An iciary  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 


Russell Farr notes the two following publications Cannibals Of
the Fine Light by Simon Brown  a collection including :
"Cannibals of the fine light" (reprint); "The mind's eye" (r);
"Shadows" (r); "Skyriders" (r); "Chimaera" (r); "The final
machine" (r); "Brother Stripes" (r); "All the fires of Lebanon"
(r); "Rain from the new god" (r); "The garden" (r) "The hungry
spring" (original); "The truth in advertising" (with Sean
Williams) (original)
Regular Edition: $18.50 (limited to 250 copies)
Limited Edition: $32.00 (signed by all contributors, numbered,
extra fronticepage, limited to 50 copies)
A View Before Dying by Sean Williams a chapbook including : "New
flames for an old love" (reprint); "A view before dying"
(reprint); "On the road to Tarsus" (reprint). Regular Edition:
$12.50 (limited to 200 copies)
Limited Edition: $18.95 (signed by all contributors, numbered,
extra fronticepage, limited to 50 copies)
	Cheques payable to Russell B Farr can be sent to: PO Box 407
Nedlands WA 6909 (add $2.50 for postage) Credit card orders
through the Ticonderoga website:
	Swancon produced an anthology of Australian Fiction, which is
available from Anna Hepworth   She notes
"It will be available from somewhere, as soon as I get the
SwanCon books done, and thus have time to think about other
projects. At the moment, Twenty3 books can be purchased by
getting in contact with me (9386 9724) and arranging a time
either to drop by my home (Nedlands), or me to get the books to

It seems that one organisation isn't enough for Australian
science fiction writers. Following assorted arguments over the
Aurealis sponsored group,  The Australian Society of Speculative
Fiction Writers, including allegations that some writers had been
enrolled without actually being asked if they wanted to join, a
proposal for the Antipodean Speculative Fiction Association has
been posted to aus.sf.  Tony Plank has gathered assorted
suggestions at

	The Sunday Age  had a delightful column on Australian Science
Fiction in its May 17th issue. Written by Jane Sullivan, it
featured comments about George Turner and comments from Dirk
Strasser andVan Ikin, recommended some good local writers and
publicised Aussiecon Three. Douglas Adams visit has managed lots
of publicity, including spreads in  Who Weekly , The Australian
19/5/98, The Weekend Australian 23-24/5/98 and The Herald Sun

Greg Egan notes, with reference to his nomination for the 1998
Ditmar Awards "I have permanently withdrawn all my works from
contention for the Ditmars."

	The Going Under Fan Fund (GUFF) is on again, sending a European
fan to Aussiecon Three, the 1999 Worldcon. GUFF will pay the
airfare for one fan to fly to Australia (and we're negotiating
accomodation and membership of the con itself)
	The timetable for the GUFF race is as follows: 
1 June 1998 - Nominations Open.
30 September 1998 - Nominations close, ballots printed,
campaigning begins.
30 March 1999 - voting ends, winner declared 	2 - 6 September
1999 - The winner attends Aussiecon Three and is wined and dined
by Australian fandom.

Candidates should be active in fandom, should secure five
nominators (two Australian, and three British/European), post a
bond of ten pounds, and swear an almighty oath that barring
unforseen disasters they will travel to Aussiecon Three if
elected to do so, and publish a trip report on their return.
For further details, contact either GUFF's British agent Joseph
Nicholas 15 Jansons Rd. South Tottenham, London, N15 4JU, UK or
the Australian administrators Ian Gunn and Karen Pender-Gunn,
P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130 Australia 

	David McDonnell will be managing programming at Aussiecon Three.
He is looking for people with interesting ideas for items. There
will be several strands of programming, each with its own team
responsible for that area.
	There will also be a Writers' Workshop run by Rosaleen Love and
Lucy Sussex in conjuction with Aussiecon Three. More information
available on the Web Site.


Shayne McCormack notes "Bjo Trimble's magazine Sci Fi Spotlight
has stopped production.  I am, therefore, no longer the
Australian agent for it.  I am putting up the first edition of
Phantasia's website, at "

