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.(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

Please note that The Bullsheet #46 will be the last for the year.  There will
be a break until early February.

Chris Nelson has been busy again. He notes 'The "Grad Briefs" section of the
latest Uniview magazine (UWA graduate newsletter) includes this listing:
"Judith Hanna (BA 1975) is editor of the fortnightly policy analysis
magazine, Local Transport Today and other transport journals. Judith is also
an editor with the UK  Commission for Racial Equality and Vice-Chair of New
Economics Foundation in London."'

Out of the Ashes  has announced The Paul John Statham Memorial Fantasy &
Science Fiction Competition (See details at the end of this issue.) There is
a $2,000 first prize. the competition will be judged by Van Ikin, Sherry-Anne
Jacobs  and Barry Watts.
British author, fan and beaut bloke Bob Shaw will marry Duff candidate Nancy
Tucker in Ypsilanti Michigan on December 16. They were engaged at Novacon in
Britain. (Bob was a special guest at Aussiecon Two)

As part of the Timebinders' Project (Timebinders are a group interested in
preserving fan history) Perry Middlemiss is compiling entries for an
Australian Who's Who of Fandom. "Biographical entries could be linked to
mentions in various fanzines that are converted to HTML and made available
over the WWW." Contributions should be brief and directed to Perry at GPO Box
2708X Melbourne 3001 or c/o his homepage (See Web Pages)

Could the following, discovered by Cath Ortlieb in The Whitehorse Gazette
22/11/95 explain why Kevin Dillon hasn't been seen at conventions of late?
Somehow one doubts it, but. . .
"The Rev. Fr Kevin Dillon from St John's Catholic Church Mitcham, said he
could understand the council's logic in having only one event."

The Australia in '99 bid has formally added Perry Middlemiss (Treasurer),
David Evans (Memberships) and Cheryl Morgan (General) to its committee. Marc
Ortlieb has formally adopted the position of Secretary.  John Edmondson,
President of Austrek, has resigned due to ill-health. His place will be taken
by Vice-President  Pat Magee until the February AGM.


THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION '96. Lit/Media NatCon April 4-8. Kings Hotel
Perth. GsoH Neil Gaiman & Robin Pen. GPO Box G429, Perth, 6001 Ph:(09) 361
8210 or (09) 381 7534. E-mail

THE REUNION #4  April 20-22  Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW

PARLIAMENT OF DREAMS May 3-5 (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 4075

CONSTELLATION 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. 

MEDTREK V  Australia Day Weekend 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW  $40 Susan
Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776

BASICON 2 1997 Media NatCon Melbourne Uni Student Union $20. Date and other
details tba. P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130

CONSPIRACY  1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention March
28 to 31 1997. Airport Hotel Wellington N.Z. GsoH tba. PO Box 10104,
Wellington, New Zealand.Email:

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.



MEDTREK CHRISTMAS PARTY December 9 7.00pm  Golden Rickshaw Restaurant
Homebush Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776

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

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

PENRITH SF GROUP (047) 322-179 or (047) 301-073


DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:  $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 for

TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First Friday of
month,  6 pm. Museum Hotel.

PARRAMATTA SF DISCUSSION GROUP!  1st Thursday of the month  7pm Infinitas
Bookshop, 5/1 Horwood Place, Parramatta. (02 633 5682)


MSFC  December 8 (No meeting Dec 22 & 29)  7.30pm. St David's Church Hall 74
Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 5971-3645.

ENTERPRISE December 16 6.30pm to Midnight. Christmas Party St David's Uniting
Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 583 7404

TIME TREKKERS December 16 2-00pm Christmas Party  6 Melbury Court Epsom P.O.
Box 934 Bendigo 3550.

AUSTREK  December 31 4-00pm to 1.00am. New Year's Eve Party Coppin Hall 313
Punt Rd Prahran. GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 e-mail

NOVA MOB February 7  Donna Heenan.  Phone Alan Stewart for details (03) 9429

ST VALENTINE'S BALL February 10 7.00pm. Red Squadron P.O. Box 1230 Ballarat
Mail Centre 3354

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
Babbling On

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. email:

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 Melb. 3004.

GALLIFREY is no longer holding meetings


QUEST Star Trek™  December 10 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


AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
SA 5001.

SASTREK  Star Trek™ P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).
(Please note the correction)


UNISFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association.See Web
page or e-mail  (

THE WEST LODGE  Doctor Who Fan Club. First Saturday of the month at the
Collins Street Centre, South Perth.  P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley 6050 E-Mail :

WESTREK  Star Trek Club of Western Australia Inc. Last Friday of  month
6:45pm. (except December second Friday) Labour Centre Building, 82 Beaufort
Street Perth. Hall . P.O. Box 307 Bentley WA 6102 Phone: (09) 356 1757 Email:

THE NEUTRAL  ZONE  Star Trek Last Friday of every month. 6.30pm. Murdoch
University, ECL Lecture Theatres 1 and 4. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163.
Phone (09) 434 4167, email:

CANBERRA S FS  December 21 Christmas Party (Spanish Restaurant), Campbell ph
(06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608


BLACK LIGHT  #17  British Telemedia  Damian Christie & Sean-Paul Smith for
Gallifrey GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001 
THYME #106  Newszine Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre Melbourne
3005. Comes with AUSTRALIAN SF NEWS #66 Merv Binns & Alan Stewart and ANSIBLE
99 & 100  British newszine Dave Langford. 
THE GAMMA QUADRANT OUTPOST REPORT  Deep Space 9 fanzine. Karen Pender-Gunn
for Gamma Quadrant Outpost P,O, Box 567 Blackburn Vic 3130.
BABBLING ON #2  Babylon 5 Fanzine  Glen Tilley & James Allen for the
Australian Babylon 5 Fan Club P,O. Box 41 West Brunswick Vic 3055. 
MIMEZINE FLASHBACK #4  Genzine Terry Frost 26 Head st Balwyn 3103. 
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #220  Star Trek Katharine Shade for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001.
ANZAPA #167  Amateur Press Assn. Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005
THE METAPHYSICAL REVIEW 24/25  Superb genzine Bruce Gillespie 59 Keele St
Collingwood 3066.
WEBERWOMAN'S WREVENGE #48  Genzine Jean Weber 7 Nicholl Ave Ryde 2112



