Swancon 5 was also the 19th Natcon (National Convention)
Dates: Friday 15th to 18th August, 1980
GoH: Anne McCaffrey
Grant Stone, Shayne McCormack
Park Towers / Kings Ambassador
Chair : Julia Curtis
Publicity: Bob Ogden (Bid)
Treasurer: Roy Ferguson (Bid)
Bid Committee Chairman: Rob McGough
Venue Organizer: ??
Program Organizer: ??
Masquerade was MCed by Ian Nichols.
Oral History and Reminiscences
Barb de la Hunty is remembered for a costume which was "...something with white fur and not much of it". (Sally Beasley)
Publications and Productions
These are mostly links to transcripts that have been done for the Australian Science Fiction Distributed Archive Project (ASFDAP) on its blog 'This!'
- Swancon 5: - Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 1)
- Swancon 5: - Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 2-3)
- Swancon 5: - Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (page 3-4)
- Swancon 5: - Bidding for the 1980 National SF Convention (middle pages)
- Swancon 5: - Progress Report No. 3
- The West Australian: - 'Star Wars' Fraternity by Mark Skulley
- Swancon 5: - 1980 Ditmar Awards nomination form
- All SwanCon 5 posts on ASFDAP blog