The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 76 – July 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 76
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
You can see a trailer of the movie TWILIGHT at twilightthemovie.com.
You'll have to wait until 8th January to see the full movie in
Australian theatres though.
NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR EMERGING NOVELISTS: Hachette Livre Australia and
Queensland Writers Centre recently announced a new Manuscript
Development Program for Fiction Authors. A maximum of 10 emerging
writers will work with senior editors from Hachette Livre Australia
to develop high-quality fiction manuscripts over five consecutive
days at Joondoburri Conference Centre, Bribie Island (Qld) in
November. Offered to writers who are unpublished in novel format or
with no more than one published novel. NO children's, YA, fantasy,
horror or SF manuscripts. Download Application Form and Guidelines
from www.qwc.asn.au (link on right hand menu) or phone QWC on 07
3839 1243 for more details. (Reported by Kate Eltham on the Visions List.)
CLARION SOUTH 2009 (Intensive 6 week course for emerging writers.)
applications closing soon. See http://www.clarionsouth.org/ for full
details. (Reported in PIO newsletter.)
MAGIC CARPET RIDE. Tamara Sellman, director of MRCentral
(www.mrcentral. net) announced the 2009 Magic Carpet Ride mentorship
was open to applications. This mentorship, an innovative one-on-one
creative writing program, is the first of its kind to provide
specialized instruction, direction, and motivation specifically for a
writer of literary magical realism. The mentorship is to assist a
promising magical realist writer from anywhere in the world in the
completion of a polished manuscript by the end of the session. Valued
at $1500, the mentorship will be awarded annually to a single
applicant who demonstrates a deep commitment to completing their work
in progress, strong writing skills, a desire to learn and to succeed,
a good understanding of the magical realist nature of their
manuscript. Applicants must fill out an online application &
questionnaire, provide a 10-page sample and pay an application fee
(US$? EH) $60 for nonmembers, (includes lifetime membership).
Applications now available at www.angelfire. com/wa2/margin/
MRCentral/ mentorship. Html. (Reported by Kate Eltham on the Visions
KopperKat Manuscript Assessment and Editing service. 95% of
manuscripts submitted to a publisher are rejected -- most due to poor
editing and unprofessional presentation. Maximise your chances of
getting out of the slush pile, by an intensive edit/assessment of
your manuscript from an industry professional with many years'
experience as an editor and best-selling author.
The assessment fees are industry standard, but the editor goes beyond
the norm to assist you with your writing. Enquiries:
Fantasy Writing Workshop with Felicity Pulman. NSW Writers Centre,
Rozelle. Sat 15th July, 10am - 4 pm. Members $85. Non-members $120.
Bring lunch and writing materials. Bookings essential: tel (02) 9555
9757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (PIO newsletter)
HAL SPACEJOCK 4: No Free Lunch. Magnet giveaway! To receive some of
these highly collectable magnets for FREE just send your postal
address (Australia only) to: http://www.spacejock.com.au/
contact.html If you live OUTSIDE Australia, send an SAE to: Hal
Spacejock Magnets, c/o Simon Haynes PO Box 127, Belmont WA 6984,
Australia Include one US$1 stamp or an IRC along with your envelope,
but don't stick it on. (Addresses won't be used for marketing.) If
you want to check for availability see:
CONFLUX will be holding a virtual mini-con on the weekend of August 2
and 3, starting at 12pm on the Saturday and finishing 5pm on the
Sunday. The Virtual Mini-con, called "Prepare to Dream", will be held
in the forum area of the website and will be free for anyone with an
internet connection. The idea is to have a featured guest each hour,
and you can just pop in and ask them questions and have a chat. The
program will be finalised on July 1, but current guests include Jack
Dann, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Karen Miller, Bruce
Gillespie and Gillian Polack. For more information, see
www.conflux.org.au or email email@example.com
If anyone's wanting to share a dealers table at CONFLUX, (Canberra,
Oct q.v.) please contact Edwina.
