A flocculent  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  


Ion Newcombe notes that Antipodean SF Issue 4 is now online at with three short-short stories.
It accepts short-short SF (less than five hundred words) for
Lucy Sussex reports  "The Penguin Friend  just got shortlisted in
the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature.
There were only two fiction books listed, and I was up against Tim
Winton, who won. I had no idea the Society sponsored a book award.
Last time I saw them on TV they were being pushed about by Mr
Borbridge...and look what happened to him. Obviously it is best to
be on the good side of the Wilderness Society.

Three Australian stories made it into Gardner Dozois Year's Best SF
Anthology 15 Sean Williams & Simon Brown's "The Mask of Agamemnon",
and two Greg Egan stories "Reasons to be Cheerful" and "Yeyuka".

Archie Weller's Land Of The Golden Clouds gets a large review in
The Australian's Review Of Books June 1998.

Terry Dowling reviews Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica, Mary Doria
Russell's The Sparrow, Jack Dann's The Man Who Melted and Robert
Silverberg's The Alien Years in The Weekend Australian 13-14/6/98

The Sunday Age 14/6/98 had an article on SF and Mars but, rather
than use a local writer, they re-printed a piece by Paul McAuley
from The Guardian.

Damien Broderick reviews Michio Kaku's Visions: How Science Will
Revolutionise the 21st Century in The Australian 20-21/6/98


Perry Middlemiss reports "Michael Jordan tells me that he has been
contacted by afew people from the US with under-developed scarcasm
glands who are of the opinion that Terry Frost (ie the DUFF Terry
Frost) was actually picked up for prostitution."
On behalf of DUFF winner Terry Frost, may I note that the
Terry Frost arrested for prostitution on an episode of The Bill was
a fictitious character, The Bill being a fictional British Police
Television Show, and I was merely amused by the coincidence of
names. My apologies to any Americans who assumed that our DUFF
ambassador was, in any way, connected with any sordid activities.


Leigh Edmonds visited Melbourne recently, assisting the State
Library. He managed to catch up with a few local fans in the
process and admitted to still being a member of an apa. Not quite


Karen Pender Gunn notes that Ian Gunn underwent a series of
procedures to harvest stem cells, but it didn't go well. "There are
options and Ian will be undergoing some of these but the most
important thing is that Ian gets 3 WEEKS BREAK! He doesn't go back
to see Dr Tony (from The Alfred Hospital) until the 10th July. We
might be able to do and see a few people in this time.
After the 10th July, Ian will go into Box Hill Hospital for a day
or two and undergo another sort of chemotherapy with a set of
drugs. This will cause his white cell count to drop to almost zero
within about a week. Then it will shoot back up again. He may or
may not get sick at this stage and have to spend a couple of days
in hospital - fingers crossed. This should cause the stem cells in
his body to produce like crazy. He will then have to go to the
Alfred for special blood tests and when his blood levels reach a
certain point, again he undergoes the blood filtering for stem cell
removal. More being very bored and counting the hole sin the
ceiling tiles! If this harvest reaches a certain point but doesn't
produce enough, he may then have stem cells gethered in a biopsy
from his hips, again a stay in the Alfred Hospital."


Brian Forte mentions the schedule for the Allan Bray Memorial
"The wake cum mail-out-of-the-fanzine night at Alan and
Leslie's has been set for Saturday July 25th. As a consequence the
deadline for submissions to the Alan Bray Memorial Fanzine is
Friday July 10th (although we might be able to stretch that to
Friday July 17th in a *few* exceptional circumstances and such late
submissions will *have* to be delivered as plain-text email

Our absolute preferred method for receiving submissions is as
plain-text email messages sent to 
or . A subject containing something
along the lines of 'Alan's Memorial Fanzine submission' would be
useful as well.

If people really need to send formatted text, we'll accept files in
the following formats: ClarisWorks 2.x/3.0/4.0/5.0 for Mac OS or
Windows HTML 3.2 or earlier (and, yes, I know this is actually
plain text)** PageMaker 5.0.x/6.0/6.5 for Mac OS or Windows PDF
(Adobe Acrobat 2.x or 3.0.x: don't lock the document) QuarkXPress
3.x, RTF,Word 4.0/5.x/6.0.x/98 for Mac OS, Word 2.0/6.0.x/95/98 for
Windows, Word 4.0/5.x for DOS, WordPerfect 2.x/3.x for Mac OS,
WordPerfect 4.0/5.x/6.x for DOS, WordPerfect 5.x/6.x for Windows

If anyone wants to contribute artwork, we'll take pretty much any
file format they can throw at us, although TIFF, PICT and EPS are
preferred (JPEG and GIF are OK as well I guess). We aren't going to
colour film, however, so colour work will end up being reproduced
grey-scale at 600 dpi and around 100 lpi."


Alan Stewart reports that the business session at Thylacon II
decided that the 1999 NatCon business should be run at Aussiecon
Three.  Watch here for further developments.


