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Swancon 5

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Masquerade was MCed by Ian Nichols.
Swancon 5 was WA's first Natcon. It was also the first Swancon at a proper hotel, and the first with a banquet.
It had the first Goon Show episode written for and performed at a Swancon (though a Goon Show episode may have been done earlier at an Adelaide convention: "The Dune Show"). It was titled "The Dragoon Show" (as a reference to McCaffrey's Pern series), and featured "surrealist humour". Sound effects were from BBC vinyl effects disks, recorded to tape, then the tape was physically clipped, and used during the show.
Sally Beasley was starting chair, but swapped out before the convention.
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