Swancon 16 – Progress Report 3 – Page 10

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, attempting to maintain all text exactly as it were written



Double spaced with 2cm margins. Author’s name to appear on cover sheet only. Title to appear on every page.

5,000 words. Maximum of three stories per writer (including collaborations).

2nd January 1991 (previously announced as 17th January).

Despite tradition, this date will be strictly adhered to, as we have to get all entries across to Barbara Hambly early enough to give her time to read all the stories before she flies to Perth. Also, if you submit any stories after 19th December 1990 (but before 2nd January), please supply three copies.

Our Guest of Honour, Fan Guest of Honour, and sundry other Highly Qualified Persons.


$100.00 First Prize
$50.00 Second Prize
$25.00 Third Prize
Donated by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation

The Judges and the committee reserve the right not to award all the prizes if insufficient suitable entries are received.

Line drawing of a cat lying down, glancing towards a mouse drawn at the right hand side of the page


The Tin Duck awards, Western Australian fandom’s answer to the Silver Star and the Purple Heart, were successfully revived at SwanCon XV. We’re hoping to receive at least as many nominations for the 1991 Ducks – and that’s where you come in.

The three categories are as follows:

To be eligible in this category, a fanzine must have been published at least once in 1990 and be based in Western Australia. What, exactly, is a fanzine? A good question, and one which in recent months has been much on my mind…

To be eligible in this category, an artist’s work must have appeared in a fanzine or fan-related publication published in Western Australia in 1990.

To be eligible in this category, a writer must have seen print in fanzine or fan-related publication based in Western Australia during 1990. The list for this category could extend to pages and need not be limited to writers of fiction – talented reviewers and commentators are eligible.

Only members of the convention are eligible to nominate and vote for the Tin Ducks. All nominations must be received by the 2nd of January and voting will take place at the Con. If you are a member of SwanCon 16 but unable to attend, please write to us to ask for a postal voting form.

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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