Conviction – SynCon 88 – Programme Book – Carey Handfield (FGoH)

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, attempting to preserve any typos and all citations [pp 11-13] Carey Handfield In the revisionist history of Australian science fiction fandom, it has become customary to canonise Fan Guest of Honour, Carey Handfield. His achievements have entered the collective fan consciousness. It was Handfield who ran Aussiecons One and Two. He… Continue reading Conviction – SynCon 88 – Programme Book – Carey Handfield (FGoH)

Conviction – SynCon 88 – Program Book: The Convenor’s Polemic

transcription by Anna Hepworth [p3] The Convenor’s Polemic When I finished SYNCON 83 I said I’d never work another Convention. This is it. The organisation of CONVICTION has been fairly easy. The Core Committee has worked well and it has been a great pleasure to work with them. A co-operative and eager putative membership has… Continue reading Conviction – SynCon 88 – Program Book: The Convenor’s Polemic

SynCon 88 – Conviction – Program book: Jeanne Robinson

transcription by Anna Hepworth and Elaine Walker. Mix of American and Australian spellings as per original text. Jeanne Robinson In the panegyric which you have just read (did you know that if you sprinkle panegyric on cigarettes and smoke them, you can get high?), John Varley expresses the hope that someone else has been assigned… Continue reading SynCon 88 – Conviction – Program book: Jeanne Robinson

SynCon ’88 (Conviction), Non Progress Report 2 – “Programming at Night”

pages 5 & 6 of the SynCon ’88 “Non-Progress Report 2”. Page 5 has the night programming details, and the summary of the program, page 6 contains the program itself. Transcribed by Anna Hepworth. As ever, typos and peculiar turns of phrase replicated lovingly. Programming at Night After dinner programming should be: FRIDAY – After… Continue reading SynCon ’88 (Conviction), Non Progress Report 2 – “Programming at Night”

Conviction – Syncon 88 – Convention Book – advertisement, page 40

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge, who is restraining the urge to comment further. THE Swancon for 9 4 (at right a picture of a black swan’s head signed Grant 88) Get a head start. Join the bid for Perth in ’94 for the Worldcon $5.00 is all it takes. Mail us a cheque : Perth in… Continue reading Conviction – Syncon 88 – Convention Book – advertisement, page 40

Conviction – Syncon 88 – Convention Book – The Guests of Honour – Spider Robinson

Transcribed by Elaine Walker, all typos faithfully reproduced. Conviction, aka Syncon 88 was in Sydney in 1988 and was the 27th Australian NatCon. This is a small excerpt from the Con Book, as a ‘biography’ of one of the GoHs, Spider Robinson, written by John Varley Spider Robinson Your first question probably has to do… Continue reading Conviction – Syncon 88 – Convention Book – The Guests of Honour – Spider Robinson

Conviction – SynCon 88 – Non Progress Report 2 – Non-Editorial

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge, because he liked the title. CONVICTION (SYNCON 88 – 27th Australian Science Fiction Convention) NON PROGRESS REPORT 2 Various details omitted A NON EDITORIAL This non PR is to give all those unfortunate people who have not joined CONVICTION the chance to do so. We understand with the Christmas / New… Continue reading Conviction – SynCon 88 – Non Progress Report 2 – Non-Editorial