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Monday, March 24th, 2014
9:06 pm
[prk]
Tin Duck Nominations Close Friday
Hi all,

We've extended the Tin Duck Nominations period to this Friday - 28th March.

If you know a Western Australian author, artist or producer, whether they be professional or not, why not recognise their talent and accomplishments by nominating them for a Tin Duck award?

Details at https://2014.swancon.com.au/content/article/87

Looking for inspiration on who to nominate? A national list, for the Ditmars, is available at http://wiki.sf.org.au/2013_Ditmar_eligibility_list - you could always use it to look for Western Australians. If someone's missing from that list, you can also add them and they could be nominated for a Ditmar award!

Nominations via email to awards-2014 (at) swancon.com.au by midnight (WST) this Friday (Mar 28th).

prk.
Friday, August 16th, 2013
2:22 pm
[huckle]
Thankyou, swancon community
My daughter has been attending swancon since she was born...so far she's clocked up 10 years.
Yesterday, she received an offer of a place in a gifted and talented visual arts program at one of the two completely selective schools in Perth. Its quite a big deal for her future academic/artistic self. I don't think that this would have happened without the support of the swancon community.
She draws dragons. Thanks to swancon, she's tediously obsessed with dragons. She's won the kids art show prize for about six years in a row. She takes it very seriously, practicing drawing dragons all year for the art show. Her dragon drawing practice has led her to develop skills in shading, perspective, proportion, sketching, imagination and so on. The portfolio we took to the interview at the school was her dragon drawings for swancon.

So, we are very grateful to the swancon community for supporting her, voting for her drawings and generally being positive about her art. Thankyou you all for your kindness. Thankyou for your gift of support and validation.
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
10:56 am
[ext_1752978]
SwanCon & GenghisCon Screening: The Wolverine [2D]
Hi Everyone!

In conjunction with GenghisCon, SwanCon will be doing a screening of The Wolverine.

“Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.”



Time: Time TBA
Date: Friday 26th July 2013
Where: Belmont Reading Cinemas, Belmont
Tickets: $14 concession and $16 standard
RSVP: Send us an e-mail to screenings2014@genghiscon.org
Sunday, June 16th, 2013
9:34 pm
[ext_1752978]
Screening - Monsters University
Hi Everyone!

In conjunction with GenghisCon, SwanCon will be doing a screening of Monsters University.

"A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends."


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/embed/sjsrSyWcm2E

Time: Arrive at 12:30 for a 12:45 start
Date: Sunday 23th June 2013
Where: Belmont Reading Cinemas, Belmont
Tickets: $14 concession and $16 standard
RSVP: Send us an e-mail to screenings2014(at)genghiscon.org
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
6:51 pm
[ext_1752978]
SwanCon & GenghisCon Screening - Star Trek: Into Darkness
Hi Everyone! SwanCon will be doing a screening of Star Trek.

"After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction."

Trailer: http://youtu.be/yhz4A5BCMAA

Time: TBC
Date: Friday 17th May 2013
Where: Belmont Reading Cinemas, Belmont
Tickets: $14 concession and $16 standard
RSVP: Please send us an e-mail to <screenings2014@genghiscon.org>, by noon Wednesday 15th.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
9:59 pm
[ext_1752978]
Iron Man 3 Screening
Hi Everyone! SwanCon will be doing a screening of Iron Man 3.

"When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, Stark starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution."

Trailer: http://youtu.be/2CzoSeClcw0

Time: Arrive at 7:40 for an 8pm start
Date: Friday 26th April 2013
Where: Belmont Reading Cinemas, Belmont
Tickets: $14 concession and $16 standard
RSVP: Send us an e-mail at <screenings2014@genghiscon.org>, seats are limited, so RSVP's are essential to ensure you will receive a ticket.
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
7:58 pm
[_bigjobbies_]
Swancon Gaming Survey - Win Games !
My final duty as 2013 gaming coordinator is a happy one: I have games donated as prizes by Milsims that didn't arrive until after the con, to give away.

