Key Conference Details


The Winter Solstice is coming...

The Winter Solstice is coming…


Can you believe it’s only 6 days until our conference? Time is certainly flying! If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here: REGISTER

We’ve put together some important info for the conference:


If you are driving, there should be plenty of parking at the NSW Writer’s Centre, as they have a reasonably large car park behind the centre.

If you’re taking public transport, the wonderful Jo Henwood has put together a little sheet on public transport, with some accommodation info at the end as well if you haven’t arranged that already: AFTS Conference – Transport and Accommodation Info


You’re welcome to join us for dinner on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights at local restaurants if you’re in Sydney for the weekend: AFTS Conference – Dinners


Our annual general meeting will take place during lunchtime on the conference day. These are the current nominations:

President: Belinda Calderone
Vice President: Position still available
Secretary: Susan Clancy
Treasurer: Catherine Snell
Ordinary committee member 1: Jo Henwood
Ordinary committee member 2Position still available
Ordinary committee member 3Position still available

If anyone is interested in the role of Vice President, or in being an ordinary committee member, please contact us.


Sophie Masson launches her latest book Hunters’ Moon at the conference and will sell signed copies for $19.99, along with some of her other fairy tale inspired novels.

Spike Deane is not only presenting her paper ‘Folk and fairy tale narrative in glass art’ and exhibiting her work at the conference, but also bringing artwork for sale including keys to the winter castle and selkie embroideries. Prices range from $40 – $460.

The conference is cash only so you may want to visit an ATM before you arrive!


We will be sharing all the details of our conference day on Twitter. We always love photos, thoughts and comments from our presenters, attendees and even those who can’t make it on the day. If you’d like to contribute before, on or after the conference day, then feel free to use our hashtag: #aftsconf2015


Well that’s all from us! But please contact us if you have any questions. We are so looking forward to meeting many of you on Sunday,


Have an enchanted week,

The Australian Fairy Tale Society Committee



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