Category Archives: Program

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 Family Programming

Are you bringing your children to Swancon? The family program is now online!
Children over 12 will need to purchase their membership and must have a parent or guardian on the premises at all time.
Children under 12 may attend for free, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. We’d like [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Children’s programming survey

This survey is for Swancon attendees with children (even if the children won’t be attending the convention). There will be Family Programming at Swancon 2011 which will operate throughout most of the days. In order to devise a program to suit the attendees, we need your help!
The programming is not childcare, a guardian will be [...]

2011 Norma K. Hemming Award

Entries are now open for the 2011 Norma K. Hemming Award, which will be presented at Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty.
The Norma K. Hemming Award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability:

in the form of science fiction and fantasy or related artwork or media.
produced either in [...]

Read, Watch, Talk, Listen.

The SF Book Club is coming back for Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty!
With just over six months to go, there’s plenty of time to read Paolo Bagicalupi’s Hugo and Nebulla winning novel The Windup Girl and participate in the SF Book Club discussion panel at Swancon.
Present your Swancon member’s card at Planet [...]

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, [...]

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty Program

Well, Worldcon is over. Already? There was such an awesome Perth contingent at Aussiecon 4 and it was so great to see everyone! Thanks to all the people who came over and said hi and to those who grabbed flyers and/or spread the word about Swancon.
We’re collecting a list of programming and other elements of [...]