The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet #139 – March 24 2000

A lyssophilic newszine produced for the Australian National
Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest
Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA
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The Slow Glass Books Catalogue 134 notes two new releases from
Paul Collins: Cyberskin an original novel and Tales from the
Wasteland, an anthology of young adult fiction. Jack Dann notes
"Tor Books will be publishing Dreaming Down-Under in the United

AntipodeanSF 25  features the
following material by Antipodean writers:"Brown Skies and Deep
Seas" Tracey Rolfe and "Keeping Up With The Garramundes" Kathryn

Alan Stewart provided two articles on Damien Broderick from the
Moreland Sentinel 21/2/2000 and 6/3/2000 respectively. Apart from
layout, they are virtually identical. It must have been a slow
news fortnight in Moreland

Phantasia Books has closed its Castle Hill store will soon launch
Phantasia Online, a secure online bookshop.

Voting forms for the 2000 DUFF Race, to send an Australian fan to
Chicon 2000 is now open, with Susan Batho and Cathy Cupitt as the
candidates. A Voting form is available electronically at the
Vicnet site


NatCon Meeting
Jeremy Byrne reported from the Future of the Natcon meeting held
in the Sandringham Hotel Perth 5/3/00 "The NatCon constitution was
discussed with particular reference to the sections covering the
Ditmars and changing the constitution. Jeremy discussed the WASFF
Natcon proposal, which is to extend the WASFF indemnity and
funding model used for Swancon to the Natcons.It was the general
agreement of the meeting was that it would be advantageous to form
a national body that offers indemnity and guidance to Con
committees, on the model of the way WASFF operates. The WASFF
constitution would be a potential model for such a body. To
provide indemnity, such a body would need to be an incorporated
body, which is problematic with the current constitution.
Potentially such a national body could operate as a national peak
body, to which state organisations (both actual state
organisations such as WASFF, and possibly major organisations such
as the MSFC, particularly where no state body existed) could
affiliate. Various funding models were discussed, including
affiliation fees, and as need loans from affiliated bodies. It was
felt that the operation of such a national body would require
extensive consultation with various fandom bodies throughout
Australia, and that it was impractical to come up with such a
proposal in time for this years Natcon".
	A mailing list has been established to discuss natcons. Email to to join the list, and to to post to it.

Melbourne in 2002 NatCon Bid Update
Darren Witt reports that Convergence 2002 is slowly coming to
life.  Their Web site up and running at The Cato Convention Centre
has come to the party as the site for the Con, offering
facilities, ranging in size from 300 seat auditoriums to small
meeting rooms, and that most important facility at any Con, its
own Bar! It also has its own Hotel and is close to several other
types of accommodation ranging from backpackers to 4 star for
those who like to live the good life.
	 If you have any suggestions about programming or wish to jump in
and give us the benefit of your knowledge and experience you can
contact us at

Con d'Or Changes
Paul Collins notes that Sara Douglass has had to pull out of Con
d'Or, this year's New Zealand Natcon. she has been replaced by
Sean McMullen, but will still be a virtual GoH.


March 26 2000 The Sheraton Hotel Brisbane GoH Rene Auberjonois
1800 671 701

April 2 2000 The Gazebo Hotel Sydney GsoH Kate Mulgrew Rene
Auberjonois & Jeremy Bulloch

April 6-9, Brisbane, Australia GoH Ray Harryhausen.

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.

April 15 - 16 2000. The Discovery area,Second Floor, Australian
Museum, corner of College and William Streets Sydney C/O PO Box 2,
Bexley North, 2207.

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 $80 until April 16th $90 thereafter.
Swancon 25  GPO Box G429 Perth W.A. 6892

The Goodies Convention 2000 April 21-23 2000 Dallas Brooks Centre
Melbourne GsoH Tim Brooke Taylor & Graeme Garden [o.c.p.]  Contact
The Goodies Rule - OK! P.O. Box 325 Chadstone Vic 3148 $100 until
20/1/99 $120 until 14/3/2000

April 21-24 2000 University High School Melbourne

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

May 13 2000 - A day with Nicole deBoer

Mid 2000 tba 

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

sinpOZium 2000 
The Australian Slash Con June 10 to 12 2000 (Queens Birthday
Weekend). Sydney. Convener Bernice
Official website
Mailing list

1800s Gaming Convention June 29 to July 2 2000 Collingwood
Education Centre Victoria Special Guest Shane Lacey Hensley

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

October 6 to 8 2000 Brisbane Convention Centre GPO Box 1376
Brisbane 4001

a relaxacon 17-19 November, 2000  The Country Comfort Motel, Port
Stephens N.S.W.. Membership $20 Accommodation $57 per night per
person Edwina Harvey by  e-mail at or by
snail mail c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville. 2036

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.

