The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 38 – May 2005

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 38
May 2005
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


THE HITCH HIKERS GUIDE MOVIE Opened on April 28. It's the same, but different. 
But then, every version of HHG has been like that: books, records, TV series 
and computer game all differed from the original radio broadcasts To the 
detractors, I'd like to say: It's Hitch-hikers! Just enjoy the ride! (A thumb 
review from Edwina.)

DR WHO NEW SERIES, is due to air in a prime-time slot on ABC Australia 
mid-May. When it showed in the UK, the new series attracted 10 million 
viewers. The new series will not interrupt the flow of repeat episodes shown 
on weeknights. (Reported by Robert Jan.)

JOSS WHEDON was signed by Silver Pictures/Warner Brothers to write & direct 
the new Wonder Woman movie. Whedon's movie, Serenity, based on "Firefly" is 
expected to be released in Australia in November. (Reported by Robert Jan.)

SEAN MCMULLEN recently signed a deal with Canberra based Inventive 
Entertainment to develop TV projects based on McMullen's written work.The 
first proposed project is an adaptation of Sean's short story, "Voice of 
Steel." (Reported on SF Weekly. Relayed by Julie Townsend.)

"BOYS NIGHT IN" is a new play by sometimes-SF writer, Richard Womack. 
Described as "a whodunit packed with laughs", it's being produced by the 
Peninsula Theatre Company and performed at the Narabeen Community Centre, 2-10 
Woorarra Ave, North Narabeen (NSW) from 6-21 May (selected dates only) Tickets 
$20. Phone 02 9519 6897 or see

THYLACON ARTSHOW: registration for the artshow closes on 13th May. Space is 
limited. Exhibitors should send registration and entry fees in soon. For full 
details check the Thylacon website:

CONTINUUM READINGS PROGRAM: Continuum convention (qv) is offering 15 minute 
slots in its Saturday/Sunday program for writers to read their published or 
unpublished work. See for full details.

DAIKAIJU: The new Big Monsters anthology edited by Robin Penn and Rob Hood is 
currently the No 1 bestseller on Project Pulp's web site. (See last month's 
Bullsheet, or our web site for ordering details. Or buy it through Project 
Pulp. Reported by Stephen Dedman.)

AUSTRALIAN SPECULATIVE FICTION, Tony Plank's website dedicated to writing 
markets in Australia and overseas has recently been updated. See:

AUREALIS AWARDS NEW CO-ORDINATOR. Jason Nahrung recently announced Lea 
Greenaway is the new director for the Aurealis Awards. Lea is currently 
assembling judging panels. Volunteers can contact her by e-mailing Lea will be assisted by Rowena Lindquist. (And 
thanks to Lea who donated 50c to the "Buy Edwina a Pony (or donkey) fund" at 
Conflux recently! ; - ))

PETER MCNAMARA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Congratulations to the nominees: Bill 
Congreve, Kate Eltham, Russell B. Farr, Robert N. Stephenson and Jonathan 
Strahan. The winner of the "Mac" award will be announced at Thylacon. 
(Reported by Van Ikin on the Eidolist.)

BOOKS WANTED: Clare Timmerman is looking to buy "She Believes in Unicorns" by 
Emily Bouchett, "Greatest Liar on Earth" by Frank Clune, "Finding Hope" by 
Marshall Barr, and "Sea, Sand and Saigon Tea", as well as Michael Hague's 
Magical World of Unicorns. If you have copies of any of these books for sale, 
please contact Edwina ( and I'll pass on Clare's e-mail 

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

KAARON WARREN's new anthology, The Grinding House consisting of new and 
previously published short stories was launched at Conflux. It is published by 
the CSFG and costs $18.95 (including postage and handling). Make 
cheques/moneyorders payable to Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, PO Box 89, 
Latham, ACT 2615. For more information e-mail or phone 
Donna on 0408 224 384

GASTRINOMICON: a collection of short stories and recipes from Kaaron Warren, 
Donna Maree Hanson, Zara Baxter, Robbie Matthews, Nicole R Murphy, Mik 
Bennett, Jenny & Stu Barrow, Valerie Y. L. Toh, Geoff Byng, Gillian Polack, 
Barbara Robson, Maxine McArthur, Kylie Seluka, Alan Price, T.L. Miller, Connor 
Bendle, Cameron Hill, Tessa Kum, Peter Raftos and Lily Chrywenstrom and edited 
by Stuart Barrow was also launched at Conflux. It's available for $11.00 
(including postage in Australia) from CSFG, PO BOX 89 Latham, ACT 2615. For 
more information e-mail or phone Donna on 0408 224 384

SPOTTED LILY is a new fantasy novel by Anna Tambour recently released by Prime 
Books, USA. You can read chapter 1 at

THE ROAD OF SILK is a new fantasy novel chronicling the adventures of Queen 
Yasamin of Gwendomere by Barbara Dysonwilliams and Matt Afsahi. ISBN 
0-9747644-6-9. Synergy Books. Hardback US$24.99 Ask your specialty SF bookshop 
to order it in, or see for more details.

