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Science Fiction Convention
Name: SwanCon
Dates: Easter
Frequency: Annual
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Type: Fan-run, professional and fan guests
Focus: science fiction
Organization: WASFF
Founder: Grant Stone
Founding Date: 1976
URL: http://www.swancon.com
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SwanCon is Australia's longest-running science fiction convention, and is thought to be the longest running convention of this type in the southern hemisphere. It has been held annually in Perth, Western Australia since its inception in 1976, and has grown from a small gathering of like-minded friends into multi-fandom event that attracts upwards of 250 people. It is traditionally held in the first half of the year, typically for five days over the Easter long weekend.