Hello SWANCON goers!

It is now only two months away from the con, and we are busy getting everything sorted so you can have a lovely time!

Here is a summary of this email:
-You can be on a panel.
-You can enter a short story competition with our partners, Contact 2016 (this year’s NatCon).
-You can tell your friends about SWANCON.

Message from the Programmer

My great quest for panellists continues (round 3)
Today we are seeking people for the following program items:
- Apocalypse Preparation (Needs 1 more panellist)
- Comics based on film & TV (Needs 1 more panellist)
- Not Quite Genre, but Fandom (Needs 2 more panellists) — things SF fans fan-over that are not actually SF.
The full list is still online for you to peruse, vote on, and volunteer for nearly anything.

You can see it all here.

Short Story Competition

Contact2016 are proud to invite entries to the Natcon 55 amateur short story competition, sponsored by Australian Science Fiction Foundation! Since 1992 the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) has provided sponsorship funds to the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (The Natcon) to run an Amateur SF competition. We are pleased to announce the Contact2016 competition, with cash prizes going to adult and junior winners, along with publication in the conbook.

Theme: Close Contact
Is it a close encounter? A missed connection? A deflected asteroid? A cultural misunderstanding?
Riff on the theme and surprise us with your best speculative fiction story.

OPEN (age 18 and up): 1st prize $200 and 3 month subscription to The Australian Writer’s Markeplace Online (valued at $24.95) | Two highly commended awards of $100
JUNIOR (18 and under): 1st prize $100 and 3 month subscription to The Australian Writer’s Markeplace Online (valued at $24.95) | One highly commended award of $50
All awarded entries will be published in the Contact2016 programme.

To enter the open competition, authors must be either a member or a supporting member of Contact2016, or pay a $15 entry fee. Entry to the junior competition is FREE.
For full submission guidelines, please see the website.

Growing Swancon

How did you first find out about SWANCON? For most people, their friends dragged them along with the promise of an absolutely amazing time.
We would like you to invite people to SWANCON, and now is the best time to do it. We are only 2 months away!

Invite your friends to the SWANCON Facebook event (G+ coming soon) or send them a link to the FAQ on our website.
We want to grow our wonderful community and would love you to help.

SWANCON41 Committee

Email Program
Published: 16:24 on Jan 25, 2016
Last Updated: 16:25 on Jan 25, 2016