The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 52 – July 2006

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 52
July 2006 
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


So much for warning everybody that we'd be a bit late this issue! 
Just goes to show you that the pen is still mightier than the least when the computer decides not to work! - Edwina

DR WHO For those of us who don't download from the net, or have 
friends shipping us episodes from overseas, the new series airs on 
ABC TV from July 8th. (Reported by Julie Townsend.)

ANIMATED WHO. The BBC is releasing a DVD of the early Cyberman 
episodes called "The Invasion" substituting animated episodes created 
by Cosgrove studios for the two missing episodes. (Reported by Chuck 

published in the 13-14th May edition of the Sydney Morning Herald 
looking at "Monster Blood Tattoo" a debut novel series by Australian 
author and illustrator, D.M. Cornish pondering if this will be "the 
next big thing" after Harry Potter. The basis of the story comes from 
surgically altered monster slayers. After a victorious hunt the 
slayer is tattooed using the monster's blood. (Reported by Brian 

ERIC LINDSAY AND JEAN WEBER will be briefly in Sydney from 29th June -
5th July. (Though Jean's heading to Broome a few days before that, I 
think. Edwina)

Anyone thinking of attending RHODODENCON, could they please contact 
Ted Scribner before the end of July.

ANTHOLOGY OF INTEREST can be regularly seen on community TV channel, 
Channel 32 from 6th July, airing at 9.30 on Thursday nights, repeated 
at nidnight on Fridays and 4am on Sundays. Host, Garfield Barnard 
recently informed us that the show was also being aired on community 
TV in Adelaide. The show is still interested in airing fan 
productions, particularly fan made Star Wars, Star Trek etc 
productions if they are suitable for airing. You can contact 
Anthology of Interest by e-mailing, snail-
mailing PO Box 570, Newtown, NSW 2042 or phoning 02 8564 1196.

CONFLUX apparently went off well. I can't find any info on who won 
all the art prizes. Can anyone help? Edwina.

BROWNCOATS DOWNUNDER, Australian Joss Whedon fans, held a charity 
screening of Serenity at Hoyts Theatre, Sydney last Saturday 24th 
June. The only information I can find about them is that they appear 
to be an internet forum you can join by subscribing to (If anyone has 
any more info about this group, please let me know. Edwina)

SHUTTLE MAWSON ( is a new South Australian Star 
Trek fan club, a chapter of Starfleet Internatioinal, run by Stuart 
Blair. They will be curating a SF exhibit in the SA Museum as part of 
National Science Week, Aug 12 - 20. This exhibit will also feature a 
SF film festival from 12th August.) They will also be having a SF 
weekend featuring Star Trek & Stargate on 4-5 November. (Reported by 
Stuart Blair.)

Sci-fi REPORTER is a great SF news service covering cons, fan clubs 
and media, edited by Stuart Blair. The May issue featured an 
interview with Richard Hatch from the original Battlestar Galactica. 
The June issue seems to be based on SF fans falling in love with 
other SF fans. (Must admit I thought the idea of a "personals" column 
for SF fans was interesting. Edwina) To subscribe to this list send 
an e-mail to

GALAXY BOOKSHOP (York St, Sydney) has CHARLES STROSS on Thursday 27th 
July from 5pm.

Young Writers short story competition. (under 2500 words) for 
writers aged 18-25 closing on the 11th of August. Reported by Ben 
Perrett on the Visions List.

FFANZ (Fan Fund for Australia and New Zealand) Race for 2007 is now 
on. Nominations are now open for the 2007 FFANZ trip, from Australia 
to New Zealand for Conspiracy 2, the NZ Natcon run over the New 
Zealand Queen's Birthday in June 2007. Nominations open for residents 
of Australia and New Zealand who have been active in fandom prior to 
31 March 06. Nominations must be signed by the nominee and 
accompanied by a donation of AUD$10.00 to FFANZ. Each nomination must 
also have the signed support of one fan currently residing in NZ and 
two fans currently residing in Australia (these can be sent 
separately). The nominee should provide a written platform of 100 
words or less for the ballot and a photo if possible. Nominations 
should be sent to Rose Mitchell, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne,Vic, 3001. 
E-mail for further information, or NZ 
representatives Barbara and Peter Clendon Read all about the FFANZ Fan Fund at 

The 2006 SLF Travel Research Grant. This grant is for (US) $600 and 
is offered to assist speculative authors' (including poets) with 
travel to research their creative projects. Applicants need to supply 
a 1 page (500 words) description on your project, travel destination 
and estimated completion date, writing sample and 1 page bibliography 
of the author's previous publications. Send these as a .doc file to This grant will be supplied via 
paypal if awarded to an international recipient. Applications close 
30th September. Travel has to take place from Sept 06 to Sept 07.

Michael Jones who has recently published the book, "Logical 
Universe: A Layman's Reality" is offering (US) $15,000 to anyone who 
can prove Newton's gravity theory.

