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Forest Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA
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Lucy Sussex & Julian Warner hosted George Turner's 80th
Birthday party on October 19th. The attendees consisted of a
goodly proportion of the regular Nova Mob, over a dozen of
Australia's more successful published science fiction writers,
more Ditmar winners than you could shake a stick at, several
ANZAPA past Presidents and OBEs including both present
incumbents and, of course, George. Judith Buckrich did the
formal stuff; George expressed astonishment that he was still
alive at eighty having set sixty five as his target; Judith
wished him at least another twenty years, at which point John
Bangsund interjected "At least another three!" referring to
George's duties as Guest of Honour at Aussiecon Three.
Conversations consisted largely of "Is it really ten years
since I last saw you?" or "How's your Internet connection
going." Terry Frost, Alan Stewart, David Cootes and Cheryl
Morgan represented recent fandom but, apart from them, you
could have destroyed a goodly proportion of Australian fan
history by dropping an asteroid on the Warner/Sussex house that
night. Bill Wright noted "It was just like 1975."


This year's Double Gamma Awards, awarded by the Australian Dr
Who Convention, were awarded at  Whovention III in Sydney

Best Fanzine 	Strange Matter Sian O'Neale
Best Editor	David Richardson (Sonic Screwdriver)
Best Writer	Matthew Rayner
Best Artist	(?) Can anyone help?
Outstanding Individual Contribution	Richard Nolan

	Bob Riel reports "A month ago, I placed an SF tale, "The Book"
with  ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum  (yes, SF, albeit in
somewhat of a 1940's Galaxy/Amazing style). They stuck it into
their September issue, and I understand copies are on their way
to me via sea-mail, so I may hold it in my hot little fist by
Christmas. And just last week, I sold "The Good of the Many" to
Millennium,  the electronic magazine. Only $25, and the cheque
is in US funds so it'll cost me A$10 to cash it, but what the
heck. Plus Rod Marsden writes that he'll try to fit my story
"Light After Death" in the December issue of Prohibited Matter,
though it may be held over depending on what fits.
	Yes, it's been a good month or two. And I've sold two others,
"The Gift" and "Filet-o-Fish", to  Tomorrow SF  and ELF
respectively, though neither of these will be published until
1997. The latter tale is more surreal fantasy than science
fiction, but I think it may qualify as "speculative".
	I've a very useful publication called Australian Short Fiction
Markets  which is distributed by Eris MacDonald from WA. She
wants more SF/F/H markets included in a planned update;
Aurealis  and Corpus In Fernus  are in the current issue, but
Eidolon  hasn't returned the forms she's sent. I've been trying
to help her out with names and addresses for new publications
like Futurist, but it occurs to me that your readers probably
have much more knowledge of the current state of play than I'll
ever get up here in the North. If anyone has a list handy of
who's publishing short fiction, or planning to, I'd like to
forward a copy to her so that everyone in our favourite genres
has a chance to be represented."

Shayne McCormack notes "Phantasia Science Fiction & Mystery
Bookshop at 443 High Street Penrith is now open (ph 047 223
600). It is jointly owned by Owen and Karen Miller, while I
work for Karen as her assistant and Manager. Karen works in the
shop as Director and, although I would love to be a partner as
you mentioned, I am an employee only." Shayne notes that the
store is adorned by artwork by Robyn Woodward and Lewis Morley
and that the logo was designed by Marilyn Pride, that there is
a cafe as a part of the shop and that fans are always welcome.
Perry Middlemiss is back from his DUFF trip looking a little
the worse for wear. Part of this is due to his developing a
fever the day he had to drive through Death Valley.Yvonne
Rousseau sent photographs of various people enjoying themselves
at LACon III. She notes that she has the ten plastic spacemen
that Ian Gunn and Karen Pender-Gunn secreted at Dave & Hazel
Langford's place. They will be auctioned for GUFF. Julian
Warner notes that the launch of Lucy Sussex' The Scarlet Rider
went well.

