The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet #148 – July 28 2000
A misoneistic 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 please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip.
E-mailed direct, a once off $10 fee. Free copy from aus.sf on
Internet or at http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/bullsheet.htm
Rowena Cory Lindquist reports "The first book of my T'En trilogy,
called 'Broken Vows' in the US has made the final three of the
PRISM Award. My book is up against Catherine Asaro's so I don't
hold out much chance of winning but its nice to be in her company.
The placings will be announced at the National Romance Conference
in late July.
And while I'm at it book two, 'Dark Legacy' has just been released
Ion Newcombe reports "By the time you read this notification,
AntipodeanSF 29 will be published online.
http://purl.nla.gov.au/NET/antisf/ This edition features: "Aliens"
Moira McAuliffe, "Body By Jake" Rob Cox, "Perfecting The Chains: A
Love Story" Donna Bickel", "Visiting" Edwina Harvey, "The Honour
System Virus" Brendan Carson
MELBOURNE WRITER'S FESTIVAL
The sf connection to this year's Melbourne includes a special
videoed address by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, followed by an Internet
Chat session on August 26, readings by Jack Dann, Lucy Sussex,
Sean Williams, Isobelle Carmody, Matthew Reilly and Garth Nix,
Youth Literature Days with Isobelle Carmody, Garth Nix, John
Marsden, Michael Pryor and Alison Goodman, a conversation with
John Marsden, a panel with Isobelle Carmody, a science fiction
panel with Sean Williams, Damien Broderick, Matthew Reilly and Ken
Gelder, a panel on mathematics in fiction with Damien Broderick
Irwin Hirsh explains how Australians get copies of Eve Harvey's
GUFF report "The way it works is this: you send your A$ cheque,
payable to 'GUFF' to Paul (60 Bournemouth Road, Folkestone, Kent
CT19 5AZ, UK). He'll send you a copy of Eve's report and send the
cheque to Karen P-G for cashing. A Brighton Belle Meets Skippy
costs A$6, plus postage (A$3 seamail, A$6 airmail). Add in another
$2.50 and you can get a copy of GUFFaw 4, which has a chapter of
Paul's own report and the complete trip report of Eva Hauser's
1992 GUFF Trip."
Russell B. Farr reports "Following a car accident involving editor
Russell B Farr and two others on 30 June 2000, the July 2000 issue
of Ticonderoga On-line has been merged into the August issue.
This will appear on-line on 1 August 2000.
Fortunately no one was seriously injured in the accident. It
occurred in country Western Australia and involved a horse which,
sadly, had to be shot. I would like to thank all who have sent
their best wishes and kind thoughts."
BULLSHEET MEDIA WATCH
Colin Steele reviews Strange Constellations by Russell Blackford,
Van Ikin and Sean McMullen in the Canberra Times 8/7/2000. Jack
Dann gets to talk about "My Favourite Read" in the Herald Sun
15/7/2000 - the book he chose? Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.
(Thanks to Colin Steele & David Russell for the clippings.)
Nope. I haven't seen the new nomination form yet either. Rumour
has it that they are delayed until this year's Procrastinator's
SCIENTOLOGISTS TO BAN SCRABBLE?
Alan Stewart notes "In Official Australian Scrabble Tournaments
you can no longer play the words dianetics and internet but you
can now play cybercafe, email, login, meme, newsgroup, spam,
spumante, stiffy, website, zine"
Gerald Smith notes "Womble has just learned that she has
successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)."
Adelaide Cartoonist and one time SCA brewmaster John Packer has
been visiting Melbourne recently. When cornered he still draws a
mean rat, but, in response to a request for a spider he drew an
insey wincey little dot. Upon questioning, he replied "It's a
John Foyster reports "Billy Pettit had only a short layover here
in Adelaide as The Ghan prepared for its laborious trip up to
Alice Springs. Our main topic of fannish conversation was the Care
and Preservation of Fanzines." There were also dinner gatherings
in Melbourne with Bruce Gillespie and Irwin Hirsh. Bruce Gillespie
notes "Billy and Rosemary had several days in Melbourne. They saw
all the usual Melbourne touristy sights, and also stray fans, such
as Elaine and me, and the Clan Hirsh."
ILLITERATE PROGRAMMING EXECUTIVES
Jason Watson forwarded the following to the Swancon mailing list,
regarding the broadcasting of Farscape in Perth.
I write in response to you Fax dated July 11th 2000 requesting
information on our program Farscape. Due to poor ratings, this
program has been withdrawn from our schedule for the time being.
