A collection of bavardage produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,
3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail:
	Postal subscriptions $6-00 for ten.(Cheques made out to Marc
Ortlieb please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip.
E-mailed direct, a once off $10 fee.  Free copy from aus.sf on
Internet or at

Bob Riel notes "Not sure what's transpired since last I flung
my electrons your way.  I hear from Geoffrey Dale that my story
"Letting Go" will be in Futurist #4  come April.  "God In His Heaven"
appeared as scheduled in the last print issue of Tomorrow SF ; lead
story, too. Sometime this year they'll be publishing "The Gift".  "God
In His Heaven"  was picked up by Lexicon,  a mainstream magazine out
of Brisbane with both print and electronic versions; they're at:
	I sold one a few weeks ago to Aboriginal SF,  called "Playing
God", though they don't plan to publish it for about 18 months.  Oh,
and "A Short Prayer", which was in the last  Eidolon, will also be
appearing in an upcoming issue of  Social Alternatives.   January was
a very nice month for me as far as writing goes."

BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH Damien Broderick reviews The Science & Ethics of
Human Extinction, Our Place in the Cosmos and Quantum Technology in
The Weekend Australian Review 1-2/2/96. Peter Darling was heard on 3LO
30/1/97 in his role as Telstra representative. He was talking about
people who wanted to change carriers but use the same number. Shane
Morrissey was heard on 3LO on 5/2/97 talking about Star Wars.

AUSSIECON THREE Aussiecon Three chairman Perry Middlemiss reports
"Alan Stewart has been appointed Publicity Officer. The Board is
currently working on internal procedures, defining the positions
required for the effective running of the convention, outlining the
relevant duties of those positions and examining possible candidates.
In other words we are very much in the planning phase.
	On the Publicity front, Alan Stewart and I will be at the MSFC
for their 45th anniversary to discuss the convention and to answer
questions. We also hope to make contact with all science fiction,
fantasy, horror and media fan groups in Victoria in order to make
arrangements to attend one of their regular meetings in order to do

CONVENTION INFORMATION Lots of professional stuff coming up from the
Starland people. See the Holodiction entries below. Is TeleCon '97 a
hoax? Apart from the initial email info (as below) no one seems to
have heard of it.


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$60 /
AU$54. Supp  NZ$15 / AU$14. PO Box 10104, Wellington, New

HIGHLANDER DOWN UNDER April 26-27 1997 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GoH
Peter Wingfield Features a Ceilidh. $75 as long as a $25 deposit is
paid by 1/3/97. GPO Box 2004 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07) 3282 4220 email (please put HL Downunder in subject line)

HOLODICTION Sydney May 10, Darling Harbour. Expo and Convention with
Armin Shimmerman (Quark) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION Melbourne May 11, Carlton Hotel. Armin Shimmerman (Quark -
DS-9) and Tim Russ.(Tuvok - Voyager) Phone 02 9311-3841

TELECON '97 May 1997 Dates and venue to be confirmed Melbourne. GsoH
include Ed Bishop (UFO, Capt. Scarlet)), Louise Pajo (UFO, Dr Who),
Tom Oliver, Charles Tingwell, Val Lehman, Colette Mann, Adrian
Sherlock. $100 or $150 at door. Cheques payable to James Overton. 12
Hamilton Street Crib Point, 3919 Victoria. email -

FORCE 2 (Star Wars) June 7-9 1997 GsoH Jeremy Bulloch (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

HOLODICTION Brisbane  June 8 Mercure Hotel. Rene Ouberjonois (Odo -
DS-9) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION Perth  June 15, Enquire about venue. Rene Ouberjonois.
(Odo - DS-9) Phone 02 9311-3841

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS'97  June 20-22 1997 Sydney Masonic Centre.
Confirmed GsoH Andrew J Robinson ( Garak: DS9); Jeffrey Willerth
(Kosh: Babylon 5); Richard Arnold (Star Trek consultant); Jim Lockett
( Director, Official B5 Warner Brothers Fan Club, US)  2-Day Ticket
$140, Banquet (limit 150) $50, Cocktail Party (limit 150) $35. Friends
of Science Fiction. P.O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW, 2165  (02) 9523 8385

