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22 September 2010 @ 05:34 pm
To my friends:

melinda_goodin, sffilk, kohn, kayjay_haitch, ariaflame, leecetheartist and gaspodia,

your packages were mailed by my human today, and I had some fun before she left:

From Sackboy and the Mail

Hope they all arrive safely, and that you enjoy them.

Yours in friendship


To the Mods: I hope it's ok to post this here, since we ran the giveaway here, and this is the only place I can get everyone to see it. If this is against TOS, please delete :D
18 September 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Aussiecon 4 Fan Guest of Honour Robin Johnson gave his speech and a Q&A session about his experiences in Fandom on Thursday afternoon of Worldcon. The recording we shot is now available on ConReporter.com.
18 September 2010 @ 02:28 am
Now available on ConReporter.com: video from the Opening Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony including the handover of the Gavel of WSFS to Renovation, next year's Worldcon.
18 September 2010 @ 01:17 pm
The first four people to PM me with their Mailing address will find themselves the recipient of one of only ten ever produced Aussiecon4 pens (refillable, I might add).

Those people who have already been notified they are getting pens do not need to re-enter.

Yours in friendship


ETA: 2010-09-18, 2040h Australian WST: The last pen has been won. Thanks all for having some fun :)
17 September 2010 @ 09:49 pm
Traditionally, past, present, and future Worldcon chairs gather for a photo session at Worldcon. Also traditionally, we are rarely able to get all of them in the same place and time. This year, the session was held just after Sunday's WSFS Business Meeting. We managed to get all but two of the Chairs this year; Tom Veal (2000) was attending Sunday services, and FGoH Robin Johnson (1975) got the time wrong and was busy with his GoH duties anyway.

As well as taking photos, I also recorded video of the Worldcon Chairs for the very practical reason that sometimes people have had difficulty identifying all of the people in the photos later.

Unlike the other A4 videos I've uploaded, this one is at pretty high resolution because it's only 90 seconds long.
17 September 2010 @ 09:56 am
As announced on the Hugo Awards Web Site, video of this year's Hugo Awards Ceremony is now available at http://www.vimeo.com/15046588
17 September 2010 @ 09:35 am
The Australian Awards Ceremony was on Friday night of Aussiecon 4. The video that I shot of the ceremony is now available on Vimeo at http://www.vimeo.com/15056428

My thanks to Cheryl Morgan for allowing the use of Salon Futura/Wizards Tower Press' Vimeo account to host this large video.
13 September 2010 @ 09:14 pm
I've done a somewhat edited version of my best version of the group photo of the Perth fans at Aussiecon.  Unfortunately a couple of people have been clipped off of the right side.  If you know whose knee that is, please let me know, and if you know someone with a better version please let me know and I'll do a new one.  A full resolution version of this image can be found here.

ETA If you missed out on being in this shot and you can point me at a suitable picture of yourself I'll be happy to add you to a future version.  (There are already a few latecomers at the bottom)

13 September 2010 @ 12:40 am
I'm going to send a report to Renovation, Chicon, and the bid committees for 2013 and 2014 about what worked and what didn't in the Disabilities Services area. If you have any suggestions or feedback to add, please let me know, either in a comment here or by email at disabilityservices@aussiecon4.org.au.

Karen Babcock
Coordinator, Disability Services
12 September 2010 @ 09:45 pm
But you're gonna have to work for them.

The first five people to PM me with the CORRECT answers to the following Pop Quiz will win a pen. The first person to PM me with the CORRECT answers will also score a pack of Melbourne Rock Candy. I will post internationally :)

Good luck :)

Pop quiz:

1. Who was the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer winner?

2. Who won the Hugo for Best Novel for 2010?

3. What was Melbourne once called according to "Voice of the Echidna" Issue 1?

4. What's the name of a baby echidna?

5. How many issues of "Voice of the Echidna" were published at Con?

6. What LEGO item did the adults get to build?

7. How many members voted in the Hugo Awards?

8. What are the chairs at the MCEC made of?

9. How many members were in attendance on Sunday?

10. What classic Science Fiction phrase can be made from the following word locations in the blue Pocket Program Guide? Word 97, page 141; word 24, page 108; word 101, page 128; word 14, page 134. (numbers and initials are each taken as a word).

Answers will be published once winners have been determined or by Friday September 17 if insufficient people enter.

Remember, entries are accepted by PM (private message) ONLY. People who post answers here will be disqualified, and I reserve the right to cancel the quiz and declare entries null and void should answers be posted publicly. If you aren't sure how to PM, mouse over my user pic/avatar/icon, and a list of options will appear. Simply click on "send message" and you can PM me :)

Enjoy :)