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Festival of the Imagination 1996 Souvenir Book: Neil Gaiman An Appreciation

page 7 of the Festival of the Imagination 1996 Souvenir Book had an appreciation of Neil Gaiman, written by Stephen R Brust. At the bottom of the page, it gives the following mini-bio of Brust: “Stephen Brust is the author … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – Special Guests

Page 6 of the January 1996 newsletter of the 1996 Festival of the Imagination focuses on two special guests: Jack Dann Jack Dann is the author or editor of over thirty-five books, including the novels Junction, Starhiker, and The Man … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – Souvenir Book – Jack Dann

This is a Guest bio for Jack Dann in the souvenir book, page 37 for Swancon 21, Festival of the Imagination 1996. It is followed on the next page by an appreciation by Joe Haldeman which we will not reproduce. … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – Hotel, Gaming Programme, Fundraiser Quiz

Being pages 8 & 9 of the December 1995 newsletter. As ever, transcription done as faithfully as we can manage The Hotel Not many rooms are left at the Kings, so get your bookings in now. There has been some … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – Apologies

Being page 3 of the December 1995 Newsletter. Faithfully transcribed by Anna Hepworth. Fancy fonts and formatting at the bottom of the page have been ignored as too hard for this time of night. Apologies Why We’re So Late, and … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 March 1996 Newsletter – The Chair Speaks

We’ve already summarised this newsletter, but here’s its page 3: The Chair Speaks Welcome to the last newsletter before the Festival. This newsletter will primarily cover the programme and the voting for the Ditmars and Asfmas. I will however be … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – Programming

Being page 6 of the December 1995 Newsletter. Faithfully transcribed by Anna Hepworth.  Programming The spectrum of science fiction has continually widened to encompass an impressive range of sub-genres. Science fiction no longer represents a restrictive type or mode of … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 December 1995 progress report: The Dealers Room

Huh. Dealers’ tables are a thing that haven’t changed price much over time. The text uses “Dealers”, no apostrophe, throughout. The Dealers Room This is also known as a trader, merchant or hucksters room, where people gather to buy and sell … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter – The Guests

Back in 2016, we did a quick summary of this newsletter, as well as transcriptions of pages containing information on The Philosophy, The Hotel and Perth, Promotions, and Competitions. We are now revisiting this — today’s post transcribes the page … Continue reading

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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – December 1995 Newsletter – Page 9 – Freeform Report

Page 9 of this progress report covers, in the top half of the page, “Fundraiser Quiz”, and in the bottom half of the page: Freeform Report As part of the fundraising for the Festival of the Imagination 1996, a series … Continue reading

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