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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 [...]

Orbit | Gollancz Natcon Fifty Awards

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty invites you to the Orbit | Gollancz Natcon Fifty Awards Ceremony.
7:30pm on Sunday 24 April 2011 in the Hyatt Regency Perth.
Thanks to our very kind sponsors, Orbit Australia and Gollancz Australia, members of Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty are invited to attend a cocktail party before the presentation [...]

Natcon Fifty Ditmar Awards

The Ditmar subcommittee are pleased to announce that voting for the Australian SF (”Ditmar”) Award for 2011 is now open, and will remain open until one minute before midnight Perth time on Friday, 22nd of April, 2011 (ie. 11:59pm, GMT+8).

The 2011 ballot is as follows:
Best Novel
* Death Most Definite, Trent Jamieson (Hachette)
* Madigan Mine, Kirstyn [...]

Why I am going to Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty

Glenda Larke is an invited guest of Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty. Here she tells us why she loves conventions, and why you will too.
Back in the days of yore…
Ok, back in about 1997 or 1998, my agent, who lives in UK, told me I should start going to science fiction conventions now that [...]

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty

Get ready to party like it’s Easter 2011
Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty: it’s quite a mouthful and a lot of history. We’re so glad that we have the opportunity to host the fiftieth Australian Natcon at this year’s Swancon. Perth has hosted nine of them already, and we’re ready to make this one the [...]

The perils of conventions

“Cross Section” was a publication produced for the 3rd Australian Natcon in 1954, which contained messages from international fans to members of the Natcon.
Donald A. Ford from the Cincinnati Fantasy Group wrote a piece in which he describes, amongst other things, the beginnings of the Indian Lake Convention:
This regional con is for the more hardened [...]