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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter

Here’s the (presumably final) progress report for Festival of the Imagination 1996. It’s two yellow A4 sheets folded to A5 and staple-stitched. It starts, unsurprisingly, with a front cover: FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION 1996Australia’s National Science Fiction Literature Conference and … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – March 1996 Newsletter

Transcribed and summarised by Elaine Walker. Sections of it may be blogged in more detail later. The newsletter is A4 pages folded into A5 size. The colour is mostly yellow except for some inserts in the middle. The front page … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – January 1996 Newsletter

Transcribed and summarised by Elaine Walker. Sections of it may be blogged in more detail later. The newsletter is A4 pages folded into A5 size. The colour is mostly buff except for some inserts in the middle. The front page … Continue reading

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The Ditmar Reporter – V1, #2 – December 1995

In all our our collections of Australian fannish ephemera, we appear to have a single issue of ‘The Ditmar Reporter’. Why this is issue 2 (of volume 1), and no issue 1 exists in the collection, one can only blame … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – July 1995 Newsletter

Transcribed and summarised by Elaine Walker The newsletter is A4 pages folded into A5 size. The colour is mostly buff except for some inserts in the middle. The front page has a drawing which appears to be by Shaun Tan, … Continue reading

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must see

Here’s another clipping from The West, on Friday March 29 1996 (grr…) under “must see”. Under a photo of Robocop, it says, in all italics, You don’t need to be rapt in RoboCop or dotty about Daleks — but it … Continue reading

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Light side to a dark writer

In our archive is a clipping from The West Australian, Wednesday April 3 1996. (This immediately makes me want to criticise The West for using stupid middle-endian date format, but this is a problem I will cope with on my … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 December 1995 Newsletter

Post by Doug Burbidge An A5 publication, made of A4 folded. Front cover sheet is blue; remainder of pages are buff. Front cover says Festival of The Imagination 1996 in small caps; and some art including the TARDIS, Judge Dredd, … Continue reading

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1996 national awards nomination form(s)

summary by Anna Hepworth From the depths of our archives, we have extracted an A4 (yellow, ~80 gsm bond, double sided) sheet laid out as two side-by-side A5 pages, with voting forms and official information for the a) 1996 Australian … Continue reading

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Things to know (at a glance)

Sometimes, the items in the archive show how things have changed. For instance, there is a lovely A4 (blue, text on one side, map on the other ~80 gsm) sheet, with the above title. Font is lovely and large, and … Continue reading

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