Guest of Honour Dinner

There will be a Guest of Honour Dinner event, to be held on Wednesday 8th April before the beginning of the convention. Details here.

City of Stirling Libraries' sneak preview

City of Stirling Libraries celebrating books, discovering stories through their Fantastic Fiction Series.

April to June focus “Speculative Fiction” kicking off with a sneak preview of the Swancon 2009 Guest speakers, Robert Morgan and Trudi Canavan.

See the libraries What’s On pages for session details.

Movie Screenings

The last movie screening for Contact: Swancon 2009 was be 'Watchmen' which screened at 7pm on March 5th, 2009.

This long awaited comic book adaption had many fans biting their fingernails wondering whether the movie will bring the story and characters to life, or be yet another travesty. The IMDB synopsis says: "When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorschach begins an investigation into the murder, which begins to lead to a much more terrifying conclusion."


Movie: Watchmen
Time: 7:00pm
Date: Thursday 5th of March
Where: Belmont Reading Cinemas
Cost: $10
RSVP: to Alistair, or 0431-821-494

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank both Belmont Reading Cinemas, and Genghiscon 2009 for their partnership over the year, where we've enjoyed a great deal of success over the past ten screenings, with this final one to go before Swancon hits.

Social BBQ

The November 30th BBQ was a great success, with between 30-40 people turning up (including children) to relaxing the sunshine and enjoying good company. Our programmer Maia spent a considerable amount of time discussing programme progress with everyone who turned up.

Elaine excelled herself in the food preparation department, serving Mondo's sausages, as well as a variety of salads and chickpea and sweet potato patties.

Many thanks to everyone who made these family friendly social events a success!

Swan AID - Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fundraiser

Whilst not an official Swancon event, this fundraiser was organised by Jaunita and Maia as members of the community. The BBQ with the support of WASFF was organised as a way of drawing the community together, and allowing us as a collective group to reach out to those affected by the bushfire disaster and show that we care. The event also marked the launch of the multi issue fundraising fanzine 'Hope', edited by Grant Watson. There were over 30 people who turned up to spend time in some truly awesome company as well as donate generously to the appeal.