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Monday, May 21st, 2012
10:40 pm
Movie Screenings - Men in Black 3 3D
Come join in the fun with the next movie screening presented by Swancon and Genghiscon!

Men in Black 3, in 3D

Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.


Date: Friday May 25th 2012
Time: Screening starts at 6.30pm
Place: Belmont Reading Cinemas

Tickets will be $13 concession / $15 standard. Please rsvp to movies-2013@swancon.com.au by Wednesday 23rd April. Please note, you may still be able to get tickets if you just rock up, but we can’t guarantee there will be available seats. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, April 16th, 2012
12:00 pm
Avengers Movie Screening
Avengers Screening

Come see the very appealing amounts of eye candy that is the new Avengers movie with Genghiscon and Swancon!

Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.


Date: Friday April 27th 2012
Time: Screening starts at 8.30pm
Place: Belmont Reading Cinemas

Tickets will be $13 concession / $15 standard. Please rsvp to movies-2013@swancon.com.au by Wednesday 25th April. Please note, you may still be able to get tickets if you just rock up, but we can’t guarantee there will be available seats. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
5:27 pm
Swancon Lost Property
I have the following in the Lost Property Box from Swancon 2012.

3 pairs of glasses - http://yfrog.com/odwxxjj

A pair of glasses in a case - http://yfrog.com/hwzi0cij

A Nokia 2100 phone - http://yfrog.com/nu9bjvyj

Some origami paper & instructions - http://yfrog.com/hsomqcqlj

A Doom-Con shirt - http://yfrog.com/mnoeppyj

A couple of DVDs - http://yfrog.com/odh24asj

An Art Noveau Tarot Deck - http://yfrog.com/kjujyskwj

Some Pikachu ears - http://yfrog.com/nx9eehzj

A magenta shirt - http://yfrog.com/nzj5zjqyj

A baseball cap & striped shirt - http://yfrog.com/nwqgcrdj

Please contact me ( prk (at) digitaljunkie.net ) if you are, or know, the owner.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
1:33 pm
Lost at Swancon - sunglasses!
I seem to have mislaid my sunglasses at Swancon this year. They are prescription sunnies, so if a person with normal eyesight tries them on, they won't be able to see. This will tell you that they're mine. They were in a black case. If anyone finds/has found them, could you please let me know? Thanks. Sue.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
10:24 am
Easter Friday – Hotel Alcohol Restrictions
Hi all,

Due to Perth’s liquor licensing restrictions, the Pan Pacific Hotel Lounge & Bar will only be able to serve alcohol to hotel guests (people staying in the hotel itself) on Easter Friday.

They will do this by cordoning off part of the lounge bar area, and only allowing hotel guests into that section. The other part of the lounge bar area will be open for all Swancon members, but will only be serving food, not alcohol.

Swancon members, who are not hotel guests, wishing to have a drink with a meal can do so in the Hotel Restaurant – Montereys, or at any other licensed restaurant in the area.

See you all soon!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
12:38 am
Magic the Gathering Limited Draft Tournament with Brandon Sanderson
Magic the Gathering is the world’s premier trading card game where you play the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful wizard battling other Planeswalkers for glory, knowledge and conquest. You do this using a deck of cards containing your spells, lands and creatures.

Brandon Sanderson is an epic fantasy writer (Wheel of Time, Mistborn) who is coming as a special guest to Swancon(TM). He had just one condition before he would agree to come - we had to run a Magic the Gathering tournament and he wants to see what Perth has to offer.

Challenge accepted.

Swancon(TM) would like to give our thanks to Al’s Card Shop and Tactics for sponsoring the tournament and supplying prizes.

WHEN: Sunday April 8th, 10am to 5pm

WHERE: Swancon – Pan Pacific Hotel, Goldsworthy South Room

COST: Tournament fee is $20 for your deck of cards. This charge is in addition to your Swancon membership, which you can purchase at www.swancon.com.au. A $20 dollar membership is available for those wishing to attend Swancon(TM) solely for the Magic the Gathering Tournament. Alternatively, for those wishing to stay for the entire day and evening to enjoy the panels, gaming, fannish fun and awesome console gaming, full and concession day memberships are also available.

NOVICES: Novice players are most welcome, Swancon(TM) is holding a “Learn to Play” session on Saturday morning. For Swancon members, that is a free entry event.

