SwanCon Progress Report 2: miscellaneous

Pages five and six of the SwanCon 16 progress report have an assortment of shorter pieces, all of which are replicated here. The only deliberate change is converting titles from SHOUTY CAPS Short story competition and writers’ toolkit Those of you who attended Swancon XV may remember the little booklet of short stories distributed (free)… Continue reading SwanCon Progress Report 2: miscellaneous

SwanCon 16 PR1 – DUCK FANTASY

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge DUCK FANTASY 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… Continue reading SwanCon 16 PR1 – DUCK FANTASY

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

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”

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

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

SwanCon 14 Ephemera

by Chris Creagh Open the A4 manila envelope and what do I find? 1) Progress Report 3 2) Info about the 1989 ASF(Ditmar) Awards best International fiction (148 listed) Australian novel (11 listed) Australian short fiction (39 listed) Fanzine Fan writer Fan artist and the William Atheling Award 3) Works nominated for the Ditmars 4) Membership… Continue reading SwanCon 14 Ephemera

Contents of Random Stack

by Chris Creagh This is an acknowledgement of existence. A small insignificant box lurked in the corner of the library. “This doesn’t seem to be important, not part of a collection”, the librarian. “You can take it home if you like”. woot! What’s in the box? Fanzines The Rhizome Factor Vol 1, Num 3, March… Continue reading Contents of Random Stack