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Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest
Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail:
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The Slow Glass Catalogue #122 lists the following Australian New
releases: Ian Bone The Puppet (After Dark #35 Lothian), Justin
D'Ath Sniwt (Allen & Unwin), Sara Douglass Crusader (Harper
Collins). Victor Kelleher Into the Dark (Viking). Juliet Marillier
Daughter of the Forest (Macmillan), Michael O'Hara The Millstone
(After Dark #36 Lothian) and Stephen Higgins & Dirk Strasser The
Aurealis Mega OZ SF Anthology (Chimera). The Mega Oz Anthology has
caused certain concerns among some authors whose works appear in
it, over  its status and the publishing rights for the stories.
Mark Halliday notes the release of his horror novel The Walk-In.
Cherry Wilder reports  "my story "The Dancing Floor", from the Jack
Dann/Janeen Webb AussieCon anthology DREAMING DOWN-UNDER has been
picked up for the Gardner Dozois Best  SF Sixteen. "


Terry Dowling reviews Dann & Webb's Dreaming Down-Under, Simon
Brown's Cannibals of the Fine Light, Sophie Masson's The Knight by
the Pool and Greg Egan's Luminous in the Weekend Australian Review
March 20-21 1999.  In the same issue, Damien Broderick reviews The
Pearly Gates of Cyberspace by Margaret Wertheim and Stephen Jay
Gould's Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms . 

Damien himself notes "Fans of the steam wireless will be excited to
learn that the lovely Ramona Koval interviews me on this week's
Books and Writing, 7pm Fri March 12 and repeated on Sunday.  It's a
pre-record, and they are getting the equally lovely Robyn Ravelich
to read a couple of portions from The White Abacus - a felicitous
choice, since I use 6 chunks of her little poetry book The Black
Abacus as epigraphs through the novel. I get another bite at the
mike at 10.15 pm on March 28, on David Busch's  program on 3LO,
where the take on Last Mortal Generation  has a rather...
religious... flavour, although not my part of it.


The Guff Spotter's Handbook, giving details on the three GUFF
candidates, is now available in Australia. It gives in depth
answers to questions that probably never should have been asked in
the first place. Delightful reading.


Damien Warman and Juliette from Adelaide made a brief visit to
Melbourne earlier this month. Damien was participating in the
Australian Go Tournament.

John Bangsund is reported to be home and off the cigarettes. 

Bev Hope and David Arblaster have been alternating their hospital
visits, David with a collapsed lung and Bev with thyroid problems.
(I know they're recent newly weds, but this is taking togetherness
a little far.)

Meanwhile Gerald Smith reports "Womble has had to go into hospital.
She has developed a bone infection in the toe beside the big toe on
her left foot. For those who remember she had an infection in the
corresponding toe on the right foot some eight years ago and
subsequently had the toe amputated. This time the infection has
been caught earlier and, while there will have to be an amputation,
it now looks like they might be able to limit it to the tip of the
toe. She went into hospital yesterday, Wednesday 17 March. How long
she will be in depends largely on when they decide to operate. Last
time she was in for a week after the operation. She is in Royal
Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Rd Camperdown in Page Ward 9, Bed
12. There is a phone beside the bed for incoming calls which she
would happily receive. The telephone number is (02) 9515 5382."
Gerald further notes "The news is now far better than we could have
hoped for a few days ago. Womble is now off intravenous and on to
oral antibiotics. All going well she will now keep all parts of her
body intact. She is sitting up out of bed and moving around -
basically causing havoc for the nursing staff. The real hope is
that she will be home by the end of the week. However, she will
then have to stay off her feet for five to six weeks. That should
be interesting."


The Aussiecon Three Open Day was held on March 20th. Although
workers outnumbered visitors, it provided people with a chance to
put faces to people who had, until that point, been merely e-mail
addresses. Authors Chuck McKenzie, Damien Broderick and Russell
Blackford were noted attendees. Fan GoH Bruce Gillespie was there,
as were many of the committee. Members of the Australian Science
Fiction Foundation got the chance to continue their cataloguing of
the Bill Wright Fanzine Collection, aided by Bill Wright. Sharon
Nebel provided wonderful comestibles. Justin Ackroyd, Julian Warner
and Alan Stewart played cards.  The fourth Voice of the Platypus is
now available.