NUMBERS: The tournament is restricted to 31 members, plus Brandon Sanderson. To reserve your place, sign-in at the Registration desk over the Convention or contact Bronwyn at bronwynhillside (at) hotmail.com. If you miss out, still leave your name in case we have a space open on the day. Preference will be given to full convention members, then day members and finally $20 event members.

FORMAT: Three Swiss Rounds will be held from 10am. In each round you play three games, perhaps with Brendon Sanderson as he too competes. At the conclusion of the Rounds, the top fifteen players will compete against Brendon Sanderson, well okay, not all at the same time obviously…and each other.

TOURNAMENT TYPE: This is a non-DCI sponsored event for friendly players only.

BEST & FAIREST: The most sportsperson-like players, the people most enjoyable to play against will win prizes. Each Round, you will score your opponent on these merits.


Highest Point Winners
1st: 1 foil pack, 3 12th ed packs, 3 Phyrexia packs, 6 half decks
2nd: 1 foil pack, 2 12th ed packs, 2 Phyrexia packs, 4 half decks
3rd: 1 foil pack, 1 12th ed pack, 1 Phyrexia pack, 2 half deck

"Best and Fairest" Players
1st: 2 foil packs, 3 12th ed packs, 6 Phyrexia packs, 2 half battle decks, 8 half decks
2nd: 1 foil pack, 2 12th ed packs, 4 Phyrexia packs, 1 half battle deck, 6 half decks
3rd: 1 foil pack, 1 12th ed pack, 2 Phyrexia packs, 1 half battle deck, 4 half decks


All cards for the tournament will be provided by Swancon. But if you do bring your own cards, you can always play a game in the bar downstairs. If you buy a day membership, we have two rooms just for gaming and heaps of room for you to have a few games with friends or addict new people to your game.

We hope to see you there, and let the best Planeswalker win!
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
7:32 pm
Convention Badge Name and Membership Transfers
We'll be printing convention badges shortly (either a standard badge, or a premium badge if you've purchased one).

Please ensure you've set the name you want on your badge by logging into our site and viewing your membership details. If you're unsure of your login name or password, you can recover it using the email address you signed up for, or gave when purchasing your membership.

If you haven't already agreed to the disclaimer, please take the time to do so, as it will save you time when picking up your badge at Swancon(TM).

If you have multiple memberships, you (or the person the membership is for) will need to create a new account on our site, with their correct membership details. You can then transfer the ticket to them by clicking the "My Tickets" link on the website.

To ensure your (or anyone else you've purchased a ticket for) badge has the correct name, please do this by Sunday.

If you run into any problems, email memberships-2012 (at) swancon.com.au for assistance.

See you all at Swancon(TM)!

(Hopefully only posted once, here!)
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
9:17 pm
Update: Programme, Guest of Honour Dinner, Price Rise, Gold Coin Day & Tin Ducks
Hi all,

A few updates:

1) For those of you who haven't been watching the programme mutate on the website, it's nearing its final form. Do you know what its super power will be?

2) We've announced a Guest of Honour Dinner, an opportunity to spend a relaxed evening eating and drinking with our Guests on the Wednesday before Swancon(TM). RSVP essential by March 28th.

3) The current membership pricing ($210 full, $155 concession) is only valid until March 31st, at which stage they rise to the door price of $250 full and $185 concession. Day prices will also be available from April 1st.

4) Thanks to Lottery West, entry to Swancon(TM) on Friday April 6th is available for just a Gold Coin Donation. If you, or your friends have wanted to check out Swancon(TM), but haven't got around to it, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Make sure you / your friends take advantage and come see what all the excitement is about!

5) Tin Duck ballots are now available. Vote early, vote ... once.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
5:57 pm
Hunger Games Screening
Swancon & Genghiscon are running a screening for The Hunger Games, one of the most eagerly anticipated movies for 2012.

"In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives."

Based on the best selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, and with claims of staying faithful to the books, this movie has huge potential.

Join your fellow fans for the movie experience, and the guaranteed discussions, and debate afterwards.

This Friday, Belmont Reading Cinema, 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start.

Tickets are $15 full and $13 concession.

