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 9 is underway!

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We are underway with Conflux 9, Australia’s national speculative fiction convention for 2013.

Registrations are streaming in, being managed with aplomb, as always, by Karen Herkes and her crew (Tara and Maddi).

Workshops are underway on Level 1 at Rydges Capital Hill and we are gearing up for the Con’s first social event, the Steampunk High Tea, at 3pm in the Atrium.

See you there?

 

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Conflux 9 program update

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The program is done. Workshops placed, panels organised, we’ve even allocated some rooms – excellent 🙂

A letter will be going out to potential panellists who are either already members or got in touch committing to attend, inviting them to participate in panels that the programming commitee, aka Donna and Nicole, thought appropriate. Thanks to third member of the committee, Maxine McArthur, for doing the grunt work on that. By early February, we’ll be able to start showing you a full program, with confirmed panellists.

Does this mean that if you want to participate, or you’ve got an idea for Conflux, that you’ve missed your chance? Not at all. Email conflux9 at gmail dot com to let us know. But note the following:

a) We are taking no more workshops. We’re full to the brim. Done.

b) The panels and such are set and there’s little room for adding additional panels so while we want to hear your ideas (because if you give us a brilliant one we will move heaven and hell to make it happen) be prepared to hear a ‘no’.

c) We have more flexibility in moving panellists around and not all the panels are full – List of panels is here – so please feel free to nominate yourself for some. We’re limiting numbers on panels and the number of people doing panels because there’s a lot of people wanting to be involved, and not enough panels. If we ran the con over a week, we’d be right…

d) The programming committee won’t be looking at the program again until February, so you won’t hear about your fab idea or your participation until mid-February. In other words – don’t expect us to instantly change the program and tell you what you’re doing right away. We need a set process in order for the changes to be dealt with efficiently and fairly to all.

Workshops will go on sale at the end of January and we’ve got some absolute rippers this time, as well as some old favourites that continue to draw the crowds.

We’re really excited about the fabulous program that has been pulled together for Conflux 9. It’s going to be an awesome con!

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Jane Austen Festival in Canberra week before Conflux 9

jafabannerFor our Regency Period enthusiasts, the Jane Austen Festival is being held the weekend before Conflux 9. For those with leave and $$, you have the opportunity to both events. While there are no special deals between Conflux and Earthly Delights their event provides another opportunity for you to wear your Regency frocks, jackets and trousers – you may even spot yourself on the telly or in the news, as the Jane Austin Festival receives Australia-wide media coverage.

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Some of the festival musicians and dancers will also participate in the Conflux 9 Regency Banquet on the Friday night to add to the flavour and fun of the evening.

We are also lucky enough to have a Regency Dancing and Manners workshop available on the Friday morning of the convention, presented by John from Earthly Delights ($45 for members). He needs 16 people to make the workshop work, something about quadrilles.

After that Aylwen Gardener-Garden (also from Earthly Delights) will be doing an hour-long show and tell workshop on costume design ($10 for Conflux 9 members).

See the Events and Program pages for more details.

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Workshops

Conflux 9 is currently collecting expressions of interest for workshops. If you are interested in presenting a workshop at Conflux 9, please download the below form and email it back to us.

Regards,

Donna and Nicole

Workshop Application Form

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