THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #57 – July 12 1996
An ergasiophobic newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,
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
John Howard may not like Canberra, but others seem to be adding to its
population, notably Kim Lambert, whose son, Lindsay Lambert, was born
on June 16th. Ex-Tasmanian fan Giulia de Cesare is to marry British
fan Steve Davies, he edited Intersection's newsletter, Voice of the
Mysterons. They will be in Australia in January.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Robert Jan and Paula Ruzek continue their rise as the oracles of
science fiction in the mainstream press. They got the cover feature in
View , the Sunday Age television guide (30/6/96) with an article
about sf television which pushed the opinion that Babylon 5 was the
best thing since sliced bread. Meantime, in connection with the Sunday
showing of the new Dr Who movie, Richard Nolan, President of the Dr
Who Club of Victoria, gets quoted in the Age's Green Guide 4/7/96.
(He mentions the comedians who have appeared in Dr Who, but forgets
John Cleese!) Not to be outdone, Sydney's Dallas Jones gets a mention
in The Weekend Australian July 6-7. For the record, I thought the new
Dr Who movie was over-American and played more like Highlander II
meets Terminator 2 than it did like real Dr Who, despite minor touches
of the original. Getting back to serious stuff, Damien Broderick
reviews an assortment of real science books in the Australian's
Weekend Review July 6-7, mentioning, among others, Stephen Jay
Gould's Dinosaur in a Haystack and Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted
World. It's a science fiction sort of a week in The Australian. In the
same issue, Phillip Adams demolishes the coy "It's not real...but it
could be" attitude of The X-Files.
July 26-27 Second convention of science fiction television and film,
on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th Murdoch University's
Economics, Commerce and Law lecture theatres. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake,
September 7 - 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.
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 Dallas.Jones@sydpcug.org.au
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 http://www.ar.com.au/~medtrek
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
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.
(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.
ZAGREB IN '99
Bid for the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention. $8 pre-supporting
rate. c/o Atlas, Suite 1999, Lastovska 23, 10000 Zagreb Croatia
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP July 13 (soup & video night) contact 15
Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
THE WINTER BALL August 31 7.00pm Elim House Burwood NSW Susan Clarke
6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
SKYFORCE SYDNEY September 14 The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet Street
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
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
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Doctor
Who P O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 2165 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fanzine
Friends of Science Fiction Newsletter
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 year
THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering. 5-7pm
Thursday Nights. Ali Baba Cafe on George St.
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)
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St Erskineville
GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW UNI SF CLUB newsletter Sub Space Relay (02) 481-9419
MSFC July 12 Coffee, Cake & Conversation 7.30 pm St David's Church
Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre
MSFC MID-WINTER FETE July 13 St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA July 14 Games and Trading Day! The
Horticultural Hall at 31-33 Victoria Street 11am. GPO Box 4782UU
Melbourne VIC 3001 email: email@example.com
PHRYNNE FISHER CLUB July 20. Afternoon tea 3.00pm at the Windsor,
103 Spring Street Melbourne 3000. P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB July 27 1.00- 5.00 Room 21 Moonee Ponds
Community Centre, Mount Alexander RoadMoonee Ponds P.O. Box 41 West
Brunswick 3055 Fanzine Babbling On
ENTERPRISE July 27 1.00 pm Moorabbin Bowling Centre vs Dr Who Club of
Vict P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404
GALLIFREY August 2 GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
AUSTREK August 3 2.00pm 20th Birthday celebrations St Augustine's
Hall 630 Bourke St Melbourne GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 e-mail
NOVA MOB August 7 13 Frederick St Brunswick.
SKYFORCE (Star Wars) August 10 St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke Rd &
Canterbury Rd Camberwell. 1.00 to 5.00pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
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
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY August 14 Is Science Fiction
a Masculine Genre and Fantasy a Feminine Genre? 8.00pm Dandenong
Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.
STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON August 24-25 Hoyts Cinema Chadstone $20.
Starts midnight August 24. Enterprise P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
6TH ANNUAL SCI-FI BALL August 31 6.30pm The Heidelberg Centre, Ivanhoe
$40. 1 Bourke Court Laverton 3028
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
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
GALLIFREY 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
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
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
BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB Every two months, third Sunday of the month
CWL Coffee Lounge, off Charlotte Street, Brisbane. PO Box 10308,
Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email firstname.lastname@example.org Conquest
GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001
CRITICAL MASS August 7 Writers Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355, Rundle
Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000 email@example.com
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
WRITING SF AND HORROR August 17 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.
THE NEUTRAL ZONE July 26 PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone
(09) 434 4167, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fanzine The Final Frontier
Newsletter The Defector
UNISFA - 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 : email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CANBERRA S FS ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
ETHEL THE AARDVARK #67 Paul Ewins for the MSFC P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG #227 Rose Mitchell for AUSTREK GPO Box 5206AA
BLACK LIGHT #19 Damian Christie & Sean-Paul Smith for Gallifrey GPO
Box 910G Melbourne 3001
MIMEZINE FLASHBACK #7 Terry Frost 1/11 Halpin St West Brunswick Vic
3055 A fanzine with Dean Martin on the cover proving that Terry is
indeed a doyen of bad taste.
EMERALD CITY #10 Cheryl Morgan 100610.3413@ compuserve.com. E-zine,
this one on nanotechnology
AUSTRALIA IN '99 PRE-SUPPORTERS' NEWSLETTER P.O. Box 99 Bayswater
DIVERSE VISIONS #41 Ann McGann for the Dandenong Science Fiction
Society 63 Woodside Ave Frankston Vic 3199
For a full listing,
Daniel Cocks (Dr Who Page)
UFP Role Playing http://www.nectar.com.au/~stevew/ufp/
Dr Who Fan Club of Australia
ANZAPA #171 6 August 1996
1997 DUFF nominations 30 September 1996.
JOVE NODS, BULLSHEET HAPPENS
For some reason the electronic versions of the previous edition went
out as #57, when they were, in fact, #56. No doubt the same gremlin
was responsible for my adding an "e" to Sue Ann Barber's name.
Alan Stewart, Richard & Sue Hryckiewicz, Black Light , John Darcy,
Giulia de Cesare, Sue Ann Barber
DEADLINE FOR #58
Tuesday July 23rd.
Distribution Friday July 26th
A reminder that I am always interested in updated information on clubs
and club activities for the Bullsheet and for the Vicnet Science
Fiction Web Pages.
If you are involved in a club, check out the details here or on
http://vicnet.net.au/~sfoz and see how accurately I have represented
your club. Vicnet also offers free space for Victorian clubs and
organisations so please feel free to send me, in electronic format, a
page or so about your club and a gif or jpeg file of your club's logo
for inclusion on the web page. Even if you don't have easy access to a
web site, you can get your club represented on the web.
This Fanzine supports the Minneapolis bid for the 1973 World Science