THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #81 – August 1st 1997
A nosopoetic newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill,
Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA
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GARTH NIX TO BE TELEVISED
Garth Nix reports "My new book, Shade's Children, will be in
Australian bookshops in August (and the US in September). Between
The Lines (ABC TV) interviewed me recently. It goes to air 13
August. Apparently there will also be an interview with Ben Bova
that night. And I have just been picked up as a replacement SF/F
guest for the Brisbane Writers Festival in September, after someone
else dropped out.
Then I'm off to promote SHADE'S CHILDREN and the paperback of
Sabriel in the US in early to mid-October, probably visiting
Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, New York and then San
Francisco on the way home. "
GREG EGAN AWARD NOMINATIONS
Greg Egan has received two nominations in the overseas short story
category of the Japanese Seiun Award. Winners will be announced at
Japan SF Convention '97, in Hiroshima in August and re-announced at
LoneStarCon II. Greg was nominated for "Cocoon" and "Unstable
Orbits in the Space of Lies". He is up against Greg Bear, Gregory
Benford, Avram Davidson, Phyllis Eisenstein, Neil Gaiman and
SUSSEX AT CLARION WEST
Lucy Sussex will be one of the writers in residence at the 1998
Clarion West Science Fiction Writers' Workshop. Other writers
involved in the workshops are Paul Park, George R.R.Martin, Connie
Willis, Gardner Dozois and Carol Emshwiller
Lucy Sussex's Black Ice is now in the shops. Lucy adds " Apart
from being about spiritualism and the Internet, it also quotes a
chunk of Terry Frost (with his permission). One of the issues I
touched on in the book is pedophilia and the Net, and as Terry had
an article in Mimezine Flashback that struck me as ideal, I used
it. In Black Ice the article appears in a newspaper similar to
Beat, in a column called Terry's Rant. And he also rings up and
abuses another character during a radio talkback program. Other
than that, there's no similarities to the real Terry. One line got
censored by the publisher, otherwise the article is pretty much as
Terry wrote it."
Eidolon 24, their special women's issue, has been released. It
features fiction by Jodie Kewley, Karen Attard, Jane Routley,
Tracey Rolfe, Alison Goodman & Carole Nomarhas. There is an
interview with Lucy Sussex, a guest editorial by Sarah Endercott
and an article on Australian women's fantasy and sf in 1996 by
Allan Bray, one of the fans responsible for the revitalisation of
South Australian Fandom following the first Aussiecon, has been
diagnosed with brain tumours. He is due for CAT Scans on Tuesday
July 29 and then for biopsies on the Wednesday. Allan says he is
having trouble, particularly with language and reading. As a
recipient of his generosity while I lived in Adelaide, I wish him
all the best.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Damien Broderick is featured in The Weekend Australian's Syte
Magazine , July 19-20,under the heading The Spike Man Cometh. He
also reviews feminist books by Jean Curthoys and Alison Weir in
The Australian Weekend Review July 26-27. In the same issue,
Terry Dowling reviews Damien's The White Abacus, plus Simon Brown's
Winter and Howard Waldrop's Going Home Again. Race Matthews has a
letter dealing with the Victorian government's treatment of the
auditor general in The Age 22/7/97.
Eric Lindsay notes "Re the Aussiecon Progress report, I mailed the
masters to Dick Smith last Wednesday (9th July?) and Dick has
acknowledged receipt, so overseas fans should get their copies next
month, I'd imagine (depends mostly on the printer now).
Australian fans on the web can see a rough on the web site, with a
final copy to appear in a few weeks, once I find out if any last
minute changes were made (and once I scan a few photos I used,
other than ones already on the web).
I'd have liked a little earlier date for it, but sometimes real
life just gets too much in the way. We said mid year. I figure July
1 was the middle of the year. "
Swancon 23 have added Dave Luckett to their Guest List. Basicon 2
has released its latest Progress Report, mentioning, among other
things, that the YWCA accommodation is booked out and that
Enterprise will be running a ST:TNG 10th Anniversary Party on the
Saturday Night of the Convention.
