The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet #129 – October 29 1999

An ithyphallic 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
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The Age 14/10/99 has a death notice for Australian author Frank
Bryning, who died on October 12th, aged 92. Bryning published many
short stories in a science fiction writing career that spanned five

James Allen notes that he suffered chest pains earlier this month,
but further tests showed that, apart from some damage from his minor
heart attack  eighteen months ago, his heart seems fine. He's been
put on anti-cholesterol tablets. Just to keep his stress level up,
daughter Genevieve is getting four molars, all at once.

Slow Glass Books Catalogue # 129 lists the following Australian
releases White Plume Mountain Paul Kidd, Carolan's Concerto Caiseal
Mr, Active Passive Neutral Jim Shellens, The Prodigal Sun Sean
Williams & Shane Dix. Edwina Harvey reports that the following
stories appear in Harbinger 4: "The Fisherman and the Cormorant"
Andrew Sullivan, "Escape from Stalingrad"Kain Massin, "The Driver"
Robin Mark Ford, "Up on the Roof" Edwina Harvey, "Strange Encounter"
Robert N. Stephenson, "The Glamoured Girl" Tansy Rayner Roberts, "In
the Service of the Shogarth" Geoffrey Maloney.

Ion Newcombe notes that the following Australian items appear in  in
Antipodean SF 20. "Ark To Nowhere" Tony Plank, "Earth Speed" Noel
Robertson, "The Ugly Alien" Tom Williams
The Other Side of Dawn, the final book in John Marsden's Tomorrow
When the War Began series is reviewed in The Age 16/10/99. The book
also topped of The Age's best-sellers list for two weeks and placed
number five in The Australian's weekend issue 23/10/99.

	The Double Gammas are the Australian Annual Doctor Who fan
achievement awards, they have been presented by the Supreme Council
of Time Lords every year since 1984.
	The next Double Gammas will be presented at - Whovention: 2000 in
February of next year. The categories to be voted on are - Best
Australian Produced Doctor Who Fanzine, Best Aust. DW Fanzine
Editor, Best Aust. DW Website, Best Aust. DW Fan Artist, Best Aust.
DW Fan Writer and the Special Achievement Award for Outstanding
Contribution to Australian Doctor Who Fandom. To vote, go to


November 28 Phantasia Bookshop 443 High St Penrith NSW 2750. Guests
Ian Irvine, Caiseal Mor, Richard Harland, Kate Forsyth, Maxine
McArthur, Traci Harding & Alison Goodman. $25. Contact P.O. Box 1255
Penrith NSW.

Australian National Doctor Who Convention. February 4 - 6 2000 GsoH:
Sylvester McCoy (7th Dr) and Nicola Bryant (Peri). Fan Guest: Karen
Herkes Rydges North Sydney $105 to October 31st, then $120 to
January 15th. At door rate is $140 and day rate of $80. Children's
under 16, $10 less than adult rates. Make all cheques payable to
Whovention (not Whovention 2000) P.O. Box 4 Epping NSW 2121

April 14-16 2000 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH Peter Wingfield,
Valentine Pelka & Anthony De Longis $165 P.O. Box 198 Brisbane
Albert St Qld 4002  ph (07) 3282 4220.

39th National Australian Science Fiction Convention April 20th-24th,
2000.  Ascot Inn, Belmont, WA. GsoH Connie Willis and Ian Nichols.
Gratuitous interstate guest  "Mitch" Other guests include Stephen
Dedman, Sue Isle, Jack Dann, Janeen Webb, Sean Williams and Tess
Williams Swancon 25  GPO Box G429 Perth W.A.
6892 $70 Aus until January 1st 2000 $20

Mini-Con May 7 2000  10:00am to 6:00pm Guest (commitments pending) :
Nicole deBoer. $50 FSF members and $60 nonmembers (02) 9523 8385 Box 797, Fairfield, NSW, 1860.

The 2000 New Zealand National SF Convention June 3 to 5 2000 West
Plaza Hotel Wellington GsoH Tad Williams Sara Douglass and Maree
Sole. Contact or

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 $US150.00 rate for bona
fide residents of other continents P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL
60664, fax: 312-946-3779

40th Australian National Science Fiction Convention April 13-16
2001. GsoH tba The Rydges Hotel Perth. P.O. Box 162 Nedlands W.A.

The 2001 New Zealand National SF Convention Auckland.

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. Supporting  $US 40 Millennium Philcon
Post Office Box 310 Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-0310 U.S.A.