LABYRINTH MASQUERADE. 12 July, The Regal Ballroom, 218 High St ,
Hosted by fans of the Labyrinth film directed by Jim Henson, the
masquerade seeks to turn one of the most beloved and bewitching
scenes from the film into a real-world experience for everyone to
enjoy. Dress up in sumptuous ballgowns or as creatures of pure
imagination. Meet and befriend other fantasy fans, play games and let
your inner child frollick. See http://www.guildoft hegoldenowl. com/
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: This event is organised and run entirely by
volunteers, but any volunteer roles listed with a *(star) (on their
web site EH) also earn the volunteer a FREE TICKET. Check the website
for position descriptions. Please email expressions of interest to
AUSTRALIA IN 2010 (Worldcon bid) is looking for volunteers to help
with Site Selection, the Bid Table and at bid parties during
Denvention. (q.v. conventions) If you could spare a couple of hours
to help Australia in 2010, e-mail Rose Mitchell,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
THUMBNAIL REVIEW: I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed L.S.
LAWRENCE's YA novel, ESCAPE BY SEA. Set in the time of the Roman
Empire, it's an action-packed adventure about Sara, a young girl
mature beyond her years.
Well renowned fan writer, MOIRA DAHLBERG has recently posted some
Blake's 7 stories on fanfiction.net under the pen name of Ariom.
There is also an Andromeda story by her on the same web site.
STEAM ENGINE TIME Issue 8, edited by Jan Stinson and Bruce Gillespie
is available now at http://efanzines.com
CELESTIAL COBBLER will be having a stall at the Malabar Community
Markets held on the 4th Saturday of every month (except July. Next
one Aug 30,) in the grounds of St Andrews school, Prince Edward St,
Malabar. (a stroll up the hill from the Malabar bus stop. You can
catch a 393 from Central Station, or a 394 or 399 from Circular Quay
or Elizabeth St. The 399 will actually take you up the hill and stop
just past the markets, the stop after Malabar Jnctn.) Look for the
distinctive pyramid shaped roof of the church! If you can't make it,
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
CROSSING THE LINE is the 100th book written by DIANA (Di) BATES. A
moving, and sensitive story on teenagers who self-harm, this book
will be published by Ford Street Press in August ISBN: 9781876462703
AUD$16.95 See www.fordstreetpublishing.com for full details.
NOVELANTHO. Australian independent press coeur de lion publishing
irecently announced its latest project X6 - a novellantho would
offer Six writers - no rules. Six journeys - beyond the borders of
the real. The Unknown raised to the sixth power. Publishing mid-2009,
it will feature six novellas from Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan,
Louise Katz, Cat Sparks, Paul Haines and Trent Jamieson. For more
information on X6 go to www.coeurdelion.com.au and click on the X6
link. (Reported by Keith Stevenson)
INFECTED is the new horror novel by SCOTT SIGLER Billions of seeds,
smaller than a speck of dust, spiralling down from the atmosphere to
grow....Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9780340963524. RRP $32.99
FIREBIRD RISING is an anthology of original SF & Fantasy edited by
Sharyn November. Includes short stories by Charles de Lint, Diana
Wynne Jones, Alison Goodman, Tanith lee and Alan Dean Foster.
Published in 2006 by Firebird books, an imprint of Penguin Books.
ALISON GOODMAN's new book, THE TWO PEARLS OF WISDOM, a world of false
identitiesm dangerous politics and sexual intrigue in a world where
females are forbidden to practice the Art of Dragoneyes, will be
published by HarperCollins in August.
SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE is a new novel by SOPHIE KINSELLA While
working as a Summoner, Allegra Telford conjures up the man of her
dreams who decides she's his beloved. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-34-
951989 RRP $19.99
HELLGATE: LONDON. Book 2, Goetia, a new novelization by MEL ODOM
based on the videogame from Flagship Studios. ISBN 978 0575081673.
PERIPHERY. Erotic Lesbian Features. 14 short stories from leading
female authors. Edited by Lynne jamneck. Lethe Press, Maple, NJ USA.
