The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 37 – April 2005

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 37
April 2005
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US: This month the Australian Science Fiction 
Bullsheet turns 3.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, has 
been extended until 3rd April.

THYLACON recently called for people who would like to participate on 
panels or give presentations at the convention. 

THYLACON QUIZ NIGHT, Monday 11th April from 8pm at the New Sydney 
Hotel, Bathurst St, Hobart. Come and share a night of fun, mayhem and 
madness in support of Thylacon.

Congratulations to CLAIRE McKENNA who has made the top 50 of the 
Project Greenlight competition ( a 
project to write and produce a short film. Clair's proposal was the 
only SF movie in the competition.

KEITH STEVENSON has a new website at

COLLINS SUPERSTORE, Broadway, Sydney is having a SF book sale. Leigh 
Blackmore assures us there will be plenty of specials available well 
into April.

The HITCH HIKERS GUIDE MOVIE will open in Australia on 28th April. 12 
hours before it premiers in other parts of the world. James Allen 
reported that (HHG executive producer) Robbie Stamp's talk in 
Melbourne went very well, with many Melbourne fans attending to hear 
him speak. Robert Jan will be making copies of his interview with 
Robbie Stamp available in the near future. (Reported by James Allen.)

Hairston received their first Older Writers Grant to help her 
professional writing career.

UFP GALAXY INTERNATIONAL is a Star Trek fan group offering free 
membership. The group appears to be "dedicated to the dream 
Roddenberry gave us for humanity, and the need for us to be involved 
in our communities to work towards that dream." Their website is at

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

INFLUX: is a new novel by Queensland-based author, J.C. Jones. A NASA 
engineer detects unidentifiable signals on the moon. Something is 
moving on the surface of the moon, slowly but surely dismantling the 
equipment the crew of Apollo 12 left there 35 years earlier.320pgs. 
ISBN 1-931095-92-2 (e-book) and 1-93109593-0 (p/back) US$15.95. 
Silver Lake Publishing. See. You can also 
find details about the book at 

RETRIBUTION AND OTHER REACTIONS: a decade of SF and Fantasy, is an 
anthology of new and reprinted short stories by Derek Smith available 
through Equilibrium Books . See

KATHRYN DEANS' book, Shimmer, will be released by Pan MacMillan on 1 
May. The ISBN is 0330 421743. Retail $14.95:

DAMIEN BRODERICK reports that his new critical book, "Ferocious 
Minds" is to be released by Borgo/Wildside within the next few days. 
His next SF novel, Godplayers, will be published by Thunder's Mouth 
Press, New York, in May. Damien also reports that he received a 
Distinguished Scholarship Award for the International Conference on 
the Fantastic in the Arts in Florida last week, 

TERRY DOWLING's books, Blue Tyson and Twilight Beach are available 
for $12.95 (including postage) from Bill Congreve, MirrorDanse Books, E-mail

Beasley, and featuring stories by Constance Cooper, Dirk Flinthart, 
Mark Patrick Lynch, Gillian Polack, Lyn Triffitt and Jason D Wittman 
available direct through, by subscription, 
or through specialty bookshops around Australia. 
ASIM T-shirts are now available for $20 each including postage within 
Australia. Contact Edwina ( for colour 
and size availability.

ANTIPODEAN SF No. 82 featuring short,short stories (500 words) from 
David Shanahan, Jason Fischer,, Michael Macdermid, Lea Greenaway, 
Shaun A. Saunders, Peter van der Male, Lee Moan, Wesley Parish, John 
Craig and John Libertus can be viewed at or 

ENVISION has a publication for sale containing fiction from Jason 
Nahrung, Kaaren Sutcliffe, Rick Kennett, Lynne Green, Nea Beauville, 
Michele Cashmore, Robin Thomas, Maree Kimberley, DA Soukup, Julia 
Masterton, Andrea Fuller, Kathryn Allen, Mark Curtis, Melissa J 
Sargent and Chris McMahon, as well as industry insights from the 
professionals who have spoken at the first two workshops. Copies 
available from Pulp Fiction in Brisbane and via Fantastic Visions 
Media, PO Box 1394, Toowong, Qld. 4066 and the web site: Cost: $7.95 (plus postage) 

