The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet #157 – December 1 2000

An  overweening newszine produced for the Australian National
Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest
Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail:
	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

	David Hearne reports This email is to bring to your attention my
Sci-fi novel, Ruminations Of A Wayfarer. Self-published through
Iuniverse the book is now available worldwide via and My website contains the prologue and some of the
feedback I've received thus far. This is an Aussie book despite the
US publisher. I'm based in Toowoomba, QLD."

	Ion Newcombe notes that AntipodeanSF 33 is now online at "AntipodeanSF is also now available in Microsoft
Reader (.lit), and palm reader (.pdb) format, so if you'd like to
read AntiSF 'on the go' you can now download the magazine 'to go'.
This month's selection of stories features the following offerings
by Antipodeans: "Vernon"Rob Cox, "Problem Solving 101" Andrew
Sullivan and "Europans" Stephanie Koorey

	Sophie Masson's The Green Prince gets top billing as The Sunday
Age's Pick of the Week 19/11/2000. (Below that is a review of
sometime skiffy writer J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes. Damien Broderick
is featured in The Weekend Australian Review's Work in Progress
feature. Included is a photo of Damien, aged 20, from 1964 and one
more recent.

	Paul Kincaid reported "The results of the 2000 GUFF race, which will
bring an Australian fan to the 2001 Eastercon in the UK are as
		UK	Australia	Rest of World	Total
Damien Warman &	19 	12 		3  		34 
Juliette Woods
Eric Lindsay &  17 	22		10		49
Jean Weber
No Preference 	3 	0 		1 		4 

Total votes	39 	34		14 		 87 

The winner,therefore, is Eric Lindsay & Jean Weber."

	Vijay Bowen reports "2001 TAFF Race Is On! We have two candidates:
Victor Gonzalez and Tom Springer. I have ballots, both in hard copy
and in RTF format, which I will gladly distribute, with all the
details included. TAFF only accepts paper ballots, however. Deadline
for voting is 31 January 2001."


	Well it's been a month since the deadline for nominations. No news
on the ballot so far.


	David Russell reports on Les Robertson. "...he met with his parole
board on the 17th November and he will be free from prison on the
15th December. He wants to return to Moe to live with his family but
he's at the moment not allowed to by the conditions of his parole.
Les has totally lost his sight and was dependent on other prisoners
to read to him. He was a member of the MSFC for many years."
	Bill Payne from the US has been trying to contact Sharee Carton, a
fan from Melbourne, since before Aussiecon Three. If anyone has a
contact, please respond directly to Bill at


	Lucy Zinkiewicz passed on the following by Edwina Harvey.
	Ramblings of a Relaxacon Organiser:
	My final feelings about Nelcon are, "That was fun." The feedback
I've received to date has impressed me that this is what many other
people thought as well.
	Not bad for a con that almost folded before it opened. In early
March (AFTER I'd started advertising Nelcon and the associated
pre-GST accommodation rate) I was contacted by Touraust and informed
the pre-GST accommodation rate was $72 per person per night,
considerably more than the original written quote I'd received. At
this stage we had 3 members paid up to attend (I was number 3) so I
figured I could easily cut my losses and write refund cheques for
the other two. I stood my ground and said "Then cancel my booking."
Fortunately they decided to stick with the quote I was originally
given, and Nelcon went ahead. We were lucky to get such a good deal.
	The staff of The Country Comfort all seemed very friendly and
helpful.  I sent them a "Thank you" card on behalf of us all
	For me, if Nelcon had attracted 10 members it would have been a
success. Our final attending membership was 22, which included one
fan from Melbourne and one fan from Canberra (with 1 non-attending
member and a last minute substitute - Judy Johnson replacing Erika
	It was an eclectic mix of people - a collection of old and new
friends getting along well, with everyone contributing to the
program in their own way. Ted Scribner mentioned "A committee of one
gets things done" in his post con report, and I'd like to add that
it might have been a committee of one, but I had 21 helpers.
	Thanks to everyone who brought a bottle of their favourite tipple to
the wine and cheese party on Friday night, but special thanks goes
to Ted Scribner for the mead and Rebecca Kennedy for raiding her
impressive cellar! The imbibing eased the resistance of all those
"volunteers" who took part in watching and reading "Horse Phasers".
	Special thanks to Sue Pears for quiet competence at getting things
done when I was busy getting other things done. And special thanks
to Lucy Zinkiewicz for her late-night "spring cleans" of the
apartment we used. "No, you *must* let me tidy - I'm a compulsive
cleaner, I tell you!" (Hey, who can argue with logic like that?)
	The weather could have been better, but at least it stayed dry long
enough for a group of us to go on the dolphin watching cruise on
Friday afternoon. The heated pool could have been heated, but at
least the spa was warm!
	In conclusion, I'd like to say "Well, that went off all
right...maybe we should try another relaxacon in a couple of years
from now." Yeah, right...anyone who's read the con book will have
some idea of how long that could take! ; - )"


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

December 8-15 2000 Tone River Cottages. 42km down Muir Highway, just
off Manjimup (W.A.) Curtin Imagination Association and Murdoch
Alternative Reality Society  CIA Secretary Jocelyn Kuan 0418925055 MARS President Dean Caruana  8-15 Dec $60. 8-11 Dec $35

BOBW 11  
2-4 February 2001 (STARGATE SG1) Guests: Teryl Rothery Christopher
Judge Don S. Davis   (02) 9453 0290.The
Southern Cross, corner Elizabeth & Goulburn streets Sydney.