Australia in '99

Kathryn Andersen

Australasian Fannish Email Directory

Babylon 5 OZ Fan Club

David Grigg

Doctor Who Club of Victoria

Dr Who Fan Club of Australia 


Festival of the Imagination 1996

Ibn Qirtaiba 

Eric Lindsay 

Kate Orman

Perry Middlemiss

Quantum Leap




1996 FFANZ Voting		December 8  1995
Statham Memorial Competition	January 31 1996
1996 Ditmar Nominations		January 31 1996
1996 ASFMA Nominations		January 31 1996
1996 DUFF Voting		15 April 1996

Warp Speed,  Chris Nelson, Sue Ann Barber, Joyce Scrivner, James Huntley ,
Cath Ortlieb, The Captain's Log,


Tuesday December 19th.  
Distribution Friday December 22th. 


$2,000 First Prize Closing January 31, 1996

	Paul Statham was a highly respected member of the Out of the Ashes
writing group.  Although Paul had published numerous articles in computer
magazines, his great love was for Fantasy and Science Fiction. When he died
in November 1994 after a long illness, he left behind him many fine short
stories and a partly finished novel of  great promise. His family in New
Zealand have sponsored this competition to honour his memory and to encourage
new writers in the genres.
	The competition is for a Fantasy or Science Fiction story between 3,000 and
5,000 words in length. The first prize will be $A2,000 with two runners-up
prizes of $A200 each.
	You may submit more than one entry; however, each entry must be accompanied
by a fee of $A5.00, cheques or money orders payable to Out of the Ashes, or
the equivalent in IRC coupons from your Post Office. Mastercard, VISA and
Bankcard are acceptable if the name and signature of the cardholder and the
expiry date of the card accompany the card number.
	Entries (no form required) must be in English, clearly and cleanly typed or
printed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper. All entries must be
accompanied by an unattached front sheet stating the entrant's name, address,
pseudonym, story title and word count. The entrant's name must not appear on
the manuscript. The manuscript must have each page sequentially numbered,
showing both the title and the author's pseudonym. Manuscripts will be
destroyed, not returned.
	The competition is restricted to citizens or permanent residents of Australia
and New Zealand. The winners may be required to provide proof of status. Each
story must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant and may not
previously have won a prize worth more than $100.
	Competition judges will be Dr Van Ikin and Sherry-Anne Jacobs of West
Australia and Barry Watts of Victoria. The organising committee retains the
right to substitute alternative judges should the need arise. The judges
decision is final and no correspondence or conversations will be entered
	Entries must arrive at the address below no later than 31st January, 1996.
Winners will be notified by mail in April 1996. The names of the winner and
runners-up will be published in the next issue of the Out of the Ashes
	The organising committee reserves the right to publish the winning and
runners-up entries in full or abbreviated form in Out of the Ashes  before
the end of 1996.
	The Paul John Statham Memorial Competition PO Box 1410 CROWS NEST NSW 2065
	Any enquiries should be addressed to James Huntley, Editor, Out of the Ashes,
as above, or 	Ph&Fx +61 2 648 5603 (AH +61 2 411 7741) 

Out of the Ashes
Newsletter and Mail Order for Writers
By Writers, For Writers, Since 1987


A brief update on the Australia in '99 bid.
Australia in '99 P.O. Box 99 Bayswater 3153


Alan Stewart Chair		
Donna Heenan Co-Chair
Perry Middlemiss Treasurer	
Marc Ortlieb Secretary
Stephen Boucher Hotel & WSFS Liaison
Eric Lindsay Publicity and Keeper of the Web Page
Jean Weber Publicity and speaker to Americans
David Evans Memberships and registration
Dick Smith North American Agent in charge of bidding in North America
Leah Smith North American Agent in charge of bidding in North America
Sian O'Neale 		General Committee
Cheryl Morgan		General Committee
Justin Ackroyd		General Committee
Interstate and Overseas Agents
Dick & Leah Smith North America; Martin Hoare U.K.;
Masamichi Chesla Osaka Japan; Tim Jones New Zealand
Gigi Boudville W.A; Eric Lindsay & Jean Weber NSW
Mark Loney ACT


Australia in 99 is a bid to hold the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention in

For a start, we're in the middle of completing the legal requirements for
formally filing the bid with LaCon. The first part of this, lodging
information about our facilities, has been done by Stephen Boucher. The
second part, the formalisation of a board structure for the running of the
1999 World Science Fiction Convention, is in progress and should be completed
by early January.
We are also sending vast numbers of koalas, platypuses and other items to our
agents, friends and helpers in the U.S. and the U.K. who, co-ordinated by
Dick & Leah Smith and assisted by the occasional Australian visitor - usually
Stephen Boucher, Eric Lindsay or Jean Weber have been throwing wonderful
parties to promote the bid.


To join the bid as a pre-supporting member send $10 to the bid address. We
need to send more stuff to our bidders.

Join LaCon as a supporting member ($A42 to Eric Lindsay 7 Nicholl Ave Ryde

Tell us if you intend to be in Los Angeles for the Worldcon. We need as many
people there as possible to look after the bidding table and parties.

Send us money or volunteer to run fund-raising activities. It will cost
$US1,000 per night to rent a party suite in Los Angeles.