Please RSVP by 8pm tonight, via email to movies-2012 (at) swancon.com.au

Sunday, March 18th, 2012
6:28 pm
Art Show Information
Hi all,

Could anyone who is planning on submitting artwork into the art show please contact me asap. I'd like to do a catalogue this year, which means I will be sticking to a hard cut off date of end of this month. I am willing to take payment at the con as long as I know what pieces people will be submitting so I can make note of what spacing I am going to need. But I will also require digital thumbprints if possible so that I can get the catalogue organised. So, submit artwork! Let me know about it! Send me thumbprints! Make me happy! Tell others to submit artwork! Rinse and repeat :)

Info regarding art show can be found here: https://2012.swancon.com.au/content/article/25

Many thanks!
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
6:59 am
Swancon Art Show
Don't forget to get your art show registration forms in so that I can start to get the placards done up! Look forward to seeing you all there.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
10:57 am
An unexpected diversion at Swancon
The Wellington Street Blood Bank asked me last night if I could come in on Easter Monday as they're opening specially that day to take whole blood and platelets. So I'll be going in at 9.30am that day...anybody want to keep me company or curious about the Trima process (taking just platelets) or even better, make a donation?

I feel a bit forlorn missing out on some of the convention but am heartened by the lives I will be saving...no excuse really - it's not very far away at all from the Blood Donor centre and there's unfortunately a staggering need for the products over Easter.

I'm also amused by the thought of a fannish invasion of the Wellington Street Blood Donor Centre.

See here http://www.donateblood.com.au/ for more information or ring 13 14 95 to make an appointment.
Monday, February 27th, 2012
6:59 am
Reminder: Tin Duck Nominations and Art Show Registrations
People! Reminder to get your Tin Duck nominations and Art Show Registrations in! Tin Duck nominations close midnight Sunday 4th, so make sure you get your nominations in this week!
Monday, February 20th, 2012
11:06 pm
Programme Book Advertising
For a limited time, the opportunity exists to advertise your business, book launch, convention or other event in the Doom-Con, Swancon 2012, programme book.

Full (A5) and half page advertising space is available.

Adverts need to be submitted as press quality PDFs with any images at 300dpi, and will be printed in greyscale.

Full page advert: 210 X 148mm (A5), with 5mm bleed - $100
Half page advert: 105 X 148mm, with 5mm bleed - $50

Advertising closes March 2nd.

To request advertising space, or if you have any queries, please email treasurer-2012 (at) swancon.com.au

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
10:40 pm
Dealers' Tables
Doom-Con, Swancon 2012, is now taking reservations for Dealers' tables, for both the Market Day (Friday April 6th) and the entire convention (Thursday April 5th - Monday April 9th).

Tables are 1800mm x 600mm and are available at the following rates:

1 Table, whole of convention: $250
1/4 Table, whole of convention: $80
1 Table, Market Day: $75

A special discount rate of $50 for a Market day table (limited numbers) is also available to fan based, non profit groups.

Dealers wishing to reserve the equivalent space, but not a table (eg for a clothing rack) may do so at the above rates, and should specify when making their reservation.

Dealers' tables can be reserved by emailing dealers-2012 (at) swancon.com.au specifying the desired option (whole convention full table / whole convention quarter table / market day table / fan rate market day table) and the number of tables requested.

Tables will be allocated on a first served basis, however an initial limit of 2 tables for any group will apply to ensure as many dealers as possible can reserve tables.

Please note that these rates do not include membership to Swancon. Dealers who also wish to attend convention events may do so by purchasing a membership (entire convention or individual days) at the concession rate.

For any queries or clarifications regarding Dealers' tables, please email dealers-2012 (at) swancon.com.au

8:08 am
Swancon Room Bookings
Hey all,

Just a reminder that Swancon is now only 6 weeks away! Have you booked your room accommodation? Room accommodation should be booked by the end of February to ensure the correct room rates are applied as the hotel has said beyond that it will release rooms back into general allocation, so there is no guarantee that you will get your rooms at the Swancon rate if you book after that. Make sure you book your accommodation soon!
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
4:20 pm
Art Show Call For Submissions
Doomcon are pleased to announce the Art Show will once again be running at Swancon! The Fan Art Show will run from Friday the 6th of April to 3pm Sunday the 8th of April, 2012. With Swancon now only a few months away, artists are encouraged to reserve space for their pieces by sending through a registration form or email. Payment for registrations must accompany the registration form. Judging of art work will be open from Friday through to the dinner break on Saturday evening, with Art show sales to take place after the lunch break on Sunday.

