The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 39 June 2005
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 39
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
STAR WARS: Revenge of the Sith is breaking all box office records
despite mixed reviews.
HARRY POTTER and the Half-blood Prince, the 6th HP novel from J.K.
Rowling is scheduled to be published on July 16.
SHREK 3 will reunite Shrek, Donkey. Fiona and Puss In Boots as well
as introducing a new character, young Artie (A young King Arthur) to
be voiced by Justin Timberlake. Don't hold your breath waiting
though; Shrek 3 is not expected to be released until 2007. (Reported
on SF Weekly, relayed by Julie Townsend,)
DR WHO: INSIDE THE TARDIS starring Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and
Katy Manning will be touring Australia in July/August. See "Events"
for full tour dates.
INFLUX, the debut novel from J.C. Jones recently topped the science
fiction best seller list of e-books, overtaking sales of Douglas
Adams' Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy. (Reported on SF Crowsnest.)
KELLEY ARMSTRONG, Canadian author of "Women of the Otherworld" will
be guest ay Marianne de Pierres Parrish's Patch site from 1-3 June.
GALAXY BOOKSHOP (York St, Sydney) AUTHOR SIGNINGS: Anne Bishop, Wed,
8th June, 5pm; Kate Forsyth, Thurs 23 June, 6pm; Neil Gaiman,
Wednesday 20th July, 12.30pm; Robin Hobb Thurs 21st July 6pm, Jeff
Vandermeer, Thurs 6 Oct, 6pm. (Reported by David Lynton.)
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP, (Parramatta, Sydney) AUTHOR SIGNINGS: Kate
Forsyth, Sat 25th June, 1pm. Robin Hobb, Sat, 23 July 1pm.
SIMON HAYNES, whose revised novel HAL SPACEJOCK will be published by
Fremantle Arts Centre Press later this year has some fun quiz's on
his website www.spacejock.com.au/Guess.html .
DITMAR HISTORY BACK ON THE WEB! Congratulations to Tony Plank who
recently posted a history of the Australian Science Fiction Awards
(aka "The Ditmars") on his website: www.inkspillers.com.
This information had been sadly absent from the public domain since
Marc Ortlieb closed his SF website several years ago.
SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH? If anyone else would like to
protest against Japan's plan to start killing 400+ humpback whales
for scientific purposes per annum, and their bid to reintroduce
commercial whaling can either send an e-mail to the Japanese
Ambassador: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Australian Prime Minister
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE ISSUE 18 has been printed and
will be distributed shortly. Edited by Ben Payne, it features fiction
from Stephen Dedman, Tina Connolly, Lawrence M. Schoen, Dirk
Flinthart, Stuart Barrow, Lee Battersby, Eugie Foster, Susie Hawes,
Eric Turowski and James Cain. Available from specialty bookshops
around Australia, or direct from www.andromedaspaceways.com.
ANTIPODEAN SF No. 84 featuring short,short stories (500 words) from
Shaun A. Saunders, Tharsan Sivakumar, Nadine Riches, Jarrah Moore,
Kylie Chan, Patty Jansen, Jack Slyde, John Craig, Michael Ward, and
Don Mowbray an be viewed at http://www.antisf.com or
AUREALIS WEB SITE is now up and running at www.aurealis.com.au
AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION FORUM can be viewed at
FRONTIER MAGAZINE, formerly a Melbourne-based SF news print magazine
is now available on-line at www.frontiermagazine.net Contributions of
articles, book reviews (Australian preferably) and news - especially
about the new Dr Who series - welcome. Send to
email@example.com. (Reported by Katharine Shade)
ORB. The next issue of Orb won't be printed until January 06, due to
Sarah Endacott recently breaking her leg. (Reported by Sarah on the
POTATO MONKEY's snail mail address is now PO Box 665 Lutwyche, Qld.
4030. (Apologies to editor Ben Payne for missing this item last
month. - Edwina.)
SHADOWED REALMS have secured the rights to publish SON OF THE BLACK
CRUSADE. The prequel/sequel to Richard Harland's novel, "The Black
Crusade". It will appear in issue 5 of Shadowed Realms at
www.shadowedrealms/com.au in June. (Reported by Shane Jiraiya
Cummings on the Visions list.)
