Swancon 39: Conjuration

Welcome to Swancon, Western Australia’s annual Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF&F) Literary Convention. In 2014, our theme manifests the magical elements of Conjuration, to bedazzle and mystify the senses, and to summon forth the familiars and unfamiliars of the fantastical phantasms of fandom.

Catering to all types of fan; from lovers of Epic Fantasy to Hard Sci Fi, Comics and Supernatural to Horror and Anime, and Gaming to Cosplaying to General Geeking Out. Swancon 39: Conjuration promises to open up new worlds and possibilities!

Swancon is the premiere event for all fans of SF&F in Australia, and we are weaving you a wild web of wonder.

Swancon 2014 will be held on Thursday 17 – Monday 21 April at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Northbridge.

To buy tickets, first Login or Register, then visit the Store.


Swancon 39: Conjuration is proud to present our phenomenal Guests of Honour

International Guests Australian Guest Perth Fan Guest
Anne Bishop Jim Butcher Isobelle Carmody Sally Beasley

Our exciting guests will be speaking about their lives, their works, participating in Panel discussions, Guest of Honour speeches, readings and autograph signings.

17/2/14 News – It is with great regret that we have to announce one of our International Guests of Honour, Tamora Pierce, has had to delay her visit to Australia due to medical reasons, and therefore will not be able to attend Swancon 39: Conjuration. If you have any concerns regarding this news, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Swancon 39: Conjuration is returning to the Ibis Styles Hotel in 2014, over Easter, April 17-21.

10/3/14 – Please note, we have been informed by the Hotel that they are Fully Booked for the Saturday, and there are only a few rooms left for the Friday and Sundays. If you want to stay a night at the con – get in soon!

Breakfast Type Continental
for 2
Full Buffet
for 2
Room Type
Standard (Internal Queen/Twin
with small non-opening window
$129 $149
Superior (External Queen/Twin
with larger opening window
$169 $189
Family (Larger Queen/Twin
with added Singles for children
$219 $239

To get the discounted rates, please make sure you quote Swancon 2014 as your booking reference. These rates for the Ibis Styles Hotel are available for Thurs 17 – Mon 21 April 2014.


Swancon has a Day-Night Convention Programme loaded with expert panels, group activities, discussion kaffeklatches and demonstrations on a huge range of topics from how to write a novel, and get it published, to the future of the internet, from Doctor Who to Doctor Horrible, or how to recreate the past, and then thwack someone, safely! We also have a Family Programme to cater to the young, and young-at-heart, and give parents a needed rest from being the entertainers so they can enjoy the con.

From the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, through to the Closing Ceremony on Monday, it’s an Easter Weekend cram packed full of fun fannish frivolity, just waiting for you to join in. Notable major events include the Masquerade Ball and Cosplay Competition, the Fan Auction, Traders Market Day, the Art Show, the Tin Duck Awards, the Launch of Swancon 2015, and the 24-hour Gaming Room.

13/3/14 – The Draft Programme has been released, cast your eyes over it and nominate for panels! You can find it here or by clicking the title above.


The gaming area is stocked with board, card, video and role playing games and materials, available and free for use. Informal gaming is encouraged and a great way to meet new people or spend some time between panel items, and organised competitions are also run throughout the convention. The gaming area is open 24-hours for the hard core who want to game all through the night, but we do advise regular breaks for food, sleep, and showering.


Sounds Awesome! How can I go to Swancon 39: Conjuration? We are open and welcoming to all and you can attend by Registering your details (above) and Purchasing a membership (From the store).

Memberships are available as a Full Convention Pass or as individual Day Passes, and Membership Rates come in several flavours, including Regular, Concession and First-Timer (have not previously attended Swancon as a Full Member). Go to our Store Page for all of the details, then Register/Login to Order and Pay for Swancon 39: Conjuration online.