Two weeks ago, Doug Burbidge and myself (Anna Hepworth) trekked in to the State Library to explore SwanCon related holdings in the Battye library. Between the two of us, we have been amassing quite a stash of items to check, and then provide to the Battye. As the catalogue details (here) are a little sketchy, we thought making a quick record might be of use.
There no items in the Battye collection for years 1976 through 1985; 1987 & 88; and 1990-92.
|year||Con||Wot they had||Wot we added||# items|
|1986||SC11||souvenir book (44pp)||(nothing)||1|
|1989||SC14||Progress Report 1*||(nothing)||1|
|1993||SC18||Progress Report 3||(nothing)||1|
|1994||ConFusion||souvenir book (A4, 36pp)||(nothing)||1|
|1995||SC95||souvenir book (A4, 28pp)||Folded advertising flyer||2|
|1996||SC21||(nothing)||Programme Book (A5, saddle stapled)||1|
|1997||SC22||Progress Report 5||Programme Book “Festive Happenings”
Progress Report 2
Progress Report 4
|1998||SC23||PRs 1 through 6;
5 booklets that collectively make up the con/souvenir book**
Wrap Up Report
Tin Duck Nomination form
|1999||SC24||Progress reports 2 & 3||(nothing)||2|
|2000||SC2000||Progress report (unnumbered, assumed #1)||PR2
“Muppets from space” flyer
2 * A5 flyers
Tin Duck nomination form
Ditmar nomination form
Tin Duck voting form
Art show regs and rego
“The SwanCon Channel”
|2008||SC33||Con/souvenir book||A5 flyer||2|
‘Retcon’ bid leaflet
|2011||SC36/NatCon50||(nothing)||3 flyers (2 A5, 1 A4)||3|
Large print program (A4)
There were no holdings for 2013 forward. We didn’t have good sets of those materials to hand, as we already had quite a lot to work through–we’ll work on those another time.
There is a Swancon 5 poster in a separate Battye catalog entry. There is also some Chronopolis material in a separate entry — presumably they didn’t realise that Chronopolis was an instance of Swancon.
* We here at This! are jealous, as we apparently don’t have a copy in our archive
** not sure if credit for this should go to Simon Oxwell, for making sure everything was correctly supplied to the Battye.