HOLODICTION Adelaide  June 22, Enquire about venue. Robert Picardo
(Doctor) and Rene Ouberjonois. (Odo) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION "Mini Convention" June 29 Rene Ouberjonois and Robert
Picardo in Sydney.  Phone 02 9311-3841

EVENT HORIZON II July 18-20 1997  Mercure Hotel, Brisbane GoH Michael
O'Hare (Commander Sinclair, Babylon 5)  full membership $95 supporting
$30 until March 31 776 Cavendish Rd Holland Park 4121 Qld Email

BASICON 2 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.

CONSCIENCE October 4 - 5 1997 Mecure Hotel, North Quay, Qld GPO Box
1376 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07) 3355 5938

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

CLUB NEWS Skyforce have branched out, adding a Queensland group.



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


SYDNEY SKYFORCE March 15 1-5pm Sydney University Contact
Hector - 0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email 


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

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.

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 5682)

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

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP Contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)

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 


NEW ALLIANCE February 16 Venue tba P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB February 16 PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000. email

WAR COUNCIL (Babylon 5) February 23 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3355 5938 

CONQUEST March 2 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001

HYPERION March 8 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3341 0307

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) March 9 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro Arts
109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

HIGHLANDER March 16 10 am to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
Vortex  March 23 QUT (ITE Building Room 303)G.P.O. Box 2084 Brisbane

COSMIC COTILLION April 5 The Irish Club Elizabeth Street (07) 3356

BRISBANE SKYFORCE April 12  10am - 6pm University of Queensland
Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744,  PO Box 5732 West Hill QLD 4101 Email

KITOMER II: The Wrath of Karl April 25-27 Wivenhoe dam

FSFSA C/O Leela Cosgrove 3 Sollis St. Geebung Brisbane Q 4034 

THE SPACE RANGER FAN CLUB Dinners at least once a month 104 Muir
Street, Labrador 4215 (07)55322812 

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


AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001. 

CRITICAL MASS PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

SASTREK  Star Trek P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337

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


MSFC  February 14 Valentine's Day Films, February 21 Fanzines,
Costuming and SF Introductions, February 28 Instant Fanzine Night
8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box
212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

AUSTREK February 15 2.00 pm AGM Pastoral Centre St Francis Church 326
Lonsdale St MelbourneGPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne, 3001 Phone:  03 9887
1701 (Answering machine only)

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 email

ENTERPRISE February 22 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm Video Production Preparation
Day Horticultural Society Hall 31 Victoria St Melbourne P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404 1996

AUREALIS AWARDS February 28 at 7.00pm. Slow Glass Books, 305 Swanston

MELBOURNE NOVA MOB March 5 13 Frederick St Brunswick. 

SKYFORCE (Star Wars)April 12 Copeland Theatre Economics & Commerce
Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
Email Address:

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

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

AUSTRALIAN HORROR SOCIETY P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.

BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat  P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355

706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne  3001  email:

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 

PHRYNE FISHER  CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055

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)

TIME TREKKERS  P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550. 

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


JUMP POINT  The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email 

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.

THE WEST LODGE DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB. 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:


EMERALD CITY #17  Cheryl Morgan cherylmorgan

THYME 113  Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic


SCIENCE FICTION MODELLER  Greg Martin 15 Bovey Street, North Mackay,
4740 Qld. Australia.  (079) 423 815 email:

STRANGE MATTER 18 Sian O'Neale 185 Kooyong Rd Toorak 3142. 

BUSSWARBLE #33  Michael Hailstone 14 Cecil Rd Blackheath NSW 2785


For a full listing,


Shannah Jay


Paul John Statham Memorial		March 3, 1997 
DUFF voting				April 1  
1997 DITMAR & ASFMA nominations		April 30 1997 CoA


Alan Stewart,  Warpspeed, Cath Ortlieb, Bob Riel, Darren Maxwell,
Perry Middlemiss, Greg Martin


Tuesday  February  25th.  

Distribution Friday  February  28th.