The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 32 November 2004
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 32
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
TERRY PRATCHETT NZ & AUS TOUR DATES: 1st Nov, 12.30-1.30 White
Coulls, 210 Queens St, Auckland 3rd Nov. 12.30-1.30 White Coulls,
Lambton Quay, Wellington. 5th Nov, 12.30-1.30 White Coulls, Cashel
St, Christchurch. 8th Nov, 11.00am, Angus and Robinson Post Office
Square Brisbane . 9th Nov, 12.00pm, Galaxy Bookshop, York Street
Dymocks Literary PM Club, Shangri La Hotel Ballroom, Cumberland St,
Sydney. 10th Nov
12:00 Australian National University Event, Canberra. 14:00, Manning
Clarke Theatre Near Uni-Co-Op ANU Canberra, 15:30. Signing at
Gaslight Books, Canberra. 17:30 83 Wollongong St Near CES Computers.
Fyshwick ACT. 11th November 12.00pm Angus and Robertson Central
Cnr Elizabeth and Bourke Street, Melbourne. 18:00 Readings event,
Athenaeum Theatre Collins St Melbourne 12th November 1.00pm, Angus
and Robertson, 195 Murray Street, Perth
18:00,Literary Sundowner with Dymocks Perth. 13th November 10:00,
Dymocks Garden City Booragoon Garden City, Shop 64 Riseley St
Booragoon (Thanks to Lucy Zinkiewicz and Ted Scribner for tour date
WILLIAM SHATNER has teamed up with Ben Folds to create "a pop driven,
typically potent collection of songs written by the duo." The album,
called "Has Been" was released through Sony on 22nd October (Reported
by Julie Townsend)
WILLIAM SHATNER is also among 7000 people who have signed up to be
among the first passengers for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic
space flights commencing in 2008.(Reported in the Sun Herald, 24 Oct.)
THYLACON, the 2005 Natcon in Tasmania (q.v) recently announced they
have changed their venue to the Wrestpoint Casino Convention Centre..
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, Sydney. The Lord of the Rings display that was
expected to open in mid-December has had its opening date put back to
late December. Check the Poweruse Museum website or fulldetails.
The SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION recently announced it had
awarded the firstof its annual travel grants of $600 to Nora Jemison.
Nora will use the money to research native American culture pre-
colonization for a fantasy novel and series of short stories.
(Reported by Cheyl Morgan.)
CHANGES OF ADDRESS: Ron Clarke's new address is 95 Southee Ct,
Oakhurst, NSW 2761. His old post office box address is no longer
Bruce Gillespie's moving from his old Keele St, Collingwood to a new
address this month.
Lyn Triffitt and Lee Battersby are also on the move, as of 5th
NB Snail-mail Bullsheet subscribers: Your next 2 issues of Bullsheet
may be shorter and later than usual due to other obligations. No
change for e-mail subscribers.
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
THOMAS COVENANT returns in Stephen Donaldson's new book: "The Runes
of the Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant " Heralded
as "the most important fantasy event this century", this 570+ page
work is now available in Australia Published by Gollancz. Cost
$49.95 (Hardback) ISBN: -0 57507 598 8
AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION FORUM October issue is now online at
ANTIPODEAN SF No. 77 featuring short,short stories (500 words) by
Terry Dartnall, Peter Hart, Susan Wardle, David Taylor, Shaun A.
Saunders, Andrew Lyall, Jan Keough, Ben Payne, Ian McHugh and
Stephanie Gunn can be viewed at www.antisf.com
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE Issue 15 edited by Robbie
Matthews with Stuart Barrow, has now been published and is being
distributed. See www.andromedaspaceways.com
FANTASY COMMENTATOR #57/58, a perfect bound softcover (double-issue)
extravaganza on the life and works of Fritz Leiber. Twenty essays
exploring the worlds, character and themes of Leiber's fiction, as
well as articles delving into his personal life. Copies $17 US (inc
postage from A. Langley Searles, 48 Highland Cir, Bronxville NY 10708-
MERV BINNS perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box 315,
Carnegie, Vic, 3163.
FOLCC BOOK SALES. "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to
donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated
books. New Tally $22. Thanks to Rose Mtchell, Duncan Smith, Michelle
Jansen and Katherine Cummings for recent purchases and donations
Books looking for new homes: "Dr Who: The Scripts. Galaxy 4" by
William Emms. "Honor Harrington: The Honor of the Queen," by David
Weber, "Harm's Way" by Colin Greenland, "The Magic and the Healing"
by Nick O'Donohoe, "Arthur" and "Merlin" by Stephen Lawhead, "An
Echo In Time" and by Traci Harding. To buy books e-mail Edwina Harvey
at email@example.com or snail mail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St,
Matraville, NSW 2036. *Make cheques payable to Edwina Harvey please,
FOLCC is an informal entity.) You can also pay via direct deposit.
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 www.jdrf.org.au.
COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Broadway
and Bay St, Sydney.
GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney. http://www.galaxybooks.com.au
Book signing TERRY PRATCHETT November 9th from noon.
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (http://www.infinitas.com.au,
firstname.lastname@example.org) Shop 22, Civic Arcade, 48-50 George St,
FARENHEIT and CRIME INK cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Under new
as Bookworm. (Reported by Sue Bursztynski)
COLLECTED WORKS: 37 Swanston St Melbourne. Ph 03 9654 8873; E-mail
email@example.com Reported to be a good place to find
mediaeval, Arthurian and Gothic literature.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
BBB – BRING BRUCE BAYSIDE is a specialized fan fund aimed at raising
funds to get Bruce Gillespie to Corflu (Feb 25-27 see www.corflu.org)
and Potlatch (the following weekend) conventions in 2005. Donations
can be made (In $US) to American administrators Joyce and Arnie Katz,
PMB 152 330 S. Decatur Blv, Law Vegas, NV 89107. Donations in $A can
be to Bill Wright, Unit 4 1 Park St, St. Kilda VIC 3182. It was
recently reported that the fund had raised $3,500.
GUFF: The race for the "Get Up and over Fan Fund" – to get an
Antipodean fan up to Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon in Scotland
(q.v.) Full details available on
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH
DEATHS: Actor Christopher Reeve. Best known for his role as Superman,
and for raising awareness of paraplegia research, died om 9th
October. (Initial report from Julie Townsend.)
LEROY GORDON COOPER aka "Gordo", one of the original seven Astronauts
He flew several Mercury and Gemini missions. (Reported by Jack Dwyer)
LYN SHAW, widow of Bob Shaw, passed away from leukemia. (Reported by
THE WALKING WOUNDED:
Sydney fan WOMBLE (aka Karen Warnock) has started chemotherapy
following surgery for breat cancer. Partner, Gerald Smith reports
that she coped better than expected with the first dose of
Writer, ALINTA THORNTON is currently undergoing chemotherapy,
following surgery for breast cancer. You can check out Alinta's
progress through her blog:
Edwina Harvey. The next eye op is scheduled for 5th Nov, combining
removal of oil and cataract in the left eye.
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Annual membership to the MSFC is
$25 single, or $35 for a family For further details on the MSFC see
www.vicnet.net.au/~msfc Meetings: Nov 5th, Snags and trivia,; 12th
Nov, Book Club; Nov 19th Dr Who: Discussion on the new Doctor on the
eve of the 41st anniversary of the show; 26th Nov, Video appreciation
night: Brotherhood of the Wolf.
The club newsletter, Ethel the Aardvark, is keen for contributions.
Contact the editor at email@example.com for more details.
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15
concession.) 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.
SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club) Two regular meetings each
month. Annual membership rises to $15. The regular club meeting is
held at the Adelaide High School from 3pm-10pm on the 3rd Saturday of
the month. See http://www.sfsa.org.au/ for full details or write to
PO Box 3227, Rundle Mall, SA 5000.(Reported by Martin Dunne.)
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 wide
range of merchandise (including some club-exclusive items), discount
admission prices to club events and functions (including Whovention,
discounts at selected retail outlets for Doctor Who merchandise. For
more information contact Dwayne Bunney -
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 269 726 or check
QUEST Queensland Star Trek club. Contact the club at PO BOX 2084,
Brisbane, QLD. 4001, or check www.conquestforever.com (Reported by
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at www.geocities.com/bb5ers
(Reported by Erica Sharp, president of the Brisbane Babylon5ers )
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower
Block, The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm on Nov
19, Dec 17.The Sydney Futurians are looking to affiliate with
students and staff members of UTS. 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. or e-mail
Bradley Row, email@example.com or phone 9580 4369
SKYWALKING: http://sydskyforce.starwalking.net holds meetings af 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 nonmembers.
VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
The Doctor Who Club of Australia In Association with The Powerhouse
Museum present THE MAESTROS - An Audience With Doctor Who & Blake's 7
Composers Tristram Cary & Dudley Simpson Sunday November 14th 2004
10.30am - 4.30pm Coles Theatre Powerhouse Museum Corner Harris &
MacArthur Streets, Ultimo Sydney. Special screenings will be shown
and merchandise will be on sale. Admission: DWCA and Powerhouse
Museum Members - $15 (Quote your member number when booking,
membership card must be presented to claim your ticket). General
Public $20. Bookings via the Powerhouse Museum on 02 9217 0600
(Credit cards accepted). LIMITED SEATING For more details visit
www.doctorwhoaustralia.org or the Powerhouse Museum website:
The Doctor Who Club of Australia presents ReCon Rebuilding the past /
Awaiting the future A DWCA Day Event Drummoyne RSL Club Victoria
Road, Drummoyne 11am – 6pm Admission – DWCA Members $7 Non-Members
$10 for more information:Website – www.doctorwhoaustralia.org Email –
firstname.lastname@example.org Or write to – ReCon, GPO Box 2870,
Sydney, NSW, 2001 Recons Website – www.recons.com
CLARION SOUTH 2005 (Jan 3-Feb 11 2005, Brisbane.) Congratulations to
those people recently selected to attend Clarion South 2005. For
further details see http://www.clarionsouth.org.
