"Parrish Fan Fic competition"
For anyone that might be interested in a bit of fun (Hobbit?!) there is a Parrish Fan Fic competition running for the the Aussie National Convention.
A Parrish Plessis fan fiction competition will be held to celebrate the release of Crash Deluxe, the final chapter of Parrish's exploits, and in honour of Thylacon 2005.
The competition is open to both Con members and non-members and will be judged by Marianne de Pierres and her editor at Orbit, Darren Nash.
Your task is to write a fiction of no more than 600 words, taking Parrish out of her world, and placing her in a contemporary setting where conflict arises - e.g. the hairdresser turns her hair the wrong colour, she gets short-changed at the supermarket, working as a secretary she gets harassed by her boss, etc. It may be as humorous or serious as you like.
Winners of the Con-members section will be published on Marianne's website and in the Thylacon Souvenir Book and will receive autographed copies of Nylon Angel, Code Noir and Crash Deluxe.
Winners of the open section (non-members) will also be published on Marianne's website and in the Orbit e-zine and receive autographed copies of Nylon Angel.
All entries should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2005. The winners will be announced during Marianne’s Guest of Honour speech at Thylacon 2005.
National SF & Fantasy Convention: Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June 2005
Guests of Honour: Anne Bishop, Marianne de Pierres & Merv Binns.
Wrest Point Convention Centre.
write to: Thylacon PO Box 345, Kingston, TAS, 7051