	Rumour has it that Perth is considering offering their 1999
SwanCon as the 1999 Australian NatCon.  This sounds to me like a
Good Thing, and should be encouraged. For various reasons, the
NatCon shouldn't be abandonned just because we have the WorldCon
in Australia in 1999.
	Niall Doran Notes "Thylacon 2 has unfortunately been forced to
cancel the Internet hook-up to its proposed Virtual Guest, J.
Michael Straczynski, due to ballooning costs of the ISDN link
(this item had previously been advertised pending final
confirmation & equipment compatibility). Thylacon 2 apologises
for any inconvenience, and is currently trying to arrange for a
suitable replacement event. All other program events, including
those for our four attending guests (George RR Martin, Leanne
Frahm, Neil Gaiman, & Sara Douglass), are unaffected and will run
as planned. Anyone attending the convention solely on the basis
of the JMS Internet link should contact Thylacon 2 for a full
	Also from Niall "Following the recent discussion on Eidolist
regarding a united Australian SF publishing front at the
worldcon, the Thylacon 2 committee has proposed to help promote
smaller Aus SF publishers by providing information on them or (at
least) a listing of them in the convention program book.
	The catch is that this idea has been suggested very late in the
day, so information is required absolutely ASAP, and there are
are no guarantees as to what will or won't be included. (To the
editors concerned, Eidolon, Aurealis, Altair & others may already
have been contacted separately by other members of the
	If anyone is interested in being a part of this list, they should
send me a paragraph outlining who they are (business name), where
they are, their contact details, web details (if applicable), a
short description of what they produce, & any other (brief!)
information they think is relevant. Given the time constraint,
this listing will be far from exhaustive, but it may be a
reasonable start depending on the reponse. "
	Conquest have released their May Progress Report.


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 GoHs: George RR Martin,
Leanne Frahm Honoured Guests: Neil Gaiman, Sara Douglass Virtual
Guest (O.C.P): J Michael Straczynski  Rates: $75 Thylacon 2, PO
Box 55, Battery Point, TAS 7004. email

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 817 298.

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: URL:

CONQUEST 98 October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH. Peter
Jurasik (Londo), Walter Koenig (Bester) Richard Arnold  $250
attending. 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  Attending $200 Supporting $45 Child
in tow  $45 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.


Although the Chandler  Award has been presented every year since
1992, it is not necessarily an annual event. After deliberation,
it was decided not to award one this year. TheFoundation would
like to thank Thylacon 2 for their offer to present it.
Nominations are open for next year's award.


CANBERRA S FS  June 4   General Meeting ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO
Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608



SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP June 20 12.30pm Mortdale Hotel
Bistro contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 16 10am-5pm-5pm Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's
Club,  24 John Street, Lidcombe PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 (03)
9416 89981

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

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001



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.

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.


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

VORTEX  June 7 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
Brisbane 4001

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) June 14 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

CONQUEST  July 5 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St  GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001

HIGHLANDER  July 19 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St  Postal
address 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304
Newsletter The Buzz

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB  Third Sunday of every month Queensland
Railway Institute (QRI) Conference Room PO Box 10308, Adelaide
Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email The club runs Babylon
5 screening days, at the same venue, usually about once a month.

BRISBANE SKYFORCE  Further information: (03) 9416 8998

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  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).

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


MSFC  May 29 Aussiecon 3 MSFC Quiz Night June 5 Star Trek June 12
Book Club 8.00pm 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

AUSTREK  June  6 2:00pm Galactic Series Debating  St Marks Church
Hall, Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads, Camberwell. email: GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

NOVA MOB June 10  Charles Taylor on the fiction of Wynne Whiteford.
First dinner at about 6:00pm at The Arian Restaurant on Sydney
Road, followed by the meeting at about 8:00pm at13 Frederick St

GODZILLA PREVIEW  June 10  Hoyts Cinema Centre, 140 Bourke Street
Melbourne  7:00pm sharp! $9.50 Adults, $7.50 Children. Tickets, via

Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) June 13 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland
Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote
3070 Email Address:

JACK DANN June 13 Masterclass - Aspects of the Fantastic Victorian
Writer's Center 156 George St Fitzroy $120 for non-members

ENTERPRISE June 27 Annual Winter Olympics P.O. Box 466 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

Forest Hill Vic 3131

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB  July 19 1:00pm Bowling Day:  Box
Hill Bowling Centre Whitehorse Road P.O. Box 610 Ballarat Vic
3353Babbling On

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD July 26 Anniversary of the 2nd Annual
Costumers Ball and Panic before the 3rd Annual Costumer's Ball
stitch 'n' bitch  (03) 9568 0708 P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204
email Telephone (03)9557 7088

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 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:

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

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

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

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

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIa  Locked Bag 1013, Flemington,
3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.


LAUNCH OF A VIEW BEFORE DYING  Sean Williams July 6 The Fremantle
Hotel, Fremantle7pm.

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


PHILOSFY #9 Alexander R. Slate 8603 Shallow Ridge Drive San Antonio
TX 78239-4022 USA.

CONSCRIPT GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001


EMERALD CITY  33 Cheryl Morgan or


For a full listing,



Star Trek



Ditmar Voting			May 31
				June 6 at the con
ANZAPA 182			June 5
Aurealis Competition		June 30  1998
Guff Nominations		September 30 1998
Guff Voting			March 30 1999	

Alan Stewart,  Ian Gunn, Shayne McCormack, Russell Farr, Anna
Hepworth, Niall Doran, Justin Ackroyd, Greg Egan


Tuesday June 9th.  
Distribution Friday June 12th.


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