An apodeictic 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

Kate Forsyth reports "The Sydney Writers' Festival is planning to
host a fantasy panel at the festival in May 12-17, 1998 (in Sydney,
of course).. Guests are myself, Garth Nix  and Raymond Feist from
the US. I don't know yet who is the convenor and I think the date
for the panel is the 15th of May.
My web site is up and running. The address is

'The Witches of Eileanan' has been accepted for publication by
Penguin in the US - it's coming out under their ROC imprint, with
Book 1 named after the title series (ie 'The Witches of Eileanan'
rather than 'Dragonclaw'. Too many other dragon books there at the
moment I think. Due for release in Jun/Jul 1998)"

Sue Isle has good news "I've sold a story, "Chadriki Dance" to the
US magazine Tales of the Unanticipated.

I also asked for my Tin Duck nomination to get withdrawn as I do not
consider myself a non-professional writer!"


Ken Moylan contributes "Janeen Webb &  Andrew Enstice were heard on
Late Night Live (ABC Radio National, 10:10-11:00) on 11/3/1998
promoting their book Aliens and Savages." Alan Stewart passed on the
Melbourne Yarra Leader 9/3/98, which features an article on the

Colin Steele has a letter decrying the downsizing of the Books
section in the Sunday Age  22/3/98. Deadly Friends by Claire
Carmichael, Margaret Clarke and Christine Harris is reviewed in The
Weekend Australian 21-22/3/98

Despite an earlier all-clear, Ian Gunn's cancer has recurred. Ian

"My cancer has flared up again in exactly the same spots, and I
resume chemotherapy tomorrow (Tuesday 17th)

This time they're going to hit it harder with extra drugs and
five-day treatment sessions instead of two-day ones. At least I'll
be an outpatient which means I won't have to spend sleepless nights
in hospital (sleepless nights at home are much more preferable,
there's books, TV, internet...)
Karen's pretty upset, but we at least know what to expect
this time - to some degree.
So much for my hair growing back.
So, spare a thought for us, or say a prayer or make a wish
or light a candle or direct some energy: whatever it is you do. It
Following Ian's chemo, Karen noted " It's going to be a
harder slog this time. The regime is 5 days of treatment, two weeks
with a treatment  on Wednesday, then 5 days again. This is designed
to spread out the side effects and let Ian come home at nights as he
is more settled then. He will be in quarantine the third week of
treatment because of the risk of infection.
Please spread the message as far and wide as possible, I
find it disturbing when people don't know and we have to explain.
Secondly, please can I ask you to stay in touch as much as possible
- email, phone calls (after lunchtime), letters, fanzines, cards,
etc. Ian will be more awake this time and the time will drag and his
mind could dwell on the worst.
We are trying to fill out forms to claim the pension for
Ian. Luckily we are bright and reasonably intelligent otherwise we
would be having an uphill battle! I know they have to make sure
no-one is abusing the system, but some of the questions - wow. I
would hate being a dear old lady trying to fill one out! Ian's leave
runs out in May and we are hoping to have some sort of pension by
then or things will get really difficult!"

Alan Stewart reports that Katrine Papworth and Rob, yep, just Rob,
announced their engagement in Adelaide. Merv Binns and Helena
Roberts were married on March 22nd.

A few Australians made the listings for the 1998 FAAn Awards. Listed
are the Australians who made the list, their position and number of
votes. Cheryl Morgan made it onto the listing in several categories,
as did ex-patriate Judith Hanna.

Best Fanzine	Geri Sullivan's Idea (US)  won with 105 Thyme was
9th with 15 votes.  Ethel the Aardvark  got 5 votes; Mimezine
Flashback and Mind Wallaby got 3 votes each, The Mentor got 1 vote.

Best Fanwriter  British fan Christina Lake won with 64 votes. Terry
Frost tied for ninth place on 11 votes, Paul Ewins and Karen Pender
Gunn got 5 votes, Ian Gunn got 4 votes, Stephen Dedman got one

Fan Artist British Fan  D. West (UK) won with 94 votes,  Ian Gunn
came second with  70 Kerri Valkova was 16th with 6 votes

Best Letterhack Legendary American letterhack H. Warner Jr won with
71 votes. 14.) Kim Huett tied for 14th on  9 votes

Best New Fanzine Fan Lesley Reece (US?) won with  71 votes H.
Gibbins got 5 votes Michael Jordan got 2 votes.  Stephen Dedman and
Kim Huett got 1 vote each.

Fan Face # 1 Geri Sullivan(US) won with 161 votes. Ian Gunn came 7th
with 79 votes

KarenPender Gunn notes "We have closed the Basicon account. All
postcon reports are sent. A letter will go to Foodbank this week
containing a cheque for the accountbalance of $218.94. So ends our
convention running careers."
Mathew Frank who runs the convention information web page,
reports "BOBW in May will not have Stephen Furst.  He has pulled out
due to "other commitments" as specified in contract.  He will be
here in August, instead, with another guest TBA."
Niall Doran tells us "The Thylacon 2 guest list continues to
grow.  In addition to Leanne Frahm(GoH), George RR Martin (GoH), and
Neil Gaiman (HG), we now have SarahDouglass as another Honoured
Subject to final confirmation, Thylacon 2 will also host the
launch of Sarah's new book "Pilgrim", from Harper Collins.
Dr Margaret Scott, as seen on "Good News Week", will join us
for a similarly themed panel/competition, and we're also awaiting
news of a possible Virtual Guest to join us by tele-link.
Finally, if anyone sent us a membership payment before the
first of January and has not yet received a reply, please contact us
again with your details.  The oversight is due to an administrative
change in the committee, but only affects two or three memberships.
Apologies for the inconvenience!"


