Voting closing for the 2022 AFTS Award

Don’t let Friday August 26, at 11.45pm whoosh by!

It’s a deadline for two very important decisions.

Poster showing pictures of 3 nominees for the 2022 AFTS Annual Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture: Sophie Masson, Spike Deane, Jo Henwood.
2022 AFTS Award nominees: Sophie Masson, Spike Deane, Jo Henwood

Sophie Masson, Spike Deane and Jo Henwood are our shortlisted nominees for the 2022 AFTS Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture.

Members only decide the winner, so please click here to vote: https://australianfairytalesociety.org/afts-award/2022-award/

The Award will be presented on October 1 at our Brisbane conference: ‘Australian Fairy Tales: Flesh or Fossil?’

To be in the room for this magical moment (and for the excellent program on offer), you are welcome to apply for the AFTS Bursary.  

AFTS Bursary – travel to the Queensland conference

A 2-engine passenger jet with Jetstar logos flies up into a bright blue sky.

The selected Bursary holder will need to be a current member and pay their own registration cost, and will receive support for –

a) transport up to $200,

b) accommodation up to $100/night for two (2) nights, and

c) a ‘fairy godmother/father’ as conference mentor.

As the Executive anticipate a decision by September 2, now is the time to vote – and hopefully secure your spot in Brisbane: https://australianfairytalesociety.org/2022-brisbane-conference/

AFTS Conference accommodation and transport

And while you’re here! A word about Brisbane accommodation and transport.

(PS. Monday Oct 3 is a public holiday for Queen’s Birthday)

If coming from interstate, accommodation ($ to $$$) is available in/around the CBD, Woolloongabba, South Brisbane, South Bank precinct areas. (Perhaps consider a room share if coming with friend/s.)

We recommend somewhere close(-ish) to the Ship Inn (opp. Qld Maritime Museum) so that you can walk, train or bus to the conference.

Options are easily searched with the aid of Google maps and booking engines like Wotif.com, Booking.com, and car clubs like RACQ, NRMA.

Those flying into Brisbane can travel direct by Airtrain to South Bank and South Brisbane stations.

• Airtrain tickets can be pre-booked online: https://www.airtrain.com.au/ and here: https://translink.com.au/travel-with-us/airport-services

• Translink (for public transport): https://translink.com.au/ (There is an app you can download.)

Please note: Paper tickets and ‘Go Cards’ can be used on public transport. Translink will also trial a ‘smart ticketing’ system (i.e. using a credit card, or smart phone.) For updates, visit Translink online.

A flying fairy reaches down to a fern and part of an ancient fossil shows beside a fern on the other side of the poster. The text reads Australian Fairy Tales: Flesh or Fossil? South Bank Brisbane, 1-2 October 2022.

Keen to come? We’d love to see you!

Registrations close (absolutely) on September 18, due to catering requirements.

Details and updates here: https://australianfairytalesociety.org/2022-brisbane-conference/

Yours in fairy tales,

The Brisbane Crew – Alex, Bettina, June, Kathryn, Shirley