Not-A-Con is on for one day, 30th of April 2022, at Tuart Hill SCC. There's a Photography Competition! Swancon has a Containers for Change Code c10505668 . Join us for the monthly Watch2Gether on the 3rd Saturday evening of the month. You can find everything you need to know here: https://swancon.com.au/ Covid19-wise you'll need proof of double vaccination if you're over 12 and you'll need to wear a mask properly. Kids memberships available.
WASFF COVID-19 Policy
You will be aware that WA is relaxing its rules on Friday. However, the WASFF board and Not-A-Con have already committed to imposing requirements on in-person attendees at Not-A-Con 2022 which may be over and above the requirements of state and/or federal governments, and our members have bought tickets on that basis. We are aware that our community contains a number of health-compromised people, so this is an issue of great importance to us.
1. Proof of at least double vaccination or vaccination exemption to be provided
2. Masks worn according to best practice
Firstly, we require that all in-person attendees over the age of 12 present proof of at least double vaccination or of exemption from vaccination. Mostly we expect attendees to present that upon arriving, but attendees may send us proof in advance. The WA government lists acceptable forms of proof here: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-coronavirus-getting-proof-of-covid-19-vaccinations . If you’re unable to provide any of these forms, please talk to us ahead of time and we’ll see what we can work out.
Secondly, we require that masks be worn, and that they cover the mouth and nose. We will have some masks available at the venue. If this is problematic for you (for example because of other health issues), please talk to us ahead of time.
We had planned to run a QR-code check-in, but we are now confident that this will not help minimise risk. Instead, if attendees let us know after the fact that they may have been positive, we will let all attendees know of anonymised positive cases via email and social media.
If any of this is problematic for you and we can’t help you solve your problems, we will give you a full refund, either in the lead-up to the event, or on the day. (For on-the-day refunds please allow a few days for processing to occur and your refund to reach your bank account.)
If you find you are sick either leading up to or on the day of the event we ask you not to distribute your sickness to others. Contact us as early as is practical and we will give you a refund.
Of course, state or federal governments might impose restrictions which are different from or greater than the rules we outline here. We will follow any such rules.
Not-A-Con is a private event, and as always, we reserve the right to eject anyone at any time for any reason. In this circumstance we may or may not give a refund.
Please allow some extra time for check-in at the registration desk as we process entry and check proof of vaccination.
We thank you all for your understanding in regards to this matter and again thank you for your support.
The venue has 40 parking spaces and 3 accessibility parking spaces. There are no other activities running at the centre while we are there. Additionally to this there are a number of nearby street parking options available.
Buses 403 & 404 run between Perth Busport and Stirling Train Station every 15 minutes with services commencing at 5:48am and finishing at 10:06pm. These services stop right outside our venue on Stoneham Street with only a short walk required to reach the front door
Please find the relevant timetable here:
Food near the venue
Lucafe Italian Takeaway, Stoneham St Tuart Hill open from 5:30pm-9pm
Beiurut Restaurant (Lebanese) 75 Wanneroo Rd Tuart Hill open from 12pm-9pm
Sunny Thai Takeaway 89B Wanneroo Rd Tuart Hill open from 4:30pm-9pm
Red Rooster 21 Robers Road Joondanna open from 10am-10pm
Osaki Sushi 17 Wannaroo Road Joondanna open from 12pm-2:30pm & 5pm-9:30pm
Little Lebhanon Cafe 13a Wanaroon Road Joondanna open from 12pm-1am
Punjabi Chulha Sweet and Curry House 11B Wannaroo Road Joondanna open from 5pm-10pm
Marco's Organic Pizza 17a Wannaroo Road Joondanna open from 12pm-10pm
Posto Matto (Italian) 211 Main St Osborne Park open from 4pm-9:30pm
Siderno Caffe & Ristorante 224 Main St Osborne Park open from 11am-10pm
Osbourne Park Fish & Chips 227 Main St Osborne Park open from 5pm-8:30pm
Nakorn Thai Restaurant 5/240 Main Street Osborne Park open from 5pm-9pm
Lido Stirling Vietnamese 231 Main Street Osborne Park open fropm 5pm-10pm
Subway 236 Main Street Osborne Park open from 8am-8pm
Ono Poke 239 Main Street Osborne Park open from 11:30am-2pm & 5pm-9pm
Little Bird 91 Wannaroo Road Tuart Hill open from 4pm-9pm
The Mighty Quinn Tavern 112 Wanneroo Road Tuart Hill open 12pm-12am
Badges! Bring your favourites!
