THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #42 – October 27 1995
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
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 or the Ausom FC BBS 9545-5215
BasiCon fulfilled all its aims. It ran an enjoyable one day convention.
It had no financial problems. Everyone came away from the banquet feeling
full. No one sent malicious phone calls to the convention hotel. There
were no problems with the Guests of Honour and, if it felt a bit more
like a one day meeting of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club than a Media
NatCon, well, one can't complain at that either. Congratulations to Ian
Gunn, Karen Pender-Gunn, Glenn Tilley and the catering corps for a
delightful day. (The real irony here is that BasiCon was exactly the sort
of convention that arch-litfan Eric Lindsay would have enjoyed and
advocates for a small Australian Worldcon. The formalities were
accommodated with a minimum of fuss leaving people free to enjoy
themselves. All it lacked was a bar.)
At the business session, BasiCon 2 won the right to hold the 1997
Australian Media NatCon by 12 votes to 11, annoying no end the two New
Zealand fans who, due to a delayed flight arrived an hour and a half
after the voting.
Best Fan Writer Chris Ballis
Fan Artist Steve Scholz
Best News Zine The Communicator (Edited by Derek Screen)
Best Fiction Zine Strange Matter (Edited by Sian O'Neale)
Best Audio Visual Constantinople Masquerade Video by Carol Tilley
1995 MEDIA NATCON MASQUERADE
Best Costume Under $10 The Edited Perjoran Jane Tisell
Best Presentation Zen Costume Karen Pender-Gunn
Best Innovation Chux Berry & Buddy Holly Sharon Tapner &
Best Costume I Resident James Allen
AUSTRALASIAN FANNISH EMAIL DIRECTORY
Perry Middlemiss reports
After a number of delays and inconveniences, some avoidable and some not,
the first version of the Australasian Fannish Email Directory is now
available, and can be accessed at:
If you are already listed and wish your entry to be either deleted or
amended, or if you are not listed and wish to be, please email me at
either of the following addresses.
The magazine Aurealis has been soliciting judges from the fan and
professional community for a proposed new set of Australian Science
Fiction awards, to be administered by Aurealis. There are eight proposed
awards, consisting of Long Fiction and Short Fiction in each of the areas
SF; Fantasy; Horror and Young Adult.
Martin Livings reports "The Festival of the Imagination has just received
correspondence from one of its guests of honour, Bruce Sterling. He has
told us the happy news that his wife is pregnant, and the sad news that
the newest Sterling is due in April 1996. Therefore Bruce Sterling will
not be able to come to the Festival of the Imagination 1996, much to our
However, this does not imply that the Festival of the Imagination 1996
is not going to occur; indeed, work on it is progressing smoothly, and
both members and prospective members should not be deterred by the
unfortunate but unavoidable loss of Bruce Sterling as a guest. Neil
Gaiman is still confirmed to come, and has stated his enthusiasm for the
convention even in the absence of his friend Bruce. The Festival
committee is currently attempting to acquire another guest of similar
stature to Bruce, and more details will be forthcoming once we have them
For more details, including Bruce's and Neil's correspondence with the
Festival, see the next Festival of the Imagination 1996 newsletter, due
out this month, or the Festival Web Site
once it has been updated with this new information, again this month
November 18-19 Winery tour/Convention. Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road
Faulconbridge NSW 2776
November 25 9-00am to 6-00pm Melbourne Uni Student Union $15 P.O. Box
1044, Bundoora 3083
THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION '96.
Lit/Media NatCon April 4-8 1996. Kings Hotel Perth. GsoH Neil Gaiman &
Robin Pen. GPO Box G429, Perth, 6001 Ph:(09) 361 8210 or (09) 381 7534.
THE REUNION #4
April 20-22 1996 Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
PARLIAMENT OF DREAMS
May 3-5 1996 (Babylon 5) GoH Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi)(O.C.P) Radisson
Hotel, North Quay, Brisbane Att (until 1 December) $95 (full) / $75
(concession) (07) 3266-4040 or (07) 3375-1775 PO Box 492, Corinda, QLD
NZ Natcon: Queens Birthday Weekend 1996 The Christchurch City Travelodge,
NZ GsoH Michael Moorcock, Peter Jackson, James Dignan $50.00 during
1994/5 P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ.
Australia Day Weekend 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW $40 Susan Clarke
6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
1997 Media NatCon Melbourne Uni Student Union $20. Date and other details
tba. P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention March 28 to 31
1997. Airport Hotel Wellington N.Z. GsoH tba. PO Box 10104, Wellington,
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 DR WHO FAN CLUB October 28th Anglican Church Hall, 2 Rochford
Street Erskineville 9:30 to 4:00 GPO Box 2870 Sydney NSW 2001.