STUDIES IN FANTASY LITERATURE 3, edited by Benjamin Szumskyj is now
VISIONS magazine is evolving into Specusphere (www.specusphere.com)
and is now open for submissions, as well as recruiting fiction
editors, review editors etc. (Reported by Stephen Thompson on the
THE PRISONER DILEMA, a new novel by Jon Blum based on Patrick
McGoohan's The Prisoner TV series has been published and can be
bought on line at www.powysemedia.com, or ordered through specialty
bookshops. ISBN 0-9677280-5-3. (Rreported by Kate Orman)
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. Submissions close 30
June. Exclusive electronic rights for 1 year pays a one-off fee of US
$50, and 1 month membership to the paid section
of "cruisingforsex.com website (on request.)
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
CROWSWING Books (UK) is seeking submissions for "When Graveyards
Yawn" anthology. Deadline 1st September. See
http://www.crowswingbooks.co.uk for full details. (Reported by Robin
Thomas via the Visions list.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 paypal.
COMPETITIONS, FAN FUNDS & AWARDS
ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD was won this year by China Mieville for his
novel Iron Council (Reported on the Visions list by Grace Dugan)
HUGO AWARDS. Short stories nominated for Hugo Awards this year can be
viewed via http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/hugolionk.htm.
Voting is only open to attendees or supporting members of Interaction
(q.v.), Voting for the Hugo Awards closes on 8th July.
DITMAR NOMIATIONS: Voting for the Ditmar awards, to be presented at
Thylacon close at midnight on 8th June. Only attending and supporting
members of Thylacon are eligible to vote. See www.thylacon.com for
membership and voting forms.
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.)
DUFF AWARDS: (Down Under Fan Fund) Congratulations to Joe Siclari who
will be travelling from America to attend Thylacon and see Australia.
He arrives in Sydney on Friday 3rd June, leaves Sydney for Hobart on
Thurs 9th June, Hobart to Melbourne on Wed 15th June, Melb to Perth
on Sun 19th June, Perth to Brisbane Wed 22nd, and flies out for
America on 30th June
NAFF: (National Australian Fan Fund) Congratulations to Zara Baxter
who won the NAFF race for this year and who will be travelling to
Thylacon, the Natcon in Hobart in June.
GUFF (Get Up and over Fan Fund) Congratulations to Damien Warman and
Juliette Wood who will be travelling to Interaction, the Worldcon in
Glasgow this August. (Reported by Jean Weber.)
HATCH, MATCH AND DISPATCH
Czech SF author, JOSEF NESVADBA, died at age 78. His death was
announced by his family on 26th April. (Reported on SF Weekly,
relayed by Julie Townsend.)
Editor and writer, SARAH ENDACOTT is recovering from a broken leg.
US fan FRED PATTEN was still in the Rancho Los Amigos rehabilitation
centre following a stroke. He has regained his ability to swallow.
Discharge had been postponed until the end of May. Glen Wooten has
established a fund to help pay for Fred's medical expenses. (Relayed
by Bruce Gillespie through the Eastcoast list in mid-May.)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
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
www.vicnet.net.au/~msfc. Meetings for June: Fri 3rd Food and Trivia
night. Soup. Fri 10th Ditmar Review Night (for those not at Thylacon)
Fri 17th Twilight Zone, Fri 24th Video night, Twilight Zone.
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 email@example.com.
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 http://www.sfsa.org.au/ 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 -
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 269 726 or check
QUEST Queensland Star Trek club. Contact the club at PO BOX 2084,
Brisbane, QLD. 4001, or check www.conquestforever.com (Reported by
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at www.geocities.com/bb5ers
(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
email@example.com (Reported by Bill Congreve.)
SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP Meetings 11th June, BBQ at local park, 9
July, Annual soup and video afternoon. Contact Brad Row ph 9580-4369
or e-mail Brad_Row@agd.nsw.gov.au for full details.
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower
Block, The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm.
Upcoming meetings: 17 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 September, 21
October, 18 November, 16 December. Check
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Futurians.html or phone Garry
Dalrymple after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates.
