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Conviction – SynCon 88 – Programme Book – Carey Handfield (FGoH)

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, attempting to preserve any typos and all citations [pp 11-13] Carey Handfield In the revisionist history of Australian science fiction fandom, it has become customary to canonise Fan Guest of Honour, Carey Handfield. His achievements have … Continue reading

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THE DAILY SINGNUS: SynCon 92 – No 3 – 20th April 1992

Transcribed by Chris Creagh This issue of The Daily SinGnus was a single A4 page (single-sided), with a second (double-sided) page containing the Ditmar voting breakdown stapled to the back. At Last The End Is Near This is the final … Continue reading

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Conviction – SynCon 88 – Program Book: The Convenor’s Polemic

transcription by Anna Hepworth [p3] The Convenor’s Polemic When I finished SYNCON 83 I said I’d never work another Convention. This is it. The organisation of CONVICTION has been fairly easy. The Core Committee has worked well and it has … Continue reading

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SynCon 88 – Conviction – Program book: Jeanne Robinson

transcription by Anna Hepworth and Elaine Walker. Mix of American and Australian spellings as per original text. Jeanne Robinson In the panegyric which you have just read (did you know that if you sprinkle panegyric on cigarettes and smoke them, … Continue reading

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The Daily Sinews – SynCon 92 – Newsletter No. 2 Sunday 19 April 1992

Transcription of the second newsletter for SynCon 92 which was printed on fairly thick paper that appears to be from the hotel. The back has ‘The Shore Inn Hotel’ with logo and address on the back. This is the second … Continue reading

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Brushstrokes #4/5 – The Chairman Quacks

Brushstrokes – Syncon92 PR no 4/5, December 1992. Transcription by Anna Hepworth, faithlessly reproducing the typographic quirks of the original document. The Chairman Quacks…. Welcome to issue 4/5 of Brushstrokes the PR for Syncon 92 the ….. Hang I hear … Continue reading

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Brushstrokes #2 – on the Ditmars

‘Brush Strokes’ were the progress report/fanzines for Syncon 92. On pages 12-13 of the second of these, we find some evidence that certain conversations come around again in fandom: The Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards As mentioned in the first issue … Continue reading

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Brushstrokes #2 – Info and Welcome pages

transcribed by Anna Hepworth Brush Strokes SYNCON 92 Progress Report No 2 [Inside front cover/Page 2] SYNCON 92 The Australian National Convention Easter 1992: April 17 to 20 1992 THEME: THE ART OF SCIENCE FICTION VENUE: TO BE ANNOUNCED GUEST … Continue reading

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SynCon ’88 (Conviction), Non Progress Report 2 – “Programming at Night”

pages 5 & 6 of the SynCon ’88 “Non-Progress Report 2”. Page 5 has the night programming details, and the summary of the program, page 6 contains the program itself. Transcribed by Anna Hepworth. As ever, typos and peculiar turns … Continue reading

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Conviction – Syncon 88 – Convention Book – advertisement, page 40

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge, who is restraining the urge to comment further. THE Swancon for 9 4 (at right a picture of a black swan’s head signed Grant 88) Get a head start. Join the bid for Perth in ’94 … Continue reading

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