The 2011 Australian National Convention (Swancon 36/Natcon 50) will be held at Easter, only a few weeks after the 20th anniversary of Lyn McConchie’s first professionally published short story, “The Sar Shan Kelpie” which appeared in the March 1991 issue of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine.
Jean Weber would like to bring Lyn to Swancon to celebrate her professional anniversary:
Lyn has published at least 23 books in various genres (mainly fantasy), with more books under contract, and I’ve lost count of how many hundred short stories. She’s won awards. But with all that, she doesn’t earn a lot of money from her writing, so travelling abroad is financially difficult.
With Lyn’s permission, Jean has started a special fund to fly Lyn to Perth for the convention — to pay for her airfare, room and membership, plus food and incidentals. The goal is to raise A$1500. Jean can accept contributions via Paypal, or by check.