STARWALKING: http://sydskyforce.starwalking.net 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.)
DR WHO INSIDE THE TARDIS. Starring Colin Baker, Katy Manning and
Sylvester McCoy, hosted by Tim Ferguson, and brought to Australia by
McPherson Touring and BBC Worldwide. Tour dates: July 15, Robert
Blackwood Hall, Monash Uni, Melbourne, Jul 16, Palais Theatre,
Melbourne; July 17 Geelong Performing Arts Centre; July 21, Burswood
Theatre, Perth; July 23rd Festival Theatre, Adelaide; July 26th
Canberra Theatre; July 29 & 30, Theatre Royal, Sydney; August 1,
Brisbane Convention Centre. Book through Ticketek (Sydney only?
Edwina) or see www.mcphersontouring.com or the Sunday papers for more
details. (I also heard via Kate Orman that there will be shows in New
Zealand, but haven't had time to track down exact dates or venues
yet. I'm guessing it's early August - Edwina) (Thanks to John
Gibbins for letting us know this event was also in other states of Aus.)
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 www.sf-envision.com.
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June,
(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 www.thylacon.com or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 Kingston
TAS, 7051 To join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe message
to: Thylaconsubscribe@yahoogroups.com. Thylacon's program is now also
available on their web site.
BUFFY DOWNUNDER Melbourne. Crown Promenade, Southbank, 2-3 July.
GoHs: Anthony Stewart Head, James Marsters & David Fury. Attendance
rates $250 See www.tabularasa.com.au for more details. (Reported by
SLAYERCON. Originally to be held 2-3 July has been postponed until
October. Adelaide Convention Centre. 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 www.scoobygangpromotions.com.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GPO Box 603, Melbourne, Vic 3001. www.continuum.org.au or e-mail
ACCIO 2005, 29-31 July, Harry Potter con. Reading University, Reading
UK.Guest speakers: Elizabeth Kay and Steve Vander Ark. See
www.accio.org.uk/contacts.shtml for full details.
INTERACTION: 63rd WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, GLASGOW, 2005.
Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon will be held at the Scottish
Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow over the weekend of 4-8
August 2005.GoHs Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley and Jane Yolen,
critic and fanzine editor Greg Pickersgill and veteran Scandinavian
fan Lars-Olov Strandberg. 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 www.tolkiensociety.org/2005 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 http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au for full
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 www.cascadiacon.org
SCI-NUT Star Trek convention. 16-18 September. Union Hall, La Trobe
University, Bundoora, Vic. GoH's Eugene Rodenberry Jnr, Vaughan
Armstrong, Steve Bacio, Anita La Selva. Mmebership $60 for 1 day,
$100 for both days. Autographs available for extra cost. 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, email@example.com or see
www.conclave.asn.au PO Box 7225 Cloisters Sq, WA 6580
WHOVENTION 7, 14-16 October, The Rydges Hotel, 54 Maclarn St, North
Sydney (Short walk from North 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 www.doctorwhoaustralia.org/whovention for full details.
(Reported by Dwayne Bunny)
TERRA NOVA. 15-16 October, Holiday Inn on Hindley, Adelaide. GoH's:
Marina Sirtis, Dominic Keating, Robin Atkins, Gates McFadden, John
Billingsley. Earlybird membership until 31st May, $99 per day. See
www.terra-novaevents.com for full 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 www.fsf.net.au 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
http://wwwlivejournal.com/users/fandomedia 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
www.ausdwcon.org for further details.
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 www,conjure,org.au
CONCUSSION: 57th British National SF convention. 14-17 April, 2006,
To be held at The Moat House, Congress Rd, Glasgow. See
www.eastercon2006.org for full details.
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
http://conclave.sf.org.nz 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 info@laconIV.org,
Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA,
CONSYDER: Sydney. 30 Sept - 2 October 2006. Venue. Guests, membership
etc to be announced. Supporting membership $20. Join their mailing
list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/consyder.
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 www.nippon2007.org .
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 Australian publishing news and achievements by
Australian writers http://www.sf.org.au/coodestreetnews.
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS WEB, http://www.inkspillers.com. Maintained and
updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers
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