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 (e-mail:
Postal subscriptions $6-00 for ten issues the increase due to new format.(Cheques 
made out to Marc Ortlieb please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip. 
E-mail copies free. Ask to be put on the mailing list, or grab it from aus.sf on 
Internet or Psibaud  (03) 804 3205.   

Don Ashby reports that Paul Voermans has sold THE WEIRD COLONIAL BOY  and AND 
DISREGARDS THE REST  to Heyne, a German publisher, for a five figure sum. Paul 
figures that he should start writing the things in German to start off with. 
Don encountered Australian author Keith Taylor, living in Avondale Heights. 
Lucy Sussex reports that Dave Luckett has sold a total of four books to Omnibus, 
either children's fiction or for remedial readers. In addition, her story "Quartet 
in Death Minor"  appeared in The Australian 5/1/95.  ( The story came from The 
Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories, but Lucy hasn't received her contributor's 
copy yet. The anthology was reviewed in the Saturday Age 20/1/95)  In yet another 
comment, Lucy notes that Harper Collins Australia have started an sf line called 
Prism. Bloodsongs #3, an Australian Horror magazine,  is out and features material 
by Robert Hood, Steven Paulson and Kirstyn McDermott.

John Gaspar has opened Anubis Books P.O. Box A857 Sydney South 2000. 

Melbourne fan Karen Small was interviewed on A Current Affair 24/1/95. Nope, 
nothing to do with sf, quizzes or MUSFA. Karen is an exponent of the country dance 
style called boot scooting. Versatile mob fans

Donna Heenan is the only candidate for FFANZ this year.

Apollo Zammit's The Australian Science Fiction Database, containing information 
on clubs and fans in Australia,  is available for $5-00 from Apollo P.O. Box 8235 
Northlands Centre 3072. Ali Kayn, meanwhile, has published The Science Fiction Fan 
Resource Book, containing articles about various aspects of fantasy, science 
fiction and horror in Australia, plus club and fanzine listings. An impressive 
tome with articles by such luminaries as Bruce Gillespie, Peter Nichols, Chris 
Masters, Sue Bursztynski, Ian Gunn. Available for $15-00 plus $1-50 postage from 
Ali Kayn, GPO Box 972G Melbourne 3001. With these two and Ian & Kerri 's 
Australian Fan Diary, you too can be the complete fan.

The Foundation held its AGM on January 22nd. Elected to office were Donna Heenan 
(Pres), Richard Hryckiewicz, (Vice-Pres) Cath Ortlieb (Sec), Carey Handfield (Treas), 
Jane Tisell (Membership) and LynC (Publicity). The Foundation is looking for 
nominations for The Chandler Award, for outstanding achievement in Australian 
Science Fiction. Previous winners were Van Ikin, Merv Binns and George Turner. 
Send suggestions and information to P.O. Box 4024 University of Melbourne 3052.

Force One has changed its venue from the Melbourne Sheraton to the Town House.

There have been rumours of various kerfuffles surrounding the cancellation of 
Concinnity and the postponement of Voyager, with bogus phone calls to hotels, 
people being pressured into showing financial accounts to others and other 
assorted anonymous acts of bastardry. In the words of the late Susan Wood 
"I like fandom; it's more fun than owning an ant farm."

Ian Gunn reports that, bucking recent convention traditions, DudCon II went off 
well. Committee Paul Ewins put together a handy convention bag including a knife, 
fork, spoon paper plate, plastic cup, Flintstone bandaid, Dr Who novel (in case 
the barbecue ran low on kindling) and a coathanger (in place of a condom, 
one assumes). A good time was had by all. The dead-dog party lasted longer than 
the convention. Paul showed two videos, but didn't take either out of its box.


