PROGRAM & EVENTS

The Program Grid for all three days of the convention is now up on the site and ready for you to download.

See the Program & Events page to download.

 

THE MASKED BALL

What will you be doing after the apocalypse?

Will you have succumbed to a raging zombie virus, joined a survival
cult or turned vampire in order to better survive the coming darkness?
Perhaps you are a lone hunter or scientist obsessed with saving the
planet? Or are you one of the aliens (or robots, or Great Old Ones)
who destroyed it?

For this year's Maskobalo there will be dancing like it's the last
party on earth to tunes provided by DJ Omega.

More information...

THE CHRONOS AWARDS

The Continuum Foundation is proud to announce the ballot for the Chronos Awards for excellence in Victorian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in 2009. For more informations, check out the Chronos Awards page.

 

CONVENTION ACCOMMODATION

Special rates for Continuum members!

Continuum 6's associated hotels, the Mercure Welcome and Swanston Grand Mercure, are offering a special discount for Continuum members booking rooms over the Continuum weekend.

All you need to do is quote "Continuum Foundation" when you book to receive 10% off the best available room rate for bookings over any or all nights of the 26th, 27th and 28th February.

 

THE CHRONOS AWARDS

Nominations for the 2009 Chronos Awards, to be awarded at Continuum 6:
Future Tense, are now open. For more informations, check out the Chronos Awards page.

 

A SCI-FI CHRISTMAS CRACKER!

Join us for a festive night of treats including delectable edibles, fun things to watch and silly season celebrations.

When: Friday 11th December
Doors open at 8pm, excitement begins at 9pm.

Where:
St. David's Uniting Church Hall
74 Melville Road, West Brunswick
(Melways ref 29 C5, or catch a #55 tram from William Street in the city, to tram stop 36).

Cost: MSFC and Continuum members free, otherwise $2 at the door.
Gold coin donations for food and drinks.

We apologise but due to the nature of the venue no alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Silly paper hats not mandatory.

 

GUEST OF HONOR

Continuum 6 is proud to announce our second guest of honour: Kim Westwood!

Kim Westwood first realised she might be a bit speculative when her short story ‘The Oracle’ won a 2002 Aurealis Award. Since then there’s been more speculation, much of it with an uneasy eye to the future and an apocalyptic air. Her stories have been chosen for Year’s Best anthologies in Australia and the US, and for ABC radio broadcast, and she is the recipient of a prestigious Varuna Writer’s Fellowship for her first novel, a near-future poetic-apocalyptic tale set in Australia. 'The Daughters of Moab' was subsequently published in 2008 by HarperCollins under the Voyager imprint and was shortlisted for an Aurealis.

Kim is currently working on her second novel — another near-future tale, this time set in inner-city Melbourne — which will be published by HarperCollins in 2010. Meanwhile, she will be returning briefly to the present day to join us for Continuum in February.

 

COME THE INQUIZITORS!

Continuum Trivia Night

You are hereby summoned to appear
On All Hallows' Eve
When the veil between worlds is parted
And the dead walk among the living

For a night of questioning of a most trivial nature,
Unspeakable horrors and deadly wit!
Bring along friends and dearly departed*

When: 31st October at 7.30pm
Where: Elephant and Wheelbarrow
94-96 Bourke Street
(Corner of Bourke and Exhibition Street)
Cost: $5

RSVP by sending email with 'trick or treat' in the subject line to
info@continuum.org.au

Costumes optional but a prize for the best one will be awarded.
Prizes also given out for arriving in a lucky manner,
And at the Inquizitors judgement.

For those who do not heed the summons
On your head be it!

Signed
The Continuum Committee

*Actual zombies not permitted because well frankly we'd all like to keep
what brains we have left and we can't afford a hotel bill for the
cleanup of all those body parts. Non-vengeful ghosts welcome.