Archive for August 2019

David Grigg and stand-in host Carey Handfield discuss:

  • Carey and David's long association
  • Getting into SF fandom
  • David's fiction writing
  • ASFR and John Bangsund
  • Discovering a new world
  • 1970 Australian National SF Convention
  • Launch of the Australia in '75 bid
  • Victoria Hotel venue
  • The Nova Mob
  • Carey as an organiser
  • Monash University SF Association
  • David as fanzine editor
  • John Bangsund
  • University of Melbourne SF Association
  • 1975 Writer's Workshop
  • Choice of Ursula Le Guin as GoH
  • Idea of a Writer's Workshop
  • Choosing the venue
  • Getting the photocopier
  • Publishing the Altered I
  • 'Stabbed Alive' by Randall Flynn
  • Ursula's challenges
    • Two-word challenge
    • Love Story challenge
  • The Grongs
  • Highlight of 1975
  • Legacy
  • Pip Maddern
  • Altered I book
  • The Fives
  • Intro to Ursula's speech
  • Ursula Le Guin's GoH speech
  • Wind-up

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Image: the cover of "The Altered I" book about the Writer's Workshop, designed by Irene Pagram.

 

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David and Perry talk to Robin Johnson about Aussiecon 1975, and discuss:

  • Attending Conventions
  • Career of going to SF cons
  • Aussiecon
  • How did Robin get involved?
  • Coming to Australia
  • Meeting Merv Binns
  • Sydney Fandom
  • Murumbeena convention 1969
  • Syncon '70
  • Starting the muttering about '75
  • Attending Worldcon 1970 in Germany
  • Garry Hoff
  • Heidelberg
  • Big push
  • Help from the UK
  • Becoming chairman
  • Anti-fan movie
  • Promotional matchboxes
  • Moving through '72
  • Winning the bid in '73
  • A problem with Ursula
  • Jerry Pournelle's demand
  • Charter of Americans arrives
  • Art Show crisis
  • Slide Presentation panic
  • Convention starts
  • Don Tuck MIA
  • Continuous state of panic
  • Movie Program
  • Amount of programming
  • Costume Parade
  • Evaluation
  • Schools program re artwork
  • Art Show
  • Legacy
  • Wrap-up
  • Club houses for SF clubs

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Image of Melbourne by Bernard Spragg on Flickr.

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