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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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