The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 17 August 2003
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 17
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
MARC ORTLIEB writes that as part of his progressive gafiation, he's
pulling the plug on his Vicnet web site, http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz
at the end of August. Like the original Bullsheet this site, which
includes listings of SF Calender of Events, Australian SF Awards, SF
Bookshops, Fanzines, Newsgroups, Fan Clubs, Fan Funds, & Australian SF
Foundation has provided an invaluable reference resource for fans
through the years. Ted Scribner has indicated that he has no intention
of taking the site over, but is anyone else willing to give Marc's
comprehensive site a new home? Any volunteers who would like to take
selected parts or all of Marc's Vicnet website can contact him on
(As we go to print, it appears Erika Lacey and Kate Eltham are in
discussion with Marc to host the website.- Edwina.)
Recently deceased US fan, HARRY WARNER bequeathed his extensive fanzine
collection to the University of California, Riverside, along with
$10,000 from his estate to provide for packing and shipping costs. But
the executors of the will apparently now intend to sell the collection,
believing it to be worth $750,000. (Reported by Bruce Gillespie via the
Eidolist.) (It's interesting to compare this news with Bob Johnson's
estate auction where collections of fanzines were auctioned by the
shelf load, not realising high returns. Edwina.)
JOHN BAXTER was in Melbourne on 9th July for a dinner with Lee Harding,
Bruce Gillespie, Elaine Cochran, Dick Jenssen & Helen & Merv Binns.
(Reported by Merv Binns)
Congratulations to BOB EGGLETON who recently won the LOCUS award for
DAVID DUCHOVNY will be appearing as a potential suitor to Sarah Jessica
Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw in the final season of Sex And The
City next year. (Pg 115 Sunday Telegraph. July 20.)
GILLIAN ANDERSON has postponed her September wedding to photojournalist
Julian Ozanne. The pair were to be wed in a "romantic safari ceremony"
in Kenya, but have been put off after recent violence there.
STARGATE SG1's next season will possibly be its last. Though most of
the cast will be returning for the latest season there will be some
major changes. (Reported on Comm Centre 127)
WILLIAM SHATNER and ex-wife Marcy Lafferty have finally reached a
settlement over breeding privileges for 3 saddle-bred stallions they
co-owned when married. (Reported on Comm Centre 127)
VOODOO VELVET (www.voodoovelvet.com) is an interesting web sight run
by Malxia, who specialises in painting artwork onto velvet.
HUMAN OR NOT? Sci-fi films are grappling with humanity's Future. Reed
Johnson asks in a non-human can be a person: A lengthy 2 page article
discussing Blade Runner, the Matrix movies, as well as the recently
released Terminator 3 movie, with regards to defining "human" and
"machine." Published in The Age, A3, Thursday July 3rd pp 45 (and
cover.) Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times. (Reported by David L.
BOOKS & PERIODICALS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark
to read"- Groucho Marx
KATE FORSYTHE, writing as Kate Humphrey, appeared in a Q&A session
about what she's reading at the moment, her favourite authors and
describing her new book, Full Fathom Five (Flamingo $29.95) in a
nutshell on pg 90 . Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, July 20.
news that Max Barry's new novel, Jennifer Government, is getting good
reviews; Mariannne De Pierres forthcoming book has been "described as
Tank Girl meets Blade Runner," and Trudi Canavan's "Black Magician
Trillogy" gets mentioned in an article called, "Black: It's the new
Black." (Link supplied by Marianne De Pierres)
HAL SPACEJOCK 2: written by Simon Haynes is almost sold out, with a
reprint being considered. Copies available through various bookstores
around Australia and on-line, or directly from
AUSTRALIEN ABSURDITIES: Chuck McKenzie reports that only a few copies
of this humourous SF anthology are still available through Galaxy and
Collins Broadway store in Sydney, Slow Glass books in Melbourne, and
the Australian Online Bookstore. The anthology will not be reprinted.
Check Chuck's website: www.connexus.net.au/~chuck for updates on
Chuck's latest activities.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE Issue 7 is now published and
distributed. It features stories by Tansy Rayner Roberts, Robert
Neilson, Francis W. Porretto, Mat Coward, Steven Pirie, Lyn Triffitt,
Helen Kenyon, Terri-Anne Smith, Mark Hodgetts, Andre Oosterman, Grant
Watson, Juliet Marillier & Darren Goossens. Poetry by Michael Lohr,
Interviews with Cecilia Dart-Thornton and Miranda Otto speaking on the
Lord of the Rings movies. As well as being available in specialty
bookshops around Australia, subscriptions and single issues ($7.95) can
be purchased from PO Box 495 Chinchilla, QLD 4413, or on line at
ROBBIE MATTHEWS recently announced if anyone has submitted stories to
ASIM in the last half of January (around the time of what's become
knows as "The Great Falling Off the Roof Incident") and not received
any acknowledgement, could they please submit their stories again.
