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2011 in Film - Part 2

Tina Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, Ju Landéesse
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Screen
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

2011 delivered a bounty of genre cinema, spanning sci-fi, fantasy, comic book films, horror and more. Our panel of movie buffs will sift through the year’s releases and try to separate the good from the bad and the bad from the just plain awful. Hear their verdicts and contribute your own!

2013 Homework

Amber Boyatzis, Andrew Sharp, Zoe Wadsworth
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags:
Starts: 13:00 Ends: 14:00

Now you know 2013’s guests, you can find out what you should read!

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Tina Eitelhuber, Tom Eitelhuber, David Gunn, Tori K, David Thatcher
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Entertainment
Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

The “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” meme states that every actor can be linked with Kevin Bacon through his or her film roles in 6 or fewer steps. We’ve taken that premise and turned it into a movie trivia quiz show! Which of our four contestants will walk away with the Bacon Trophy? (note: actual Bacon Trophy may not exist)

Alternate Realities - Are we running to or from?

DC Daines
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Science Fiction
Starts: 14:00 Ends: 15:00

We have a history of creating alternate realities through our fiction or for our entertainment.

Do we do this to run from reality or to create a new reality?

Building a Post-Apocalyptic World

Marianne De Pierres, Sue Isle, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Craft of Writing
Starts: 13:00 Ends: 14:00

Whether it is a part of this world or a creation of something entirely new, post-apocaytic worlds need to be believable to draw the reader in. What are some of the ways you can build this world and make it convincing enough to ensnare your readers?

Clean Up


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Starts: 15:00 Ends: 16:00

The room is closed and no activities will run. Your help to clean up and pack away everything would be appreciated.

Closing Ceremony

PRK , Chris Creagh, Marianne De Pierres, Kathleen Griffiths, Kitty Hemsley, Brendan Ragan, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Main Event
Starts: 15:00 Ends: 15:30

Join us as we get the band back together for one last hurrah, farewell our fantastic guests, and end this apocalypse with a bang. Rumours of a group Doom Song chorus may have been exaggerated.

Closing Ceremony Set-Up


Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Set Up
Starts: 14:30 Ends: 15:00

DDR


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Starts: 10:30 Ends: 13:00

Come play Dance Dance Revolution. That’s right, we’ve got the actual arcade machine! so come over and have some arcade dancing action!

Dealers Room


Venue: Ballroom South
Tag: Dealers Room
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 13:30

Dr Who's Lost Stories

David Medlen
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Doctor Who, Presentation
Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

The Hartnell Years

There has been growing interest in unused Dr Who scripts, particularly in books, fan films and audio adaptations.

Join David Medlen as he looks at the ‘roads not taken’ in the show’s formative years.

Fairy Tales Today

Satima Flavell, Kendra Swaine
Venue: Ballroom North
Tags: Film, Television
Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Snow and the Huntsman… It seems that our screens have been inundated with modern retellings of fairy tales. What is their appeal? How long will they stay around?

Go Fish - Two player and more early morning card games

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Card Game, Gaming
Starts: 08:00 Ends: 09:30

Competition is good for the soul and you have a great advantage, ’cause at this time of the day, your opponent is sleepy.

Card games for one, two and more people

Help! My Story Is Broken!

Bevan McGuiness, Brandon Sanderson
Venue: Ballroom North
Tag: Craft of Writing
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

Sometimes you get half way through a manuscript only to realise that t Just. Doesn’t. Work. How do you reach that conclusion, and what can you do once you have?

How to run a Swancon

PRK , Tom Eitelhuber, Anna Hepworth, Rohan Wallace
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tag: Real World
Starts: 13:00 Ends: 14:00

So, you’re wondering how the magic happens – how does a SwanCon come together? It all starts with an idea (and not always a good one!). Deciding you’d like to run a SwanCon is the easy part. How do you get from that initial idea, to a successful bid and finally to a convention? Learn from our panel of previous and current SwanCon committee members.

Lunch

Starts: 12:00 Ends: 13:00

Oh Doctor, My Doctor

Michael Cogan, Heather Magee
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Doctor Who, Interactive, Presentation, Television
Starts: 14:00 Ends: 15:00

Every fan has a favourite Doctor. Perhaps the Doctor you saw first, the one you like the most or the one in the stories you most like. Or perhaps the Doctor associated with your favourite companion. Come along and join a lively discussion to talk about “Your” Doctor, 1-11. (or perhaps it’s Joanna Lumley ?)