ICON, the 24 Annual Western Australian Convention has released its
PR 1. See details below.  Conscript has sent out its June Progress
Niall Doran reports "The Thylacon 2 page is still up and
running, and is being updated with Con-reports.  We're open to
submissions, suggestions or contact from anyone interested in
joining a mailing list.  The address is: Thylacon 2:
In the absence of a 1999 NatCon, Robin Johnson (our
convenor) has been proposing a "RelaxiCon" to take its place.  His
idea is to have it in Launceston the week(end) following the
WorldCon, with only two program events: soaking in the Roman Baths
& going on winery tours.  I don't know if this is more than a rough
idea at the moment, but I expect he'll let people know."
Adrian Pett notes "The Melbourne Anime Society is putting
on thirty three hours worth of Fantasy and Science Fiction anime
videos at Arcanacon XVI."


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  $250
attending. GPO Box 13676 Brisbane Qld 4001

ICON April 1-5 1999 24 Annual Western Australian Convention The
Metro Inn Canning Highway South Perth GsoH Jack Dann, Sean
Williams, Janny Wurts Special Guests, Don Maitz & Janeen Webb, Fan
Guest Dave Luckett $70 until October 11 GPO Box G429 Perth WA 6841

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. 




SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP July 18 2-00pm 15 Shade Place
Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

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


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

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) July 12 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

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

VORTEX  August 2  Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
Brisbane 4001


MSFC June 26 Obsessions 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville
Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB  June 26 , July 3, July 10 6-7.30pm. Informal
eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

STAR TREK THE EXHIBIT  February 27 to July 19 Science Works

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

NOVA MOB July 1 First dinner at about 6:00pm at The Arian
Restaurant on Sydney Road, followed by the meeting at about 8:00pm
at13 Frederick St Brunswick.

AUSTREK July 4  2pm"Interstellar Sip & Sup"Food Festival, Trekivia
- Smegiva!St. Marks Church hall, Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads,
Camberwell. email: GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne

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 3353
Babbling 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

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) August 8 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


LAUNCH OF A VIEW BEFORE DYING  Sean Williams July 6 The Fremantle
Hotel, Fremantle 7pm.


SNIP #1 Kim Huett P.O. Box 679 Woden ACT 2606 A one sixth of an A4
page sized fanzine, dealing with my naming habits.

ANZAPA 182 Marc Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131. 27
contributions, totalling 211 pages, with major contributions by
Bruce Gillespie, Bill Wright, and Michael Green and a smaller
cobntribution by ANZAPA President and Ditmar winner Leanne Frahm.
There are currently spaces in the membership list. Contact Marc
Ortlieb for details.  Also included is Jean Weber's WeberWoman's
Wrevenge 52 (Jean Weber P.O. Box640 Airlie Beach Qld 4802)

THE MENTOR 93 Ron Clarke P.O. Box K940 Haymarket NSW 1240. Ron's
large and regular mixture of fiction and articles, plus a goodly
sized lettercol.

NO AWARD #3 Marty Cantor 11825 Gilmore St #105, North Hollywood  CA
91606 USA. A genuine old-style genzine - mostly lettercol this

Mountaincreek Rd Apartment #6 Chattanooga TN 37415-3427 USA
Anarchic, interesting but confusing fannish fanzine.

ETHEL THE AARDVARK 79 Ian Gunn for the MSFCP.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005


For a full listing,

Babylon 5 Red Sector

Kathleen Ager 

The Melbourne Anime Society 


Aurealis Competition		June 30  1998
ANZAPA 183			August 7 1998
Guff Nominations		September 30 1998
Guff Voting			March 30 1999	


Alan Stewart,  Karen Pender Gunn, Adrian Pett, Niall Doran , Ion
Newcombe, Lucy Sussex, Brian Forte.


Tuesday July 14th.  
Distribution Friday July 17th.


Date: August 1st 1998 
Time: 2pm start (Artist set up from 12.30pm) 
Place: St. Marks Church Hall, Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads,
By popular demand we are bringing back the fan art show that was so
successful last year. Not all the art will be "Star Trek" related.
This year we encourage you to submit fantasy art from all media;
movies, books, fairy tales, TV, and your imagination.

	The categories are: Black and White paintings, penciling, charcoal;
Color paintings, penciling; Computer generated imaging &
Photography.  (B.Y.O. Computer for display or printed computer
image for showing)sub-categories Black and white, Color; 3D
Sculptures, Props, Ceramics, Model kits; Textiles Costumes,
weapons, etc; Junior, anything created by anyone who is under 14
years old.
	Artists please note: If you wish to have your pictures mounted
please contact Litza Waters by the July meeting.
	Artist's Admission $4.00 regardless of number of pieces entered (
includes both art and artist ).  General Admission Members $2.00,
Non Members $5.00
	For further information contact Litza Waters Tel:(03) 5998 2858
(AH) Email: or Email:
AUSTREK, GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne, 3000