February 15-18 2002 Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
$A50Daily Admission $100 until Dec 31st 2000; $A130 Jan 1st 2001 -
Dec 31st 2001 $160 Jan 1st 2002 - Feb 15th 2002 The Australian
Costumers' Guild PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

The 60th World Science Fiction Convention August 29 to September 2,
2002  San Jos McEnery Convention Centre GsoH Vernor Vinge, David
Cherry, Bjo & John Trimble, Ferdinand Feghoot Toastmaster Tad
Williams. P.O. Box 61363 Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 U.S.A. Attending $A150.
Supporting $A50.

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


Carol Simpson, the new president.of the Australian Babylon 5 Fan
Club Inc reports on the special meeting. "All positions that were
declared vacant have now been filled. The new committee would like
to openly thank all the retiring committee members especially Glen
Tilley for all their efforts and hard work over the last few years.
We have a few activities lined up over the next couple of months so
keep watch for updates on our web page . The news letter Babbling On
is also presently being revamped so keep a look out for that. We can
be contacted at the temporary e-mail address of
or at the new club address P.O.Box 437,Sunshine,VIC. 3022.

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


SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP  November 13 2pm 15 Shade Place
Lugarno. You must read this. Discussion of books exchanged in
September. Why did you give this book to this person? What did you
think of the one you got?  Postal Address 15 Shade Place Lugarno
(02) 9534-3595.

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

SYDNEY FUTURIANS November 19 7:00 for 7:30 Room 1615 UTS Tower 

SKYFORCE SYDNEY December 12 Christmas Party Lidcombe Catholic Club,
24 John St Lidcombe


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

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

NEW ALLIANCE December 5  PO Box 12083 Elizabeth St/BC Brisbane Qld

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


CRITICAL MASS November 3 Jacq Felis tba  Writers Centre Adelaide PO
Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


MSFC October 29 Trivia Quiz, November 5 Italian Food Night, November
12  Did Computers Enhance Star Wars? 8:00 pm St. David's Uniting
Church Hall, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB  October 29 , November 5, November 12 6-7.30pm.
Informal eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

COSTUMERS GUILD October 31  Ross House, Flinders' Lane Melbourne
November 21 11:00 am A Victorian Safari The Annual Victorian Picnic
Melbourne Zoo. PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204.

SKYFORCE  November 2 Annual Cup Day Picnic November 27 Christmas
Party St Mark's Church Hall Camberwell. (Note change of date.) P.O.
Box 427 Northcote 3070

NOVA MOB November 3  Andrew Macrae on Cyberpunk 13 Frederick St

TIME TREKKERS November 5 St Luke's Sternberg St Support Centre, 46
Sternberg St Bendigo  P.O. Box 934 Bendigo Vic

AUSTREK November 6 2:00pm All club's day St Mark's Church Hall Cnr
Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 03
9489 8743

and gender roles in science fiction Meeting Room Dandenong Library
Stuart St Dandenong Ann McGann P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 Phone
Daniel 9544 9775 e-mail 3552 The Melbourne Anime
Society November 13 5:00pm R2 Theatre in the Rotunda at Monash
University Clayton Campus 1470 North Rd Clayton Vic

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 CLUB November 14 12 noon at Hall 1, St.Thomas's
Anglican Church Hall, Moonee Ponds. P.O.Box
437,Sunshine,VIC. 3022

ENTERPRISE .November 27 Sailing Day Postal Address P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 9515 3226 (7pm to 10pm

SARA DOUGLASS AT SLOW GLASS BOOKS November 26 Slow Glass Books 305
Swanston St Melbourne


THE WEST LODGE November 6  Collins Street Centre, Collins Street
South Perth P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley WA 6050



Slow Glass Books

Janice Gelb Aussiecon Three Photos

Joyce Scrivner's Duff Trip Report Photos


ANZAPA 191 This first post-Aussiecon Three mailing weighs in at 157
pages, and has six new members, with a seventh due to join with
mailing 192, which means that there is only one space left. Featured
this issue is the announcement that Bruce Gillespie is the new
president, Gerald Smith's Aussiecon Three report, Bill Wright's
amazing IRS, Bruce's A3 GoH Speech and the return of Jack Herman.
Further information from Marc Ortlieb, address as above.

FAPA 248 The Grand Old APA - over sixty two years old and still
going strong. This one is 275 pages and includes contributions by
Bob Silverberg, John Foyster, Gordon Eklund and lots by Joe Siclari.
The current Australian members are Foyster, Karen Johnson, Eric
Lindsay, Graham Stone and myself. There are currently 59 members,
with an upper limit of 65. it's an interesting place to find out
about sf and fandom and the history associated with the genre.
Contact Robert Lichtman P.O. Box 30 Glen Ellen CA 95442 USA for more

TRASH BARRELL Donald Franson 6543 Babcock Ave North Hollywood, CA
91606-2308 USA

IT GOES ON THE SHELF No 20 Ned Brooks 4817 Dean Lane Lilburn GA
30047-4720 USA.