DAIKAIJU! GIANT MONSTERS: The new anthology edited by Robert Hood and 
Robin Pen, featuring stories by Chris Barnes, David Carroll, Terry 
Dartnall, Chris Dickinson, Paul Finch, Adam Ford, Anthony Fordham, 
Cody Goodfellow, Richard Harland, , Trent Jamieson, Martin Livings, 
Penelope Love, Rosaleen Love, Michelle Marquardt, Chuck McKenzie, 
Garth Nix, Skip Peel, Stephen Mark Rainey, Eric Shapiro, J.M. Shiloh, 
Petri Sina, Andrew Sullivan, Iain Triffitt, D.G. Valdron, Sean 
Williams, Doug Wood, and Frank Wu and cover art by Bob Eggleton was 
launched at Swancon over Easter.Published by Agog!Press, available 
from or

ORB magazine is looking for an Australian review editor and a sales 
and marketing manager. Neither position offers financial 
remuneration, but both positions offer copies of magazine, industry 
credit and copies of magazines. Contact the editor, Sarah Endacott by 

TICONDEROGA 3, March 2005, features short stories by Martin Livings, 
Ben Peek and Deborah Biancotti, as well as reviews See

CHARM, BEAUTY, STRANGENESS anthology. "At the Heart of Every Good 
Story is a Relationship." Paying 5cents a word for stories up to 
5,000 words. Stories over 5,000 words payed a flat $250. 1 submission 
per author. Closing Date 15 June. Editor Zara Baxter. 

VILE TEMPTRESS: Filthy Lucre is looking for submissions of art, 
poetry, anecdotes on the theme of "money" as part of editor, Zara 
Baxter's, NAFF fundraising activities. Submissions close on 10th 
April. Send submissions to


MERV BINNS perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box 315, 
Carnegie, Vic, 3163. 

FOLCC BOOK SALES. "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to 
donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated 
books. New Tally $28. Books looking for new homes: "Dr Who: The 
Scripts, Galaxy 4" by William Emms. "Honor Harrington: The Honor of 
the Queen," by David Weber, "Arthur" and "Merlin" by Stephen 
Lawhead, Audio Books: "Star Trek: Time for Yesterday" by A.C. 
Crispin, featuring Leonard Nimoy and James Doohan, "Star Trek: 
Strangers From the Sky" by Margaret Wander Bonanno Featuring Leonard 
Nimoy and George Takei, "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by 
Jules Verne featuring John de Lancie and Leonard Nimoy. To buy books 
e-mail Edwina Harvey at or snail mail Edwina, c/- 
12 Flinders St, Matraville, NSW 2036. *Make cheques payable to Edwina 
Harvey please, FOLCC is an informal entity.) You can also pay via 
direct deposit. 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 (Thanks to 
Clare Timmerman for buying "The Magic and the Healing".)


TIN DUCKS, presented at Swancon XXX, were awarded to Stephen Dedman 
for Professional Fiction ("The Facts in Dr Van Helsing's Case", ASIM 
11); Gina Goddard for Non-fiction )"Loving the Vampire" Gynaezine 
2); Lyn Triffits for Professional Production (ASIM 11), Fan 
Production: Gynaezine 2, Fan Art, Sarah Xu for "Emotions", Gynaezine 
2. The Margaret Hughes Award (WASFF) was won by Dale Verdi and Emma 

competition. Two categories:under1000 words (flash) and 1000-8000 
words.Cosing Date 31st May, 2006. Entries $5 for flash fiction, $10 
for longer stories. All entry money will go to the prize pool. 
Winning flash entries will be published in Shadowed Realms, winning 
entries from the longer story category will be published in Dark 
Animus. Full details at or e-mail

