THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #50 – March 15 1996
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.(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.
HALF A TON
Yep. with this issue The Bullsheet reaches its fifty. Two and a
bit years for a half-century? Jees, it's as slow as a Pommie
Grant Stone notes
" Received news this afternoon that Rodger Dard died last
week. The circumstances are rather ugly in that he needed some
radiation treatment and according to the family source I was
speaking to he died, in some agony, of 'radiation poisoning'.
Rodger was a longtime fan of Sf concerned in recent years more
with the beginnings (1920's to 1950's) of sf and fandom. His
unique contribution was the first fanzine from WA 'Star Rover'
- only the one issue - in 1953. At this time he was an active
correspondent and published from Victoria Park (an inner city
suburb of Perth) a directory of Australasian fans. Leo J.
Harding (our much lover author Lee H.) said in 'Waste Basket' -
his fanzine of the time - that Rodger was 'Australia's foremost
fan'. Hyperbole aside he will be much missed. In recent years
he had made contact with a number of current fans through his
ongoing interest in comics.
From the scant information I have received so far Murdoch may
benefit from his estate with the donation of materials from his
library. Rodger had quite a library including a near complete
set of the pulp issues of 'Astounding' in good condition, as
well as some art from the pulps. I will keep you all informed
as to what transpires but for the moment I still reeling from
the shock of Rodger's untimely death. I am also regretting
missed opportunities as though we met on a few occasions (and
one memorable Saturday afternoon, a few years ago, at his flat)
I never recorded An interview with him about the Sfnal 1950's
in WA. "
KIM HUETT TO BE CORFLUED
Canberra's Kim Huett is gallivanting off overseas for April and
March. His itinerary takes in Nashville, Minneapolis, Seattle
and San Francisco.
Sean McMullen, Jack Dann & Harlan Ellison featured in an
article "Writers and the Internet " in Internet Australasia
March 1996. The article features interviews with Ellison and
Dann. Lucy Sussex & Judith Buckrich's She's Fantastical was
reviewed in The Saturday Age 9/3/96
It appears that the only two bids for the 1999 World Science
Fiction Convention are Zagreb and Australia. Rumours that Las
Vegas may mount a write-in campaign have not been confirmed.
Basicon 2, which has already won the right to host the 1997
Media NatCon, is bidding for the right to host the 1997 Lit
NatCon. No other bid rumours have been heard.
THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION '96.
Lit/Media NatCon April 4-8. Kings Hotel Perth. GsoH Storm
Constantine, Neil Gaiman, Jack Dann, Janeen Webb. .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) GsoH Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi) (O.C.P) Andrea
Thompson (Talia). Carindale Hotel, Carindale, North Quay,
Brisbane (07) 3266-4040 or (07) 3375-1775 PO Box 492, Corinda,
September 27-29 GsoH Marina Sertis, Majel Barrett & Richard
Arnold. Mecure Hotel Brisbane. GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001.
WHOVENTION III - Continuity 13th National Dr Who Convention
October 4-7 GsoH Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Howe. Rydges North
Sydney$100. P.O. Box 148 Gladesville NSW 2111
tba GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
CONSTELLATION NZ Natcon:
Queens Birthday Weekend 1996 The Christchurch City Travelodge,
NZ GsoH Michael Moorcock, Peter Jackson, James Dignan P.O. Box
29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ.
January 25-27 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW GsoH Marilyn
Pride & Lewis Morley $50 until June 30. Susan Clarke 6
Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
1997 Media NatCon venue tba $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: Pat
Cadigan (confirmed) Danny John-Jules & Robert Llewellyn
(O.C.P). Dan McCarthy. Australian address PO Box 1044,
Bundoora, Victoria 3083. Full NZ$55 / AU$50 until 3/6/96,
thereafter NZ$60 / AU$54. Supp NZ$15 / AU$14. PO Box 10104,
Wellington, New Zealand.
FORCE 2 (Star Wars)
June 7-9 1997 Edmund Barton Conference Centre 488 South Rd
Moorabbin Vic P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
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.
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY March 15 7.00pm. Future Shock &
Technological Singularities. Room 1615 level 16 in the Tower
Building of UTS Broadway.
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP March 16 2.00pm 15 Shade Place
Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
SKYFORCE SYDNEY June 1 The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet Street
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
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown NSW 2289. Fanzines
The Babble-on Babylon 5 and Gold Channel
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:
email@example.com $9 per year
GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition
Hotel Surrey Hills
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm
Thursday Nights. Ali Baba Caf on George St. (Contact Graham
Batho (Wk)(02) 213-8641 for details)
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
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St
Erskinville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
MSFC March 15 Quiz March 22 Pancake Night 7.30 pm St David's
Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
TIME TREKKERS P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550.
NOVA MOB April 3 13 Frederick St Brunswick. (Note change of
AUSTREK GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 e-mail
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY April 10 SF as
Religion. 8.00pm, Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside
Ave, Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.
ENTERPRISE March 22-24 Away Mission Starfleet Cadet Training
Port Campbell P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
(03) 9583 7404
SKYFORCE (Star Wars)April 13 St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke
Rd & Canterbury Rd Camberwell. 1.00 to 5.00pm P.O. Box 427
THE FIRST ANNUAL COSTUMER'S BALL June 22 6.30pm Dallas Brooks
Hall 300 Albert St East Melbourne. $42/head ($38 for members)
P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3205 (03) 9557-7088
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
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.
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.
THE QUANTUM LEAP FAN CLUB Newsletter The Leaper PO Box 315,
Northcote VIC 3070
11:21 (Qld X-Files Club) Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St
WARP SPEED March 23 6.00pm Gold Coast Broadbeach State School
THE RETURN OF THE COSMIC COTILLION March 30 7.00pm. The Irish
Club Brisbane $20
RICHARD ARNOLD DAY March 31 10.30am The Hotel Mercure, Brisbane
WARP SPEED April 27 6.00pm Brisbane Wesley Central Mission Hall
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
CRITICAL MASS April 3 Writers Centre
email@example.com PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 March 21 7pm Harem Turkish Restaurant, Canberra
City. ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
Katharine Shade notes "Jeremy Sadler and I are producing a new
magazine called Frontier. It is Sci Fi media based, and is not
connected to any clubs. It will come out every two months and
will cost around $5. We are looking for contributors as well as
subscribers, and we can be contacted via my e-mail address, or
(03) 9482 2769, or at various club meetings.
PINKETTE 15c perzine Karen Pender-Gunn P.O. Box 567, Blackburn
DUFF TALK-ABOUT #1 Duff newsletter Pat & Roger Sims 34
Creekwood Square Cincinnati Ohio 45246-3811
OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER #5 Sue Ann Barber P.O. Box 1169 Bibra
Lake WA 6163
ETHEL THE AARDVARK #65 Paul Ewins for the MSFC P.O. Box 212
World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005
BUSSWARBLE #28 perzine Michael Hailstone 14 Cecil Rd,
Blackheath NSW 2785
Australia in '99
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
Ithorians (Star Wars)
The Neutral Zone
Quantum Leap push server animation
FotI Short Story Competition March 30
1996 DUFF Voting April 15 1996
Alan Stewart, Karen Pender-Gunn, Katharine Shade, Ann McGann,
Warpspeed, Kim Huett, Richard Hryckiewicz
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