February 27 1998

An ancerine newszine produced for the Australian National
Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215,
Forest Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA

(e-mail: mortlieb@vicnet.net.au).
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


Stephen Dedman has a story, "Murder Planet", in Science Fiction
Age March 1998.

Aurealis 20/21 will be launched at Slow Glass Books on February

	Chris Nelson notes that "The National Library of Australia has
opened an exhibition of pulp fiction in their Visitor's Centre.
The notice reads:
	'Incorporating Carter Brown, Mills and Boon and other examples
of popular paperback fiction [including sf], the exhibition is
drawn largely from the collection of Gordon Clive Bleeck, an
author who wrote pulp fiction over three decades -- from the
1940s to the 1960s.
	'The exhibition features a fan letter [only 1?] and extracts
from thejournals and diaries of Bleeck, surrounded by his
vividly covered paperbacks.  These revealing personal documents
record the discipline and hard work necessary to become a
successful pulp fiction writer while meeting a publisher's
demands.  At the height of his career, Bleeck was turning out
four 22,000 word novelettes every two months under one or more
of his 22 pseudonyms!
	'The exhibition will be on display until June 1998.'
	A listing of his works is on the Net:
	As an aside, I think that Graham Stone ran this listing in one
of his SF News issues over a year ago.  I don't know if he's
been involved in the exhibition."

Ion Newcombe announces the birth of Antipodean SF online, the
'downunder' e-zine devoted to short-short SF. It can be found
at: http://www.nor.com.au/users/antisf/index.html

Damien Broderick reviews an assortment of scientific books in
The Weekend Australian 21-22/2/98. Multiverse attracted
attention from The Saturday Age 14/2/98 and other sources.


Perth fan Anna Hepworth notes the birth of  Isaac Ford Hepworth
Sunday, 22nd February, 3:45am 3.9kg/8lb 10 "everybody doing
well, considering."

	Multiverse Three went very nicely and was enjoyable. According
to Sharon's closing statementsthere were about 540 members and
she expects the con to go into the black. Even without that the
charities will split about $2,000 from the charity auction.
	Among highlights were the marriage proposal at the closing
ceremonies (accepted), AUSFA's Sundance Bilson-Thompson getting
his stomach autographed by Claudia Christian, Robert Llewelyn's
talks, Danny Heap's videos and Sharon's gossip panel.  It showed
what the clubs can do if they get together.
	The masquerade was disappointing, not from the point of view of
the costumes, which included some real stunners, but from the
point of view of the venue, which was sadly inadequate. It was
fortunate that very few of the 540 attendees actually went. As
it was, several attendees were unable to see the whole stage,
and the lighting was poor.
	The Aussiecon Three table didn't have any fliers, so I guess
Medge didn't get any to take back to Adelaide.

	A nomination form for the 1998 Ditmars, to be presented at
Thylacon Two, are now available. As Alan Stewart noted, they
require one minor correction, that being that any bona fide
Australian fan may nominate items for the awards. (Only members
of Thylacon Two may vote in the final ballot.)

	The 1998 Duff race, to send an Australian Fan to the USA for
BucCONeer is now on.  The contenders are Terry Frost and Susan
Batho (Smith/Clarke). The Bullsheet recommends that you vote
early and donate often.

	Alan Stewart's biopsies seem to have revealed nothing but a
couple more benign cysts. Excellent news.
	Meanwhile Eric Lindsay reports "In self defence, I must report
that Jean is overly optimistic in reporting my progress during
my recovery while I am in the Westmead Hospital cardiac
rehabilitation program. The nurses can stop my bragging about
how well I am going pretty much any time, by turning the
machines to a higher setting.
	As at 12th February, I was doing 5 minutes on an exercise bike
on gear 8 (they don't go any higher ... but they could ask me to
pedal faster than 50 a minute), 9 minutes on a stepper machine
on setting 5 (out of 12) which the machine (which contains dwarf
buildings) says is the equivalent of climbing a 68 floor
building (I walk up 12 flights of steps at work each morning,
and can assure you that I do not look a picture of health by the
time I get to my office, so I don't believe their machine). I do
anything between 7 and 10 minutes on a 7 kph treadmill at a 14
degree slope, and do five minutes on a rowing machine at a
stroke every 2.75 seconds.
	This probably is a little higher than the average heart patient,
but you have to recall that two weeks prior to my heart attack I
spent a week at Comdex in Las Vegas, walking anything up to 25
kilometres a day, with no sign of problems. Exercise doesn't
change the fundamental problem, of the coronary arteries getting
blocked, although it certainly increases what you can do with
whatever heart muscle has not been killed off by the original
heart attack."