Derek Screen notes "...although we have been trying for over two
months, we have been advised that we will not be able to get a
convention here in Melbourne with Patrick Stewart.
Patrick's contracted only Australian appearance will be in Sydney
on August 9th and will include Jenniffer Lien from Voyager.
If you are interested in attending this event at a cost of $100,
please call Holodiction in Sydney (the organisers) on 02 9311 3841
to arrange that. "
Melbourne fans Terry Frost and Alan Stewart visited Sydney over the
weekend 26-27th July. The source for this piece of gossip said that
she'd rather not be acknowledged. That Alan was in Sydney was
confirmed by Clive Newall and Justin Ackroyd, both of whom saw him
in a Today report on a Scrabble tournament (28/7). Terry was
nowhere in evidence.
LOST IN SPACE WINTER CONVENTION
August 24 St Hilda's College Auditorium, College Crescent
Parkville. Contact LISA Hotline (02) 9759 3507.
55th World Science Fiction Convention August 28-September 1 1997
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center San Antonio, Texas GsoH Algis
Budrys, Michael Moorcock, Don Maitz and Roy Tackett Attending $135
Supporting $25, Children, 3-12 $40(Rates apply until July 31, 1997)
LoneStarCon2, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277 E-mail:
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. http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/basicon.htm
The Tonight Show October 10 - 12 1997 Mecure Hotel, North Quay, Qld
GoH Richard Arnold GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07) 3266-3103
November 21-23 1997 Australia's 14th National Doctor Who Convention
Guest of Honor (subject to work commitments): Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Edmund Barton Convention Centre, South Road, Moorabbin. $85 until
18 July, $95 until 19 September, $110 until 18 November, $130 at
door GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne Vic 3001
February 13-15 1998 Edmund Barton Centre 488 South Road Moorabbin
Victoria GoH Rob Grant P.O. Box 355 World Trade Centre Melbourne,
Victoria 3005 Australia http://www.vicnet.net.au/~multiver
(New Zealand NatCon) Queen's Birthday Long Weekend 1998 West Plaza
Hotel Wellington GoH Neil Gaiman P.O. Box 11559 Manners St
Wellington New Zealand
CSO (Dr Who NatCon)
April 17-19 1998 Brisbane Travelodge Roma Street Station GsoH
Caroline John & Geoffrey Beevers ph Trevor Gensch (07) 5499 0265
SWANCON TWENTY THREE
24th-27th April, 1998 (Anzac Day long weekend ) Orchard Hotel, 707
Wellington St, Perth. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold Guests: Tess
Williams, Grant Stone, Dave Luckett. Dead GoH: Jules Verne Fan
Guest: Gina Goddard. Membership $60.00 until 31st August GPO Box
429 Perth WA 6841 http://www.gu.uwa.edu.au/swancon E-mail:
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 http://www.maths.uts.edu.au/staff/eric/ain99 email
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
CANBERRA S FS ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT
PATRICK STEWART August 9 Holodiction $100 per person 02 9311 3841.
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP August 16 2pm Robert Heinlein -
Through the Looking Glass Contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB 23 August Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St
Erskineville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 30 1-5pm Sydney University Contact Hector
- 0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBIT September 26 1997 to February 3 1998 The
AUSTRALIAN SF ASSOCIATION GPO Box 4440 Sydney 2000 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
DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org $9 per year
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY Room 1615 University of Technology
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5,
Doctor Who P O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 2165 Email email@example.com
http://www.nlc.net.au/~fsf/Fanzine Friends of Science Fiction
LOST IN SPACE AUSTRALIA P.O. Box N9 Petersham North NSW 2049
NSW UNI SF CLUB zine 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.
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
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
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. Murphy's Bar.
THE OTHER THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP The Elysee Coffee Lounge (corner
Pitt and Bathurst Streets) followed by dinner.
