The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet April 2003
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet
ISSUE 13 - APRIL 2003
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, Sydney, has a Dr Who evening from 6-9pm Friday, April 4.
(Reported by Lily Chrywenstrom on the Eidolist.)
LOTR: THE TWO TOWERS won Oscars in the categories of "Achievement In Sound
Editing (Ethan Van der Etn & Michael Hopkins and "Achievement in Visual
Effects" (Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook and Alex Funke) in the
recent Academy Awards. (reported on http://www.news.com.au)
NICK STATHOPOULOS's portrait of Norman Hetherington and Mr Squiggle
(Australia's longest serving SF icon) was one of thirty two finalists for The
Archibald Prize. The Sydney ABC 7pm news ran a special feature on the
Archibald finalists on Thursday 13th March, which highlighted Nick's painting
among others. Finalist portraits are on show at the Sydney Art Gallery, the
Hetherington portrait can be viewed on the Bullsheet web-site, and on the
Coode Street site at www.safetyline.gov.au/temp/jonathan/squiggle1.jpg
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS RADIO SHOW??? Grant L. Stone let us know that he is still
producing the highly acclaimed FASTER THAN LIGHT radio show aired in Perth on
RTR-FM 92.1 at 9.30am each Friday morning. The show is also produced in CD
form and sent weekly to Sydney, where it is uploaded to over 140 radio
stations all around Australia. If you're hearing FTL regularly and living
outside the Perth area, can you let us know so we can report where else it's
being broadcast? Thanks - Edwina
NO BUFFY? It seems that Eliza Dushku is now unavailable to play Faith while
Michelle Geller pursues a movie-acting career (as reported in last month's
Bullsheet.) It's been conjectured that the surviving characters of the series
may not be strong enough to keep the series going, and it may be cancelled.
(Reported by Terry, who quoted a link to a Buffy discussion list -
www.buffisras.org/showthread.php?thread_id=52&post_id=4566 - on the Eidolist
on 21 March.)
The Buffy spin-off show featuring Giles hasn't eventuated, but Anthony Stewart
Head, the actor who plays the role on Buffy can be seen (sometimes shirtless )
on the series Manchild currently screening on ABC on Thursday nights. (Edwina)
THE LAST LEGION by Valerie Massimo Manfredi was reviewed by Shaunagh O'Connor
in the Herald-Sun Weekend, p 28 March 8, 2003 (Reported by David L. Russell.)
SUPERHERO OF THE STRIP is an article on Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics
from the Herald-Sun Weekend, p 21 March 15 (Reported by David L. Russell.)
BONES DON'T STACK UP: is a review by Claire Sutherland of "Gatheing the Bones:
New Stories from the World's Masters of Horror" edited by Jack Dann, Ramsey
Campbell and Dennis Etchison published in the Herald-Sun Weekend, p 29 March
15 (Reported by David L. Russell.)
HARRY POTTER(INGS): Author J.K. Rowling gave birth to David Gordon Rowling
Murray on 24th March, 2003. (Reported on www.news.com.au/common/story) :
*The on-line version of Oxford English Dictionary (www.OED.com) recently
added a new definition for "muggle: n. In the fiction of J.K Rowling: a
person who possesses no magical powers...." Other definitions of muggle include
the 12th Century meaning "a tail resembling that of a fish" and the 1930's
meaning "a marijuana cigarette; a joint."
*Booksellers in the US are enraged by Scholastica's plan to pre-sell the new
HP novel direct to the public via book fairs. They're selling the novel for
the same price as it will sell for in the stores, but are offering inducements
in the form of a baseball cap and an official certificate of purchase. (Above
2 reported on the SCWBI newsletter)
*J.K. Rowling will make an animated Guest Appearance on the Simpsons TV show,
THUNDERBIRDS live action movie, produced by Working Title (Four Weddings and a
Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary) was set to start filming at London's Pinewood
Studios in the last weekend of March. (Sunday Telegraph, Pg 119 March 23,)
KATE MULGREW (Capt. Janeway) from Star Trek: Voyager) is currently acting in
a one-woman play called "Tea at Five" in the role of Katherine Hepburn in the
CHRISTOPHER REEVE, the paralysed actor had an implantable breathing device
fitted on Feb 28. The device consists of electrodes placed in Reeve's
diaphragm attached to an external battery pack which stimulates the diaphragm
to contract, allowing air to enter the lungs. It is hoped this procedure will
reduce the actor's dependency on a ventilator to breathe. (From
THANKS to Zara Baxter for supplying the Gaming con info in this month's Bullsheet.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY*: The Bullsheet turns one with this issue. (*I'm not being
reserved, - it's just that the exclamation key on my computer is broken. -
BOOKS & PERIODICALS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to
read"- Groucho Marx
GEOFF MALONEY has had his story, "Elecktra Dreams" (published in Redsine 8)
included in Ellen Datlow's Year's Best honourable mentions list.
