It’s a long weekend and time for the Continuum convention! We’ll be there… will you? Friday’s a great night to give it a try, with entry by gold coin donation.

Continuum 8 will take place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 8-11 2012. Guests of honour this year are Kelly Link, Alison Goodman and Sue Ann Barber. Supporting them will be a wide range of other speakers and panellists in a fabulous line up of panels, presentations and special events. As the Australian National SF Convention for 2012, they expect to get members from across Australia and further afield!

Events and activities this year include:
– Craft: This year they will have a series of programming items celebrating craftiness in SF, culminating in a Craft Market on Sunday.
– Children’s Programming: Continuum is thrilled to present a children’s programming stream for the first time this year, full of workshops and events catering specially to Junior Members.
– Guest of Honour Events: Special programming items featuring our fabulous GOHs, Kelly Link, Alison Goodman and Sue-Ann Barber
– Maskobalo: Always a highlight of the convention, the Maskobalo ball is here again, this time taking you to a world of enchantment under the sea.
– Art Show: Showcasing the talents of SF artists and fan artists.
– Ditmar and Chronos Awards Ceremony: Honouring excellence in the Australian and Victorian SF community.
– UnderCONstruction: A mini-convention about how to run conventions for Australian convention organisers.

As always, the program will also be full-to-stuffing with presentations, panel discussions, readings, screenings and workshops on everything fantasy, sci-fi, horror, comics, art, science and craft.

Whedony highlights will be a special panel on Friday @ 11pm covering every corner of the Whedonverse and a Fandom for a Cause panel on Monday where the New Melbourne Browncoats will be featured!

For details and tickets, go to http://continuum.org.au/