Continuum

(Did you mean a New Zealand or Brisbane convention?)

A regional convention held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia since 2003.

Continuum is held under the auspices of the Continuum Foundation, which oversees (or oversaw) the Chronos Awards for excellence in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by Victorians.

Swancon and Continuum

When Danny Oz conceived of Continuum conventions in the 1990's, he was inspired by Perth's Swancon conventions.

City Perth Melbourne
Convention Swancon Continuum
Foundation WASFF Continuum Foundation
Award for Overwhelming Contribution Silver Swan Award Infinity Award
Achievement Award Tin Duck Award Chronos Award
Award for Service to Fandom Marge Hughes Award Ian Gunn Memorial Award

Another way in which Continuum parallels Swancon is in recognition of fans who've attended multiple times. Swancon awards 20 Year Badges and 33 Year Badges to fans who've attended the corresponding number of times. Continuum recognises those at their 10th Continuum as "Continuum Lifers".

Convergence and Continuum

Attendees of early Continuum conventions could be forgiven for suspecting that Convergence was what Continuum is called when it's a Natcon, Convergence conventions having been held in two of the years, 2002 and 2007, that Continuum was not held, and those two Continuum conventions having been Natcons, whereas the intervening Continuum conventions were not.
Danny Oz had deliberately made it difficult for a Continuum convention to be a Natcon, but Emilly McLeay rose to that challenge, and her example has been followed by Julia Svaganovic.

Continuum 3 Venue Change

Continuum 3 in 2005 was going to be held at the same small venue as previous Continuum conventions. Then Neil Gaiman mentioned on his blog that he'd be there, and there were so many membership applications that a larger venue needed to be found.

Lifetime Members

Continuum has a few lifetime members: Merv and Helena Binns, Jack Dann


http://confound.wikispot.org/ as of 20150702131532 Wiki preserved by the Internet Archive

Year Convention Chairs Dates Location Guests of Honour
2003 Continuum: Secret Worlds, Dark Dreams Danny Oz (then Danny Heap) July 11-13 Cato Conference Centre Kate Forsyth, Chris Lawson, Nick Stathopoulos, Marilyn Pride, Lewis Morley
2004 Continuum 2: Gods of Myth and Silicon Danny Oz June 11-14 Cato Conference Centre Trudi Canavan, Eddie Campbell, Max Barry
2005 Continuum 3: Creatures Natural and Unnatural Kirstyn McDermott July 15-17 Hilton on the Park Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Harland, Robin Hobb, James Allen ("Jocko")
2006 Continuum 4: Retrorama Ian Mond, Anthony Mitchell Aug 4-6 Victoria Hotel Shaun Tan, Charles Stross, Margo Lanagan
2009 Continuum 5: Galaxies by Gaslight Rachel Holkner, Paul Poulton Aug 14-16 Ether Centre Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Narrelle M. Harris
2010 Continuum 6: Future Tense Emma Hespa Mann Feb 26-28 Ether Centre Mark Pesce, Kim Westwood
2011 Continuum 7: Changing Consciousness David Crisp June 10-13 Ether Centre Catherynne M. Valente, Dave Freer
2012 Continuum 8: Craftonomicon Emilly McLeay June 8-11 Rydges on Swanston Kelly Link, Alison Goodman, Sue Ann Barber
2013 Continuum 9: Contraindicators Stephanie Lai June 7-10 Ether N. K. Jemisin, Paul Collins
2014 Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls Julia Svaganovic June 6-9 InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto Jim C. Hines, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Danny Oz, Sharon Moseley
2015 Continuum 11: Southern Skies Liz Barr June 5-8 Ether Conference Centre R. J. Anderson, Tansy Rayner Roberts
2016 Continuum 12 Amanda Elliott June 10-13 Jasper Hotel Kylie Chan, Queenie Chan
2017 Continuum 13: Triskaidekaphilia Tole Canal June 9-12 Jasper Hotel Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, Likhain
2018 Continuum XIV: Conjugation Sarah Bassett, Edie-Brie Hawthorn June 8-11 Jasper Hotel Cat Sparks, Alison Evans
2019 Continuum 15: Other Worlds June 7-10 Kate Elliott, Ken Liu
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Concatenation Fanlore http://continuum.org.au/ (IA) Website

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