THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #30 – April 13 1995
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 $6-00 for ten issues.(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, the Ausom FC BBS 543 3411 or Psibaud (03) 804 3205.
ELLEN DATLOW IN MELBOURNE
Ellen, the fiction editor of Omni and anthologist will be at Slow Glass
Books 1st Floor, 305 Swanston St, on April 21 at 5.30pm
Sally Beasley reports that, contrary to information published in
The BS #25, Dave Luckett has only two confirmed books, THE ADVENTURES OF
ADDAM, that was released in February, and NIGHT HUNTERS that is due for
release in June. He has other books doing the rounds. Sally also reports
that there is a Perth group that gathers at A Touch of Strange in Subiaco
of a Sunday. Confirmation would be appreciated.
Derek Screen & David Barker appeared, in Trek uniform, in the place of
the Page Three Girl in the Herald/Sun 31/3/95. The article was plugging
the raffle to support the Royal Children's Hospital. Sydcon got a
write-up in The Weekend Australian Review 8-9/4/95, along with a mention
of Thylacon. Sydcon was obviously uninterested in members from interstate.
I consider myself fairly well read on sf happenings in Australia but I
hadn't heard of it before reading the article. Shane Morrissey & Bobby
Carolane featured on page five of one edition of The Age 12/4/95. It
appears that that issue was the one mainly distributed in rural Victoria.
MAGNETIC RIM is a free electronic magazine featuring short fiction from
Stephen James, Paul Collins and others. Available in Windows help file
format and as text and hardcopy. Lucy Sussex notes that Roy gets very
stroppy if you criticise the lack of apostrophes in his publicity: "I
should point out that the English language is dynamic, NOT static. Correct
use of English is however people choose to use it. Anything else is
fascist and really petty" Roy.Chambers@mq.edu.au.
GUFF & FFANZ STUFF
Ian Gunn and Karen Pender-Gunn have won GUFF and will travel to
Intersection, the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow Scotland in August. Roman will,
no doubt, produce voting details soon. Donna Heenan has released her
FFANZ itinerary that will see her at Conquest in Auckland over Easter,
followed by two days each in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington and one
day in Palmerston North.
Thylacon has released PAWPRINTS, its Progress Report listing 38 members
and giving some programming details. Marjorie Lenehan will be running the
masquerade. From Sydney come details on an assortment of mini-cons plus
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 email@example.com
SYDCON April 14-17 Newtown School of Performing Arts Contact (02) 550-3548
CONQUEST '95. NZ Nat Con 1995. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
THE REUNION #2 April 28-30th Ark Royale 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge
NSW 2776 Relaxacon? $20 attending or $15 for those feeding others.
$12 Day rate.
THYLACON 1995 Lit NatCon,June 9-12, Hadley's Hotel, Hobart. GsoH Kim
Stanley Robinson, Peter Nicholls and Grant Stone.$75-00. Sup $20-00.
Voting $5-00. P.O. Box 418, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005 (002) 312-560
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 (Anyone got
an address for this?)
MUDCON November 18-19 Winery tour/Convention. Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road
Faulconbridge NSW 2776
MUTAGEN 96 January 26-29 1996, Dr Who GsoH Peter Davison (O.C.P.)
Chris Barrie (O.C.P.) Paul Cornell. Att $90-00. GPO Box 910G
Melbourne 3001. (03) 534-2752
THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION '96 ( Confusion 96/Swancon 21) Lit/Media
NatCon Easter 1996. Kings Hotel Perth. GoH Bruce Sterling.
Membership $50 till the middle of May, supporting $20.
GPO Box G429, Perth, 6001 Ph:(09) 434 4167.
CONSTELLATION NZ Natcon: Queen's 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. email@example.com
MEDTREK V Australia Day Weekend 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW Susan
Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY April 21 7pm Science fiction in science
fiction(fans in sf, etc). Room 1614, Tower Building, University of
Technology, 17 Broadway, Sydney. Contact Ron Clarke (02) 489-5826
THE WINTER BALL July 29 Elim House, Shaftesbury St Burwood (NSW). $50.
All bookings by July 20th to Susan Clark, 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge
NSW 2776. Proceeds to the Linda Cox Chan Fund for Diabetes Research.
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
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown NSW 2289
AUSTRALIAN DR WHO CLUB PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
Kate.Orman@mq.edu.au $9 per year Fanzine Data Extract
GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition Hotel Surrey
MSFC April 21 Fantasy Board Games; April 28 Post-Force-One Convention
Quiz; 7-30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick
P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
ENTERPRISE Star Trek A.G.M. April 22 1pm Horticultural Society Hall,
Victoria St Melbourne P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
NOVA MOB May 3 Alan Stewart's Place Marc Ortlieb on Colin Kapp. Phone Alan
Stewart for details (03) 429 8354
AUSTREK May 7 10am Village Cinema Airport West. Screening of The Puppet
Masters. Bookings to Austrek GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 (03) 887 1701
STAR TREK MARATHONS April 22nd 6:30pm State Film Centre 1 Macarthur St
East Melbourne (03) 758 1807
BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB April 16 P.O. Box 10308 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000
WARP SPEED April 29(Gold Coast) GPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07) 356 5472
CONQUEST 95 May 7 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512
QUEST Star Trek May 14 12noon - 4.00pm Yungaba Community Centre,
100 Mains Rd Kangaroo Point (07) 356 5472
CRITICAL MASS May 3 8pm SA Writers' Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle
Street, Adelaide. 6:30 Five Spices Restaurant
AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001.
UNISFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association.
See Web page or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) Simon Oxwel for
THE WEST LODGE Doctor Who Fan Club. First Saturday of the month at the
Collins Street Centre, South Perth. Entry Fee $1.50members,
$3.00 non-members. Snail-Mail : P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley 6050
E-Mail : email@example.com
No current information
THE MENTOR #87 Ron Clarke P.O. Box K940, Haymarket, N.S.W. 2000 $20/4 or
the usual. (This one is worth it for the photo of Kevin Dillon from the
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #213 Katharine Shade for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA
ECHO BASE HOTH (03) 563-1323. PSIBAUD, (03) 804 3205, free single line
stand-alone sf and education BBS THE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS Star Trek
(03) 723 8344. Ausom's First Class BBS SF conference called
Sci Fi (03) 543 3411
Just a little one. Please note that the letters "fc" have been added to
my e-mail address which now reads:
There will be at least one more change this year.
Warp Speed, Justin Ackroyd, Joyce Scrivner, Sally Beasley, Susan Clarke,
The printed version of this may be up to a fortnight late. I'd forgotten
the school holidays and that I wouldn't have access to the school's
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