Swancon 2006

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AKA Swancon 2006 Renaissances

Swancon 2006 was the 31st annual West Australian Science Fiction Convention, held on March 3th-6th 2006.

The Convention


  • GoH: Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Ippongi Bang, Adrian Bedford
  • Fan GoH: Danny Oz, Alethea Raspa
  • Invited guests: Kjartan Arnorsson, Bruce Rowe, Ian Tregonning


The Acacia Hotel (now the All Seasons Hotel). The nightly con rates for rooms at the hotel were $168 (suite), $148 (deluxe or triple), $108 (superior queen or twin share), or $98 (single), including breakfast.[1]

Suggested alternative accomodation options were Northlodge Accommodation and Britannia on William.


Photograph of logo of SwanCon 2006: Renaissances - red background, black frame surrounding line drawing of rose through face mask
SwanCon 2006: Renaissances - t-shirt front.
  • President-Elect-For-Life-Beloved-Of-The-People-Generalissimo: Ken McCaw
  • Treasurer: Chris Creagh
  • Vice-President: PRK
  • Secretarial Lap Cat: Jaunita Landéesse
  • Programming: Stephen Griffiths
  • Fund Raising: Christopher Phillips
  • Assistant Gaming Coordinator: Owen Wylde
  • Art Show Coordinator: Tracey Sorensen
  • Hucksters Coordinator: Amy Hightower
  • MC / Video: John Robertson
  • Gaming Coordinator: David Gunn
  • Webmistress: Elizabeth Powell
  • Masquerade Coordinator: Anysia
  • Doubting Wife: Mel McCaw


Ken recalls that a whole two members of the bid committee actually lasted the full two years to the convention because the bid committee was only 3 committee - the rest were acquired by wandering around the convention after winning the bid at the WASFF meeting. Part of the ethos in the forming of the committee was that members would be recruited based on experience and enthusiasm for specific roles. While this was a visionary approach, it failed to survive a coup by members of the committee approximately 3 months into the organising period. [Just Ken]


Door prices:

  • Full: $130
  • Day: Friday:$20, Saturday-Monday:$45

Movie Screenings

Fundraising screenings of the following movies were held:

  • Legend of Zorro
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Corpse Bride
  • The Elemental Might
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Night Watch
  • Serenity
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Ghost Busters
  • Land of the Dead (cancelled)
  • Labyrinth
  • Inside the Tardis (Dr. Who live stage show)
  • Sin City
  • Fantastic Four
  • War of the Worlds
  • Batman Begins
  • Mr and Mrs Smith
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Publications and Productions

Convention Publications

  • PR Zero
  • PR One
  • PR Two
  • Official Program
  • Information booklet giving the background for the guests, hotel information, ballot for the Tin Duck awards, memberships, art show, committee, AGM, and GoH Dinner. plus info on running your own Swancon.

Convention Bag Goodies

  • Flyers for Conflux 3:a convention of fantastic worlds. Held at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra June 2006.
  • Flyer for Nullus Anxietas: The Australian Diskworld Convention in February 2007
  • Flyer for Fandomedia 2006: Hunger
  • Flyer for the All Fools Day Medieval Fayre at the Supreme Court Gardens presented by the WA Medieval Alliance Inc.
  • Flyer for Wraeththu; The Picture Book
  • Voucher for a free sample of olive oil soap from Magic Olive
  • Cut out, stick and make your own hovercraft
  • Dell mouse-pad
  • Bookmark for the Hal Spacejock book series
  • Advertising for Empire Toys, Fantastic Planet and Tim's White Dwarf Books
  • A Condom
  • Green plastic soldier.



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