The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 22: JANUARY 2004 – January 2004

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 22: JANUARY 2004

ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


This email Bullsheet was edited by Ted Scribner. Edwina is recovering from eye 
surgery and hopes to be back for the next Bullsheet. Meanwhile, please bear 
with me. Apologies for errors and omissions.

LOTR STUFF (gleaned by Edwina):
TRAVEL DEALS: Tolkien fans can go even nuttier on their next trip to New 
Zealand with a revised edition of The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook. 
The first edition sold 90,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand and this 
version, with 32 extra pages to include the third movie, The Return of the 
King, promises to be just as popular. Written by Ian Brodie and published by 
HarperCollins ($22.95), the book has a foreword by director Peter Jackson, 
contributions from cast and crew, photos from all three movies, GPS 
references, directions and maps. - Herald Sun 22 November

LAST OF THE RING: A film about midgets with hairy feet has transformed New 
Zealand, bringing glory and money to the windy islands. But next week, the 
party's almost over for Peter Jackson's mighty Tolkien trilogy, The Lord of 
the Rings. After employing thousands, electrifying millions and earning 
billions, the final instalment, The Return of the King, premieres in 
Wellington on Monday. Fears are held for the local film industry but Jackson 
is likelY to shoot his next picture, King Kong, in New Zealand. - Herald Sun 
29 November

KING KONG BACK: Film director Peter Jackson will not rest on his laurels 
following the successful world premiere of Lord of the Rings: The Return of 
the King. He starts work on a remake of the 1933 monster movie King Kong in 
the New Year. Australian actor Naomi Watts, 35, will play Ann Darrow, the role 
made famous by Fay Wray in the original. King Kong is about a film producer 
who goes on safari to Africa and returns with a giant ape that terrorises New 
York. The scene of Wray being held in the monster's hands atop a skyscraper is 
one of the most famous in the history of cinema.

Jackson says a contract with Watts has not been sewn up, "but it's looking 
OK". He met her in London in October and showed her some designs for the film. 
"She got really excited and it was great," he says. "Naomi's the only person 
we've really approached because she's becoming so eagerly sought after by 
everybody." Universal Studios will pay Jackson $28.38 million to make King 
Kong. Jackson plans to make the fi1m which has been dubbed "the greatest 
monster movie of all" entirely in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, which 
is his home town and the main location and home base for his blockbuster 
trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. - Herald Sun Weekend 6 December.

STEPHEN KING LEAVES HOSPITAL: Stephen King, the bestselling horror author (is 
there any other Stephen King?) recently left hospital after 25 days there, a 
result of pneumonia and complications arising from his 1999 motor accident. 
(Herald Sun 20 December, reported by David L Russell)


"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go 
into the next room and read a book" - Groucho Marx

The top ten speculative fiction books by recent sales at Dymocks, queried on 
28 December, are:
1. The Hobbit Illustrated Edition - J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy - Brian Sibley
3. The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare - Chris Smith
4. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
5. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Andy Serkis
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Visual Companion - Jude Fisher
7. Kinf of Foxes & Betrayal Pack - Raymond E. Feist; Fiona McIntosh
8. Fool's Fate - Robin Hobb
9. Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan
10. Myrren's Gift - Fiona Mcintosh
This query can be run at any time by going to

Russell B Farr wrote to the Eidolist:
Following a hiatus of over three years, Ticonderoga Online will resume 
publishing fiction on 15 March, 2004. 
Ticonderoga Online will publish two Australian stories six times per year, and 
will be edited by Lee Battersby, Russell B. Farr, Liz Grzyb and Lyn Triffitt. 
"We want bizarre, gonzo stories; SF in the tradition of Howard Waldrop, Jack 
Womack, Tom Reamy, and Alfred Bester. We want stories that make us as excited 
as the first time we read "San Diego Lightfoot Sue" or "Night Of The 
Cooters"," said Lee Battersby. The webzine will also publish reviews and the 
editors are presently working on acquiring the services of several columnists 
to offer a unique reading experience. Ticonderoga Online will stress quality 
content over production values, and while paying for fiction, be completely 
free of charge to read. The website will be taking shape over coming months 
with the first full issue of the webzine going live on 15 March 2004. Full 
guidelines and further information available at the website. For more 
information contact Russell B. Farr at

