THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #34a – 16th June 1995
SPECIAL THYLACON ISSUE
A slack but 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.(Cheques made out to
Marc Ortlieb please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip.
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First reports suggest it was a small (~100) and enjoyable convention.
The Tasmanian Government's tourist bounty ($25 for every interstate or
overseas member) should offset some of the costs and there may be a
video of the convention for sale. Our ever reliable reporter Terry
Frost mentioned as highlights of the convention Nick Stathopoulos
threatening to expose himself to some drunks at the hotel and a pair
committing what must be a sacrilegious act on the steps of the church
opposite the convention hotel. No doubt these and more will be dealt
with more explicitly in Terry's next fanzine. Robin Johnson reports
that the unexpected presence of Karen Fowler was a pleasant addition
to the convention.
1995 DITMARS—FROST SCORES!
The 1995 Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards were awarded at
Thylacon, the 34th Australian National Science Fiction Convention.
BEST AUSTRALIAN LONG FICTION Permutation City Greg Egan (Millennium)
BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FICTION "Cocoon" Greg Egan (Asimov's SF,May 94)
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTWORK Sean Tan: For artwork in Aurealis and
BEST FANZINE Thyme Alan Stewart
BEST FAN WRITER Terry Frost
BEST FAN ARTIST Ian Gunn
WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW No Award
SPECIAL COMMITTEE AWARD Peter Nicholls
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation's A Bertram Chandler Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction was given to
Wynne Whiteford at Thylacon
No bids were presented for the 1997 Australian National SF Convention.
The decision has been held over until the 1996 NatCon in Perth . Terry
Frost reports that there may be another Tasmanian Bid.
ON THE AIR
Thylacon and one of its organisers, Michael O'Brien, got a brief plug
on 3LO 7/6/95
ON THE BOX
Russell Blackford, in his Industrial Relations guise, appeared on
Channel 9's A Current Affair on 6/6/95. To quote Terry Frost, "He
looked like Robert Culp playing the villain in a bad episode of
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. Att Ages 12-18yrs $30. Supp $20.
CONTINUUM (Conquest 95) October 13-15 GsoH Jerry Hardin O.C.P. &
Richard Arnold. Gateway Hotel, Brisbane GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001
(07) 273 6512 Att $85 until August
BASICON1995 Media Natcon October 14 venue tba $20 Att ($100 at the
door.) Hucksters $30. Banquet $7 P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
TERROR 95 Horror Convention. October 27-29 Caulfield Arts Complex
Victoria. GsoH Richard Harland, Michael Helms & Big Bad Ralph. $40 to
1/6/95; $45 to 25/10/95; $50 at the door. Hucksters $75. P.O. Box 7545
St Kilda Rd Melbourne 3004 (03) 9509 0766
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 April 4-8 1996. Kings Hotel Perth. GsoH Bruce
Sterling, Neil Gaiman & Robin Pen. Membership $50 until May 31; $60
from then until September 30; Supp $20; Voting $10. GPO Box G429,
Perth, 6001 Ph:(09) 434 4167.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDTREK V Australia Day Weekend 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW
Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
CONSPIRACY 1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention
(bidding for the 15th Australasian SFMedia Con) March 28 to 31 1997.
Airport Hotel Wellington N.Z. GsoH tba. PO Box 10104, Wellington, New
AUSTRALIA IN '99 Bid for the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention.
$10 pre-supporting rate. P.O. Box 99 Bayswater 3153.
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
SYDNEY FUTURIANS June 16 7pm Room 1615, Tower Building, University of
Technology, Broadway, Sydney. Time travel Discussion.
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON June 17 Powerhouse Museum $10. 12 noon to 5pm.
Other speakers include Professor Malcolm Walter.
SOUTHERN SF GROUP June 17 2pm Interplanetary Settlement 15 Shade
Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON June 18 Museum of Modern Art Sydney
TERRY DOWLING June 22 6pm Galaxy Books. Reading from An Intimate
Knowledge of the Night.
THE WINTER BALL July 29 Elim House, Shaftesbury St Burwood (NSW). $50.
Bookings by July 20th 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
PENRITH SF GROUP (047) 322-179 or (047) 301-073
Australian SF Association GPO Box 4440 Sydney 2000
DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121
email: Kate.Orman@mq.edu.au $9 per year
GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition Hotel
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm
Thursday Nights (Contact Galaxy Bookshop for details)
TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First Friday of
month, 6 pm. Museum Hotel (just behind the Australian Museum)
MSFC 7-30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick June
16 Fannish photos. June 23 Red Dwarf Quiz. P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION & FUTURIST SOCIETY July 11, 8pm
Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199.
GALLIFREY June 17 GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
SKYFORCE June 17 Star Wars 1-5pm St Mark's Church Camberwell
ENTERPRISE June 24 1-5pm Starfleet Olympics The Horticultural Society
Hall P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre 3005
STAR TREK MARATHONS July 1 6:30pm State Film Centre 1 Macarthur St
East Melbourne (03) 9758 1807
NOVA MOB July 5 Sean McMullen on Australian Children's TV SF in the
90s. Alan Stewart's Place. Phone Alan Stewart for details (03) 9429
WINTER FETE July 8 9am—3pm MSFC St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd
West Brunswick. Tables $15. (03) 9877-1093
FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. K&Ms, Myer Arcade Melbourne
GAMMA QUADRANT OUTPOST A local chapter of the U.S. based Bajoran
Alliance, (Deep Space Nine) P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine
BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB June 18 P.O. Box 10308 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000
11:21 (Qld X-Files Club) June 18 10am-4pm Metro Arts Building Edward
St Brisbane Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St Greenslopes 4120
WARP SPEED (Sunshine Coast) June 24 GPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07)
CONQUEST 95 July 2 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512
NEW HORIZONS July 2 British Sf 776 Cavendish Rd Holland Park 4121
(07) 349 2229
QUEST Star Trek July 9 12 noon - 4.00 pm Yungaba Community Centre, 100
Mains Rd Kangaroo Point (07) 356 5472
CRITICAL MASS July 5 8pm SA Writers' Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle
Street, Adelaide. 6:30 Five Spices Restaurant
THE 'NOCK July 11 6:30pm The Brechnock Hotel, King William St,
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 (email@example.com)
THE WEST LODGE Doctor Who Fan Club. First Saturday of the month at
the Collins Street Centre, South Perth. Snail-Mail : P.O. Box 190 Mt
Lawley 6050 E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON June 16 lunchtime. Informal question & answer.
Australian National University. $4/ ticket. Phone (06) 249-4144 for
CANBERRA SFS July 6 7:30pm, general meeting, venue TBA ph (06) 288
6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
THE SYDNEY FUTURIAN 7 Ron Clark P.O. Box K940 Haymarket 2000
OBE Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
NEW SCIENTIST #1980 (Okay, it's not Australian and it's probably not
a fanzine, but it does have a letter column with a letter about Judith
Hanna and a LoC from Dave Langford discussing obscure skiffy!)
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1995 ASFMA Nominations July 14 1995
1996 FFANZ Nominations August 11 1995
1996 FFANZ Voting December 8 1995
1996 Ditmar Nominations January 31 1996
1996 ASFMA Nominations January 31 1996
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