A convention is an assembly of people meeting for a common purpose. It is partly a conference, and partly a festival. There is an official program of scheduled events set out, but this is largely a framework to hang a larger experience on.
Often there are guests invited, these can be international, national or local. In the past Swancon has entertained international authors such as Charles de Lint, Ken McLeod and Mercedes Lackey, and artists like Eddie Campbell and Larry Dixen. The event is also a strong supporter of Australian authors such as Sean Williams, Trudi Canavan, Marianne de Pierres and Jennifer Fallon.
The program can include anything from workshops, discussion groups, and art exhibitions to games and key note speeches by guests. Discussions led by guests are often popular as is playing live action Quiddich, and workshops have in the past have included a ‘Jedi Bootcamp’. Swancon strives for a balance between the informative and the entertaining -- with the emphasis on fun.
More information is available through the rest of this website. You can also contact the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) which is the parent organisation under which Swancon operates under. Both websites contain contact information and up to date information on Swancon and other WASFF projects.