THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #83 – August 29 1997
A flagitous 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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A LIKELY STORY
Frederick Street Brunswick, known haunt of Lucy Sussex,
Julian Warner and the Nova Mob, gained its fifteen minutes
of mundane fame with the discovery of two skulls buried in
the garden of a house two down from Lucy & Julian's.
Lucy Sussex notes "At this moment police are digging
up the backyard of next door but one,because two skulls were
found when the tenant wanted to plant some trees. We have
the full media circus here, and I'm supposed to give a talk
on crime writing tonight. It's very peculiar.... I was on
the news (Ch7) on Sun 24th, chatting to a policeman. It
gave me quite a shock at the time, because I opened the
front door and there was the cop, and also a bright light,
from a cameraman, who was filming us from outside the
property. It was useful for the cop, because he thus got
enough light to take notes with (not that I had much to say,
having not lived there long). But I would happen to be
wearing my gardening trousers at the time....
Mark Loney was staying with us and got quite a
surprise to drive back into the media circus - helicopters,
news teams, journos phoning in copy from the front fence."
The skulls seem associated with Ananda Marga sect
rituals, or at least that's what the police are telling us.
Fortunately, they don't seem to know about the Nova Mob,
several members of which are well known for skulling.
Robert Whyte notes that the SF media review show The 5th
Dimension which aired on the Briz-31 Community TV station
in Brisbane from December '96 to February '97 is gearing up
for a second season, which will be going to air from
September 15th on Monday nights at 9pm and repeated the
following Saturday at 7pm. The show covers all media aspects
of Science Fiction and Fantasy, from comics, magazines and
books to films, television series, fan clubs and computer
and role playing games.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
In the 1997 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award,
Emily Rodda's Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal placed
third in the Younger Readers category. Sara Douglas' Sinner
is number 9 on The Age's Bestseller List 23/8/97. Sara is
interviewed by Dianne Dempsey in The Sunday Age 24/8/97.
BRYNING CLOCKS UP A DECADE
Merv Binns reports that Queensland Science Fiction writer
Frank Bryning turned ninety (yes 90) on July 2nd.
Still no sign of Progresss Report One which was due in the
middle of the year. Rumour has it that it was to be printed
in time for LoneStarCon2, but it hasn't been seen in
Swancon 23 has released its Progress report #3, including an
updated membership list and assorted useful information.
FAN GOINGS ON
Adelaide fan and triffid designer John Packer made a brief
visit to Melbourne in August. Usually reliable sources
suggest that two Melbourne fan couples are expecting the
patter of little feet. (These two news items are
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:
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 (07) 3266-3103
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 $95 until 19 September, $110
until 18 November, $130 at door GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne Vic
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 E-mail:
BUCCONEER 56th World Science Fiction Convention. August 5
- 9 1998, Baltimore Convention Center and Inner Harbor
hotels, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, Milt
Rothman, Stanley Schmidt, and Michael Whelan, Special Guest:
J. Michael Straczynski, Toastmaster: Charles Sheffield.
Attending $110 Supporting $30 Children 4-12 $55 (Rates apply
until 30 September, 1997). BucCONeer, P.O. Box 314,
Annapolis Junction, Maryland 20701 USA. E-mail:
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 be announced.
CANBERRA S FS ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic
Square ACT 2608
NEXT GEN http://bohm.anu.edu.au/Clubs/Next_Gen/
SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 30 1-5pm Sydney University Contact
Hector - 0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email
SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP September 20 2pm Themes in
SF by the decade - the 40s to the 90s Contact 15 Shade Place
Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBIT September 26 1997 to February 3
1998 The Powerhouse Museum
SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB October 25 Anglican Church Hall 2
Rochford St Erskineville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001
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
DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
email@example.com $9 per year
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY Room 1615 University of
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon
5, Doctor Who P O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 2165 Fanzine
Friends of Science Fiction Newsletter
Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nlc.net.au/~fsf/
LOST IN SPACE AUSTRALIA P.O. Box N9 Petersham North NSW
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 email@example.com
PARRAMATTA SF DISCUSSION GROUP 1st Thursday of the month
7pm Infinitas Bookshop, 5/1 Horwood Place, Parramatta. (02
633 5682) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
BABYLON 5 SCREENINGS September 21 Queensland Railway
Institute Conference Room
NEW ALLIANCE October 19 P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld
BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB October 19 Queensland Rail
Institute Center, Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308,
Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email
VORTEX November 23 QUT (ITE Building Room 303)G.P.O. Box
2084 Brisbane 4001
FSFSA C/O Leela Cosgrove 3 Sollis St. Geebung Brisbane Q
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)
UQTREK The University of Queensland's first and only club
for the Appreciation of Star Trek contact Perryn Fowler
STAR TREK CCG TOURNAMENT October 4-6 Graeme's Trading
Cards, Stall C11, Brickworks Markets, 36 South Road,
Torrensville, Adelaide, 10am and 5pm. $10
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
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 Jethryk
MSFC August 29 Comedy SF September 5 Pasta Night
September 12 SF Comedy 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74
Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre
NOVA MOB September 3 Robert Jan on ZERO-Gee, the trials,
tribulations and pleasures of running a sf radio show 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 015 510 159 firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN IN BLACK September 16 9.00pm Hoyts Cinema Centre
Melbourne $9.50 per ticket from Multiverse P.O. Box 355
World Trade Centre Melbourne, Victoria 3005
ENTERPRISE September 27 TNGs 10th anniversary at BasiCon.
