(n) = a confluence
confluence (n) = a flowing together of two or more streams / the
point of juncture of such streams / the combined stream formed by
this juncture / a gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one
juncture or point
so much for one of the best cons I've ever seen
-- & I've been to hundreds! -- Greg Benford
all now doomed to rate other cons as fractions
of Conflux, the perfect con. I had a truly fabulous time,
and thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Conflux so good.
-- Sean McMullen
was like the old style cons I dreamed about
in the past. It's really one of the best cons I've ever attended.
-- Nick Stathopoulos
Is it really all OVER?!
Re-live the glory with a selection of
con reports & photo galleries.
who it was you had that fascinating conversation with in the bar?
one of our esteemed panellists.
and the Ditmar Results are here someplace.
Yeah, there might be some left.
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the Australian National Science Fiction convention for 2004, and
is a multi-streamed event exploring all things related to speculative
fiction. It is a not for profit venture organised by volunteers,
the same group of fans who have been running the highly successful
CSFcons. Having started out as a small, local event the enthusiasm
and energy of the CSFcon organisers have made the annual Canberra
convention into an important Australian SF event. The locals, lead
by Donna Hanson, have even managed to recruit volunteers from outside
of Canberra, making Conflux truly 'national'.
Australian National Science Fiction Convention is sometimes referred
to as the 'Natcon'. The Natcon is usually held in a different city
each year and is organised by volunteers on a not for profit basis.
First held in Sydney in 1952 as an event run by fans, for fans,
nowadays it attracts hundreds of people both fannish and professional:
fans, writers, editors, booksellers, publishers, movie-makers and
other science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts from around the country
- and even some from overseas. The Natcon's members decide the annual
Australian SF (Ditmar) Awards which are
presented at the annual Australian Natcon.
a Natcon will have multi-streamed programming featuring :
guest of honour speeches;
b.. panels, discussions, presentations, readings and autograph signings
featuring prominent SF&F personalities;
c.. Art Shows
d.. Traders Room
f.. Gaming activities
g.. Costuming activities
ostensibly a general science fiction convention, fans of all genres
within SF are sure to find something to suit their interests, while
at the same time have a great deal of fun - and perhaps even discover
some new aspect of science fiction, fantasy or horror that will
pique their interests. Conflux will also feature a 'real science'
stream. Canberra, Australia's capital, is convenient to both Melbourne
and Sydney on the east coast, and boasts a busy airport and a wide
range of public transport connections. The convention site, Rydges
Lakeside, is situated in downtown Canberra City, and is convenient
to restaurants, entertainment venues, tourist attractions, other
hotels, and the central retail district. What more could you ask
for? A real coming together!
an innovative extra will be the premier presentation of new Australian
SFor F short plays. At least two will be shown each evening. Playwrights
wishing to participate in this unique opportunity should check
the SF Plays pages for submission details.