A glozing 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  


Altair #3 is now available and features fiction by Trent Jamieson,
Brendan Carson, Nathan Hobby and Jennifer Etherton. The Spring 1998
edition of a new magazine - Abaddon - has just surfaced in Melbourne. It
features a short story by Symon Brando and reviews of Weller's Land of
the Golden Clouds and Sean Williams' The Resurrected Man. The Slow Glass
Catalogue lists the following new Australian releases: Kate Jacoby's
Voice of the Demon, Chuck McKenzie's Worlds Apart and SR Martin's
Endsville. AntipodeanSF issue 12 is now online at and features "The Glass Jeweller" by
Geoffrey Maloney and "Vacancy" by Jo Hamlet


Dreaming Down Under was favourably reviewed by Stephen Bell in  The West
Australian Big Weekend, 13 February 1999. Lucy Sussex reviews Archie
Weller's Land of the Golden Clouds in The Saturday Age 20/2/99


Dave Langford's Pieces of Langford is now available in Australia for
$6:00 including postage. This is a collection of Langford's columns from
SFX and makes excellent reading. All money goes to the Auld Lang Fund,
which will enable Australian Fandom to meet Dave at Aussiecon Three.
Make cheques payable to Marc Ortlieb (address as above.)


Terry Frost notes "Yep, I've conned FOXTEL into letting me work for them
as an Entertainment Consultant (sic). The gig starts on the 9th of March
and the deal includes free cable tv for however long I work there. The
pay and super are ok, too." Terry also noted that scientists are
starting to catch up with Bob Shaw in discovering materials that slow
down light as it passed through.

	A Touch of Strange is having a Pre-moving sale! That's right, we're
shifting, away from Subiaco and into the city. So, in order to reduce
the amount of books we have to shift we're having a 20% off all books
	We'll be having the pre-moving sale at our current location
(Shop 19, Subiaco Village, 531 Hay St)until the 5th of March. We'll be
opening at our new location on the 8th of March.
	The new location will be: Shop 11, Cine Centre Arcade (Next door
to where Bat's cave was) cnr of Barrack and Murray.


Aussiecon Three has released its third progress report, which includes
hotel booking forms, Hugo and Ditmar nomination ballots and a DUFF
voting form. In addition the programming group is getting into full
swing, with invitations to participate in the programme being sent out.
(Note: As a general rule, you do have to be a member of Aussiecon Three
in order to be on the programme.) Also, in addition to the NUSSIECON
bookmarks, there is now an A4 poster which seems to promote new
developments in nanotechnology.


Multiverse are running a Battlestar Galactica 20th Anniversary
Convention. (See listing below.) Features include a Writer's Forum, 20
years of Video Games and a Trivia Night/Pizza Feast.


There is a Tasmanian trip planned for Aussiecon for Tuesday to Sunday,
Sept 7th to 12th, 1999. The itinerary includes two nights  in
Launceston,  and two in Hobart with lots of touristy stuff. Robin
Johnson reports "We are planning some fannish festivities during the
trip so we can qualify as THYLACON 3" Robin Johnson, who is coordinating
this, estimates a cost of $(Aust)475 plus air fares if he manages to get
between 16 and 30 takers. If interested contact Robin at


March 20 & 21, 1999   Southern Cross Hotel Corner Goulburn & Elizabeth
Streets, City.and Sydney Entertainment Centre Harbour Street, Haymarket
GsoH William Shatner, Robin Curtis, Richard Hatch, Dr. Lawrence M.
Schoen 1 Day Ticket (Saturday OR Sunday) $120 2 Day Ticket $240 ph (02)
9453 0290.

March 27-28 1999 Edmund Barton Centre 488 South Rd Moorabbin GoH Richard
Hatch Special Guests: Sara Douglass, Kate Jacoby, Paul Collins, Sean
McMullen Full weekend $60 Saturday $40, Sunday $35 PO Box 355 World
Trade Centre, Melbourne, Vic 3005

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 GPO Box
G429 Perth WA 6841

June 10-14 1999  Conference/festival centred on the legend of King
Arthur. Sydney University $200 Contact: Sophie Masson or Cathy Simpson at

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

The 57th World Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6 1999 World
Congress Centre, Melbourne GsoH George Turner, Greg Benford and Bruce
Gillespie.  Special Guest J.M Straczynski. Aussiecon Three, GPO Box
1212K, Melbourne, 3001, Australia  Attending $225 Supporting $45 Child
in tow  $45

The 38th Australian National Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6
1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne  P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131

October 1-3 1999  Special Guest Richard Arnold $135 until March 31st,
$175 thereafter. GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001.  ph

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

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. $US 125 Attending until April 5 1999.
Supporting  $US 40  Suite 2001, 402 Huntingdon Pike Rockledge, PA 19046

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


At the ASSF AGM, the following committee was elected President Clive
Newall, Vice-President Richard Hryckiewicz, Treasurer Carey Handfield,
Secretary Cath Ortlieb, Timebinders and General Committee Perry
Middlemiss. The Foundation intends to present the Chandler Award at
Aussiecon Three. Nominations should reach Cath Ortlieb at the Bullsheet
Address by May 1st.


