The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 79 – October 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 79
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
EOIN COLFER, author of the ARTEMIS FOWL series for YA readers has
been commissioned to write a new instalment of THE HITCH HIKERS GUIDE
TO THE GALAXY to be released next year. This will be the 6th book in
the Hitch-hikers "Trillogy", arriving 9 years after the last in the
sequence, Mostly Harmless, was published. And 8 years after the death
of the series' original author, Douglas Adams. Adams's widow, Jane
Belson, is said to be "delighted" that the HHG series will continue.
The book has the working title of "And Another Thing", and continues
the story of Arthur Dent. The full article can be viewed at:
http://www.news. com.au/story/ 0,23599,24364649 -5014239, 00.html
(spotted by Edwina)
DR WHO (spin-off) fans will be pleased to hear that Nickelodeon has
confirmed it has picked up the rights to The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The show will premiere Friday October 31 at 7pm.
(Reported by Dallas Jones.)
RESISTANCE is a new science fiction action-adventure film, with a
planned follow-on television series to be shot in Australia. It is
the story of a covert attempt by aliens from outer space to take over
the Earth, and a guerilla-style battle to stop them when most of the
world won't believe the threat exists. A band of super-smart
teenagers at the centre of this conflict have to save the world while
also dealing with school, hormones and dating. Production on the
Resistance feature is expected to start later this year. See
www.thatsawrap. com.au for more details. (Reported by Craig Miller.)
THE PAUL HAINES CANCER TREATMENT APPEAL: At last reading of
girliejones live journal site, the Pail Haines appeal had raised
$24,600 - well over target! The Art That Scares You auction also
raised over $4,000 for the appeal. Congratulations on a job well done
to all those who organised and participated in this appeal.
The fundraising continues in Melbourne with the Knock one back at
the Metropolitan Hotel (William St, Melbourne) from 7pm, Thurs,
October 23rd and help Paul Haines knock cancer on the head. The night
will feature live entertainment by Corrupted Funk and New Zealand
jazz sensation Kate Martin. There'll be lucky door prizes & auctions
COST: $25 a ticket, payment required on booking. RSVP to Marney on 03
9936 3557 or marney.dickerson@ pacmicro. com.au Please include credit
card details for ticket payment. Payment on the night is required for
GUFF 2008 (Get Up Fan Fund, the opposite to DUFF, the Down Under Fan
Fund) race is now on to send a lucky candidate/s from Australasia to
Europe. Candidates are: Sue Ann Barber and Trevor Clark, Norah Ding,
and Alisa Krasnostein. You can vote via Paypal or download and send
in a completed ballot with a cheque or money order. Voting ends 24
November. See http://www.users. on.net/~juliette woods/guff2008. html
for full details.
MARGO LANAGAN will be in conversation with Garth Nix and promoting
her latest book, Tender Morsels at Kinokuniya Bookshop, George St,
Sydney pn Thursday October 9th, 6.30 pm (Reported on the Allen &
RUSSELL BLACKFORD has a 15,000 word entry on American Science Fiction
included in the new four-volume, "Books and Beyond: The Greenwood
Encyclopedia of New American Reading" to be published in October by
Greenwood Press. Russell also wrote the entry on Australian Science
Fiction that appeared in the Camden House Companion to Australian
Literature Since 1900, as well as the entry on Science Fiction in
the on-line Literary Encyclopedia.
CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Newsome whose book, The Billionaire' s
Curse won the inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Writing Prize of
Australian author, ASTRID COOPER's publisher, Exstasy Books, has
released some promotional material for Astrid's new spec-fic romance
book, Starlight which will be in print in Australia later in the
year. They can be viewed at http://www.cafepres s.com/extasy If anyone
wants to order any of these limited edition promotional items they
can do so by e-mailing asti16@bigpond. com
ALTAIR AUSTRALIA LITERARY AGENCY no longer accepts general MS
submissions. All considered work is now via invite or professional
recommendation. Effective immediately. The agency noted: " After
reading 4000 manuscripts, signing 27 authors and selling 8 books, it
has become quite apparent the volume of general submissions is not
creating viable returns." (Relayed by Chuck McKenzie on the
LEIGH BLACKMORE has compiled a catalogue of books to sell as a
fundraiser for TIDE, a literary magazine being produced by Wollongong
University. If you would like to receive a copy of the sales list, e-
mail Leigh at lvxnox@gmail. com, or see Leigh at Conflux (q.v.
RISKY LUNAR LOVE, (SYDNEY) an irreverent musical comedy about a sexy
alien invader who manipulates two rival science fiction writers in
an attempt to destroy the earth is playing until 4th October at
Carriage Works, Bay 20, 245 Wilson St, Everleigh (aka The Everleigh
Railway worksheds between Redfern & Macdonaldtown railway stations,
Sydney.) You have to be over 18 to attend performances due to "some
naughty tentacle spanking" that goes on through the show. Ticket
prices range from $30 - $55. See www.riskylunarlove. com or
www.carriageworks. com.au for full details. Apparently if you phone
1300 723 038 and quote the promotional code "Lunar" you can get $15
tickets on certain nights. (Reported by Edwina, who was given a
VAMP (Sydney) Somewhere between Hammer Horror and In bed With
Madonna, Kiss or Kill? What's the difference? Vamp is a new musical
starring Meow Meow & Iain Grandage at The Studio, Sydney Opera House
until Oct 5th. Tickets $22-$39. See www.sydneyoperarhou se.com or
phone 02 9250 7777.