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

CONQUEST 98 Easter Games Convention April 10-13 1998 University High
School Melbourne P.O. Box 310 Knoxfield M.D.A. Vic 3180 asylum@very

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 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 E-mail:

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 3 Babylon 5 Convention May 2-3 1998 GsoH: Mira
Furlan, Michael O'Hare, Joshua Cox, Sandy Bruckner

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

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.

ARCANACON XVI ROLE PLAYING GAMES July 2-6 1998 Collingwood Education
Centre Melbourne ph 03 9481 5564 email

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

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: 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

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:

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


Brian Trump  tells us "The West Lodge home page has changed to the
following address: The contact email
addresses are:-for the Promotions Officer - the
Secretary -"


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

Next Gen

N.S.W. Southern Science Fiction Group April 18 Book Crawl in Sydney
15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

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

Australian SF Association  GPO Box 4440 Sydney 2000

Babylon 5 OZ Fan Club

Dr Who Fan Club of Australia PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:  $9 per year

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

Futurian Society of Sydney  Room 1615 University of Sydney Tower

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. Maloney's 614 George St, City

The Other Thursday Night Group  The Elysee Coffee Lounge (corner
Pitt and Bathurst Streets) THEN  dinner.


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

Queensland Star Trekkers (Quest) April 12 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

Conquest  May 3 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001

Highlander  May 17 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  Postal address
11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304 Newsletter The

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 Dr Who Fan Club June 21 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. 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


Critical Mass April 1 Damien Warman Award Winners 1996 Contact
Damien Warman PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000

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

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

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  March 27 Future Visions No 1 April 3 Dr Who, Role playing &
Food April 10 No meeting 8.30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville
Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

Star Trek the Exhibit  February 27 to July 19 Science Works

Enterprise March 28 Star Trek Arts & Crafts DayP.O. Box 466 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

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

Nova Mob April 1 Bill Wright 13 Frederick St Brunswick.

Austrek  April  4  2pmLife, The Universe, And Time Travel Dr Richard
Hanley St Marks Church Hall, Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads,
Camberwell. From 2pm. Contact  Shane Campbell (03) 9489 8743 or GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

MSFC Lost In Space Preview April 6 P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005

Dandenong Science Fiction Society April 8 Ann McGann P.O. Box 706
Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

Multiverse Lost In Space Viewing April 9 7:00pm Village Cinemas, 206
Bourke Street, Melbourne Book using form at

Skyforce (Star Wars) April 11 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland
Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
Email Address:

Third Annual Costumers' Ball August 15 6:30pm Streeton Room, The
Centre Ivanhoe. $48. The Australian Costumers' Guild P.O. Box 12345
A'Beckett St Melbourne 8006

Australian Costumers Guild Telephone (03)9557 7088 P.O. Box 322
Bentleigh Vic 3204 email

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill
Vic 3131

Australian Babylon 5 Fan Club  P.O. Box 610 Ballarat Vic
3353Babbling On

Australian Horror Writers P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.

Big SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat  P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355

The Daemoniacs Club P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066

Doctor Who Club of Victoria GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne  3001  email:

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 or

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 , 3630

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

Red Dwarf Fan Club P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083

Time Trekkers St Luke's, 46 Sternberg St BendigoP.O. Box 334 Bendigo

The X-Files Fan Club of Australia  Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.


Freeform 23: The Convention March 29 1 Archdeacon St Nedlands.
Contact Simon

Jump Point  UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. P.O. Box 245, Inglewood
6932. Telephone: (08) 9249 6354 Fanzine: Stellarcomemail:

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 Email addresses are:-Promotions
Officer Secretary -"

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

Cathy Cupitt reports "The first issue of _The Rhizome Factor_ is
out, and a list of the contents is available at: home.html (follow the link
to Issue One). Contributors include Stephen Dedman, Scot Snow,
Russell B. Farr, and others."

APOCALYPSO AU GO GO #1 Terry Frost 5 Temple St West Brunswick 3055


TOMMYWORLD 36 & 37  Tommy Ferguson 40 Deramore Avenue, Belfast, BT7
3ER, Northern Ireland E-mail: Phone: (01232)


For a full listing,


Threepenny Planet (John Bangsund)

Kate Forsyth

Chase Masterson Tribute 

Babylon 5 Site


Aussiecon Three

The West Lodge

Ditmar Nominations		April 4
ANZAPA 181			April  7
Double Gamma Nominations	April 18
DUFF				April 23, 1998
Aurealis Competition		June 30  1998

Alan Stewart,  Karen Pender Gunn, Ian Gunn, Cathy Cupitt, Kate
Forsyth, Ken Moylan, Brian Trump, Sue Isle, Niall Doran


Tuesday April 7th.  Distribution Friday April 10th.


Lucy Sussex notes "This is from Moshe Feder at Can
you spread the word about these awards and keep him informed of
stuff from here?

	"Are you aware that I'm one of the judges for the Sidewise Awards
for alternate history? Do spread the word down under that we'd be
grateful to hear about (or better yet, see) any AH stories or novels
originating there. For more info on the awards and the names and
addresses of all the judges, have a look at-