Two Chairs Talking
Episode 12: Don’t drop your phone on the glacier

Episode 12: Don’t drop your phone on the glacier

September 28, 2019

Perry and David talk about:

  • Perry's Return
  • Hiking in Iceland
  • Thanks to David and Carey
  • Dublin Worldcon
    • Worldcon Business Meeting
    • Choice of next Worldcon site
    • New Zealand Worldcon 2020
    • Future Worldcon sites
    • Convention experience
    • Membership numbers
    • Becoming a convention member
    • Too many members
    • Summing up the convention
  • Connie Willis
    • Oxford Time Travel Novels by Connie Willis
    • Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
    • To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
    • Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
    • Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis
    • Passage by Connie Willis
  • The Choke by Sophie Laguna
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • Embers of War by Gareth Powell
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper

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Episode 11: The role of sheep in science fiction

Episode 11: The role of sheep in science fiction

September 9, 2019

A retrospective of Aussiecon in 1975

  • David and Carey remember Aussiecon

    • Organising the Hugos
    • The Entire Awards Committee
    • Who created the rocketships?
    • Getting the bases made
    • Paranoid about security
    • Panel with Ursula Le Guin
    • Videotaping the convention
    • Australian Science Fiction Foundation
  • Interview with Carey Handfield
    • Role of Sheep in Science Fiction
    • Ursula's GoH speech
  • Interview with Perry Middlemiss
    • Hearing about the convention
    • Travelling from Adelaide
    • Experience of the convention
    • Life-changing event
    • Legacy of Aussiecon
    • Subsequent Australian Worldcons
  • Interview with Leigh Edmonds
    • First DUFF winner
    • DUFF as promotion for '75
    • What actually happened at Aussiecon?
    • The notorious Wang Girls
    • Before and after the con
    • Hugo presentation interrupted by cricket scores
    • Producing daily newsletter
    • Room parties
    • Talking to individuals
    • An opportunity for fans in Australia
    • Audio-visual trend in SF
    • Changes nature of SF and fandom
    • Aussiecon this little jewel
  • Interview with Bruce Gillespie
    • Suggestion by Andy Porter
    • Foyster forms committee
    • Main effort went into fanzines
    • First female fans
    • Merv Binns and MSFC
    • Space Age Books
    • Bidding at Torcon
    • Travel to the US and UK
    • Arrives in US in 1973
    • Arrives in UK
    • Meeting Bob Tucker
    • Choice of Le Guin
    • The Writer's Workshop
    • Impact of Aussiecon

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