With Not-A-Con not being a Swancon, we're not planning to provide name badges in the way we usually do.
We plan to have sticky-label write-your-own-name tags, but for old fans, this is an opportunity! Bring your oldest, bestest biggest whateverest badge from a previous convention!
Your hard-working Swancon 47 Committee is industriously working to bring you Not-A-Con in person, a one day extravaganza of a fine taster of all things Swancon! Whether you'd like to explore the world of amazing modern and retro board games or see what the latest buzz is on Dr Who, The Expanse, or the latest SF Blockbuster, we will have something for you! If you'd like to present something or help with a panel or make suggestions for the program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help us prepare better for the big Swancon 47 in 2023, Not-A-Con will bring us some breathing space and still giving sf&f enthusiasts something to enjoy while we wait. Held at the Tuart Hill SCC 164 Cape Street we'd like to see you there on April 30th 2022 starting from 10:00am and going on right through until midnight!
For just $30 (or $50 if you'd like to help even more with the fundraising) and with limited tickets, buy soon or risk missing out. Register at https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/swancon/en/swancon2022/register .
Not A Con is almost here!
Have you got your ticket yet? If not, grab it today. Remember tickets are limited, you don't want to miss out. Buy your ticket at: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/swancon/en/swancon2022/register
A heads-up that children count towards our all-important venue cap. If you're bringing any children under 12, please buy them a Not-A-Con membership for a $2 gold coin donation (available at the same place you get your membership: https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/swancon/en/swancon2022/register)
Not-A-Con merchandise can be obtained from here. While there's no guarantee it will arrive by Not-A-Con, due to the mail disruptions, the sooner you order it the sooner you can be wearing, and supporting SF&F community projects in W.A.
Boardgaming at Not-A-Con!
As well as Gaming Coordinators Leece and Rob uniting people and games in their usual fashion, The Western Australian Boardgaming Association will be running an Incan Gold tournament, with the grand prize of a brand new copy of the game! This will be happening after lunch, and places will be limited to the room capacity. As always, if you're keen to have some more boardgaming outside the convention take a look at WABA's boardgamegeek guild. They meet twice a month and will be happy to share their gaming knowledge and play with you!
Not-A-Con Photography Competition!
This is a free competition to all Not-A-Con members! Tell a sf/f story in just five panels, using your trusty camera! Entries close on the 14th of April 2022 so register right away and we will contact you as to how to get your entries in.
If Not-A-Con not an option for you, but you want to enter the photo contest? We'd love you to do that! In that case it will cost you just $10. Terms, conditions and all that jazz at the link. Pay for your entry on the Registration Page of the swancon.com.au site - $0 if you're a member, or pick the $10 option if you're not doing Not-A-Con (or if you'd like to support us that much more)
The prize for the photography contest is a Diana F+ medium format camera kit plus three rolls of film — this prize is worth over AUD150!
Containers for Change
We all want to save the environment, and Swancon is an environment!* We have recently organised the means for you to help save both Swancon and the larger environment. Just enter the code c10505668 when dropping off your cans, bottles and even juice boxes at your local Containers for Change centre. We thank you and the environments thank you too!
*towing Swancon outside of the environment is not an option.
Watch2Gether with Rob and Leece
Get together virtually with Rob and Leece and view some old, some classic, some terrible (usually alleviated by Mystery Science Theatre 3000) F&SF movies. There will be some cool music videos, some interesting animated shorts and typically some more adult content after around about 9pm. April will be your last chance to see the Not-A-Con opening video before the actual Not-A-Con! The watch together happens on the 3rd Saturday evening of each month. April Watch2Gether Link
Not-A-Con will be held on Whadjuk Nyoongar boodjar, and we acknowledge their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We give our respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging and are thankful for their knowledge. Baalap moorditj yorga wer maaman