CORY DANIELLS ' story "Suffer the Little Children" ( published in Andromeda
Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 2) was also listed in Ellen Datlow's Year's
Best honourable mentions list.
An Interview with Maxine McArthur, by Vegar Holmen is viewable on "The Alien
Canberra historian, DR. GILLIAN POLACK has recently had her literary fantasy
book, ILLUMINATIONS published through Trivium Publishing
BRENDAN DUFFY recently made his first o/seas sale to! Story House, a coffee
company in Portland, Oregon who print short stories on their coffee labels for
some light morning reading. (reported on the Eidolist.
RYNOSSEROS REVISITED. Bill Congreve (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote to the
Eidolist: that MirrorDanse has just reprinted Terry Dowling's "Rynosseros".
Any readers who wish to buy direct will get a free copy of Leanne Frahm's
"Borderline". Please contact Bill.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS recently announced prices will rise to $7.95 from issue 7.
12 month subs will increase to $45 (or AUS $66 overseas ) The price rise will
not come into effect until after Swancon, Easter, 2003, so get in early and
save. Check www.andromedaspaceways.com or write to PO BOX 495,
Chinchilla, QLD, 4413.
FOLCC BOOK SALES. The "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to donate
to Juvenile Diabetes Society of Australia by selling donated books. (Tally is
currently $22). "Honor Harrington: Flag in Exile, and Honor Harrington: The
Honor of the Queen, both by David Weber. $6 each, including postage within
Australia (Thanks to Anne Devrell for donating these books) Magazines still
desperately looking for homes are: Crux Vol 4, features Michael Hailstone,
Eric Harries Harris, Paul Collins, Rick Kennett $3, New Eyes Vol 1, features
Robert Luxford, Peter Jones, Steven Crawley $3, New Eyes Vol 2, features
Geoffrey Maloney, Robert Luxford, $3, Under Magellenic Clouds 2, features
Geoffrey Maloney, Elvis Gladztone, Ken Rawlinson $3 (Prices include postage
within Australia)To buy tor donate books/mags e-mail Edwina Harvey at
email@example.com or snail mail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, NSW
2036. (Somebody please buy something- Edwina)
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' WEB: Updated by Tony Plank, this useful web site can be
found at http://www.netspace.net.au/~splints/index.html.
ANTIPODEAN SF No 58 featuring stories by Russell B Farr, Daniel Stephensen,
Dacid Cairns, Tom Williams, Dan McNeil, Marc Barrett, Stephanie Gunn, Angela
Byrne, Julie Gal and Sarah Guidry Antipodean SF No.58 is currently available
THYME: #136 has been published. .Cover date March 2002. 17 pages. Covers
Fanfunds, awards and possibly the most comprehensive list of Australian
publishing news. Also an interview with Victor Kelleher, artwork, LOC's
including one on the viability of the next Aussiecon Worldcon bid from Wombat,
(It felt eerie reading a LOC from Bob Smith knowing he passed away last month
Available from Alan Stewart, for $15 annual sub (or "The Usual" - traded
fanzines, letters of Comment etc) from Alan Stewart, PO Box 222 World Trade
Centre, Melbourne, VIC 8055
ANSIBLEs 173-176, published by Dave Langford in the UK was also received with
COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre , Cnr Broadway ad Bay
GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney. The new store is downstairs from street
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (Shop 5 No. 1 Horwood Place Parramatta,
Infinitas has a discussion group which meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of
SLOW GLASS BOOKS has a mail order catalogue. To join the mailing list write to
GPO Box 2709X
Melbourne Vic 3001 or see www.slowglass.com.au. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (03) 9639
1511 Fax: (03) 9639 1511.
RAVEN BOOKS: Second hand book service specialising in supernatural & occult
books. "From the Vault" catalogues are issued irregularly. If you'd like to be
added to this mailing list, write to Leigh Blackmore, Raven Books, PO Box
A281, Sydney South NSW 1235.
