Transcribed by Doug Burbidge


By Stephen Dedman

I should if I may, to comment on the quality and quantity of fannish art, writing and publishing in Western Australia at the moment. After a long period when WA fanzines were believed near extinction. 1989 brought us Inconsequential Parallax, Credo, Citee Comique, and Pulp. Tin Duck Season was open, and ducks (sculpted by Kiera McKenzie) were awarded at SwanCon XV by the incomparable Messrs. Dowling and Stone.

The 1990 Tin Duck Winners were:
Best W.A. Fanzine   –   Inconsequential Parallax (edited by Tim Richards and Narelle Harris)
Best W.A. Fan Artist – Jeremy Reston
Best W.A. Fan Writer – Stephen Dedman

1990 promises to be at least as good, with hints of new fanzines at the heavy breathing stage, writers buzzing with enthusiasm after Terry’s mini-workshop, and excellent art already  coming to us for the progress reports. And so, Tin Ducks will again be awarded at SwanCon 16. Any zine, fannish writing or fannish artwork published in WA in 1990 will be eligible: nominations will close on January 11th 1991.

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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