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. Attending $135 until
30/4/2000 then $145 Supporting  $US40 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. 

Lyn Elvey notes, with regret, "The Southern Science Fiction Group
finished up at December 1999. I could no longer run it and no one
else wanted to."

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


PHANTASIA BOOKS PHANCLUB March 26  443 High St Penrith NSW 2750

ROBIN HOBB AT PHANTASIA BOOKS April 13   This has been cancelled.


BUFFY  March 25 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane

BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB March 26  Red Cross Centre, 409 Adelaide St
Brisbane P.O. Box 10308, Adelaide St, Brisbane, Qld 4000

GALAXY QUEST MOVIE NIGHT March 30  6:30 Albert Cinema 3 Contact
GPO Box 2004 Bris 4001

CONQUEST April 2 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box
1376 Brisbane Qld 4001

VORTEX DAY April 8  10:00am to 4:00pm Red Cross Centre 409
Adelaide St Brisbane

QUEST April 9 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box
2084 Brisbane Qld 4001

HIGHLANDER DOWN UNDER April 16 Red Cross Centre, 409 Adelaide St
Brisbane P.O. Box 198 Brisbane Albert St 4002

STARGATE:SG1 April 16  Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane

VORTEX June 10  Crusade Cotillion Cancelled


MSFC March 24 Author Night: Sarah Endicott on writing and
publishing March 31 Quiz Night. Fund raiser for MSFC & DUFF. $2
entry April 7 Food Night: SPAM & Toast (to be confirmed). Book
Group: Centurion's Empire by Sean McMullen. 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 March 24   March 31 April 7 ANZAPA contributions
collected 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria

NOVA MOB April 5  Rosaleen Love on Robot Futures and Science
Faction 13 Frederick St Brunswick

SKYFORCE 2000 April 8 1:00 to 5:00pm Charles Pearson Theatre ERC
University of Melbourne P.O. Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB .April 15 2:00pm Club Meeting
Horticultural Hall Cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts Melbourne. Discussion.
Did JMS lose his creativity somewhere between the 4th season of B5
and the beginning of Crusade?  P.O. Box 437 Sunshine Vic 3020

ROBIN HOBB AT SLOW GLASS April 18 from 5:00pm. Slow Glass Books
305 Swanston St Melbourne

ENTERPRISE  April 22  AGM and Mock Prime Directive Trial P.O. Box
466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 0418 56 1701


Convergence 2002


THE SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 134 Cheryl Louch for Slow Glass
Books GPO Box 2708X Melbourne Vic 3001

VANAMONDE 343-347 John Hertz 236 S. Coronado St No 409 Los Angeles
CA 90057 USA

PHANEWS 27  P.O. Box 1255 Penrith NSW 2750

IT GOES ON THE SHELF 21 Ned Brooks 4817 Dean Lane Lilburn GA
30047-4720 USA


ANSIBLE 152 Dave Langford, 94 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1
5AU, UK.


Paul Collins noted the following additions to the 1999 Australian
Fiction listings "The Nabakov Affair" Paul Collins. Australian
Short Stories No. 63 1999; "Generation X "(novella) by Paul
Collins and Jack Wodhams. Cicada Nov/Dec 1999 Spinouts edited by
Paul Collins and Meredith Costain. Pearson Education 1999


Bullsheet #140			April 4 2000.
Hugo Nominations		March 31 2000
FFANZ Voting			March 31 2000
Ditmar Nominations		March 31 2000
ANZAPA 194			April 7 2000 
GUFF Nominations		April 14 2000
DUFF Voting			April 30 2000

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