An jactitatious newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,
	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

The Jack Dann & Janeen Webb anthology Dreaming Down Under won the
best anthology World Fantasy Award, announced at the 25th world
fantasy Convention in Rhode Island on November 1st

	John Marsden's The Other Side of Dawn, is still topping The Age's
best-sellers list. Damien Broderick reviews Freeman Dyson's The Sun,
the Genome & the Internet in The Australian Review 30/10/99. Isobelle
Carmody and Tony Shillitoe are listed as  featured writers at
Adelaide's Writer's Week March 5-10 2000. Yvonne Rousseau and Terry
Dowling review Judith Buckrich's George Turner:A Life in The Age
6/11/99 and The Australian 6-7/11/99 respectively. Terry also reviews
Maxine McArthur's Time Future.
	Locus November 1999 reports several Australian successes. It notes
Sara Douglass' sale of seven novels to Tor, plus her delivery of a
new novel The Nameless Day to Harper Collins. Locus also notes Sean
Williams' Australia Council grant and Caseal Mor's sale of his
Wanderers trilogy to Earthlight. In the same issue, Carolyn Cushman
reviews Ian Levine's A Shadow on the Glass and Jonathan Strahan
reviews Stephen Dedman's Foreign Bodies.

Carey Handfield reports that jan howard finder is still in Australia,
travelling around all the Arthur Upfield locations that he can. Irwin
Hirsh ran a barbecue for visiting Brit Lillian Edwards.

Karen Pender Gunn  and Paul Kincaid
 provide the following announcement
"G'ready, G'set, GUFF
The next GUFF race is now open.
Nominations are open until Friday 14th April 2000, and the race will
then run from Easter until November. The winner will attend the 2001
Eastercon in Britain.
If you want to stand in this GUFF race, here's what you do:
You need five nominees, three from Australia and two from Europe.
You need a platform of no more than 100 words.
You need to post a bond of A$20
Then campaign like mad in order to set out on one of fandom's great
For further information, or to make a donation, contact either of the
Australian Administrator:
Karen Pender-Gunn, PO Box 567, Blackburn, Victoria 3130
European Administrator:
Paul Kincaid, 60 Bournemouth Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5AZ, UK

The November Locus completes its Aussiecon Three coverage with lots
of photos, including some from the Costume Parade, and several
convention reports.


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  $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 Australia

3 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.

Swancon 25  
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 

Friends of Science Fiction  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.

Con d'Or 
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

Swancon 2001 the Masquerade, 
40th Australian National Science Fiction Convention April 13-16 2001. GsoH tba The Rydges Hotel Perth. P.O. Box 162 Nedlands W.A. 6909. 

Odyssey Con 
The 2001 New Zealand National SF Convention Auckland. 

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

Costume Con 20
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 

Con Jose 
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. 
Club News

Futurian Society of Sydney Turns 60!

	Ron Clarke & Ian Wolfe report "To celebrate the 60th anniversary [1939 - 1999] of the Futurian Society of Sydney, please join us for dinner. Date: Friday 19th November  Time: 7pm Location: Marigold Restaurant, 2nd floor, 683 George St Sydney. All welcome! Please RSVP  if you can join us, so I can tell the restaurant the numbers to expect." This is in a private room and most of the diners will be having the "Banquet" @ $23.  However, separate meals can also be ordered.

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)

PHANCLUB November 13  4:00pm 270a Old Northern Rd Castle Hill NSW

PHANCLUB November 14   3:00pm 433 High St Penrith NSW 2750

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  60th Anniversary Dinner Marigold
Restaurant, 2nd floor, 683 George St Sydney. All welcome! Please RSVP 

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


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

COSMIC COTILLION December 31  7:00pm Mercure Hotel Brisbane GPO Box
2004 Brisbane Qld 4001


CRITICAL MASS February 2 2000  Critical Mass Quiz Night  Writers
Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


MSFC November 12  Did Computers Enhance Star Wars? November 19 Where
to with Ethel the Aardvark? November 26  Babylon 5 Wrap Up 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  November 12 November 19, November 26 6-7.30pm.
Informal eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

THE MELBOURNE ANIME SOCIETY November 13 5:00pm R2 Theatre in the
Rotunda at Monash University Clayton Campus 1470 North Rd Clayton Vic 3168

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 

COSTUMERS GUILD November 21 11:00 am A Victorian Safari The Annual
Victorian Picnic Melbourne Zoo. PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204.

MULTIVERSE November 25  7:00pm The World is Not Enough screening
Hoyts Melbourne December 19  11:00am Hoyts Melbourne Muppets From
Space preview December 22  7:00pm Greater Union Melbourne Inspector
Gadget preview

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

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

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

AUSTREK December 4 2:00pm  Klingon Kristmas Party  St Mark's Church
Hall Cnr Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne
3001 03 9489 8743

Trivia Night Meeting Room Dandenong Library Stuart St Dandenong Ann
McGann P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 Phone Daniel 9544 9775 e-mail 3552


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


LOCUS 466 Charles N. Brown 34 Ridgewood Lane Oakland CA 94611 USA

PHANEWS 24  P.O. Box 1255 Penrith NSW 2751

VANAMONDE 323-327 John Hertz 236 S. Coronado St No 409 Los Angeles CA
90057 USA


FANS ACROSS THE WORLD NEWSLETTER 92 November 1999 B. Wilkinson, c/o
15 Manor Drive, Southgate, London, N14 5JH, Great Britain



Bullsheet #131			November 23 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. 

Irwin Hirsh notes that, in addition to his art
credits, Eddie Jones was a TAFF winner  Irwin added "As a matter of
interest the only other candidate in the 1969 TAFF race, which Eddie
Jones won, was Bob Shaw."


	On October 27, Sandra Bond noted "I'm very sad to have to announce
the death early this morning of Joy Hilbert (formerly Hibbert) of
complications arising from Crohn's Disease. She had been in hospital
for some time beforehand. She was only 40.
	Always a stormy petrel, Joy made many enemies in her career in
fandom, but many friends too, and she was a familiar sight at British
conventions throughout the 1980s. Her fanzines such as Sic Biscuit
Disintigraf (co-edited with her then husband Dave Rowley), Lilith's
Child and Zetetic were likewise uneven but formed a notable strand of
British fanac at the time.
	I was in a relationship with Joy for more than three years. It ended
with some feelings on either side. I am quite taken aback by how
gobsmacked I am at the news. This shouldn't have happened, you know.
	Goodbye, Joy, you crazy diamond."

Sigh. This seems an issue for overseas obituaries. I never met Walt
Willis, but I know that, with his death, fandom has lost one of its
brightest writers.

Geri Sullivan reported "It's not a surprise, it's even something of a
relief, but it's still hard news: Walt Willis has died.
	Peggy White sent me a note with the news after receiving a note from
Madeleine Willis dated October 20th. Madeleine wrote that Walter had
a heart attack and died. He was 79 years old. Walter and Madeleine's
son, Bryan, made the funeral arrangements.
	Walter had been in declining health for several years, and had been
hospitalized for the last year. I'm sorry, but for now I'll have to
leave it to other fans to write the obituaries and honor the
multitude of his contributions to fandom as we celebrate his life and
grieve his passing.
	I'm going to make a donation to TAFF in his memory."