The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 75 – June 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 75
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
BLACKBOX (Casting Agency?), Melbourne are looking for extras for an
SF Movie, "The Knowing" starring Nicholas Cage currently being filmed
there. (found on news.com.au in an article about earning extra money
in part-time jobs.)
SHAUN TAN AT PULP FICTION (BRISBANE) artist and illustrator Shaun Tan
will be appearing at Pulp Fiction (Brisbane) to meet fans and sign
copies of his long-awaited new book, TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA (Allen
& Unwin, $35.00) from12.30pm on Tuesday 3rd June. If you can't make
it - but would like to a signed copy of TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA -
please phone Iain or Beau on 07 3236 2750 fax 07 3236 2752 to
organise the purchase of a signed copy.
SHAUN TAN AT GLEEBOOKS (SYDNEY). Shaun Tan will be in conversation
with Michael Yeserski who composed the music for the production of
The Red Tree from 6.30 for 7pm on Friday 13th June. Upstairs at
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe .Bookings essential. Cost $10 ($7
concession.) See www.gleebooks.com.au/events
The CANBERRA WRITERS FESTIVAL will be held from 19-23 June at Gorman
House Arts Centre, Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Seminar tutors include Dr
Mark Tredinnick (The Little Red Writing Book), Dr Jeremy Fisher (from
the Australian Society of Authors), Rhonda Whitton (A Decent
Proposal, Mission Possible), best-selling author Valerie Parv and
former publisher and agent Lesley McFadzean. Guests include crime
writer Michael Robotham Cost: Weekend passes: $10 students, $30
members, $80 non-members (includes membership). To book phn: 62629191
or see www.actwriters.org.au when the program is available very soon.
The Canberra Writers Festival is also seeking volunteers to assist
with registration, directing people, author minding, furniture moving
etc on Friday, Sat & Sun 20-22nd June. In return for a three hour
shift, volunteers will be given free entry to all festival sessions
as well as a year's extension of their membership. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with the morning, afternoon or evening you
are available to assist us. (From PIO newsletter.)
ASTRID COOPER is holding a writers' workshop at the South Australian
Writers Centre on 5th July from 1.30pm to 4.30 pm. You can find full
details under the "Workshops" page at www.astridcooper.com
METEOR INCORPORATED is an Australian organisation seeking to securely
preserve Australia's great SF and Fantasy collections of books,
magazines and other memorabilia when the current owners can no longer
maintain their collection. Meteor Inc was formed in 2007 as a not-for-
profit incorporated organisation to raise funds to set up a
permanent science fiction institution and research collection in
Australia. The repository will be based on donations
of the great SF and fantasy collections of Australia. Meteor Inc
plans to buy premises and set up a fully functioning library and
research facility. Meteor Inc was seeded with 50,000 shares
in a promising Australian biotech company, Cytopia Ltd. We hope that
your additional donations will enable the commencement of Meteor
Inc's facilities within the next few years. ™ Meteor Inc is based on
the goodwill and voluntary work of some of Australia's best-known
science fiction collectors and fans. The committee includes Bill
Wright, Mark Loney, Carey Handfield, Rob Gerrand and Russell
Blackford. As president, Paul Bray is leading a group with
considerable business and organisational expertise. To find out more
about Meteor Inc see http://www.meteor.org.au , e-mail
email@example.com or snailmail : Secretary, Meteor Inc, PO
Box 260, Flinders Lane PO VIC 8007. Phone: 03 9534 0163 (Relayed by
Bruce Gillespie on the Eastcoasts list.)
HAL SPACEJOCK 4: No Free Lunch. Magnet giveaway! To receive some of
these highly collectable and greatly sought after magnets just send
your postal address (Australia only) to: http://www.spacejock.com.au/
contact.html Author, Simon Haynes will send you 3 or 4 magnets and a
couple of bookmarks. Keep one magnet for yourself, and give three
away!)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. (I'll attach an Australian stamp instead.) (Addresses
won't be used for marketing.) If you want to check for availability
see: http://www.spacejoc k.com.au/ HalMagnet. html
JOHN FLANAGAN, Australian children's author of the historical/fantasy
series The Rangers Apprentice, has sold the film rights in a seven-
figure deal. Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis is to direct.
http://www.smh. com.au/news/ books/hollywood- exceeds-an- authors-
fantasy/ 2008/05/07/ 1210131064396. html?page= fullpage (Reported on
the Visions List)
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.)
