A jejune newszine 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


The Nebula Award Nominations item I had in the Bullsheet #71 missed one
important word - Preliminary. That list was the preliminary ballot. Of
the three items mentioned , only Jack Dann's novella "Da Vinci  Rising"
made it onto the final  ballot. Thanks to Alan Stewart for pointing out
my error.


Aurealis #18 is now available. The fiction is "Them Bones" Colin Clark,
"Ten Minutes of Midnight" J.M Earle, "Seventeen Views of Mount
Taranaki" Peter Friend, "The View From Stickney Crater" Rick Kennett,
"Time to Burn" Michael Pryor, "Platform 79" John T. Stolarczyk and
"Adeline" Lucy Sussex

These were presented at Slow Glass Books on February 28th. All the
expected people were therethe Aurealis publishing team, assorted
critics and commentators, various publisher's representatives, and
authors including Damien Broderick, Lucy Sussex, Jack Dann, Russell
Blackford, Sean McMullen and Kerry Greenwood The general tone of the
presenters was "There's been a lot of bad stuff written this year, but
we found some good stuff to give the awards to." Peter Nichols,
presenting the Fantasy Awards carried off this technique sardonically.
Rod Williams, in presenting the Horror Awards was more petulant.  Alan
Stewart and Justin Ackroyd note that The Memory Cathedral  is already
adorned with an "Aurealis Award Winner" sticker.

Final Awards were:

Long Science Fiction METAL FATIGUE Sean Williams
Short Science Fiction "Borderline" Leanne Frahm
Long Fantasy 	THE MEMORY CATHEDRAL  Jack Dann
(tie)		ENCHANTER & STARMAN: The Axis Trilogy  				Sara Douglass
Short Fantasy "The Sword of God" Russell Blackford
Long Horror No Award
Short Horror  "Passing the Bone" Sean Williams
Long Young Adult 	MIRROR, MIRROR  Hillary Bell
(tie)			THE BROKEN WHEEL  Kerry 						Greenwood 		
Short Young Adult 	 "Green Monkey Dreams" Isobelle


Expatriate Aussie Fan Judith Hanna had a letter in New Scientist
8/2/97. Unfortunately, she blew it, attributing the arrival of the cane
beetle in Australia to attempts to destroy prickly pear. In the March
1st issue, Vincent Serventy of the Wildlife Preservation Society of
Australia puts the facts straight. In The Weekend Australian 7-8/3/97
Damien Broderick reviews David Morehouse's Psychic Warrior  while Terry
Dowling reviews three Stephen King volumes, plus Your Personal Net
Sci-Fi.  A photograph of Tasmanian zoologist and science fiction writer
Niall Doran (The Chronicles of Detrius Thesper ) appears in the
Herald/Sun 11/3/97 along with an article on the potential for cloning
thylacines. The article also mentions Craig Wellington and his new
science fiction collection entitled ThylaXene.  Shane Morrissey, Jan,
Michael and Annika Wilson appear and are quoted in an eleven page
spread on Star Wars in Who Weekly magazine 17/3/97.

First it was Justin & Jenny Ackroyd with their daughter Lucy, now Ian
Mackereth reports " Graham South, owner of Infinitas Bookshop in
Parramatta, has become the proud father of Catherine Ellen (although
the hard work was done by his wife Bethany) at 0910 on Friday March 7
1997. Vital statistics: 3.46kg, 48cm." Is it like when rabbits
reproduce more in good conditions? Does this pressage an upturn in the
book trade?
Nothing new to report.


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 June 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

MULTIVERSE 3 February 13-15 1998 tba

SWANCON TWENTY THREE 24th-27th April, 1998 (Anzac Day long
weekend ) Orchard Hotel, 707 Wellington St, Perth. GoH: t.b.a.
Guests: Tess Williams, Grant Stone.Dead GoH: Jules Verne Fan
Guest: Gina Goddard. Membership $60.00 until 31st August

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



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

BEN BOVA Signing March 20, 6-00 to 7-00pm  Galaxy Books

BEN BOVA Signing March 21, 12-30 to1-30 Dymocks SF & Fantasy

FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  March 21 7.00pm Scientists in SF Room 1615
University of Technology Broadway


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 


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

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

COSMIC COTILLION April 5 The Irish Club Elizabeth Street (07) 3356 5472

CONQUEST April 6  Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001

HYPERION April 12 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3341 0307

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

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) April 13 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro Arts
109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

NEW ALLIANCE April 20  P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB April 20 PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000. 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  March 14 Astroboy, Prince Planet & other Japanese Animations.
March 15 The Ides of March Picnic Floral Clock opposite the National
Gallery. March 21 Three panels March 28 No meeting April 4 Quiz Night
8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box
212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

AUSTREK March 15 2.00 pm Coffee & Conversation Virtual Access Cafe 129
Maroondah Highway Ringwood GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne, 3001 Phone:  03
9887 1701 (Answering machine only)

THE DOCTOR & OTHER STRANGERS March 15 Time Rift and the Stranger series
10.30 am Kathryn Andersen 5 Epsom Court Donvale ph 9841-0081 BYO

BEN BOVA SIGNING March 18, 6-00 to 7-00pm  Slow Glass Books, 305
Swanston St Melbourne

BEN BOVA SIGNING March 19,12-30 to 1-30 Minotaur

ENTERPRISE March 28 Royal Childrens Good Friday Appeal P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

NOVA MOB April  2  13 Frederick St Brunswick. 

Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

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:

BABYLON 5 BARBECUE April 16  BYO BBQ held at Monash University Clayton
campus for B5 fanatics. Details of date and time will be given to
anybody interested. The tentitive date is Wednesday 16th April.  Please
reply to  as soon as possible in

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA June 21 6.00pm to Midnight Awards
Night Albert by the Lake Function Centre. Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.

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

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 NEUTRAL  ZONE    March 21st  Murdoch University's ECL Lecture
Theatres #1 and #4. 6.30pm. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone
(09) 434 4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier
Newsletter The Defector

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

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:


SYDNEY FUTURIAN #25  Ron Clarke P.O. Box P.O. Box K940, Haymarket,
N.S.W. 2000

ETHEL THE AARDVARK 71  Ian Gunn for the MSFC P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005 

THE INSTRUMENTALITY  March 1997 Mark Loney for the Australian Science
Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131

EMERALD CITY #18  Cheryl Morgan 

THE MENTOR 91  Ron Clarke P.O. Box P.O. Box K940, Haymarket, N.S.W.


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DUFF voting				April 1  1997
ANZAPA 175				April 8 1997
DITMAR & ASFMA nominations		April 30 1997
Starwalking Art Folio 			May 1 1997.
Austrek Art Show 			July 1 1997


Alan Stewart,  Warpspeed,  Justin Ackroyd,  Ethel the Aardvark


Tuesday  March 25th.  
Distribution Friday  March 28th.