A barmecidal  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 


I was saddened to note the recent death of American fan and
professional Bill Rotsler. Not only did he produce superb fan art
at the drop of a hint, but he was the 1977 DUFF winner and proved
an excellent guest at both the 1977 Natcon and the later Melbourne
convention. I have delightful memories of the scurry of artwork he
produced at a panel where Kitty Vigo noted that her men had to
measure up to her standards. The panel was regularly disrupted as
each cartoon made its way around the audience. I particularly
enjoyed the story he told of the porn magazine where every
contribution, bar one, was Bill under a different pseudonym.


Steven Paulsen notes "Looks like I have unwittingly shared in an
award. I happened to be browsing the web today and found a press
release from Charles Ryan on behalf of the 1997 Origins
International Games Expo and Fair:
	'The Winners of the 1996 Origins Awards are:  Best
Game Related Fiction of 1996 - The Cthulhu Cycle (Chaosium) edited
by Robert M. Price .'  Then all the contributors are listed
including myself for my story "In the Light of the Lamp". I wonder
if there's money involved ."
Joe Szakmary, MSFC member and Melbourne resident, has had a story,
"Winged Friend", published in a Hungarian anthology, CSILLAGHAJOK.
The anthology also includes Greg Egan's  "The Infinite Assassin",
"Eugene" and "The Caress".

Damien Warman has been reading recently "I notice Russell Blackford
was in The Australian Higher Ed Supplement on Wednesday, in his
role as executive director of the Australian Higher Eduction
Industrial Association; no mention of his skiffy habit, though."

Radio National's Science Show had a brief piece on the science in
science fiction (18/10/97) but did not get far past Lost in Space
and Star Trek. The powerhouse's Star Trek Exhibit got another plug.


Progress Report One has finally reached Australian Members. It has
a Marilyn Pride cover and looks pretty much like a Progress Report.

Alan Stewart notes that Alan Small (ASMS) married Tracey Lewis on
18 October.


There seems little interest in a 1998 GUFF race to send an
Australasian fan to the U.K. for their 1998 EasterCon. The race may
be cancelled, which would mean that the next GUFF race will bring a
European Fan to Aussiecon Three. Rumour has it that there are two
contenders for the 1998 DUFF race, which will send an Australasian
fan to BucCONeer. Nothing has been heard from the FFANZ


TIMESTORM November 21-23 1997 Australia's 14th National Doctor Who
Convention Guest of Honor : Sophie Aldred (Ace) Edmund Barton
Convention Centre, South Road, Moorabbin $95 until  October 31,
$110 until 18 November, $130 at door GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne Vic
3001 http:\\\~dave\timestorm.html

MULTIVERSE 3 February 13-15 1998 Edmund Barton Centre 488 South
Road Moorabbin Victoria GoH Claudia Christian P.O. Box 355 World
Trade Centre Melbourne, Victoria 3005 Australia

HIGHLANDER DOWNUNDER II  March  28-29 1998 Mercure Hotel, Brisbane
GoH Peter Wingfield (O.C.P.) $85 full, $75 concession. Day reg is
$50 & $40 concession. 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304

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

CONSTRUCTION (New Zealand NatCon) May 30 - June 1 1998 West Plaza
Hotel Wellington GoH Neil Gaiman P.O. Box 11559 Manners St
Wellington New Zealand

THYLACON  2 (1998 Australian National Science Fiction Convention)
June 5-8 1998 Hadley's Hotel, Hobart GoH Leanne Frahm Attending $65
until the end of 1997 Supporting or child-in-tow $20   Thylacon 2,
POBox 55, Battery Point, TAS 7004.

BUCCONEER 56-th 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 $130 Supporting $30
Children 4-12 $65 (Rates apply until 15 June, 1998). BucCONeer,
P.O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, Maryland  20701 USA. E-mail: URL:

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 announced.


The MSFC held its AGM on October 10th. The new committee  is
Michael Jordan President; David Arbuster Vice-President; Alan
Stewart Secretary; Andrew Tobone Treasurer; Tracey Oliphant
Publicity; Sharon Nebel Kitchen and Terry Frost & Paul Ewins
Anything but ordinary members.


CANBERRA S FS   ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT



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

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP November 15 2pm You must read this
15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

SYDNEY SKYFORCE  December 6 1-5pm Sydney University Contact
Hector - 0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email

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:  $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 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.

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

SKYFORCE SYDNEY The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet Street Camperdown

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

HIGHLANDER November 16 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
Brisbane 4001

HYPERION December 13 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane (07) 3341

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (QUEST) December 14 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro
Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001West Hill QLD
4101 Email

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB Queensland Rail Institute Center, Brisbane
Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

BRISBANE SKYFORCE Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744,  PO Box 5732 West
Hill QLD 4101

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

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

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


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

CRITICAL MASS Contact Damien WarmanPO Box 3355, Rundle MallAdelaide
SA 5000 (note change of email address)

CRITICAL MASS XMAS PARTY contact Allan or Leslie Bray on (08) 8445

SASTREK  P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).

5000 (08) 294 8337 (Jeremia Boddey, president)  Monthly meetings.
Fanzine Chameleon Factor ; newsletter Wall of Lies,  annual fanzine


MSFC  October 24 , October 31 & November 7 Coffee & Conversation
8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O.
Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

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

NOVA MOB  November 5  Christopher Deere on the novels of John
Marsden 13 Frederick St Brunswick.

Supernatural Ann McGann P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

ENTERPRISE  November 22 Car Rally P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

Books 305 Swanston Walk Melbourne

ALIEN RESURRECTION PREVIEW December 9 7:00 Contact Multiverse  P.O.
Box 355 World Trade Centre Melbourne, Victoria 3005 Australia

WESTGARTH'S 24 HOUR SF  MOVIE MARATHON December 13 $30 7:00am
breakfast start

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

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD Telephone (03)9557 7088 P.O. Box 322
Bentleigh Vic 3204 email

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

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne (note Change of Venue.)

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

MELBOURNE ANIME SOCIETY every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 1-4pm at Oakleigh
Mechanics Institute Hall, Lvl 1, 142 Drummond St, Oakleigh. Stephen
Porritt (sec) 2/20 Florence Road, Surrey Hills, 3127 Ph  9889 3829

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

RED DWARF FAN CLUB P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083

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

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   October 25  Quiz Night UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A.

SWANCON TWENTY 3 Freeform  October 26  1pm 1 Archdeacon Street,
Nedlands. (e-mail: phone: 9386 9724)

HALLOWE'EN PARTY October 31 8pm SWY Theatre 65 Murray Street $8-00

THE NEUTRAL  ZONE   PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone (09)
434 4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier

UNISFA - University of W. A. Science Fiction Association.  Rebecca
Kirkman  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 :

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


BUSSWARBLE 34  Michael Hailstone 14 Cecil Rd Blackheath NSW 2785

ANZAPA 178  OBE Marc Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131
Current membership 24, with six spare spots. The October Mailing
had 118 pages including contributions from Leane Frahm, John
Bangsund, David Grigg, Bill Wright, Eric Lindsay and Cheryl Morgan


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SFWoE SF/F Story Contest	October 30 1997
Altair Competition		November 1 1997
DUFF Nominations		November 30
GUFF Nominations		November 30
ANZAPA 180			December 8 1997
George Turner Award		January 30 1998


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