AUSTRALIA IN 2010 (Worldcon bid) is looking for volunteers,
preferably Aussies, to help with Site Selection, help out at the Bid
Table and at our bid parties during Denvention. (q.v. conventions) If
you could spare a couple of hours to help Australia in 2010, we'd be
most grateful. If you're able to help out, e-mail Rose Mitchell,
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
AUSTRALIA IN 2010 Worldcon bid recently announced a change in its US
Agent. US contact is now Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878, Sacramento, CA
95822 USA. (Reported by Rose Mitchell)
ANTICIPATION 2009, the Worldcon held in Montreal, Canada i6-10 August
2009 (q.v. conventions) recently announced that Ralph Bakshi,
creator of films Wizards, Fire and Ice and the first film adaptation
of The Lord of the Rings, would be their Artist Guest of Honour.
During his five-decade career, Ralph Bakshi also worked on TV
programs such as: Rocket Robin Hood, Spiderman, The Mighty Heroes and
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse
RENO LAUNCHES 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.
Buffy Palooza, convention which was to be held in Sydney and
Melbourne in early June will now be held August 9, 9am-6pm, Embassy
Conference Centre, Sydney and 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. (q.v.
CANBERRA FANS! US fan and publisher, Craig Miller will be visiting
Canberra from June 18th until July 6th for work purposes, though if
time permits, he would like the chance to meet up with some Canberra
fans. If anyone's interested in organising a small get-together to
show Craig some of that great canberran hospitality you're all
renowned for, can you contact Edwina at email@example.com, and I'll
put you in contact with Craig.
STEAM ENGINE TIME Issue 8, edited by Jan Stinson and Bruce Gillespie
is available now at http://efanzines.com
FURTHER DOWN: There are quite a few events happening around the
country this month. Make sure you check out the events section
further into the Bullsheet so you don't miss them.
CELESTIAL COBBLER: I've recently added a few more ceramic items to my
website including a spiffy looking rocket ship sandwich plate. 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
SUPERIOR SATURDAY is the latest instalment in the Keys to the Kingdom
series for children by Australian author, GARTH NIX. Will Arthur
Penhaligon be able to wrest the Sixth Key from its immortal guardian?
ISBN 9781741145908 RRP $18.99
THE NINTH CIRCLE , the first novel by ALEX BELL is said to be
like "a James Bond movie or a Jason Bourne novel with angels.".
Published by Gollancz, RRP $32.99.
Gollancz publishing are reissuing some of the most popular fantasy
novels ever written including: MICHAEL MOORCOCK's Eric of Melnibone,
the story of an albino sorcerer-prince, POUL ANDERSON's The Broken
Sword, and ROBERT E. HOWARD's The Conan Chronicles, FRITZ LEIBER's
witty Lankhmar, JACK VANCE's spellbinding Lyonesse, ROGER ZELAZNY's
Chronicles of Amber, HOPE MIRRLEES's Lud-In-The-Mist and JOHN
M.FORD's The Dragon Waiting. RRP $24.99 each.
Gollancz publishing has released a commemorative edition of
H.P.Lovecraft's The NECRONOMICON. This collection offers Lovecraft;s
writings, including the complete Cthulu Mythos cycle in their
original unedited forms. RRP $32.99
DARK WRAITH OF SHANNARA is an original manga tale from TERRY BROOKS
was published by Orbit in April. RRP $22.99
SF WAXES PHILOSOPHICAL, a new anthology of speculative fiction with
philosophical underpinnings features stories from Michael Bishop,
Steven Utley, Ted Kosmatka, Jetse De Vries, Douglas Van Belle and
nine other writers. More details can be found at:
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 is currently experiencing a backlog in processing
stories submitted to them. If you've submitted work to ASIM in the
past month or so, and have received no acknowledgement, please try
contacting us again. If you are considering submitting to ASIM,
please hold off until the backlog has been resolved. Keep
checking .www.andromedaspaceways.com. for updates. Meanwhile, ASIM
issue 35 has been released featuring stories from Geoffrey Maloney,
Lettie Prell, John Plunket, Stu Barrow, Douglas A Van Belle, Aliette
de Bodard, Katherine Woodbury, Lawrence Buentello, Emma-Jean
Stewart, a poem by Helen Patrice, and interviews with leading SF
luminaries Terry Dowling and Iain M Banks. Edited by Simon Petrie,
ASIM 35 should be posted to subscribers early next week. See
www.andromedaspaceways.com to buy print and PDF copies.
ANTIPODEAN SF issue 120 features short short fiction (500 words or
less) from the following writers: David Such, Melanie Rees,
Christopher Elston, Susan Partridge, Shaun A. Saunders, Daniel S. S.
