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Kylie Chan looks back at SwanCon 40

Kylie Chan looks back at SwanCon 40

I’d only been to Perth once before (for a Supanova) and I hadn’t seen any of the city during that trip except for the view out the window of the convention bus. This time I was in Perth for nearly a week, as Guest of Honour of Swancon, Western Australia’s science fiction convention. I’d never […]

SwanCon 40

SwanCon 40

Swancon the Western Australian speculative fiction convention turned forty this Easter, which means as I’d never been before I was a little late coming to the party. I’ve attended multiple Confluxes, many Continuums (Continua?), more than a few NatCons and a couple of WorldCons, but the ruby anniversary of this uniquely Western Australian tradition was […]

Jo Spurrier Shortlisted for the Norma K. Hemming Award!

We’re so happy to let you know that North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier has been shortlisted for this year’s Norma K Hemming award! This award marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in works of speculative fiction by Australians. It’s extremely prestigious and we’re really […]

What in the WorldCon??!

Originally I wasn’t going to write up anything about my recent visit to WorldCon because I was a bit stuck for what to say. Then Daily Dot put out this article http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/growing-generation-gap-changing-face-fandom/ I felt a lot of what they were saying. and I couldn’t help comparing my visit to another convention experience I had recently at Supanova […]

SpecFic Snapshot 2014 roundup

The Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot has taken place four times in the past 10 years. In 2005, Ben Peek spent a frantic week interviewing 43 people in the Australian spec fic scene, and since then, it’s grown every time, now taking a team of interviewers working together to accomplish! In the lead up to Worldcon in London, […]

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