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Fannish History Panel – Continuum 13 – 2017

by Elaine Walker I went to the panel on Fandom History at Continuum 13 (Triskaidekaphilia) in Melbourne in 2017. Originally it was meant to be a panel on Fandom: Where Did We Come From? Aussiecon 1975, but they had some … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – PR2 – Fandom in Perth

being a sequence of short summaries of fan activities, covering pages 7 and 8 of the second official progress report for Swancon 14. As ever, typos faithlessly reproduced; note that all contact details have been omitted, even if we think that they are defunct. … Continue reading

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aussiecon two progress report #1 – Membership Statistics by Region

43rd world science fiction convention transcribed by Chris Creagh MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS BY REGION Country Total Attending Supporting Australia: 83 22 61 • Victoria: 40 • New South Wales: 21 • South Australia: 9 • Western Australia: 8 • Queensland: 2 … Continue reading

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SwanCon 1 – Cygnetures – Man Hunt for the Toy Town Escapees

MAN HUNT FOR THE TOY TOWN ESCAPEES. Transcribed by Chris Creagh. All typographical errors faithfully preserved. The desert, lonely, lifeless and partched; But what’s that ahead? A town, a small town, bustling with life. Quick, I must rush, must get … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 (1993) Souvenir Book – The Best Bits

by Chris Creagh  The first page contains words from the Con Chair (Dave Luckett): For reasons that nobody can ever explain, words from the Con Chair have always been thought essential for the Program book of a SwanCon. I don’t … Continue reading

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They’re Commin Right For Us!: The “just another bug-hunt” game! Review?

by Chris Creagh This multiplayer board game was rediscovered in a box of SF ‘stuff’ housed in Murdoch University library. It is a Furrball Publication, copyright 1999 Paul Kidd with the concept being “One player controls a horde of bugs. … Continue reading

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Swancon 4 Program – The Great Con Job

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, all typos and punctuation faithfully reproduced. The Great Con Job – the triumphs and tribulations of organizing a con. A personal message from Your Humble Beanbagman. Bevan Casey, the worthy editor of this program book, told … Continue reading

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SwanCon 4 – Program – Cover and Welcome

Transcription by Elaine Walker – attempted to reproduce faithfully, misplaced commas and all Front Page WAYCON ’79 PROGRAM Welcome Waycon, waycon ra ra ra, well people, folks of the con, you have now arrived and no doubt you are wondering … Continue reading

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FGOHs of SwanCons past — Chris Creagh (2012)

This is the first of a planned series of posts about Fan Guests of Honour of SwanCons and other cons past. Here we focus on Dr Chris Creagh, FGOH in 2012. Chris’s first SwanCon was in 1999, along with her … Continue reading

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GenghisCon – A shortish summary

By Elaine Walker A summary of a summary really since a short version of the history of the convention is available in the 2011 GenghisCon Program, but I shall summarise some of the history, flesh out some other bits and … Continue reading

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