Suncon

(Did you mean the Worldcon?)

The 30th Australian Natcon held 29th March - 1st April 1991 at the Brisbane Gateway Hotel in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Theme: Dangerous Visions
GoH: Harlan Ellison (absent) and Patrick Tilley
FGoH: Leigh Edmonds and Valma Brown
Toastmaster: Nick Stathopoulos

(The absence of Harlan Ellison from the convention was explained to have been due to the committee not having raised sufficient money sufficiently early to have been confident of being able to cover his travel and accommodation costs.)

There were at least two controversies concerning the Ditmar Awards: First, via the awards committee having opened nomination of award categories to fans, there was a Ditmar Award for Best Fannish Cat. Second, the trophies presented at the convention were in the form of stuffed cane toads. (This was explained to have been intended as an April Fool's joke; the "real" trophies were presented later at a Nova Mob meeting.)

For more information see the SunCon posts at history.sf.org.au.

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