Brushstrokes #2 – Info and Welcome pages

transcribed by Anna Hepworth


Brush Strokes

SYNCON 92 Progress Report No 2

[Inside front cover/Page 2]

SYNCON 92

The Australian National Convention

Easter 1992: April 17 to 20 1992

THEME: THE ART OF SCIENCE FICTION

VENUE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

GUEST OF HONOUR: MICHAEL WHELAN

AUSTRALIAN GUEST OF HONOUR: NICK STATHOPOULOS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SEAN McMULLEN

CONVENTION ADDRESS

G.P.O. BOX XXX
SYDNEY NSW 2001
AUSTRALIA

[page 3]

G’Day

And welcome to the second issue of Brushstrokes, the Progress Report for Syncon 92, the National Science Fiction Convention, for 1992.

One of the things that the people who threw Danse Macabre last Easter did, (apart from throwing a great Con) was to produce a series of PRs that went beyond the normal giving of information (which is a role which must be maintained, no matter the incarnation that the PR will take) to produce something a lot more like a fanzine, light, informative, and hopefully setting the mood for the coming convention. We think this is a great idea, and will continue to do the same, all the time, trying to improve on previous efforts.

To this end, as well as the boringly informative bits we will introduce from from this issue our concept of featured Australian artists. Each issue will feature a sampling of some of the work of a number of the very talented artists (both fannish and professional) that this country has produced. To get the ball rolling, our featured artists are Nick Stathopoulos and Ian Gunn.

We are also intending to print a series of articles on our Guests of Honour written not as a biography, but more as a personal impression of the person, by people who know them.

Preparations for the convention are proceeding well. The program is starting to take shape, competitions have been arranged, and the final negotiations for the hotel are taking place. We apologise for the delay in naming a hotel, but we are attempting to arrange accommodation at the cheapest price, and it does take time. At the moment however what we really need is members, so get out there and spread the work [sic] to your friends, your brother, sister, mothers, fathers, grand parents and yes even your cats, about what we think will be a convention that will be remembered (hopefully only for all the right reasons) for some time.

Rod Kearins
Chair Syncon 92

About australian sf-history

ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.
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