KNOWN SPACE BOOKS: First Floor, 108 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000. Tel: (08)
Open: 12:00-6:00 Wednesday-Thursday; 12:00-10:00 Friday; 12:00-6:00 Saturday.
New and used books related to science fiction, film and TV. Also comics and
OTHER BOOKSHOPS We are keen to report news from other SF bookshops around
For Marc Ortlieb's bookshop list see:
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
The 2003 DITMAR FINALISTS, Professional Categories:
BEST AUSTRALIAN NOVEL: Transcension by Damien Broderick , Echoes of Earth
by Sean Williams & Shane Dix, Sovereign by Simon Brown, The Storm Weaver and
the Sand by Sean Williams, Blue Silence by Michelle Marquardt, The Sky Warden
and the Sun by Sean Williams , Time Past by Maxine McArthur
BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FICTION: Father Muerte and the Theft by Lee Battersby
(Aurealis 29) Stealing Alice by Claire McKenna (Agog! Fantastic Fiction),
Scratches in the Sky by Ben Peek (Agog! Fantastic Fiction), Cigarettes and
Roses by Ben Peek (Passing Strange), King of All and The Metal Sentinel by
Deborah Biancotti (Agog! Fantastic Fiction)
BEST AUSTRALIAN COLLECTED WORK: Machinations ed. Chris Andrews (CSFG Publishing),
Agog! Fantastic Fiction ed. Cat Sparks (Agog! Press), Andromeda Spaceways
Inflight Magazine ed. ASIM Collective (ASIM Collective) , AustrAlien
Absurdities ed. Chuck McKenzie & Tansy Rayner Roberts (Agog! Press) , Passing
Strange ed. Bill Congreve (Mirrordanse)
BEST AUSTRALIAN ARTWORK: Passing Strange Cover by Cat Sparks, Andromeda
Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #3 by Les Peterson , AustrAlien
Absurdities Cover by Dion Hamill, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover
Issue #1 by Les Peterson, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue
#4 by Les Peterson Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Cover Issue #2 by
BEST AUSTRALIAN FAN WRITER: Edwina Harvey, Chris Lawson. Robin Pen, Dave
Cake, Jonathan Strahan. Grant Watson, Bill Wright.
BEST AUSTRALIAN FAN ARTIST: Miriam English, Les Peterson. Sarah Xu. Dick
Jenssen. Colin Sharpe. Cat Sparks
BEST NEW TALENT: Lily Chrywenstrom, Chris Mowbray, Brendan Duffy, Lee
BEST AUSTRALIAN FANZINE: Interstellar Ramjet Scoop ed. Bill Wright, Fables &
Reflections ed. Lily Chrywenstrom, Australian SF Bullsheet ed. Edwina Harvey
& Ted Scribner, Visions ed. Stephen Thompson, Anitpodean SF ed. Antipodean
Computer Services. (aka Ion Newcombe - Edwina)
BEST AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Launch,
Spaced Out Website, The View From Mt. Pootmootoo, Eidolon Website.
BEST AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Lee Battersby, Trent Jamieson,
BEST AUSTRALIAN FAN ACHIEVEMENT: Borderlands: That which scares us... ed.
Simon Oxwell, Grant Watson and Anna Hepworth, Robin Pen, Spaced Out Website
ed. Miriam and Geoff.
THE WILLIAM ATHELING JR AWARD FOR CRITICISM OR REVIEW: Tama Leaver ,Jonathan
Strahan, Robin Pen , Bill Congreve, Justin Larbalestier
Voting for the DITMAR awards, 2003 is restricted to people who have bought
attending, supporting or voting memberships to Swancon 2003, being held at the
King's Hotel, Perth, over Easter (I7-2I April, 2003.)
