The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 24: MARCH 2004 March 2004
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 24: MARCH 2004
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
BACK IN THE SADDLE: this edition of the Bullsheet is the first I've edited
since my eye surgery in December. Unfortunately, that drama is far from over.
I'm still not seeing well; a magnifying glass is now my new best friend. and
I'm not as fast as I used to be, so apologies for anything that is
unintentionally omitted. Thanks to Ted Scribner for producing the monthly
newsletter version of the Bullsheet in my absence. This issue of Bull is also
experiencing technical difficulties. (computer problems, a floppy disk and
rain...you don't want to know!) Apologies for the ""cobbled together" nature of
ROWAN REFUTES ROLE as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
(as reported in last month's Bullsheet.) Lucy Zinkiewicz wrote to us to let us
know that this is a rumour - see http://uk.imdb.com/news/wenn/2004-01-09 for
the full story.
ART FOR HEART'S SAKE: Chuck McKenzie has recently decided to auction 3 framed
original oil paintings he created himself, with the money raised being donated
to Juvenile Diabetes Research. You can view the paintings at Chuck's website:
DAVID RUSSELL'S NEWSPAPER RAMBLINGS can be found at:
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussfbull/D_L_Russell_Feb04.html Our many
readers would like to wish David Russell Happy Birthday for the 5th of March,
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to
read," Groucho Marx.
BRUCE GILLESPIE's SF COMMENTARY 79 has been printed and distributed. Due to
economic restraints, Bruce is looking to downsize his print run and go
electronic, making the zine available in PDF format. He will continue
producing the printed version of SF Commentary if people subscribe ($40
annually if posted within Australia $40 cash for a subscription to the US or
20 pounds) The printed version will also still be available for trade with
other fanzines, or for substantial regular letters of comment. Cheques should
be made payable to Gillespie and Cochrane Pty Ltd and posted to 59 Keele St,
Collingwood. VIC 3066 AUSTRALIA.
Bruce also recently published: John Foyster: The Continuum Tribute. Contact
Bruce at the above address for more details.
FOLCC BOOK SALES. The "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to donate
to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books. Many thanks
to Geoff Allshorn who recently donated $20 to the FOLCC fund in Linda's
memory. Our tally for the year is currently $33. Anyone wanting to donate
directly to JDRF- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation can do so via PO Box
2038, South Melbourne, VIC 3205.Their web site is http://www.jdrf.org.au New
books looking for new homes: "Unicorns" ed Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois; ""Dr
Who, The Scripts: Galaxy 4" - William Emms, ed. John McElroy; "Dr Who Blue
Box" Kate Orman. For previously listed books see previous email Bullsheet or
web Bullsheet. $6 each, including postage within Australia. Discounts for
buying more than one book. Thanks to Anne Devrell, Julie Townsend, James Allen
and David L. Russell for donating books. To buy books e-mail Edwina Harvey at
firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail Edwina, c/-12 Flinders St, Matraville, NSW
MINOTAUR Pop Culture Megastore http://www.minotaur.com.au 121 Elizabeth St,
Melbourne 3000 Phone (03) 9670 5414 Fax: (03) 9670 7670 Email:
COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Broadway and Bay
St, Sydney. Leigh Blackmore, who runs the SF section of this store recently
called for any small press publishers, or authors with small press editions,
who do not currently have stock with Collins, Superstore Broadway to contact
him as Collins wants to support titles produced locally.
GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney. http://www.galaxybooks.com.au.
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (Shop 5 No. 1 Horwood Place
Parramatta,email@example.com). New owner Tim Martin has a web page under
construction at http://www.infinitas.com.au . Keep watching it's planned as an
online shopping facility.
GASLIGHT BOOKS: a specialty bookshop in Canberra for readers of crime, mystery
and detective fiction, and science fiction, fantasy and horror. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone or fax: ( 02) 6239 3633 Location: Unit
10, 83 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT Correspondence to: PO Box 267, Fyshwick
ACT 2609 Australia
FAHRENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph03 9600
4674, email email@example.com. Books freighted in from America
weekly, happy to mail order requests.
CRIME INK: 150 William St (Crn Bourke &William, Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org Offer a monthly catalogue, happy to do mail order requests.