ISBN 13 9781590211014.
HEART SHAPED BOX is a new novel by JOE HILL. Haunted by the spirits
long-dead of bandmates, Judas Goyne buys a ghost on the internet. It
comes delivered in a black heart shaped box. It makes his dogs bark
and turns his house cold. Gollancz. ISBN 9780575081864 RRP $22.99
BLOODHEIR is Book 2 in the Godless World epic fantasy trilogy by
BRIAN RUCKLEY, There is no time for Orisian to grieve the loss of
his family, slain by the invading army. ISBN 9781841496986 RRP $32.99
DARK ANIMUS issues 10/11 is available for sale. 160-pages. Contains
novellas by Richard Harland and Paul Haines plus stories by Cat
Sparks, George Ivanoff, Charles Spiteri, Dion Hamill, Brian Smith and
others. See http://www.darkanimus.com for purchasing details
(Reported on the Visioins list by James R.Cain)
LEAVES OF BLOOD anthology was recently calling for extra submissions
(may be closed to submissions by now. EH) of BLOODY Horror to be
edited by Mike Brown. Send story or query to: altair-australia@altair-
australia.com with "Leave of Blood" in the subject line
The new Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) anthology, Masques,
to be edited by Gillian Pollack & Scott Hopkins, will be open to
submissions of up to 5,000 words until 31st October. All submissions
will be read blind. Selected stories under 1500 words receive a
contributor's copy and $10. Stories over 1500 words receive a
contributor's copy and $25. Send submissions as a Rich Text
attachment. In the body of the e-mail write your name, address, e-
mail address and story name. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions of internal b& w artwork also sought.E-mail to
email@example.com (Reported on the Visions list.)
MECHANTS anthology.is calling for submissions. Authors to write a
letter to their favourite fictitious villain from book, film or TV.
No word limit. Open to submissions until July 31.Dreampress.com is
looking to publish a limited edition chapbook in November. Payment"
contributors copy. (From Rob Hood via Paul Mannering on the Visions
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 35 now available in print and PDF formats
See www.andromedaspaceways.com to buy print and PDF copies.
ANTIPODEAN SF issue 121 features short short fiction (500 words or
less) from the following writers: Jason Fischer, Steven
Cartwright, PS Cottier, Jan Napier, Shaun A. Saunders, Shei
Tanner, David G Jenkins, Sean Monaghan, Simon Petrie, Chris
Broadribb See www.antisf.com for full details.
SPECUSPHERE 02 is available online at www.specusphere.com
GRAHAM STONE' Australian Science Fiction Bibliography and Notes on
Australian Science Fiction covering Aus SF commentary, reviews etc
from 1848-1950s. (indispensable if you're researching the history of
SF in Australia.). For a copy of the catalogue send a sase to 205/24
Victoria St, Burwood, NSW, 2134. NEW CATALOGUE OUT NOW! Graham's
threatening it will be one of his last catalogues, so get in quick
and buy up big!
LEIGH BLACKMORE's Raven books, specialising in dark and horror
fiction also includes Sequence comics. For a catalogue e-mail
lvxnox@gmail. com. Leigh also occasionally sells on e-bay as seller
ID Quoth Raven Books.
MERV BINNS perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box
315,Carnegie, Vic, 3163.
FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile
Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. (Current
tally $18!.) Books looking for homes: Panglor by Jeffrey A.Carver,
Hell on High(Disney World is nothing compared to this place: Extinct
Species Petting Zoo, waterpark with real mermaids) by Ted Nolan and
Holly Lisle. Dukes of Hazard activity book (500 pages. Colouring,
puzzles etc).Dr Who Annual, 1983 (Peter Davidson ero), The Gerry
Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994), The Goodies File (1974) Rolling
Stones Mag visits Saturday night Live, Sherlock Holmes Mystery book,
Visitor Command fanzines, Garfield "Thank you" postcard book, ***GREG
BEAR "Blood Music" Uncorrected book proof**, Life signs, the Biology
of Star Trek, Absolutely Fabulous Book 2, Leonard Nimoy: I am Spock,
John Rockham, Alied Sea. A big THANK YOU to JOHN TIPPER for donating
the great new books.).