(Thanks for everyone who nominated us.- Edwina)
AUREALIS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
Congratulations to the following winners:
BEST SF NOVEL: Transcension - Damien Broderick (Tor)
BEST SHORT STORY: Walk to the Full Moon - Sean McMullen (Fantasy and Science
Fiction, Dec, 02)
BEST FANTASY NOVEL: The Storm Weaver and the Sane - Sean Williams (HarperCOllins)
BEST HORROR NOVEL The White Body of Evening - A.L. McCann (Flamingo/HarperCollins)
BEST HORROR SHORT STORY: Oracle - Kim Westwood (Redsine 9)
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL: The Hand of Glory - Sophie Masson (Hodder Headline)
BEST CHILDREN'S (8-12 YRS) LONG FICTION: In the Garden of Empress Cassia -
Gabrielle Wang (Puffin)
BEST CHILDREN'S SHORT FICTION: Tashi and the Haunted House - Anna Fienberg and
Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin)
THE PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS' AWARD: Robbie Matthews for his important
contribution to local genre publishing with the Canberra Speculative Fiction
Guild and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.
THE SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF EARTH: short story competition for SF writers
who are yet to
Sell a piece of writing . Competition details available at:
MANNA - BREAD OF HAVEN writing comp for Christian authors. $1000 first prize.
Entries close 15 October, 2003. Send a SASE to PO BOX 844 Warners Bay NSW2282
for entry form.
HATCH MATCH AND DISPATCH
There are of course many problems connected with life, of which some of the
most popular are Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to
spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?- Douglas Adams
MARRIAGES: Yet another issue of the Bullsheet has gone off without a hitch.
BIRTHS: No hatches either. ZPG still in place in fandom.
HARRY WARNER Jr. of 423 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, died at his home on Monday,
Feb. 17, 2003, at his home.He was aged 80. Bruce Gillespie wrote to the
Eidolist: "I've regarded Harry Warner Jr for so long as the patron saint of
fandom that it will be very hard to get used to the idea of him not being
there. I heard of him originally as the fan who replied to every fanzine he
was sent. It was a bit of a worry in 1969 when it took about five or six SF
Commentaries before he sent a letter. He would have preferred a fanzine more
fannish or personal, and I had not yet learned how to integrate the personal
material with the critical material in the way that became synonymous with
SFC. Harry responded better to the apazines I sent him, and began trading
copies of Horizons in late 1969..."
MONICA HUGHES. Internationally acclaimed Canadian writer considered the first
SF writer for young adults died at age 77 from a stroke on Friday, 7th March
(?) 2003. Best known for her fantasy trilogy, "The Guardian of Isis.", she
published over 30 books. (Reported in the SCBWI newsletter)
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
MSFC (Melbourne Science Fiction Club), 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.
Fri 4th April, Toast and Trivia night, Fri. 11th A-r, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Academic Night (No meeting Good Friday, 18 Apr), Fri 24th Apr, Anime: How does
old Japanese animation compare to recent material? All meetings from 8pm -
11pm. (reported by James Allen).
STARWALKING Inc http://sydskyforce.starwalking.net holds meetings at the
Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club (24 John Street, Lidcombe, opposite Lidcombe
Railway Station) on the third Sunday of some months. Check the website for
details of the next meeting. They run from 12 noon to 5 pm. Attendance costs
$8 for members and $10 for non-members.
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower Block, The
University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm, usually on the third
Friday of the month. Meetings are scheduled for 11 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18
July, 15 August. Check http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Futurians.html
or phone Garry Dalrymple after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates.
SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP: Meetings are now scheduled for the year and dates /
nature of meeting are on
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Southern_SF&F.html. Phone Brad Row on
9580 4369 for more details.
