Swancon 14 – Progress Report 2 – Page 5 – Australian Science Fiction Awards 1989

Because it is good to know how things were done in the past, here’s the information on the awards to be presented at Swancon 14. All typos faithfully recorded. Transcribed by Elaine Walker. Australian Science Fiction Awards, 1989 Two types of awards will be presented at Swancon 14, the nominees and winners of which are… Continue reading Swancon 14 – Progress Report 2 – Page 5 – Australian Science Fiction Awards 1989

The Ditmar Reporter – V1, #2 – December 1995

In all our our collections of Australian fannish ephemera, we appear to have a single issue of ‘The Ditmar Reporter’. Why this is issue 2 (of volume 1), and no issue 1 exists in the collection, one can only blame the vagaries of haphazard archiving. A quick search on google brings no clarity as to… Continue reading The Ditmar Reporter – V1, #2 – December 1995

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 UNICON IV or anyone else connected with Australian Fandom or known to Australian Fans and… Continue reading 1980 Ditmar Awards nomination form

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, like the habit of putting the letter “h” in words just for the fun of… Continue reading SwanCon 18 – “Ditmars, the care and feeding of”

Proposal for Business Meeting re “Roger Weddall Memorial Ditmar Controversy”

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. I have no idea where this idea actually went. Or indeed where it came from, though I believe that the best Fannish Cat was awarded again at one of the Dudcons as a subset of Aussiecon 4. A Modest Proposal for the Business Meeting SwanCon 18 It happens without warning, under… Continue reading Proposal for Business Meeting re “Roger Weddall Memorial Ditmar Controversy”

A Blast From The Past – Wrapping up Swancon 16 – Page 1

Page 2 of this was published nearly a year ago and was the summary of the incomings and outgoings of the convention finances. So now we are getting around to publishing the first page which was a summary of the awards and the Top Twelve Ways to kill Wesley Crusher. (Though we don’t blame Wil… Continue reading A Blast From The Past – Wrapping up Swancon 16 – Page 1

Swancon 16 PR3 – The Marge Hughes Award

Swancon 16 PR3 is a 16-page A5 booklet with unconventionally numbered pages: the inside cover is page 1, so the odd/even page convention is inverted. The bottom two thirds of page 2 is titled: The Marge Hughes Award FOR SERVICE TO WEST AUSTRALIAN FANDOM Many years ago I came to my first Swancon meeting, and… Continue reading Swancon 16 PR3 – The Marge Hughes Award

Swancon XI — Con Book: Info listings 2

From page 25 of the Swancon XI program/souvenir book. Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. SILVER SWAN AWARD Last year, members of the WA fandom were asked to nominate persons whom they thought worthy to receive an award for services rendered to WA fandom in the last ten years. This award arose due to the realization that… Continue reading Swancon XI — Con Book: Info listings 2

1996 national awards nomination form(s)

summary by Anna Hepworth From the depths of our archives, we have extracted an A4 (yellow, ~80 gsm bond, double sided) sheet laid out as two side-by-side A5 pages, with voting forms and official information for the a) 1996 Australian National Science Fiction Achievement “Ditmar” Awards and b) the Australian Science Fiction Media Awards (ASFMA).… Continue reading 1996 national awards nomination form(s)

Once Upon A Time – The ASFMA awards

Many moons ago, before the Australian Science Fiction Convention and the Australian Science Media Society convention were merged, there were two separate sets of national SF awards, being the Ditmars and the Australasian Media Science Fiction Awards. We have discussed the former on this site before, but I think that little mention of the latter… Continue reading Once Upon A Time – The ASFMA awards