DITMAR NOMIATIONS: Voting is now open for the Ditmar awards, to be 
presented at Thylacon on 11 June. Only attending and supporting 
members of Thylacon only are eligible to vote. See 
for membership and voting forms. 
All votes must be received by midnight on Wednesday 8 June. 
Nominees: Short Story: Deborah Biancotti: Number 3 Raw Place, 
Agog! Smashing Stories; Rjurik Davidson: The Interminable Suffering 
of Mysterious Mr Wu Aurealis #33; Margo Lanagan: Singing My Sister 
Down, Black Juice 
Ben Peek: R, Agog! Smashing Stories
Novella or Novelette: Simon Brown: Water Babies, Agog! Smashing 
Stories; Stephen Dedman: The Whole of the Law, ASIM 13; Paul Haines: 
The Last Days of Kali Yuga, NFG Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 4, August 
2004; Richard Harland: Catabolic Magic, Aurealis #32, Cat Sparks: 
Home by the Sea, Orb #6, July
Novel: Richard Harland: The Black Crusade; Maxine McArthur: Less 
than Human; Sean Williams: The Crooked Letter; 
Collected Works Agog! Smashing Stories: ed. Cat Sparks; Black 
Juice: Margo Lanagan.
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine: eds. Lyn Triffitt, Edwina 
Harvey, Andrew Finch, Zara Baxter, Robbie Matthews & Tehani Croft; 
Orb 6: ed. Sarah Endacott, Encounters: ed. Donna Hanson and Maxine 
McArthur, CSFG Publishing
Professional Artwork: Les Petersen: cover of ASIM 12;  Kerri 
Valkova: cover of The Black Crusade, Chimaera Publications, Cat 
Sparks: cover of Agog! Smashing Stories, Les Petersen: cover of 
Les Petersen: cover and internal ASIM 16
Fan Artwork: Sarah Xu 
William Atheling Jnr Award for Criticism or Review: Robert Hood: 
review of Weight of Water at Hood Reviews, asking "is this film a 
ghost story?"; Jason Nahrung: Why are publishers afraid of horror, 
Courier Mail, 20 March 2004;  Ben Peek: review of Haruki Murakami's 
work in the Urban Sprawl Project
Professional Achievement: The Clarion South Team: negotiating 
with the US Clarion people, then promoting and establishing Clarion 
South which gives emerging writer the chance to work with the best in 
the business; Cat Sparks: editing and writing including winning third 
place in the writers of the future award; Margo Lanagan: for Black 
Juice; Maloney, Geoff: Tales of the Crypto-System, his short story 
publications ; Sean Williams for The Crooked Letter and efforts in 
teaching ; Jonathan Strahan for work over the year in internationally 
published reviews and in editing anthologies
Fan Achievement: Super Happy Robot Hour; Conflux convention 
committee; Continuum 2 convention committee. 
Fan Writer: Edwina Harvey;  Bruce Gillespie.
Fan Website/Zine: Antipodean SF: ed Ion Newcomb; SF Bullsheet: 
ed Edwina Harvey & Ted Scribner; Gynaezine: ed Emma Hawkes and Gina 
New Talent: Chris Barnes;  Stuart Barrow; Grace Dugan, Paul 
Haines, Barbra Robson, Brian Smith
(Relayed by Robin Johnson through the Eidolist.)
(Thanks to everyone who nominated us! - Ted and Edwina.)

