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(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[edit]

When Danny Oz conceived of Continuum conventions in the 1990s, 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[edit]

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.

Lifetime Members[edit]

Continuum has (or has had) a few lifetime members: Merv and Helena Binns (both deceased now), and Jack Dann


The post-Covid-19 status of Continuum is unclear.

There was (ca. 2012–15), a science fiction television series named Continuum. There's been a Continuum panel on Continuum.

Convention Chairs Dates Venue Guests of Honour
Continuum 1: Secret Worlds, Dark Dreams Danny Oz (then Danny Heap) July 11-13, 2003 Cato Conference Centre Kate Forsyth, Chris Lawson, Nick Stathopoulos, Marilyn Pride, Lewis Morley
Continuum 2: Gods of Myth and Silicon Danny Oz June 11-14, 2004 Cato Conference Centre Trudi Canavan, Eddie Campbell, Max Barry
Continuum 3: Creatures Natural and Unnatural Kirstyn McDermott July 15-17, 2005 Hilton on the Park Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Harland, Robin Hobb, James Allen ("Jocko")
Continuum 4: Retrorama Ian Mond, Anthony Mitchell Aug 4-6, 2006 Victoria Hotel Shaun Tan, Charles Stross, Margo Lanagan
Continuum 5: Galaxies by Gaslight Rachel Holkner, Paul Poulton Aug 14-16, 2009 Ether Centre Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Narrelle M. Harris
Continuum 6: Future Tense Emma Hespa Mann Feb 26-28, 2010 Ether Centre Mark Pesce, Kim Westwood
Continuum 7: Changing Consciousness David Crisp June 10-13, 2011 Ether Centre Catherynne M. Valente, Dave Freer
Continuum 8: Craftonomicon Emilly McLeay June 8-11, 2012 Rydges on Swanston Kelly Link, Alison Goodman, Sue Ann Barber
Continuum 9: Contraindicators Stephanie Lai June 7-10, 2013 Ether N. K. Jemisin, Paul Collins
Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls Julia Svaganovic June 6-9, 2014 InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto Jim C. Hines, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Danny Oz, Sharon Moseley
Continuum 11: Southern Skies Liz Barr June 5-8, 2015 Ether Conference Centre R. J. Anderson, Tansy Rayner Roberts
Continuum 12 Amanda Elliott June 10-13, 2016 Jasper Hotel Kylie Chan, Queenie Chan aa
Continuum 13: Triskaidekaphilia Tole Canal June 9-12, 2017 Jasper Hotel Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant, Likhain
Continuum XIV: Conjugation Sarah Bassett, Edie-Brie Hawthorn June 8-11, 2018 Jasper Hotel Cat Sparks, Alison Evans
Continuum 15: Other Worlds Belle McQuattie June 7-10, 2019 Jasper Hotel Kate Elliott, Ken Liu
Continuum 16: All Possible Futures/Continuum 2021 Continuum 16: Reboot Lauren E. Mitchell Belle McQuattie June 5-8, 2020, June 12, 2021 May, 17-19, 2024 Zen Cho, Glenda Larke, Marlee Jane Ward Shannon Chakraborty, Vanessa Len, and Cienan Muir
Continuum 17: Horizons May 16-18, 2025

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