Farscape will undergo a re-launch and return to our line-up
towards the end of this year. We remain hopeful of attracting a
significant audience with an earlier primetime slot upon it's
Good to see that television executives can't use the possessive
"its" correctly. It's confirmed several of my prejudices.
Cindy Scott notes "On Thursday, July 20, 2000, ConJos mailed
Progress Report 1 to the members of the 2002 Worldcon and all Bay
Area in 2002 Worldcon Bid presupporters who have not yet converted
their memberships. Please look for PR 1 in your mail box, and
when it arrives e-mail email@example.com with your zip code and the
date of arrival, so we can track the distribution. Thanks to all
who helped make this mailing possible."
The Melbourne Anime Festival August 5-6 2000 The Old Arts
Building, Melbourne University Weekend $15* / $20; Saturday $12* /
$15; Sunday $8* / 10 (*Applies to members of local anime
clubs)Manifest@metva.com europa.spaceports.com/~manifest P O Box
1136 St Kilda Sth, 3182 Mob. 0411 056 774
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 http://www.chicon.org/
October 6 to 8 2000 Brisbane Convention Centre GPO Box 1376
Brisbane 4001. http://conquest2000.tsx.org
Babylon 5/Crusade October 14th & 15th 2000 Sydney Guests:Tracy
Scoggins, Peter Woodward Maggie Egan David Allen Brooks
http://www.bobw.com.au (02) 9453 0290.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by
snail mail c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville. 2036
8-10th December 2000 Polana Camp, Healesville $60 until October
29th, $75 up to the 1st of December 2000, $100 from 2nd of
December to the door. Cost includes all meals from Friday dinner
through to Sunday lunch, accommodation, all workshops & events.
BYO sleeping gear, drinks & special snacks. Attn: Wendy - Camp
Costume, The Australian Costumers' Guild, PO Box 322, Bentleigh,
Vic, 3204.or Chris Telephone: (03) 94574061
ARMAGEDDON PULP CULTURE EXPO
10-11 February 2001 Auckland New Zealand Special guests include
George Lazenby, Virginia Hey , Kevin Smith, and Walter & Louise
Simonson. Entry only $10 nz http://www.pulpexpo.com
17-18 February 2001 (STARGATE SG1) Guests: Teryl Rothery
Christopher Judge Don S. Davis http://www.bobw.com.au (02) 9453
the Masquerade, 40th Australian National Science Fiction
Convention April 12-16 2001. GsoH Rosaleen Love, Marilyn Pride,
Lewis Morley, Kate Orman and Sue Ackerman The Rydges Hotel Perth.
P.O. Box 162 Nedlands W.A. 6909.Attending $80; $100 at the door.
Supporting $20 http://www.sf.org.au/swancon2001 P.O. Box 162
Nedlands W.A. 6909 email@example.com
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION
May 20, 2001 GoH James Marsters (Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
ocp Lidcombe Catholic Club Sydney.FSF Members $50 Non-members $70.
email firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.fsf.com.au
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. Attending $145 Supporting
$US40 Millennium Philcon Post Office Box 310 Huntingdon Valley, PA
19006-0310 U.S.A. email@example.com
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
41st Australian National Science Fiction Convention June 7 - 10
2002 GsoH Joe Haldeman, Sean Williams Lucy Sussex, Gay Haldeman
and Race Mathews Toastmaster Jack Dann Cato Conference Centre
Melbourne Web:- http://www.vicnet.net.au/~converge/ email:-
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.
ConJose@sfsfc.org http://www.conjose.org/ Attending membership
rate goes up to A$205 (Supporting A$60). Australian agent: Terry
Frost, 4/8 Walker St, West Brunswick, VIC 3055. Cheques payable
to "60th World Science Fiction Convention."