VALENTINE'S BALL February 17 1996 7.00pm Elim House Burwood NSW Susan
Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
THE WINTER BALL August 31 1996 7.00pm Elim House Burwood NSW Susan Clarke
6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
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) 543 603 (049) 43 2666 e-mail
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown NSW 2289. Fanzines The
Babble-on Babylon 5 and Gold Channel e-mail email@example.com
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org $9 per year
GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition Hotel Surrey
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm Thursday
Nights. Ali Baba Café on George St. (Contact Graham Batho (02) 807-2573
TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First Friday of
month, 6 pm. Museum Hotel (just behind the Australian Museum)
MSFC October 27 7.30 Cuppas & Cookies November 3 Star Trek™ Quiz
November 10 AGM & Committee elections. St David's Church Hall 74
Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
ENTERPRISE October 28 Spocktoberfest P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 583 7404
RED SQUADRON Halloween Costume Party: Out For Blood October 28 7.00pm 2
Tracy Court Delacombe. (053-361076 for details).
NOVA MOB November 1 Peter Nicholls Alan Stewart's Place. Phone Alan
Stewart for details (03) 9429 8354
TIME TREKKERS November 4 10am Bendigo Community Support Centre 46
Sternberg St Bendigo P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550.
STAR TREK™ Marathons November 4 6:30pm State Film Centre 1 Macarthur St
East Melbourne (03) 9758 1807
ESSMC (EASTERN SUBURBS SCALE MODELLING CLUB) 4&5 November 1995
Invitational Team Challenge and Model Display. Box Hill Town Hall, Sat
10.30 am to 6.00 pm, Sun10.30 am to 5.00 pm Adult: $3.00 Child under 18
$1.50, Family $6.00, Concession $2.00 Enquiries - (03) 9898 6913 The
display depicts the diversity of the hobby; metal, plastic and resin
models, miniature engineering, model railways, radio control flight,
wargaming, computers in modelling and many other aspects including a HUGE
ENTERPRISE VS DR WHO CLUB ZONE 3 COMPETITION November 9 10am to late
Zone 3 1/24 Carrick Dr Tullamarine $20. (03) 9583-7404
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION & FUTURIST SOCIETY November 21, 8pm
Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199.
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
THE X-FILES FAN CLUB of Australia P.O. Box 402, Niddrie 3042., Fanzine
The Field Journal.
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne VIC 3001. $12 per
year. Fanzine Sonic Screwdriver. Meetings Second Saturday of the month.
AUSTRALIAN HORROR SOCIETY 1st Thursday of the month, 7.30 pm back room
Maori Chieftan Hotel, Moray St Sth Melbourne. P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd
aus.sf MELBOURNE DINNER There are plans for the annual aus.sf dinner in
late November or early December. If interested, contact Joan McGalliard
GALLIFREY is no longer holding meetings
WARP SPEED (Brisbane) October 29 GPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07) 356 5472
CONQUEST 95 November 5 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512
QUEST Star Trek™ November 12 12 noon - 4.00 pm Yungaba Community Centre,
100 Mains Rd Kangaroo Point (07) 356 5472
NEW HORIZONS December 17 British Sf 776 Cavendish Rd Holland Park 4121
(07) 349 2229
11:21 (Qld X-Files Club) Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St Greenslopes 4120
CRITICAL MASS November 1 8pm SA Writers' Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle
Street, Adelaide. 6:30 Five Spices Restaurant
THE 'NOCK November 8 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
CANBERRA S FS November 7 Film night Pacific 6 Cinemas, Tuggeranong ph
(06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
THE COMMUNICATOR #13 Star Trek ™. Derek Screen for Enterprise PO Box
466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
ULTRAWARP #15 Media. Michael Cloonan for Time Trekkers P.O. Box 934
STRANGE MATTER #14 Dr Who. Sian O'Neale 185 Kooyong Rd Toorak 3142
SO YOU SAY #13 Media. Shayne McCormack 49 Orchard Rd Bass Hill N.S.W.
BUSSWARBLE #26 Perzine. Michael Hailstone 14 Cecil Road Blackheath NSW
EMERALD CITY #2 Perzine (and a first-a fanzine with no snailmail
address.) Cheryl Morgan email@example.com
REFRACTIONS #1 Media. Kathryn Andersen for Alternity P.O. Box 516
ECHO BASE HOTH (03) 9563-1323.
THE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS STAR TREK™ (03) 9723 8344.
AUSOM'S FIRST CLASS BBS SF conference called Sci Fi (03) 9545-5215.
Australasian Fannish Email Directory
Babylon 5 OZ Fan Club
Doctor Who Club of Victoria
Dr Who Fan Club of Australia
Festival of the Imagination 1996
1996 DUFF Nominations October 31 1995
1996 FFANZ Voting December 8 1995
1996 Ditmar Nominations January 31 1996
1996 ASFMA Nominations January 31 1996
1996 DUFF Voting April 21 1996
Mark & Vanessa Loney report that, from 1 November their addresses will be
PO Box 181, Campbell ACT 2612 AUSTRALIA firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark's old e-mail address will be held open for a while. Michael
Hailstone 14 Cecil Road Blackheath NSW 2785.
