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Swancon 17: Urban Alchemist?: Nick Stathopoulos

Herein a transcription of page 10 of the Festival of the Imagination 1992 souvenir book. Urban Alchemist? Nick Stathopoulos To look at his working environment, one could be excused for thinking Nick gets paid to make mess. Surrounded by tins … Continue reading

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SwanCon 16 – Souvenir book – Chairman’s Report

From the Chair of SwanCon 16, Greg Turkich, comes an effusive welcome to yet another con. Well, it’s finally arrived. After a year of planning we are proud to present Swancon 16, the latest in the long line of Swancons. … Continue reading

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Swancon 17: Waiting for the Cappuccino Muse: Terry Dowling

Here’s page 7 of the Festival of the Imagination 1992 souvenir book. Waiting for the Cappuccino Muse Terry Dowling Born in Sydney in 1947, Terry Dowling is the only writer to have won eight [count ’em folks, eight!] Australian Science … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV: More lies about swans and iron

Page 31 of the SwanCon XV Program Book has the running head of ‘Don’t worry, Get Stuffed is not eligible’. Partway down the page on the right is a line drawing of a bipedal figure in what can best be … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV: The Dark Future and RPGs

Pages 29 and 30 of the SwanCon XV Program book contains an article by Lev Lafayette (as Anthony Anderson). Running head on page 29 is “Personally, Nothing Tops Metamorphosis Alpha”. In a fairly similar development to that of literature, a … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV Program Book – Pages 8-9 – The XV Committee: A Field Guide

Transcribed by Elaine Walker who has endeavoured to maintain all typographical errors and bad latin. WHAT THE WILD THINGS ARE DON GRIFFITHS, CO-ORDINATOR (Lecturous tenurious) Easily identified by his devilish looking glasses, his habit of lapsing into cyberspace without notice, … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV Program Book – Page 7 POLICY STATE

Transcribed by Chris Creagh, all typos carefully reproduced. MEMORISE THIS PAGE, THEN EAT IT AUCTION: If you want to sell anything at the Auction, get it to the Registration Desk and complete the appropriate form provided, by Saturday at 3:00PM. … Continue reading

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Grant: What do you do at Murdoch?

From the SwanCon XV program book, page 16. Transcribed by Doug. The page-top header says “WHAT HE DOES ON ODD THE OCCASION WHEN HE’S NOT ON A PANEL”. (Yes, it really says “ODD THE”.) GRANT: What do you do at … Continue reading

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A Timely Look At Grant Stone

From the SwanCon XV program book, page 16. Transcribed by Doug. The page-top header says “THE MAN WHO’S ON EVERYONE’S PANEL (THANKFULLY)”. A TIMELY LOOK AT GRANT STONE By Stephen Dedman The actual evidence for Grant Stone being an explorer/anthropologist … Continue reading

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Crystal Balls and Other Unlikely Prosthetics IV

Being a transcription from page 5 of the SwanCon XV Program Book. Transcribed by Doug THE EPIC SERIES CONCLUDES Crystal Balls and Other Unlikely Prosthetics IV: (Time to Murder and Create) by Stephen Dedman One of the nicest things you … Continue reading

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