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!

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!
  • prk

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.

  • ratfan

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.
  • prk

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!

  • prk

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!
  • prk

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!)
  • prk

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.

  • prk

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


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!