December Newsletter

We hope everyone is ready for their holiday of choice – or not, as the case may be! We’ve been very busy over in concomland, but we have some wonderful news from the programming sub-committee for you.

Before we get to that though, some IMPORTANT NEWS. Membership prices will be going up in January, so now is an excellent time to grab a membership for yourself … and 20 of your nearest and dearest! Memberships can be purchased on Trybooking here, and if you’d like more information before buying, check out our website.

And now for a word from our programming sub-committee…


(It’s a word. From the programming sub-committee.)

In all seriousness, we’re proud and excited to unveil the first (but not last) list of possible panels for next year’s con.

Here are a few samples:

Fannish Legal Shenanigans

Would the Enterprise pass OH&S inspections? Should parents sue Hogwarts for child endangerment? Are unicorns on the protected species list? We’re looking for people to discuss the legalities often overlooked in SFF. Legal professionals and OHS officers are especially welcome to volunteer.

Melbourne Urban Legends

Know all about the secret morgue at Crown Casino? The ghost of the Princess Theatre? Share some stories of the weird, inexplicable, creepy and just plain improbable legends of Melbourne.

The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Arguably the first true SF novel, we’re seeking panelists to talk about the influence of this seminal work and the recent resurgence of adaptation

And we have more where those came from! To see our first round of panels seeking panelists, go to http://www.continuum.org.au/c13/program/panels/ — and keep checking back, because we’re going to be updating that list every couple of months. To volunteer for a panel, go to our Panelist Registration Form.

But if your ideas for panels, workshops and presentations are better than ours, you should tell us via our Programming Suggestion Form.

In other news, we have some movie excursions planned over the next few months, with Moana and Passengers next in line. If you’re interested in coming with us, please let us know! We’d love to see you there. You can get in touch with events@continuum.org.au or join the Facebook group.

Brickvention is also happening January 14 – 15 at the Royal Exhibition for all the Lego enthusiasts out there.

That’s it from us for another month! We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

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