Swancon Open Night

So you’ve heard of Swancon, but you’re not quite sure what it’s all about? Or you have a friend who you know would love Swancon but they’re not convinced yet? No problem! Thursday night is free to attend so you can come and sample the Swancon experience. Meet our guests, view (and buy) some beautiful art, have a drink or two with friends old and new…

Here’s what we have in store for you:

Thursday 21 April, Hyatt Regency Perth.

Registration Desk opens
Come along from 4 o’clock onwards to register, have a drink or a bite to eat, and catch up with other Swancon members.

Opening Ceremony
Meet our guests of honour and find out everything you need to know.

Gaming Room Opens
Watch table top gaming demonstrations or start your own games.

Welcome To Your First Convention
Meet other new members and find out what to expect and how to get the most from your convention experience.

Future Imperfect Art Show
Launch and Cocktail Party

Great Debate
We Are a Computer Simulation

Writer/Editor/Reader Relationship
With Ellen Datlow, Jonathan Strahan

Lost in Translation
Fan Expectations vs Cinematic Outcomes in the Depiction of Literary Works on Screen

Future Australia
Imagining How Lives Will be Lived Downunder as we Progress through the Millenium

SF Bookclub: Windup Girl
Come together and socially critique this year’s “Book of the Year”, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Hugo & Nebula Awards winner The Windup Girl. This open, but moderated, discussion will discuss both the literary merits as well as the details of the post-peak world depicted.

Cranking up the Cliché
We’ll attempt to conceptualise the most cliche-ridden genre film of all time. Tune your thinking cap to “obvious” and contribute your ideas to what we hope will be the most “by the numbers” film project in the history of hypothetical cinema!

Taking You on the Ride
Writing Adventure fiction

Grant’s Chat Show
Grant Watson and Swancon Guests

The Future: An Anime Perspective

Paranormal Romance