CELESTIAL COBBLER will have a stall at the Malabar Community Markets
on 25th October, and 29th November, at 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! I'm
usually "down the back", go through the arch where the canteen is.
Come and see my ceramics and silk craft & look at all the other
wonderful stalls. I'll also be at Conflux from Friday to Sunday!
(q.v. conventions. )Hope to see a few of you there! EH
WE'RE MOVING! The web version of the Bullsheet will soon have a new
address. Watch this space for more thrilling details!
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
DREAMING AGAIN, edited by Jack Dann, is the new collection of 35 SF,
fantasy & dark fantasy stories from Peter M. Ball, Lee Battersby,
John Birmingham, Jenny Blackford, Russell Blackford, Adam Brown,
Simon Brown, Trudi Canavan, Isobelle Carmody, Paul Collins, Rowena
Cory Daniells, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Rjurik Davidson, Stephen
Dedman, Sara Douglass, Terry Dowling, Jason Fischer, Ben Francisco,
Christopher Green, Richard Harland, Trent Jamieson, Margo Lanagan,
Rosaleen Love, Chris Lynch, Sean McMullen, Jason Nahrung, Garth Nix,
Cecily Scutt, Angela Slatter, Aaron Sterns, Dirk Strasser, Lucy
Sussex, Janeen Webb, Kim Westwood and Kim Wilkins Voyager. RRP $39.99
ARMAGEDDON IN RETROSPECT a collection of 12 unpublished writings of
KURT VONNEGUT will be (has been? EH) published on the first
anniversary of his death
THE LAST WHALE is a new non-fiction book by CHRIS PASH looking at the
lives of Australia's last whalers, and the people who set out to
stop them. Published by Freemantle Press. ISBN13 9781921361326 RRP
TENDER MORSELS, the long awaited novel from award winning novelist,
MARGO LANAGAN, is published in October through Allen & Unwin. RRP
BLACKSHIPS is a new fantasy novel by JO GRAHAM. Daughter of a slave
plundered from fallen Troy, Gull is an oracle. Only she can dare the
Gates of the Underworld to lead Prince Aeneas to his destiny.
Published by Orbit in September. ISBN 9781841496993 RRP $22.99
FLOOD is the new book by STEPHEN BAXTER. The world is drowning and
there is nowhere left on earth to go. Gollancz. $32.99
THE WINGLESS BOY is the collected title for two novels bound into one
book written by JAY AMORY. Groundlings have toiled for hundreds of
years, sending their tithes via great elevators to the Ascended Ones
who dwell in Cloud Cities floating high above them. This author seems
to write chapters the length of flash fiction in this 600 page book!
Published by Gollancz. $35.
MOON CALLED is a new urban fantasy novel by PATRICIA BRIGGS. Shape-
shifter and mechanic Mercy Thompson spends her spare time tinkering
with a VW bus that belongs to a vampire. Her next-door neighbour is
an alpha werewolf and her connections are about to get her into a
whole lot of trouble. Orbit. RRP $19.99.
THE WAY OF SHADOWS is the first book in the Night Angel Trilogy by
new author, BRENT WEEKS. For Durzo Blint assassination is an art. The
perfect killer has no friends. Only targets. Orbit. RRP $19.99
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 masquessubmissions@ gmail.com.
Submissions of internal b& w artwork also sought.E-mail to
masquescsfg@ gmail.com (Reported on the Visions list.)
SATIRICA, an anthology of dark and satirical fiction is now available
from Cowboy Logic Press.see http://www.cowboylo gic.net/CLP_
Books.htm (Reported by Paul Mannering 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
exec@brokensea. com. 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.cutwater journal.blogspot .com/_ (Reported by
Ben Payne on the Visions List.)
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 36 ,edited by Lucy Zinkiewicz and Tehani
Wessely, featuring fiction from Cat Sparks, Cathy Bryant, Aimee
Smith, Maggie Della Rocca, Rachel Swirsky, Lisa Mantchev, Ann
Leckie, Janeen Samuel, Grant Stone, Shane Nelson; poetry from: Lee
Battersby and Michael Merriam PLUS an interview with Greg Egan is
still available in print and PDF formats. As the ASIM website has
had as many ups and downs as the stock-exchange lately, ASIM 36 will
be available for sale a little longer.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS PUBLISHING CO-OP is having a RECRUITMENT DRIVE
for new co-op members. Co-op members pays $100 a year (includes a
subscription to the magazine,) and get hands-on experience in reading
and grading slush submissions, proof-reading, sub-editing, editing,
sales, promotions, advertising etc. If you've wanted to try your hand
at being involved in an independent small press magazine, here's your
chance to try! Contact Edwina at celestialcobbler@ hotmail.com for
ANTIPODEAN SF issue 124 features short short fiction (500 words or
less) from the following writers: Sharif Oerton, Richard Ridyard,
Gwyn Gordon, Shaun A. Saunders, Wes Parish, Camille Picott, David
Kernot, David Mcveigh & Chris Kakris. See www.antisf.com for full
BLACK, ISSUE 2 of Australia's Dark Culture magazine e is out now, and
features Rob Hood interviewing George A Romero at the Melbourne
International Film Festival, a review of Supanova, Sydney
including a Q and A with Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, behind
the scenes on Hellboy 2, and a feature about the flash mob/zombie
lurch phenomenon. Black is available from selected newsagents and
specialty shops, or buy direct at www.blackmag. com.au. (Reported by
Gary Kemble on the Visions List.)
