THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #107 – October 9 1998
A froward newszine produced for the Australian National Science Fiction
Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict, 3131,
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's "Amendment" appears in the September 1998 Science
Fiction Age. Christopher Mowbray's "Armageddon's Favourite Rose" is in
Realms of Fantasy October 1998. Ion Newcombe notes that the following
were published in Antipodean SF issue 7 (mid-September 1998): "Trojans"
Rob Bleckly; "A Paler Rose" Charles Ferguson and "The Cruel Ones"
Brendan Carson. Damien Broderick reports "HarperCollins Australia has
just bought two books by Rory Barnes and Damien Broderick, both to be
published in paperback in September 1999: Stuck In Fast Forward and The
Book Of Revelation." Ion Newcombe has had the following published: "The
Australite", Exodus September 1998, and "Gone Fishing", Spaceways
Weekly issue 60 October 23 1998. Jack Dann notes that the new anthology
Dreaming Down Under, that he and Janeen Webb have edited, is getting
good reviews. It should be available in November according to Slow
THE WRITE STUFF
Melbourne Fan & SCA notable Steve Roylance took out the first prize for
Traditional Calligraphy at the Royal Melbourne Show.
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Tasmanian fan Michael O'Brien made a brief appearance on the
ABC's Radio Quiz 25/9/98. Alan Stewart notes "Bruce Barnes appeared in
"Something Stupid" on Channel 7, September 7 & 14, maybe more!" On a
more cultured note, Grant Watson is appearing in as Gaveston, Edward
II's lover, in Christopher Marlowe's Edward II at the Fremantle Arts
Centre from September 30 to October 10.Sue Ann Barber notes "Perth fan,
Trevor Clark appeared on Channel Ten news (28/9/98) in regards to the
Phantom's 50th birthday. He just happened to be at the offices of Frew
Publishing when the reporters turned up. He'd like to point out that a)
he's not a father - even if the reporter thought he should be and b) he
doesn't publish Phantom comics even if the report made it look like he
does. Isn't the media a wonderful thing..." Mark Loney points out that
Canberra also makes the news "Colin Steele reviewed Moon Music by Faye
Kellerman, Cain, by James Byron Huggins, and Dark Terrors Three, edited
by Stephen Jones and David Sutton, in The Canberra Times on the
19/9/98" Yvonne Rousseau notes that Paul Collins was featured in the
August/September issue of The Australian Writer. there was a front
cover photograph, a two page interview and mention of the MUP
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Karen Pender-Gunn and Ian Gunn wrote "The reason you have not
heard from us for a while was a vast invasion of my family. Firstly, my
sister and her fiance ( my sister is pregnant so the Pender clan will
continue) then my father and stepmother (a very unusual women). Dad
picked Ian up from hospital as he has had 4 units of blood overnight,
it was their first meeting ever and went well. When my father left my
mother arrived and had some time with my sister. Then my sister went
home to Airlie Beach in Queensland and my mother stayed till last
night. She made us new coach covers, did all our ironing and made new
curtains for the bathroom, got the stove fixed, helped me mow the
lawns, and generally was all round great and spent lots of money on us.
Ian had chemotherapy on Friday though the day surgery. He has
mostly slept since then and has not eaten solid food yet but we are
keeping a sharp eye on the kidney functioning as we don't want a repeat
of what happened after the last chemo. He is back on the pump again. We
have had two nights of the Living with Cancer course being run through
the hospital and there are many more people worse off than Ian
(including some in fandom) who are also fighting to give themselves the
best of life."
Karen continues with a following weekend:
"Thursday : Ian went in to have the dressing on the Hickman's
catheter checked and have a blood test. Blood test came back saying
kidney function down again and his Worfrin level (the drug he takes to
thin the blood so the catheter doesn't clog) was sky high. So into
hospital over night.
Friday : Ian in hospital, was given platelets and plasma. He
had his first reaction with platelet transfusion which was the shakes
something fierce, so they gave his pethadine and off he went to sleep.
I came home and managed to fall in the driveway on one of the stupid
nut things that fall from the tree out there and damaged my knee.
Friday night they let Ian come home as he had something to do.
Saturday : back into the hospital again, another blood test and
waiting around till doctors and such. Ian came home Saturday night.