(firstname.lastname@example.org). It's only recently been realised
that e-mailed submissions may have been lost while Robbie was
hospitalised. ASIM usually acknowledges submissions within 48 hours of
ANTIPODEAN SF ISSUE 62 due out soon. Check http://www.antisf.com.
CONSENSUAL, a collection of Meaty Erotic stories, and Consensual: The
Second Coming are now being sold through Project Pulp:
http://blindside.net/smallpress/read/Exclusives For Australians looking
to purchase the magazine cost is $8 (including postage) for Consensual
1, and $10 (inc post) for Consensual 2.
Contact email@example.com for payment details.
KIRSTEN BISHOP and BEN PEEK have stories in the next book in the
Leviathan Anthology series, edited by Forrest Aguirre, published by the
Ministry of Whimsy. The theme of the anthology is Cities, with
Kirsten's story based in Melbourne, and Ben's in Sydney. For more
information about the anthology see:
(Reported on the Eidolist by Ben Peek.)
KIRSTEN BISHOP'S novel, The Etched City, received a highly favourable
review in the August issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It can be
viewed on line at www.sfsite.com/fsf/depts/js0308.htm. (Reported on the
DARK ANIMUS 4 should be out in early August, featuring a novella by Tim
Curran, & short fiction by Darrell Pitt, Mike Arnzen, John Grover and
Davin Ireland. Check http://www.darkanimus.com/issue 4.html. The
novella "Headhunter" will also be available soon. Full details
available from James Cain firstname.lastname@example.org. (Reported by James
Cain on the Eidolist.)
BORDERLANDS Magazine, Issue 1 is available from Galaxy Bookshop,.
Sydney, and Slow Glass mail-order, Melbourne. Copies of the magazine
can also be bought through the web site: www.borderlands.com.au (but
prices are in $US only.)
ARGOSY magazine has been revived by Coppervale International. It's
currently open to submissions of SF, Fantasy, mystery, crime, magical
realism, slip-stream (Up to 40,000 words) and non-fiction up to 10,000
words ("essays not articles." ie, "pieces that are not tied directly to
current events."). Paying 10 cents a word. First world English rights.
No fax or e-mail submissions. Post submissions to Lou Anders, Editor.
Argosy Magazine. PO Box 43099, Birmingham. AL. 35243 USA. Check web
site http://www.coppervale.com. First issue tentatively expected to be
published by Halloween 2003. (Reported by Cat Sparks and Justin Semmel
on the Eidolist.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEMES IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY has recently
called for contributors to write 66-1000 word entries for a 3 vol
reference book , edited by Gary Westfahl and to be published by
Greenwood Press. Contributors receive $45 per entry and a free copy of
the reference books when published. Unassigned topics include: Apes,
Art, Beauty, Betrayal, Birds, Caverns, Clocks and Timepieces, Colours,
Curses, Demons, Divination, Dolls & Puppets, Economics, Enlaregment,
Espionage, Europe, Exile, Fables, Fathers, Fire, Flowers, Flying,
Force, Gardens, Gold and Silver, Hypnotism, Islam, Journalism, Jungles,
Latin America, Light, Lions and Tigers, Money, Names, Pain, Parasites,
Plants, Prisons, Promise, Puzzles, Queens, Rats and Mice, Rebellion,
Reincarnation, Rings, Rivers, Sacrifice, South Pacific, Statues,
Survival, Temptress, Touch, Trade, Treasure, Violence, Voodoo, Water,
Youth. Contact Gary Westfahl Coordinator, English Programs, The
Learning centre, 052, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 Ph
(+) 909 787 5229 or e-mail email@example.com.
(Reported on Fantastic Mailing list, relayed by Ted Scribner.)
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS WEB, www.splints.customer.netspace.net.au, lists
Australian and overseas markets and resources for Australian writers.
Maintained and updated by Tony Plank. (Great graphics, and a great
FOLCC BOOK SALES. The "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to
donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated
books. (Past year's tally of $22 has been donated to Juvenile Diabetes
Research. Thanks to everyone who bought books at Continuum this year's
tally is currently $8) Books looking for new homes: "Honor Harrington:
The Honor of the Queen," by David Weber, "Harm's Way" by Colin
Greenland, "Virtual Girl" by Amy Thomson, "The Magic and the Healing"
by Nick O'Donohoe, $6 each, including postage within Australia. "Echoes
of the Great Song" (Lg Trade Paperback) $10. (including post)
Thanks to Anne Devrell, Julie Townsend & James Allen for donating the
new books. To buy or donate books/mags e-mail Edwina Harvey at
firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St,
Matraville, NSW 2036.
LOST HOURS: A Ladyhawke fanzine written by Linda Mooney, published by
MacWombat Press. 60pgs digest size. $12 US. Cheques/Money orders
payable to Lucy Green, 2500 Jackson-Keller Ste, 601 San Antonio, TX
78230. USA. You can also purchase the zine with Visa/Mastercard via
SFSA (South Australian Dr. Who Fan Club) MAGAZINE 12 is out now.
Includes a review of Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman
and Michael Zulli, X-Men fan fiction by Melanie Caddy, and Lentil Man
and Bean Boy by Neal Powell. More details at
SFSA 13 looking for submissions on the theme "Best and Worst" or "How I
learned to love Ed Wood." A focus on B-movies. Submission deadline 2
August. Submit to email@example.com
CHAMELEON FACTOR 78. Celebrating 21 years of the fanzine's publication
and 40 years of Dr Who. Currently looking for submissions until 4th
October. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above publications are available through SFSA membership, or for
swap, or $2. Contact Matin Dunne at email@example.com, or PO BOX
3227, Rundle Mall, Adelaide. SA 5000. (Reported by Martin Dunne.).
OUT OF THE BIN is produced monthly by Merv Binns. PO Box 315, Carnegie,
Vic. 3163, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
GEGENSCHEIN 95, covering such topics as Medical Musings About Third
Eyes, Movies in Daily Life, Civilised Brisbane trip by air, not truck,
Rants, Raves, Short SF Book Reviews and Letters of Comment is available
at http://www.ericlindsay.com/sf/geg95.htm. (Geg's 96 & 97 are also
"works in production" available on line.
NO AWARD 4 will feature an interview with Simon Brown, and will be
launched at Borderlands convention in August. It's seeking articles,
stories, recipes & poetry on the theme "Road Trips and Subterranean
Homesick Blues."(or other themes.) by the Deadline of 16 August.
Contact the editor, Russel B. Farr, Rustle@iinet.net.au
COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Broadway and
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
GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney. http://www.galaxybooks.com.au.
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (Shop 5 No. 1 Horwood Place Parramatta,
Infinitas has a discussion group which meets at 7pm on the first
Thursday of the month.Infinitas also has a writers' group lead by Bill
SEAN WILLIAMS will be visiting Infinitas for a booksigning on 16 August
from 11 am.
FARENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph
03 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, presumably sharing the
same premises at Farenheit?)Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org Offer a monthly catalogue, happy to do mail order
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 SFmail 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
BORDERLAND – Trilogy writing competition. Held in conjunction with
Borderlands – Trilogy convention. (See also "Conventions") Stories
should be based on the theme of "trilogy." $50 for first prize winner,
and shortlisted authors published in the convention book. Closing date
1 August. For details see http://trilogy.borderlands.com.au
"SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF EARTH" The 2003 competition is now open to
any SF writer who has yet to sell a piece of work.
www.flashnet/~sfwoe/ (closes 30 October?)
MANNA - BREAD OF HEAVEN writing competition for Christian authors.
$1000 first prize. Entries close 15 October, 2003. Send a SASE to PO
BOX 844 Warners Bay NSW 2282 for entry form.
NAFF: The fourth National Australian Fan Fund to assist fans travelling
across Australia to attend the National SF Convention is now open to
assist the winning fan's travelling expenses to Conflux, the Natcon in
Canberra in 2004. To be on the NAFF ballot, each interested fan must be
nominated by 3 other fans from their state/territory and provide a bond
of $20. Each nominated fan is required to provide a 100 word
description of what they could bring to interstate fans and their
fannish history. Nominations can be sent to NAFF at PO Box 241,
Flinders Lane Post Boxes, Melbourne Vic. 8009, or given in person to
Sue Ann Barber or Alison Burton (Vic) or Emma Hawkes (WA). They can
also be contacted via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must
be received by Friday 28th November, 2003. Voting will be open from the
following Friday until 29 February, 2004. Please make cheques payable
to NAFF, National Australian Fan Fund. You must provide contact details
for the nominee and at least one nominator.
GUFF: (The Going Under Fan Fund, or alternatively the Get Up- Over Fan
Fund, depending on what year it's being run.) The two contenders for
the 2004 GUFF race from the UK to Australia are Doug Bell and Pat
McMurray. You can find out more information and download voting forms
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH
There are of course many problems connected with life, of which some of
the most popular are Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they
want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?-
AILING: Peter McNamara has a brain tumour.
