18th March 1994
A fast, grubby and frequent little science fiction newsletter
produced for the Australian National Science Fiction Association by
Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA
Postal subscriptions $5-50 for ten issues.
Available for items of juicy gossip. E-mail copies free. Ask to be
put on the mailing list, or grab it from aus.sf on Internet.
George Turner's Genetic Soldier is due from Avonova in July. Sean
McMullen's Voices in the Night from Aphelion—to be launched at
Constantinople—is Book One of Great Winter. Permutation City, Greg
Egan's new one from Millenium is due for release in the U.K. in
April. It should reach here in July/August. The February '94 issue of
Tomorrow features two Australian stories:—part one of "Dance to the
Sun" by William Esrac and "Bagataway" by Mustafa Zahirovic (A
Melbourne writer, according to the editorial blurb)
In the week after Constantinople announced that Colin Baker would no
longer be attending the convention, Channel Two ran voice overs after
their early morning screenings of Dr Who, announcing that he was
going to be at the convention.
IN THE MEDIA
Lost in Space's Jonathan Harris appeared on Hinch, TVTV, Hey Hey It's
Saturday (Was Lewis Morley in the robot?) and in the Herald Sun
11/3/94. The article also plugged the up-coming Voyager convention.
Terry Dowling reviews George Turner's The Destiny Makers among other
books in The Weekend Australian 12/13 March 1994.
DUFF candidate Ron Clarke has published the thirtieth anniversary
issue of The Mentor!!! (See fanzine listing for details.)
CONSTANTINOPLE 1994 Media/General Natcon, April 1-4 , Southern Cross
Hotel Melbourne. GsoH William Gibson, Bruce Gillespie, Bean & Medge.
Att $110, P.O. Box 212, World Trade Centre, Melbourne, 3005
INTERA.C.T. Media convention, 22-25 April 1994, National Convention
Centre Canberra, Att $80-00 until 31/3/94 GPO Box 2080 Canberra ACT
SILICON New Zealand National Convention June 3-6 1994 Bentley's
Hotel, Dunedin, New Zealand,GsoH Barbara Hamby (pro), Tom Cardy
(fan), PO Box 333, Dunedin, N.Z.
STARFEST Media, June 18-19 (Brisbane) June 25-26 (Melbourne)
Melbourne: Southern Cross Hotel, Brisbane Mayfair Crest Hotel, GsoH
Majel Barret & Dave McDonnell, Att $60, Bookings: Bass in
Melbourne—Ticketworld in Brisbane.
CONFUSION '94 Western Australian convention incorporating Swancon 19,
15-17 July 1994, Perth International Hotel. GoH Gerry Anderson. Att
$50-00 until January 31st. P.O. Box 190, Mt Lawley, 6050
SURVIVAL 94 Dr Who convention, 25-27 November 1994. Novotel Melbourne
on Collins GsoH Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred. P.O. Box 804,
Croydon, 3136 E-Mail : Ace@csource.pronet.com
VOYAGER Star Trek 30/12/94—1/1/95. GsoH Jonathan Frakes, Dwight
Schultz. Hilton on the Park Melbourne G.P.O. Box 474 Rosebud 3939
CONCINNITY '95 January 27-29 1995, Melbourne, Venue & GsoH t.b.a ,
Att $50-00 until 7/4/95. Ali Kayn GPO Box 972G, Melbourne, 3001.
SWANCON '95 W.A. regional April 13-17 1995. Sheraton Perth Hotel. GoH
Pat Cadigan. Att $50. P.O. Box 318 Nedlands 6009
MUTAGEN '96 January 26-29 1996, Dr Who convention bidding for the
right to be the 1996 Media Natcon. Att $80-00. GPO Box 910G Melbourne
CONQUEST New Zealand NatCon April 14th-17th 1995, Mt Richmond Manor
Inn, Auckland, New Zealand, GsoH Vonda N. McIntyre, Roger Zelazny,
Richard Taylor PO Box 26-311, Auckland, New Zealand
GARGOYLE CLUB horror artists & writers. Back Garden The Royal
Exhibition Hotel, 86 Chambers St, Surrey Hills, NSW. First Friday of
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY GROUP Sf discussion group. 15
Shade Place Lugarno NSW. Saturday 26th March 2.00pm. SF & Fantasy
CIA(Curtin Imagination Association) Space opera freeform(?) March
26th 7pm. Peter (09) 361-9808
West Lodge W.A. Dr Who, 1pm Saturday April 9th. Collins St Centre
South Perth. Brian (09) 316-3260
Westrek W.A. Star Trek, 7.30pm Friday March 25th, 82 Beaufort St
Northbridge. Ray Raspa (09) 362-5713
THE MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB Friday 25th March at 7.30 pm, St
David's Hall, 74 Melville Rd, West Brunswick.
ENTERPRISE Star Trek March 19th St Luke's Church Hall, Sth Melbourne,
1-5pm. P.O. Box 466, World Trade Centre, 3005. (ph) 03-384-1918
AUSTREK/GALLIFREY ZOO DAY Royal Melbourne Zoo, March 26th. Meeting
11-45am to 12-15pm; Eating at 2-00pm.
NOVA MOB Wednesday April 6th. Dirk Strasser. Erawan Restaurant 205
Swan St Richmond at 6-00pm. Meeting at Alan Stewart's place at
THE DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA Saturday April 9th St Luke's Church
Dorcas Street Sth Melbourne 12-30pm to 5ish. GPO Box 4782UU,
THE DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION & FUTURIST SOCIETY Dandenong
Public Library Conference Room. Tuesday April 5th 7-30pm to 10-00pm.
Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199
GALLIFREY BBC Telefantasy club. April 26th. BBQ, activities & videos.
St Michael's Church Hall, North Carlton.
MILLENIUM A science fiction play by Gallifrey member Charles
McKenzie. Powerhouse Theatre Albert Park Vict. March 31st, April 1 &
2 & 6-9 8pm. $10/$5
STAR TREK MARATHONS The Glasshouse Theatrette 360 Swanston Street
Melbourne. 6:30pm Saturday April 9th.
MELBOURNE HORROR SOCIETY The Maori Chief Hotel Sth Melbourne. April
7th 7.30p.m. Chris Masters 03-509-5366
TIME TREKKERS Media? Community House 21 Carpenter St, Bendigo. First
Friday of month. Contact P.O. Box 934, Bendigo 3550
VICTREX STAR TREK? Seymour Scout Hall Howe St Seymour. Bi-monthly.
Larry Kostopoulos 2a Grattan St Seymour 3660 057-92-1996
CANBERRA SF SOCIETY, April 7, ANU Chem LT2, 7:30pm. Fortnightly on
Thursdays alternating between ANU Chem LT2 and restaurants. Runs a
short story competition, book ordering service, Newsletter and
library. Contact Ken Ward PO Box 47 Civic Square 2608. (06) 288
CRITICAL MASS SF discussion group. April 6th 8-00pm SA Writers'
Centre, 242 Pirie Street, Adelaide. Zorin Bekric Gender Demographics
& SF Dinner before hand at the East End Coffee House. Damien Warman
CONQUEST CLUB Media? Sunday March 27th. Metro Arts Centre, 109
Edwards St Brisbane. GPO Box 1376, Brisbane 4001
THE TOTAL ANIMAL SOUP OF TIME #7 Terry Frost, perzine, 26 Head St
Balwyn 3103. For the usual or Terry's list of the unusual.
SONIC SCREWDRIVER #82 David Richardson for Dr Who Club of Vict. $12
for six issues GPO Box 4782UU, Melbourne,3001
BUSSWARBLE #14 Michael Hailstone, 14 Bolden Street, Heidelberg,
3084. Perzine For the usual.
THE MENTOR #83 Ron Clarke P.O. Box K940 Haymarket 2000. Stunning
cover on this 30th Anniversary Issue. Fiction, articles & poetry.
$10/4 or the usual.
THYME #96 Alan Stewart, P.O. Box 222, World Trade Centre, Melbourne,
3005. $12/year. Includes Australian Science Fiction News, Artychoke &
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #200 Star Trek club-zine, Katharine Shade for
Austrek GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne 3001, $22-00/year.
RON'S THE ONE John Foyster P.O. Box 3086 Grenfell St Adelaide 5000
DUFF campaign-zine promoting Ron Clarke's candidacy.
Ditmars & Asfmas April 2nd
Duff April 30th
Justin Ackroyd, Matthew Proctor, Lawrie Brown, Thyme, Ron Clarke,
DEADLINE FOR #6
Tuesday March 29th. Distribution date Friday April 1st(Ha,ha! Fooled
you!!!) at Constantinople.