September 9, 2019

Episode 11: The role of sheep in science fiction

David and Carey remember Aussiecon 1975:
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

Perry Middlemiss remembers Aussiecon:
Hearing about the convention | Travelling from Adelaide | Experience of the convention | Life-changing event | Legacy of Aussiecon | Subsequent Australian Worldcons

Leigh Edmonds remembers Aussiecon:
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

Bruce Gillespie remembers Aussiecon:
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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