Special announcement

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty is pleased to announce some new committee members, all of whom are very excited about making Perth over Easter 2011 the most exciting place to be.

Firstly, we’re happy to have Tehani Wessely back. She’s re-joined our committee and we couldn’t be happier.

We are also pleased to have Stefen Brazil and Robin Pen working on our general program. They’re getting the band back together and they’re on a mission from … well, they’re on a mission from Alisa.

And because we didn’t tire her out enough at Worldcon, Helen Merrick is back to run Future Imperfect: the academic program. See the details about her call for papers here.

More importantly, we are excited to announce the following currently confirmed invited guests (with more to come!), who will help fill our program with fantastic content:

Glenda Larke: multi-award nominated fantasy novellist of three trilogy series, currently writing the Stormlord Trilogy.
Jonathan Strahan: co-founder of Eidolon, editor of over 40 books, and recent winner of the 2010 World Fantasy Award for Best Professional Achievement for editing anthologies and magazines.
Juliet Marillier: once opera singer and music teacher and now multi-award winning novelis combining historical fiction, folkloric fantasy, romance and family drama.
Bevan McGuiness: geophysist working as a chemistry teacher and fantasy writer of the Triumvirate Trilogy.
Lyn McConchie: celebrating her 20th year since her first professional sale, to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Lyn is author of more than a dozen books including collaborations with Andre Norton.
Nicole Murphy: new urban fantasy novellist of the Secret Ones Trilogy.

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty is going to be awesome mintox. The only question is, will you be there?