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Program available

the entire weekend’s program is now available for your delectation! We’ve updated the program pdf’s as of Thursday, 7 June – as always, check at registration or use our iPhone app, Livecon, to check on any more changes!

Click on the links below for pdf versions of the program:

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

For Our Younger Members!

This year Continuum is introducing some dedicated children’s programming. We’re excited to bring you the following activities geared towards our junior members!

5.00 pm – A Sendak Celebration with Sendakian-themed readings, crafts and face painting.

10.00 am – Writing Workshop: A Spaceship Stole My Baby Dragon
2.15 pm – Cheryse Durrant reading (15 mins)
4.00 pm – Workshop: Legocraft for Kids

9.30 am – Workshop: Cartooning for Kids (90 mins)
2.15 pm – Jenny Blackford reading (15 mins)
3.00 pm – Workshop: Dragon Flying School

10.00 am – Sarah Lee Parker reading (15 mins)
2.00 pm – Workshop: Juggling (all ages)

Further details on these items can be found in the daily program schedules now available on the Program page and the livecon app.

Please be aware that it’s Continuum policy for children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times within the convention.

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!

Writing Workshops

We’ve got a few writing workshops lined up for Continuum 8!

Alan Baxter will run a workshop looking at the things that make a fight scene in a story read as realistically as possible, while maintaining excitement and pace. By looking at the various factors that go into a real fight, paying attention to the things that we train for when we learn to fight, we can write fight scenes that stay exciting without breaking the rules of realism that shatter believability. This is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Later in the weekend, we’ll have a hands-on, one hour workshop with Alison Goodman who will take you through some great diagnostic tools that will help you improve your scene-writing skills. Participants should bring a scene that they have written. Sign up for this at the registration desk.

Unfortunately the workshop with Kelly Link filled up really fast – if you’d like to be on a waiting list, you can email, but it is a very small class.

We’ll also be running drawing & making stuff workshops – stay tuned for those annoucements!

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.