by Anna Hepworth Given that it is over 12 years since Aussiecon 3, it should have been no surprise that there is no longer an Aussiecon 3 website to be found. It was a little surprising to find a wikipedia reference (in the article for Edward E. Kramer) with the last accessed date of 2011-02-21,… Continue reading Aussiecon 3 web presence 2012
by Anna Hepworth The Rhizome Factor, edited and published by Cathy Cupitt, was a Western Australian fanzine of the late 1990s/early 2000s. One volume, comprising six issues, was released between February 1998 and April 2001. Although these were marked as Volume 1, with the implication that further volumes would be forthcoming, no further volumes were… Continue reading Australia Fanzines: Rhizome Factor
by Chris & Elaine Would you like to read Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)? Original text and non-dusty? Then toddle off to the Project Gutenberg Australia site. If you can’t find what you want there then try the American Project Gutenberg Why two different sites I hear you say, because the copyright laws are/were different in… Continue reading Free e-Books?
by Chris Creagh This interesting little item was found with WASFA papers in the basement of the Murdoch Library. Do we keep it? What does it mean? The second image was obtained by photocopying the base of the stamp and flipping the image. We guess the stamp is associated with the original Aussiecon/Worldcon bid but… Continue reading Strange Stamp
Post by Doug Burbidge Swancon 32, in 2007. (There’s a page behind that link and all.) This badge is landscape mode, which I like — it leaves lots of room for the member’s name. “Chris” and “Creagh” are quite short names, but longer names like “Christopher” and “Bateman-Graham” would have used quite a lot of… Continue reading Swancon 32 badge
by Chris Creagh Grant Stone, inaugural recipient of a Silver Swan, embodies SF in WA. He was there at the first SwanCon and is the Patron Saint of GenghisCon. Here he is giving his traditional “Morning Tea with Grant Stone” session at GenghisCon 2011. It usually starts with lashings of scones and jam and cream… Continue reading Grant Stone