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH:
DEATHS: American fan JACK SPEERS passed away on 28th June. Jack was
the last remaining founding member of the FAPA, creator of the first
fan history, UP TO NOW, which is available online at efanzines. He
was also author of the original FANCYCLOPEDIA (online at fanac.org)
(Reported by Bruce Gillespie.)
RECOVERING: US Writer HOWARD WALDROP. is safely recovering from
quintuple bypass heart surgery. Despite being relentlessly cheerful
before the operation, he was reportedly not in good shape, so
hopefully things will improve now that he's on the mend. (Reported by
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lucy Zinkiewicz, wherever you are!!!
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Membership to the MSFC is $25
single, or $35 family p.a. For further details including meeting
details check the MSFC website at www.vicnet.net. au/~msfc. June 20
Winter Solstice dinner at the MSFC. (Updates by Thomas Bull.)
AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria which has been going
strong for more than 30 years meet on the 1st Saturday of every month
from 2pm at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Annual membership to
the club is $30. See www.austrek. org for more details. (Reported by
FEDERATION SQUARE (Melbourne) SF & Fantasy genres book reading
group.Free to attend, Meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month from
11.30am at Café Beer Delux in Federation Square. E-mail
DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA has been operating for over 25years. Their
newsletter - Sonic Screwdriver - publishes news, reviews & gossip on
Dr Who as well as publishing fanfic & pictures 6 times a year.
Sliding membership depending on what month you join. Full year
m/ship: $24 (or $35 for a family membership) which gets you 7 issues
of the newsletter. Members receive discounts at ABC shops and
Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. See http://www.vicnet.
*SFFiG* SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY in GEELONG
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/SFFiG/ Irregular meets announced via
Discussions, trivia & games, news and more! (Reported by Ben Hughes)
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15
concession.) to Spaced Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic. 3072.Non-
profit SF club offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe"
newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" annual anthology.
OUT THERE "You find a lot of queer things in space" is a social club
for gay SF fans, mostly over 30, that meets monthly in Adelaide.
Phone Rod on 0402027891 for more details.
CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays
of the month. It's a relaxed social society for the discussion of SF
and fantasy. Membership $24 p.a. For more info write to CSFS PO Box
47, Civic Square, ACT 2608, or e-mail canberrascifi@ hotmail.com.
The Doctor Who Club of Australia (DWCA) Membership $16 within Aust
provides 6 issues of Data Extract, membership pack, access to the
club's member-only internet mailing list, discount prices on a range
of merchandise, admission prices to club functions (including
Whovention, discounts at selected retail outlets for Doctor Who
merchandise. For more information contact Dwayne Bunney:
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0416 269 726 or check
The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA is regenerating. They will meet
on the first Saturday of each month 12.30-5pm at The Collins St
Centre, Cnr Shaftesbury Ave and Collins St, South Perth. Club stalls,
info, afternoon tea and entertainment. See their temporary website:
www.comedydownunder.com/westlodge/ or phone Aaron on (08?) 0400 1957.
JAFWA is Perth's largest & oldest anime group. They offer screenings
in the Jones lecture theatre, Curtin University from 5pm on any
Saturday that isn't the first Saturday of the month. See
http://jafwa.asn.au for full details.
STARSHIP MAWSON (www.starshipmawson .com) is a South Australian Star
Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart
Blair. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)
QUEST Queensland Star Trekkers Fan Club usually meet at the PCYC,
Fortitude Valley on the second Sunday of the month (though this
occasionally changes) . Contact Mary Kemp either by phone: 07
32904243 or by e-mail: email@example.com. The club's snail mail
address is still PO BOX 2084, Brisbane, QLD. 4001. Quest's new
website will be up and running in the near future. (Reported by Mary
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at http://bb5ers. com (Reported
by Erica Sharp, president of the Brisbane Babylon5ers )
VISIONS WRITERS GROUP offers meeting and critiquing for SF, Fantasy
and Horror writers in QLD Monthly meetings from 11am -2 pm, first
Sunday of the month (except Jan and Dec) at Queensland State Library,
Rm 2D, 2nd Floor. Brisbane. $10 joining fee, and $4 per meeting.
