|Dates:||2000-2002, 2005, 2011-|
|Location:||Sydney, NSW, Australia.|
|Founder:||medusafox, iibnf, erilyn|
|Founding Date:||June 2000.|
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Born out of an awkward lull in a conversation, the first SinpOzium was organised for the June long weekend of 2000. It was held in a scout hall and attracted approximately 30 people. The second SinpOzium was held in a private home in 2001, while the third and fourth SinpOziums were held at the Sydney YWCA in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Since 2011, it has been run by erilyn and alasen.
In 2005, SinpOzium inspired fans living near Wellington, New Zealand to host their own weekend convention. Called simply Get Together, it has been held annually since 2005.
Articles About the Convention
"A draughty wooden RAAF cadet barrack in the western suburbs of Sydney hosted a slash fans' convention, organised by the tireless Bernice. The number of the participants - virtually all women - fluctuated between 10 and 40; their ages between 18 and 60; and they came from NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
There are six stages in the life of a slash fan:
- watch action or SF shows featuring two team members or partners of the same sex
- reconstruct the partners as a couple in love
- read stories, written by more experienced fans, in which the couple make love while seeking out new planets or fighting villainous aliens
- write your own stories and publish them in fanzines or on webpages
- publish your own slash fanzine, or construct your own webpage
- make your own songvid, taking significant moments between your favourite couple and adding a soundtrack with a song whose words fit the images or give them a new emotional meaning altogether."
This was a weekend convention, held in June 2011 (over the Queen's Birthday Weekend). The draft convention plan is on LiveJournal, though there were mini-pimps on Henry IV by hyarrowen and on pretty fannish art by leyna55, and there was debates on various things (such as the history of 90s TV through The Sentinel). Presentations on Hawaii 5-0, the Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling, reboots of older TV shows, Merlin, Justified, the ethics of RPF/RPS writing, the dilemma of underage slashers/porn writers, "Fictional incest: okay because it's not real?", podcasting, and Fanlore were all planned.
Sinpozium 2012 was held the weekend of 2nd & 3rd of June 2012.
Sinpozium 2013 was held the weekend of 1st & 2nd of June 2013.
Sinpozium 2014 was held the weekend of 7th & 8th of June 2014 (Queen's Birthday long weekend).
Sinpozium 2015 was held the weekend of 30th and 31st of May 2015.
After a one year hiatus, Sinpozium was held on 3rd and 4th of June 2017.
Presentations were on: Yuri on Ice, a general introduction to K-Pop, Hamilton_(musical), Unreal_(TV_series), Supergirl, a second K-Pop presentation focusing on Monsta_X , Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Shadowhunters, and Audio Podcast Dramas.
Discussion: Unstructured group discussion on current fandom topics (including LiveJournal, the demise of Imzy, Tumblr and its related issues and attitudes, fannish history anecdotes, and current media people are enjoying).