Warp Speed, Martin Livings, Geoff Chan, Tim Jones, Mark Loney, Alan
Stewart, Kathryn Andersen, The Communicator
DEADLINE FOR #43
Tuesday November 7th. Distribution Friday November 10th.
AUSSIECON MEMORY BOOK STILL AVAILABLE
Copies of the Aussiecon Memory Book, available from P.O. Box 215, Forest
Hill 3131. $10 plus postage.
AUSTRALIA IN '99 MIDDLEMISS FOR DUFF
The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand
1995-96 race: New Zealand to Australia
Voting deadline: *Friday 8 December 1995*
Voting Form: Notes
Please read these notes before completing the voting form which follows
The 1995-96 New Zealand FFANZ winner will travel to Perth at Easter 1996
(5-8 April) and represent New Zealand fandom at Swancon 21/Confusion 96,
the 1996 Australian Literary and Media Natcon. They will also spend some
time visiting Australian fans during their trip. Upon their return, they
will be responsible for administering the fund in New Zealand until the
next New Zealand candidate is chosen, and writing, producing, and selling a
Trip Report describing their trip.
Australian Crawl, the report on Tim Jones' and Kay Gubbins' trip to
Constantinople in Melbourne last Easter and subsequent travels in Victoria
and NSW, is now available. For a donation of $5 to FFANZ, you get a 32-page
report featuring everything from ferrets to philosophy, from William Gibson
to pit bull terriers. Get your copy now!
Unfortunately, due to the late withdrawal of a candidate and the
administrator's inability to find a replacement in the time available,
there is only one candidate for this year's race. 'Unfortunately' here is
no reflection on the candidate concerned - it would just have been nice to
have a race! However, as there are other options besides voting for the
nominated candidate, I have gone ahead and produced this voting form.
Voting is done using the 'Australian preferential' system; that is, rather
than placing a tick or a cross next to the option you prefer, you vote by
ranking the voting options in order. You can therefore rank the available
options from 1 to 4. However, you do not have to rank all the options, so
you can simply place a '1' beside your preferred option and leave the
The options are as follows:
Evan McCarthy - vote for the nominated candidate.
Write-in - vote for a candidate of your preference, whom you've named in
the space provided. A successful write-in candidate will be approached and
asked if they wish to take up the trip and its responsibilities.
Hold over funds - vote for the funds not to be allocated to a trip this
year. In other words, this is the equivalent of 'No Award' in an awards
No preference - this option has no effect on the voting, but is there if
you wish to make a donation without choosing any of the other options.
The voting fee:
The minimum voting fee is $2 in the currency of the country in which you
cast your vote. However, you are encouraged to donate more. Remember, Perth
is a long way from New Zealand!
Candidate's platform: Evan McCarthy
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Who am I? Most noticeably, I am the editor of Phoenixine, the monthly
newsletter of Wellington's Phoenix SF Society. This task prevents me
getting too heavily involved in other fannish extravagances, such as
running conventions. I've twice been on convention committees in my earlier
days in Dunedin. My SF interests are mainly in the literary area, with
special attention to 1950s-70s magazine SF. I'll save the story of my
collection for another time. Outside of fandom I work in the Public
Library. I'm married; my wife Jo will be travelling with me if I win. See
you in Perth!
Nominators: Alan Stewart (Australia), Ross Temple (New Zealand)
Remember: Give numeric preferences besides the options you wish to vote
for. Don't tick! The minimum voting fee is $2 in the currency of the
country concerned. If you're receiving this by email, you'll need to print
it out and return the form by post with the voting fee etc.
( ) Evan McCarthy
( ) Write in (Candidate: __________________________________________ )
( ) Hold over funds
( ) No preference
Please return this ballot, together with your voting fee, to one of the two
Tim Jones Donna Heenan
87 Ellice St PO Box 99
Wellington 6001 Bayswater, Vic 3153
NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA
Votes must be received by *Friday 8 December 1995*. You are encouraged to
reproduce and distribute this form, as long as it is copied verbatim
(including the Notes overleaf).
Voter's name and address:
If you don't think you will be known to the FFANZ Administrator to whom you
are sending this form, please give the name of a fan or fan group who will
be known to the Administrator and who can vouch for you:
Checklist (yes, you can tick here!)
___ My voting fee is enclosed.
___ I enclose a donation to FFANZ of $________.
___ I enclose $5 for a copy of the 1994 FFANZ Trip Report, Australian
(Make cheques payable to "FFANZ")