THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #55 – June 7th 1996
A science fiction furphyzine produced for the Australian National
Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest
Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.
Stephen Dedman is conducting a writers' workshop for Western
Australian writers of Horror, F&SF. (See W.A. Other Events for
details) Craig Hilton's _Downunderground_ a collection of his comic
strips from the Collie Mail Newspaper, is now available. (Collie
Mail Printing). Justin Ackroyd has copies at Slow Glass Books.
Galaxy Bookshop's David Hollingworth has an article on Cybermovies
in the June issue of _internet.au_.
FANDOM IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
Bob Riel, our FNQ correspondent reports:-
" North Queensland is not exactly a hotbed of SF activity at the
moment. To liven things up, I've been thinking of holding a
convention. I could call it the Subyoctoscopicon - free home-brewed
beer as long as it lasts, with myself as GOH explaining to friends
why they should subscribe to Aurealis as well as People, Who, and
Penthouse. Maybe after State of Origin fever subsides.
Bob also mentions the Science Fiction Writers of Earth Short Story
" It's international, with entries from the US, Canada, UK, and even
South Africa last year. The lone entry from Down Under was mine,
which snaffled fourth place. Prizes US$200/$100/$50, entry fee US$5
for one entry plus $2 for additional entries, 2-7.5 K words, contest
format, deadline 30/10/96. Only unpublished authors are eligible,
e.g., those who have never been paid for a story at the time of
entry. This will be my last year, as I've recent sales to Eidolon
and Tomorrow SF. Entry forms are available from Gil Reis, SFWoE, PO
Box 121293, Fort Worth, TX, USA, 76121."
ON THE BOX & ON THE AIR
Judith Buckrich appeared on the Melbourne Channel 9 News 4/6/96, in
connection with plans to change St Kilda Road into a Boulevard.
Judith has a book _Melbourne's Grand Boulevard: The Story of St Kilda
Road_ to be published later in June. John Weeks' Science Fiction
radio program, Spectrum, on 3MDR 97.1FM continues, featuring: June 8
Star Wars, June 15 Bruce Gillespie, June 22 Katharine Shade.
DR WHO STUFF
With the recent death of Jon Pertwee and the release of the new Dr
Who, the old time lord has got quite a bit of coverage in the media
of late. Who Weekly 3/6/96 has an article on Pertwee (if you can
get past the nude Olympians, it's on page 40) and The Sunday Age's
View magazine has a piece on the new Dr Who, featuring a boxed
inset on Dr Who by Robert Jan & Paula Ruzek.
AUSSIES AT WISCON
The much travelled Lucy Sussex reports that "Wiscon 20 (feminist sf)
in Madison, Memorial day weekend 24-27 May, included a sizable
Aussie contingent - Jean Weber, plus writers Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen
Love, Alice Nunn (Tiptree award runner-up 1993), Jane Routley and
Tess Williams, and postgrad scholars Sylvia Kelso, Helen Merrick and
Justine Larbalestier. Though jetlagged to the eyeballs, all of the
above had tremendous fun, the writers in particular discovering that
(a) people had heard of them (b) people had read them (c) people
really liked their work. Enormous fun was had by all. An A in 99
party was held and went well. "
September 6 - 8 Edmond Barton Centre Moorabbin$30 or $20/day P.O.
Box 355 World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005.
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
tba GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
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.
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
September 27-28 1997 Media & Mainstream NatCon YWCA Cato Conference
Centre Melbourne $20 attending membership ($100 at the door). 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: Pat Cadigan
(confirmed) Danny John-Jules & Robert Llewellyn (O.C.P). Dan
McCarthy. Australian address PO Box 1044, Bundoora, Victoria 3083.
Full NZ$60 / AU$54. Supp NZ$15 / AU$14. PO Box 10104, Wellington,
New Zealand.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP
June 15 Lunch Meeting Mortdale Pub Bistro 12.30 - 3.00 My favourite
monster contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
THE WINTER BALL
August 31 1996 7.00pm Elim House Burwood NSW Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue
Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
September 14 The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet Street Camperdown.
NEWCASTLE SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB
First Sunday of every month, Alice Ferguson Community Hall 30
Caldwell St, Merewether. Call Craig 049 871413 for more details.
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 email@example.com
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB
PO Box 161 Adamstown NSW 2289. Fanzines The Babble-on Babylon 5
and Gold Channel e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY
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
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP
Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm Thursday Nights. Ali Baba Cafe
on George St.
