Swancon 6

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The 6th Western Australian regional science fiction convention, run over the Easter weekend -- Friday 17th to 20th April, 1981 (Easter weekend)

The Convention


Anthony Peacey


The Royal George in Fremantle, which was a former hotel and was owned by Kids' Open Learning School.


Chair : Barbara De La Hunty

Publicity: ??

Treasurer: ??

Venue Organizer: Susan Margaret

Program Organizer: ??

Others: ?? John McDouall (probably) Iain Henderson

Program: ??


The deal was that fans would paint one room, and that would cover the venue cost. but fans being fans, twelve different groups went to 12 different rooms, and painted them all in different styles.

Many people were accommodated in a bus. Some slept in dormitories.

May have have had Jules Verne as an in-memoriam guest.

There was a live-action Space invaders game in the yard, with fans as aliens and other fans throwing frisbees at them.

There was a live action D&D game with Dave Luckett as dungeon master, using the whole venue including cellars. The game also included the outdoor staircase on the side of the building. The building was on the cliff face, and there was a balcony room halfway down the staircase (in which some people slept), and a room built into the cliff, all of which were used in the game.

Publications and Productions


External Links

These are mostly links to transcripts that have been done for the Australian Science Fiction Distributed Archive Project (ASFDAP) on its blog 'This!'