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Swancon 2019

Swancon 2019 was small and cosy, the Fremantle Hotel a good choice of venue & Charlie Jane Anders a super fabulous overseas Guest of Honour. High fives all round!


I am really looking forward to Continuum this weekend. We missed out on attending the Natcon in Adelaide as it was on the weekend after Dad got hurt. I’m down for one panel and one reading and the rest of the weekend is all gonna be about FUN!ReadingSATURDAY 2.40pm Sun SphereWhite Mischief: Steampunk and the images of ColonialismSUNDAY 2pm Earth RoomQuestions of race and cultural imperialism have become hot topics in science fiction fandom. Is the Steampunk re-invention of the colonial era going to recreate, or remedy, the colonial bias of the era it draws its inspiration from? How do you celebrate the fictional representation of the colonial era without re-creating its political bias?Dave Cake, Paul Poulton, Jeremy Byrne, Richard Harland, Cat SparksAnother highlight of the con will be the launch of Deborah Biancotti’s short story collection A Book of EndingsSaturday 15 August,5:15pmVenue: Cabinet, 11 Rainbow Alley, a 3-minute walk…