Sunday : Back to the hospital again. Blood test again. He had
another infusion of platelets, this time with a pre-med, still had a
reaction so pethadine again and out he went like a light. I went
grocery shopping - never again will I shop on a Sunday.
Sunday night : Ian was allowed home again. He washed the cat
food tins and put out the recycling. My sister rang from Queensland.
There was this cry from outside and Ian comes in with a bleeding face.
He had fallen out the front of the house (in almost the same place I
fell on Friday). Laid him down, bathed his face. He has grazes on his
chin, under his nose, on the bridge of the nose and forehead. Rang the
hospital as he had only just come out. Yes please, they said, please
come back for us to check you out. Back to the emergency department. He
was fine but it was midnight before we got back home. No hot water due
to the troubles with the gas in Victoria. Went to bed.
Monday : Back to the hospital for a blood test. Hay hoo! After
only 3 hours we could come home. Back home, sleep the nap of the just.
So, friends, you can say that life is not unexciting for the
Details are now available on the dealers room for the convention
Applications and the reservation of tables for the Aussiecon
Three Dealers' Room are now available. All dealers must have an
attending membership for Aussiecon Three before an application will be
considered for acceptance. Aussiecon Three reserves the right to reject
any dealers' room application it deems inappropriate to the purposes of
the World Science Fiction Convention and its governing body, the World
Science Fiction Society.
The Aussiecon Three Dealers' Room will be situated in either of
the Bellarine 6 or Bellarine 7 rooms of the Melbourne Convention
Centre. The eventual choice of room depends on the number of bookings
for the Dealers' Room.
The size of each table is 2100mm x 750mm (82.5" x 29.5"). Each
table will be supplied with two chairs. Each dealer may book up to five
tables. If bookings outweigh the available space, dealers who book four
or five tables may have the number of their tables reduced to three or
four tables. Aussiecon Three will endeavour to make space available for
all reservations so that the diversity of offerings to members is as
large as possible. A waiting list will be put in place only if
absolutely necessary. If you book three or more tables, this entitles
the dealer to one "staff" membership to assist on the tables. This
membership entitles the holder access to only the dealers' room.
Provisions will be made for access to meal and bathroom areas.
A $A50.00 per table deposit, to a maximum of five tables, is
due upon booking. The anticipated final price is $A100.00 per table.
Proposed set up times: Wed 1st September 1999 12.00 - 18.00 and
Thurs 2nd September 1999 09.00 - 12.00
Proposed open times: Thurs 2nd September 1999 12.00 - 18.00
Fri 3rd - Sun 5th September 1999 10.00 - 18.00 Mon 6th September l 999
10.00 - 15.00
Application forms and further details are available from Justin
Ackroyd Aussiecon Three Dealers' Room G.P.O. Box 2708X, Melbourne, Vic,
3001 Australia Or fax to: Attention: Justin Ackroyd + 61 3 96391511
The Ortlieb family made its traditional visit to Adelaide and equally
traditionally avoided any contact with Adelaide fandom. I did attempt
to visit Known Space Books but, after the third attempt to find it open
was told by the bloke who was putting up posters for the office above
that, despite the advertised office hours, the shop often doesn't open
at all. I did get to meet Stephen Ziukovic, who runs Adelaide's only
science fiction video shop, Galactic Video at 102 Gawler Place
Adelaide. Adelaide's other science fiction bookshop, Alex's, has moved
from 6 Peel St to 16A Peel St Adelaide.
And, speaking of ex-Adelaide fans, Frank McEwen, who has been
living in London, notes "I went to see Chris Priest at the monthly
BSFA shindig. He gave an entertaining talk, bemoaning the state of SF
publishing amongst other things. He remembered the Adelaide writers
festival of which he was a guest, sometime back in the last epoch, and
spoke fondly of Australia. Please don't take this as a sign I'm taking
up fan writing."
FANS ON THE MOVE
Sally Yeoland notes John Bangsund is looking to move out of Geelong and
back into Melbourne. He is looking for a place to share in the northern
suburbs, with a smoker or someone who doesn't mind smoking. Replies
can be sent c/o the Bullsheet and I'll pass them to John.
