Aussiecon 4, the 2010 Worldcon, is taking reservations for space in the Art Show and Dealers Room. Instructions for applying can be found at the official web site: www.aussiecon4.org.au.
Full text of the press release appears after the jump.
Press Release Number 2009-5, For release: 24 October, 2009
AUSSIECON 4 | 68th World Science Fiction Convention
GPO Box 1212, Melbourne VIC 3001, AUSTRALIA
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Aussiecon 4 Invites Art Show and Dealers Room Bookings
Artists and dealers specialising in science fiction, fantasy and horror can now apply for space in the Art Show and Dealers Room respectively at Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 2-6 September 2010. The Art Show will showcase original artworks of a science fiction, fantasy, or fannish nature, with artists encouraged to display and sell both flat and 3D pieces. It is expected to be one of the largest science fiction art shows for the year internationally.
The hugely popular Dealers Room is open to all who trade in science fiction, fantasy and horror-related literature (books, magazines, anthologies), clothing, merchandise, jewelry, armour, artwork, and so on. Nearly all members of the convention will visit the Dealers Room at least once during their time at Aussiecon 4, so this is a prime opportunity.
Taking place at the new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the five-day Aussiecon 4 event will celebrate all aspects of international and Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror. Official Guests of Honour will be Kim Stanley Robinson, multi-award winning author, Shaun Tan, award-winning artist and writer, and active Australian fan, Robin Johnson. The convention is expected to draw thousands of attendees from both the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
Registration information for Aussiecon 4, as well as full details of how to apply for the Art Show and Dealers Room, can be found at the official web site at www.aussiecon4.org.au.
Aussiecon 4 is so named because it is the fourth Worldcon to be held in Australia and all have been held in Melbourne. Previous conventions (1975, 1985, 1999) were widely acclaimed. The convention is run entirely by volunteers. Most of the committee and staff are from Australia but some committee members participate from other parts of the world
Aussiecon® 4 is convened under the auspices of the Victorian Science Fiction Conventions Inc (ABN 90 257 542 181) a not for profit association incorporated under the Victorian Associations Act, 1981. “World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC”, “Hugo Award”, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.