2005 HUGO AWARDS Shortlist Announced. Voting for the Hugo Awards is 
open to all adult attending and supporting members of Interaction, 
the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention,(q.v. conventions – Edwina) 
Glasgow 4 - 8 August 2005. Eligible member will be able to vote 
online and printable ballots will be made available from date for receipt of 
ballots is 23:59 British Summer Time on 8 July 2005.The winners will 
be announced at the convention on 7 August Best Novel: The 
Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit); Iron Council by China Miéville 
(Del Rey; Macmillan); Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace); Jonathan 
Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury); River of Gods by 
Ian McDonald (Simon & Schuster) 
Best Novella:"The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross (The 
Atrocity Archives; Golden Gryphon Press) "Elector" by Charles Stross 
(Asimovs 09/04) "Sergeant Chip" by Bradley Denton (Fantasy & Science 
Fiction 09/04); "Time Ablaze" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 
06/04); "Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold (Irresistible 
Forces NAL); 
Best Novelette: "Biographical Notes to A Discourse on the Nature 
of Causality, with 
Air-Planes' by Benjamin Rosenbaum" by Benjamin Rosenbaum (All-Star 
Zeppelin Adventure Stories Wheatland), "The Clapping Hands of God" by 
Michael F. Flynn (Analog 07-08/04)
"The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link (The Faery Reel Viking), The People 
of Sand and Slag" by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fantasy & Science Fiction 
02/04), "The Voluntary State" by Christopher Rowe (Sci Fiction, 5/5/04), 
Best Short Story: "The Best Christmas Ever" by James Patrick 
Kelly (Sci Fiction, 5/26/04),
"Decisions" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog 01-02/04), "A Princess of 
Earth" by Mike Resnick (Asimovs 12/04), "Shed Skin" by Robert J. 
Sawyer (Analog 01-02/04), "Travels with My Cats" by Mike Resnick 
(Asimov's 02/04).
Best Related Book : "The Best of Xero" by Pat and Dick Lupoff 
(Tachyon Publications), The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction 
ed. by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University 
Press), Dancing Naked: The Unexpurgated William Tenn, Volume 3 by 
William Tenn, (NESFA Press) Futures: 50 Years in Space: The Challenge 
of the Stars by David A.Hardy and Patrick Moore (AAPPL; Harper 
Design International), With Stars in My Eyes: My Adventures in 
British Fandom by Peter Weston (NESFA Press) 
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Eternal Sunshine of the 
Spotless Mind (Focus Features) Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michael 
Gondry & Pierre Bismuth; Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman; Directed by 
Michael Gondry. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Warner 
Brothers) Written by 
Steve Kloves; Based on the novel by J.K. Rowling; Directed by 
Alfonso Cuarón, The Incredibles (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar 
Animation Studios) Written & Directed by Brad Bird, Sky Captain and 
The World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures) Written & Directed by 
Kerry Conran, Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures Entertainment / Columbia 
Pictures) Screen Story by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar and Michael 
Chabon; Screenplay by Alvin Sargent; Based on the comic book by Stan 
Lee & Steve Ditko; Directed by Sam Rmi
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form: Heroes Part 1 & 2 - 
Stargate SG-1 (MGM Television / The Sci Fi Channel) Written by Robert 
C. Cooper; Directed by Andy Mikita, Not Fade Away - Angel (20th 
Century Fox Television / Mutant Enemy) Written by Jeffrey Bell & Joss 
Whedon; Directed by Jeffrey Bell Pilot Episode - Lost (Touchstone 
Television / Bad Robot) Story by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & 
Damon Lindelof; Teleplay by J.J.Abrams & Damon Lindelof; Directed 
by: J.J. Abrams, Smile Time - Angel (20th Century Fox Television / 
Mutant Enemy) Story by Joss Whedon & Ben Edlund; Teleplay by Ben 
Edlund; Directed by Ben Edlund, 33 - Battlestar Galactica (NBC 
Universal Television / The Sci Fi Channel) Written by Ronald D. 
Moore; Directed by Michael Rymer
Best Professional Editor: Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, David G. 
Hartwell, Stanley Schmidt Gordon Van Gelder.
Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns, Bob Eggleton, Frank Kelly 
Freas, Donato Giancola
John Picacio
Best Semiprozine:Ansible ed. by David Langford, Interzone ed. by 
David Pringle and Andy Cox, Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown, The New 
York Review of Science Fiction ed. by Kathryn Cramer, David G. 
Hartwell and Kevin J. Maroney, The Third Alternative ed. by Andy Cox 
Best Fan Writer Claire Brialey, Bob Devney, David Langford, 
Cheryl Morgan, Steven H Silver
Best Fanzine:Banana Wings ed. by Claire Brialey and Mark 
Plummer, Challenger ed. by Guy H. Lillian III, Chunga ed. by Randy 
Byers, Andy Hooper and Carl Juarez, Emerald City ed. by Cheryl 
Morgan, Plokta ed. by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott
Best Fan Artist: Brad Foster, Teddy Harvia, Sue Mason, Steve 
Stiles, Frank Wu. 
Best Web Site: eFanzines ( ed. by Bill Burns, 
Emerald City ( ed. by Cheryl Morgan, Locus Online 
( ed. by Mark R. Kelly, SciFiction 
( ed. by Ellen Datlow, Craig Engler, general 
manager, Strange Horizons ( Susan Marie 
Groppi, editor-in-chief.
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo Award – 
an award for best new science fiction writer of the past two years, 
sponsored by Dell Magazines and administered by the current Worldcon 
committee.): Elizabeth Bear (second year of eligibility), K.J. Bishop 
(second year of eligibility), David Moles (second year of 
eligibility), Chris Roberson (second year of eligibility), Steph 
Swainston (first year of eligibility)

