THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #53 – 10 May 1996
A frequently flatulent 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Bloodsongs #7 has been released. Stories included are "The
Hanging People" Kaaron Warren, "Eye" by Brian Draper and
"The Bloom of Decay" by Patricia MacCormack, who, I
assume, is Australian, plus reviews and some overseas
fiction. As part of Australian Library Week - May 5-11
-The Port Phillip Library Service has a science fiction
book display at its Albert Park and Port Melbourne
ON THE AIR
John Weeks has a science fiction program Spectrum on 3MDR
97.1 FM. It is broadcast to listeners in the Dandenong
Ranges on Saturdays from 10-11am. Up-coming programs are
May 11 Festival of the Imagination; May 18 Sean McMullen
Interview; May 25 Star Wars special.
STATHAM WINNERS ANNOUNCED
James Huntley reports on the results of the Paul John
Statham Memorial F&SF Competition:- "We'll be printing
all of the top three stories in the MAY 1996 issue of Out
of the Ashes, plus Final Judge's comments, top 28 who
will receive certificates.
The NZ Press Club is organising a luncheon in early June
for presentation of the $A 2,000 to Peter Friend."
First Prize ($A2,000)
"Seventeen Views of Mount Taranaki" Peter Friend
Wellington New Zealand
Equal runners up ($A200)
"Ghosts of the Martian Dead" Paul Avery, Essendon Victoria
"Who Do you Want to Be?" Justin D'Ath, Spring Gully
I was saddened to hear of the recent death of Margaret
Nichols. Margaret was an active member of Sydney fandom of
the late Seventies and early Eighties. I met first met her
at Monaclave where she DMed the first dungeon I played in.
A delightful person, with an infectious laugh. My
condolences to Warren.
Mark Denbow has joined the ranks of the sleepless. Son
Kyle was born on Saturday 27th April at about 3.00pm. The
birth was videoed. Mark's comment on first holding Kyle
was "my brain turned to mush."
1996 TEASPOON AWARDS
In order to make sure that there would be at least one
award he didn't receive at the Festival of the
Imagination, Ian Gunn presented his second set of Teaspoon
Awards. These went to:
"Roman Orszanski for the Most Creative Alteration to a
Voting Form. Roman changed the closing date on the 1995
Guff ballot without notifying the candidates who were
busily printing copies with the original date on them.
Eric Lindsay Most Selfless Vow of Poverty for avoidance
of Worldcon Bid Fund raising.
Jan Wilson World's Longest Closing Ceremony For Force One,
two and three quarter hours of sheer enjoyment.
Richard Scriven In Exchange for Best Short Fiction Ditmar,
Best Fan Writer Ditmar, Best Fan Artist Ditmar, Best fan
writer ASFMA and Best Fan Artist ASFMA. (Teaspoons are
available for the usual. Richard holds the record for the
most Teaspoon Awards - five)."
Editorial Correction:- It should be noted that the latter
five teaspoons belong, by rights, to Tara Smith who was,
according to Jonathan Strahan, the Awards sub-committee.
Richard Scriven was not part of the awards sub-committee.
Jack Dann will be Guest of Honor of The Annual
International Conference of The Mythopoeic Literature
Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, July 5-8,
1996. The theme of the conference is "The Fantasy Called
History." The conference is sponsored by The University of
Newcastle. Meanwhile Constellation, in New Zealand, lost
GoH Michael Moorcock due to bad health, but replaced him
with Robert Sheckley.
THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE MYTHOPOEIC
LITERATURE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA
July 5-8 GoH Jack Dann
University of Newcastle
September 6 - 8 venue and other details tba. P.O. Box 1044
Bundoora Vic 3083
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
October 4-7 GsoH Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Howe. Rydges
North Sydney$100. P.O. Box 148 Gladesville NSW 2111
MUTAGEN tba GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
CONSTELLATION NZ Natcon:
Queens Birthday Weekend 1996 The Christchurch City
Travelodge, NZ GsoH Robert Sheckley, Peter Jackson, James
Dignan P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ. Email:
January 24-27 1997 Tradewinds Hotel Fremantle (to be
confirmed) GsoH Howard Waldrop, Stephen Dedman & David
Cake. $60 until 1/10/96. P.O. Box 318 Nedlands WA 6009
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 & Mainstream NatCon $20. Date, venue and other
details tba. P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
CONSPIRACY 1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction
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.Email:
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
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP
May 18 Series - the continuing saga 15 Shade Place
Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
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 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
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
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)
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB
Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St Erskineville GPO Box
2870 Sydney 2001 email@example.com
NSW UNI SF CLUB newsletter Sub Space Relay (02) 481-9419
May 10 Video Night May 17 Costumer's Guild Extravaganza
May 24 A in '99 Lolly Night. 7.30 pm St David's Church
Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
May 26 Foot Rally P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404
June 5 Charles Taylor 13 Frederick St Brunswick.
June 1 Mid-Year Party. Station Hotel, Greville St Prahran
2.00pm GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 e-mail
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY
June 12 8.00pm Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63
Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.
SKYFORCE (Star Wars)
June 15 St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke Rd & Canterbury
Rd Camberwell. 1.00 to 5.00pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
THE FIRST ANNUAL COSTUMER'S BALL
June 22 6.30pm Dallas Brooks Hall 300 Albert St East
Melbourne. $42/head ($38 for Costumers' Guild members)
P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3205 (03) 9557-7088
FOME 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball
August 10 7:00 pm Glenferrie Masonic Hall, 3 Launder st
Hawthorn. Prices will be no more than $15 (concession
should be cheaper), finger food will be provided. Bookings
FOME c/o The Union, Monash University, Clayton Victoria
6TH ANNUAL SCI-FI BALL
August 31 6.30pm The Heidelberg Centre, Ivanhoe $40. 1
Bourke Court Laverton 3028
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB
P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine Babbling On
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.
BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF)
Ballarat P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA
GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne VIC 3001. $12 per year. Fanzine
Sonic Screwdriver. Meetings Second Saturday of the month.
FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH
Monash University F & SF Society FOME c/o The Union,
Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
GALLIFREY (BBC telefantasy) GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB
bi monthly 4th Sunday of the month. Willowmere Receptions
Kyabram. P.O. Box 186 Kyabram 3620
THE QUANTUM LEAP FAN CLUB
Newsletter The Leaper PO Box 315, Northcote VIC 3070
RED DWARF FAN CLUB P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083
RED SQUADRON (Battlestar Galactica)
G.P.O. Box 2317V Melbourne 3001
TIME TREKKERS P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550.
THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
P.O. Box 402, Niddrie 3042., Fanzine The Field Journal.
11:21 (QLD X-FILES CLUB)
Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St Greenslopes 4120
THE WAR COUNCIL Babylon 5
May 19 10am. Metro arts Centre Brisbane
June 2 (02) 311-3841
c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North
Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001.
Star Trek P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337
June 5 Writers Centre Adelaide
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000
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. P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley 6050 E-Mail :
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
May 16 7pm Happy's Chinese Restaurant, Canberra City.ph
(06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
THE COMMUNICATOR #16 Star Trek. Derek Screen for
Enterprise P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne
REVIEW ZINE 41 Susan Smith-Clarke 6 Bellevue Road
Faulconbridge NSW 2776 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASICALLY, THE LAST WORD Basicon post-con report. Karen
Pender-gunn P.O. Box 567 Blackburn Vic 3130.
SIRIUS #11 Garry Wyatt P.O. Box 188 Curtin ACT 2605
WARP 106 Murray MacLachlan for the NASF PO Box 29-119,
Fendalton, Christchurch, NZ.
Email email@example.com. NASF PO Box 5516 Dunedin.
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #225 Rose Mitchell & Tony Souter for
Austrek GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001
ETHEL THE AARDVARK #66 Paul Ewins for the MSFC P.O. Box
212 World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005
Please note new address for Ozsf and the addition of the
FOME Web Page
Australia in '99
Australasian Fannish Email Directory
Babylon 5 OZ Fan Club
Doctor Who Club of Victoria
Dr Who Fan Club of Australia
Fellowship of Middle Earth
Festival of the Imagination 1996
Ithorians (Star Wars)
The Neutral Zone
Quantum Leap push server animation
Apologies to Tim Richards, who became Tim Harris in the
previous Bullsheet. Damian Broderick would also like it
noted that the publisher of his book, Reading by
Starlight, is Routledge not `Rutledge' .
Damian Broderick, Jack Dann, The Communicator, Cary
Lenehan, Richard Hryckiewicz, Paul Kincaid, Alan Stewart,
Polly Morgan, James Huntley, Ian Gunn, Jonathan Strahan,
The Captain's Log
ASSORTED OVERSEAS AWARDS
THE 10TH ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD
Paul J. McAuley Fairyland (Gollancz).
Second place Ken MacLeod The Star Fraction.
Other shortlisted titles were:
Happy Policeman Patricia Anthony (NEL)
The Time Ships Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins)
The Prestige Christopher Priest (Simon & Schuster)
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson (Viking).
1996 NEBULA AWARDS
_The Terminal Experiment_ (serialised as Hobson's Choice)
Robert J Sawyer
"Last Summer at Mars Hill" Elizabeth Hand
"Solitude" Ursula K Le Guin
"Death and the Librarian" by Esther Friesner
A E Van Vogt
1996 JAMES TIPTREE, JR. AWARD
_Waking the Moon_ Elizabeth Hand
_The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein_ Theodore Roszak
_Food Man_ Lisa Tuttle
"And Salome Danced" Kelly Eskridge
_The Armless Maiden_ Terri Windling (ed)
Little Sisters of the Apocalypse Kit Reed
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