This important anthology of Australian fantasy is now on sale in bookshops 
throughout Australia. Edited by Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch, stories by 
Damien Broderick, Leanne Frahm, Marianne de Pierres, Isobelle Carmody, Russell 
Blackford, Rosaleen Love, Ben Peek, Terry Dowling, Alexander James, Tim 
Richards, Carmel Bird, Trudi Canavan, Lucy Sussex, Robert N. Stephenson, 
Edward Burger, Michael Pryor. Published by Wakefield Press.
It has been launched in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, and the launch for 
Brisbane is scheduled, viz:
Brisbane, 7:30 pm, Friday January 23, Dymocks, corner of Queen St & Edward. 
Launched by David Hartwell, Senior Editor of Tor. Books will be on sale and 
wines served courtesy of Fox Creek Wines.
However it is to be launched again in Sydney, at Infinitas Bookshop, 5/1 
Horwood Place Parramatta NSW 2150 (ph 02 9633 5682) on Saturday 31 January 
2004, from 11 am to 1 pm. Terry Dowling will read from one of the three 
stories that he has in the anthology. Drinks and nibblies to be provided.

A new anthology of horror by Australian writers, "Southern Blood" was launched 
at Infinitas on Sat 6th December by its editor, Bill Congreve. Cover art by 
Nick Stathopoulos. Should be available at a bookshop near you, but see

TALES FROM THE CRYPTOSYSTEM: Bill Congreve wrote to the Eidolist:
MirrorDanse has limited quantities of Geoff Maloney's Tales From the 
Cryptosystem. Anybody in Canberra, Gayle will have them at Gaslight. I saw 
Bill with some copies at Infinitas on the day he launched Southern Blood. They 
might be there too but to be on the safe side, contact Bill direct at or MirrorDanse Books, PO Box 3542 Parramatta NSW 
2124 - Ted.

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE Issue 10 due out soon, edited by Monissa 
Whiteley. Stories by Lee Battersby, Lucinda Cane, Paul Marlowe, Paul Martens, 
Margaret Pearce, Frank Tuttle, Ruth Nestvold, Leslie Claire Walker and Poetry 
by Mikal Trimm.

GEGENSCHEIN: Eric Lindsay's web fanzine Gegenschein 98 is now available at

FOLCC BOOK SALES. The "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to donate 
to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books. Many thanks 
to Geoff Allshorn who recently donated $20 to the FOLCC fund in Linda's 
memory. Our tally for the year is currently $30. Anyone wanting to donate 
directly to JDRF- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation can do so via PO Box 
2038, South Melbourne, VIC 3205.Their web site is

New books looking for new homes: "Unicorns" ed Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois; 
"AustrAlien Absurdities" ed Chuck McKenzie and Tansy Rayner Roberts; "Dr Who, 
The Scripts: Galaxy 4" - William Emms, ed. John McElroy; "Dr Who Blue Box" - 
Kate Orman. For previously listed books see previous email Bullsheet or web 
Bullsheet. $6 each, including postage within Australia. Discounts for buying 
more than one book. Thanks to Anne Devrell, Julie Townsend, James Allen and 
David L. Russell for donating books.  To buy books e-mail Edwina Harvey at or snail mail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, NSW 


MINOTAUR Pop Culture Megastore 121 Elizabeth St, 
Melbourne 3000 Phone (03) 9670 5414 Fax: (03) 9670 7670 Email: Comedian and television presenter Tim Ferguson loves 
Minotaur. "You can't go past the Star Trek action figure shelves". Author 
Kerry Greenwood says: "Great for sci-fi & fantasy comics, TV stuff, models, 
DVDs and videos - nerd paradise." (Herald Sun "Christmas in the City" 
supplement, 4 December - found by Edwina).

COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Broadway and Bay 
St, Sydney. Leigh Blackmore, who runs the SF section of this store recently 
called for any small press publishers, or authors with small press editions, 
who do not currently have stock with Collins, Superstore Broadway to contact 
him as Collins wants to support titles produced locally.

GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney.

INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (Shop 5 No. 1 Horwood Place Parramatta, New owner Tim Martin is in the process of setting up a 
web page for Infinitas, which will have facilities for online purchases. The 
url will be but it wasn't up when I checked last. 
From the Infinitas Newsletter for January 2004:
New Year at Infinitas. Celebrate the New Year by joining us for a party day, 
Saturday 3rd January 2004, 9.00am to 4.00pm. Join us for snacks and drinks. On 
Saturday 31 January we are featuring a new anthology of fantasy short stories 
by Australian writers - Forever Shores.  Join us between 11.00am and 1.00pm to 
hear Terry Dowling read from the last story from the trilogy that began with 

GASLIGHT BOOKS: a specialty bookshop in Canberra for readers of crime, mystery 
and detective fiction, and science fiction, fantasy and horror. Email: Telephone or fax: ( 02) 6239 3633 Location: Unit 
10, 83 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT Correspondence to: PO Box 267, Fyshwick 
ACT 2609 Australia

FARENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph 03 9600 
4674, email Books freighted in from America 
weekly, happy to mail order requests.

CRIME INK: 150 William St (Crn Bourke &William, Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail  Offer a monthly catalogue, happy to do mail order requests.

KNOWN SPACE BOOKS: First Floor, 108 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000. Tel: (08) 
8223-4304 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 magazines. Now receiving American imports weekly.

SLOW GLASS BOOKS: a SF mail order catalogue. To join the mailing list write to 
GPO Box 2708X , Melbourne Vic 3001 or see Email: 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.



From "AurealisXpress" for December 2003 (and posted to various mail lists):

The shortlists for the 2003 Aurealis Awards have been announced. They are:

Novel: 'Fallen Gods', Jon Blum and Kate Orman (Telos Publishing); 'Wyrmhole', 
Jay Caselberg (ROC Science Fiction); 'Terminator Gene', Ian Irvine (Simon & 
Schuster Australia); 'Blue Box', Kate Orman (BBC Worldwide)
'Orphans of Earth', Sean Williams and Shane Dix (HarperCollins); Honourable 
mention: 'The Earthborn', Paul Collins (Tor)
 Short Story: 'Acquired Tastes', Stephen Dedman (ASIM #9); 'Louder Echo', 
Brendan Duffy (Agog! Terrific Tales, Agog! Press); 'Amy's Stars', Sue Isle 
(Orb #5); 'Sigmund Freud and the Feral Freeway', Martin Livings (Agog! 
Terrific Tales, Agog! Press); 'State of Oblivion', Kaaron Warren (Elsewhere, 
Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild); onourable mentions:'The Earth Equation', 
Shane Brown (Glimpses); 'The Wall', Grace Dugan Glimpses); 'Clockwork', Trent 
Jamieson (Glimpses); 'Cross the Nullabor to the Sea', Cat Sparks (Glimpses)

Novel: 'The Etched City', K J Bishop (Prime Books); 'Grass for his Pillow' 
(Tales of the Otori Book 2), Lian Hearn (Hodder); 'The Aware' (Isles of Glory 
Book 1), Glenda Larke (HarperCollins); 'Voyage of the Shadowmoon', Sean 
McMullen (Tor); 'Abhorsen' (Book 3 of The Old Kingdom Trilogy), Garth Nix 
(Allen & Unwin). Honourable Mentions: 'Scrutator' (Well of Echoes Book 3), Ian 
Irvine (Penguin/ Viking); 'Lamplighter', Anthony O'Neil (HarperCollins)
 Short Story: 'Tireki and the Wind', Lily Chrywenstrom (Fables and 
Reflections #4); 'In the Bookshadow', Marianne de Pierres (Dreamhaven Books); 
'Hope Chest', Garth Nix (Firebirds, Penguin US); 'La Sentinelle', Lucy Sussex, 
(Southern Blood - New Australian Tales of the Supernatural, Sandglass 
Enterprises). Honourable Mentions: 'Louder Echo', Brendan Duffy (Agog! 
Terrific Tales, Agog! Press); 'Storm in a Chandelier', Tracey Rolfe (Agog! 
Terrific Tales, Agog! Press)

Novel: 'Born of The Sea', Victor Kelleher (Viking/Penguin); 'The Lamplighter', 
Anthony O'Neill (Harper Collins); 'The Autumn Castle': Europa Suite 1, Kim 
Wilkins (Harper Collins);
Short Story:  'Love is a Stone', Simon Brown (Gathering the Bones 
HarperCollins); 'The Wind Shall Blow For Ever Mair', Stephen Dedman (Gathering 
the Bones, HarperCollins); 'Amy's Stars', Sue Isle (Orb #5); 'Kijin Tea', Kyla 
Ward (Agog! Terrific Tales, Agog! Press); 'Blake's Angel', Janeen Webb 
(Gathering the Bones, HarperCollins)