SPECUSPHERE 04 offers info on new books, including publishers Tor,
Gollancz and Fort Street, fiction from David Such Ashley Hibbert &
Damian Kane, news and reviews. See www.specusphere. com to fully
appreciate the issue.
CONCATENATION' S autumnal season posting, bursting with news of SF
books, films & TV from the British Isles & Europe - and with a
special mention of the NZ and Australian cons in 2010 is now up at
http://www.concaten ation.org/ whatsnew. html
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:
SERIOUSLY ILL: Melbourne fan and ANZAPA member, CLIVE NEWALL was
diagnosed with idiopathic pulminory fibrosis about three years ago.
It is a degenerative disease with no known cause or cure. Drugs
slowed its progress for over two years but the only solution is a
double lung transplant. Clive's condition has deteriorated to the
point where his doctors do not think he will survive an operation. He
was recently in intensive care in a weak but stable condition. Only a
dramatic improvement in his health would allow him to be eligible for
a transplant operation. (reported by his partner, LynC)
EMMA HAWKES safely delivered a baby girl (known on Emma's blog page
as "Pearl") into the world on 13th May. Mother and Bub doing well,
despite a few dramas along the way.
ALEXANDER OZ, (aka LEX) born to Danny Oz and Sharon Moseley on
August 23rd. (Thanks to James Allen for this info.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To GWYNNE WESSELY who turns 3 this month!
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Membership to the MSFC is $30
single, or $40 family/household or overseas), and $20 for interstate
p.a. Upcoming Meetings: Oct 10: Helena Binns on 50 years of
Melbourne fandom, Oct 17: Author Night: Narelle M. Harris, Nov 7: A
tribute to Ian Gunn. For further details check the MSFC website at
www.vicnet.net. au/~msfc. (Thanks to James Allen for the membership
update & Thomas Bull for the meeting information. )
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:
corporate@doctorwho australia. 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: jmkemp@bigpond. net.au. 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
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)
SYDCON 2008 is a roleplaying convention to be held over the October
long weekend at St Scholastica' s High School (Infinitas newsletter)
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES (QLD) will be holding a SF month in
their Logan North branch in November. Please contact Amanda Platt,
Reference Librarian, Logan North, Logan City Council Libraries Ph:
(07) 3826 5440, Fx: (07) 3219 9398, e-mail:
amandaplatt@ logan.qld. gov.au,
www.logan.qld. gov.au/LCC/ residents/ libraries
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 afternoons. 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/Victorian a/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: callisto@gmail. com or check out
http://wastelandcon .blogspot. com/
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.
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
CONTINUUM 5. Continuum 5 Galaxies by Gaslight, Friday 14 to
Sunday16th August 2009. At the Ether Conference Centre of the Mercure
Hotel Welcome 265-281 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne . Postal
address: Continuum 5 GPO Box 603, Melbourne, VIC 3001 (Thanks to
James Allen for the update!)
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.
AUSSIECON 4 Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 Melbourne,
Australia. 3001. US AGENT: Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878,
Sacramento, CA 95822 USA, UK Agents Eve & John Harvey, European
Agent: Vince Docherty.
The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
RENO 2011 Worldcon bid. The intergalactic travel agents of Reno
Convention Fandom, Inc. are delighted to announce a bid to host the
69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17-21) in
the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada. See what Reno
has to offer at or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you
want to support this Worldcon bid. 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.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! !
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
http://www.collecti ngbooksandmagazi nes.com
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.
Enquiries: kopperkat@gmail. com
If you want a great fanzine resource offering fanzines in PDF format,
go to http://efanzines. com where Bill Burns hosts the electronic
versions of a wide variety of the world's best fanzines. Australians
whose fanzines are available include Bill Wright, Bruce Gillespie,
Kim Huett and Ron Clarke.
The Bullsheet is available as a FREE monthly e-mail through the
AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-
subscribe@yahoogrou ps.com. The Bullsheet is also
available as a snail-mail subscription for 24x55 cent stamps sent to
Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your news e-
mail to edwinafan@yahoo. com,
Looking for hand-made original ceramics and silk with a SF or Fantasy
theme? Check CELESTIAL COBBLER CERAMICS (still at)
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid