We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13.
We’ve got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance.
Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program?
Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five?
Do you have a great idea for a guest presentation or a workshop you want to pitch to us?*
Now is the time to let us know. Please email the Conflux 13 Committee on confluxchair[at]gmail.com.
*You might get away with suggesting panel topics in the comments, but if you want to pitch a workshop or prezzo, you really need to email us.
This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We’ll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport.
There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don’t mind a 5 minute walk. It’s a 12 minute drive to the centre of Canberra.
Vibe are offering rooms for Conflux members at $169 per night, room only, from Thursday 28 September through to Tuesday 3 October. You can book your rooms online: just visit this Hotel Vibe booking link and use the login code TH9414956.
Important stuff: yes there’s a bar. It’s even got a fireplace.
And we’ve tried the coffee. It’s pretty good. And reasonably quick. So their baristas know what they’re doing.
Here’s a map, too:
Any other questions? Let us know! We’ll try & answer them for you in the comments.
See you there!
We are thrilled with our new banner for Conflux 13 – Grimm Tales. Could it be more awesome? Actually, no. No, it could not.
Brought to you by the supremely talented Shauna O’Meara. Prepare for more Grimm news in the next few days!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
These and future reports are available from the Progress Reports page.
The next PR is due out on 15 June 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.
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….
There’s a new page on the Conflux website with details about pitching your novel at this year’s Conflux. If you’d like more information check out http://conflux.org.au/pitching-at-conflux/
The Conflux 9 Dealers Room is open for business.
As you can see from the pictures, spec fiction fans of all ages are keen to snap up a new read.
Dealers are: Storm Glass Books (Conflux 9 Bookseller), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Australian Romance Readers Association, The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, Celestial Cobbler, Creative Corsetry, Fablecroft Publishing and Twelfth Planet Press.
Join them at the Con. Opening hours are:
Thursday (today): 1-5.30pm
The Market Day will be held on Saturday. Check your Con program for details.