VOYAGER Star Trek February PO Box 474 Rosebud 3939

SWANCON 95 W.A. regional April 13-17  Perth Sheraton Hotel. GsoH Pat Cadigan & 
Ellen Datlow. Att $70. P.O. Box 318 Nedlands  6009  Ph/Fax 09 367 7236

CONQUEST '95. NZ Nat Con1995. April 14-17, Airport Quality Hotel, Auckland GsoH: 
Roger Zelazny, Vonda McIntyre, Richard Taylor, Keith Smith P.O. Box 26-311 
Auckland, NZ.  E-Mail:

FORCE ONE (1st Star Wars NatCon) 15-17 April,  Melbourne  Town House, GsoH Steve 
Sansweet, Hugh Fleming, Jon Berg. $110. PO Box 427 Northcote 3070. 03 416 8998

THYLACON 1995 Lit NatCon,June 9-12, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart. GsoH Kim 
Stanley Robinson, Peter Nichols and Grant Stone.$75-00. Sup $20-00. Voting $5-00. 
P.O. Box 397 Sandy Bay 7006

ARCON Aussiecon Reunion Convention- celebrating twenty years of Australian Science 
Fiction. September 22-24  GsoH Robin Johnson & David Grigg Savoy Plaza Hotel 
Melbourne. P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill, Vic 3131 Att $50-00.

CONTINUUM (Conquest 95) September 22-24 Lennon's Hotel GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 
4001 (07) 273 6512 

CONDIMENT '95 1995 Media Natcon October 14 Melbourne Town Hall

MUTAGEN 96 January 26-29 1996, Dr Who  Att $90-00. GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001.

University of W.A.Supp $15.

CONSTELLATION NZ Natcon: Queens Birthday Weekend 1996 The Christchurch City 
Travelodge, NZ GsoH Michael Moorcock, James Dignan $50.00 during 1994/5
P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ. Email: c.

GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting



GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition Hotel Surrey Hills

FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY 3rd Friday of month 7pm Room 1615 University of 
Technology Sydney

SYDNEY DR WHO FAN CLUB 4th Sunday of month Sefton District Girl Guides Hall. 
P.O. Box 381, Chester Hill, 2162 (02) 727-4272

NEWCASTLE DOCTOR WHO SCIENCE FICTION CLUB 3rd Sunday of the month, Alice Ferguson 
Community Centre, 30 Caldwell St Merewether P.O.  Box 140, Kotara Fair 2289, 
ph (049) 57 5109  (049) 43 2666 

TIME -TREKKERS February 3 venue TBA P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550

AUSTREK(INC) Star Trek February 4 AGM GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

SKY FORCE Star Wars February 11 1-5pm St Mark's Church Camberwell P.O. Box 427 
Northcote 3070

DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA February 11 Foot Rally, meeting in the City Square at 10 a.m.

ST VALENTINE'S DAY LUNCH February 12 1-00pm Sydney Liar's Club 337 Racecourse 
Road Flemington Call Jeanette or James (03) 379-7864

ENTERPRISE February 25 1.005.00 pm Trek trivia Quiz & Starfleet Exams 
Horticultural Society Hall 31 Victoria St P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre 
Melbourne 3005 

MSFC February 3 Cake,Coffee & Friend; February 10 Roger Weddall Memorial Pun Panel  
7-30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World 
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
February 18 11-00 am BBQ near the Yellow Peril. Filming Australia in '99 Video.  

STAR TREK MARATHONS The Glasshouse Theatrette,  RMIT Union 360 Swanston St 6:30pm 
first Sat of the month.

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 fan Club P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055

CONQUEST 95 February 5 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512   

QUEST Star Trek February 12 12noon - 4.00pm Yungaba Community Centre, 100 Mains 
Rd Kangaroo Point (07) 356 5472

CAMP WARRAWEE February 17-19 P.O. Box 10308 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000?

WARP SPEED February 25 GPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07) 356 5472

COSMIC COTILLION April 1 Irish ClubGPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07) 356 5472

A.C.T.,S.A., TAS, W.A.

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THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #210 Katharine Shade for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 

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ULTRAWARP #10 Star Trek/Dr Who Michael Cloonan & Greg Smith Time-Trekkers 
P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550 

BLACK LIGHT  #12 BBC Telefantasy Sean Paul Smith for Gallifrey GPO Box 910G 
Melbourne 3001
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FFANZ	February 10th 1995
DUFF 	March 5th 1995.
GUFF	March 31st 1995.

Terry Frost

Don Ashby, Justin Ackroyd, Paul Voermans, Alan Stewart, The Captain's Log, 
Lucy Sussex, Ian Gunn, Cath Ortlieb, James Allen, Warp Speed, Ultra warp

Tuesday February 14th.  Distribution date Friday February 17th.