Last day to enter our GOH Brekkie draw!

Today is the last day to go into the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of Honour Breakfast when you get your con membership!

Valued at $40, the Conflux GOH Breakfast is a delicious continental breakfast at 9am on Sunday 1 October at Vibe in the company of our two Guests of Honour, Ellen Datlow and Angela Slatter, and our MC Kaaron Warren. Spots at the GOH Brekkie are limited!

 

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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 Honour Breakfast at 9am on Sunday, 1 October, valued at $40!

This is a new event for Conflux. We are offering a delicious continental breakfast at Vibe in the company of our two Guests of Honour, Ellen Datlow and Angela Slatter, and our MC Kaaron Warren. Spots at the GOH Brekkie are limited, so the mood is intimate and convivial.

Come along and enjoy the company and get caffeinated before hitting the con at 10am!

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Fablecroft announces a brand new Angela Slatter boutique gift book!

To celebrate her invitation as Guest of Honour at Conflux 13, FableCroft Publishing has just announced an exclusive project with multi-award winning writer Angela Slatter. Produced as a limited edition chapbook, The Tallow-Wife is a gorgeous hardcover boutique gift book, lavishly illustrated by the incredible Kathleen Jennings, and only available for purchase for a very short time.

This beautiful book contains Angela’s darkly mannered novella “The Tallow-Wife”, along with “Fragments from the Citadel”, and an exclusive essay on the art of the world by Kathleen Jennings.

Head over to the Fablecroft website to pre-order your copy now, for the special pre-order discount price of AUD$35.00 (plus postage if not collecting at Conflux)! A very limited quantity will be available to purchase at full price at Conflux, but for the next month only, until September 21, 2017, we will take pre-orders for pick up or post anywhere in the world.

Even better, if you pre-order now for collection at Conflux your book will be signed by Angela!

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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 early for registration at 9am on Friday, 29 September, but this should give you a good idea of what is on offer and how you’ll need to arrange your schedule.

We’re still looking for people to sit on (most) of the panels we have on offer, so if you see something you like, drop us a line at confluxchair@gmail.com and let us know you’d like to be involved (NB: to be on a panel, you’ll need to be a member of Conflux 13).

See you soon!

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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 below.

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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 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.

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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 Conflux 13 Scary Doll competition.

Entry will be by gold coin donation. You’ll be able to drop your creepy creations off in the art show room for display throughout the con. We’ll reveal the winner (who will get a tacky trophy and maybe some chocolate) at the closing ceremony.

Looking forward to seeing the depths of nightmarishness you will plumb for this one.

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