August 12, 2019

Episode 9: Voyage to the inverted world

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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