DRAGON CROSSE, a new novel by Kimberley Thomas, (ISBN 1876087838) is available 
for $30. To order, contact 

TIME MACHINE a new slim book of speculative poetry by Charles Danny Whateley 
Lovecraft (aka CDWL) will soon be published by Hippocampus Press, NY. USA. See for details.

ANTIPODEAN SF No. 83 featuring short,short stories (500 words) from Niall 
Keegan, Shane Jiraiya Cummins, Marie Alafaci, Susan Wardle, Shaun A. Saunders, 
Paul Wilson, Peter Hart, Edd Vick, M. Lynx Qualey and Joe Stickney can be 
viewed at or


CONSENSUAL A TROIS A collection of SF & fantasy erotica edited by Cathy 
Cupitt, Stephen Dedman and Elaine Kemp, featuring work by Bron Bateman, 
LeeBattersby, Deborah Biancotti, Lily Chrywenstrom, Cathy Cupitt, Stephen 
Dedman, Edwina Harvey, Emma Hawkes, Sue Isle & Helen Patrice, Elaine Kemp, 
Claire McKenna, John Parker, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Sean Williams and Trevor 
Wilson. Available for $10 including postage . Consensual 2 also available for 
the same price, but Consensual 1 has sold out. Available from PO Box 276 
Bayswater, WA, 6933.

EIDOLON is back and will be published as a series of original anthologies 
edited by Jeremy Byrne and Jonathan Strahan. Open to submissions from May 1st 
to June 1st.  Stories between 2,500-7,500 wds preferred. No reprints. No 
multiple or simultaneous submissions. Put full author identification and 
contact information on the first page along with word count. Submissions can 
be e-mailed to The first anthology to be published in 
November to coincide with the World Fantasy Convention.  (Reported by Robert 
Hoge on the Vision writers list.)

INTERPLANETARY EMMISSIONS is a new anthology looking for erotic male/male SF 
stories. Stories must have a sexual element, be well written and engage the 
reader. To 2,500 words. Exclusive electronic rights for 1 year pays a one-off 
fee of US $50, and 1 month membership to the paid section of 
" website (on

COCK is a proposed new "male perspective" fantasy/horror/SF anthology edited 
by Keith Stephenson and Andrew Macrea now open for submissions (but not 
restricted to male writers, despite the theme.) The anthology is to be 
launched at ConJure in 2006 (q.v.). For full submission details see

THE OUTCAST: is a new planned anthology from CSFG Publishing to be edited by 
Nicole R. Murphy. Open to submissions on the subject of "The Outcast" from 
June 1 to August 31 Full details available on

SUPERLUMINAL folds. Editor Nigel Read recently announced that he had released 
all stories and artwork selected for this proposed anthology back to the 
authors and artists as the publication wont be going ahead.

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

FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile Diabetes 
Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. New Tally $76! A really BIG 
THANK YOU to Bob Eggleton and Marianne Plumridge for donating autographed 
cards featuring their artwork. A montage of the styles available will soon 
appear on the Bullsheet website. Cards cost $3.50 each ( Including postage. 
Discounts if you buy more than 1 card.) Books cost $3.50 each (plus $3.50 for 
postage. Discounts if purchasing more than 1.) 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 and 


AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION inaugural short story competition. Two 
categories:under1000 words (flash) and 1000-8000 words. Closing 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 
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 Encounters Les Petersen: cover and internal 
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, BAM, 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 Goddard
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.)

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 Administrator.)

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 Weber.)



JOHN BROSNAN: Script and book author and fan better known for his not entirely 
serious but gratuitously gory SF & Horror books written with collaborators 
under the pseudonym of Simon Ian Childer, and Harry Adam Knight was found dead 
in his UK home in mid-April. John was born in West Australia, and later moved 
to Sydney before taking the Bus overland to Britain (along with Ron Clarke and 
other SF fans) in 1970. (Reported by Bruce Gillespie and Bill Congreve.)

Melbourne fan, JOHN BANGSUND has made tremendous progress after suffering a 
stroke. As of 17th April he has left hospital, and is currently living at 
Parkwood, 125 Westgarth St, Northcote Vic 3070. This is a supported 
residential service where John has his own room, but meals and care are 
provided. John's on a waiting list for public housing at Holmes St, Northcote. 
If you want to visit John, it's suggested you phone the Parkwood office – 03 
9481 4867 – to check if John has changed his address. (Reported by Sally Sally 
Yeoland. Relayed by Bruce Gillespie via the Eidolist.)

