I’ve been remiss in mentioning this, so apologies for the incredibly short notice. Freecon is on in Sydney this weekend and it’d be great to see people there. It’s a science fiction and fantasy convention and, as the name suggests, it’s free. It’s also a very small and intimate affair, so it makes for a good opportunity to get a bit closer to some writers and get to know some local fans.

When I said it was short notice, I wasn’t lying. It starts tonight. The official con sessions are tonight from 5.30 to 9.00pm, Saturday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm and Sunday from 1.00 to 4.00 pm. I won’t be there tonight, but I’ll be there all day tomorrow and Sunday afternoon. Writers taking part in various con panels and activities are (alphabetically) Joanne Anderton, Alan Baxter, Jenny Blackford, Russell Blackford, Matt Chrulew, Bill Congreve, David Dale, Thoraiya Dyer, Pamela Freeman, Laura Goodin, Richard Harland, Van Ikin, Crisetta MacLeod, Nicole Murphy, Gillian Polack, Emmett Spain and John Walker.

That’s a damned interesting cross-section of Australian spec fic talent, so worth your effort if you can get along. The thing is being held at Bankstown Library, 62 The Mall, Bankstown.

Come along and say hello, and please tell any friends or colleagues that might be interested.