Convention Information 

	Shay Telfer reports " The Sci-Fi Channel is set to host what is
believed to be the world's first online science fiction
convention, which will run from Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 on The
Dominion Web site. The convention, dubbed SCIFI.CON, will
feature all the trappings of a regular con, including panel
discussions, author readings, celebrity chats, a costume ball
and more.
	The con will take advantage of the latest online technologies
with offerings such as real-time streaming movie screenings,
interactive games and contests, and online chats in both
standard IRC format and with the graphical environment of The
Palace technology. Guests will include Arthur C. Clarke and
Gentry Lee, Roger Corman, Colin Baker, Greg and Tim
Hildebrandt, Stan Lee, cast members from MST3K and many other
SF celebrities.
	Naturally there will be a virtual huckster's room, complete
with the ability for online transactions. SCIFI.CON is free to
anyone who wishes to attend. More information can be found by
visiting The Dominion at "


November 9 Sydney Sydney Hilton Hotel November 10 Brisbane
Carlton Crest Hotel November 16 Melbourne  World Congress
Center November 17 Adelaide Adelaide Convention Center. GsoH
George Takei, Marc Alaimo and Dave McDonnell- Editor Starlog
Magazine $38.00 or $42.00 at the door. Children (6-12) $19.00
11:00am till 6:00pm( Adelaide Noon to 7pm) Call 1800-655-594

January 24-27 1997 Tradewinds Hotel Fremantle (to be confirmed)
GsoH Howard Waldrop, Stephen Dedman & David Cake. 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

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:

June 7-9 1997 GsoH Anthony Daniels(O.C.P.), Kenny Baker
(O.C.P.) &  Steve Sansweet. Edmund Barton Conference Centre 488
South Rd Moorabbin Vic $125 ($150 at the door) P.O. Box 427
Northcote 3070

AUSSIECON THREE 1999 World Science Fiction Convention. 
September 2-6 1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne GsoH George
Turner, Greg Benford and Bruce Gillespie. Aussiecon Three, GPO
Box 1212K, Melbourne, 3001, Australia email

GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced. 

	The Melbourne Science Fiction Club held its AGM on October 18.
Elected were: President  Karen Pender-Gunn, Secretary Alan
Stewart, Treasurer Cheryl Morgan, Activators Justin Semmell &
Bev Hope, Publicity Michael Jordan. The Quantum Leap Fanclub
has, according to Katharine Maxwell, died.



FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  November 15 57th Anniversary
Meeting 6.30 pm, Glasgow Arms Hotel 527 Harris St Ultimo 

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP November 16 You must read this
Contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

SKYFORCE SYDNEY December 7  The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet
Street Camperdown.


BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown  NSW  2289. Fanzines
The Babble-on Babylon 5  and Gold Channel  

DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:  $9 per year 

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5,
Doctor Who  P O Box 797 Fairfield  NSW  2165 Email Fanzine Friends of Science Fiction Newsletter

LOST IN SPACE AUSTRALIA P.O. Box N9 Petersham North NSW  2049

NSW UNI SF CLUB newzine Sub Space Relay  (02) 481-9419 

NEWCASTLE SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB First Sunday of every month,
Alice Ferguson Community Hall  30 Caldwell St, Merewether. Call
Craig 049 871413 for more details.

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

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

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

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB  Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St
Erskineville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001

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

THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering.  5-7pm
Thursday Nights. Ali Baba Cafe on George St.

WAGGA DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB c/o Keith Walker, 52 Perseverance St,
West Wyalong, NSW, 2671

MSFC   October 25 Computer Games November 1 Italian Food Night
November 8 Cheap and Nasty Science Fiction Videos 8.00pm St
David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

ENTERPRISE October 26 1.00pm  ST Wheel of Fortune Costuming
workshop & Xmas Party Workshop The Horticultural Society Hall
31 Victoria St P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
(03) 9583 7404

TIME TREKKERS  November 1 Videos Bendigo Community Support
Centre 46 Sternberg St Bendigo. P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550.

PHRYNE FISHER  CLUB November 2  Noon lunch time Cafe Hotel 480
Victoria Street North melbourne How to host a murder game. P.O.
Box 41 West Brunswick 3055

NOVA MOB November 6 Iain Banks discussion Led by: SF Books -
Race Mathews Non-SF Books - Bruce Gillespie 13 Frederick St

AUSTREK   November 9 Starship Derby Day. Venue tba.  Austrek
references. December 1 End of Year Party Bajoran Independence
Day Celebration  2pm Coppin Hall. Austrek will be collecting
new toys (and money donations) for the Salvation Army Toy
Appeal through the Wishing Tree at K-Mart. Army reps will be in
attendance to talk about this appeal and how it affects its
operations and resources. GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne, 3001
Phone:  03 9887 1701 (Answering machine only)

always spoil a good book? 8.00pm Dandenong Library.  Ann McGann
63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.