Note that there is an annual calendar available on the Vicnet SF web
site at


SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP  March 13  2:00pm  Politics and
Government in Science Fiction - why is Feudalism so popular?Postal
Address 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 9534-3595.

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION March 14 Lidcombe Catholic Club, 24 John St
Lidcombe  P.O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 1860 Phone/ Fax
(02)9523 8385


VORTEX March 7 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box 2004
Brisbane Qld 4001

HIGHLANDER DOWN UNDER March 21  Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St
Brisbane PO Box 198 Brisbane Albert St Qld 4002

CONQUEST April 4  10:00am Valentine Verses Virus & SGM Red Cross Centre
409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001

NEW ALLIANCE April 4  PO Box 12083 Elizabeth St/BC Brisbane Qld 4002


CRITICAL MASS March 3  Juliette Woods The Lemurian Nineties Writers
Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


MSFC  February 26 , The Dead Pool March 5  Gourmet Sausage Sizzle 8:00pm
St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB  February 26 , March 5, March 12 6-7.30pm. Informal
eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

AUREALIS AWARDS February 26  Slow Glass Books, Swanston Walk Melbourne

ENTERPRISE February 27 Starfleet Exams & Quark's Collectors Day
Horticultural Hall 31 Victoria St Melbourne P.O. Box 466 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD February 28 Ross House in Flinders' Lane
Melbourne PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

NOVA MOB March 3  Bruce Gillespie & Rosaleen Love on the current state
of Australian Young Adult SF. 13 Frederick St Brunswick.

AUSTREK March 6  2:00pm Kraftwork Day St Mark's Church Hall Cnr
Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 03 9489
8743 (Answering machine only)

STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON March 7-8 Westgarth Cinema 89 High St Northcote
9482-2001 All 9 Movies.

AUSSIECON THREE OPEN DAY March 20  2:00-5:00pm St David's Church Hall 74
Melville Rd West Brunswick

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB March 20  11:00am Melbourne Zoo Contact P.O.
Box 610 Ballarat 3353  Phone: (03) 5334 6343 (Before 9pm)

SKYFORCE April 10  Melbourne Uni, Copeland Theatre, Economics and
Commerce Building 1:00pm to 5:00pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070


THE WEST LODGE March 6  1pm to 5pm Collins Street Centre, Collins
Street, South Perth P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley 6050 (08) 9315 3260


Jean Weber notes "Wrevenge 53 is now on the Web: The printed version of
this fanzine is available only on request, and when you also send me a
contribution, letter of comment, artwork, interesting clippings,
uncancelled postage stamps, arranged trade, or A$4 or equivalent per
issue (overseas air mail extra). I no longer have access to cheap
photocopying. Please read the Web version if you possibly can, or you
can download the PDF version (which will be available Real Soon Now) if
you want to print it."


ETHEL THE AARDVARK #83 Karen Pender-Gunn for MSFC P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005

SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE Andy Porter P.O. Box 022730, Brooklyn, NY
11202-0056 USA  $A47/year (Aust Agent eric
Lindsay P.O. Box 640 Airlie Beach Qld 4802)

NOVA EXPRESS Fall/Winter 1998 Lawrence Person P.O. Box 27231 Austin TX

ANZAPA 186 Marc Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131 A 168 page
issue, featuring Bill Wright's Interstellar Ramjet Scoop and

OUT OF THE KAJE #3 Karen Johnson 35 Marianna Ave South Croydon Vic 3136

SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 121 Cheryl Louch for Slow Glass Books GPO Box
2708X Melbourne Vic 3001

THE COMMUNICATOR #33 Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466 World
Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005


Bullsheet #116			March 8 1999
Duff Voting 			March 31, 1999.
Ditmar Nominations		March 31 1999 
Guff Voting			April 5 1999 
ANZAPA 187			April 16 1998
Chandler Award Nominations	May 1st

This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid and Aussiecon
Three. "Autograph hunting is cool. No really." Other Allegiances are
still for sale.