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Not Quite a Billion Year Spree: Swancon at 40

Ten years ago, I attended Swancon XXX, a strange and wondrous affair held at the Emerald Hotel Perth (now the Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central). I have many memories of that, my first SF convention, but the one thing that stands out (aside from the fact that the con featured a wedding!) is the kindness and… Continue reading Not Quite a Billion Year Spree: Swancon at 40

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Swancon: Generations

Croatian fandom is young. Not meaning we did not have one 20 years ago, because we did. Croatian fans are young: the average age of a Croatian con member is 23. Which tends to come as a bit of a surprise to American and British fans. Croatians, in turn, are a bit culture shocked to… Continue reading Swancon: Generations

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Swancon: How it went – the short version

Swancon was my first ever Australian con and I totally fell in love with it. (Now I just have to figure out how to make enough money to come back every year!) At Swancon, everyone knows each other, and the con is not very big, which makes for a warm and welcoming atmopshere that is… Continue reading Swancon: How it went – the short version