THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #82 – August 15th 1997
An acariasic newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill,
Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA
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
Lots of engagements in the air. First, congratulations to Merv
Binns & Helena Roberts who recently announced their engagement.
Congratulations also to Bev Hope and David Arblaster and to Beky
Tully and H. Gibbens.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Damien Broderick reviews KINDS OF MINDS Dennett, HOW BRAINS THINK
Calvin and THE CONSCIOUS MIND Chalmers in The Weekend Australian's
The Weekend Review August 2-3. The same isue mentions the six week
sf writing course being run at the Victorian Writers' Centre in
Melbourne by Jack Dann from August 12. Damien has also been heard
on the radio by several Bullsheet correspondents, most recently on
August 12th on 3LO when he was interviewed about THE SPIKE and
then grilled by the talkback audience. Fiona Capp reviews Lucy
Sussex's BLACK ICE in The Age 9/8/97 Garth Nix notes "I've just
been told that the 'Between the Lines' episode with me and Ben Bova
will now got to air on Wednesday the 27th of August, not the 13th."
" This note is to announce the appointment of Julian Warner tothe
position of Division Head of the Administration Division.
This Division integrates those areas of a convention committee
normally associated with a title such as "secretariat". In this
case, however, the Division also includes the following areas:
Mail Room (Aust) - Justin Ackroyd
Correspondence - Julian Warner
Volunteers Database - David Arblaster
It will also supervise the Con Office, the need for which will only
become relevant in the latter part of 1998."
Multiverse has managed to snare Patrick Stewart for an evening.
Derek Screen reports "Patrick Stewart has agreed to a function with
us in Melbourne Sunday August 17th Hoyts Cinema Centre Melbourne.
For further details, check out the Enterprise Web Page or the
Multiverse Web Page http://www.vicnet.net.au/~multiver"
Karen Pender Gunn notes that there will be a Guff race to send a
fan to the 1998 U.K. Eastercon. Nominations will open formally real
soon now, but, in the meantime, start lining up your nominators,
three from Australia and two from the U.K. if the standard
procedures are followed.
THE AULD LANG FUND
While talking of fan funds, we are delighted to announce the launch
of the Auld Lang Fund, to bring British author, fan and gossip Dave
Langford to Australia for Aussiecon Three. After having Bob Tucker
and the Tucker Bag for Aussiecon and Bob Shaw and the Shaw Fund for
Aussiecon Two, it was felt that we'd had our two bob's worth and it
was time for a Dave. The fund will be co-ordinated by Justin
Ackroyd, Carey Handfield, Eve & John Harvey and Marc Ortlieb.
Further details available soon, but be prepared to become a Friend
Of Old Langford.
FAN GOINGS ON
Andrew Johnson notes that, regarding his www.fandom.net site "All
fan related conventions & clubs are welcome to enter their own
listings on these pages. Both convention & club pages are clearly
shownon the main home page, http://www.fandom.net
The MSFC has shown signs of life. They're arguing over the use of
club mailing lists.
LOST IN SPACE WINTER CONVENTION August 24 St Hilda's College
Auditorium, College Crescent Parkville. Contact LISA Hotline (02)
LONESTARCON2 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: email@example.comURL: http://www.io.com/~lsc2
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.
CONQUEST 97 The Tonight Show October 10 - 12 1997 Mecure Hotel,
North Quay, Qld GoH Richard Arnold GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
TIMESTORM 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
MULTIVERSE 3 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
CONSTRUCTION (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
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
GoH = Guest of Honour O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting tba= to
Richard Faulder notes regarding Trilogy "Siezed with curiosity
earlier in the year I emailed David Mark Sasche, asking him whether
they were meeting yet. No answer was the stern reply. Sounds to me
as though Trilogy has died a-borning."
CANBERRA S FS ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT
NEXT GEN http://bohm.anu.edu.au/Clubs/Next_Gen/
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.
BRISYLON 5 The Invasion of the Ekka. August 16 10.30 am.
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
CONQUEST September 7 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box
13676 Brisbane Qld 4001
HYPERION September 13 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St
Brisbane (07) 3341 0307
BRISBANE SKYFORCE September 13 10am - 6pm University of Queensland
Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744, PO Box 5732
QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) September 14 12.00 to 4.00 pm
Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001West
Hill QLD 4101 Email email@example.com
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 Club51 Rocky St
Maryborough QLD 4650 (071) 215 180 (Daniel Pattell)
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 15 Star Wars Debate August 22 SF Board Games August 29
Comedy SF 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
MULTIVERSE SPECIAL PATRICK STEWART August 17 Hoyts Cinema Centre
Melbourne. Enterprise Web Page or the Multiverse Web Page
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
NOVA MOB September 3 13 Frederick St Brunswick.
DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY September 10 Favourite SF-related
and theme music Ann McGann P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510
MEN IN BLACK September 16 9.00pmHoyts Cinema Centre Melbourne
$9.50 per ticket from Multiverse P.O. Box 355 World Trade Centre
Melbourne, Victoria 3005
SKYFORCE (Star Wars) October 11 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 November 4 Maquis Incursion to the Melbourne Cup 12 noon
onwardsFurther information: Mark Grech (03) 9401 1717 or Steve
Hartshorne 9749 1851 (AH) GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com 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
TIME TREKKERS P.O. Box 334 Bendigo 3550.
THE X-FILES FAN CLUB of Australia Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.
JUMP POINT August 15 UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email
MEN IN BLACK September 17 6:30 pmHoyts Carousel. $9 per ticket
from Swancon 23 committee members GPO Box 429 Perth WA 6841
THE NEUTRAL ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone (09)
434 4167, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fanzine The Final Frontier
UNISFA - University of W. A. Science Fiction Association. Rebecca
Kirkman email@example.com. 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CAPTAIN'S LOG 239 Rose Mitchell for Austrek GPO Box 52066AA
Melbourne Vic 3001
ETHEL THE AARDVARK 74 Ian Gunn for the MSFC P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
CONVERSE #1 Kim Huett P.O. box 679 Woden ACT 2606
DIVERSE VISIONS #44 Ann McGann for the Dandenong Science Fiction
Society PO Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199
ANZAPA 177 The Special Terry Frost Impeachment edition. Marc
Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131 including Jean Weber's
Weberwoman's Wrevenge, Eric Lindsay's Gegenschein, Bill Wright's
Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, Bruce Gillespie's brg, Alan Stewart's
Ytterbium and John Bangsund's Flagondry.
For a full listing,
Australian Babylon 5 Web Directory
Merv Binns & Helena Roberts residential address is now 23 Arawatta
St Carnegie Vic 3163.
Ditmars September 19 1997
ASFMAS (postal) September 26 1997
ASFMAS (on site) 4pm September 27 1997
ANZAPA 179 October 7 1997
SFWoE SF/F Story Contest October 30 1997
Altair Competition November 1 1997
Alan Stewart, Vortex, Ethel the Aardvark, Derek Screen, Karen
Pender Gunn, Cath Ortlieb, Richard Faulder
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