KNOWN SPACE BOOKS: First Floor, 108 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000 Tel: (08)
8223-4304 Open: 12:00-6:00 Wednesday-Thursday; 12:00-10:00 Friday; 12:00-6:00
Saturday New and used books related to science fiction, film and TV. Also
comics and magazines. Now receiving American imports weekly.
SLOW GLASS BOOKS: a SF mail order catalogue. To join the mailing list write to
GPO Box 2708X , Melbourne Vic 3001 or see www.slowglass.com.au. Email:
email@example.com Phone: (03) 9639 1511 Fax: (03) 9639 1511.
RAVEN BOOKS: Second hand book service specialising in supernatural &occult
books. "From the Vault" catalogues are issued irregularly. If you'd like to be
added to this mailing list, write to Leigh Blackmore, Raven Books, PO Box
A281, Sydney South NSW 1235.
COMPETITIONS, FAN FUNDS & AWARDS
THE KARTHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD Science Fiction/Fantasy Awards Closing date:
5pm Friday May 28, 2004. Words: 1500- 3500. All forms of Speculative Fiction
welcome. 2 Sections: OPEN and the Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers
Awards (20 years and under), PRIZES OPEN: First $200 Second $50 Shire of
Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: First $75 Second $25 Highly Commended
and Commended Certificates will also be awarded. Awards announced and
presented at the Sunday Afternoon Readings, KSP Writers ' Centre, August 8,
2004. No entry form required - open to all Australian residents. For
Conditions of Entry see: http://kspf.iinet.net.au/2004scifi.html
(Reported by Carol.Ryles)
SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF EARTH 2003 results. (Full details on the SFWoE web
page) 1. Genevieve Kierans Mirror, Mirror Toronto, ONT Canada 2. Andrew Lyall
Then Comes The Lightning Seddon, VIC Australia 3. Nathan Burrage The R
Quotient Wollstonecraft, NSW Australia 4. Tom Inkel Made Malibu, CA USA 5.
Chris Barnes The Glass Flower Ashfield, NSW Australia 6. Jack R. Staik Along
The Dreaming Shore Merritt Island, FL USA 7. Mark Phillips O'Shannon Berkley,
MI USA 8. Graham Bensley Tying The Knot Eindhoven, The Netherlands 9. Nathan
Burrage Simandra Of The Ilyssium Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia 10. Graham
Parks The Contest Taperoo, SA Australia The works of the 10 finalists will be
published by Picaro Press in a booklet available for $5 a copy from PO BOX
Warners Bay, NSW.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE ART PRIZE: This will be awarded for
artwork entered in the Comflux artshow. The prize is paid publication of
artwork in ASIM, (a cover and internal illustrations. Plis a 2 [ahe s[read
about the winning artist in the magazine.) to the value of $200
FFANZ Election. The successful New Zealand candidates travelling to Australia
to attend Conflux in April 2004 are Maree and Matthew Pavletich Full details
can be found on the FFANZ web site at www.ffanz.sf.org.nz (Reported by Rose
GUFF: This year's Going Under Fan Fund was won by Pat McMurray who will be
visiting Australia (and possibly also New Zealand) to attend conventions and
fannish events in 2004. (reported by Jean Hollis Weber.)
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH.
BIRTHS: No births reported. Fandom still practising ZPG, obviously.
DEATHS: No deaths reported by the deadline. Keep up the good work!
THE WALKING WOUNDED:
GEOFF ALLSHORN has let us know that he is now recouperating at home following
heart surgery. He's answering e-mail, and would like to thank his many
well-wishers for their kind thoughts.
CHUCK MCKENZIE has been undergoing treatment for his eye problems and is
scheduled to have another operation in early April, from which he will
hopefully be fully recovered in time for Conflux.
EDWINA HARVEY: Awaiting surgery on her right eye. (similarly trying to avoid
surgery too close to Conflux! I'll be the one bumping into furniture
negotiating stairs very carefully, and seeing double without the aid of
alcohol at the con)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB. MSFC meets every Friday, starting at 8pm, at
St David's Church Hall, 74 Melville Rd, Brunswick 3055. This is close to Stop
36 of the No. 55 tram leaving from William St. For more information, e-mail
David Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or see the web page
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~msfc/. Events now scheduled to April. MSFC March
5th: Food and Trivia - Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes ! Chips, baked potatoes
and perhaps a bit of shepherds pie. Trivia night hosted by Danny Oz. March
12th: Craft Night March 19th: Debate - Sons of Steel : Artistic Masterpiece or
Better Forgotten. March 26th: Video Night (TBA) April 2nd: Food and Trivia -
Easter Yummies. Hot cross buns, easter eggs etc
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15 concession.)
paid to Space Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic. 3072.Non-profit SF club
offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe" newsletter and "Solar Spectrum"
SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club) is also a generic science fiction club
with two regular meetings each month. Annual membership rises to $15 on
January 1 2004. The regular club meeting is held at the Adelaide High School
from 3pm-10pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month. A social gathering is held on
the first Saturday of each month.http://www.sfsa.org.au/
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower Block, The
University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm. Check
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Futurians.html or phone Garry Dalrymple
after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates.
SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP New meeting arrangements will be posted to the web
site http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Southern_SF&F.html when available,
or phone Brad (A.H.) on 9580-4369.
MULTIVERSE EVENTS: Upcoming Multiverse movie premiers: Derek still appears to
have future movie premieres on hold. See http://www.multiverse.org.au. for
MAGIC CASEMENTS II: Following the success of Magic Casements last September,
Irina Dunn, the Director of the New South Wales Writers' Centre, has plans for
a second similar event on Saturday 6 March 2004.The event will get under way
at 10 am and will comprise seven panels (in two concurrent sessions) plus a
seminar conducted by Terry Dowling. It will conclude around 7 pm after a
"flash fiction sprint" contest in which writers will read their "flash
fiction" (under 500 words) stories (3 minute time limit) and be judged by a
panel who will award a prize to the best. Attendance at all events but the
workshop is free; the seminar will cost $15. Entry in the flash fiction
contest will cost $5. Catering is done by the NSWWC staff coffee, tea, wine
and beer are available all day and lunch is available. More details will be
published in the February edition of "Newswrite" the NSWWC's monthly magazine.
You can contact Irina Dunn or her staff at PO Box 1056, Rozelle NSW 2039,
Phone (02) 9555 9757, email email@example.com There is now a
program at http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/MagicCasementsII.html
TOMORROW NEVER COMES A night of science fiction featuring a panel discussion
and the classic SF film, Metropolis. Presented by the Australian Writers'
Guild and the Victorian Writers Centre in conjunction with the Australian
Centre for the Moving Image. Tuesday 9 March, 7:00pm, ACMI Cinema One,
Federation Square, cnr Flinders and Swanston Sts, Melbourne. Cost $15,
Vctorian Writers Centre/ Australian Writers Guild members $12 Bookings: (03)
8663 2583 Reported by Keith Stevenson on the eidolist.
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 21: Lord Of The Rings Convention: March 13 & 14, 2004,
Rydges Lakeside Hotel (on London Circuit), Canberra, Australia. Dominic
Monaghan - Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck (Lord Of The Rings Movie Trilogy),
David Weatherley - Barliman Butterbur (Fellowship of the Ring), Jirn Benzon -
R*mil, Elf of Lothlorien (Fellowship of the Ring), various others (TTT, ROTK),
Craig Parker - Haldir, Elf of Lothlorien (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two
Towers). Further guests to be announced soon. Cocktail Party, Banquet, Two
1-Day Conventions,Wrap Party. More details on http://www.bobw.com.au/
CHRONOPOLIS - Swancon 29 Perth, Western Australia. Easter weekend Thu 8 to Mon
12th April 2004 Venue: Parmelia Hilton. GoH's: Chris Dickinson, John Long. Fan
GoH: Emma Hawkes. Shay Telfer, Convenor.http://chronopolis.sf.org.au/ or
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: www.fsf.com.au presents Corin Nemec, 24 April
2004. 'Jonas Quinn', Stargate SG-1 (and many other roles). For more details
see the website or phone (02) 9523 8385, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
write to Friends of Science Fiction, P O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW 1860
CONFLUX: 43rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, 23-26 April
2004. Guests of Honour: Greg Benford and Sean McMullen. Fan GOH's Karen Herkes
Attending membership currently $143. Students (including secondary school
students) and Concession rates: $77. Primary school students and younger
admitted free. Supporting memberships $44. rates.All enquiries should be
directed to: email@example.com. Postal Address: PO Box 903, Belconnen, ACT
2616. http://www.conflux.org.au (Please note that the Anzac Day weekend is a
long weekend i.e. Holiday Monday in all states of Australia except Victoria
CONTOUR 2004 New Zealand's 25th National Science Fiction Convention.