If you attended the Swancon gaming room this year and you'd like the chance to win a game, simply complete a short survey - the results will be passed on to 2014 to assist their planning.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5MYXK6P

I'll close the survey April 20 and choose winners randomly from the respondents.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
11:33 am
[linstar]
Art Show Catalogue for Tin Duck Nominations
Hi everyone,

In case people are still on here as opposed to being on FB, some of the art pieces are available in the Art Show Catalogue to be nominated in the Fan Art category for Tin Duck Nominations. Please go through and make sure nominations are made as it's important to recognise the hard work our local artists and authors put in!

https://www.facebook.com/download/289874914475580/2012%20Art%20Show%20Catalogue.pdf
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
9:19 am
[prk]
Dredd 2D Screening
Judgement is coming.

Swancon and Genghiscon are pleased to announce a joint screening of Dredd.

“In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.” – IMDB

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PifvRiHVSCY

What: Dredd (2D) Screening
When: Fri 26th October
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, 237 Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
Time: 7:15pm (please arrive 15 minutes early to collect your tickets)
Cost: $13 concession, $15 Standard

Please RSVP to screenings2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm Thu Oct 25th.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
6:37 pm
[prk]
Looper (2D) Screening
Swancon and Genghiscon are pleased to announce a joint screening of Looper - a tale of time travelling, paradoxes, and self assassination attempts.

“In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self. ” – IMDB

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQuhsmtfHw

What: Looper (2D) Screening
When: Fri 28th September
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, 237 Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
Time: 9:30pm (please arrive 15 minutes early to collect your tickets)
Cost: $13 concession, $15 Standard

Please RSVP to screenings2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm Thu Sep 27th.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
6:35 pm
[prk]
The Watch Screening
Join us this Friday for all the corny dialogue and Ben Stiller you can groan at, in this joint screening with Genghiscon of the Sci-Fi Comedy, The Watch.

“Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.” – IMDB

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFXoKCwUZJY

What: The Watch Screening
When: Fri 14th September
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, 237 Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
Time: 6:30pm (arrive at 6:15pm to collect your tickets)
Cost: $13 concession, $15 Standard

Please RSVP to screenings2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm Thu Sep 13th.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
10:59 am
[prk]
The Expendables 2 (2D) Screening
Join us this Friday for all the explosions, corny dialogue and beefcake you can drool over, in this joint screening with Genghiscon of The Expendables 2.

“Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.” – IMDB

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgEqVYcryWc

What: The Expendables 2 (2D) Screening
When: Fri 31st August
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, 237 Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
Time: 8:30pm (arrive at 8:15pm to collect your tickets)
Cost: $13 concession, $15 Standard

Please RSVP to screenings2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm Thu Aug 30th.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012
7:34 pm
[prk]
Leaving Megalopolis - Gail Simone Kickstarter
Swancon Guest of Honour Gail Simone has a graphic novel kickstarter with Jim Calafiore called Leaving Megalopolis.


"When the caped heroes of the world's safest city inexplicably all turn into homicidal lunatics, no one is safe.

The only rational thing to do is get the hell out of town. If only it were that easy.....

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS is a thrilling, original 80 page graphic novel of suspense and terror in a superhero universe gone horribly wrong, where a small band of survivors face the horror of both their formerly beloved protectors, and the dark secrets within themselves. Featuring the creative talents of writer Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore this is a story of violence, fear, hope and -- if they're lucky -- survival."

As with most Kickstarter projects, there are several different pledge levels which return an increasing number of rewards. $9 gets you a PDF of the graphic novel, $30 gets you the PDF and a hard copy posted to Australia, and higher pledges include alternate covers, limited edition colour prints, etc.

Estimated delivery for this is listed as February 2013, which would be perfect timing to get your copy personalised by Gail Simone at Swancon 2013!

There are just under three weeks to take advantage of this if you're interested, with it closing on September 14th, so don't miss out on your opportunity to own a copy of Leaving Megalopolis!
Monday, August 20th, 2012
6:48 pm
[prk]
Total Recall (2D) Screening this Thursday
Total Recall's release date has been moved forward so we are having a joint screening with GenghisCon this Thursday.

