Category Archives: Con books

SwanCon 21 – Souvenir book page 63. The Rationalist’s One-Stop Guide to Sc-fi/Action/Horror Movie Traits

This is Robyn’s work and therefore I have not transcribed it in full, just the introductory sentence and headings. The full text is well worth writing up if we ever seek and get permission to print it. Chris Creagh Robin … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – Souvenir Book – Jack Dann

This is a Guest bio for Jack Dann in the souvenir book, page 37 for Swancon 21, Festival of the Imagination 1996. It is followed on the next page by an appreciation by Joe Haldeman which we will not reproduce. … Continue reading

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Swancon 17 Souvenir Book: Anime Matsuri

Here is page 38 and part of 39 of the Festival of the Imagination 1992 souvenir book. Swancon 17 Souvenir Book: Anime Matsuri All of page 38 and the top and bottom of page 39 contain cute frames from Totoro. … Continue reading

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Swancon 16 – Souvenir Book – Cindy Clarkson

This is on the page after the Barbara Hambly Bio. There is a fair amount of background imagery obscuring the text, but I will try to transcribe the text and typos to the best of my ability. Cindy Clarkson There … Continue reading

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Swancon 16 – Souvenir book – Barbara Hambly

A two page bio and bibliography of the Swancon 16 GoH. As per our semi-policy we’ll put things in CAPS as bold. Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly was born in the Naval Hospital of San Diego, California, on the 28th of … Continue reading

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SwanCon 16 – Souvenir book – The Player Characters

Two pages of the Swancon 16 souvenir book are devoted to characterising ‘The Player Characters’, a.k.a. the ConCom. In keeping with our unofficial transcription policy, ALL CAPS have been replaced with bold Greg Turkich Position: Chairman and Social Programmer Character … Continue reading

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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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