SALLY YEOLAND sufferd a TIA (trans-ischaemic attack - mini-stroke) in 
mid-April, possibly brought on by the stress associated with her worry about 
John Bangsund (see above.) She is trying to watch her blood pressure and 
stress levels. If you want to contact Sally e-mail  or mail 151 Cramer Street, Preston Vic 3072 
Australia. NB Sally may soon be moving to a new address.  (reported by Bruce 
Gillespie via Eidolist.)

Sydney fan WOMBLE (aka Karen Warnock) is doing well. (Reported by Gerald Smith)


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 May Hitch-hikers Movie screening. Westgarth Cinema, Northcote. 6pm. $14 
adults, $10 concession. May 6th: Food Night Mexican. May 13th. Book club 
reviews Ursual Le Guin's "Dispossessed":May 19th Charity screening of Starwars 
III, Revenge of the Sith. Dendy, Brighton. 6.15pm. $20. Proceeds to Kids Under 
Cover. May 20th Review of the new Star Wars movie. May 27th. Video 
appreciation. Star Wars, Clone Wars.

CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the 
month. It's a relaxed social society for the discussion of SF and fantasy. 
Membership $24 p.a. For more info write to CSFS PO Box 47, Civic Square, ACT 
2608, or e-mail

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 

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  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: 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. 


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 was friendly and a lot of fun. Conflux 3 is already being planned 
for the Queens Birthday long weekend, June 2006.

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:

BUFFY DOWNUNDER Melbourne. Crown Promenade, Southbank, 2-3 July. GoHs: Anthony 
Stewart Head, James Marsters & David Fury. Attendance rates $250  See for more details. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

SLAYERCON. Adelaide Convention Centre. 2-3 July. GoH's Julie Benz, Claire 
Kramer, Mark Lutz and Camden Toy. Membership $320 both days, or $175 1 day. 
Dinner $235.  More info possibly on (Reported by 
Thomas Bull.)

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

ACCIO 2005, 29-31 July.Harry Potter con. Reading University, Reading UK.Guest 
speakers: Elizabeth Kay and Steve Vander Ark. See for full details.

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: ** Interaction 
recently announced they'd appointed Kuehne & Nagle as their shipping & customs 
partner who will be responsible for ensuring safe and timely delivery of 
dealer's merchandise, art displays and other exhibits for the convention.

TOLKIEN 2005. The Ring Goes Ever On. 11-15 August, Aston Uni, Birmingham, UK. 
M/ship 65 pounds.See for full details.

A Trip Through the Slipstream, An Andromeda Event. Sunday August 21st, 2005. 
GoHs: Kevin Sorbo, Laura Bertram State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. VIP 
memberships: $330(Limited to 20 people) General - $110 See for full details.

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 

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

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.

NULLUS ANXIETAS The First Australian Discworld Convention. New dates Feb 9-11, 
2006. Melbourne. Attending $120, concession $100, supporting $50. (Gala dinner 
to cost an extra $90) see for further details.

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, 14-17 April, 2006. Local 
GoH: Sean Williams.. Membership $150 prior to 7th June, then $200 until 27th 
February 2006. (Student/Concession and High School student discounts 
available. Children 12 and younger free. Check their website

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

CONCLAVE: NZ National SF & Fantasy con. 2-5 June, 2006. Mount Richmond Lodge, 
576 Mt Wellington Hw, Mt Wellington, Auckland, NZ.GoH's Joan Vinge, Jim 
Fenkel, Steve Jackson. Han GoH Kevin MacLean. Membership. NZ $70 until end of 
2005. See for full details. (Thanks to Andrienne 
Losin for passing on this information.)

CONFLUX 3: Queens Birthday Weekend, 9-12 June 2006. National Museum 
(Convention motel, Rydges, is quite some distance away if you're on foot!) 
Earlybird membership $110 (until 30 July 05), then $145. PO Box 903 Belconnen, 
ACT 2616

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.

CONSYDER: Sydney. 30 Spet - 2 October 2006. Venue. Guests, membership etc to 
be announced. Supporting membership $20. Join their mailing list at

Yokohama Worldcon 2007. Aug 30-Sept 3 2007. Pacifico Yokohama convention 
centre, Japan. Gohs: David Brin and Sakyo Komatsu. Artist Gohs: Yoshitaka 
Amano and Michael Whelan. Details at .

Geneva Convention a civilised worldcon bid for Switzerland in 2008.

Australia 2010. A Worldcon bid. See

OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES: Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is: and his list of SF oriented groups in 
NSW is at Coode St Review lists 
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