CONFLUX 12 CONVENTION

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SCIENCE FICTION – FANTASY- HORROR – AND MORE

  • Guest of Honour:  Alan Baxter
  • Special Guest: David Farland and Meri Amber and 
  • MC: Sean Williams 

Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016

At Novotel Canberra, Civic Centre ACT

Presentations, workshops, drama, pitching sessions, banquet, panel discussions, social and other great activities.

To register: WWW.TRYBOOKING.COM

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The Final (?) Program

Folks, the final version of the Conflux 12 program (barring minor corrections and last-minute crises) is now up over at the Program page. And the convention starts in just four days! Get your plans together, people – we’ll see you at the Novotel on Friday!

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Program and Workshops

Greetings Red Fire Monkeys! Can you believe that Conflux 12 is just over two weeks away?

We have put updates of the Program and Workshop schedules up for your consideration (both pages have downloadable PDF versions as well)

Check them out, and if you are keen to participate, send an email to chair@conflux.org.au to let us know!

Note that this is not the final program and is still subject to (minor) adjustment.

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Conflux 12 Accommodation

For Conflux 12, Novotel are offering discounted pre-booked accommodation until 30 September 2016. Novotel are offering for a minimum of 2 night stay:

Standard King Room $199 – with breakfast $219
Executive King Room $229 – with breakfast $249

To take advantage please call the reservation team on 02 6245 5000 and quote CON011016 when booking. Note this number cannot be used for other bookings.

Also note you can not use the code when making online reservations, only bookings by telephone..

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Progress Report 2

The latest Conflux 12 Progress Report is now available:

Conflux-12-Newsletter-July-16

And just a reminder that you have just a few days to get your entries in for the CSFG/Conflux Short Story Competition. You can wish a cash prize and a membership for Conflux in 2017 – so get writing! You have until midnight on Sunday 31 July 2016.

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Conflux 12 Draft Program is up!

WHOOHOO!! Our draft program is up! Check it out. See anything you like? Why not volunteer to be on a panel? (You will need to be a member of Conflux 12 to be on a panel.)
Can’t see something you’d like on the program? There are still a few spots left to be filled – let us know if you have a suggestion.

Program

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Progress Report 1

At last, having overcome ordeals as indescribable as they are lamentable, the first Conflux 12 Progress Report is now available.

Past and current Conflux members should already have received a copy via email. If you think you should have and didn’t, please let us know at confluxchair@gmail.com

These and future reports are available from the Progress Reports page.

The next PR is due out on 15 June 2016.

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The CSFG/Conflux 12 short story competition is open!

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We are excited to announce that the CSFG/Conflux 12 short story competition is open!

We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is: red fire monkey.

The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 12.

Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 12 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!

Prizes

First prize is $200 and a 2017 Conflux 13 membership! Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 13 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 13 membership.

Guidelines

Stories should be written in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.

Please submit them in the following format: RTF, double spaced, courier font, with the story title in the top right header.

Make the first page of your document a cover sheet that includes your name, contact details and story title (we’ll remove this before we give it to the judges). YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE OTHER PAGES OF THE STORY.

Get it to us at csfgshortstorycomp@gmail.com before midnight on 31 July 2016.

Fees

Fees can be paid by direct deposit (BSB: 805022 Acct: 03421621) or Paypal to canberra.specfic@gmail.com (For other options or any more information contact us directly at the csfgshortstorycomp@gmail.com address)

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Novotel Canberra Accommodation 2016

Novotel Canberra offers premium 4.5 star hotel accommodation in the heart of the city. Its central location in the heart of the city offers access to Canberra’s retail, entertainment and restaurant district.

Conflux 12 runs from September 30 to October 3 2016.

Novotel are offering discounted pre-booked accommodation to Conflux 12 members until
30 September 2016. But you’d better get in early, as Floriade is on again this year so good accommodation is at a premium in Canberra at this time.

Novotel are offering for a minimum of 2 night stay:

Standard King Room  $199 – with breakfast $219
Executive King Room $229 – with breakfast $249

To take advantage please call the reservation team on 02 6245 5100 and quote CON011016 when booking. Note this number cannot be used for other bookings.

 

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Cabinet of Oddities

Attention, friends, colleagues, and all who love cool projects: the fundraising campaign for The Cabinet of Oddities is now LIVE! We need your help to make sure all the fabulous artists who are contributing to this unique performance receive compensation.

This is your chance to shout out to the universe that ARTISTS DESERVE TO BE PAID FOR THEIR ART.

Even if you’re not in a position yourself to contribute, please help by sharing the link and talking us up to your friends. This is going to be a truly wonderful performance, and we want you to be a part of it: by donating, by sharing, by attending, by sending us your good wishes.

There are also some cool rewards for donors….

http://www.pozible.com/project/199042

Dr. Laura E. Goodin
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