The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 78 – September 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 78
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
This Bull is posted a couple of days early because I'm Springing into
AUSTRALIA WINS WORLDCON FOR 2010!!! It was announced at the WSFC
Business Meeting held at Denvention 3 on August 10 that Australia has
won the right to host the 2010 worldcon. Aussiecon 4 will be held 2-6
September 2010 at the new Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Guests of Honor: Kim Stanley Robinson, Robin Johnson and Shaun Tan.
Co-Chairs Perry Middlemiss and Rose Mitchell. For more details, visit
the Aussiecon 4 website www.aussiecon4.org.au, e-mail
email@example.com or snail mail: Aussiecon 4, GPO Box 1212,
Melbourne VIC 3001. (Reported by Rose Mitchell.)
The 2008 HUGO AWARDS were announced at Denvention on Saturday, August
Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
(HarperCollins; Fourth Estate),
Novella: "All Seated on the Ground" by Connie Willis (Asimov's Dec.
2007; Subterranean Press)
Novelette: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang (
F&SF Sept. 2007)
Short Story: "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's June 2007)
Non-fiction Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science
Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Stardust. Written by Jane Goldman
and Matthew Vaughn, Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by
Charles Vess Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)
Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Doctor Who "Blink" Written by
Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
Professional Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell, Professional Editor,
Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, &
Liza Groen Trombi
Fanzine: File 770. Fan Writer: John Scalzi Fan Artist: Brad Foster
Campbell Award: Mary Robinette Kowal (Reported by Laurie Mann,
Denvention Hugo Awards co-head)
ANTICIPATION, the 2009 worldcon to be held in Montreal (q.v.
conventions) recently announced a special category Hugo Award will be
given at their Worlcon to honour works in which illustrations are
integral to the movement of the plot, whether or not text is present.
This Special Category Hugo, to be called "Best Graphic Story", will
cover any science fiction or fantasy narrative in graphic form
appearing for the first time in 2008. It may potentially be ratified
as an annual award in the WSFS Business Meeting at the convention in
August of 2009. A Worldcon may choose to designate a Special Hugo to
recognize a category of work for which there is no existing award. In
some cases special categories have gone on to become annual awards.
The 2009 Hugo Awards nomination ballots will be released after
January 1, 2009. In order to nominate for the 2009 Hugo Awards, you
must have been an attending or supporting member of Denvention, the
66th Worldcon, or you must be an attending or supporting member of
BRISBANE WRITERS" FESTIVAL. On 17-21st September, offering 220
writers from Australia and around the world, including Margo Lanagan.
Workshops, master classes, panels. For full information see:
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES (QLD) will be holding a SF month in
their Logan North branch in November. If you're a SF group, or maybe
a SF Writers group (I'm thinking members of the Visions list? EH) in
that area, or if you're a publisher and can send display material
etc, please contact Amanda Platt, Reference Librarian, Logan North,
Logan City Council Libraries Ph: (07) 3826 5440, Fx: (07) 3219 9398,
SF EVENTS AT THE VICTORIAN WRITERS' CENTRE, 1ST floor, Nicholas Bldg,
37 Swanston St, Melbourne. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Ph (03) 9654 9068 .
Fri 3rd October, 6.30 - 8pm SEAN WILLIAMS and LUCY SUSSEX in
conversation with PAUL COLLINS. Cost: $20, Members $15/$12
Dismantling Science fiction - Intensive weekend workshop with Sean
Williams for writers of original science fiction and fantasy. Expect
the unexpected. BYO imagination! Participants need to email work
samples (up to 1000 words). Submissions by Monday September 15 to
firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 October, 10am-4pm.
Cost: $250, Members $190/$170 TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE PLEASE BOOK BY
THE PAUL HAINES CANCER TREATMENT APPEAL and the ART THAT SCARES YOU
auction. When I last checked girliejones' livejournal page, 94.2% of
the estimated $20,000 to donate to Paul so he can afford special
cancer treatment (see last month's Bullsheet for full details) . I'm
not sure if this tally incorporates money raised through The Art That
Scares You auction that closed on 28th August or not. (And thanks to
those who bid on the Bats and Moon silk scarf I painted for the
BAR WARS EPISODE QC - REVENGE OF THE SILKS is the UNSW Law Revue
offering "an Intergalactic Singing, Acting, Dancing, Sketch Comedy
Extravaganza" 2- 5 September. 7.45 pm, Science Theatre, UNSW,
Kensington (easy to reach by public transport from the city.) Tickets
$8 - $15 (students & adults) Book online at www.lawrevue.unsw.edu.au
The second Australian Discworld Convention will be held from February
27th to March 1st 2009 at Storey Hall, RMIT in Melbourne, Victoria.
Membership now open. Offering performances, discussion panels,
competitions and special events. Attendees will be able to join
Unions during the convention, giving them the chance to compete with
fellow Discworld fans in various events. Forum available. See
www.ausdwcon.org for more information. (Reported by Nathan Cooper.)
CONGRATULATIONS to Justin D'ath whose book, Pool, published by Fort
Street, has been short listed for the Victorian Premier's Award.