CONQUEST 98 October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH., Walter
Koenig (Bester), Judy Levitt, Richard Arnold $200 attending. GPO Box
1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 4 November 21 - 22 1998 University of Sydney, and
Southern Cross Hotel NSW GsoH Jason Carter Dwight Schultz Amis Tim
Choate Jerry Doyle ph: 02 9453 0290 fax: 02 9975 6043EMAIL:nlc.net.au
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 The 57th 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 $225 Supporting $45 Child in tow $45 email
SPAWNCON TWO The 38th Australian National Science Fiction Convention.
September 2-6 1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne P.O. Box 215
Forest Hill Vic 3131 http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/spawncon.htm
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 $US135.00 for residents of North America $US125.00 rate for
bona fide residents of other continents P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL
60664, fax: 312-946-3779 http://www.chicon.org/
THE MILLENIUM PHILCON The 59th World Science Fiction Convention August
30 to September 3, 2001 The Pennsylvania Convention Center &
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel GsoH Greg Bear, Stephen Youll, Gardner
Dozois, George Scithers Toastmaster: Esther Friesner. Suite 2001, 402
Huntingdon Pike Rockledge, PA 19046 USA email@example.com
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
Carol Tilley reports "The Australian Babylon 5 Fan Club Inc, is having
their Christmas Party on Saturday Nov 14. 7:30pm at The Cafe North
Hotel 480 Victoria St Nth Melbourne Tickets $20 members $25 non
members, hot food. Drinks at pub prices. You must order your tickets
prior to the event and please make sure you put your membership number
down so we know how much to charge you. This is not exclusive to B5
members; tell your friends; the more the merrier. Please make
cheques/money orders to The Australian Babylon 5 Fan Club Inc."
ogod reports "On October 13th, 1998, Perth Science Fiction Bookshop, A
Touch of Strange, will turn 10. To celebrate, we will be throwing a
party, and everybody is invited.The party will be held on Tuesday, 13th
October at Conrads, Shop 10 Subiaco Village.
The business will then also be taken over by the new company
Strange Partners Pty. Ltd. in an effort to bring some stability and
continuity of ownership to the business. We have created 100 new shares
in the company, and from time to time we will invite people to purchase
shares and join us. Because we are a proprietary company, we can only
have 50 shareholders who are not employees, and we can not make a
general offer of shares to the public by law. If you are interested in
A Touch of Strange, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org"
Julie Perham informs us of the "Science Fiction Bowling Night at the
Northcote Tenpin Bowl on October 9th Starting at 11pm going to 2.am. It
will cost $12 per bowler. Please come in costume and prizes will be
given away for the best one. For further info or to book your lane call
the Bowling Alley on 9481-7177 The address of the Alley 166 Victoria
road, Northcote Vic (Melways Map 30 J8)"
FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY October 16 7:00 Room 1615 Broadway Tower,
University of Technology Sydney
http://ftoomsh.progsoc.uts.edu.au/~ian/writings.html. Southern Science
Fiction Group October 17 12.30pm Mortdale Hotel Bistro 15 Shade Place
Lugarno (02) 534-3595.
THE SYDNEY DOCTOR WHO SCIENCE FICTION CLUB October 25 Ashfield Catholic
Club - 5-7 Charlotte Street Ashfield NSW email@example.com
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP SF DISCUSSION GROUP November 5 7:30, 5/1 Horwood
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBIT Until January 31, 1999 The Queensland Museum
VORTEX November 1 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (QUEST) November 8 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001
HIGHLANDER November 15 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Postal
address 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter The Buzz
CONQUEST December 6 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001
CRITICAL MASS November 4 Jacq Felis Towards a definition of Fantasy
Contact Damien Warman P.O. box 335 Rundle Mall Adelaide S.A.
MSFC October 9 Book Club October 16 October 23 AGM 8.00pm St
David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
FRIDAY NIGHT MOB October 9 Anzapa Collected October 16 Anzapa
Distribution October 23 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and nattering. Myers
SCIENCE FICTION BOWLING NIGHT October 9 11pm to 2.am. The Northcote
Tenpin Bowl 166 Victoria Road, Northcote. For further info or to book
your lane call the Bowling Alley on 9481-7177
DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY October 14 Dandenong Library P.O.
Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159 fax (03) 9787 0899
ENTERPRISE October 24 Enterprises 5th Birthday P.O. Box 466 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404 email@example.com
NOVA MOB MEETING November 4 First dinner at about 6:00pm at The
Arian Restaurant on Sydney Road, followed by the meeting at about
8:00pm at 13 Frederick St Brunswick.
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB November 14 7:30. Christmas Party The
Cafe North Hotel 480 Victoria St Nth Melbourne P.O. Box 610 Ballarat
Vic 3353 Babbling On firstname.lastname@example.org
SKYFORCE (STAR WARS) November 28 7 pm St Mark's Church Hall
Camberwell. Combination 10th Anniversary & Christmas Party. $18 by
November 21st. P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070 Email Address:
A TOUCH OF STRANGE October 13 10th Birthday Party Conrads, Shop 10
JUMP POINT October 14 6:00pm Blade preview screening Grand Cinemas
Warwick contact: Stephen on 9249 7492 or Skye@iinet.net.au
VANAMONDE 263-272 John Hertz 236 S. Coronado St No 409 Los Angeles CA
CONSCRIPT NEWSLETTER Oct 98 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
THE SOUTHERN FANDOM CONFEDERATION BULLETIN Sept 98 Julie Wall 470
Ridge Rd Birmingham AL 35206-2816 USA
SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 117 Cheryl Louch GPO Box 2708X Melbourne Vic
ANSIBLE 135 Dave Langford, 94 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1
5AU, UK. Fax 0118 966 9914. ISSN 0265-9816. E-mail email@example.com.
EMERALD CITY 37 Cheryl Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org or on-line at
FANS ACROSS THE WORLD NEWSLETTER 78 & 79 B Wilkinson, Ground Floor
Flat, 8 West Avenue Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 9SE, Great Britain
email@example.com fax: 0181-925-7126 (78 edited on BJW's behalf by Roger
For a full listing,
About Aussiecon Three & Melbourne
AUSTRALIAN STAR TREK & BABYLON 5 AIR SCHEDULE
http://trekb5air.home.ml.org or http://www.ozemail.com.au/~sajt
Erika Lacey notes the following changes to the Eidolon author pages:
GREG EGAN'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/06_egan/ge_home.htm
JACK DANN'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/09_dann/jd-home.html
SEAN MCMULLEN'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/02_mcmul/sm_home.htm
SEAN WILLIAM'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/05_willm/sw_home.htm
SIMON BROWN'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/07_brown/sb_home.htm
STEPHEN DEDMAN'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/03_dedma/sd_home.htm
TERRY DOWLING'S to: http://eidolon.net/old_site/01_dowli/td_home.htm
JEAN WEBER http://www.wrevenge.com.au/wrevenge/
Eric Lindsay, firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Weber, email@example.com.
(Jean has registered a domain name)
Due to a change in employment for Ticonderoga Publications Editor
Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications may now be emailed at:
ANZAPA 184 October 9 1998
GUFF VOTING March 30 1999
Alan Stewart, Justin Ackroyd, Erika Lacey, Ion Newcombe, Ian Gunn,
Karen Pender-Gunn, Damien Broderick, Julie Perham, Damien Warman, Jean
Weber, Mark Loney, Yvonne Rousseau
DEADLINE FOR #108
Tuesday October 20th
Distribution Friday October 23th.
This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid and Aussiecon
Three. Other Allegiances are still for sale.
The National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) is a SF/F fan club dedicated
to provide a place to SF/F fans in all media. The N3F's website is:
Bill Bowers still has copies of the Incomplete Tucker, but they are
going. Down Under fans can send A$16.,50, sea mail; S20.00 (air) to
Aussie Agent: Eric Lindsay P.O. Box 640, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
Eric Lindsay (P.O. Box 640 Airlie Beach Qld 4802) notes, in connection
with the previous BS
"...some of us subscribers to Eidolon got our "April" issue
somewhat earlier than your remarks indicate you did, even in these
remote parts. Sure wasn't in April however.
I'm still doing fine up at Airlie Beach, and still climbing
lots of stairs. Why Jean figured 210 steps between the beach and the
unit is beyond me, especially since I'm the one who climbs them three
or four or five times a day. "
Lucy Sussex (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"I hear that a university level paper on feminist utopias is being
given in Argentina in 2 weeks time. It discusses `My Lady Tongue'.
Amazing how books travel."