There website is http://visionwriter s,org. You can also join their
virtual group (great for writing tips and general SF info) at
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/vision- writers. (Reported by Kris
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP/Blokey Stuff, Shop 22 Civic Arcade, 48 - 50 George
Street Parramatta NSW. has 2 groups regularly meeting at its
premises. The SF Discussion Group meets at 6:30pm on the first
Thursday of each month except January. A SF Writers Group also meets
at the shop once a month on Saturdays See http://www.infinita
s.com.au/ WritersGroup. php for meeting dates.(Reported by Tim Martin
via Ted Scribner).
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Contact address: P.O. Box 152 Bexley North, NSW,
2207 Usually meet on the 3rd Friday of the month (except for
December) in the foyer of UTS building, Broadway at 6.55pm. Meeting
dates: July 18th, Aug 15th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 12th.
STARWALKING (NSW) http://sydskyforce. starwalking. net holds meetings
at the Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, 24 John St, Lidcombe, opposite
Lidcombe Railway station on the third Sunday of some months.
Attendance costs $8 members, $10 non-members.
TAG, TERRA AUSTRALIS GARRISON - a Starwars stormtrooper appreciation
society. Details can be found at www.501tag.com (reported on Sci fi
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION (fsf) meet at Bankstown Sports Club, 8
Greenfield Pde, Bankstown (a short walk from Bankstown railways
station.) on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Check fsf.net.au for more
NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social
functions. Full details available at www.nssa.com. au/nsfs. (Reported
by Jack Dwyer.)
SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW,
Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc .unsw.edu. au
SPACE EXHIBIT AT THE POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, Sydney offers the Zero
Gravity Space Lab. Using special effects, this replica space lab
creates the illusion of weightlessness associated with microgravity.
This is accompanied by commentary from Andy Thomas about the research
work carried out on the ISS and why it is important to people back on
Earth. Special talks in conjunction with the Space Exhibit include:
Sunday 6 July, 2pm, Mission Space: living and working in space,
Jeanette Rothapfel, Space Educator, and Wednesday 9 July, Writing
Space History, Colin Burgess, Space historian and author Wednesday 16
NASA: From the Earth to the Moon Kerrie Dougherty, Curator, Space
Sunday 30 August, 2pm Observing the Invisible Milky Way, Dr Naomi
McClure Griffiths. (part of the Ultimo Science festival.)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is scheduled to play at His Majesty's Theatre,
PERTH 1-6 July. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)
WICKED 9 July - . Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street , Melbourne.
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls
meet in the land of Oz. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch
of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding
new musical in years. See http://www.wickedthemusical.com.au/ for
THE RED TREE, 13-14 July, Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd (Melbourne) Music
and imagery tell the thought-provoking tale of The Red Tree, inspired
by the popular book of award-winning Australian author and artist
Shaun Tan. Created by composer Michael Yezerski with Richard
Tognetti, Lyn Williams and the remarkable young singers of Gondwana
Voices.http://www.theartsc entre.com. au/what's-on/event. aspx?
id=1046 (reported by Lousie Angrilli. Relayed by Thomas Bull.)
GAME ON. Until 13 July. Australian Centre for the Moving Image,
Melbourne. An action-packed exhibition celebrating games culture.
Game On tracks the development of videogames from the first computer
game to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today's billion
dollar industry. Features original illustrations by Mario creator
Shigeru Miyamoto and concept sketches behind classics like Tomb
Raider and Grand Theft Auto
http://www.acmi. net.au/game_ on.aspx (reported by Lousie Angrilli.
Relayed by Thomas Bull.)