In other Fort Street news, it was announced the hugely successful
Trust Me! anthology is going into a second print run. Fort Street is
also offering signed copies of Sean McMullen's YA time-slip novel,
Before the Storm, set in 1901, on request. Fax 03 9481 1123 or post
to 2 Fort Street, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068.
CONGRATULATIONS to DAVE LUCKETT whose book, Avenging Angel, has been
short-listed (with I Swallowed a Horse by Nicole Lobry de Bruyn and
The Valentines and the Billionaire' s Curse by Richard Newsome) in
the inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Writing Prize. The winner
of the $10,000 prize will be announced at the Melbourne Writers'
Festival on 30 August. See www.textpublishing.com.au for more
details. (Reported on the Visions List.).
CONGRATULATIONS to ASTRID COOPER (aka Gillian) whose sexy space opera
book, Starlight Rapture was listed as "highest rated in erotica" on
BLACK, Australia's Dark Culture magazine launched last month and
distributed to over 1,000 newsagents, Borders stores & independent
retailers across the county features a classifieds section known as
the Black Market, devoted to creative professionals (writers,
editors, musicians, artists, illustrators, film techs - you name it!)
who would like to advertise their services. Creative groups looking
for new members or to promote a competition or special event are also
welcome to advertise in the Black Market. Further information on
Black magazine is available at www.blackmag. com.au.launched
(Reported by Shane Jiraiya Cummings.)
If anyone's wanting to share a dealers table at CONFLUX, (Canberra,
Oct q.v.) please contact Edwina.
GULLIVER TRAVEL RESEARCH GRANT. The Speculative Literature Foundation
is accepting proposals for this Grant until September 30th 2008. The
travel grants are awarded to assist writers (speculative fiction,
poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, but not academic writing) in
their research. Offering one US $600 travel grant annually, to be
used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. To be
considered for this grant: send a writing sample in the proposed
genre (up to 10 pages of poetry, 10 pages of drama, or 5000 words of
fiction or creative nonfiction) Sample must be a solo work, not co-
* a bibliography of previously-published work (no more than one page,
typed); applicants need not have previous publications to apply.
* a one-page written description of the project in question (maximum
500 words) of where they intend to visit using the grant, planned
travel dates, benefits of travelling compared to researching via
internet etc. If awarded the grant, the recipient agrees to write a
brief report of their research experience (500-1000 words) for our
files, and for possible public dissemination on our website.
Send details addressed above as .doc or rtf attachment to
email@example.com. Include a brief cover letter with
your name and contact info (e-mail, phone in case of emergency). If
you have questions, direct them to that same address.
CELESTIAL COBBLER will be having a stall at the Malabar Community
Markets held on Aug 30, Sept 27, 25th October, and 29th November, in
the grounds of St Andrews school, Prince Edward St, Malabar. (a
stroll up the hill from the Malabar bus stop if you 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! Come and see my ceramics and silk
craft & look at all the other wonderful stalls. Sample the coffee,
scones & sausage sizzle. If you can't make it, see
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
HAMMER OF GOD, Book 3 of the Godspeaker Series by Karen Miller In
this book the old queen Hekat of Mijak and the young queen Rhian of
Ethrea meet and a great battle ensues. HarperVoyager, 582 p : ISBN:
DEEP WATER, book 2 in the Casting trilogy by PAMELA FREEMAN, to be
released in September (rather than August as reported in last month's
Bullsheet) by Orbit. RRP $19.99 (I'd love a review copy as I
thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series! EH)
THE STEEL REMAINS , the story of Ringil, the hero of the slaughter at
Gallows Gap, and a legend to all who don't know him, is a new fantasy
novel by RICHARD MORGAN (who is appearing at Swancon 2009) released
by Gollancz in late September. RRP $32.99
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.)
HALLOWEEN AUDIO FESTIVAL: Writers of dark, disturbing and Halloween
themed fiction, audio-publishers, Brokensea have some spaces left for
the second annual Halloween audio festival starting 1 October 2008 at
www.brokensea.com. If you have a poem or stories you would like to
hear turned into a podcast then please send them to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributors get free promotion and exposure to a
new and expanded audience for your published works or website.
(Reported by Paul Mannering on the Visions List)
CUTWATER will collect the best in Australian writing - fiction,
literary journalism, poetry, comics and zines - for a literary
anthology to be published in 2009 with the assistance of an
Australian Council of the Arts Write In Your Face Grant. Theme:
Ratbags. Word limit 5,000. Submissions open until 30th November, 08.
Snail mail submissions to Sam Twyford-Moore, Editor, Cutwater
Literary Journal, PO BOX 52, Toukley NSW, 2263. For full submission
details or to better understand the theme read Richard Tognetti's
essay.at http://www.cutwaterjournal.blogspot .com/_ (Reported by
Ben Payne on the Visions List.)
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 36 now available in print and PDF formats.