SUPANOVA Pop Culture Expo, April 5th -6th, 2003, with Gohs Jenny Baker, Sean
Schemmel (Dragonball Z), John Romita Jr (Spiderman, Hulk, Uncanny X-men) Debbi
DerryBerry (Jimmy Neutron) & Lisa Ortiz (Pokemon) Wharf 8, Sydney. Phone
organizer Daniel Zachariou on 0412 026 797, or e-mail Daniel@comicfest.com Web
site at http://www.supanova.com.au (Reported on Comm Centre.). Admission: $20
for a 2 day pass or $11 per day, but the ticket, which must be purchased from
has an additional $1.50 booking fee. Alternatively you can pay at the door
-that costs $13.50 per day.
SF day at Perth Lit Fest for High School Students. Thursday, April 3, there
is to be an SF day at a Perth Lit Fest for high school students.If you're
interested in helping out at a Lit Fest - booths, panels, presentations or
demonstrations contact (email@example.com).
MULTIVERSE MOVIE PREMIERS: You can reserve tickets by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org then check http://www.multiverse.org.au.
STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON. SAT 12 April, Westgarth Theatre, 89 High
St,Northcote, VIC. Starts 6.45AM Sat, finishes 4.40am Sun. Tickets can be
bought for one movie, several, or all. Tickets can be bought at the theatre on
the day, or through Multiverse prior to the event.
THE CORE: Thurs, April 17, Hoyts Chadstone, Chadstone Shopping Centre(Meln)
Tickets 12.50, adults, $9.50 children.
SYDNEY SCIENCE FICTION WEEKEND (SSFW). (previously known as Freecons) GARRY
DALRYMPLE recently wrote that "instead of a fourth Museum Freecon this year,
there will be a "2003 Sydney SF Weekend" on June 21 - 22 at the Discovery
Centre, level 2, Australian Museum, William St, Sydney. No entry charge. The
web site is at http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/2003SFWe.html.
Or e-mail gary-peter.Dalrymple@tafensw.edu.au, mail PO BOX 2, Bexley North.
2207, or phone 02 9718 5827.
Garry Dalrymple also writes "I would welcome any suggestions of things to
discuss or to start at the 2003 SSFW that could be carried through to the
Magic Casements event to be considered by a larger (and less fannish?) audience."
MAGIC CASEMENTS: A Festival of Speculative Fiction presented by The New South
Wales Writers' Centre in association with Krenon. (Ted Scribner and Garry
Dalrymple apparently.) New South Wales Writers' Centre, Rozelle, Sydney, 13-14
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be announced.
WHOVENTION 2003. http://www.dwca.org.au/whovention/2003/.Friday 4th to Sunday
6th April 2003 at
The Carlton Crest Hotel Sydney, located close to Railway Square (Central
Station) 169 to 179 Thomas Street. Sydney. Celebrating 40 years of Doctor Who.
Day Rate: $95. Registration forms can be printed out from:
www.dwca.org.au/whovention Make cheques and money orders payable to
"Whovention" PO Box 148 Gladesville NSW
SWANCON 2003 (Swancon 28).Natcon. 17-21 April. Kings Hotel, Perth. GoHs Lynn
& Tony Shillitoe. Details at http://www.swancon.com.
EMOTICON 2003 New Zealand's NatCon, Auckland. Email:
email@example.com or write to
Malcolm Fletcher, Consultant DBA SQL Services Ltd, 104-106 Customs St West, PO
Box 3631, Auckland. Website: http://www.emoticon.sf.org.nz/ Dates: 18th - 21st
April 2003 (Easter weekend).
Three confirmed literary guests: Diane Duane, Peter Morwood and Lois McMaster
Bujold. The committee is also looking for a media guest and have confirmed
Mary Maclachlan as the Fan Guest of Honour.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 18 April 19 & 20, 2003 Melbourne, Australia Guests
(OCP):Marina Sirtis - Counselor Troy (Star Trek TNG) Mira Furlan - Delenn
(Babylon 5) Claudia Christian - Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5) Michael Hurst -
Iolaus (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), Ryan (Andromeda) Tony Amendola -
Bra'tak, (Stargate SG-1) Gil Gerard - Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers in the 25th
Century) Erin Grey - Wilma Deering (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) See
http://www.bobw.com.au, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6259 1619 for full
SYDCON 2003 Gaming con 21st April 2003 (Easter long weekend). Website -
http://www.sydcon.net. Contact James O'Rance email@example.com.
