13th May 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
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THE NEWS FROM SUSSEX
Lucy Sussex notes " This year's Youth Literature section of the
Victorian Writer's Festival in October will have the theme of 'What
if?' and will nod in the direction of sf. All Australian authors
invited either appear in the Omnibus sf anthologies, or have written
young adult sf: Victor Kelleher, Gillian Rubinstein, Cathy Jinks,
Brian Caswell, L. Sussex. British author Annie Dalton will also
guest." Lucy's novel DEERSNAKE is due for release in July (Lucy
feels this date optimistic) and has a Marilyn Pride cover. Lucy is
collecting nominations for next year's Tiptree award. She wants
examples of Oz sf or fantasy, published in 1994, short or long
fiction, that explore notions of gender. Info 13 Frederick Street,
Brunswick, VIC 3056.
NICHOLLS ON HUGO BALLOT
Conadian, the 1994 Worldcon, has released the Hugo ballot form. The
only Australian presence is Peter Nicholls co-editor of THE
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION Full details in Thyme #97 (see
below) which also lists the 1994 Nebula Award winners. (Thylacon GoH
Kim Stanley Robinson picked up best novel for RED MARS ) Two
Australians in Fanthology
Mark Loney is planning to have two Australians represented in the
1990 Fanthology—Bruce Gillespie & Michelle Muijsert. Fanthologies are
published for Corflu, the annual fanzine fan convention.
Echo Base Hoth is a Victorian SF Bulletin Board, operating 24 hours
per day on (03) 563-1323. It is a Fidonet node and seems like a
pleasant place to visit, apart from the fact that its Sysop can't
STARFEST Media, June 18-19 (Brisbane) June 25-26 (Melbourne)
Melbourne—Southern Cross, Brisbane—Mayfair Crest, GsoH Majel
Barrett-Roddenberry & Dave McDonnell, Att $60, Bookings: Melbourne—
HOLODICTION Star Trek June 18-19 Sydney GoH Michael Dorn. (02)
CONFUSION '94 W. A. convention. 15-17 July Perth International Hotel.
GsoH Sylvia Anderson, Lewis Morley, Marilyn Pride & Danny Heap.Att
$50, Supp $20 P.O. Box 190, Mt Lawley, 6050
CONDUCKTOR 6-7 August level 5, Union Building Adelaide University
TREXPO, Star Trek, 21 August, Austrek GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne 3001
COMEDYCON, Media Comedy?, 16-18 September, Tradewinds Hotel Maroubra,
GoH Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf), $70, P.O. Box 627, Ryde, 2112.
CONQUEST 94, Star Trek 23-25 September Lennon's Hotel Brisbane GsoH
Jonathan del Arco & Richard Arnold, Att $80 till 30/4/94. GPO Box
1376 Brisbane 4001
SURVIVAL 94 Dr Who convention, 25-27 November Novotel on Collins
GsoH Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred & Kate Orman. $85/3day $25
Banquet. PO Box 804, Croydon 3136 Ace@csource.pronet.com
VOYAGER Star Trek 30/12/94—1/1/95. GoH Dwight Schultz. Hilton on the
Park Melbourne $85/3day $45 Banquet G.P.O. Box 474 Rosebud 3939.
NOVACON '95 Dr Who, 13-15 January 1995, Radisson Hotel Newcastle,GoH
John Levine $70 to 27/5/94 P.O. Box 140, Kotara Fair 2289
CONCINNITY '95 January 27-29 1995, Melbourne, Att $60-00 until
1/7/94. Ali Kayn GPO Box 972G, Melbourne, 3001.
SWANCON '95 W.A. regional April 13-17 1995. Perth Sheraton Hotel. GoH
Pat Cadigan. Att $50. P.O. Box 318 Nedlands 6009
FORCE ONE (1st National Star Wars Con) 15-17 April 1995, Melbourne
Sheraton, GsoH Steve Sansweet, Hugh Fleming. $110. P.O. Box 118
THYLACON 1995 Lit NatCon,June 9-12 1995, Wrest Point Hotel Casino,
Hobart. GsoH Kim Stanley Robinson, Peter Nichols and Grant Stone.