But the ASIM webpage, www.andromedaspaceways.com is down at the
ANTIPODEAN SF issue 123 features short short fiction (500 words or
less) from the following writers: Simon Petrie, Brent Lillie, Daniel
S S Santos, Glenn Davies, Shaun A. Saunders, Richard Ridyard, Wes
Parish, Steve Duffy, Trost, David Schembri See www.antisf.com for
SPECUSPHERE 03 offering fiction, news and reviews including "What do
publishers want?" by Amanda Greenslade and an interview with the
Bullsheet editor who supplied hand-made chocolate to Elle
MacPherson . See www.specusphere.com to fully appreciate the issue.
MUMBLINGS FROM MUNCHKINLAND issue 25, August 2008 features an SF
story, "Invaders from Ceres" from Don Tuck, and looks at the theme
of where we call home.. Editor Chris Nelson also relates the joys
and tribulations of working in a government library...something to
which I can easily relate! EH. I always enjoy getting this fanzine.
It's available for trade, letters of comment, or cash from Chris
Nelson, 63 Ligertwood St, Evatt, ACT, 2617.
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.
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 $23!.) 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 era), The Gerry
Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994), 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, Alien Sea. A big THANK YOU to JOHN TIPPER for donating the
great new books.).
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH:
Mary Veronica (Mollie) DWYER O.A.M., nee Boland. Beloved mother of
Jack Dwyer of the Newcastle Frontier Space Society (NFSS) passed
away on Saturday 26th July, 2008. (Our sympathies are offered to Jack
and his family. Ted & Edwina.)
BIRTHS: Clara Elizabeth Shade, born to Katharine Shade, 12th June.
Mother & daughter doing well.
(Does anyone know if Emma Hawkes has had her baby yet? Nosey Edwina.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ted Scribner, Bullsheet web-master extroadinaire!
And CONGRATULATIONS to Ted and Ros Scribner who'll be celebrating one
third of a century of marriage this weekend.
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.
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:
email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 reported to be in hiatus since Erica
Sharp's recent marriage. (Reported by Ted Scribner )
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: 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) are once again meeting at Dooley''s
Lidcombe Catholic Club, a short walk from Lidcombe station on the 2nd
Sunday of each month. Check fsf.net.au for more information. (updated
by Ted Scribner)
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
ANIMANIA Brisbane 20 September. 10am-4pm, Holiday Inn Brisbane. See
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)
TRACI HARDING fans are meeting at Trazfest 2008 Sunshine Coast QLD
over the October long weekend. For details see:
http://www.trazling.net/trazfest.htm (Infinitas newsletter)
SPRINGFEST is an annual D&D gaming convention at Blacktown, 13th &
14th Sept. http://www.warhorn.net/blacktown/ (Infinitas newsletter)
SYDCON 2008 is a roleplaying convention to be held over the October
long weekend at St Scholastica's High School (Infinitas newsletter)
VORTEX SF. SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
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.
Workshops will be held on Friday and Monday afternoon, information
available soon. Saturday night dinner set in Prohibition New York,
prices not yet available. Website: www.conflux.org.au
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, $10 day membership. See
NULLUS ANXIETUS, The second Australian Discworld Convention. Feb
27th - March 1st 2009. Storey Hall, RMIT in Melbourne, Vic.
Membership now open. Offering performances, discussion panels,
competitions and special events. Attendees will be able to join
Unions during the convention, giving them the chance to compete with
fellow Discworld fans in various events. Online forum available. See
www.ausdwcon.org for more information. (Reported by Nathan Cooper.)
AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide, Queens Birthday long
weekend, June 2009. No other details available as yet. EH.
CONTINUUM 5.Melbourne , 2009. See http://www.continuum.org.au.
ANTICIPATION, the 2009 Worldcon will be in Montreal, CANADA 6-10
August, 2009.GoH's: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Tom Doherty,
David Hartwell and Taral Wayne, Artist GoH Ralph Bakshi. Author Julie
Czerneda will be Master of Ceremonies. See www.anticipationsf.ca for
The World Fantasy Convention in 2009. Celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's
200th Anniversary. November 5th - 8th. Fairmont Hotel, 170 South
Market St, San Jose, California.
Ausiecon 4.(Worldcon) Melbourne, Vic. For information about paypal
and credit card payments. See http://www.aussiecon4.org.au Postal
address Aussiecon 4, GPO Box 1212 Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US
AGENT: Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878, Sacramento, CA 95822 USA, UK
Agents Eve & John Harvey, European Agent: Vince Docherty.
The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
RENO 2011 Worldcon bid. The intergalactic travel agents of Reno
Convention Fandom, Inc. are delighted to announce a bid to host the
69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17-21) in
the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada. See what Reno
has to offer at or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you
want to support this Worldcon bid. Australian Agent: Jean Weber To
pay for presupporting memberships in A$, you can send Jean a cheque
(payable to Jean Weber) or pay via Paypal to Australia@rcfi.org.
Presupporting rates are A$20 ordinary, A$100 Friend, or for A$110+
you'll be considered a Really Close Friend.
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
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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/bullsheet The 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 &
Fantasy bent see. http://members.optushome.com.au/cobbler42/
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid