The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 24: MARCH 2004 – March 2004

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 24: MARCH 2004 

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


BACK IN THE SADDLE: this edition of the Bullsheet is the first I've edited 
since my eye surgery in December. Unfortunately, that drama is far from over. 
I'm still not seeing well; a magnifying glass is now my new best friend. and 
I'm not as fast as I used to be, so apologies for anything that is 
unintentionally omitted. Thanks to Ted Scribner for producing the monthly 
newsletter version of the Bullsheet in my absence. This issue of Bull is also 
experiencing technical difficulties. (computer problems, a floppy disk and don't want to know!) Apologies for the ""cobbled together" nature of 
this issue. 

ROWAN REFUTES ROLE as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 
(as reported in last month's Bullsheet.) Lucy Zinkiewicz wrote to us to let us 
know that this is a rumour - see for 
the full story.  

ART FOR HEART'S SAKE: Chuck McKenzie has recently decided to auction 3 framed 
original oil paintings he created himself, with the money raised being donated 
to Juvenile Diabetes Research. You can view the paintings at Chuck's website:

readers would like to wish David Russell Happy Birthday for the 5th of March, 


"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to 
read," Groucho Marx.  

BRUCE GILLESPIE's SF COMMENTARY 79 has been printed and distributed. Due to 
economic restraints, Bruce is looking to downsize his print run and go 
electronic, making the zine available in PDF format. He will continue 
producing the printed version of SF Commentary if people subscribe ($40 
annually if posted within Australia $40 cash for a subscription to the US or 
20 pounds) The printed version will also still be available for trade with 
other fanzines, or for substantial regular letters of comment. Cheques should 
be made payable to Gillespie and Cochrane Pty Ltd and posted to 59 Keele St, 
Collingwood. VIC 3066 AUSTRALIA.  

Bruce also recently published: John Foyster: The Continuum Tribute. Contact 
Bruce at the above address for more details. 

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 $33. 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; ""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:  
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 has a web page under 
construction at . Keep watching it's planned as an 
online shopping facility. 

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 

FAHRENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph03 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.  


THE KARTHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD Science Fiction/Fantasy Awards Closing date: 
5pm Friday May 28, 2004. Words: 1500- 3500. All forms of Speculative Fiction 
welcome. 2 Sections: OPEN and the Shire of Mundaring National Young Writers 
Awards (20 years and under), PRIZES OPEN: First $200 Second $50 Shire of 
Mundaring National Young Writers Awards: First $75 Second $25 Highly Commended 
and Commended Certificates will also be awarded. Awards announced and 
presented at the Sunday Afternoon Readings, KSP Writers ' Centre, August 8, 
2004. No entry form required - open to all Australian residents. For 
Conditions of Entry see: 

(Reported by Carol.Ryles) 

SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS OF EARTH 2003 results. (Full details on the SFWoE web 
page) 1. Genevieve Kierans Mirror, Mirror Toronto, ONT Canada 2. Andrew Lyall 
Then Comes The Lightning Seddon, VIC Australia 3. Nathan Burrage The R 
Quotient Wollstonecraft, NSW Australia 4. Tom Inkel Made Malibu, CA USA 5. 
Chris Barnes The Glass Flower Ashfield, NSW Australia 6. Jack R. Staik Along 
The Dreaming Shore Merritt Island, FL USA 7. Mark Phillips O'Shannon Berkley, 
MI USA 8. Graham Bensley Tying The Knot Eindhoven, The Netherlands 9. Nathan 
Burrage Simandra Of The Ilyssium Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia 10. Graham 
Parks The Contest Taperoo, SA Australia The works of the 10 finalists will be 
published by Picaro Press in a booklet available for $5 a copy from PO BOX 
Warners Bay, NSW.  

artwork entered in the Comflux artshow. The prize is paid publication of 
artwork in ASIM, (a cover and internal illustrations. Plis a 2 [ahe s[read 
about the winning artist in the magazine.) to the value of $200  

FFANZ Election. The successful New Zealand candidates travelling to Australia 
to attend Conflux in April 2004 are Maree and Matthew Pavletich Full details 
can be found on the FFANZ web site at (Reported by Rose 

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.) 


BIRTHS: No births reported. Fandom still practising ZPG, obviously.

DEATHS: No deaths reported by the deadline. Keep up the good work!


GEOFF ALLSHORN has let us know that he is now recouperating at home following 
heart surgery. He's answering e-mail, and would like to thank his many 
well-wishers for their kind thoughts.

CHUCK MCKENZIE has been undergoing treatment for his eye problems and is 
scheduled to have another operation in early April, from which he will 
hopefully be fully recovered in time for Conflux. 

EDWINA HARVEY: Awaiting surgery on her right eye. (similarly trying to avoid 
surgery too close to Conflux! I'll be the one bumping into furniture 
negotiating stairs very carefully, and seeing double without the aid of 
alcohol at the con)


MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB. MSFC meets every Friday, starting at 8pm, at 
St David's Church Hall, 74 Melville Rd, Brunswick 3055. This is close to Stop 
36 of the No. 55 tram leaving from William St. For more information, e-mail 
David Cook, Or see the web page Events now scheduled to April. MSFC March 
5th: Food and Trivia - Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes ! Chips, baked potatoes 
and perhaps a bit of shepherds pie. Trivia night hosted by Danny Oz. March 
12th: Craft Night March 19th: Debate - Sons of Steel : Artistic Masterpiece or 
Better Forgotten. March 26th: Video Night (TBA) April 2nd: Food and Trivia - 
Easter Yummies. Hot cross buns, easter eggs etc  

SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated 
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15 concession.) 
paid 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. 

SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP New meeting arrangements will be posted to the web 
site when available, 
or phone Brad (A.H.) on 9580-4369. 


MULTIVERSE EVENTS: Upcoming Multiverse movie premiers: Derek still appears to 
have future movie premieres on hold. See for 

MAGIC CASEMENTS II: 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. More details 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 There is now a 
program at

TOMORROW NEVER COMES A night of science fiction featuring a panel discussion 
and the classic SF film, Metropolis. Presented by the Australian Writers' 
Guild and the Victorian Writers Centre in conjunction with the Australian 
Centre for the Moving Image. Tuesday 9 March, 7:00pm, ACMI Cinema One, 
Federation Square, cnr Flinders and Swanston Sts, Melbourne. Cost $15, 
Vctorian Writers Centre/ Australian Writers Guild members $12 Bookings: (03) 
8663 2583 Reported by Keith Stevenson on the eidolist.  


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


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), Jirn Benzon - 
R*mil, 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 

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: presents Corin Nemec, 24 April 
2004. 'Jonas Quinn', Stargate SG-1 (and many other roles). For more details 
see the website or phone (02) 9523 8385, email or 
write to Friends of Science Fiction, P O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW 1860 

CONFLUX: 43rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, 23-26 April 
2004. Guests of Honour: Greg Benford and Sean McMullen. Fan GOH's Karen Herkes 
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, GoH 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:  

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: presents John Rhys-Davies, `Gimli' 
in all three Lord of the Rings movies, 11 September 2004. For more details see 
the website or phone (02) 9523 8385, email or write to 
Friends of Science Fiction, P O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW 1860 

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 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. 

TOLKIEN 2005 : THE RING GOES EVER ON, Celebrating 50 years of The Lord of the 
Rings. 11-15 August 2005,Aston University, Birmingham, England.First call for 
papers. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the 
Rings, The Tolkien Society announces a major international conference and 
convention combining scholarship, celebration and commemoration. Expressions 
of interest and proposals should be sent (no deadline) to Dr Bob Davis, 
University of Glasgow,St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street Glasgow G3 6NH, 
UK. Email More info at 

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, 64th Worldcon, 23-27 August, 2006. Anaheim Convention Centre, 
Hilton & Marriott hotels, Anaheim. Goh's Connie Willis, James Gurney, Howard 
De Vore, Frankie Thoman. Agent, Ted Scribner can be contacted at or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, NSW 2230. Full attending 
membership is AU$170, supporting and child Memberships: AU$75. For more info 
e-mail, Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 
8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA. The website is  

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 web. 

SPECULATIVE FICTION MARKETS: (formerly Australian Writers' Web) lists 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 
APRIL 2004 Bullsheet (25) is 25th March Send your news e-mail to (preferred) or, or snail mail to 
Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville NSW, 2036. 

Visit Celestial Cobbler for custom made ceramic craft with a SF & Fantasy 
bent. Special events: Birthdays, New Babies, Anniversaries, Special messages, 
etc commemorated on a hand crafted mug or plate.  

For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The 
Minneapolis in 1973 con bid ( bids/bid1973mpls.html ).