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Battye collection

The Battye Library (the State Library of WA) likes to collect periodical publications from organisations like ours, and in various years we’ve conscientiously given them copies of our program book, souvenir book, progress reports, etc. And in various other years … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 PR3

a just-the-good-bits transcription by Chris Creagh The Most Wanted List (Convention Committee) Cindy Clarkson – “Her hard work and capacity for doing all the things that everybody else forgets about will make her either a very successful convention organiser or … Continue reading

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Swancon icks (9) Progress Report The Last — Harrison Blurb

Transcribed by: Elaine Walker From Progress Report The Last – Page 7 – an untitled (and uncredited) page, identified from the Table of Contents as being “Harrison Blurb” Harry Harrison was born in Stamford, Connecticut, grew up in New York … Continue reading

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Swancon icks (9) Progress Report The Last — Programme

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge   Yea! Yippee! Let joy be unconfined! Praise de Lord! WE’VE GOT A PROGRAMME! Now, kiddywinkles, you’re not going to get the utter and absolute final number of this programme here and now; like, I’m not going … Continue reading

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Swancon Icks (9) Progress Report The Last – Chairthing Speaks

Transcribed by Elaine Walker CHAIRTHING SPEAKS There is a certain horrible inevitability about the financial progress of Conventions. At the start, there is a nest-egg from the last Con, and the Con committee spends its time thinking up grandiose schemes … Continue reading

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Swancon Icks (9) – Progress Report The Last – Contents

transcribed by Doug Burbidge Being a transcription (with commentary) of page three of the last progress report for SwanCon Icks. CONTENTS Page  1.  Chairthing’s Things. Page  3.  Programme. Page  7.  Harrison Blurb. Page  8.  Membership List. Page 10.  Tin Duck … Continue reading

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Contents of Random Stack

by Chris Creagh This is an acknowledgement of existence. A small insignificant box lurked in the corner of the library. “This doesn’t seem to be important, not part of a collection”, the librarian. “You can take it home if you … Continue reading

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Fanzines 1983

by Chris Creagh I have in my hot little hand a fanzine edited and published by Seth Lockwood in 1983 called “Give Dog Boiled Yak”, number 2 July. It looks like it was written on a flying hammer typewriter and … Continue reading

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The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet is a more or less monthly newsletter that is focused on Australian Science Fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres. It was started in 1994 by Marc Ortlieb who published it monthly up until 2001 (archives … Continue reading

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MARS: The Early Years

Post by Elaine Walker There have been a number of SF based clubs in Western Australia over the years. Most of the Universities in Western Australia have, or have at some point had one. UWA has UniSFA, Curtin had the … Continue reading

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