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Conflux 14: And that’s a wrap!

We are all done now for 2018! And what a con it was. Thanks to our Guests of Honour, Rob Hood and Lee Murray (the best Emergency GOH ever!) and MC Rob Porteous (aka Irony Man), and thanks to all our presenters, workshop convenors and panel members. Thanks to Uncle...

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Introducing our Surprise Guest of Honour

Conflux is delighted to welcome the wonderful Lee Murray as our Conflux Guest of Honour. Lee Murray is an award-winning writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She lives with her family in the Land of the Long White Cloud where she conjures up stories for...

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Frankenstein’s 200th Birthday party

The Creature of Frankenstein was born/artificially created in 1818... and is still going strong. This year is his 200th birthday and you are invited to a special party to celebrate it. Join monster-creators Professors Robert Hood and Kaaron Warren as they reveal their...

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Pitch and get published!

Conflux 14 wants to see the next generation of writers. Dammit - we want to be involved! We want to be cheering from the sidelines, and we want to be digging people in the ribs and saying 'I knew them when...' at the book launch. Conflux is again offering you the...

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Develop your skills at our workshops!

Once again, Conflux is delighted to be providing a wide range of workshops for attendees. Covering a huge array of skills and experiences, you can cover everything from the basics of writing to how to submit your novel. Most of the workshops are free to attendees -...

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Conflux 14 Local Author Spotlight: Robert Hood

This year, Conflux 14 is doing a local author spotlight  on none other than Aussie horror's wicked godfather... Rob Hood Rob has published over 200 short stories, novellas, articles and short books for kids, in the genres of Horror, SF, Fantasy, Crime and other...

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Conflux 14 MC

Dr Rob Porteous will be the MC for this year's Conflux: Rob is a Canberra writer and editor who dreams of being an Evil Overlord. Completely ambidextrous, he's working on a sprawling epic fantasy novel and a neon-sharp cyberpunk SF novel simultaneously. In between...

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CSFG/Conflux short story comp is OPEN!!!

Holy tales of epic deeds of epicness, Batman! It's time to once again break out your storytelling super-powers, because Conflux Inc is partnering with the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild to bring you the CSFG/Conflux 14 short story competition! This year’s theme is...

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Announcing the Conflux 14 Guest of Honour

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Conflux Conference Guest of Honour is Ambelin Kwaymullina. Dr Kwaymullina is an Indigenous Australian novelist, illustrator, and assistant professor of law at the University of Western Australia. She is of the Palyku...

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Conflux 14: The Unconventional Hero

We are pleased to announce that Conflux 14: The Unconventional Hero will be held at the Vibe Hotel in Canberra from Saturday 29 September through to Monday 1 October 2018. There will also be an opening social BBQ event on Friday evening at a local park (TBA)....

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Two more sleeps!

Conflux 13 is nearly upon us! The con bags are packed, our international GOH has just landed in the country and we're just about ready to rock'n'roll. A few useful tips Parking. The ACT Government-owned car parks out at Brindabella Park are $10 per day compared to the...

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GOH Breakfast winner & last chance to book!

Thinking of coming to the Conflux banquet? Had your heart set on attending the GOH Breakfast? You will need to book your ticket through Trybooking ASAP as they will be closing soon so we can get numbers to the hotel. If you want to book but need another day or two,...

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Last call for panelists!

Are you coming to Conflux? Would you like to participate on a panel? We have places available on the following panels: Friday 10am: Con 101 12pm: Once upon a silver screen (TV & movies influenced by fairy tales) 3pm: Cryogenics and Rip Van Winkle - the ins &...

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Pre-register for Conflux 13 workshops

Have you checked out our Workshops Page to see what workshops are on offer this year at Conflux 13? All our workshops are free with your Conflux 13 membership*, with the exception of Gillian Polack's Questions of Culture, for which there is a $20 charge. If you see...

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Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

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One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

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