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thank you everyone!

We’ve packed up and left the hotel, and now all that’s left is to thank everyone for coming! And collect all the con reports you’re writing, of course.

A weekend like we’ve just had doesn’t happen without a lot of people working very hard:

Thanks to the Rydges on Swanston and their staff for being so helpful all weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped put the convention on. Thanks to Mikee, and the Hairy Dude for all our tech.

Thank you: the Continuum Foundation, Vic SF Conventions, the Natcon Standing Committee for all their support both financial and otherwise.

Thank you to our wonderful guests of honour: Kelly Link, Alison Goodman, and Sue Ann Barber, and our invited guest, Lucy Sussex. Thanks as well to our fan fund delegates: Sarah Parker from NAFF and Holdover Funds from DUFF.

And thank you, so much, to the committee: Julia, Rachel, Fran, Mitch, Michael, Caitlin, Emma, Meredith, Liz – without you guys working so hard for the last two years, none of this would have happened at all. You’re the best.

The next national convention will be up in Canberra over the ANZAC day weekend: Conflux 9 promises to be an awesome weekend. Continuum 9 is also about to start gearing up for another Melbourne convention next winter. Stay tuned for memberships to open and for an open committee meeting, for those of you who’d like to help out!

Writing Workshops Update

Kelly Link’s Short Story workshop filled up very quickly but have no fear, we have other writing workshops for you!

On Friday afternoon we have Alan Baxter’s Write the Fight Right and 10 Ways to Improve Your Story with Michael Pryor both at 2pm. If you could drop us an email so we have an idea of how many people are interested in attending that would be great.

Then on Saturday Alison Goodman will diagnose your scene at 5pm. Places for Alison’s workshop are limited you can sign up at the registration desk or send an email to

And don’t forget, for new writers we have a panel on mentoring Saturday at 9am and the Newbie’s Perspective on Writing or things I wished I’d known at 3pm on Saturday.

See you at the con!

Small Press and Craft Market!

We hope you’re as excited about the craft theme for this year’s con as we are!
And how could we have a crafty con without a traditional Sunday market? The market will also feature craft demonstrations by some fantastic artisans who also happen to be fans.

We’re looking for people to sell their wares, preferably items with geek appeal or a SFF leaning. Stalls are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

Members: $30 for a whole table, $15 for half table
Non-members:$50 for a whole table, $25 for half
Table dimensions are 1.8m x 0.8m

Payment may be made by direct deposit before the day or cash on the day.

So if you know someone who makes awesome stuff, or would like a stall yourself, please email as soon as possible.

Children’s programming plans

We want to put together a children’s program, but we’re not sure what age groups we should be concentrating on. Can you please email if you’d be interested in children’s programming? And hey – if you’re interested in running any children’s program items, let us know that too! We’ve got ideas and materials but we’re going to need some more volunteers to make it all work.

Also, if you were interested in doing a reading or a rant, we have a number of slots still available. The microphone will be yours for 15 minutes! What do you have to say? email to arrange your time.

Programming Update!

It’s just over a month til the con and the programming team are in over-drive pulling everything together. We know you can’t wait to see the finished schedule but you’ll just have to be a bit more patient.

The list of panels has been updated with new additions, even if you have already taken a look, it’s worth another perusal. Unless we get more participants for some of those panels they may not go ahead, so if there’s one you really want to see make sure you or someone you know volunteers!

The deadline for putting your hand up for panels is FRIDAY 18th MAY.

Seeking Panellists for Continuum 8!

We know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting the list of panels we’re presenting this year, well the wait is over!

We’re looking for people to provide a myriad of viewpoints on a whole lot of different topics to make our convention interesting, informative and entertaining.
You can find the full list over on the Program page of the website.

We’d also like to hear from people who are interested in doing presentations, academic or fun, especially sciencey ones.
And since our theme this year is craft, if there’s a skill you’d like to teach in a workshop we’d love to hear from you.

Of course if the programme is lacking something you’re passionate about, there’s still time to suggest new items.

To put your hand up for a panellist position, or dob in suggest someone you think would be awesome on a particular panel just email



Opportunity: Sponsorship and Marketing Liaison

Do you have a flair for promotion and networking? Then you might be the Sponsorship and Marketing Liaison we are looking for!

In this role, you will:

  • Identify and develop potential marketing opportunities for Continuum
  • Develop sponsorship and advertising proposals
  • Identify and approach potential new sponsors and advertisers while maintaining a positive relationship with current sponsors
  • Attend and make reports to regular Continuum committee meetings
  • Promote Continuum through a range of social media and offline

You will need great communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills.

You will be supported in your role by the Continuum committee. As this is a committee role, you will also be eligible for committee membership rates.

If you are interested, email with “Sponsorship and Marketing Liaison” in the subject line. Please provide an outline of any relevant experience or skills you have.