PHANEWS No 23 P.O. Box 1255 Penrith NSW 2750

PHILOSFY #13 Alexander R. Slate 8603 Shallow Ridge Drive, San
Antonio TX 78239-4022 USA

FILE 770 #132 Mike Glyer 705 Valley View Avenue Monrovia CA 91016

FAROS 1. octobra 24, 26340 Bela Crkva Yugoslavia


GEGENSCHEIN #86(September 1999) Eric Lindsay

MIMEZINE RETROZINE Whew! It's All Over Issue Terry Frost 4/8 Walker
Street, West Brunswick, 3055 Australia.


Bullsheet #130			November 9 1999.
ANZAPA 192			December 8 1999
George Turner Prize		January 28 2000

This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid and The
Toronto in 2003 WorldCon bid. It May WEll Support a bid for
Australia in 2007 if it gets any further information.



Maureen Kincaid Speller notes "I'm  happy to announce that the TAFF
2000 race has begun, with the traditional request for candidates to
make themselves known to the administrator.  The winner of this TAFF
race will travel to Chicago next August, to attend Chicon
Anyone wishing to stand for  TAFF  needs to find five nominators,
two from America, three from Europe;  needs to write a  100-word
platform for the ballot paper,  and to post a 10 bond, promising -
barring Acts of God - to travel to Chicon.
Your platform, bond and the five signed nominations need to be with
the administrator by 1st December, 1999 ... and we're talking paper
here, not email.
The race itself will run until 6th May, 2000"
For further details about TAFF, contact Maureen Kincaid Speller at
60 Bournemouth Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5AZ, UK  or email her at

Bob Eggleton noted "Former Boskone Official Artist Eddie Jones died
of a stroke at 65 years of age, in a hospital in Liverpool,UK. He'd
been somewhat reclusive in recent years however appeared at
Eastercon last year one last time. He was quite prolific with SF
covers in the UK and US in the late 60's and early '70's. Probably
his best known covers were his few Star Trek covers for early/mid
70's Bantam Books based on the original series."

	The 19th annual Canadian SF & Fantasy awards (Prix Aurora Awards)
were presented in Frederiction, New Brunswick at inCONsequential II
on October 16th. The Aurora Awards honour Canadians in 10 different
Best Long-Form Work in English Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor,
Best Long-Form Work in French Corps-machines et rves d'anges, Alain
Bergeron (Vents d'Ouest, 97)
Best Short-Form Work in English "Hockey's Night in Canada", Edo van
Belkom (Arrowdreams)
Best Short-Form Work in French "La Demoiselle sous la lune", Guy
Sirois (Fantasy, Fleuve Noir)
Best Work in English Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternative
Canadas, Mark Shainblum & John Dupuis, eds. (Nuage Editions)
Meilleur ouvrage en franais (Autre) "L'entreprise de Frankenstein",
John Dupuis (Solaris 126) Jean-Louis Trudel, critiques (Solaris
124-127) (it was a tie)
Artistic Achievement Jean-Pierre Normand
Fan Achievement (Fanzine) Warp, Lynda Pelley, ed. (MonSFFA)
Fan Achievement (Organizational) Ann Methe (Con*cept 98, Chair)
Fan Achievement (Other) Janet L. Hetherington (Co-curator, 60 Years
of Superman exhibit at Nepean Museum)

Aurora website:


"I am putting together a database of Star Trek: The Original Series
and would appreciate your help.

What I am trying to find out is the air-time, air-date and
air-channel that ALL 79 (or 80 including The Cage) were screened in
countries around the world for the very first time.
Any help at all would be appreciated, even if it was just an
e-ddress of a television channel that was around back then. It would
give me a start. Or perhaps, you might know of some one who might
know of some one else, who might know something. You get my gist?
Thanks for at least taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear
from any one at some time!
Adrian Warnes"

"Studio Hollywood Conventions is bringing Nichelle Nichols  - Lt.
Uhura from Classic Star Trek to Australia for a Convention in Sydney
on Saturday the 26th of February 2000 and Melbourne on Sunday the
27th of February. Tickets are $80.00 (payment plan available).

For bookings contact Studio Hollywood at or
(02) 94878779."