CONQUEST Gaming con. Melbourne over the Easter. http://www.conquest.asn.au/:
FRANKENSTEIN'S SCIENCE: THEORIES OF HUMAN NATURE IN THE 18TH AND 19TH
CENTURIES DATE: 22-24 April 2003 VENUE: Humanities Research Centre, ANU,
conference is accompanied by a reenactment of historical arguments entitled
Electrifying Scientists: Wed. 23 April, 5.30, National Library of Australia,
Canberra. Please contact Jane Goodall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christa
Knellwolf (email@example.com) with any questions and queries.
BUFFYCON: 2-4 May. Victorian Arts Centre, ANZ Pavilion, Level 8, 100 St. Kilda
Rd, Melbourne. Guest Emma Caulfield (Anya Jenkins) Cost $98 per day. Contact
Event Director, Siobahn De Vincentis on 0403 82 62 82, Fax 03 5964 3476 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check BuffyDownunder.com
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: 17-18 May. Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club, 24
John St, Lidcombe, NSW. GOHS: Tom Lenk & Danny Strong (Andrew and Jonathan in
Buffy, and Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather in Enterprise.) FSF members
$I76 for both days, $88 for one day. Non-FSFS members, $99 per day. Check
http://www.fsf.com.au for details. Phone book 02 953 8385 or post to: Friends
of Science Fiction, PO Box 797 Fairfield NSW I860.
CONTINUUM http://www.continuum.org.au. 11-13 July 2003, Cato Conference
Centre, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Guests: Kate Forsyth, Chris Lawson.
Invited guests: Nick Stathopoulos, Lewis Morley and Marilyn Pride. Membership:
full paid prior to 30 April 2003): $80 Student (13-16 years at time of
purchase) or Concession Card Holder: $50Child (5-12 years at time of purchase
and accompanied by a paying adult): $25 email@example.com,
Dwarfcon Gaming Con. http://www.bad-sports.com/~dwarfcon/index.html: in
Melbourne on the
Queens Birthday weekend (July 11-13).
TORCON III The 61st World Science Fiction Convention will be held over August
28-September 1, 2003 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. GsoH: George R.
R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Mike Glyer. Toastmaster: Spider Robinson and
GoHst of Honour:Robert Bloch the spirit of Toronto Worldcons.
Enquiries: P.O. Box 3, Station A, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5W 1A2
Attending Membership: $US115; Supporting Membership: $US40; Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.torcon3.on.ca
INTENSICON http://www.intensicon.tk/: a one day gaming con held at Melbourne
sometime in December.
CHRONOPOLIS - Swancon 29 Perth, Western Australia Easter weekend Thu 8 to Mon
12th April 2004
Shay Telfer, Convenor Details to follow.
CONFLUX www.conflux.org.au 43rd Australian National Science Fiction
Convention, 23-26 April 2004.
Guests of Honour: Greg Benford and Sean McMullen. Fan GOH's Karen Herkes
Cost: currently $110. Children and students at reduced rates. Instalment plan
available. A deposit of $20 secures current rates. Voting membership only
$5.All enquiries should be directed to: email@example.com. Postal Address:
PO Box 903, Belconnen, ACT 2616 Tel: 0418 540 160; Fax: 02 6242 5776
Convenor: Vanessa Jacobsen - email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Publicity Manager:
Rose Mitchell - email: email@example.com.
CONTOUR 2004 May 31 to June 3 2004, Rotorua. Proposed as New Zealand's 25th
Fiction Convention. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERACTION: 63rd WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, GLASGOW, 2005.
Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon will be held at the Scottish Exhibition and
Conference Centre in Glasgow over the weekend of 4-8 August 2005.GoHs
Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley and Jane Yolen, critic and fanzine editor
Greg Pickersgill and veteran Scandinavian fan Lars-Olov Strandberg.
ROSE MITCHELL, the Aus agent for Interaction wrote that attending memberships
will rise from 1 June. Memberships available through Rose via GPO BOX 1212K
Melbourne, VIC 3001 or e-mail email@example.com
Other Info sources: Marc Ortlieb's Australian Science Fiction Information
Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at
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For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid