Swancon History

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Date Name Convenor / chair / ringleader Location Guests
1976 Oct 9-11 Swancon 1 Anthony Peacey Anthony Peacey's House Maureen Smith
1977 Oct Swancon 2 Bob Ogden Belmont Comm. Rec. Centre / Bayswater Civic Centre
1978 July 21-23 Swancon 3 Roy Ferguson Murdoch University
1979 March 2-5 Swancon 4 (WayCon '79) Tony Pearcy Ozone Hotel Leigh Edmonds
1980 Aug 15-18 Swancon 5 (19th Natcon) Julia Curtis Park Towers / Kings Ambassador Hotel Anne McCaffrey, Grant Stone, Shayne McCormack
1981 April 17-20 Swancon 6 Barbara De La Hunty The Royal George, Fremantle Anthony Peacey
1982 Jan 29 - Feb 1 Swancon 7 Bob Ogden Westos Hotel Robin Johnson
1983 Jan 28-31 Swancon 8 Bob Ogden Westos Motor Inn Damien Broderick
1984 Jan 27-30 Swancon Nine (Swancon icks) David Luckett Westos Motel Harry Harrison, Roy Ferguson
1985 Jan Swancon X John McDouall Airways Hotel Ian Nichols
1986 March 28-31 Swancon XI (25th Natcon) Erik Harding Miss Maud's CJ Cherryh, Jack Herman
1987 Feb 28 - March 2 Swancon 12 David Simmons Airways Hotel John McDouall
1988 Jan 29 - Feb 1 Swancon 13: the BLACK Swancon Matthew Clarkson Westos Hotel Dave Luckett, Tim Richards
1989 March 23-27 Swancon 14 (Natcon) Cindy Clarkson King's Ambassador Hotel Bob Shaw, John Varley, Paul J. Stevens
1990 Jan 26-29 Swancon XV Don Griffiths Miss Maud's / Swy Theatre Terry Dowling, Grant Stone
1991 Jan 25-28 Swancon 16 Greg Turkich Freeway Motel Barbara Hambly, Cindy Clarkson
1992 Jan 24-27 The Festival of the Imagination Mark Bivens? Ascot Inn Terry Dowling, Nick Stathopoulos, Paul Kidd
1993 April 8-12 SwanCon 18 (Natcon) Dave Luckett Ascot Inn Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Craig Hilton
1994 July 15-17 Confusion '94 Sue Ann Barber Perth International Hotel Sylvia Anderson, Lewis Morley, Marilyn Pride, Danny Heap
1995 April 13-17 Swancon '95 Doug Burbidge Sheraton Pat Cadigan, Ellen Datlow, Peter Read
1996 April 4-8 Festival of the Imagination 1996 (Natcon and Media Natcon) Richard Scriven Kings Hotel Neil Gaiman, Storm Constantine, Jack Dann, Janeen Webb, Robin Pen
1997 Jan 24-27 Swancon 22 - The Festival of the Imagination 1997 Russell B. Farr, David Yeates Metro Inn Howard Waldrop, Stephen Dedman, David Cake
1998 April 24-27 Swancon Twenty3 Grant Watson, Simon Oxwell Hotel Grand Chancellor Lois McMaster Bujold, Tess Williams, Gina Goddard
1999 April 1-5 SwanICon Julian Ackermann Metro Janny Wurts, Ippongi Bang, Jack Dann, Sean Williams, Dave Luckett
2000 April 20-24 Swancon 2000 (Natcon) Candice Schilder Ascot Inn Connie Willis, Robin Hobb, Ian Nichols, Garth Nix, Mitch?
2001 April 12-16 Masquerade Swancon 2001 (Natcon) David Cake, Cathy Cupitt Rydges Hotel Robert Silverberg, Scott Frazier, Karen Haber, Sue Ackermann
2002 March 28-April 1 Swancon 2002, Dragons of the World Sue Ackermann Kings Hotel Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins, David Zindell, Lee Battersby, John McDouall
2003 April 17-21 Swancon 2003 (Natcon) Jason Watson, Brett Griggs Kings Perth Hotel Lynn Flewelling, Tony Shillitoe, Justin Ackroyd
2004 April 8-12 Swancon 2004, Chronopolis Shay Telfer Parmelia Hilton Tim Powers, Eddie Campbell, Adrian Bedford, Shaun Tan, Emma Hawkes
2005 March 24-28 Swancon XXX, ConSensual Elaine Kemp Emerald Hotel Charles de Lint, MaryAnn Harris, Grant Watson, Anna Hepworth
2006 March 3-6 Swancon 2006, Renaissances Ken McCaw Acacia Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Danny Oz
2007 April 5-9 Swancon 32: Inconceivable! Michael Dawson All Seasons Elizabeth Moon, David Gerrold, Matthew Reilly, Russell B. Farr, Damian Magee.
2008 March 20-24 State of the Art: Swancon 2008 (47th Natcon) Anna Hepworth All Seasons Ken Macleod, Rob Shearman, Glenda Larke, Zara Baxter.
2009 April 9-13 Contact: Swancon 2009 PRK All Seasons Richard Morgan, Trudi Canavan, Theresa Anns, Alicia Smith, Robert Masters
2010 April 1-5 Swancon 2010 Todd Rowlands, John Green All Seasons Scott Sigler, Ian Irvine, John Samuel.
2011 April 21-25 Swancon 36 | Natcon 50 Alisa Krasnostein Hyatt Regency Perth Ellen Datlow, Justina Robson, Sean Williams, Sarah Xu
2012 April 5-9 DoomCon Kitty Hemsley Pan Pacific Hotel Brandon Sanderson, Marianne de Pierres, Chris Creagh
2013 March 29-April 1 Swancon 2013: Perception • Discovery • Emergence Tom Eitelhuber, Andrew Sharp Ibis Styles Hotel Charles Stross, Gail Simone, John Birmingham, Lucy Sussex, Sarah and John Parker
2014 April 17-21 Swancon 39: Conjuration Chris Coman, Samara Morgan Ibis Styles Hotel Anne Bishop, Tamora Pierce (no longer coming), Isobelle Carmody, Jim Butcher, Sally Beasley
2015 April 2-6 Swancon 40 Kat Griffiths Pan Pacific John Scalzi, Kylie Chan, Anthony Peacey
2016 March 24-28 Swancon 41 Isobel White Pan Pacific Michael O'Brien, Jane Espenson, Fe Waters
2017 April 13-17 Swancon 42 Chris Coman, Brian Johnson The Metro Wesley Chu, Traci Harding, Douglas Adams (in memoriam), Michael Troughton, Davina Watson
2018 March 29-April 02 Swancon 43 Jack Bridges Pan Pacific Kameron Hurley, Ryan Griffen, Barb de la Hunty
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