$60-00 to 1/1/95. Sup $20-00. Voting $5-00. GPO Box 580D, Melbourne
MUTAGEN '96 January 26-29 1996, Dr Who Att $80-00. GPO Box 910G
FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION/ CONFUSION 96/SWANCON 21 Lit/Media
NatCon Easter 1996. University of W.A.Supp $15.
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY GROUP Sf discussion. 15 Shade
Place Lugarno NSW 02 534 3595. May 21st 2-00pm. Computers in science
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY Sf discussion. Friday May 27th "Humour in
SF" Room 3 YWCA cnr Liverpool & Wentworth Sydney 7-00pm (Dinner at
The Lantern Restaurant, 515 Kent St, Sydney. 5-30pm.)
GARGOYLE CLUB Horror artists & writers. Back Garden The Royal
Exhibition Hotel . First Friday of each month.
NEWCASTLE STAR TREK SOCIETY Terry Shadwell Ph 049 489992 or Robert
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY IN-FRIENDS Media. Fridays 6:30pm Building
17, Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley Campus
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB May 13th Sausage Sizzle, May 20th
Video, May 27th Lego Competition 7.30 pm, St David's Hall, 74
Melville Rd, West Brunswick.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA May 14th Troughton Day St Luke's Church
Dorcas Street Sth Melbourne 12-30 to 5pm. GPO Box 4782UU,
AUSTREK, Star Trek, May 21st Bowling Day, Southern Cross Bowling
Centre 10-am to 5-00 pm, (Joint event with Gallifrey)
ENTERPRISE Star Trek, May 21st St Luke's Church Hall, Dorcas Street
Sth Melbourne, 1-5pm 03-384-1918
GALLIFREY May 28th 1pm—5pm. Videos. St Michael's Church Hall, North
NOVA MOB Sf natter June 1 Wynne Whiteford; Trends in fantasy; Erawan
Restaurant 205 Swan St Richmond 6-00pm. Meeting:— Alan Stewart's
place 8-00pm. (03) 429-8354
TIME TREKKERS SF Club of Central Vict 3rd June. Community House 21
Carpenter St, Bendigo. P.O. Box 934, Bendigo 3550
SKYFORCE, Star Wars, June 11th 1pm -5pm St Mark's Church Hall,
Camberwell. PO Box 118, Springvale 3171.
DANDENONG VALLEY S.F. & FUTURIST SOCIETY Dandenong Library
Conference Room. June 14th Quiz 8-00 pm. Ann McGann 63 Woodside
Ave, Frankston, 3199
MELBOURNE HORROR SOCIETY Maori Chief Hotel Sth Melbourne. First
Thursday of month 7.30p.m. Chris Masters 03-509-5366
CANBERRA SF SOCIETY, May 19, TAFE Restaurant, Reid, 7:30pm. Ken Ward
PO Box 47 Civic Square 2608. (06) 288 6391.
CRITICAL MASS SF group.June 1st 8-00pm John Foyster on "The
Arkansas Fellow Traveller"—Donald Harrington. SA Writers' Centre, 242
Pirie Street, Adelaide. Damien Warman 08-382-7128
Conquest Club Media May 29th Metro Arts Centre, 109 Edwards St
Brisbane. 12-00—5-00pm. GPO Box 1376, Brisbane 4001
FROG ON A CASHBOX half-arsed innuendo from anonymous gutless
ETHEL THE AARDVARK #54 Clubzine, Paul Ewins for the MSFC, P.O. Box
212, World Trade Centre Vic 3005 The usual,MSFC or $10-00 for six
THE TOTAL ANIMAL SOUP OF TIME #9 Terry Frost, perzine, 26 Head St
Balwyn 3103. The usual or Terry's list of the unusual.
THYME #97 Alan Stewart, P.O. Box 222, World Trade Centre, Melbourne,
3005. $12/year. Includes Australian Science Fiction News, Artychoke &
THE MENTOR #84 Ron Clarke P.O. Box K940 Haymarket 2000. Fiction,
articles & poetry. $10/4 or the usual. With Sydney Futurian
Duff May 31st
ANZAPA June 3rd-
Hugo Ballots August 6th (postmarked by July 31st)
Guff March 31st 1995
Matthew Proctor, Ian Dix, Internet, Lucy Sussex, Alan Stewart, Robert
McGregor, Thyme, Yvonne Rousseau, Ron Clarke
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