MAGIC CASEMENTS 3. SF/Fantasy readers and writers festival. Sat March
19, 2005 NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Lord of the Rings convention 20-21 November, The
Chifley on Northbourne, Canberra. Guests and full details available
SMOFCON 3-5 December 2004. Washington, DC USA. Wyndham Hotel. (n.b.
SMOF stands for "Secret Masters of Fandom") SMOFCON is an annual
convention about organising SF conventions. Full details are
available on www.smofcon.org The San Francisco SF Conventions Inc
has recently established a fund to grant 2 scholarships of US $500 to
help potential convention organisers attend SMOFCON. While these
scholarships are open to anyone, applicants must show how attending
SMOFCON will assist the Bay Area SF group. (San Francisco, USA)
KAMP KON 3-5 December, 2004, Fun SF weekend in a camp setting, Brook
field Scout camp at Wainuiomata, outskirts of Wellington, NZ.(see
www.icon.sf.org.nz for details)
FIRST CONTACT The 2 day convention proposed for 4-6 Feb, 2004 at
Rydges Hotel, Melbourne.has now been scaled down to a 1 day event (?)
as one of the GoH's , Ethan Phillips (Neelix from Star Trek: Voyager)
has work commitments. It's intended to have a 2 day event with a full
guest line up at a later date. (Reported by Scott Liston. Full
details on www.firstcontactconvention.com.au .
SciNut Conventions is holding a Lord of the Rings con in Melbourne in
March 2005. Some LOTR actors (no principal actors) and technical
people attending as GoHs. Con organisers currently calling for people
to run panels. E-mail OneliaH@iinet.net.au (Relayed to Bullsheet by
CONSENSUALITY – Swancon XXX. Perth, WA. Easter, March 24-28 2005.
Emerald Hotel, Perth Membership $75 until 1/5/04 GoH Charles de Lint,
Special Guest Grant Watson, Fan Guest Anna Hepworth, E-mail
Swancon30@westnet.com.au. Conveners Stephen Dedman and Elaine Kemp.
Progress Report One for Swancon XXX is now available online at
ICON, New Zealand SF Natcon, 2005. Easter, March 25- 28. West Plaza
Hotel, Wellington. GoH Orson Scott Card. Full details available at
CONFLUX 2: Fri 22 April – Sun 24th April, 2005. GoH Jennifer Fallon,
Special Guests Terry Dowling and Maxine McArthur. Artist GoH, Bob
CONCLAVE: 30 Sept- 3 October, 2005. Adelaide, SA. It is hoped that
this will be an annual SA convention. Guests and prices yet to be
announced. E-mail email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org
(requested that you e-mail both addresses.) Co-conveners, Fiona
McIntosh, Todd Rowlands & Jay Watson. (Reported by Fiona McIntosh.)
THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June,
2005 (Queens Birthday Long weekend in many states.) Attendence rates
$120. GoH fantasy author, Anne Bishop. Australian GoH Marianne de
Pierres, Fan GoH Merv Binns. Wrestpoint Casino convention complex.
For full details see www.thylacon.com or write to Thylacon PO Box 345
Kingston TAS, 7051 To join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe
message to: Thylaconsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.
CONTINUUM 3.15-17 July 2005. GoH's Richard Harland, Neil Gaiman,
Poppy Z. Brite Fan GoH James Allen. Membership $110.
(Concession/Student $80) GPO Box 603, Melbourne, Vic 3001.
www.continuum.org.au or e-mail email@example.com
The First Australian Discworld Convention will be held in January
2006 in Melbourne. For details see www.ausdwcon.org
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. New Australian Agent, Zara Baxter PO Box
616 Marrickville, NSW 2204. Voicemail: 0423121 :
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 www.cascadiacon.org
FIDDLER'S GREEN, a Sandman convention (in the US) GoH's Neil Gaiman,
Karen Berger, Todd Klein, Charles Vess, Caitlin R Kiernan. PO Box
527, Grand Blanc, MI 48480-0527 USA. E.mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or see- http://www.fiddlersgreencon.org/
CONJURE. National SF convention, Brisbane, 2006. More details to
follow, or check www.fantasticqueensland.com.
LA CON IV, the 64th Worldcon. 23-27 August, 2006. Anaheim Convention
Centre, Hilton & Marriott hotels, Anaheim. Goh's Connie Willis, James
Gurney, Howard De Vore, Frankie Thoman. e-mail info@laconIV.org,
Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA,
Yokohama Worldcon 2007. Details at www.nippon2007.org .
Geneva Convention a civilised worldcon bid for Switzerland in 2008.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at
Coode St Review lists Australian publishing news and achievements by
Australian writers http://www.sf.org.au/coodestreetnews.
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS WEB, http://www.inkspillers.com. Maintained and
updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers
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