CONQUEST August 3 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001
HYPERION August 9 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3341 0307
BABYLON 5 SERIES 4 SCREENING August 10 11.00am to 5.00pm.QRI
(Queensland Railway Institute) Conference Room, next to Central
Railway Station in the city.
http://www.cth.com.au/usr/timelord/images/maps.jpg RSVP to
QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) August 10 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro
Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001
NEW ALLIANCE August 17 P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169
BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB August 17 Queensland Rail Institute
Center, Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000. email firstname.lastname@example.org
BRISBANE SKYFORCE September 13 10am - 6pm University of Queensland
Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744, PO Box 5732 West Hill QLD 4101
HIGHLANDER September 21 10 am to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St
Brisbane Newsletter The Buzz
VORTEX November 23 QUT (ITE Building Room 303)G.P.O. Box 2084
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 email@example.com. 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 P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).
Sastrek@bigfoot.com (Please note Change of E-Mail address)
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB PO Box 3227, Adelaide, SA,
5000 (08) 294 8337 (Jeremia Boddey, president) Monthly meetings.
Fanzine Chameleon Factor ; newsletter Wall of Lies, annual fanzine
MSFC August 1 Soup of the Evening August 8 Fantasy Films August 15
Star Wars Debate 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
TIME TREKKERS August 1 General Meeting 46 Sternberg St Bendigo P.O.
Box 334 Bendigo 3550.
NOVA MOB August 6 Aaron Sterns (editor of Severed Head) and Steve
Proposch (fiction editor of Bloodsongs) on oz horror writing. 13
Frederick St Brunswick.
SKYFORCE (Star Wars) August 9 Copeland Theatre Economics & Commerce
Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote
3070 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTREK August 9 Art Show St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke and
Canterbury Rds, Camberwell. 2-5pm. Traders, displays, games and
activities, refreshments available. Further information: Rose
Mitchell email@example.com or Steve Hartshorne 9749 1851 (AH)
Traders welcome. To book tables contact Rod Tyrrell 9899 4536 GPO
Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001
FOURTH ANNUAL FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION MASQUERADE BALL August 9
7:00pm - 12:00pm Glenferrie Masonic Hall 3 Launder Street Hawthorn
Contact Fellowship of Middle Earth c/o the Union Monash University
Clayton Victoria 3168 Phone: (03) 95455203
DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY August 13 Video Night Ann McGann
P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159
ENTERPRISE August 23 Star Trek & the History of Science Fiction
Horticultural Society Hall 31 Victoria St Melbourne Vic P.O. Box
466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
Fanzine Babbling On Email James Allen@vut.edu.au or
AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD Telephone (03)9557 7088 P.O. Box 322
Bentleigh Vic 3204 email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.
BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat P.O. Box 178 Wendouree
THE DAEMONIACS CLUB P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne 3001 email:
FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University FOME c/o The Union,
Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168 email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~fome/
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
THE X-FILES FAN CLUB of Australia Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.
THE NEUTRAL ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone (09)
434 4167, email: email@example.com Fanzine The Final Frontier
JUMP POINT August 9 Murdoch University Economics, Commerce & Law
Building - Lecture Theatre 1 The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email
UNISFA - University of W. A. Science Fiction Association. Rebecca
Kirkman firstname.lastname@example.org. Box 59 c/o Guild of
Undergraduates, University of Western Australia Nedlands 6907.
THE WEST LODGE Doctor Who Fan Club. 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
THE MENTOR 92 Ron Clarke P.O. Box K940 Haymarket NSW 1240
STAR WALKING THE NEWSLETTER #29 Jan Wilson for Star Walking P.O.
Box 427 Northcote 3070
EMERALD CITY 23 Cheryl Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org or
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ANZAPA 177 August 8 1997
Ditmars September 19 1997
ASFMAS (postal) September 26 1997
ASFMAS (on site) 4pm September 27 1997
SFWoE SF/F Story Contest 30 October
Altair Competition November 1 1997
Alan Stewart, Warpspeed, Cath Ortlieb, Lucy Sussex, Garth Nix,
Allan Bray, Justin Ackroyd, Clive Newall, Derek Screen
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