Swancon 2009

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Swancon 2009: Contact

Swancon 2009 was the 34rd annual West Australian Science Fiction Convention, held on April 9th-13th 2009.

Photograph of logo of ConTact: SwanCon 2009. The C is a radio dish. The T an electronic switch. There are two hands reaching in from each side reminiscent of the famous Sistine Chapel painting, but the one on the left is human, the right appears to be robotic.
ConTact: SwanCon 2009 T-shirt front

The Convention


  • GoH: Richard Morgan, Trudi Canavan, Theresa Anns
  • Fan GoH: Alicia Smith and Rob Masters


For the fourth year in a row, it's the All Seasons Hotel. The con rates for rooms at the hotel were $115 or $135 per night


  • Chairperson: PRK
  • Vice Chair: Jaunita Landéesse
  • Treasurer: Elaine Kemp
  • Secretary: Jess Bridges
  • Programme Co-ordinator: Maia Bobrowicz
  • Academic Programme Co-ordinator: Stephen Dedman
  • Design and Publishing: Kathryn Linge
  • Queen of Arts: Stephanie Bateman-Graham
  • Volunteers Coordinator: Alistair McKie
  • Events Co-ordinator: Linda Deegan
  • Webmaster and Data Wrangler: Christopher Phillips


Memberships were sold before the convention (up to 31st March) at Fantastic Planet, Tactics, Planet Books, White Dwarf, and indiebooksonline.com.

Door prices

  • Full: $160
  • Concession: $140
  • Day: Thursday:$25, Friday:$20, Saturday-Monday:$50


Movie Screenings

Fundraising screenings of the following movies were held:

  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Iron Man
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Speed Racer
  • Get Smart
  • Hancock
  • Dark Knight
  • Forbidden Kingdom
  • X-Files 2
  • Wanted
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Hellboy II (cancelled)
  • WALL·E
  • Quantum of Solace
  • Watchmen

Publications and Productions


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