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Important message from the Conflux Committee

 

In light of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Conflux Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone Conflux 16 and rescedule it for the weekend of 1-4 October, 2021. The theme, guests of honour and venue remain the same and full refunds will be offered to anyone who has purchased tickets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we feel rescheduling is the best and safest option for the Conflux community.

Message from Swancon 2020

The National Australian Fan Fund (NAFF) assists fans to travel across Australia to attend the Australian National Convention (Natcon) by covering the costs of airfare, accommodation and convention membership. Swancon 2020: Dark Visions (Natcon 59) is the 2020 Natcon! Do you have a friend in the Eastern States who would be a great convention attendee?

Nominations are being collected by Stephen Dedman (WA) at naff2020@gmail.com. Nominations are open now until February 13th. Voting will open on February 14th and conclude at midnight (AWST) March 16th, 2020. It is expected that the winner will produce a report of their trip, engage in fundraising to support future NAFF races, and to help administer the NAFF race for the following two years.

All Australian fans are eligible to vote. The voting process contributes to the fundraising so each vote costs $5. (You are more than welcome to donate more than this amount!)

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)....

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...

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,...

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 &...

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...

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).

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...

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)....

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...

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,...

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 &...

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...

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).

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...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

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Ellen Datlow wins a Hugo!

She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

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Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

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Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

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Workshop and panellist callout!

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...

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Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

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Announcing the Conflux 13 venue!

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...

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Announcing our Music Guest: Meri Amber

Conflux 13 is proud to announce its final guest for 2017: musical guest Meri Amber. Meri Amber is a geek pop singer-songwriter from Sydney. Her sound can be likened to a mesh of bright pop with a smidgen of 90s punk rock stirred in, topped off with a generous...

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Announcing our MC for Conflux 13: Kaaron Warren

And now for our second exciting reveal: we are very happy to announce that your MC for Conflux 13 will be the multi-award winning writer of intelligent, terrifying and unsettling "ghost stories for grown ups", Kaaron Warren! Kaaron Warren has been writing stories...

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Announcing our first Conflux 13 GOH: Angela Slatter

We are thrilled to be able to reveal our first Guest of Honour to you: the supremely talented and intimidatingly brilliant Angela Slatter! Angela Slatter is the author of the collections The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The...

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Conflux 13…Grimm Tales

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!

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Conflux 12 – Closing Ceremony Photos

Conflux is done for another year, the guests have all departed and the Red Fire Monkey has returned, hooting with mischievous joy, to its slightly singed forest home. The convention did not have an official photographer, however Cat Sparks captured a few candid shots...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 -...

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