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Category: local events

We Will Rock You: 2016 Australian tour 

In the comfort and opulence of Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, the last flames of rock burn on the iplanet. The dreamer remembers the music long forgotten, suppressed by Globalsoft. With the music catalogue of Queen all ready for rock opera, all it took was Ben Elton to update the in-jokes. Sunday’s performance was my first experience […]



Contact 2016: Geekery in Bris Vegas

What’s the deal? Contact 2016 is the 2016 iteration of the National Speculative¬†Fiction convention (NATCON). It’s the premier con that’s also associated with the Aurealis and the Ditmar awards this year. (The Ditmar Awards are the premier science fiction awards for Australia, whereas Aurealis Awards are awards for all speculative fiction). It’s running in Brisbane […]



Zombies!

  Yesterday Vancouver was overrun… With zombies! The annual Vancouver zombie walk was a huge success, with lots of varied and imaginative costumes. There was people of all age groups, from little babies (well-taken care of by Mama zombies of course) and small children, all the way up to adults with a few greys that […]