Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aussiecon 4, Voice of the Echidna, Issue 1 – Thursday Afternoon (synopsis)

Transcribed by Elaine Walker The Voice of the Echidna was the daily (sometimes twice daily) newsletter of Aussiecon 4. I appear to have obtained or at least retained the first three issues, of which this is the first. I am … Continue reading

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Continuum Galaxies by Gaslight flyer

A double-sided A5 flyer. A numeral 5 in sun symbols bracketing the convention title indicates this is for Continuum 5. Continuum Galaxies by Gaslight Guests of Honour Chelsea Quinn Yarbro photos of both guests Narelle M. Harris 14th-16th August, 2009 … Continue reading

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Aussiecon 4, 68th Worldcon Flyer Melbourne September 2010

by Chris Creagh Flyer and memberships form – A4, landscape, double-sided. One side has the blurb for the Guests of Honour: Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaun Tan and Robin Johnson as well as a list of convention Highlights including the usual … Continue reading

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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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SwanCon 2000 souvenir book

Anna has turned up some new boxes of stuff, so some of us are sorting, winnowing, and filing; and some of us are transcribing. Here’s a rather nice-looking SwanCon 2000 souvenir book, 70pp, approx 20cm x 20cm pages, perfect-bound with … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Platypus Number 1, March 1998

Transcribed by Chris Creagh This bright yellow A3 sheet folded to A5 size, is the AussieCon Three, 57th World Science Fiction Convention official newsletter. The convention was held in Melbourne, September 2 to 6, 1999. Perry Middlemiss was the chair … Continue reading

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SunCon ’91, PR2 – snippets

The SunCon ’91 Progress Report 2 is a 6 double-sided A4 page booklet, stapled in the top left corner. There are any number of interesting bits scattered throughout [the 6th page will be featured in a later post, being about … 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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