Tag Archives: retro-futurism

Not long now!

It was almost thirteen months ago that we launched Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty, and now we have less than a week to go! Here are a few last minute announcements, reminders and links!
Firstly, we are very sad to announce that Lyn McConchie and Mary Victoria are no longer able to attend due to [...]

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty Program

The draft Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty program is now online. While we are making every effort to make sure all details are correct, we cannot guarantee that items won’t change. We also have plenty of space for last minute program ideas, so if the mood strikes and you want to organise something, we’ll [...]

oooh… fashion!

Taking a little break from the words today, in favour of pictures. Lots of beautiful pictures of how designers thought we would dress, and what science-fiction inspired fashion looks like today.

Show notes from the Ohne Title RTW Fall 2011 Collection said their fall line was influenced by “the shape, volume and details in early Apollo [...]

Retrofuturist Hemlines: June Hudson

Tansy Rayner Roberts is the author of Power and Majesty (HarperCollins Voyager) and Siren Beat (Twelfth Planet Press). She blogs at Stitching Words, and podcasts at Galactic Suburbia.
I’ve always been a sucker for fake future fashion. As a fantasy writer, I love the use of clothes to express the culture of imaginary [...]

Tell us what you want (what you really really want)

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty is now 7 months away. We’ve been busy preparing the framework for one of the best cons ever at the beautiful and spacious Hyatt. Now we want to hear from you. Share your ideas for presentations, discussions, panels and entertainment events, suggest awesome people who may not volunteer themselves, [...]

Future Imperfect Artists

Natcon Fifty will host ʻFuture Imperfect: Exploring the future from the pastʼ, a semi-professional art show to be held over the Easter weekend in 2011 in Perth, Western Australia.
ʻFuture Imperfect: Exploring the future from the pastʼ will explore the way people have historically imagined our present, bringing the past and the future together in new [...]

Future Imperfect Art Show

We’ll be announcing the artists participating in the Future Imperfect art show over the coming weeks. Take a look at the wonderfully creative people that we’ve announced so far:
Participating artists
Sandy Gaskett

Gas Bomb Girl | Facebook page

Evil Genius in Residence
Kathleen Jennings

Christopher Phillips