Santos, Cheyenne Warlock, Paul Ryan, Frank Roger and David Price.
See www.antisf.com for full details.
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. The latest edition of Out of the Bin Jan-
March 08 acknowledges the work Bruce Gillespie has done to put
Australian fanzines on the world map via ANZAPA (q.v.) It also notes
that Merv has been active in fandom and bookselling for over 50 years
FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile
Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. (Current
tally $2.) Books looking for new homes:A-Team colouring and activity
books: Dragon on a Pedestal by Piers Anthony, 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. Wings in the Night, a vampire romance trilogy plus bonus
short story by Maggie Shayne. Silhouette publication. WILL SELL AS A
CHEAP JOB LOT IF YOU'RE INTERESTED- Edwina.
Art cards by Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton also for sale. E-
mail Edwina Harvey at edwinafan@yahoo. com (Donations of books always
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH:
American author Robert Asprin, writer of the humourous MythAdventures
and Phule series of books, creator of the shared world anthology,
Thieves World, and co-author of Mirror Friend Mirror Foe in
collaboration with George Takei, passed away on 22nd May. (Reported
by Ted Scribner.)
SOLDIERING ON: Australian author and recently turned zombiephile,
Chuck McKenzie recently had to relinquish his driver's licence due to
deteriorating eyesight. Fortunately, Chuck is still very active in
the writing and promoting front, particularly for the Australian
Horror Writers Association.
RECOVERING: Australian author and Inkspillers website co-ordinator,
Tony Plank, is just beginning to recover from a bad case of shingles
that has laid him low for the past 8 weeks.
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.net.au/~dwcv.
*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: June 20th, July 18th, Aug 15th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st,
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
ANIMANIA, Sydney 23-24 August 2008 Brisbane 20 September 2008
(Further details tba at www.animania.net.au) (Details reported by
Melbourne Anime Festival, Manifest 2008, 26-28 September 2008.
Melbourne, Vic. Further information forthcoming at
http://www.manifest.org.au (Reported 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 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.)
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS : Until June 14th Sydney Opera House. Tickets
from $45 (children) - $299.(Average price range $99-$110). 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
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...
http://www.theartsc entre.com. au/what's-on/event. aspx?id=1053
(reported by Lousie Angrilli. Relayed by Thomas Bull.)
DR WHO CLUB OF AUSTRALAI NSW EVENTS: WHODUNNIT? SUNDAY JUNE 15th
11 AM - 6PM. THEY'RE BACK, SUNDAY JULY 13th, 11 AM - 6PM. Drummoyne
RSL 162 Victoria Rd Drummoyne (Sydney) Adults - $10, DWCA/FSF
members - $8, Children under 16 - $6. Concession please deduct $1.For
further information go to www.doctorwhoaustralia.org or email
ADELAIDE POP FESTIVAL /SCIENCE WEEK 16-24 August, South Australian
Museum. SF memorabilia, workshops, Trivia night, Costume Ball. See
www.starshipmawson.com or phone 0431262257 for more details.
VORTEX SF. SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
SUPANOVA: Australia's largest Pop Culture Expo, (Comics, cosplay,
games, toys, authors & more) offering activities for the whole family.
SUPANOVA SYDNEY: June 20-22, The Dome, Olympic Park,Homebush.
(Jennifer Fallon, Marianne De Pierres among the GoH's)
SUPANOVA PERTH: June 27-29. Claremont Showgrounds.(Tickets can be
booked through Ticketek. See http://www.supanova.com.au for more
THE MEDIEVAL IMAGINATION is a display of over 90 illuminated
manuscripts from the 8th to the 16th centuries open daily from 10-5
at the State Library of Victoria until 15th June.
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
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.)
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
CONRUNNER 2008, 28-29 June 08, Britannia Hotel, Wolverhampton, UK. A
convention about running conventions. Membership 25 pounds.
Vegas Trek 2008 Departs Australia on August 5 - 2008 Tours Los
Angeles and Las Vegas including a five day pass to the Vegas Star
Trek convention Organised by Vortex Events Tour information
DENVENTION 3: 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 convention.) February 2009
(Reported by Thomas Bull.). See Website: http://ausdwcon.org/
AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide. Queens Birthday Long
weekend, 2009. No details available about GoHs or venue as at
Swancon. Closing ceremony - Edwina
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 will be held in 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
email@example.com for information about paypal and credit card
payments. See http://www.australia2010.org/ or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
homepage: http://www.collecti ngbooksandmagazines.com
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