P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583
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: email@example.com
AUSTREK November 4 Maquis Incursion to the Melbourne Cup 12
noon onwards Further information: Mark Grech (03) 9401 1717
or Steve Hartshorne 9749 1851 (AH) GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne
3001 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dc.com.au/austrek
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.
BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat P.O. Box 178
THE DAEMONIACS CLUB P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne 3001
FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University FOME c/o The
Union, Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
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 September 13 UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.jumppoint.net.au/
MEN IN BLACK September 17 6:30 pm Hoyts Carousel. $9 per
ticket from Swancon 23 committee members GPO Box 429 Perth
HALLOWE'EN PARTY October 31 8pm SWY Theatre 65 Murray Street
THE NEUTRAL ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965..
Phone (09) 434 4167, email: email@example.com Fanzine The
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
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
Thyme 116 Alan Stewart PO Box 222, World Trade Centre
Melbourne, Vic 3005. Includes AUSTRALIAN SF NEWS 76 Merv
Binns P.O. Box 315, Carnegie Vict 3163 and ANSIBLEs 119 &
120 by Dave Langford.
For a full listing,
Terry Frost & Sharon Nebel 5 Temple St, West Brunswick, Vic
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, Merv Binns, Lucy Sussex, Swancon,
DEADLINE FOR #84
Tuesday September 9th.
Distribution Friday September 12th.
THE 1997-98 SPECULATIVE POETRY CONTEST
Valerie Hardin (Gothic Love Trip) and Shauna Skye
(Moonletters) have joined forces to form Moon Maid Press. In
addition to publishing chapbooks, they will be collaborating
on other projects as well, the first being The 1997-98
Speculative Poetry Contest.
DEADLINE: All entries must be received no later than
February 1 1998 to qualify.
ENTRY FEE $1 per poem.
1) Poems may be in any style or on any subject, but should
be kept under two pages.
2) Your name, address, phone number and email address (if
you have one) should be on your cover letter, but NOT on the
pages of the poems you're entering.
3) Please do not include biographical information in your
4) You may enter as many poems as you like, as long as each
entry is accompanied by the $1 entry fee.
5) You must enclose a SASE
6) Poems will not be returned, so please send disposable
Note: The following prizes have been donated. Please take
note of these sponsors.
PRIZES FOR FIRST PLACE
FRISSON: DISCONCERTING VERSE: One Year Subscription (4
issues) CALLIOPE: One Year Subscription (6 issues) NEW
WRITER'S MAGAZINE One Year Subscription, PRETERNATURAL
PRESS: A set of "Rouge et Noirs". FREE ONE HOUR EDIT
(poetry, prose, etc) from Meg Thompson. $50.00 value,
SHADOWFIRE PRESS: A Limited Edition of (Im)mortal signed by
all the artists and a copy of Valerie Hardin's chapbook,
"Falling Into Nowhere", STYGIAN VORTEX PUBLICATIONS: A copy
of Shadow Sword #14 featuring a full color cover by Bob
Hobbs, back cover by Mark Grosskopf, TALEBONES MAGAZINE (one
issue), NORTHWORDS (one issue), SCAVENGER'S NEWSLETTER: One
recent issue, and one copy of Scavenger's Scrapbook, THE
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SECOND AND THIRD PLACE: MOON MAID PRESS: "The Broken Looking
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SPLISH SPLASH: (one [or more] issues from Joy V. Smith),
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your poem run in Moonletters Netletter. [More prizes to be
Everyone who enters five or more poems will receive "The
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Winners will be announced no later than the end of March
SPECULATIVE POETRY CONTEST
c/o Shauna Skye
7210 West 57th Place