Force Three has announced its Guests of Honour Michael A Stackpole,
Timothy Zahn, Don Bies and Iain McCaig. Along with the announcement
come nomination forms for the Obies. The Armageddon Pulp Culture
Expo have announced that Claudia Christian will be attending
Armageddon in Auckland and Melbourne to sign autographs and meet
fans. Entry to this event is on $6 with a charge of $20 for an
autograph. Also attending is Star Trek DS9's Chase Masterson and
comic writers Grant Morrison & Warren Ellis. Auckland May 29th/30th
Melbourne June 5th/6th


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

April 2 - April 5 University High School, Story St, Parkville,
Melbourne. Includes 30 plus hours of anime (Japanese animation with
English subtitles)from M.A.S.Further details at

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

June 13 1999  GsoH Aron Eisenberg, John Cook &  Chuck McKenzie $35
FSF members, $45 for non members. Tickets available from FSF, P.O
Box 797 Fairfield, NSW 1860, (02) 9523 8385 or from Galaxy Bookshop
Sydney and Phantasia at Penrith.

June 12-14 1999 3rd National Star Wars Convention Karralyka Centre
Ringwood Vict GsoH Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Don Bies & Iain
McCaig  $150 until 1/6/99. P.O. Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070 (03)

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 email

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 0412-649-727

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 USA

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


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


SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP  April 10   Book Crawl 10:30am at
ABC Bookshop; 10:30 to 12:00 at Galaxy and Abbey; 12:00 to 1:00 -
lunch at Italian Restaurant in QVB at bottom of escalators; 1:00 to
.... - second hand book shops in George and Pitt Street Postal
Address 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02) 9534-3595.

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION April 11 Lidcombe Catholic Club, 24 John
St Lidcombe  P.O Box 797 Fairfield NSW 1860 Phone/
Fax (02)9523 8385

A STAR WARS EVENT April 26 Phantasia SF & Mystery Bookshop 443 High
St Penrith NSW 2750


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

VORTEX May 2 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box 2004
Brisbane Qld 4001

HIGHLANDER DOWN UNDER May 16   Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St
Brisbane PO Box 198 Brisbane Albert St Qld 4002


CRITICAL MASS April 7  David Hansen Walter Jon Williams'
Metropolitan, City On FireWriters Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355,
Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


MSFC  March 26 Coffee, Cake & Conversation April 2 No Meeting,
April 9 Enterprise Discusses, April 16 Coffee Tasting, April 23
British SF 8:00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB March 26  April 2 No Meeting, April 9 April 16
Anzapa collection, April 23  Anzapa distribution 6-7.30pm. Informal
eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

GLEN EIRA - OGAKI JAPANESE FESTIVAL March 27 8pm  Ghost in the
Shell Glen Eira Arts Complex Theatrette, cnr Hawthorn & Glen Eira
Rds, Caulfield

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD March28 Ross House in Flinders' Lane
Melbourne PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

AUSTREK  April 3 2:00pm A.G.M. Collectibles Show & Tell St Mark's
Church Hall Cnr Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001 03 9489 8743

NOVA MOB April 7  13 Frederick St Brunswick.

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

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB  May 16 Noon A.G.M. Hall 1, St Thomas
Anglian Church Moonee PondsContact P.O. Box 610 Ballarat 3353
Phone: (03) 5334 6343 (Before 9pm)


SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 122 Cheryl Louch for Slow Glass Books
GPO Box 2708X Melbourne Vic 3001.

Nicholas 15 Jansons Rd South Tottenham London N15 4JU U.K. and/or

FAROS 1.oktobra 24, 26340 Bela Crkva, Yugoslavia

VANAMONDE 298-302 John Hertz 236 S. Coronado St No 409 Los Angeles
CA 90057 USA

THE FORCE 33/34 Jan Wilson for Star Walking P.O. Box 201 Rosanna
Vic 3084

THE GUFF SPOTTER'S HANDBOOK Clair Brialey & Mark Plummer 26
Northampton Rd Croydon Surrey CR0 7HA UK & 14 Northway Rd Croydon
Surrey CR0 6JE UK.


TOMMYWORLD 45 & 46 Tommy Ferguson 40 Deramore Avenue, Belfast, BT7
3ER, Northern Ireland (01232) 293275

Many thanks to Erika Lacey who provided the following changes to
the Vicnet Web Links.


Kathryn Andersen 

Kathleen Ager 


Julian Buczek

Terry Frost

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Australian Writer's Web

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Harbinger Magazine

Bullsheet #118			April 20 1999
Ditmar Nominations		March 31 1999 
Guff Voting			April 5 1999 
Duff Voting 			April 11, 1999.
ANZAPA 187			April 16 1998
Obie Nominations 		April 30 1999
Chandler Award Nominations	May 1st

This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid and
Aussiecon Three.

Other Allegiances are still for sale.