Novel: 'Abhorsen' (Book 3 of The Old Kingdom Trilogy), Garth Nix (Allen & 
Unwin); 'The Silken Road to Samarkand' (The Sinbad Chronicles Book 2), Janeen 
Webb (HarperCollins); 'Dragonkeeper', Carole Wilkinson (Black Dog Books)
Short Story: No Award

Long Fiction: 'Max Remy Superspy: The Hollywood Mission', Deborah Abela 
(Random House);
'Eustace', Catherine Jinks (Allen & Unwin); 'Mister Monday' (Keys of the 
Kingdom book 1), Garth Nix (Scholastic); 'Jumpman Rule 2', James Valentine 
(Random House); 'Dragonkeeper', Carole Wilkinson (Black Dog Books)
 Short Fiction: 'Emily Eyefinger and the Balloon Bandits', Duncan Ball 
(HarperCollins); 'Wolfchild', Roseanne Hawke (Lothian); 'Tashi and the Royal 
Tombs', Anna and Barbara Fienberg and Kim Gamble (Allen & Unwin); 'Lily Quench 
and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor', Natalie Jane Prior (Hodder Headline); 
'Lily Quench and the Magicians' Pyramid', Natalie Jane Prior (Hodder Headline)

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors! The winners will be announced 
at Swancon in 2004.

FFANZ Election. Rose Mitchell wrote (to several mail lists): Its time again to 
decide who the New Zealand FFANZ delegate, to represent New Zealand fandom at 
the Aussie natcon, will be. The successful candidate will attend Conflux in 2004.
FFANZ, the Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand, was established in 1982 to 
encourage closer ties between fans in Australia and New Zealand. The two 
countries play host to trans-Tasman guests on alternate years. Elections such 
as this determine who those guests are. FFANZ exists solely thorough the 
support of fandom, and the candidates are voted for by interested fans 
throughout the world.
This time we have one of the most exciting fields of candidates assembled for 
such an election: Dan McCarthy, Malcolm Fletcher and Maree & Matt Pavletich. 
The voting forms and details about how to vote can be found online at or get in touch with Ross 
Temple (New Zealand Co-ordinator) or Rose 
Mitchell (Australian Administrator). Feel free to 
download the forms and distribute as far and wide in the fan community as you 
like. Voting closes on 31st Jan 2004.
Disclaimer and clarification - despite the similarities of the acronyms, FFANZ 
and SFFANZ are not affiliated in any way. However as part of the SFFANZ policy 
of promoting fandom and its activities your friendly SFFANZ board are 
assisting in helping this election process along - Ross Temple

CONFLUX WRITING COMPETITION: The National SF Convention, Canberra, April, 
2004, has announced a writing competition. The competition will open on Jan 1, 
2004, closing Feb 28 2004. Open theme, all areas of speculative fiction 
–horror, SF & fantasy - welcome, 3,000 words maximum. Winning entry to be 
published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Entry to the competition 
is free to members of the convention, and $5 for non-members. For more 
information e-mail, or by snail mail PO Box 85, 
Sussex Inlet, NSW 2540. Reported by Mark Loney

PETER MCNAMARA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Nominations are (apparently still) being 
accepted for the 2003 Mac Awards. The nominees need to have contributed to the 
development and support of SF in Australia or overseas. Nominations to date 
include Sean Williams, Sean Williams and Shane Dix, Shaun Tan, Jack Dann & 
Bruce Gillespie. Nominations should be sent to this year's judge, Richard 
Harland, Any cash donations towards the awards 
also gratefully accepted. Reported by Jason Bleckly on the Eidolist. (No 
closing date for nominations mentioned in the e-mail.).

NAFF: The fourth National Australian Fan Fund,, to assist fans traveling 
across Australia to attend the National SF Convention, seeks to assist the 
winning fan's travelling expenses to Conflux, the Natcon in Canberra in 2004. 
Nominations have now closed. Voting is open from until 29 February, 2004.

GUFF: This year's Going Under Fan Fund was won by Pat McMurray who will be 
visiting Australia (and possibly also New Zealand) to attend conventions and 
fannish events in 2004. (reported by Jean Hollis Weber.)