Works registered after 29th March 2012 might not find room at the Show. Although multiple entries are allowed, space is limited so we will accept entries on a first-come-first-served basis, and the organisers reserve the right to limit an artist to reasonable numbers of entries. There will be a separate children’s (Under 12) stream within the art show with its own judging.

Artists are asked to advise what their display requirements will be and whether their work will be sold. Please contact Linda at linstarlin@gmail.com to register your artwork. Actual submission of pieces will be advised closer to Swancon.

You must state on the entry form if the piece is an original or a reproduction. Reproductions or prints from digitally created works are allowed, though only one copy of any particular piece may be hung. All work must be the original work of the artist. All reproduction rights remain the property of the artist. Works judged by the organisers to be offensive or libelous will not be permitted in the show. If you are in doubt as to whether your work is acceptable, please contact the organisers in advance. Swancon reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason it sees fit.

Artists are responsible for organising their own insurance. Whilst the best of care will be taken at all times, Swancon will not accept liability for damages to your art work.

Financial Matters
The fee to enter the show is $5 per work except for Children’s Art or art entered for the purpose of fundraising, which will not be charged. These fees help to offset room, display, equipment and handling costs. Swancon will collect all sales revenue and distribute the proceeds to the artists by cash or cheque. Payments will be finalised no more than six weeks from the end of the convention. No commission will be charged by Swancon. If you mail your artwork in and it is not sold or collected from the show, you must provide payment to cover the costs of return postage and ensure packaging is reusable.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Fundraising by art sales
Works entered in the show for the purpose of fundraising are exempt from entry fees. Unless otherwise specified, it is the artist's responsibility to distribute funds
from sales.

It is also the artist's responsibility to label the work appropriately.

Registration form here: https://2012.swancon.com.au/system/attachments/production/ad8/962/8f2/971/5df/569/3/original/Art_Show_Registration_Form.pdf
3:11 pm
Tin Duck Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Tin Duck Awards, the annual Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Achievement Awards for WA writers and artists. The awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony for Doom-Con 2012, which will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Sunday the 8th of April 2012.

Works eligible to be nominated must have been "published" (be it written work, art or any form of performing art or convention running) in the 2011 calendar year, and must not have been voted upon in any previous Tin Duck Award. Works will be validated by the Tin Duck Awards Committee, and may be moved to a different category than nominated for if deemed necessary. Any works nominated without a category may be deemed invalid by the Awards Committee. Nominations may be subject to short-listing if necessary in categories with large number of nominations.

Multiple nominations may be submitted for any category. Nominations must be received no later than midnight 4th March 2012, and can be submitted by submitting an on-line form at https://2012.swancon.com.au/award_nominations.

The award categories are:

Best WA Professional Long Written Work
Best WA Professional Short Written Work
Best WA Professional Art Work
Best WA Professional Production (any medium)
Best WA Unpaid or Fan Written Work
Best WA Unpaid or Fan Art Work
Best WA Unpaid or Fan Production
Friday, February 10th, 2012
3:46 pm
Self Defence at Swancon
In keeping with safe spaces at Swancon in the past, was wondering if ppl would be interest in a self defence panel at swancon this year given how late it runs at night. Wanting to share what i've learnt from gurus like Peyton Quinn, Tony Blauer and Marc Macyoung in the past. Nothing to do with martial arts, not about fighting but strategies/stuff to keep in mind to keep yourself from harms way - fight/flight, situational awareness, self defence mindset, safe distance, that sort of stuff.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
3:11 pm
Win Tickets to DIsney’s John Carter
Share your excitement for this year’s SWANCON convention (April 5-9) on your Facebook wall or Twitter stream.

Send us a screen shot of your entry and you could WIN 1 of 15 double in-season passes to see Disney’s upcoming 3D sci-fi action adventure JOHN CARTER – Only at the movies and selected 3D cinemas MARCH 8.

PLUS all SWANCON MEMBER entries go in the bonus draw to pick up a JOHN CARTER prize pack valued at over $150! Make sure you’ve bought your membership and tell us you’re a member when you email your screenshot in.

Send screenshots to: doom-con-2012(at)swancon(dot)com

Current Mood: excited
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