10-11 February 2001 Auckland New Zealand Special guests include
Kevin Smith, Virginia Hey, Teryl Rothery, Colin Baker, Walter &
Louise Simonson, Diana Schutz, Brian Michael Bendis . Entry only

16-18 February 2001 Rydges North Sydney 54 McLaren St North Sydney
Guest: Colin Baker Katy Manning Fan GoH Louis Scholten Membership
DWCA members: $90 until Nov 30, $105 until Jan 15. Non DWCA members:
$110 until Nov 30 $120 until Jan 15 Children under 16: $10 discount
Children under 5 free Banquet $45 ({must be a member) PO Box 4
Epping NSW 2121

February 24 2001 10am to 5pm Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, John
Street Lidcombe NSW GsoH Lani Tupu & Claudia Black - Farscape and
Mark Allen  - DS9 $66. After Party: same venue 6pm - midnight $39
tel: 02 9344 3509 fax: 02 9349 6587 email:

April 6-8 2001 Mercure Hotel, Brisbane Confirmed Guests:  Peter
Wingfield, Elizabeth Gracen (ocp) Other Guests tba $175 PO Box 198, Brisbane Albert St
Qld 4002

40th Australian National Science Fiction Convention April 12-16
2001. GsoH Robert Silverberg, Rosaleen Love, Marilyn Pride, Lewis
Morley, Kate Orman, Jonathan Blum and Sue Ackerman The Rydges Hotel
Perth. P.O. Box 162 Nedlands W.A. 6909.Attending $80;  $100 at the
door. Supporting $20 P.O. Box 162
Nedlands W.A. 6909

Easter 2001 (13th-16th April) Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland
Literary GsoH Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Lyn McConchie Fan GoH
Brian Howell. $NZ60 until 31/12/2000 $NZ70 until 12th April 2001,
$NZ80 at the door P.O. Box 74-013 Market Rd, Auckland New Zealand

May 20, 2001 GoH James Marsters (Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
ocp Lidcombe Catholic Club Sydney.FSF Members $50 Non-members $70.
email or

May 26 NZI convention centre Aotea centre2001 Auckland. Special
guests James Marsters and Brian Thompson  $60.00

June 2 2001 Guests Emma Caulfield & Brian Thompson Sydney (venue to
be advised) $75.00

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.

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. Full Membership until June 2001 $130. Student (13-16
years) $80. Child (5-12) $25. Supporting $25. GPO Box 1212k
Melbourne Vic 3001 Web:- 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. 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."

The 61st World Science Fiction Convention August 28-September 1,
2003 Metro Toronto Convention Centre GsoH George R. R. Martin  Frank
Kelly Freas Mike Glyer with Toastmaster: Spider Robinson and GoHst
of Honour:Robert Bloch the spirit of Toronto Worldcons P.O. Box 3,
Station A, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5W 1A2  Supporting Membership
$US40; Attending Membership $US115. Email:

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

	There is an annual calendar available on the Vicnet SF web site at


	Elizabeth Trump notes "The West Lodge Doctor Who Club of WA meets on
the first Saturday of every month at the  Collins Street Centre.
12.30pm to 5pm. For more info please email New
club webpage address will be: http:/"


TAVERN December 1  7.00pm Food Court Broadway Shopping Centre cnr
Broadway and Bay St. Glebe.

NEW SYDNEY SF GROUP December 1 "Corinna and Zara's whacky guide to
rating SF" Zara Baxter's house  Marrickville 02 9577 3382 or for more details.