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

No births that I know of, but two WIPs: Elaine Shipp and Kate Forsyth. Kate is 
expecting late March or early April. I haven't heard about Elaine's due date. 
Kate's third and Elaine's first, I (Ted) think.

RECOVERING: Writer and editor EDWINA HARVEY has had two sessions of laser 
surgery and has undergone the rather more invasive procedure of eye surgery on 
1st December. Special thanks from Edwina to David L Russell for the long 
distance support, and to Julie Townsend for taking on the job of "Edwina 
Wrangler", and to all her friends who've let her deal with stress by yakking 
their ears off. She has actually gone back to work since then, but is not out 
of the wood. It appears that the other eye may need surgery similar to the one 
that's been done. I (Ted Scribner) will keep the email recipients posted (the 
web page readers too, but I always do that).

Sydney writer and editor, CHUCK MCKENZIE had eye surgery on 18th November. He 
appears to have substantially recovered.


Mariann McNamara wrote on 23 November:
It is with extreme sadness that Mac [Peter] and I tell you that Margaret died 
last night - Saturday, surrounded by her wonderful children Ben, Donovan and 
Sian. Margaret and Mac (and I) have been friends for the past 30 years, a 
friendship that has nurtured their love and interest in speculative fiction 
and through the involvement in Aphelion Publications and now Wakefield Press, 
they have together brought to Australian and world readers, the best writers 
that Australia has - within this genre.  Mac and I with Patrick managed to 
visit Margaret earlier on Saturday morning.
Peter is hanging on despite the brain tumour, Margaret has gone, as has John 
Foyster who wrote an afterword to "Forever Shores", which Peter and Margaret 
edited. See under "books" for more information on this Australian fantasy 

KIM CAMPBELL: British fan and convention organiser. She was very much involved 
with the preparations for "Interaction" (see cons). Condolence messages can be 
posted and read at


MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Meet 
most Friday nights. Hm ... no events yet 
scheduled for 2004 as of 27 December.

SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated 
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15 concession.) 
payed to Space Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic. 3072.Non-profit SF club 
offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe" newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" 
annual anthology.

SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club) is also a generic science fiction club 
with two regular meetings each month. Annual membership rises to $15 on 
January 1 2004. The regular club meeting is held at the Adelaide High School 
from 3pm-10pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month. A social gathering is held on 
the first Saturday of each month.

SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower Block, The 
University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm.  Check or phone Garry Dalrymple 
after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates. Especially phone Garry about the 
January meeting. I don't know if it will happen - Ted

SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP: Convenor Brad Row will be absent from September to 
December. New meeting arrangements will be posted to the web site when available. 
There will probably be a planning meeting at Brad's place on the second 
Saturday in February. Check nearer the date.


MULTIVERSE EVENTS: Upcoming Multiverse movie premiers:
reserve tickets by emailing but first check

Following the success of Magic Casements last September, Irina Dunn, the 
Director of the New South Wales Writers' Centre, has plans for a second 
similar event on Saturday 6 March 2004. The event will get under way at 10 am 
and will comprise seven panels (in two concurrent sessions) plus a seminar 
conducted by Terry Dowling. It will conclude around 7 pm after a "flash 
fiction sprint" contest in which writers will read their "flash fiction" 
(under 500 words) stories (3 minute time limit) and be judged by a panel who 
will award a prize to the best. Attendance at all events but the workshop is 
free; the seminar will cost $15. Entry in the flash fiction contest will cost 
$5. Catering is done by the NSWWC staff - coffee, tea, wine and beer are 
available all day and lunch is available around the middle of the day. More 
details, which are still being determined, will be published in the February 
edition of "Newswrite" the NSWWC's monthly magazine. You can contact Irina 
Dunn or her staff at PO Box 1056, Rozelle NSW 2039, Phone (02) 9555 9757, 
email I will soon have a web page for this 
event at

GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be announced.

