Tag Archives: SwanCon related ephemera

SwanCon 21 – Souvenir book – summary

The SwanCon 21–Festival of the Imagination souvenir book is an understated ~A4 perfect bound book with black cover and dark grey stripe down the middle of the front cover. A lighter grey copy of the somewhat mosquito-esque logo is towards … Continue reading

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1993 Swancon Newspaper Clipping – part 1

Digested by Chris Creagh “Swathed in overcoat and scarf against the minus 12C cold outside, the latest wizard of the fantasy novel sat snowed in at home and carried on writing on a battery-powered laptop computer.” With an Easter trip … Continue reading

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SF Convention Register postcard for ConFusion

OK, this is interesting. It’s a postcard-sized object, but on lighter card stock, and is typed upon in fairly small type (approx 9-point). It’s got lots of ASCII typesetting with lines consisting of dashes, slashes, etc. ASCII typesetting not faithfully … Continue reading

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Steveg Reminiscing About SwanCon 1

by Chris Creagh At GenghisCon 2014 we had a display of past SwanCon and GenghisCon t-shirts. This got people musing about past conventions and I was lucky enough to record, with permission, Steveg talking remembering the first few SwanCons. The … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 poster

I see that 17 are one of the cons that choose to bicapitalize SwanCon. An A3 poster, photocopied or laser-printed on white paper, single-sided. At the right hand side is an Escheresque drawing of a robot hand holding a reflective … Continue reading

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Swancon XII – Programme Book – Art

Transcribed by Chris Creagh Convention theme – Breakthroughs Airway Hotel 27th Feb – 2nd March 1987 The front cover art is a sketch, possibly by Karl Allen, of a man thrown backwards through a plate glass window. Continuing through the … Continue reading

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On Study Leave

We are studying the shambling pile / teetering mound of SF history ‘resources’. Admittedly it looks a lot better than it did a few weeks ago. Things are now organised into con piles, fanzines, t-shirt boxes, other cons, spares, newsletters, … Continue reading

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Report on Waycon ’79 – PART TWO: THE CON – Monday

Transcribed by Elaine Walker – As usual, all typos faithfully transcribed Continued from Report on Waycon ’79 – PART TWO: THE CON – Sunday MONDAY. Arrived late. Saw the end of ‘Duel’, the first of the two films held over … 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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SwanCon Songs – The Billy Joel Hit Single of Swancon 18 (and Every Other Swancon in Existence)

This is the third SwanCon song that we have a record of.  Alas at the moment I am unable to locate transcripts of “The Ballad of Swancon 8” or “The Calypso of Swancon 11” so if anyone has these somewhere … Continue reading

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