REVISED DATES: Easter 2004, GoH Greg Benford. Princes Gate Hotel & Rotorua
Convention Centre, Rotorua. Attending membership $70(NZ$) or $40 (NZ)
supporting. Web site http://contour.sf.org.nz. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. PO Box 74-93 Market Rd, Auckland, New Zealand.
NOREASCON 4: The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6 2004,
Boston, Massachusetts. Pro Guests of Honor: Terry Pratchett,William Tenn. Fan
Guests of Honor: Jack Speer, Peter Weston. Registration rate through Feb. 29,
2004: $180 Attending, $145 Conversion to Attending, $35 Supporting, $105
Child. Enquiries to: Noreascon Four P.O. Box 1010 Framingham, MA 01701
Fax:617-776-3243 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.mcfi.org/
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: www.fsf.com.au presents John Rhys-Davies, `Gimli'
in all three Lord of the Rings movies, 11 September 2004. For more details see
the website or phone (02) 9523 8385, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
Friends of Science Fiction, P O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW 1860
CONSENSUALITY Swancon XXX. Perth, WA. Easter 2005. Conveners Stephen Dedman
and Elaine Kemp.
THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June, 2005
(Queens Birthday Long weekend in many states.) Supporting membership currently
available for $25 until 30 July, rising to $35 after then. (Supporting
memberships can be upgraded to attending memberships at any time for the price
of attending membership when the supporting membership was purchased.)
Attending membership $95 (Children under 12 $35) For membership forms e-mail
email@example.com, or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 Kingston TAS,7051 To
join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe message
to:Thylaconfirstname.lastname@example.org. Their web site is http://www.thylacon.com.
INTERACTION: 63rd WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, GLASGOW, 2005.
Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and
Conference Centre in Glasgow over the weekend of 4-8 August 2005.GoHs
Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley and Jane Yolen, critic and fanzine editor
Greg Pickersgill and veteran Scandinavian fan Lars-Olov Strandberg. Australian
Agent, Ted Scribner (that's me, folks), can be contacted at
email@example.com or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, NSW 2230. Full attending
membership is now $250. http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk
TOLKIEN 2005 : THE RING GOES EVER ON, Celebrating 50 years of The Lord of the
Rings. 11-15 August 2005,Aston University, Birmingham, England.First call for
papers. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the
Rings, The Tolkien Society announces a major international conference and
convention combining scholarship, celebration and commemoration. Expressions
of interest and proposals should be sent (no deadline) to Dr Bob Davis,
University of Glasgow,St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street Glasgow G3 6NH,
UK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org More info at
CASCADIA con is the Nasfic (North American SF) con for 2005. (Nasfics are held
in the USA in years when the Worldocn is held outside the USA). 1 5 September,
2005, Seattle, Washington. Goh's Fred Saberhagen, Liz Danford, Kevin Standlee,
Toni Weisskopf. Full information on http://www.cascadiacon.org/.
LA CON IV, 64th Worldcon, 23-27 August, 2006. Anaheim Convention Centre,
Hilton & Marriott hotels, Anaheim. Goh's Connie Willis, James Gurney, Howard
De Vore, Frankie Thoman. Agent, Ted Scribner can be contacted at
email@example.com or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, NSW 2230. Full attending
membership is AU$170, supporting and child Memberships: AU$75. For more info
e-mail info@laconIV.org, Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box
8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA. The website is http://www.lacon4.org/
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES: Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/ and his list of SF oriented groups in
NSW is at http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/SFNSW.html (Ted Scribner will
try to update it soon).
Coode St Review lists Australian publishing news and achievements by
Australian writers http://www.sf.org.au/coodestreetnews . Sadly, Marc
Ortlieb's web pages seem to have gone. I know that he has sent copies to
various persons but I don't think that they have made it back to the web.
SPECULATIVE FICTION MARKETS: (formerly Australian Writers' Web)
http://www.inkspillers.com lists Australian and overseas markets and resources
for Australian writers. Maintained and updated by Tony Plank. (Great graphics,
and a great resource.) For links to books, movies and television shows see
John Tippers homepage: http://members.aol.com/opsbooks/terminus.htm
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bent. Special events: Birthdays, New Babies, Anniversaries, Special messages,
etc commemorated on a hand crafted mug or plate.
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in 1973 con bid ( http://worldcon.org/ bids/bid1973mpls.html ).