The World Science Fiction Convention 2010…
Will also be held in Melbourne. Just before the Singularity Summit. It is highly recommended, so much so in fact that we have some speakers attending Aussiecon also speaking at the Singularity Summit in Melbourne.
We are working with Aussiecon to have some panel discussions surrounding futurism and the Singularity
Panel participants will include:
A Celebration of Science Fiction
The World Science Fiction Convention (‘Worldcon’) is an annual global celebration of all things speculative in fiction, open to everybody. Held most often in the USA, the Worldcon is headed for Australia this year. Known as Aussiecon 4, the event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre during 2-6 September 2010.
As much writers festival as fan fest, Aussiecon 4 represents a rare opportunity for Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror aficionados to mingle with authors, artists, editors, agents, and other members of the international and Australian science fiction community.
Aussiecon 4 promises the ideal forum for insight, inspiration, and networking. Multiple streams of panel discussions on a wide range of topics will be fielded by some of the biggest names in global SF. What is more, there is always an opportunity in the relaxed and convivial atmosphere of the con to stop, sit, and share a drink.
One of the star events of every Worldcon is the presentation of the prestigious Hugo awards for achievements in science fiction and fantasy fiction, film, and fandom (and more). The 2010 Hugo award winners will be determined by the votes of those who register to attend Aussiecon 4 early.
Although several science fiction conventions are held in different states of Australia each year, none come close to the scale and sophistication of a Worldcon. The event brings together a few thousand professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.
In fact, the premium field of authors, illustrators, and other leading industry figures at Aussiecon 4 is expected to be the largest ever assembled in Australia. If you’re interested in the speculative fiction genre, Aussiecon 4 is simply not to be missed.