Swancon 3

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Swancon 3

Swancon III - Western Australia's third SF convention.

Dates: July 21-23 1978


  • Chair: Roy Ferguson
  • Secretary/Marketing?: Bob Ogden (All the advertising had his contact details)


  • Membership was $7.50 (up to June 30th 1978)
  • Supporting Membership was $5.00


Murdoch University.


... (May not have been one)



Oral History and Reminiscences

This was the first of the SwanCons to have a dinner out at a restaurant, which was held at the Welcome Stranger Steakhouse. This establishment was owned by parents of fans (Mark and Katrina Hennessy). The were also noteworthy for owning the Barbarella franchise. (Sally Beasley)

There was a Darth Vader sound alike competition, where people were tested on the phrase "Leave that to me". Sally Beasley was either a winner or an honourable mention.

The phrase 'no costume is no costume' was introduced to Perth fandom as a result of the 'Least Dressed Costume' competition. Costumes included a bookmark and a paper bag.