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
NSW UNI SF CLUB
newsletter Sub Space Relay (02) 481-9419
June 7 Hyakutake Comet Night June 14 Pie Night June 21 Coffee, Cake
& Conversation 7.30 pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA
June 8 Annual General Meeting. GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne VIC 3001.
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY
June 12 8.00pm Dandenong Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave,
Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.
(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
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB
June 22 1.00pm at the Online Cafe & The Melting Pot restaurant. 357
Smith Street Fitzroy. P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine
June 23 1pm The Horticultural Society Hall 31 Victoria St Starfleet
Mini-Olympics P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03)
July 3 13 Frederick St Brunswick.
July 6 Starfleet Examination day venue tba GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne
3001 e-mail email@example.com
Mid-Winter Fete July 13 St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
PHRYNNE FISHER CLUB
July 20. Afternoon tea 3.00pm at the Windsor, 103 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000. P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
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 3168 firstname.lastname@example.org
6TH ANNUAL SCI-FI BALL
August 31 6.30pm The Heidelberg Centre, Ivanhoe $40. 1 Bourke Court
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.
(Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355
FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH
Monash University F & SF Society FOME c/o The Union, Monash
University, Clayton Victoria 3168 email@example.com or
FRIDAY NIGHT MOB
Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and nattering. K&Ms, Myer
GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
GAMMA QUADRANT OUTPOST
A local chapter of the U.S. based Bajoran Alliance, (Deep Space
Nine) P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB
9th June the new Doctor Who pilot movie otherwise every two months,
third Sunday of the month CWL Coffee Lounge, off Charlotte Street,
Brisbane. PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email
10 June GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001
July 3 Roman Orszanski "Real Flash, Huh? A load of Bull". Writers
Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000
c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001.
Star Trek P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).
THE NEUTRAL ZONE
Star Trek July 5th Murdoch Uni Education, Commerce and Law Lecture
Theatres #1 and #4 . Entry $2.00. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm
start. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone (09) 434 4167,
email: email@example.com Fanzine The Defector
WRITING SF AND HORROR
August 17th Stephen Dedman will be leading a workshop at Tom Collins
House. Contact the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (09) 384
4771, PO Box 312, Cottesloe WA 6011.
University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CANBERRA S FS
June 20 7pm Charmer's Coffee Lounge and Restaurant, Manuka. ph (06)
288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
THYME #109 Newszine Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre
Melbourne Vic 3005 Incorporates Ian Gunn's ARTICHOKE #16 and Merv
Binns' AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION NEWS #69.
CONSCRIPT PROGRESS REPORT GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001
THE DUFFINITE ARTICLE #3 Duff News Alan Stewart for DUFF P.O. Box
222 World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #226 Star Trek Rose Mitchell & Tony Souter for
Austrek GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne Vic 3001.
OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER #6 Perzine/collectables Sue Ann Barber
P.O. Box 1169 Bibra Lake W.A. 6163.
MIMEZINE FLASHBACK #6 Perzine Terry Frost 1/11 Halpin St, West
Brunswick, Vic 3055
PINKETTE #15D Perzine Karen Pender-Gunn P.O. Box 567 Blackburn Vic
SYDNEY FUTURIAN #18 Newszine Ron Clarke for the Futurian Society of
Sydney P.O. Box K940 Haymarket NSW 2000
For a full listing,
MEDGE (CONVENTION STUFF)
ANZAPA #171 6 August 1996
1997 DUFF nominations 30 September 1996.
The 1996 Enterprise raffle is about to go on sale. The entire
proceeds will go to Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
Prize: A trip for two to Los Angeles; Five nights' accommodation at
the Hyatt Hotel Beverley Hills; a five day Disney pass; two tickets
to an opening night screening of Star Trek: First Contact and a
tour for four of the DS9 and Voyager sets.
Tickets are $2.00 each or $20 per book of 10 and will go on sale on
June 22nd. The raffle will be drawn on September 8th, 1996
For ticket purchases, please send a cheque for the appropriate
amount of money made out to "ENTERPRISE FUND RAISING" together with
a Stamped Self Addressed Envelope to: ENTERPRISE RAFFLE, PO BOX 466
WORLD TRADE CENTRE, MELBOURNE, VIC 3005 or email the club at
email@example.com for any further details.
Alan Stewart, Stephen Dedman, Thyme, Ethel the Aardvark, Bob Riel,
James Allen, Lucy Sussex, Sydney Futurian, Derek Screen
DEADLINE FOR #56
Tuesday June 18th.
Distribution Friday June 21th
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