WALTER "Matt" JEFFRIES, designer of the original Starship Enterprise,
and after whom the "Jeffries Tubes" – access tunnels between the decks
of the starship - were named, passed away on 22 July aged 82. The cause
of death was not mentioned, but Jeffries had recently been treated for
cancer. (Reported on Comm Centre 127 and also
ANTHONY CARUSO, the actor who played gangster Bela Oxmyx in the
original Trek episode "A Piece of the Action" died recently. He was
aged 86. (Comm Centre 127)
KATHIE BROWNE McGAVIN, wife of actor Darren McGavin (who played Kolchek
in the Night Stalker Series) also passed away recently. Kathie played
Deela in the original Trek episode "Wink of an Eye." (Comm Centre 127)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.
August 1, Food Night. Chocolate. August 8th, AGM (Postponed in July)
and A History of the Goodies – a look at one of the silliest shows on
TV. August 15 Kids SF & Fantasy. What are the issues when writing for
kids? Aug 22. Video Appreciation night. Aug 29th Ideas and Feedback
night for the new MSFC committee.
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15
concession.) payed to Space Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic. 3072.
Non-profit SF club offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe"
newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" annual anthology.
AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION: PO Box 215 Forest Hill, Vic
3131. e-mail email@example.com. was established in 1976 to carry
on the work of Aussiecon, the first Australian World Science Fiction
Convention. Its main purpose is to sponsor and encourage the creation
and appreciation of SF in Australia through sponsoring writing
workshops and competitions and through seed loans to national
conventions, Worldcon bis and its newsletter, The Instrumentality. The
Foundation established The Chandler Award, an annual award presented in
conjunction with the National SF convention, though not necessarily
presented every year. The Foundation also manages The Wright
Collection, a collection of fanzines, conventions books dating back to
the 1950s, as well as AV material housed ain the MSFC library for easy
access to fans. Any donations of films, photos or audio tapes for the
Wright Collection gratefully accepted.
SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club), http://www.sfsa.org.au/. SFSA
kicks off the new club year with a new committee. Meeting on August 2
at 5pm at the Wellington Hotel, 36 Wellington Square, North Adelaide.
Ph 8267 1322. August 16, 3pm, Adelaide High School $3 members
admission, $4 non-members.
6th September, meeting at the Buckingham Arms Hotel, Walkerville, Ph.
8344 1444. 20th September. Theme: Musicals. 3pm, Adelaide High School
$3 members admission, $4 non-members. (Reported by Martin Dunne.)
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower Block,
The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm, usually on the
third Friday of the month. Next meeting 15 August. 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: Meetings are scheduled for the year and
dates / nature of meeting are on
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Southern_SF&F.html. Phone Brad
Row on 9580 4369 for more details.
MULTIVERSE EVENTS: Upcoming Multiverse movie premiers are Aug
14:Exorcist: The Beginning. August 21, The League of Extroadinary
Gentlemen, August 28 Finding Nemo. You can reserve tickets by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org then check http://www.multiverse.org.au.
CYPHER: A new movie starring Jeremy Northam & Lucy Liu opens nationally
on 14th August. Check their web site http://www.cypher-lefilm.com for
This film is a "just over the horizon" SF/Spy film that starts off
being an art film and ends as an action film. It features a sleek
futuristic helicopter, and a few other impressive "bells and whistles".
I'd rate it 6/10 - Edwina.
Ian Woolf also has a review of Cypher available at
http://linus.it.uts.edu.au/~iwoolf/txt/Cypher-review.html and writes:
Cypher's a spy film that will please literary science fiction fans as
well as fans of movies of mystery and intrigue. Its cleverly written
and carefully paced action keeps you fascinated with the hero's dilemma
and wanting as badly as he does to find out what is really going on,
and what he can do about it, and who he can trust.The special effects
help the plot instead of substituting for the plot."
GALACTIC JURISPRUDENCE: a workshop on the Law and Science Fiction/
Fantasy. Queensland College of Arts, Southbank, Brisbane. Sat 27th
Sept. Traci Harding will deliver the intergalactic keynote address.
Subthemes include "Ethics of the Intergalactic Good", "Android Rights
and Responsibilities.", and "The Thing as Legal Entity." (reported by
MAGIC CASEMENTS: A Festival of Speculative Fiction presented by The New
South Wales Writers' Centre in association with Krenon. (Ted Scribner
and Garry Dalrymple apparently.) New South Wales Writers' Centre,
Rozelle Sydney. Now on Sat 13 September 2003 only, not the full
weekend as previously advertised.
STAR WALKING (VIC) SF Trivia Night. Preston Club, 407 Bell St, Preston.
Also 20th Anniversary Return of the Jedi Banquet October 25th. Rydges
of Carlton, Swanston St, Carlton, Melbourne.from 6pm. Formal or costume
dress. $55 for 3 course meal (drinks excluded) Check
www.starwalking.net for ull details.
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
CONTINUUM 11-13 July. After this con was run successfully plans were
being discussed to hold Continuum annually in Melbourne, possibly over
the Queens Birthday Weekend or the Australia Day weekend. - Edwina
BORDERLANDS – Trilogy. The third, and final convention from the
Borderlands Team, Anna Hepworth, Simon Oxwell & Grant Watson. August 23
– 24, Emerald Hotel, 29 Mount St, Perth. GoH's Simon Brown and Dave
Luckett. Also running a short story competition, closing 1 August.
Winner and shortlisted authors to be published in the con book and
paid $50. Memberships $60, and $50 student/ oncession. Day memberships
also available. Check http://trilogy.borderlands.com.au (NB
Borderlands convention series is not to be confused with the magazine
of the same name.)
TORCON III The 61st World Science Fiction Convention will be held over
August 28-September 1, 2003 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
GsoH: George R. R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Mike Glyer. Toastmaster:
Spider Robinson and GoHst of Honour: Robert Bloch the spirit of Toronto
Enquiries: P.O. Box 3, Station A, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5W 1A2
Attending Membership: $US115; Supporting Membership: $US40; Email:
email@example.com Website: http://www.torcon3.on.ca
BOBW: LORD OF THE RINGS CONVENTION: 20-21 September. The Rydges
Lakeside Hotel, Canberra. GoH's Bruce Hopkins, Craig Parker, Sarah
McLeod & Brad Durif (OCP). Memberships from $135 Check Best of Both
Worlds web site, www.bobw.com.au
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION STAR WARS CON. 4-5 October. Lidcombe
Catholic Club. GoH's Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and David Prowse (Darth
Vader) (OCP) Costs: FoSF Members $60 per day, Non-members $75 a day.
Phone Bookings 02 9523-8385, on-line bookings: www.fsf.com.au
BOBW 20 (?) STARGATE CONVENTION. 14-16 November. The Rydges Lakeside
Hotel, Canberra. GoH's Michael Shanks, Dan Shea, Douglas Arthurs and
Peter Williams. (OCP) Memberships from $135 Check Best of Both Worlds
web site, www.bobw.com.au
FoSF LORD OF THE RINGS CON. Sat 22 November, Lidcombe Catholic Club.
GoH John Rhys-Davies.(Gimli/ Treebeard, LOTR) (OCP) Costs: FoSF Members
$80, Non-members $98. Phone Bookings 02 9523-8385, on-line bookings:
DAYCON: Proposed one day con to be held in the Sydney CBD, possibly in
November 2003. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTENSICON http://www.intensicon.tk/: a one day gaming con held at
sometime in December.
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, Lily Chrywenstrom recently stepped
down as secretary, having moved to Canberra. The position is now being
filled by Peter Lyons.
CONFLUX www.conflux.org.au 43rd Australian National Science Fiction
Convention, 23-26 April 2004.
Guests of Honour: Greg Benford and Sean McMullen. Special Guest, Harry
Turtledove. Fan GOH's Karen Herkes Cost: currently $143. Students
(including secondary school students) and Concession rates: $77.
Primary school students and younger admitted free. Supporting
memberships $44. rates. Please note the previously advertised voting
only membership of $5 is no longer offered due to changes passed at the
last Natcon business meeting (Swancon 2003). All enquiries should be
directed to: email@example.com. Postal Address: PO Box 903,
Belconnen, ACT 2616.
(Please note that the Anzac Day weekend has been declared a long
weekend –i.e. Holiday Monday – in all states of Australia except
Victoria and Tasmania. – Edwina, who's been scouring 2004 calendars
recently for relevant information.)
CONTOUR 2004 New Zealand's 25th National Science Fiction Convention.
REVISED DATES: Easter 2004, not May 31 to June 3 2004 as previously
published. GoH's Harry Turtledove & 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
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
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
NB: TED SCRIBNER has taken over the role of Australian Agent. He can be
contacted at email@example.com or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, NSW
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Marc Ortlieb's Australian Science Fiction Information page:
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/ (closing 28th August)
Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at
Coode St Review: http://www.sf.org.au/coodestreetnews.
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Fantasy 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 '73 Worldcon Bid