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

RUSSEL B. FARR is compiling a list of forthcoming Australian books, 
works written, edited or published by Australians to be published 
between June 06 and June 07 for TiconderogaOnline. Email if you have a publication to be added to the list.

MARTIN LIVINGS' new book, Carnies, was published by Lothian Books in 

AGOG RIPPING READS can now be purchased in hardback and softback 
editions through

come to ASIM's attention that 2 pages of ASIM22 were accidentally 
transposed and printed in issue 23. ASIM are currently liasing with 
their printer to rectify this problem. If you have purchased a faulty 
copy of issue 23 you should contact Andromeda Spacways. 

Issue 24 features fiction by Brian Tillotson, Paul Woodlin, Marissa 
Lingen, Stephanie Campisi, Andre Oosterman, Anna Tambour, Simon 
Brown, S. Hutson Blount, Steven Pirie, Chuck McKenzie and Katherine 
Woodbury, poetry by Samantha Henderson, an interview with Sonny 
Whitelaw by Edwina Harvey, and an article by Ian Nichols, edited by 
Edwina Harvey is out now. The PDF version will be available to 
purchase on line in a few months. See for 
more details.

ANTIPODEAN SF 97 features short, short stories (500 words) by Peter 
Tennant, Paul Madill, Lee Carlon, Adam Carson, Shaun A. Saunders, 
Dqyte Maxim, Jenny Manfield, Oeter MacGregor , Camille Picott and 
Nike Bourke can be viewed at or 

THE WORKERS' PARADISE is a new spec-fic anthology with the theme of 
work/workplace relations, to be edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick 
Evans. Open to submissions of original stories of 1-7,000 words from 
Australian residents until 1 Aug 2006. E-mail subs to with the words "Submission 
Workers" in the subject line. Pays 2 copies and Aus 1.5 c/word on 
publication. See for full 

LEIGH BLACKMORE's Raven books, specialising in dark and horror 
fiction also includes Sequence comics. For the February catalogue 

GRAHAM STONE has a catalogue of SF books and pulp SF magazines 
(Amazing Stories, Analog, Galaxy SF) for sale. For a copy of the 
catalogue send a sase to 205/24 Victoria St, Burwood, NSW, 2134. 

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. (A cheque 
for $70 was forwarded to JDRF in late June. Edwina) Books looking for 
new homes: "The Truth About Magic" by Dave Luckett (new and 
autographed by the author!), World's Apart by Chuck McKenzie.
(Autographed by the author!) Audiobook: "Journey to the Centre of 
the Earth" by Jules Verne featuring John de Lancie and Leonard Nimoy, 
and A-Team colouring and activity books: Art cards autographed by 
Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton are also for sale. See images of 
the available cards on the Bullsheet website. To buy items 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 paypal. 


Writer Kurt Von Trojan, author of The Atrocity Shop and the Transing 
novels, as well as many short stories, suffering from bone and kidney 

SF publisher, JIM BAEN of Baen's Books, had a serious stroke and was 
hospitalised on 15th June, but Baen Books is still functioning, 
(Reported on, and relayed by Ted Scribner via the 
Niven list.) 


MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74 
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Membership to the MSFC is $25 
single, or $35 family p.a. For further details on the MSFC see Meetings 7th July: Italian food and 
trivia, Sun 9th July special screening of Pirates of the Caribbean II 
at Balwyn (tickets from MSFC website), July 14th: Pirates in Fantasy, 
July 21: AGM, July 28: Video appreciation: Pirate films. 

AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria will be celebrating its 
30th anniversary this year and is still going strong.

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

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

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 )

VISIONS WRITERS GROUP offers meeting and critiquing for SF, Fantasy 
and Horror writers in QLD Monthly meetings from 11am -2 pm, first 
Sunday of the month (except Jan and Dec) at Dymocks City Store, Queen 
St, Brisbane. $10 joining fee, and $4 per meeting. (reported by Nigel 

INFINITAS BOOKSHOP/Blokey Stuff, Shop 22 Civic Arcade, 48 - 50 George 
Street Parramatta NSW. has 2 groups regularly meeting at its 
premises. The SF Discussion Group meets at 6:30pm on the first 
Thursday of each month except January. A SF Writers Group also meets 
at the shop once a month on Saturdays See for 2006 meeting dates. 
(Reported by Tim Martin via Ted Scribner). 

SYDNEY MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS at 280 Pitt St, Sydney, regularly 
holds a members reading group for Mystery and Crime starting at 10am 
and Science Fiction and Fantasy from approx.12 noon. Attendance at 
the first meeting is free, but if you're interested in attending more 
meetings, you are asked to join the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. 
(Annual fee $15.50 ?) This also entitles you to borrowing rights at 
the School of Arts library. Upcoming meetings: 15th July, 5th Aug, 
26th Aug, 16th Sept, 7th Oct, 28th Oct, 18th Nov, 9th Dec. 

SYDNEY FANS IN THE PUB. Meet on the first Tuesday of the month at the 
Civic Hotel, Saloon Bar, Crn Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney. From 
6.30pm. (Reported by Zara Baxter.)

SYDNEY FUTURIANS now affiliated with the Student Assoc of UTS. 
Meetings in room 510C (5th floor) of The University of Technology, 
Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm on July 21, Aug 18th, Sept 15th, Oct 20th, 
Nov 17th, Dec 20th. Check, or e-
mail for full details. 

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. 


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

Sydney Observatory. Fri 21 and Sat 22 July, 6-10pm is offering fun 
activities for kids with 3D space Theatre and a night fair. $15 for 
adults, 10 fir kids or $45 for families. 

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

BOBW are having a reunion Stargate convention from 13-16 July at the 
Carlton Hotel, 350 Church St, Parramatta. Details on 

AUSTRALIAN SPACE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. 19-21st July, Canberra. See for more details

CONTINUUM. 4-6 August, Victoria Hotel, Lt Collins St, Melbourne. 
GoHs Shaun Tan, Charles Stross, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Gillespie. 

SCI-NUT conventions are running a multistate (Canberra, Melbourne, 
Sydney and Brisbane "40 Years of Trek in Oz" celebration from 25th 
August until 2nd September. Guests to be announced. Cost $60 ($30 
concession) Book on line at

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 Thomas will be remembered as a 
special guest) Attending m/ship $273 ($au) Conversion from supporting 
membership to attending, $205 (au). Conversion from voting to 
attending membership $219 (US) Kids/supporting memberships $69. e-
mail, Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO 
Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA. Australians can buy memberships 
to LaCon by sending a cheque or money order made payable to their 
Australian Agent, Edwin A. Scribner c/- 12 Richmount St, Cronulla NSW 
2230, preferably with a printout of with personal details 
filled in. Alternatively send your full name, address and email 

FIRST CONTACT con. 24th Sept. Roadshow Theatre, State Library, 
LaTrobe St, Melbourne. $77 general. See for full details.
ConQuest, 29th Sept - 1st Oct. Chifley at Lennons, Brisbane. GoHs: 
Gary Lockwood, Keir Dullea, (2001: A Space Odyssey) Katy Manning (Dr 
Who), Richard Arnold and Sonny Whitelaw. $270. See for full details. 

RHODODENCON: A proposed relaxacon in Blackheath (Blue Mountains, NSW) 
29th Sept- 2 Oct (Long weekend in NSW and some other states). Cost 
$40, payable to Edwin A. Scribner, c/- 12 Richmount St, Cronulla, 
2230, or 4 Prince Edward St, Blackheath. Full details can be viewed 
TERRA NOVA 14th Oct. Mercure Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide. See www.terra- for full details.

29th Oct Brisbane. Venue TBA) GoH Rachel Luttrell. Membership $120 
FSF members, $130 non-members, $400 VIP. See www.fsf., or phone 02 9523 8385 

SUPANOVA Sydney, Comics/Pop culture. 27-29 October, Wharf 8, 53-59 
Hickson Rd, Sydney.

ARMAGEDDON (NZ) 21-23 Oct. Aotea Centre, Auckland. GoH: JMS (Bab 5) 
and others. (NZ)$15 Of $350 gold. See

NULLUS ANXIETAS The First Australian Discworld Convention. Feb 9-11, 
2007. Melbourne. Attending $160, (Gala dinner to cost an extra $90) 
see for further details. 

CONVERGENCE 2. Australian Natcon, 2007. Rydges Hotel, Melbourne. 
Queens Birthday weekend, 8-11 June, 07. Theme:YA genre fiction. GoH 
Isobelle Carmody. See Attending 
membership $153, concession $103 until 31.12.95. Student membership 
$55, supporting membership $33 (Prices sourced from Convergence 
promotional postcards). (Reported by Rose Mitchell.)

XIVAMC, Medieval re-enactment group. Easter 5-8 April, 2007. Meeting 
at the Danelaw property, Charley's Forest Rd, Wog Wog, NSW. (35 min 
drive north of Braidwood, 3 hrs south of Sydney, 1.5 hrs east of 
Canberra. Registration $150 fully catered for 4 days. See for more details. (Reported by J. Gibbins.) 

INCONCEIVABLE, SWANCON 32, Easter 6-8 April, 2007. Acacia Hotel, 
Northbridge, W.A. GoH's: Elizabeth Moon, David Gerrold, Matthew 
Reilly, Russell B. Farr. Damian Magee. Membership $110 ($90 
concession. See Or e-mail 

NIPPON 2007. Worldcon. 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 . Australian agent Craig McBride. Membership A$210 
until Sept 30 2005. You can also join 

Geneva Convention a civilised worldcon bid for Switzerland in 2008.

Australia 2010. Another Aussie Worldcon bid, apparently getting good 
support from overseas. See


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

The Inkspillers web site, is a great 
source of market information that is always being updated by Tony 

For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tipper's 
homepage: http://www.collecting books

The Bullsheet is available as a FREE monthly e-mail through the 
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sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your 
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Visit Celestial Cobbler for ceramic craft with a SF & Fantasy bent.


For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The 
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid