THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #97 – May 1 1998
An autocephalous newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,
3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postal subscriptions $6-00 for ten.(Cheques made out to Marc
Ortlieb please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip.
E-mailed direct, a once off $10 fee. Free copy from aus.sf on
Internet or at http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/bullsheet.htm
VALE ALLAN BRAY
South Australian fan Allan Bray died in Adelaide on April 24th. Allan
was a member of the South Australian Science Fiction Library, a
science fiction group active in the 1950s. He rediscovered fandom
after Aussiecon in 1975 and became a stalwart of Adelaide fandom,
being heavily involved in fanzine publication, convention running, and
club organisation, a complete list of his cointributions to SA fandom
would strain the page limits of this publication. He was always
willing to help in any fan related activity, even though this caused
him trouble at times - the Dalek he was constructing at the Weapons'
Research establishment almost cost him his job, and he came close to
legal action when it was discovered that a poetry book he was
distributing free with adverts for Paul Day's Black Hole Bookshop
contained some fairly pornographic material.
Allan's place was a delight to visit; he was an inveterate
collector of electronic bits and pieces, books, Goon Shows and old
motor vehicles and would delight in pulling out some obscure piece of
technology from the chaos. My own fanzine publishing career is deeply
endebted to Allan's cheerful help. Each visit to get electrostencils
made was punctuated by conversation, Goon Show quips and milk coffee
in shocking pink mugs with naked ladies as handles, heated in the
Allan's marriage to Lesley rejuvenated him, and he widened his
scope to include more serious literature while never abandoning
science fiction. He was a good bloke and I'll miss him. My condolences
Brian Forte and Zoran are planning a tribute fanzine.
Contribution to Brian at 41 Elizabeth Street Evandale SA 5069
Altair #1 has been released and features stories by three Australian
residents Brendan Carson, Michael Morgan and Kurt von Trojan, one by
expatriate James A. Hartley, plus an assortment of other pieces from
Europe, The U.S. and Israel. Contact editor Robert Stephenson at P.O.
Box 475 Blackwood S.A. 5051. Altair also has a web site
Lucy Sussex notes " The Lottery has been scheduled by Scholastic in
the US. It will appear in their Point Fantasy series in '99, in time
for A in 99 and the paperback of The Scarlet Rider. "
TURNER PRIZE SHORT LIST
The following have been shortlisted in the 1998 George Turner Prize.
THE FINAL ARCANUM Tom Dullemond
TALES OF GWALTHALION: GARDEN OF THORNS Elaine Edwards
WITCHING WAYS Narrelle Harris
BOYFRIEND WANTED (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY) Edwina Harvey
LEETH Luke Kendall
BETRAYER Kim Matheson
SUPPLEJACK Leslie Joseph Petersen
SPLASHDANCE SILVER Tansy Rayner Roberts
CALLISTO Joel Shepherd
The winner of the prize will be announced at Phan Con 98 on the
weekend of 11th and 12th of July.
1998 CHANDLER AWARDS
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation is looking for nominations
for the Chandler Award, for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian
Science Fiction". There will be discussion of the nominees and a
decision on whether or not the award will be made in 1998 at the May
meeting. (The final decision is made by the Foundation committee.)
Contact Cath Ortlieb at the P.O. Box above with suggestions.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Enterprise members, collecting for the Good Friday Appeal, made it
into various television news services on the day. Irwin Hirsh
continued an old Bullsheet tradition by discovering an advert feauring
Bruce Barnes, this time in "The Football Record" 11-13/4/98. Bruce,
clad in tracksuit and joggers, features in an Adidas ad, opposite a
hulkingFremantle footballer, with the caption "Slip on our gear and
hey, you're James Clement." There was an article about Damien
Broderick in the Northcote Leader 22/4/98. Cath Ortlieb noted that the
group who displayed the "I Want To Be Evil" costumes at the Multiverse
Three Masquerade got a write-up in The Age EG 24/4/98, as part of
Australian Dance Week.
Justin Ackroyd is the latest in hospital. He has been suffering from a
cyst on the jaw that was removed, along with a couple of teeth. He's
supposed to be resting the jaw, and so is currently capable of talking
only one of the legs off a wooden horse, but he's getting better.
The DUFF Deadline was extended to April 30th. Results in the next
issue. Maureen Kinkaid Speller has won TAFF and will represent Britain
Craig Macbride reports that Swancon was tremendous fun.
Niall Doran sends updates on Thylacon II "Thylacon 2 (June
5-8) is pleased to announce that, pending equipment compatibility, J.
Michael Straczynski will join us as a virtual guest. He joins our four
attending guests, namely Nebula Award nominee George RR Martin, Leanne
Frahm, Neil Gaiman, and Sara Douglass, and, of course, our special
guest for Good Science Week: the incomparable Dr Margaret Scott.
Given intervening events, the convention theme will move on
from the strong green tone of the last Thylacon to the murky world of
bioethics, and the often wildly disparate moral and legal questions
this presents. Amongst other events, Thylacon 2 will also host the
launch of Sara Douglass' latest book "Pilgrim", and we're hoping to
arrange links to other virtual guests for a few added bonuses.
An event program for Thylacon 2 is now available from our
website at: http://www.trump.net.au/~s_newman/thylacon2/ alongside the
price list and registration form, hotel booking information, and a
host of other helpful bits & pieces. For those who are interested,
the deadline for advertisements in the program book isMay 22.
To finish, we can offer some good news for those who haven't
signed up yet. To tie in with a local promotion of the event, the
committee has decided to extend the early registration deadline &
delay the price-hike for attending memberships until May 5 -- so if
you still haven't signed up, get in quick!!!
No recent information. Note though that their Web Site has a nifty
service that e-mails you everytime they update the site.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 3 Babylon 5 Convention May 2-3 1998 GsoH: Mira
Furlan, Michael O'Hare, Joshua Cox, Sandy Bruckner
WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 1998 May 7-10 1998 Embassy Suites North
Phoenix, AZ USA GsoH Brian Lumley; Bernie Wrightson; Tom Doherty;
John Steakley; Tom Savini.P.O. Box 61565, Phoenix, AZ USA 85082-1565
TREKNOLOGY May 16-17 Rockhampton Qld Joshua Cox & Mira Furlan ph:
07 4927 7293 fax: 07 4921 1701 email@example.com
CONSTRUCTION (New Zealand NatCon) May 30 - June 1 1998 West Plaza
Hotel Wellington GoH Neil Gaiman P.O. Box 11559 Manners St Wellington
THYLACON 2 (1998 Australian National Science Fiction Convention) June
5-8 1998 Hadley's Hotel, Hobart GoHs: George RR Martin, Leanne Frahm
Honoured Guests: Neil Gaiman, Sara Douglass Virtual Guest (O.C.P): J
Michael Straczynski Rates: $65(After 5 May 1998$75) Thylacon 2, PO
Box 55, Battery Point, TAS 7004. email Niall.Doran@utas.edu.au
ARCANACON XVI Role Playing Games July 2-6 1998 Collingwood Education
Centre Melbourne ph 03 9481 5564 email firstname.lastname@example.org
PHANCON 98. Literary sf/fantasy convention July 11-12 Parramatta
Gazebo Hotel. Guests Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell and Sara Douglass.
For info kit email email@example.com or phone 1800 817 298.
BucCONeer 56th World Science Fiction Convention. August 5 - 9 1998,
Baltimore Convention Center and Inner Harbor hotels, Baltimore,
Maryland, USA. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, Milt Rothman, Stanley Schmidt, and
Michael Whelan, Special Guest: J. Michael Straczynski, Toastmaster:
Charles Sheffield. Attending $130 Supporting $30 Children 4-12 $65
(Rates apply until 15 June, 1998). BucCONeer, P.O. Box 314, Annapolis
Junction, Maryland 20701 USA. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.bucconeer.worldcon.org.
CONQUEST 98 October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH. Peter
Jurasik (Londo), Walter Koenig (Bester) Richard Arnold GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001
FORCE THREE June 12-14 1999 3rd National Star Wars Convention
Karralyka Centre Ringwood Vict GsoH tba $150 until 1/6/99. P.O. Box
427 Northcote Vic 3070 (03) 9416-8998
AUSSIECON THREE 1999 World Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6
1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne GsoH George Turner, Greg Benford
and Bruce Gillespie. Aussiecon Three, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne, 3001,
Australia Attending $200 Supporting $45 Child in tow $45 email
CHICON 2000 The 58th World Science Fiction Convention August 31 to
September 4 2000 - Hyatt Regency Chicago IL GsoH Ben Bova, Bob
Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy, Toastmaster: Harry
Turtledove P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL 60664, fax: 312-946-3779
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
TIME TREKKERS ALIVE AND WELL
My apologies to Simon Mead and the good folk at Time Trekkers.
Contrary to the e-mail I noted in the previous Bullsheet, Time
Trekkers is alive and kicking. Some ex-members formed a separate
group, but the club still exists and is continuing to produce
UltraWarp and to run activities. Their next meeting is Friday May 1st
at St Lukes, 46 Sternberg St Bendigo.
CANBERRA S FS May 7 1998 7:30pm ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47,
Civic Square ACT 2608
NEXT GEN http://bohm.anu.edu.au/Clubs/Next_Gen/
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP May 16 2-00pm 15 Shade Place Lugarno
SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 16 10am-5pm-5pm Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's
Club, 24 John Street, Lidcombe PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 (03)
SMEG RADIO 2RRR Wednesday nights between 7pm and 8pm.
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001
AUSTRALIAN SF ASSOCIATION GPO Box 4440 Sydney 2000
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB email@example.com
DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org $9 per year
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Doctor
Who P O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 2165 Email email@example.com
http://www.nlc.net.au/~fsf/Fanzine Friends of Science Fiction
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY Room 1615 University of Sydney Tower
LOST IN SPACE AUSTRALIA P.O. Box N9 Petersham North NSW 2049
NSW UNI SF CLUB zine Sub Space Relay (02) 481-9419
NEWCASTLE SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB First Sunday of every month, Alice
Ferguson Community Hall 30 Caldwell St, Merewether. Call Craig 049
871413 for more details.
NEWCASTLE DOCTOR WHO SCIENCE FICTION CLUB 3rd Sunday of the month,
Alice Ferguson Community Centre, 30 Caldwell St Merewether P.O. Box
140, Kotara Fair 2289, ph (049) 543 603 (049) 43 2666 e-mail
PARRAMATTA SF DISCUSSION GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 7pm
Infinitas Bookshop, 5/1 Horwood Place, Parramatta. (02 633 5682)
PENRITH SF GROUP (047) 322-179 or (047) 301-073
TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First Friday of
month, 6 pm. Museum Hotel.
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm
Thursday Nights. Maloney's 614 George St, City
THE OTHER THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP The Elysee Coffee Lounge (corner Pitt
and Bathurst Streets) THEN dinner.
CONQUEST May 3 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001
QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) May 10 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001
HIGHLANDER May 17 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St Postal address 11
Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304 firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletter The Buzz
COSMIC COTILLION(Vortex) May 30 7.00pm Irish Club - Elizabeth Street,
Brisbane Contact Kevin on 07-3356 5472
CAMP KHITOMER 3 June 6-7 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001 Email
VORTEX June 7 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB June 21 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. email email@example.com
BRISBANE SKYFORCE Further information: (03) 9416 8998
FSFSA C/O Leela Cosgrove 3 Sollis St. Geebung Brisbane Q 4034
HYPERION (07) 3341 0307
NEW ALLIANCE P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169
THE SPACE RANGER FAN CLUB Dinners at least once a month 104 Muir
Street, Labrador 4215 (07)55322812
TERMINAL PYRAMIDS The Wide Bay DW and B7 Fan Club 51 Rocky St
Maryborough QLD 4650 (071) 215 180 (Daniel Pattell)
UQTREK The University of Queensland's first and only club for the
Appreciation of Star Trek contact Perryn Fowler
CRITICAL MASS Contact Damien Warman PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall Adelaide
SA 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001.
SASTREK P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB PO Box 3227, Adelaide, SA, 5000
(08) 294 8337 (Jeremia Boddey, president) Monthly meetings. Fanzine
Chameleon Factor ; newsletter Wall of Lies, annual fanzine Jethryk
MSFC May 1 Comedy SF on Screen May 8 Book Club May 15 Chocolate 8.30pm
St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
TIME TREKKERS May 1 Back-to-British Night St Lukes Sternberg St
Support Centre, 46 Sternberg St Bendigo.
STAR TREK THE EXHIBIT February 27 to July 19 Science Works Spotswood
AUSTREK May 2 Darkzone 232 Flinders Lane, City From 2pm. Contact Sue
Bennett (03) 9386 1726 email: email@example.com GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001 http://www.vicnet.net.au/~austrek/
NOVA MOB May 6 First dinner at about 6:00pm at The Arian Restaurant
on Sydney Road, followed by the meeting at about 8:00pm at 13
Frederick St Brunswick.
DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY May 13 Ann McGann P.O. Box 706
Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159 firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTERPRISE May 23 Melbourne SciFi Crawl Meet at Hoyts Cinema Centre at
1:00pmP.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404
SKYFORCE (Star Wars) June 13 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland Theatre,
Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070 Email
AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD July 26 Anniversary of the 2nd Annual
Costumers Ball and Panic before the 3rd Annual Costumer's Ball stitch
'n' bitch (03) 9568 0708 P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204 email
email@example.com Telephone (03)9557 7088
THIRD ANNUAL COSTUMERS' BALL August 15 6:30pm Streeton Room, The
Centre Ivanhoe. $48. The Australian Costumers' Guild P.O. Box 12345
A'Beckett St Melbourne 8006
THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION May 16 P.O. Box 215 Forest
Hill Vic 3131
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB P.O. Box 610 Ballarat Vic 3353 Babbling
AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.
BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355
THE DAEMONIACS CLUB P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne 3001 email:
DRINKIES Last Thursday of the each month, Dickens on Collins, from
6:00pm. (Contact Bev Hope at the MSFC for more details)
FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University c/o The Union, Monash
University, Clayton Victoria 3168 firstname.lastname@example.org or
FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne
GALLIFREY GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001 Daniel Klein 0419 379 842,
AH:(03) 9850 7275 email@example.com
GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB c/o 41 Grutzner Ave , Shepparton , 3630
MELBOURNE ANIME SOCIETY every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 1-4pm at Oakleigh
Mechanics Institute Hall, Lvl 1, 142 Drummond St, Oakleigh. Stephen
Porritt (sec) 2/20 Florence Road, Surrey Hills, 3127 Ph 9889 3829
PHRYNE FISHER CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
RED DWARF FAN CLUB P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083
THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA Locked Bag 1013, Flemington, 3031.
Fanzine The Field Journal.
JUMP POINT UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. P.O. Box 245, Inglewood
6932. Telephone: (08) 9249 6354 Fanzine: Stellarcomemail:
THE NEUTRAL ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone (09) 434
4167, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fanzine The Final Frontier
UNISFA - UNIVERSITY OF W. A. SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION. Rebecca
Kirkman email@example.com. Box 59 c/o Guild of
Undergraduates, University of Western Australia Nedlands 6907.
THE WEST LODGE DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB. P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley 6050
http://kite.ois.net.au/~fizzgig Email addresses are:-Promotions
Officer firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary - email@example.com"
WESTREK Star Trek Club of Western Australia Inc. Last Friday of
month 6:45pm. (except December second Friday) Labour Centre Building,
82 Beaufort Street Perth. Hall . P.O. Box 307 Bentley WA 6102 Phone:
(09) 356 1757 firstname.lastname@example.org
ETHEL THE AARDVARK #78 Ian Gunn for the MSFC P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005
SNUFKIN'S BUM #3 Maureen Kinkaid Speller 60 Bournemouth Rd Folkestone
Kent CT19 5AZ U.K.
IT GOES ON THE SHELF 18 Ned Brooks 708 Densley Drive Decatur GA 30033
FILE 770 #123 Mike Glyer P.O. Box 1056 Sierra Madre CA 91025 USA
BANANA WINGS 9 & 10 Claire Brialey 26 Northampton Rd Croydon Surrey
CR0 7HA UK & Mark Plummer 14 Northway Rd Croydon Surrey CR0 6JE U.K.
ULTRAWARP #29 Simon Mead for time trekkers P.O. Box 334 Bendigo Vic
ANZAPA 181 O.B.E. Marc Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131. A
slim issue at 101 pp, but features a weighty contributions from Bill
Wright and reasonable sized efforts from Leanne Frahm and me. We are
still 7 members short of a complete roster. If you're interested in
trying your skills at publishing, join us.
TOMMYWORLD 39 Tommy Ferguson 40 Deramore Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3ER,
Northern Ireland E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (01232) 293275
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Aurealis Competition June 30 1998
Alan Stewart, Narelle Harris, Geoff Chan, Lucy Sussex, Cath Ortlieb,
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