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Light side to a dark writer

In our archive is a clipping from The West Australian, Wednesday April 3 1996. (This immediately makes me want to criticise The West for using stupid middle-endian date format, but this is a problem I will cope with on my … Continue reading

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1980 Ditmar Awards nomination form

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. A single yellow A4 page, double-sided, typewriter’ed. 1980 DITMAR AWARDS Nominations for the 1980 Ditmar Awards close on March 31 1980 and nominations may be received from any member of SWANCON 5 or any member of … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (pp 3-4)

A booklet of 2 A4 sheets stapled together to produce 8 A5 pages, though only 6 of them have page numbers. The following covers a section that starts on page 3, skips the middle pages and goes onto page 4 … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (pp 2-3)

An A5, 8 page booklet, stapled together. The following covers pages 2 and half of 3. Transcription: Anna Hepworth Functions and Fortunes When the original Committee emerged it was neccessarily[sic] formed along the lines of the previous type as it … Continue reading

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SwanCon 5: Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 1)

An A5, 8 page booklet, stapled together. The following covers page 1, and the very top of page 2. Transcription: Anna Hepworth The “Perth In ’80 Bid Committee; A History. At the end of WAYCON ’79 there was a small … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – “Ditmars, the care and feeding of”

being page 2 (inside front cover) of ‘Progress Report the Last (March 1993)’ for SwanCon 18. SF fandom is fond of silly traditions, tradition being defined as any event that has happened twice. Some of them have no known origin, … Continue reading

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Swancon 18 – Progress Report 0 – Part 5

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, matching the text in all its glory. This was page 6 of Progress Report 0 of Swancon 18 … and Swancon 18’s Fan GoH. Now deeply immersed in medical practice in the south-west but was for … Continue reading

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Swancon 18 – Progress Report 0 – Part 4

Transcribed by Elaine Walker – This covers page 5 of Progress report 0 for Swancon 18. As usual, any typographical errors will be diligently reproduced. RIP Pterry. Swancon 18’s Guest of Honour… Have you invented a world lately? Terry Pratchett … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18, PR3, post 2 of ummm

In the last post about the November 1992 Progress Report 3 from SwanCon 18 (1993!), we managed to get through Three! Whole! Pages!. In this post page 4 is covered in roughly the same level of obsessiveaccurate detail. Unclassifiable Programming … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – Progress Report 1 – Synopsis

Summarised by Elaine Walker. While we know this was published in 1991, prior to December, we do not know exactly when. The first page gave a summary of the essentials for the convention: Date: Thursday 8/4/93 to Monday 12/4/93 (the … Continue reading

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