Summarised by Elaine Walker. I am going to summarise the programme for the convention giving an indication of what day, and who was involved and the title. I am going to also include the room they were in. SG1 stands for St George One; SG2 for St George 2; SSR for Spring St Room (which I believe was also the lobby/fan lounge) and SGG for St George Grand (which I think was SG1 and SG2 combined)
Introduction to A.I. – Presentation by David Cake (SG1)
Fearful Reflections: SF Cinema in the 1990s – Presentation by Sarah Locksley (SG2)
Dreams in Literature – Panel by Lily Chrywenstrom and Tess Williams (SG1)
The Third Phase: Toward a New Performance – Presentation by Grant Watson (SG2)
Monster Movies and Modern Technophobia – Panel by Chris Lawson, Robin Pen and Tess Williams (SG1)
Liminality – Presentation by Gina Goddard (SG2)
Memetic Engineering – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne (SG1)
Eyeballing the Simulacra – Presentation by Cathy Cupitt (SG2)
A Boy’s Life: A Steven Spielberg Retrospective – Presentatin by Grant Watson (SG1)
Conan Doyle and the New Spiritualism – Presentation by Damian Magee (SG2)
A History of Adventure Games – Panel by Craig Stephenson, John Parker and Jeremy G. Byrne (SG2)
Fables and Reflections Launch – Launch (SSR) – This was the launch of the debut issue of Fables and Reflections.
Breeding for the Future – Presentation by Anna Hepworth (SG1)
Guest of Honour Speech: Chris Lawson’s Awful Facts (SGG)
The High Frontier: Colonialism Without Guilt – Panel by Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby (SG1)
Twins in SF and Fantasy – Panel by Sue Isle Kathleen Ager, Rachel Turner and Ruth Turner (SG2)
Films to Watch For in 2002 – Panel by David Gunn, Simon Oxwell and Scot Snow (SG1)
The Future of Medicine – Panel by Chris Lawson and Karen McKenna (SG2)
Evil Characters – Panel by Stephen Dedman, Sue Isle and Juliet Marrillier (SG1)
How We Learned to Hate Space – Panel by Ian Nichols and Dave Luckett (SG2)
Questions and Answers With the Guests – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne, Chris Lawson and Tess Williams (SGG)
Monsters Among Us – Presentation by David Cake (SG1) – Comes with content warning.
Space Opera: The Nostalgic Past – Panel by Cathy Cupitt and David Yeates (SG2)
Making Monsters – Panel by David Cake, Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby (SG1) – (companion piece to Monsters Among Us)
Girls Writing Boy’s Stuff in a Girlie Kind of Way and Other Gender Adventures in SF – Panel by Tess Williams and Helen Merrick (SG2)
A History of A.I. in SF – Panel by Jeremy G. Byrne, David Cake and Stuart Campbell (SG1)
Is Hollywood a Lost Cause? – Panel by Simon Oxwell, Sarah Locksley and Grant Watson (SG2)
Guest of Honour Speech: Tess Williams – Presentation by Tess Williams (SGG)
A nice little place to hang out and talk about things and catch up with other people. Check out the décor!
There will be some people who will be bringing stories to read aloud to everyone. Are you one of them? See the Registration Desk for more details.
(Cathy Cupitt, SSR, Sunday)
Silent auction fundraiser for the Down Under Fan Fund. Please bring a book (or books) to donate to this worthy cause. More details at the Registration Desk.
Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine Pre-Launch Launch
(Various, SSR, Sunday, 2:30pm)
Come and find out about the latest effort in Australian Science Fiction Publishing.
There was a timetable on the penultimate page, and the back had an advert for the next Borderlands: That Which Scares Us (November 2002)