NAFF (National Australian Fan Fund) The two candidates to send one 
Aussie fan to the National convention, Thylacon, in Hobart in June, 
are Zara Baxter and Robin Pen. To read their platforms and download a 
voting form see: Any questions can 
be directed to Voting closes April 29th, 
good luck to them both! (Reported by Alison Barton.)

DUFF AWARDS: (Down Under Fan Fund) Irwin Hirsh recently announced 
that nominations for DUFF 2005 are now open. The winner will travel 
from North America to attend the Australian National SF Convention, 
June 10-13, Hobart, Tasmania.(q.v.) To appear on the DUFF ballot, a 
candidate must submit nominations from 3 North American nominators 
and two Australian and/or New Zealand nominators. A $25 bond and a 
100-word platform statement is also needed. Nominations close 
February 15, 2005. Ballots will be downloadable from the DUFF 
website, Or from P.O. Box 53092 NOLA 
70153-3092, USA Ballots will be accepted until April 15th and must 
include a voting fee of at least $4US or $6Aus.

FFANZ: (Fan Fund for Australia and New Zealand) has recently set up 
pages on their web site where Aus fans travelling to NZ can contact 
and meet NZ fans, and where NZ fans can contact Australian fans if 
travelling to Aus. Aus fans check out the FFANZ website at NZ fans check out: This is a great way to meet 
other fans visiting your city as well as start long distance 
friendships or to finally meet people who you know only by name from 
fanzines, webzines or email lists. (Reorted by Rose Mitchell, FFANZ 

GUFF (Get Up and Over Fan Fund) will take an Australian fan to 
Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon in Glasgow, Scotland, August 2005. 
Candidates are Sue Ann Barber, Alison Barton, David Cake and Damien 
Warman and Juliette Woods (as a pair). Ballots are available from Voting ends nudnight 
April 29 (Reported by Jean Webb.) 


ANDRE NORTON, SF author, editor and poet with a publishing career 
that spanned 7 decades, passed away in her sleep in the early morning 
of 17th March. She was 93. (Reported by Joyce Scrivner and Ted Scribner.)

KAREN LEA WYNN FONSTAD: uthor and illustrator of the Atlas of Middle 
Earth, died on 11th March from complications of breast cancer. 
(Reported by Michael Kennedy.)


Melbourne fan, JOHN BANGSUND is still recovering from a stroke, but 
is much improved. Latest reports (14th March) state he is progressing 
well, and would welcome visitors. (John's forgotten he was a smoker, 
so don't remind him!) He is in the rehab ward, Bolte Wing, 3rd Floor, 
Rm 3, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne For up to date information 
contact Sally Yeoland, Anyone wanting 
to send a card can send them c/- Sally Yeoland 151, Cramer Street, 
Preston Vic 3072 Australia. (reported by Bruce Gillespie via 

Sydney fan WOMBLE (aka Karen Warnock) finished chemotherapy on 14th 
March.. (Reported by Gerald Smith)

