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SwanCon 17 – Souvenir book – Imaginings: A Preface

page 3 of the beautiful SwanCon 17 Souvenir Book is titled ‘Imaginings: A Preface’, written by Jeremy G Byrne, Programme Book Co-Editor. It starts with an epigraph attributed to ‘The Welcome Mat’: “And all I see as I look through … Continue reading

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Swancon 17 January 1992 PR page 15

This page features “Masquerades and Banquets”, “Things to Bring”, “Eats” and “Volunteers Wanted!”. Let’s see how far we get…   Masquerades and Banquets   The Masquerade this year will be, as we’ve said in previous PRs, somewhat different from previous … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII – Programme book: A summary

A quick and dirty summary by Anna Hepworth The Programme book for Swancon XIII is a 18 page (including covers) A4 stapled booklet, printed black on standard bond paper. The front cover is a statement in minimalist design. The con … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – December 1995 Newsletter – Page 7 – Video Programme

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. If I find any typos I will do my best to reproduce them. Video Programme The bleary-eyed video manager staggers out of the darkened room, into a world of light and colour. Its taken six months, … Continue reading

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swancon seventeen – november report

24 pages, A5, made from A4 folded in half and staple-stitched. Yes, the above text really is all lower case on the front cover of the progress report. It also says THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION in small all-caps in … Continue reading

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SwanCon 95 – Progress report July 1994 – The Introductory Bit

The SwanCon 95 Progress Report, July 1994 edition, is an 16 page (numbered in hexadecimal) A5 booklet. Page 3 is ‘The Introductory Bit’. Transcription is by Anna Hepworth, and as ever typoes are faithfully reproduced. Note that SwanCon 95 was … Continue reading

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Bizarre 5 – Convention Review: Starwalking

Bizarre was “the magazine of the 29th Australian Science Fiction Convention, Danse Macabre.” Here’s a piece from page 3 of Bizarre 5. Convention Review: Starwalking September 8-10 1989 at the Melbourne Town House Report by Karen Pender I must admit … 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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SwanCon 18 – Progress Report (Minus) One

This is a single a4 sheet, double sided. Front page includes an image of a Robo-cop inspired costumed duck/swan/waterfowl. Transcription by Anna Hepworth SwanCon 18 Progress Report (Minus) One September, 1990 This is the first Progress Report for SwanCon 18, … Continue reading

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Trekcon III – 1987, introductory post

In our collection of varied and wondrous items from fannish events across the country can be found the TrekCon III “Cadets Orientation Manual”. This is a 46 page plus heavy card cover staple’n’tape bound A4 book. The first two (unnumbered) … Continue reading

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