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 http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/2000cal.htm
Re the August Critical Mass item in the previous BS,
Damien Warman notes "Jee Harris is a braindead typo for Jeff
The Conquest 2000 Newsletter notes a new club in Brisbane The
Force Guild Association, a Star Wars Club. GPO Box 3156 Brisbane
Qld 4001. http://theforceguild.ozlinx.com.au/
SYDNEY FUTURIANS September 8 7:00pm Room 1615, 16th floor,
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Tower building, Broadway
SKYFORCE SYDNEY October 22 12:00pm to 5:00pm Lidcombe Catholic
Workmen's Club 24 John Street, Lidcombe
QUEST August 5 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box
2084 Brisbane Qld 4001
CONQUEST August 6 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO
Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
THE FORCE GUILD ASSOCIATION August 13 Metro Arts Brisbane GPO Box
3156 Brisbane Qld 4001. http://theforceguild.ozlinx.com.au/
STARGATE:SG1 August 20 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane
BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB September 24 Red Cross Centre, 409 Adelaide
St Brisbane P.O. Box 10308, Adelaide St, Brisbane, Qld 4000
BUFFY November 25 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane
PARSEC: The Aussie Star Wars Appreciation Society July 30 12-5 pm
Adelaide High School P.O. Box 306, Greenacres, S.A., 5086
CRITICAL MASS August 2 Jeff Harris: What the Carboniferous means
to me.PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org
MSFC July 28 Coffee, cake and conversation August 4 Food night
August 11 Video night 8:00 pm St. David's Uniting Church Hall, 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 http://www.vicnet.net.au/~msfc/ MSFC@eGroups.com
FRIDAY NIGHT MOB July 28 August 4 August 11 6:00-7.30pm.
Informal eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne
MULTIVERSE July 28 Supernova preview. 7:00pm UIP Theatrette,
113-119 Adderley Street West Melbourne. Drinks and nibbles will be
supplied PO Box 355 World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005
COSTUMER'S GUILD July 30 1-4:30pm Pre-Ball Panic Ross House 247
Flinders Lane, Melbourne. PO Box 322, Bentleigh Vic 3204
NOVA MOB August 2 Bruce Gillespie on sf biography and
autobiography 13 Frederick St Brunswick
AUSTREK August 5 2 pm Art Show St Mark's Church Hall Cnr
Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001
DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY August 9 Dandenong Library
Meeting Room P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 Ann McGann 0407 510
SKYFORCE 2000 August 12 1:00 to 5:00pm Charles Pearson Theatre ERC
University of Melbourne P.O. Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070
DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA August 25: Fast Eddys Night Fast Eddys
Cafe, top end of Bourke Street (Next to the Metro Nightclub). 7pm
onwards. PO Box 734, Niddrie Victoria, Australia 3042
ENTERPRISE August 26 Discussion Star Trek's influence on the
worldP.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
email@example.com http://www.vicnet.net.au/~enterprise/ 0418
6TH ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS' GUILD BALL August 26 The Centre
Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd. Ivanhoe. PO Box 322, Bentleigh
Vic 3204 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Therese" reports "Arising out of the ashes of yet another
appalling Holodiction event, an attendee who made the trip all the
way from New Zealand to see Robbie Duncan McNeil was spurred on to
create the SF Fan's Consumer Advice Web Site. It has both an
Alerts and a Praise page. There is also a page rating the guests.
There are some that really are not worth the money but most are
worth every cent and more. Before people spend huge bucks on
attending a Convention, especially if travel and accommodation is
involved, they might want to get a look at what they are in for.
The site is in its infancy, but will be massive soon.
SF Fan's Consumer Advice Web Site
A Fannish Archive
Doctor Who of Victoria Web Page
SOUTHERN FANDOM CONFEDERATION BULLETIN Vol 7 No 7 Julie Wall 470
Ridge Rd Birmingham AL 35206 USA email@example.com
FOUNDATION 78 Edward James Guest Editors Russell & Jenny
Blackford 33 Brook View Drive Keyworth Nottingham NG12 5JN UK
DIVERSE VISIONS Jenn Moffatt P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199
THE INCISOR REPORT 7 Peter & Anthea Jarvis & Murray Moore P.O. Box
3, Station A Toronto Ontario M5W 1A2 Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
PHANEWS 30 Karen for Phantasia Books P.O. Box 1255 Penrith NSW
2751 Australia email@example.com http://www.phantasia.com.au
SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 138 Cheryl Louch Slow Glass Books GPO
Box 2708X Melbourne Vic 3001 Australia http://www.slowglass.com.au
CONQUEST 2000 July 2000 Conquest GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
CHICON 2000 INFOBOT NEWS 2000 13-Jul-2000 & 20-Jul-2000 Chaz
Boston Baden Chicon P. O. Box 642057 Chicago IL 60664 USA
Bullsheet #149 August 8 2000.
Hugo Awards July 31 2000
ANZAPA 196 August 4 2000
Swancon 2001 Short Films August 20 2000
James White Award August 23, 2000
Chandler Award Nominations September 30 2000
GUFF 2001 November 13 2000
This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid The
Toronto in 2003 WorldCon Bid. and the Australia in 2007 WorldCon
Bid Warman & Woods for GUFF!