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21/07/06: Preview of The Arrival by Shaun Tan now Online!

The Arrival is a 128 page book of illustrations without words, a silent graphic novel. Through a series of connecting images, it tells the story of an anonymous migrant leaving some unfortunate circumstances in his home country, crossing an ocean to a strange new city, and learning how to live here. Published by Hachette Children's Books, The Arrival is due for release on 12 October, 2006. For a preview, including high quality reproductions of some truly lavish full-page illustrations, please click here.

24/04/06: Continuum Melbourne Movie Night in Melbourne!

Continuum is pleased to announce a special screening of a futuristic favourite, The Fifth Element! If you're in Melbourne, please join us at the classic Sun Theatre for a night of style and comfort, fine food and conversation, flying cars and alien opera singers (and all for the price of a movie ticket). Pre-show nibblies are included in your ticket price, and the theatre bar will also be open from 8.00pm. All are invited to come along, make new friends or revive old acquaintances. The screening commences at 9.00pm. Whether you have been to Continuum conventions in the past, are interested in coming along this year, or simply want to get some friends together for a fun and affordable night out, this special event should not be missed.

Where: Sun Theatre, 8 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
(adjacent to Yarraville train and bus station, ample parking available behind the cinema)
When: Friday 12 May, refreshments and bar from 8.00pm, film commences 9.00pm
How Much: $15.00 or $13.00 Continuum 4 members (memberships will be available on the night)
RSVP: By Monday May 8th to continuum_movie_night@yahoo.com.au

Please do RSVP, as we need a rough idea of attendance before the night.

21/04/06: C4 Chairs Interviewed by Nerd Network!

The illustrious Chairs of C4, Ian Mond and Mitch, and have been interviewed by the lovely people at Nerd Network. So if you'd like to find out what makes Mitch and Ian tick, what they really think of conventions, and how wrestling, laser bolts and Doctor Who have changed their lives forever, why not wander on over and have yourself a good read?

24/03/06: Even More Award Nominations!

The nominations keep coming! We've just been made aware that Charles Stross' novel, Accelerando, has also been shortlisted for two more awards: the 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel, and the British Science Fiction Association Award for best SF/F novel of 2005. The BSFA award is voted on by members of the BSFA, and will be announced on April 15th at Concussion, the 2006 eastercon; the Arthur C. Clarke award is decided by a jury of writers and critics, and will be announced on April 25th in London. If you haven't yet read Accelerando, it is available to download in various formats here.

Our Fan Guest of Honour, Bruce Gillespie, has been nominated for a Ditmar Award for Best Fan Writer. The Australian Science Fiction Awards, commonly referred to as the Ditmar Awards, are an annual highlight of the National Science Fiction Convention and recognise excellence by Australians in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. The 2005 Ditmar Awards will be presented at Conjure on Saturday, April 15th 2006.

And finally, it is with great pride and just a small portion of humility that we also report the Ditmar Award nomination of the Continuum Committee in the category of Best Fan Production for the Continuum 3 Convention, held in Melbourne last July. The entire C3 committee worked extremely hard to organise what turned out to be an absolutely massive convention last year and we are all honoured and delighted by the Ditmar nomination. A big thank you to everyone who nominated us for the Award, and an even bigger one for those who will vote for us!

23/03/06: Charles Stross & Margo Lanagan Nominated for Hugo Award!

Our wonderful Guests of Honour keep racking up the kudos! The Hugo Award, also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). The award is determined by nominations from and a popular vote of the membership of WSFS and is presented at the annual World Science Fiction Convention. The 2006 Nominations have just been released and Continuum is very pleased to report that Charles Stross has been given the nod in the Best Novel category for Accelerando, while Margo Lanagan has scored a nomination for "Singing My Sister Down" in the Best Short Story section. We wish both authors the best of luck in the final vote!

06/03/06: Margo Lanagan Nominated for Nebula Award!

C4 Guest of Honour, Margo Lanagan, has been nominated for yet another award: The Nebula. Administered, voted and presented by the Science Fictions Writers of America (SFWA), the Nebula Awards acknowledge excellence in science fiction writing. Margo's work "Singing My Sister Down", from the Black Juice collection, has made the final ballot in the Short Story category and we're all keeping our fingers and toes firmly crossed for her. If you haven't already read this award winning story, it is available online here.

13/12/05: Membership Rates to Rise in January!

Just a reminder that the current Continuum 4 Membership rate expires on 31 December 2005. So if you want the perfect Christmas gift, then why not shout yourself, your family, your best friends, your co-workers, the bloke down the street who looks at you funny and that girl/guy you've been meaning to ask out but never had the guts, a membership of C4? It's gonna be a blast! Please note, in order to take advantage of the current low rates, your membership form can reach us in January but the envelope must be postmarked on or before 31/12/05.

13/11/05: Continuum Photo Galleries Now Online!

A big thank you to everyone who sent photographs of past Continuum conventions to us. We've now added our Gallery pages for you to browse through and have a (hopefully fond) chuckle over. As you'll see, things are looking somewhat sparse for Continuum 1, so if anyone has any photos from that convention that they'd like to see published on this site, please feel free to send them to us. And if you haven't been to a Continuum convention before, the Galleries will certainly give you a taste of what you've been missing!

11/11/05: We Have a Home - C4 Venue Confirmed!

With our venue negotiations now finalised, we are very pleased to announce that Continuum 4 will be held at The Victoria Hotel, located on Little Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. For more information regarding the hotel, including our special C4 accommodation rates and reservation instructions, please visit our venue page.

07/11/05: Margo Lanagan wins World Fantasy Award!

We are extremely proud to report that one of our brilliant Guests of Honour, Margo Lanagan, has won the 2005 World Fantasy Award. Two of them, in fact! Margo won a WFA for her collection, Black Juice, and another for a short story from that collection, "Singing My Sister Down". These awards join her Ditmars won for the same collection and story earlier this year at Thylacon. So, if you haven't yet read Black Juice, go out and grab yourself a copy now. It's a truly remarkable collection of stories and one which we can't recommend more highly. Congratulations, Margo!

30/09/05: Two More Continuum 3 CD's Now Available!

Those of you who have already purchased and enjoyed listening to the original "Continuum 3 Convention" Double CD produced by John Weeks from Spectrum FM Radio, will be delighted to hear that John has now released two companion CDs. There is a full recording of "The Great Debate", one of C3's most popular program events, plus a CD devoted to Australian female fantasy authors. More more information, including details on how to order, please click here.

30/09/05: Continuum 4 Website Launched!

Welcome to the Continuum 4 Official Website. Many thanks to our wonderful Guest of Honour, Shaun Tan, for allowing us to decorate our pages with his spectacular artwork. As well as the brand new look, we've added some important content and will be adding more over the next couple of weeks, including some photos from previous Continuum Conventions ... we know you're all salivating to see those! So pull up a seat and have a browse. If you notice any broken links, please report them and, as always, feedback is most welcome.


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