Syncon '83

Australian Natcon held 10-13 June 1983 at the Shore Inn in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Theme: Science Fiction and Society
Guests of Honour: Harlan Ellison, Van Ikin

There are some photos from Syncon '83 in the February 2000 issue of eFNAC, and some more in the August 2001 issue.

Jerry Kaufman as DUFF winner attended the convention. During the convention, he and Clifford Wind created a Seattle in '85 Australian Natcon hoax bid. Unfortunately, the business meeting thought it was pretty funny and awarded them the Natcon by a vote of 21 to 18, defeating Adelaide in '85. Quick negotiations worked out a deal where the "official" Natcon would be held in Seattle, but there'd ne a convention in Adelaide…

See also Golden Caterpillar Awards

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