Open Console gaming


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Starts: 09:00 Ends: 10:30

Come play console games! play what you feel like playing, and see what video gaming has to offer. This is also the perfect chance to play a game you’ve been thinking of buying to see if you still do.

Pathfinder's Society

Pathfinder Society
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 12:00

Welcome to Pathfinder Society Organized Play!

On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. Every member shares one common dream: to contribute to the Pathfinder Chronicles, printed editions of secret lore coveted by the Society wherein only the most impressive finds and bravest exploits of the Pathfinders are immortalized.

Pathfinders are a diverse bunch of scoundrels and wanderers. Their loyalties lie on all shores of the Inner Sea, and beyond their adventures as Pathfinders, they often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations who seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. The campaign centers on the sprawling city of Absalom, where factions engage in a shadow war for control of the city’s politics and economy.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running a mixture of short interactive demos, character creation sessions and full scenarios. Please register your interest at www.warhorn.net/perthfinder

Pathfinder's Society

Pathfinder Society
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games A)
Tags: Gaming, Role Playing Game RPG
Starts: 13:30 Ends: 15:30

Welcome to Pathfinder Society Organized Play!

On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. Every member shares one common dream: to contribute to the Pathfinder Chronicles, printed editions of secret lore coveted by the Society wherein only the most impressive finds and bravest exploits of the Pathfinders are immortalized.

Pathfinders are a diverse bunch of scoundrels and wanderers. Their loyalties lie on all shores of the Inner Sea, and beyond their adventures as Pathfinders, they often find themselves mixed up in the murky politics of Absalom and the nations who seek to control the City at the Center of the World from behind the scenes. The campaign centers on the sprawling city of Absalom, where factions engage in a shadow war for control of the city’s politics and economy.

In Pathfinder Society Organized Play you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas.

We will be running a mixture of short interactive demos, character creation sessions and full scenarios. Please register your interest at www.warhorn.net/perthfinder

Quiet Time


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Starts: 14:00 Ends: 15:00

Story time and quiet craft

Rockband


Venue: Video Games
Tag: Video Gaming
Starts: 13:00 Ends: 15:00

Want to be a Sing, rock star or drummer? And play your favorite songs? Then here’s your chance. Feel free to come down, enjoy the music and sing along.

SF History At Murdoch

Doug Burbidge, Chris Creagh, Anna Hepworth, Mike Thompson, Elaine Walker
Venue: Ballroom Middle
Tag: Real World
Starts: 14:00 Ends: 15:00

Learn about the Murdoch University SF Fund, the SF collection at Murdoch and the History blog.

Shiver Me Timbers - An Sailing Ship Obstacle Course

Bronwyn Cropley
Venue: Goldsworthy (Games B)
Tag: Gaming
Starts: 09:30 Ends: 10:30

Come sail with me, come sail through these rather twisty paths.

We have a PLAN

1. Build a ship of paper and origami skills

2. Navigate the ship through the deadly maze of obstacles using the power of your own breath

3. Cheat as much as possible

4. Win the Race and Gloat over everyone else

Shoujo and Josei - Anime for women

Sophie Ambrose
Venue: Goldsworthy North
Tags: Anime, Screen
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

We talk about boys anime a lot – why don’t we talk about GIRLS anime

The Entropy Crisis

Chris Creagh
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tags: Real World, SCIENCE!!!!
Starts: 13:00 Ends: 14:00

The entropy crisis is linked to the energy crisis and climate change at a deeper level of understanding. Every action we take increases the amount of disorder in the world. The 3 laws of thermodynamics say we can not win, break even or leave the game.

The only thing we can do is use less of everything. In other words minimise the rate at which energy is used and therefore the rate at which entropy increases.

Unstructured Play


Venue: Family Room (Pilbara)
Tag: Family Stream
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 14:00

Nothing programmed, however the room will be open.

Writing Across Genres

Marianne De Pierres, Bevan McGuiness
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Craft of Writing
Starts: 11:00 Ends: 12:00

Not all writers stay in the one sandbox. Some like to branch out into Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, you name it! Hear the experts tell you how it’s done.

Young adults and dystopias: a love story

Gina Goddard
Venue: Goldsworthy South
Tag: Young Adult
Starts: 10:00 Ends: 11:00

Why is dystopic SF so popular with young readers?
What is the appeal?