FRED PATTEN, US Fan who co-founded the DUFF award had a stroke that 
has paralysed his right side He can read and is mentally alert, but 
still having trouble speaking and swallowing. (Reported by Lee Gold 
via  Bruce Gillespie on the Eidolist on 14th   /28th   March. E-mail 
Lee Gold if you want to send get well wishes to Fred Patten)


MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74 
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Annual membership to the MSFC is 
$25 single, or $35 for a family For further details on the MSFC see Meetings 1st April Food Night Pasta. April 
8th: Lifetime Member Presentatioin Ceremony, Apr 15th Stargate, Apr 
22nd Author and Editor Paul Collins is guest speaker, Apr 29, Video 
night: Galaxy Quest. 

SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated 
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15 
concession.) 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) Two regular meetings each 
month. Annual membership $15. The regular club meeting is held at the 
Adelaide High School from 3pm-10pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 
See for full details or write to PO Box 3227, 
Rundle Mall, SA 5000.(Reported by Martin Dunne.) 

The Doctor Who Club of Australia (DWCA) Membership $16 within Aust. 
provides 6 issues of Data Extract, membership pack, access to the 
club's member-only internet mailing list, discount prices on a range 
of merchandise, admission prices to club functions (including 
Whovention, discounts at selected retail outlets for Doctor Who 
merchandise. For more information contact Dwayne Bunney - or 0416 269 726 or check

QUEST Queensland Star Trek club. Contact the club at PO BOX 2084, 
Brisbane, QLD. 4001, or check  (Reported by 
Kevin Sheehan.)

The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at 
(Reported by Erica Sharp, president of the Brisbane Babylon5ers )

INFINITAS GROUP meet on the third Saturday of the month at Infinitas 
Bookshop/Blokey Stuff, Parramatta, Sydney. Infinitas also has a book 
review group that meets regularly. Details available from (Reported by Bill Congreve.) 

SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP Meetings 9th April Lunch meeting, Venue 
undecided.  14 May "Are we Alone?", 11th June, BBQ at local park, 9 
July, Annual soup and video afternoon. Contact Brad Row ph 9580-4369 
or e-mail for full details.

SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower 
Block, The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm 21. 
Upcoming meetings: 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 
September, 21 October, 18 November, 16 December. Check or phone Garry 
Dalrymple after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates. 

STARWALKING: holds meetings af the 
Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, 24 John St, Lidcombe, opposite 
Lidcombe Railway station on the third Sunday of some months. 
Attendance costs $8 members, $10 nonmembers. (Starwalking Melbourne 
has Force 4 convention in May. q.v. conventions.)


VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at

ENVISION WRITERS WORKSHOP. Thursday 23rd June - Tuesday 28th June. 
Brisbane city. Cost $660 for the 5 days which includes 100 pages of 
manuscript. For more details see

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

CONFLUX 2: Fri 22 April- Sun 24th April, 2005. Rydges Hotel, 
Canberra. Membership $133 (as from 1st April) Student/concession: 
$88. GoH Jennifer Fallon, Special Guests Terry Dowling and Maxine 
McArthur, and Jackie French (Saturday only). Artist GoH, Bob 
Eggleton. See for full details, or e-mail GPO Box 903 Belconnen, ACT 2616

Star Trek con with GoH's Walter Koenig, Connor Trinneer and John 
Billingsley.(OCP) Sunday 24.April. Dooley's Lidcombe Catholic Club, 
24 John St, Lidcombe, NSW. Members (of FSF) $80, non-members $100. 
Phone bookings 02 9523 8385, Online booking Make 
cheques money orders payable to Friends of Science Fiction , post to 
P.O. Box 106, Caringbah. NSW 1495. 

FORCE IV, May 21-22, Cato conference Centre, Hotel Y, 489 Elizabeth 
St, Melbourne. GoH's: Sean Williams, Matt Sloan, Nicola Scott and 
Justin Dix. Membership: Starwalking members $120 (or $60 a day) non-
members $140 (or $70 a day) Concession: $80. See 
jttp:// for full details.

THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June, 
2005 (Queens Birthday Long weekend in many states.) Attendance rates 
$120. GoH fantasy author, Anne Bishop. Australian GoH Marianne de 
Pierres, Fan GoH Merv Binns. Wrestpoint Casino convention complex. 
For full details see or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 
Kingston TAS, 7051 To join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe 
message to: 

PHENOMENON: 10-13 June. (West Australia? I'd appreciate more info 
from anyone! Edwina)

CONTINUUM 3.15-17 July 2005. Hilton on the Park Hotel, 198 Wellington 
pde, East Melbourne, Vic. GoH's Richard Harland, Neil Gaiman, Poppy 
Z. Brite and Robin Hobb. Fan GoH James Allen. Membership $110 
(Rising on 1/1/2005.) Concession/Student/First convention 
$80.Children 5-16 Accompanied by an adult $25. To reserve special 
accommodation rates ($170 twin/double) e-mail GPO Box 603, Melbourne, Vic 3001. or e-mail 

First Contact Conventions present A Trip Through the Slipstream, An 
Andromeda Event
Sunday August 21st, 2005. GoH: Laura Bertram - Trance Gemini VIP - 
Limited to 20 people, General - $110 (Earlybird special $88 until 
April 30) Venue - TBA Melbourne, Victoria

CONCLAVE: 30 Sept- 3 October, 2005. Holiday Inn, 65 Hindley St, 
Adelaide, SA. GoH's: Jack Dann, Ian Irvine, Fiona McIntosh, Karen 
Miller, Tony Shillitoe, Sean Williams. Attending m/ship $100. 
(Supporting m/ship $20) E-mail, or see PO Box 7225 Cloisters Sq, WA 6580

WHOVENTION 7, 14-16 October, The Rydges Hotel, 54 Maclarn St, North 
Sydney (Short walk from Norh Sydney railway station. GOHs Louise 
Jameson (Leela) and David Warwick Membership rises incrementally 
until "at door" price of $170 (Pay $50, non-refundable, to lock in 
your membership at the current price. DWCA and Friends of SF members 
get a $20 discount. Family rates and day rates available on request ) 
Friday night trivia, and banquet on Sat. night available to 
convention attendees at extra cost. Make cheques and money orders 
payable to WHOVENTION, and post to PO Box 148, Gladesville, NSW 
2111. See for full details. 
(Reported by Dwayne Bunny) 

FANDOMEDIA: 19-20 Nov, 2005. Acacia Hotel, (or Emerald Hotel? Seen 
both venues listed, sorry, Edwina) Perth. Simon Haynes and Chuck 
McKenzie and Erika Pearson GoH's. see for correct details.

STARGATE SG1/STARGARTE ATLANTIS 5 November.Sydney - Lidcombe Catholic 
Club. GoH's Torri Higginson and Chris Judge. (OCP) Membership $80 for 
friends of Science Fiction members, $100 non-members. Limited number 
VIP tickets $350 see for full details, or write to PO 
Box 106 Caringbah NSW 1495 or phone 02 9523 8385 

NULLUS ANXIETAS The First Australian Discworld Convention. Jan 20-22, 
2006. Melbourne. Attending $120, concession $100, supporting $50. 
(Gala dinner to cost an extra $90) see for further 

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. Special Guest Alan Lee who won an Oscar as 
conceptual artist on Lord of the Rings. Australian Agents Zara 
Baxter, PO Box 616 Marrickville, NSW 2204. Voicemail: 0423121, and 
Ted Scribner 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, 2230: 

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 

CONJURE. National SF convention, Brisbane, Easter 2006. More details 
to follow, or check

CONCUSSION: 57th British National SF convention. 14-17 April, 2006, 
To be held at The Moat House, Congress Rd, Glasgow. See for full details. 

LA CON IV, 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. e-mail, 
Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA, 
91409. USA.

Yokohama Worldcon 2007. Details at .

Geneva Convention a civilised worldcon bid for Switzerland in 2008.

Australia 2010. A Worldcon bid. See

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 supports the 
Minneapolis in 73 Worldcon bid.