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April 27th, 2004

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11:48 pm - Another quick update ...
Conflux has ended (Awwwww).

We're still in Canberra. Today was Tourist Day, so we went around the National Museum (takes the "National" part very seriously), and a very quick run through Parliament house (after a pleasant walk up there from our hotel).

Yesterday the Con ended. Fortunately, there are more Cons coming, starting with Continuum, in Melbourne on the Queen's Birthday long weekend. On a date to be announced very soon, there will be "Conclave" in Adelaide. Next year's NatCon is Thylacon II (or is it III ?), in Tasmania, Easter weekend (I think). There will also be SwanCon, Continuum, and something else which I'm afraid I can't remember at the moment. And finally, moves are afoot to make a serious bid for WorldCon in 2010 (in Melbourne). Wheeee ...

After the closing ceremony, rwrylsin and I decided to see if anyone was around in the hotel's bar before trying to track down either of the dead dog parties. There were people in the bar, so we ended up staying there until the bar closed, then moved out to the hotel's foyer, where we stayed (in gradually diminishing numbers) until sometime after 3am.

I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to write a proper Con report, then send it to a fanzine or two (etiquette question - is it ok to submit the same article to more than one fanzine ?).

Anyway, tomorrow, we drive down to Bairnsdale, and on Friday, we head back from there to Melbourne. Just to complete the insanity, we'll be attempting to go to MSFC on Friday night, before getting back home to begin the Mega Packing Weekend (of Doom).

(hmmmm, mood of "sleepy" doesn't really capture it properly ... sleepy, but happy from having had a fun Con, but a little sad that it's over now, and feeling vaguely awake at the moment as well as sleepy, and having this vague idea that I should run around madly doing fannish things, except I don't know what and I don't actually have any ideas for them. Oh well :)
Current Mood: sleepysleepy

(2 touches | En garde !)


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Date:April 27th, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
is it ok to submit the same article to more than one fanzine ?
No. This is called simultaneous submission, and is frowned upon. (I pass over any other interpretation of these words, lah.) Only if a second editor asks, the first editor agrees, and they have minimal readership overlap.

What is much more common is reprinting things later, with a credit to where the piece first appeared.
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Date:April 28th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
I really don't envy you for having a Mega Packing Weekend (of Doom) to look forward to. One of the reasons I signed a new lease despite the increase in rent was I just didn't feel up to all the packing involved. In another twelve months however it shouldn't be so bad because I will have all the culling done and only need to pack stuff I really want.

The problem with offering material to more than one person for publication is very few people like to go second and publish something that has just appeared in somebody else's fanzine. This isn't always a problem if everybody knows the score and there isn't a large overlap between the readership of the two fanzines. For example if you do write a full con report I wouldn't mind publishing it even if it also appeared in Ethel the Aardvark or some other Melbourne fanzine. Since my fanzine goes to Anzapa, a handfull of Australian fans I like to keep some sort of contact with, and those kind folk from overseas who send me fanzines I doubt there would be much overlap. It would also ensure a few more Brits learnt your name. Give it some thought anyway.

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