STAR TREK FIRST CONTACT November 22 Enterprise & Austrek are
arranging tickets for the opening night. Contact P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Vic 3005

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) December 14 Christmas in the Stars Party
St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke Rd & Canterbury Rd Camberwell.
6.00 pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070

MSFC/ENTERPRISE/DWCV December 14  6 pm Christmas Party St
David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick

LONDON LOWLIFE'S FEAST (1997 Valentine's Day Ball) February 15
St Brigid's Church Hall, North Fitzroy. Presented by the
Australian Costumers Guild P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
Fanzine Babbling On

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

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


FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University F & SF Society
FOME c/o The Union, Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168 or

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. K&Ms, Myer Arcade Melbourne

GALLIFREY GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001 Daniel Klein 0419 379
842, AH:(03) 9850 7275

GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB bi monthly 4th Sunday of the month.
Willowmere Receptions Kyabram. P.O. Box 186 Kyabram 3620

RED DWARF FAN CLUB P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083

TIME LORDS c/o Lee Zachariah 3 Selwood Crt, Mornington, VIC,
3931. Newsletter Eternity  (was TARDIS)

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.


QUEST G.P.O. Box 2084 Brisbane 4001 

11:21 (Qld X-Files Club) Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St
Greenslopes 4120

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB bimonthly, 3rd Sunday of the month CWL
Coffee Lounge, off Charlotte Street, Brisbane. PO Box 10308,
Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email

CONQUEST GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001

TERMINAL PYRAMIDS The Wide Bay DW and B7 Fan Club 51 Rocky St
Maryborough QLD 4650 (071) 215 180 (Daniel Pattell)

TRILOGY (Dr Who) PO Box 2459, Southport, QLD, 4215 David Mark
Sasche Fanzine Entropy  Will meet
monthly on the Gold Coast.

UQTREK  The University of Queensland's first and only club for
the  Appreciation of Star Trek contact Perryn Fowler


CRITICAL MASS November 6  Writers Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355,
Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

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).

5000 (08) 294 8337 (Jeremia Boddey, president)  Monthly
meetings. Fanzine Chameleon Factor ; newsletter Wall of Lies


JUMP POINT The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Contact David Taylor

THE NEUTRAL  ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone (09)
434 4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier
Newsletter The Defector

UNISFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction
Association.  e-mail

THE WEST LODGE  Doctor Who Fan Club.  5th November 1pm Collins
Street Centre, South Perth. Cost : $1.50 members, $3.00
non-members. Meeting features the Seventh Doctor,  Merlin, and
the Bridager. The meeting also features the First Doctor and
TARDIS set. 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:


CANBERRA S FS   ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608

CANBERRA DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB c/o Huw Buchtmann, 12 Joske Place,
Latham, ACT, 2615 Meetings first Saturday of each month (not
December!) Produces newsletter Dishrags to Drashigs


STAR WALKING THE NEWSLETTER #26/27 , Jan Wilson,  Shane
Morrissey &  Michael Wilson for Star Walking P.O. Box 427
Northcote Vic 3070

THE COMMUNICATOR #19  Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 

THE RUBBISH BIN(NS) Vol 3  Merv Binns P.O. Box 491 Elsternwick
Vic 3185 (Came with Australian  SF News SF & F Checklist #8 )

ULTRAWARP #21  Michael Cloonan for Time-Trekkers P.O. Box 934
Bendigo Vic 3550

	Narrelle Harris is selling a tape of Blakes 7 filks that she
and Fiona Undy, put together in 1986 'Voices from the Past'. It
is available through the Net.
	While I mention that I might as well note that my own filk
collection The Official Tigger Songbook,  with original artwork
by Craig Hilton, Bob Shaw, John Packer, Graham Ferner, Terry
Frost and Sheryl Birkhead is available for $3 from me, proceeds
to the Arcon Bailout. The good thing about the paper version is
that you don't have to listen to me sing them.


For a full listing,

New Pages
Jump Point  Babylon 5

Beky Tully 100 McLennans Rd Plenty Vic 3090


1997 DUFF nominations 		1 December 1996 
ANZAPA #173			6 December 1996
Paul John Statham Memorial	31 January 1997

Alan Stewart,  Shayne McCormack, Ultrawarp , The Communicator ,
Julian Warner, Yvonne Rousseau, Katharine Maxwell, David
Taylor, Bob Riel, Shay Telfer


Tuesday  November  5th.   Distribution Friday  November  8th.