"A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run." - IMDB

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvPR62fP8hk

What: Total Recall (2D) Screening
When: Thurs 23rd August
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, 237 Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
Time: 7pm (arrive at 6:45 to collect your tickets)
Cost: $13 concession, $15 Standard

Please RSVP to screenings2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm Wed Aug 22.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
4:08 pm
[prk]
Movie Screening - Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Swancon and Genghiscon are pleased to announce a screening of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.

Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's police, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/

What: The Dark Knight Rises
When: Friday, 20th July
Time: Approx 7pm, TBC closer to the date
Where: Reading Cinemas Belmont, Knutsford Ave, Cloverdale
How much: $15 full, $13 concession.

Please show up at least 20 minutes before the session to collect tickets.

RSVP: By e-mail to committee2013 (at) genghiscon.org by 11pm, Wednesday 18th July.

Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Friday, June 29th, 2012
2:27 am
[prk]
Membership Price Rise
Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that membership prices go up on Monday; buy yours by Sunday to get it at the current $180 full / $130 concession prices.

If you've never been a full member at Swancon before, then we have three special deals going until July 1st.
  • First, you can get your full membership at the discounted price of $150 full, $95 concession.
  • Second, you can layby a full membership for only $25 full or $20 concession.
  • Third, anyone who laybys a first time full membership ticket before July 1st will go into the draw to win the rest of the ticket for free! Yes, you could win your full first time Swancon membership for only $25 full or $20 concession!



Memberships (and first time full member laybys) can be purchased from our website (https://2013.swancon.com.au/).

Cheers,

prk.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
9:12 am
[prk]
WASFF Board Vacancies
Hi all,

WASFF, the volunteer run organisation which oversees the running of Swancons, has a couple of vacancies.

Swancon committees are always looking for volunteers to assist too!

If anyone is interested in participating, check out http://wasff.sf.org.au/announce and let us know.

Cheers,

prk.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
9:49 pm
[prk]
Supanova, First Time Members & Membership Price Rise
Hi all,

A few quick notes:

1) We'll have a stall at Supanova (N1, near the Supanova Information Booth). Drop by and say hello, enter our free raffle, buy your membership before the price rise, or a first time full member can buy or layby a discounted membership.

2) If you've never been a full member at Swancon before, then we have three special deals going until June 30th.
  • First, you can get your full membership at the discounted price of $150 full, $95 concession.
  • Second, you can layby a full membership for only $25 full or $20 concession.
  • Third, anyone who laybys a first time full membership ticket before June 30th will go into the draw to win the rest of the ticket for free! Yes, you could win your full first time Swancon membership for only $25 full or $20 concession!

3) For people who've been a full time member previously, and haven't bought their membership yet, prices are currently at $180 full, $130 concession, but only until June 30th. As of July 1st, prices will increase.

Memberships (and first time full member laybys) can be purchased from our website (https://2013.swancon.com.au/) store, or from our stall at Supanova.

Cheers,

prk.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
8:32 pm
[prk]
Movie Screening - Brave
Come join your fannish friends and enjoy this screening of Pixar's new movie, Brave.

"Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse." - IMDB

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEHWDA_6e3M

Where: Reading Cinemas, Belmont
When: Friday 22nd June, 7pm for the 7:15pm session
Cost: $15 full, $13 concession
RSVP: To movies-2013 (at) swancon.com.au by 11pm, Wednesday, June 20th


Note: If you turn up without RSVPing you may still be able to attend, however we cannot guarantee you a ticket if the cinema sales are high and the movie is sold out.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
6:59 am
[linstar]
Swancon 2013 Movie Screening - Prometheus
Hi everyone!

Welcome to the next installment in the Swancon / Genghiscon movies. This time if will be the highly anticipated Prometheus!!!

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/

Date: Thursday 7th June
Time: Screening starts at 7.30pm
Place: Hoyts Cinemas, Booragoon

*PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT DAY AND DIFFERENT CINEMA

Tickets will be $12 concession / $14 standard. Please rsvp to
movies-2013@swancon.com.au by Monday 4th June. The cinmea will be reserving block seating, so it is incredibly important that people RSVP to this screening, as per Skyrim. Unless there are still public seats available, you will not be able to just walk in if you have not responded. Look forward to seeing you all there!
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