"Best of Both Worlds 21" Lord Of The Rings Convention: March 13 & 14, 2004, 
Rydges Lakeside Hotel (on London Circuit), Canberra, Australia. Dominic 
Monaghan - Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck (Lord Of The Rings Movie Trilogy), 
David Weatherley - Barliman Butterbur (Fellowship of the Ring), Jørn Benzon - 
Rúmil, Elf of Lothlorien (Fellowship of the Ring), various others (TTT, ROTK), 
Craig Parker - Haldir, Elf of Lothlorien (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two 
Towers). Further guests to be announced soon. Cocktail Party, Banquet, Two 
1-Day Conventions, Wrap Party. More details on

CHRONOPOLIS - Swancon 29 Perth, Western Australia. Easter weekend Thu 8 to Mon 
12th April 2004 Venue: Parmelia Hilton. GoH's: Chris Dickinson, John Long. Fan 
GoH: Emma Hawkes. Shay Telfer, Convenor. or

CONFLUX: 43rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, 23-26 April 
2004. Guests of Honour: Greg Benford and Sean McMullen. Special Guest, Harry 
Turtledove. Fan GOH's Karen Herkes  UPDATES: Rose Mitchell recently reported 
that details for the Conflux art show and a short story competition will soon 
be posted on the convention web site. Attending membership currently $143. 
Students (including secondary school students) and Concession rates: $77. 
Primary school students and younger admitted free. Supporting memberships $44. 
rates. All enquiries should be directed to: Postal 
Address:  PO Box 903, Belconnen, ACT 2616. (Please 
note that the Anzac Day weekend is a long weekend –i.e. Holiday Monday – in 
all states of Australia except Victoria and Tasmania.)

CONTOUR 2004 New Zealand's 25th National Science Fiction Convention. REVISED 
DATES: Easter 2004, not May 31 to June 3 2004 as previously published. GoH's 
Harry Turtledove & Greg Benford.  Princes Gate Hotel & Rotorua Convention 
Centre, Rotorua. Attending membership $70(NZ$) or $40 (NZ) supporting. Web 
site  Email: PO Box 
74-93 Market Rd, Auckland, New Zealand.

NOREASCON 4: The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6 2004, 
Boston, Massachusetts. Pro Guests of Honor: Terry Pratchett, William Tenn. Fan 
Guests of Honor: Jack Speer, Peter Weston. Registration rate through Feb. 29, 
2004: $180 Attending, $145 Conversion to Attending, $35 Supporting, $105 Child.
Enquiries to: Noreascon Four P.O. Box 1010 Framingham, MA 01701 Fax: 
617-776-3243 Email: Web:

CONSENSUALITY – Swancon XXX. Perth, WA. Easter 2005. Conveners Stephen Dedman 
and Elaine Kemp.

THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June, 2005 
(Queens Birthday Long weekend in many states.) Supporting membership currently 
available for $25 until 30 July, rising to $35 after then. (Supporting 
memberships can be upgraded to attending memberships at any time for the price 
of attending membership when the supporting membership was purchased.) 
Attending membership $95 (Children under 12 $35) For membership forms e-mail, or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 Kingston TAS, 7051  To 
join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe message to: Their web site is

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. 
Australian Agent, Ted Scribner (that's me, folks), can be contacted at or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, NSW 2230. Full attending 
membership is now $250.

CASCADIA con is the Nasfic (North American SF) con for 2005. (Nasfics are held 
in the USA in years when the Worldocn is held outside the USA).  1 – 5 
September, 2005, Seattle, Washington. Goh's Fred Saberhagen, Liz Danford, 
Kevin Standlee, Toni Weisskopf. Full information on

LA CON IV, was recently voted  the 64th Worldcon. 23-27 August, 2006. Anaheim 
Convention Centre, Hilton & Marriott hotels, Anaheim. Goh's Connie Willis, 
James Gurney, Howard De Vore, Frankie Thoman. Current membership prices appear 
to relate to the number of patches you have – which won't be of much relevance 
unless you were at Torcon this year. See the Bullsheet web site for more 
details. New members can e-mail, Postal address LA Con c/- 
S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA.

OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES: Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is: and his list of SF oriented groups in 
NSW is at (Ted Scribner will 
try to update it soon).
Coode St Review lists Australian publishing news and achievements by 
Australian writers .
Sadly, Marc Ortlieb's web pages seem to have gone. I know that he has sent 
copies to various persons but I don't think that they have made it back to the 

Australian and overseas markets and resources for Australian writers. 
Maintained and updated by Tony Plank. (Great graphics, and a great resource.)

For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers homepage:

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NEXT BULLSHEET: The deadline for submission of material for inclusion in the 
February 2004 Bullsheet (23) is 25th January. Send your news e-mail to, or snail mail to Edwina Harvey   c/- 12 Flinders St, 
Matraville NSW, 2036.

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