So, after enjoying two wonderful conventions in Melbourne I decided it was time to give something back and volunteered for the Continuum Committee. What is Continuum?
Continuum is an annual Melbourne speculative fiction and pop culture fan convention celebrating creativity across genre and media. From hard-edge science fiction to high-flown fantasy, comic books to film noir, high culture to sub-culture… we sink our teeth into it all! Continuum is run on a not-for-profit basis and all revenue goes towards venue and equipment hire, transport and accommodation for our guests, and other convention specific expenses. The Continuum conventions are supported by the Continuum Foundation and we are grateful for their support.
Continuum 9 will take place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 7 — 10, 2013. Our guests of honour this year are Waris Hussein and N.K. Jemisin. Supporting them will be a wide range of other speakers and panellists in a fabulous line up of panels, presentations and special events.
To contact the convention committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll make sure your query gets to the right person!
June may seem like a while off, but things are really starting to happen. There are lots of events, both fund raisers and community building, being organised and they are a great way to meet people before the Con. Nominations for the Chronos awards (Victoria’s spec fic awards) are now open, and as a Continuum member you are eligible to nominate, and vote.
As you can see, there are two awesome international guests, and we have just announced a local Guest of Honour, the splendiferous Paul Collins. As well as the GoHs, there will also be fans and pros from all over Australia converging on Melbourne for an action packed couple of days. A great programme is taking shape, and you can submit your ideas, and there will most definitely be something for everyone.