The Brainening is Upon Us!
Date: 26th April 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Royal Melbourne Hotel – 629 Bourke St, Melbourne
Continuum’s trivia afternoon is this Sunday! If you’d like to attend but don’t have a team, don’t worry – we can match you up with people on the day, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be coming, and we can start matching you up with people now.
If you’ve already organised your team of six to eight players, an RSVP to the Events inbox would be greatly appreciated! Either way, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Is Continuum XI your 10th Continuum?
Calling all Continuum lifers; will this be your tenth time attending our convention? Or do you know someone you think may qualify? Even if you’re not planning on attending this year, but are nearing ten years involved with us, we’d still love to hear from you!
Please contact our Membership Officer, Amanda, at email@example.com
At the Movies with Continuum
Look, going to see films like Jupiter Ascending or Avengers: Age of Ultron is fun, but it’s even more funin a group of like-minded nerds. Especially when some of us break into helpless tears of laughter over Eddie Redmayne’s acting.
So please help us pick our next films for group outings – check out our facebook page for the poll:https://www.facebook.com/
Maskobalo Theme Announced!
This year’s Maskobalo, in true Australian genre-fic and also oncoming-climate-change-
Bushrangers of the Apocalypse
Prepare your best suit of homemade tin armour, and come along to a blasted, terrifying wasteland (and I don’t mean Docklands) to dance to the music of the end of the world.
Call for Panelists
The program is being tightened, and we are moving from pencil in to ACTUAL INK PENS. If you want to participate on the program, now is the time! There is still some (limited) opportunity to suggest a panel, but there is lots of opportunity to jump aboard a panel, workshop or round table! Check out http://continuum.org.au/
If you’ve never before spoken on a panel, don’t worry! Programmer Stephanie is going to be holding peoples’ hands* and guiding you through the basics in a very loud voice.
Both these workshops are limited to 10 people, and there will be a small fee for materials – which you do, of course, get to keep. Please email programming@continuum.
Textura Quadrata, a form of what you probably know today as Blackletter, was the predominant hand used for creating manuscripts from the 1100s to the 1700s, and carried over into early printing. Look at this script and you immediately think of monks working by candlelight, wind howling outside the door, possibly letters written in blood. However, if you want to talk writing in the middle ages, or how to use the broad nibs that were the only writing implement up until the 1600s, please book early.
Pointed Pen 101
Spin us a yarn!
Our Short Story competition closes on midnight, May 1 – make sure you’ve submitted your story to firstname.lastname@example.org in time!
Just over one month left for current membership rates
Continuum XI is fast approaching, but you’ve still got time to get tickets at our current rate of $220 regular/$180 concession.
After May 31, prices will increase to our Last Minute rate of $250/$195, so purchase your ticket within the next month to save a little extra on the cost of your attendance.
Are you a crafter? An artist? A small press publisher? A maker of some description? Then get yourself a table at Continuum’s Sunday Market! We still have a few tables available, and we’d love for you to come along and show us your creations.