I’ve just booked my flights and accommodation for Swancon 36, Perth’s annual SF convention, which is happening this Easter. More than that, it’s this year’s Australian NatCon, the 50th Australian National Convention, so it looks like being a good one. It’s from 21-25 April 2011 at the Hyatt Hotel, Adelaide Tce, Perth.
I’ll be running my Write The Fight Right workshop there and there’s loads of other stuff happening, so do your best to get along. You can learn all you need to know here.
A couple of things that are really worth your attention are these:
WriterStream @ Swancon
The Swancon Thirty Six WriterStream is aimed at writers who are seeking to take the next step in the business of writing: how to become a writing professional and support in the writing process.
Featuring many of the Swancon guests including internationally acclaimed editors Ellen Datlow and Jonathan Strahan, British writer Justina Robson, and Australian authors Sean William, Simon Haynes, Kaaron Warren and Juliet Marillier, this stream is a must-see for anyone looking to write on a professional level.
When: Saturday April 23
Also, the ASFFA Short Story Competition is part of Swancon, with some pretty solid prize money.
OPEN: 1st prize $250 | 2nd prize $100
JUNIOR: (18 and under): 1st prize $100 | 2nd prize $50
Free entry for Junior category and to members of the Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty.
$10 for other entrants.
THEME: Historical futures
CLOSING DATE: Friday April 1, 2011
Again, all details of these and other things at the SwanCon website. It’ll be my first Swancon and my first visit to Perth, so come along and say hello.