art, fandom buy and/or sell books at our auction, test your SF knowledge in our quiz, contribute to a SF zine

All it takes is $7.50 and you are a registered member of SwanCon III (This offer applies to June 30th, suporting [sic] membership $5.00) Bookings can be made by writing to [address elided] or phone XXXXXXX Bob Ogden.

Phone XXX-XXXX!

Ask for BOB.

2. SwanCon 3 can be Hobbit forming

If you are into Fantasy or SF you will be into SwanCon III

For further information ring XXX-XXXX and ask for Bob

SwanCon III July 21st – 23rd

$7.50 membership (till June 30th)

Ph XXX XXXX

Bob.

3. What! You aren’t going to ~ SwanCon 3?

SwanCon III

W.A.’s third SF Convention will be held on the weekend of July 21st – 23rd. If you are into SF or Fantasy SwanCon III will blow your mind! Items on the program include; Are fans mad?,  SF special-effects, SF art now and then, D & D- games, films and much more.

Prove to your self that you aren’t the only SF fan in W.A. Come along to SwanCon III and meet other fans , discuss books , authors, art , fandom , buy and/or sell books at our auction , test your SF knowledge in our quiz , contribute to a SF ‘zine.

All it takes is $7.50 and you are a registered member of SwanCon III ( this offer applies until June 30th, suporting [sic] membership- $5.00 ) Bookings can be made by writing to [address elided] or Ph XXX XXXX Enquiries to Bob Ogden

ph XXX-XXX

Ask for Bob

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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