The ABBEY MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT will be on in the middle of July in
Caboolture, QLD. See www.abbeytournament.com for more details.
(Reported by Petersen on the Visions List.)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS: 22 July - 3 August, Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd
(Melbourne) Stage adaptation of the classic motion picture. Matthew
Bourne uses music, movement and stage magic to tell the story of a
boy left alone and unfinished by the eccentric inventor who created
him. Transforming tired gardens into triumphs of topiary, treating
desperate housewives to haircuts with a difference, and shaping
spectacular ice sculptures out of snowstorms, Edward quickly becomes
the local hero. But not everyone can see past the scars and scissors
to the beauty and innocence within.
ADELAIDE POP FESTIVAL /SCIENCE WEEK 16-24 August, South Australian
Museum. SF memorabilia, workshops, Retro Sci fi quiz night in the
Armoury gallery at the South Aus museum from 7.30 pm on Saturday 16th
August. Costume Ball. See www.starshipmawson.com or phone 0431262257
for more details.
ANIMANIA, Sydney 23-24 August. 10am-6pm Australian Technology Park,
Locomotive Workshop Exhibition Hall, Sydney
ANIMANIA Brisbane 20 September. 10am-4pm, Holiday Inn Brisbane
MANIFEST. University of Melbourne 26-28 September. Membership $70.
The associated "Amaranth Anime Ball" will be held 25th Sept from
6:30-10:30pm at the BlueFire Churrascaria Grill & Bar, Melbourne.
Further details at www.manifest.org.au/artmusic_amaranth.php
(Reported by Thomas Bull)
VORTEX SF. SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
THE BOYS OF BATTELSTAR. July 9, 6-10:30pm, (Mid-week evening minicon)
Embassy Conference Centre Sydney, cnr George and Reagent Sts, Railway
Square. 2 minutes walk from Central Station. GoHs: James Callis and
Jamie Bamber. Tickets: $60. (www.thehubproductions.com/sydjul08)
(Reported by Thomas Bull.)
GEN CON(tm) Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland,
3rd -6th July, 2008, 4 day Anime, Board Games, Collectable Card and
Miniatures Games, Computer and Console Games, CosPlay, Historical and
Fantasy Wargames, along with Tabletop and Live Action Role Playing
Games. Sean Williams, Marianne de Pierres and Stephen Dedman will be
among the Guest of Honour. For full information see www.GenConoz.com
BUFFY PALOOZA: NEW DATES! August 9, 9am-6pm, Embassy Conference
Centre, Sydney, August 10, 9am-6pm, Spring Street Conference Centre,
Melbourne. GOHs: Amy Acker, Juliet Landau, Larry Bagby and R.D.
Price.Day ticket: $100, VIP ticket: $500. Further details at
www.thehubproductions.com/jun08. (Update by Thomas Bull.)
CONFLUX virtual mini-con, "Prepare to Dream". August 2-3, starting
at 12pm on the Saturday and finishing 5pm on the Sunday. Held in the
forum area of the Conflux website. Free via internet. GoH's include
Jack Dann, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Karen Miller,
Bruce Gillespie and Gillian Polack. See www.conflux.org.au or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DENVENTION: The Worldcon in 2008 will be held in Denver, 6-10 August
08. Attending and supporting members of Denvention 3 can vote for the
hugos up until 1st July. Attending and supporting members of
Denvention 3 can also vote for the site selection of the 2010
worldcon. Seeing as how Australia is running for the 2010 Worldcon,
this could be really useful for local readers. (yes, this is a hint
guys!) See http://www.denver2008.com.
A DAY ON THE PROMENADE. 22-24th Aug. Stamford Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
GoH's Aron Eisenberg and Sean Williams general admission $75 ($70
concession) Other packages available. See
novaevents.com/Event_Ticketing.php for full details. (Reported by
CONFLUX 5: October 3-6, 2008, The Marque Hotel, Canberra.