SKYFORCE SYDNEY December 3  12:00 to 5:00pm Lidcombe Catholic
Workmen's Club 24 John Street, Lidcombe  $10 members, $12


CONQUEST December 3 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO
Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001

QUEST December 10  Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box
2084 Brisbane Qld 4001

BUFFY December 17 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane


MSFC December 1 Coffee, Cake, Ice Cream & Conversation, December 8
Trivia Night December 15, Final Meeting Organise Christmas Party
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  December 1  December 8  ANZAPA collected December
15, ANZAPA delivered 6:00-7.30pm. Informal eating and nattering.
Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

AUSTREK  December 2  Christmas Barbecue Venue to be announced GPO
Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001,

DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA December 9 12:00 noon Annual Christmas
Party  Studley Park Boathouse Kew PO Box 734, Niddrie Victoria,
Australia 3042

SKYFORCE 2000 December 9 Christmas Party St Mark's Church Hall
Camberwell  P.O. Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070

SPACED OUT December 9 Saturnalia Festivities (End of Year Party)
December 11 11 7:30pm Monday Munchies Spargo's Sidewalk Cafe
Commercial Rd Prahran

MULTIVERSE December 13  Titan A.E. Preview 7:00pm Hoyts Cinema
Centre, 140 Bourke Street Melbourne January 10 The 6th Day Preview
6:30pm Hoyts Cinema Centre, 140 Bourke Street Melbourne PO Box 355
World Trade Centre Melbourne VIC 3005 AUSTRALIA

ENTERPRISE  December 16  1:00 to 5:00pm  Pon Farr /7th Birthday/Xmas
get together Royal Children's Hospital Ella Latham Theatre Area P.O.
Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 0418 56 1701  MSFC December 16
MSFC Christmas Party St. David's Uniting Church Hall, 74 Melville
Road, West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

High Street Northcote

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB December 17 12:00 noon Christmas BBQ
Foreshore Kings Domain P.O. Box 437 Sunshine Vic 3020


THE WEST LODGE DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF WA December 2 12.30pm to 5pm.  http:/

SWANCON 2001 OPEN PROGRAMMING MEETING December 3 1pm.The Dome Cafe

JAFWA & SWANCON 2001 CHICKEN RUN SCREENING  December 8  8:40pm Astor
CinemaMt Lawley $10 Contact Swancon 2001 or JAFWA for tickets

WEST LODGE FARSCAPE FUNDRAISER December 10 1pm to 6pm $5.00 798a
Canning Highway Applecross Contact Elizabeth / Brian on 9316 3260.
Space is restricted

SWANCON 2001 QUIZ DAY Febuary(sic) 11 2001 2:00pm Sandringham Hotel
Belmont WA $7:00 Contact Swancon 2001.


THE COMMUNICATOR 42 28pp Derek Screen P.O. Box 466 World Trade
Centre Melbourne Vic 3005 Australia

VANAMONDE 373 to 377 2pp each John Hertz 236 S. Coronado St No 409
Los Angeles CA 90057 USA


	John Foyster reports "eFNAC 5, parts a and b, have at last been
produced.  Over recent months I've had a few complaints from people
about the amount of time an emailed version uses on their system,
including people who have said "no thanks" as a result. I've been
looking for an alternative that allows you to download a copy more
quickly, and I seem to have found one.
	It will therefore almost certainly take less download time if you
use then choose "Go to public files"
When I've tried this, I then have to choose "My public files" AGAIN,
rather than going direct to the correct folder. Nothing's perfect!
eFNACs 5a and 5b (as well as all previous issues) are then available
for download which, experiment suggests, is relatively quick.  If
there are traffic congestion or other problems, try  However that location
has only #5. I have tested both of these sites and they function
well with Windows. Mac users have, however, reported problems.
Should I offer a prize to the first Mac user who manages a download?
eFNAC 5a includes reports on SWANCON 2000, FREECON 2200, and a large
number of letters, together with a few photos, but totals only
410kb.  eFNAC 5b has photos (by Allan Bray) covering the 1981
UNICON, at which Joe Haldeman was guest of honour, and runs to
787kb.  eFNAC 6 will appear in December, and there will then be a
break of a couple of months, so far as I can predict. Because each
issue has included photos BY Allan Bray, not unnaturally there are
no photos OF Allan Bray. To make a minor correction to this, the
photo supplement for #6 will include photos taken by me at ANZAPACON
in 1978 - which will include, of course, photos of Allan Bray (and
other historic figures, some of whom I no longer seem to be able to
identify...).  Any comments on the magazine, as well as on this
change of distribution system, would be much appreciated."
	Jean Weber  notes "I have just published a new issue (#56, dated
November 2000) of WeberWoman's Wrevenge. The HTML  version starts
at:  This issue
contains a report on Eric's and my motorhome trip in August through
part of outback Queensland, Lyn McConchie's Farming Daze column, and
other bits and pieces. Paper copies are available upon request from
	The latest issue of Eric's fanzine Gegenschein (#89) is available in
HTML from:
Paper copies of Geg are available upon request from Eric at"
EMERALD CITY 63 Cheryl Morgan


Lucy Zinkiewicz reports her CoA "I'm now at 21/777 South Dowling St,
Redfern NSW 2016, no home phone no but mobile 0417 615 595."

Bullsheet #158			December  12 2000.
ANZAPA 198			December 8 2000 
DUFF 2001			January 20 2001 

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