	A panel was run at last week's MSFC meeting, and rumour has it
that a new flier is almost ready. There is still no sign of the
updated web page, nor of an adequate supply of PR 1s. We hear
that there are t-shirts and that, in fleeeting visits to
Australia, Stephen Boucher has been seen wearing one.
Unfortunately, such was his red shift that the colours were not


HYPER-CON '98 Star Wars March 7th 1998 8:30 am to 5pm Masonic
Centre cnr Castlereagh and Goulburn Streets Sydney GoH Jeremy
Bulloch  HyperSpace, PO Box 804, Kensington NSW 2033 Email :
advertel@mpx.com.au http:// www.wr.com.au/macleod/

HIGHLANDER DOWNUNDER II  March  28-29 1998 Mercure Hotel,
Brisbane GoH Peter Wingfield (O.C.P.) $85 full, $70 concession.
Day reg is $50 & $40 concession. 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304

CSO (Dr Who NatCon) 24-26 April 1998 GsoH John Nathan-Turner,
Gary Downie, Keff McCulloch , Dolore Whiteman, Tracey Wilson
Airport Motel, Kingsford Smith Drive. Email
timelord@mail.cth.com.au for further details on how to attend.

SWANCON TWENTY THREE  April 24-27, 1998 (Anzac Day long weekend
) The Hotel Grand Chancellor (formerly Orchard Hotel,) 707
Wellington St, Perth. International GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold
Local GoH: Tess Williams Guests:  Jack Dann, Stephen Dedman,
Craig Hilton, Sue Isle, Dave Luckett, Grant Stone, Janine Webb,
Sean Williams Dead GoH: Jules Verne Fan Guest: Gina Goddard.
Membership $70.00 until March 31 $75 thereafter until the con.
GPO Box 429 Perth WA 6841 http://www.gu.uwa.edu.au/swancon
E-mail: swancon23@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 3 Babylon 5 Convention May 2-3 1998 GsoH:
Mira Furlan, Michael O'Hare, Stephen Furst, Joshua Cox, Sandy
Bruckner http://www.bobw.com.au

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 1998 May 7-10 1998 Embassy Suites North
Phoenix, AZ USA GsoH Brian Lumley; Bernie Wrightson; Tom
Doherty;  John Steakley; Tom Savini.P.O. Box 61565, Phoenix, AZ
USA  85082-1565

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, PO Box 55, Battery Point, TAS
7004. http://www.trump.net.au/~s_newman/thylacon2/

PHANCON 98. Literary sf/fantasy convention July 11-12 Parramatta
Gazebo Hotel. Guests Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell and Sara
Douglass. For info kit email kemil@ozemail.com.au or phone 1800
817 298.

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 $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: bucconeer@bucconeer.worldcon.org URL:

CONQUEST 98 October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH. Peter
Jurasik (Londo), Walter Koenig (Bester) Richard Arnold  GPO Box
13676 Brisbane Qld 4001

FORCE THREE June 12-14 1999 3rd National Star Wars Convention
Karralyka Centre Ringwood Vict GsoH tba  $150 until 1/6/99. P.O.
Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070 (03) 9416-8998

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

CHICON 2000 The 58th World Science Fiction Convention
August 31 to September 4 2000 - Hyatt Regency Chicago IL GsoH
Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy,
Toastmaster: Harry Turtledove P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL
60664, fax: 312-946-3779 http://www.chicon.org/

GoH = Guest of Honour O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting tba=
to be announced.


Damien Warman notes "Critical Mass is alive and well.
The current schedule has
	March 4, Susan Love, Some aspects of translation April 1, Damien
Warman, Award Winners 1996 and	November 4, Jacq Felis, Towards
a definition of fantasy.
	I'll happily send a copy of the rather occasional newsletter to
anyone who asks; my contact details remain 	
Damien Warman PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide 5000
	dmw@pobox.com ph (08) 8267 5374"


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  May 24 1-5pm Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club,
24 John Street, Lidcombe PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email

SMEG RADIO 2RRR Wednesday nights between 7pm and 8pm.

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001


BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB shadow@scorch.hna.com.au

DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
neelix@eagle.asstdc.com.au  $9 per year

FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  Room 1615 University of Technology
Broadway http://www.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~ian/writings.html

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5,
Doctor Who  P O Box 797 Fairfield  NSW  2165 Email
fsf@nlc.net.au http://www.nlc.net.au/~fsf/Fanzine Friends of
Science Fiction Newsletter

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.

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 shadow@scorch.hna.com.au

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. Maloney's 614 George St, City

THE OTHER THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP  The Elysee Coffee Lounge (corner
Pitt and Bathurst Streets) THEN  dinner.


CONQUEST  March 1 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) March 8 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane
4001 Email water@thehub.com.au

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB March 15 Queensland Rail Institute
Center, Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000. email timelord@closer.brisnet.org.au

HIGHLANDER  March 15 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  Postal
address 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304 sonjav@powerup.com.au
Newsletter The Buzz

VORTEX  April 5 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
Brisbane 4001

COSMIC COTILLION(Vortex)  May 30 7.00pm Irish Club - Elizabeth
Street, Brisbane Contact Kevin on 07-3356 5472

CAMP KHITOMER 3 June 6-7 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001 Email

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

HYPERION (07) 3341 0307

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 March 4 Susan Love, Some aspects of translation.
Contact Damien Warman PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000

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  Jethryk


MSFC   February 27 Meglomania March 6 Barbecue March 13 Book
Club & Role playing 8.30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd
West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

AUREALIS AWARDS February 27 7.00pm Slow Glass Books 305 Swanston
Walk Melbourne

STAR TREK THE EXHIBIT  February 27 to July 19 Science Works

ENTERPRISE February 28 12 noon to 5-00 pm Science Works Visit
P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

NOVA MOB March 4 Mark Sherrifs 13 Frederick St Brunswick.

TIME TREKKERS March 6 St Luke's, 46 Sternberg St BendigoP.O. Box
334 Bendigo 3550.

DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA  March 7 'Zoo Evening' 3:00pm sharp,
Northern entrance GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne  3001  email:

706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159 luddite@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au

PHRYNE FISHER  CLUB March  28 12.00 noon, visit to Scienceworks
to see the Hispano-Suiza  that inspired Phryne's car.  2 Booker
Street Spotswood. P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) April 11 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland
Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote
3070 Email Address: darren.maxwell@tmca.com.au

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD Telephone (03)9557 7088 P.O. Box 322
Bentleigh Vic 3204 email stilskin@netspace.net.au

AUSTREK  St Marks Church Hall, Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads,
Camberwell. From 2pm. Contact  Shane Campbell (03) 9489 8743 or
Email:austrek@dc.com.au GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001
austrek@dc.com.au http://www.dc.com.au/austrek

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB  P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
Fanzine Babbling On  Email JamesAllen@vut.edu.au

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

DRINKIES Last Thursday of the each month, Dickens on Collins,
from 6:00pm. (Contact Bev Hope at the MSFC for more details)

FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University  c/o The Union,
Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168
fome@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au or eleni@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

GALLIFREY GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001 Daniel Klein 0419 379 842,
AH:(03) 9850 7275

GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB c/o 41 Grutzner Ave , Shepparton ,

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 email porritt@minyos.its.rmit.edu.au.

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.


SWANCON 23 PIZZA NIGHT March 10 6.30pm City Pizza Hut Hay St

SWANCON 23 QUIZ NIGHT March 25 7.00pm Sandringham Hotel Belmont

FREEFORM 23: THE CONVENTION March 29 1.pm 1 Archdeacon St
Nedlands. Contact Simon null@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au

JUMP POINT  UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. P.O. Box 245,
Inglewood 6932. Telephone: (08) 9249 6354 Fanzine:
Stellarcomemail: info@jumppoint.net.auWeb:

THE NEUTRAL  ZONE   PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone
(09) 434 4167, email: nzone@iinet.net.au  Fanzine The Final

UNISFA - University of W. A. Science Fiction Association.
Rebecca Kirkman gidget@tartarus.uwa.edu.au.  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 : null@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au

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 nexus1@iinet.com.au


THYME 119 Alan Stewart  P.O. Box 222, World Trade Centre
Melbourne Vic 3005 fiawol@netspace.net.au

OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER 11 Sue Ann Barber P.O. Box 1169 Bibra
Lake W.A. 6965 activeim@perth.dialix.com.au

ETHEL THE AARDVARK 77 Ian Gunn for MSFC P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Vic 3005

Nicholas 15 Jansons Rd South tottenham London N15 4JU U.K.

ANZAPA 180 Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict, 3131
This mailing features a free novel - David Grigg found enough
copies of Halfway House while moving. It has new member Elaine
Cochrane's first independent contribution, another masterwork by
Bill Wright, and assorted contributions from the membership.
With Halfway House, this one weighs in at 263 Pages. There are
still seven positions available.


For a full listing,


Antipodean SF online


Steve Paulsen

Babylon 5 Command & Control
http:// www.tcc-comp.com.au/seafly/

Force Three


Dr Who Fan Club of Victoria



Ditmar Nominations		March 20
ANZAPA 181			April  7th
Double Gamma Nominations	April 18
DUFF				April 23, 1998
Aurealis Competition		30 June 1998

Alan Stewart,  Sean Flynn, Eric Lindsay, Chris Nelson, Steve
Paulsen, Ion Newcombe, Anna Hepworth, Damien Warman


Tuesday March 10th.  Distribution Friday March 13th.


Dear Mort,

I found your name on a post of the Bullsheet in the aus.sf
newsgroup andthought I'd ask you to take a look at my site. By
the way, the Bullsheet looks fine, wish I could be on two sides
of the world at once, I'd love to be at an Aussie Con.

SFRevu is a monthly webzine of reviews and interviews with SF
authors (though we do movies and tv occasionally). Though I live
in the US, we have subscribers (free) to our email edition in
places like Bulgaria, Japan, England, and more.

I haven't posted in Australian news groups, but would very much
like to have folks from down under take a look. I'd love to
feature some authors from other parts of the world in SFRevu,
and since you folks speak English (unlike us) Aussie SF is a
natural. To that end, if you know anyone who would like to
submit a review, I'd be happy consider it.

SFRevu: http://members.aol.com/sfrevu

Ernest Lilley
Editor - SFRevu


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