Every year for the past 25 years, I have attended Swancon, the Western Australian state science-fiction convention.


Every year for the past 25 years, I have attended Swancon, the Western Australian state science-fiction convention.

It is, by the scale of things, quite small, despite being the oldest convention in WA (maybe even Australia), with 200-300 people attending. It does, however have a huge strength of community. 

Being a keen board gamer, I spend a lot of time in the gaming room - often-times even missing the opening and closing ceremonies, because, well, one more game! :-D

The most humbling and astonishing thing to happen at Swancon this year, for me, was to discover that I had been awarded The Mikey for this year.

Mikey O'Brien was a wonderful friend, and a fantastic gamer, who lost his battle with cancer a couple of years ago. This award remembers his passion for gaming, and his enthusiasm for introducing games to others. To be awarded it is an honour beyond my ability to put into words.
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  1. Well deserved! Big congrats on the Mikey :)

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  2. Congratulation on the Mikey, Robby ;-)

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  3. Congratulations and well deserved. Seeing you get that was possibly the highlight of the convention for me.

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  4. I'm amazed and pleased Mobby got an award named after him, and that you got it :-)

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