The Bendigo Record Fair Flyer

The flyer for the Bendigo Record Fair is here!

If you have been directed here from the Facebook page for a ticketing enquiry, please be aware, no ticket pre-sales will be available before the event here or elsewhere. It will be pay entry on the day. It’s a cheap $5 entry, or $10 for early birds, and we are booked at capacity already for tables. So let’s stay safe and we can have events again. Yay!

Meanwhile, please enjoy the new flyer for the event. We have the Screamo version, and the Covid-Safe version.

See you on the 18th of April! (All going well!)

The Bendigo Record Fair is back (we hope)

We have a date for the next Bendigo Record Fair. Sunday April 18 is the day.

We are currently in a snap lockdown in Victoria, which we currently expect to end in a few days time. After a couple of days announcing that bookings are open, we are already at near-capacity for tables, which is very encouraging.

Now, if everyone can stay safe, we can have events again, and don’t we need them!

At this stage, we are working on having, rather than not having, a Bendicon this year, but, as is the new normal, nothing is guaranteed and things can change very quickly. Watch for updates here or the Facebook Page.

Conventions, cancellations and Covid-19

September 20, 2020 was, I believed, to be an auspicious date.  It was to be a great date for the next Bendicon, it had a good ring to it, and made for a snappy Insta hashtag.  The year 2020 has indeed turned out to be a memorable year, for all the wrong reasons.

It is usually about this time of the year that I am busy with bookings for Bendicon.  Artists and guests will have been booked or confirmed, accomodation and travel arrangements will have been made, and enquiries from near and far will have been flooding my inbox and Facebook page.

An early call was made to postpone the next Bendicon, given the then Covid-19 situation in Victoria.  For a while there, when the curve flattened in Australia, it was starting to look as though we may have acted prematurely.  Unfortunately with the recent community transmission cases in Melbourne and the subsequent return to Stage 3 lockdown for Melbourne and neighbouring Mitchell Shire, it’s looking like a fair call.

As a small regional convention, we are fortunate in that we don’t have a massive outlay or financial commitment to mitigate.  I shudder to think of the damage control all of the bigger conventions are enduring at this date, both here in Australia and worldwide.

The important thing at this stage is to stay safe, let this pandemic wash over us, and see what shape we are in for next year.  If you are anything like me, you have a decent amount of unread/unwatched media to see you through.
Fingers crossed for 2021!

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Flyer for the Bendigo Record Fair

BENDIGO RF - NOVEMBER 2019 - FLYER

The Bendigo Record Fair is happening again on Sunday November the 17th, from 10am to 4pm. We have a full house with 27 over-long tables of records, cds, music-related dvds, hi-fi equipment, comics and more. Specialist traders from all over Victoria and NSW will converge on the Lansell Room at the All Seasons Hotel with thousands of records.
Doors open at 10am, entry is $5 per person, kids under 14 accompanied by a paying adult get in for free. Early bird entry from 9am for $10 entry, to get early access to the bargains and the specials.
Vinyl is back. Don’t miss out on Bendigo’s last chance to grab that special gift before the silly season in the relaxed atmosphere of the All Seasons Hotel.

 

Bendi-Con 2019 Workshops

We have 3 wonderful workshops this September at Bendi-Con 2019.

Here is a quick reference for workshop times, guests, titles and how to book.

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To book for Li’l El’s ‘How To Draw Fur’ workshop, or Cristian Roux’s ‘Page Layout Fundamentals’ workshop , please book via direct mail at the Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair Facebook Page.
To book for Chris Kennett’s Star Wars Character Drawing Workshop, please contact Chris Kennet’s Facebook page directly.

We hope to see you on September 22nd at the Bendigo Expo Centre!

The March Bendigo Record Fair

The March Bendigo Record Fair is coming up.  We are booked out with nearly 30 tables of records, cds, music-related books, and a select few tables of comics back-issues.

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The next Bendi-Con Pop Culture event will be held at the Bendigo Expo Centre on September the 22nd, later this year.  Get Real Ready!