International GoH: Sharyn November; Australian GoH: Jack Dann, Cat
Sparks; Local GoH: Gillian Polack; Fan GoH: Bruce Gillespie. Price
until July 31 - full $160, student $140. Workshops will be held on
Friday and Monday afternoon, information available soon. Saturday
night dinner set in Prohibition New York, prices not yet available.
WASTELAND II - the Age of Iron at the Good Earth Hotel, Perth,18th-
19th October,2008. Steampunk/Victoriana/Retrofuturism themed
convention. GoH: Nick Stathopoulos, local GoH: Alisa Krasnostein. Fan
GoH Tom "Tommo" Eitelhuber. Prices are $65 for full memberships, $60
for concession memberships and $35 for day passes paid in advance.
For more details contact: email@example.com or check out
ARMAGEDDON (MELBOURNE) 1-2 November, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. See
www.armageddonexpo.com for more details.
GENGHIS CON Rampage. Games, panels, Larp, Pizza, Prizes, Movies and a
Giant Squid Monster. 9-11th January, Trinity College, Nedlands,
Perth. $25 full membership, $10 day membership. See
NULLUS ANXIETAS (Melbourne) (Discworld con) February 6-8th, 2009. See
Website: http://ausdwcon.org/vention.) (Reported by Thomas Bull.)
AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide, Queens Birthday long
weekend, June 2009. No other details available as yet. EH.
CONTINUUM 5. Melbourne, mid-2009. Further details tba See
for further details. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)
ANTICIPATION, the 2009 Worldcon will be in Montreal, CANADA 6-10
August, 2009.GoH's: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Tom Doherty,
David Hartwell and Taral Wayne, Artist GoH Ralph Bakshi. Author Julie
Czerneda will be Master of Ceremonies. See www.anticipationsf.ca for
The World Fantasy Convention in 2009. Celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's
200th Anniversary. November 5th - 8th. Fairmont Hotel, 170 South
market St, San Jose, California.
Australia 2010 Worldcon bid. Let's do it again in 2010! The Aussie
Worldcon bid seems to be getting good support from overseas. Pre-
supporting m/ships $20. Firend m/ships $100. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for information about paypal and credit card
payments. See http://www.australia2010.org/ or e-mail
email@example.com. Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212
Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US AGENT: Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878,
Sacramento, CA 95822 USA, UK Agents Eve & John Harvey, European
Agent: Vince Docherty.
The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
RENO 2011 Worldcon bid. The intergalactic travel agents of Reno
Convention Fandom, Inc. are delighted to announce a bid to host the
69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17-21) in
the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada. See what Reno
has to offer at or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you
want to support this Worldcon bid.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
The Inkspillers web site, http://www.inkspill ers.com. is a great
source of market information for SF writers that is always being
updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tipper's
Sci-fi REPORTER is a SF news service covering cons, fan clubs and
media, edited by Stuart Blair. To subscribe to this list send an e-
mail to scifireporter@ yahoo.com
SMW Editing & Proof reading services for academic (including theses),
fiction & non-fiction. For more details or arrange a quote, e-mail
s.murraywhite@ veritel.com. au
KopperKat Manuscript Assessment and Editing service. Industry
professional with many years' experience as an editor and best-
selling author goes beyond the norm to assist you with your writing.
If you want a great fanzine resource offering fanzines in PDF format,
go to http://efanzines.com where Bill Burns hosts the electronic
versions of a wide variety of the world's best fanzines. Australians
whose fanzines are available include Bill Wright, Bruce Gillespie,
Kim Huett and Ron Clarke.
The Bullsheet is available as a FREE monthly e-mail through the
AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-
subscribe@yahoogrou ps.com. The latest version is also on the
Bullsheet web page http://members.optusnet.com.au/aussfbull/,
http://www.geocities.com/edwinafan/ bullsheetThe Bullsheet is also
available as a snail-mail subscription for 24x50 cent stamps (or $12)
sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your
news e-mail to edwinafan@yahoo. com,
Visit Celestial Cobbler for silk and ceramic craft with a SF &
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For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid