The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 63 – June 2007
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 63
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
DITMAR AWARD NOMINATIONS: if you've got a supporting or attending
membership to Convergence 2, the Natcon in June, and you haven't
voted for the Ditmars yet, get thee to
vote before midnight 31st May
CONVERGENCE 2 Accommodation/Room bookings at convention rates close
on 1st June. If you're looking to stay at the con hotel get in quick.
CONVERGENCE BUSINESS MEETING will be held at 10am on Monday, 11th
June at the con site. Interested parties looking to propose changes
to the constitution, Ditmar Awards or present a future Natcon bid
should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to DAVID CAKE who is this year's FFANZ delegate,
travelling from WA to Melbourne for Convergence.
Congratulations to JUSTINE LARBALESTIER who recently won the Andre
Norton SF & Fantasy Writers of America Young Adult award for novel
Magic & Madness. (Relayed by Kathleen Jennings on the Visions List.)
Congratulations to RON SERDIUK, the new director of the Aurealis
Awards. The general public is being encouraged to go on-line and
nominate their favourite work of Australian spec fiction at
Congratulations to SHAUN TAN who won the Community Relations
Commission Literary Award for the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
for his wordless graphic novel, "The Arrival." Shaun also seems to
have caused something of a controversy by being awarded a literary
award for a book that contains no words. (Reported in The Sydney
Daily Telegraph and ABC news 30/6/07)
CHUCK MCKENZIE recently became manager of Angus & Robertson bookshop,
Frankston. If you live in the Frankston area and you want a
sympathetic, knowledgeable bookshop worker who can source that hard
to get book, or suggest other authors or titles you might like to
read, go see Chuck! He's also keen to promote Australian spec fic
authors. From 1st June, Chuck will be publishing a newsletter every
month highlighting books and authors of interest, as well as general
news. To join this group see
MIRKO RUCKELS has launched an ambient music project called DEEPSPACE.
You can stream his music for free at
http://deepspacehome.com/index.html (Reported by Kim Wilkins on the
JASON NAHRUNG's June 19th Brisbane launch for his new book THE
DARKNESS WITHIN has sold out. There's also a launch at ConVergence 2
in Melbourne in June. (Reported on Visions List)
MELBOURNE BRICKIES AND EBAY TEACHERS WANTED! In a recent open letter
to his many correspondents (dated April 07, so possibly these matters
have resolved themselves by now) Merv Binns (q.v) mentioned his brick
letterbox and part of his (presumably brick. EH) front fence were in
need of repair. Is there anyone in Melbourne competent in brick-work
who could volunteer a weekend to help Merv rectify this problem?
Similarly, is there a volunteer to teach Merv and Helena how to
become e-bay sellers? (I've always admired the community spirit shown
by Melbourne fans over the years - Edwina) Here's your chance to
HOOF. (Help Our Older Fans) E-mail email@example.com if you
can help out.
WRAPPING UP OF THE BBB FUND. Anyone who contributed $25 or more to
the Bring Bruce (Gillespie) to Boston fund (back in 2005) should have
received a copy of the trip report by now. Bruce is still trying to
contact John Gibbins, Ian Stockbridge (Stockdale?) and Andrew
Hatchell to give them their copies of the report. You can also buy
copies of the trip report for $10 from Bill Wright, Flat 4, 1 Park
St, St Kilda, Vic, 3183.
TERRA NOVA EVENTS (www.terra-novaevents.com) recently announced the
Makris Group of Companies (an interest worth $1.2 billion) has agreed
to become one of their corporate sponsors.
SHUTTLE MAWSON, Adelaide's Starfleet representative, recently
announced it had been promoted to Starship Mawson. Their website is
SCI FI REPORTER, June issue out now. Subscribe by e-mailing
Calling all SERENITY fans & Brown Co! June 23 6.30-10.30 pm, Florey
Lecture Theatre, Adelaide Uni. Serenity screenings, memorabilia &
prizes to raise money for Equality Now. To purchase tickets phone
Miranda on (08) 8303 8126.
GALAXY BOOKSHOP, 143 York St, Sydney, has fantasy author, TRUDI
CANAVAN in store for a book signing from 2pm on Friday 15th June.
Galaxy is also having their annual book sale from 16-24th June.
(Reported by David Lynton.)
DAVID LYNTON, of Galaxy Bookshop, is selling a number of books from
his own collection. For a full list e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARY (QLD) is having a SF month in June at
Logan North Library. Highlights include a Model Making session with
William Jones on 5th June from 4-5pm (Bookings essential), Space
mural craft session on Tuesday 12th June. Bonus Book Sale for Quest
(Qld Star Trekkers) 10.30-11.30am in conjunction with a Star Trek
workshop from 9-2. Tues 19th June, Star Wars Trivia Night (form a
team, go in costume, win prizes!) 6-7.30 pm. Bookings essential. Sat
30th June, World Building Workshop with Sonny Whitelaw from 10-12
(Bookings essential) followed by the Australian launch of Sonny
Whitelaw & Jennifer Fallon's new novel, Stargate SG1, Roswell from 12
noon. (Bookings essential).
UK cult author, STEVEN HALL will be at an author event at Avid Reader
bookshop, 193 Boundary St. West End, Brisbane on Tues 5th June from
6.30 om. Free entry, complimentary drinks and nibbles. RSVP by e-mail
to email@example.com or phone 3846 3422.
VISION WRITERS GROUP now meet at the Queensland State Library, Level
2, Rm 2D. They are no longer meeting ar Dymocks Bookshop in the city.
Their website is You can join their group
(a great place to get writing tips and general SF info - look at how
often we quote them in the Bullsheet!) at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vision-writers. (Reported by Kris
Jeff Wayne's stage musical, WAR OF THE WORLDS, featuring Justin
Hayward (aka lead singer from Moody Blues) and a 30 ft tall Martian
fighting machine, will be touring Australia in September. Tickets are
already on sale and selling fast. Dates and venues are: Sat 8th
September, Perth, Burswood Superdome; Thurs 13th Sept, Brisbane
Entertainment Centre; Tues 18th Sept, Sydney Acer Arena (Homebush),
Friday 21st Sept, Melbourne Ron Laver Arena. (Reported by Sonny
Whitelaw on the Visions list.).
WHO SAYS TREK FANDOM DOESN'T PAY? Tony Alleyne, an English Star Trek
fan who invested 2 years and 30,000 pounds into turning his studio
apartment into a replica of ST: Voyager's flight deck recently sold
the real estate on e-bay for 425,000 pounds (he was expecting it to
reach 130-150 pounds.) (Reported on the Visions list by Astrid
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100 CELESTIAL COBBLER CENTS!
Present this voucher at ConVergence 2, Melbourne, June 8-11,
2007, and get a $1 discount on any Celestial Cobbler item or
collection of items valued at $15 or more. You'll find me in the
convention Dealers Room, probably right next to the Andromeda
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
DARK SPACE the new book by MARIANNE de PIERRES has been released by
Orbit ISBN 0781841494289. $19.95 (NB There's an official launch for
this book at Convergence 2 on 9th June.) This book is the first of a
new series after Marianne's successful Parrish Plessis series. It
starts with a lost mineral scout ship discovering God, which leads to
the academics of Orion scrambling to gain the Entity's favour.
Baronessa Mira Fedor uncovers a galaxy-size intrigue, but will she
live long enough to tell anyone?
JULIAN PARADOX is a new hardback historical fantasy book by KURT OTTO
PETERSON ISBN: 1-906050-09-0. Copies can be bought direct from the
publisher, Melrose Books at http://www.melrosebooks.com/detail.php?
isbn=1906050090. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Reported by John Weeks)
FEAST OF SOULS by CELIA FRIEDMAN, author of The Coldfire Trilogy is
released by Orbit this month. ISBN978184149516. $32.95. The High
King's son is dying of an apparently incurable disease, but
everyone's underestimated the prince's determination to control his
own fate, or the emergence of a young woman who will shake their
K.A. BEDFORD (ADRIAN) has a podcast interview about his latest book,
HYDROGEN STEEL on Dragon magazine. Check:
LYN MCCONCHIE's new book, TIGER DAZE (ISBN 9780354508) was recently
published by Avalook Publications. Paperback and PDF format can be
purchased through Lulu, http://www.lulu.com/content/768868. In
Australia you can buy directly from publisher, Jean Weber by e-
mailing email@example.com, you can also buy direct from the author
in New Zealand through http://lynmcconchie.com/tigerdaze/htm by
cheque, credit card or paypal. (Reported by Jean Weber)
POST MORTAL SYNDROME by DAMIEN BRODERICK & BARBARA LAMAR is a
serialized novel appearing in chapters (of approx 2k) 5 days a week
for 56 weekdays through http://www.cosmosmagazine/fiction
CROWSWING BOOKS recently announced they will be publishing SEAN
WRIGHT's 6 book set, the Jesse Jameson series, on 15th June, 2007.
Sean Wright is also aiming at producing one album a month of his own
musical compositions. MICHAEL KELLY's debut short story collection,
Scratching the Surface", and JAMES COOPER's debut novel, "The Midway"
have also recently been published by Crowswing books. They can be
found at their new web site: www.crows-wing.com.
DAIKAIJU 2 will be launchef at Convergence 2, and will soon be
available for sale on Amazon.com. (Reported by Cat Sparks on the
BELONGING: A PLACE CALLED HOME: is a proposed 2 vol new anthology
edited by Russell B Farr, to be published by Ticonderoga publications
in 2008. It's currently open to submissions on the speculative
explorations of migration ( a relevant issue in Australia at the
present.) Submissions close 1st September, 2007. See
ABC FICTION AWARD: to the best original unpublished adult fiction
manuscript. Comp closes 29th June, 2007. Entry fee $25. Entry forms
and full details can be found on line. Manuscripts can be sent to ABC
Level 10, Ultimo B, GPO Box 9994, Sydney, 2001. Ph 1800 009 994.
DORCHESTER BOOKS (www.dorchesterpub.com) are actively seeking Young
Adult paranormal, futuristic & fantasy romances with noir-like
narrative voice of 85,000-95,000 words.for their Shomi Books imprint,
debuting in July 2007. Submissions should be addressed to Chris
Keeslar. (Reported in the PIO newsletter.)
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE ISSUE 28 (I knew I missed
something last month! EH) is out now in print and PDF, featuring
fiction by Ian McHugh, Chris Barnes, Kaaron Warren, Marissa K.
Lingen, Rick Kennett, Ben Cook, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Gail
Kavanagh. Edited by Zara Baxter. ASIM 29 has also been released
featuring stories by Ken Veale, David Dumitru, Sue Bursztynski, Paul
Martens, Simon Petrie, and David Kane, as well as an article on
Adrian Bedford by Edwina Harvey. Edited by Dirk Flinthart. On sale
now through the ASIM website www.andromedaspaceways.com, or see us at
Convergence 2 where there will be 3 Best of ASIM CD's (best of ASIM
SF, Best of ASIM Fantasy and Best of ASIM Horror) and the great
Andromeda Spaceways show bags jam-packed full of fascinating stuff
from a lot of Australian well known writers and publishers, as well
as back issues of ASIM magazine and other ASIM goodies!
ANTIPODEAN SF 108 features flash (under 500 words) fiction. It can
be viewed at www.antisf.com
NEW CERES the latest issue of this on-line magazine for a shared
world project features stories from Lucy Sussex, Stephen Dedman, Jay
Lake and Cat Sparks. Subscription $5. See www.newceres.com (reported
by Cat Sparks on the Visions List)
NOCTEM AETERNUS is a planned free new PDF magazine expected to launch
on 1 January, 2008, looking to publish SF, Fantasy, Adventure, and
Western stories that contain an element of horror. Submissions open
on 1st June. Please do not send submissions before this date. Paying
10 cents a word. You can view submission guidelines or subscribe to
this magazine at www.michaelknost.com (Reported by Astrid Cooper on
the Visions list.)
ORB: Sarah Endacott will be launching the latest issue of her
magazine at Convergence 2.
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.
LEIGH BLACKMORE's Raven books, specialising in dark and horror
fiction also includes Sequence comics. For a catalogue e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Leigh also occasionally sells on e-bay as seller
ID Quoth Raven Books.
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. (Current
tally $20 Cath Ortlieb, you're a legend! Thank you!) Books looking
for new homes: A-Team colouring and activity books: Art cards
autographed by Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton are also for sale.
To buy items e-mail Edwina Harvey at email@example.com 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.
HATCH, MATCH AND DISPATCH
Australian writer, SEAN WILLIAMS recently married AMANDA NETTLEBECK
LLOYD ALEXANDER, YA fantasy author, passed away on 18th May. His wife
of more than 6o years, Janine, pre-deceased him by 2 weeks. His last
book, The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, will be published in August.
(composite from details on the Visions list and in Pass It On
Australian writer TERRY DARTNELL had an unsuccessful Whipple
Procedure (an operation to remove cancer from the pancreas) with
complications of perforated intestine and abscess in the stomach
cavity. He is too weak for visitors or phone calls, but his wife,
Wendy, is passing on get-well messages. You can e-mail your messages
to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Reported on the Visions list. Our best
wishes to Terry and Wendy - Ted and Edwina.)
ANDY PORTER, prominent American fan, Antipodean enthusiast and
Bullsheet reader, is undergoing chemotherapy following an operation
MERV BINNS, prominent Australian fan, former manager of Space Age
Books, returned home on 5th April, and is slowly recovering following
triple by-pass heart surgery followed by a bout of pneumonia in
March. (Reported in an open letter from Merv Binns dated April 2007.)
(Please see announcement in General News section)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
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. No meeting on Good Friday For further
details including meeting details check the MSFC website at
AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria which has been going
strong for more than 30 years meet on the 1st Saturday of every month
from 2pm at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Annual membership to
the club is $30. See www.austrek.org for more details. (Reported by
GEELONG SCIENCE FICTION CLUB: The first meeting of this club offers a
SF Trivia night, and will be held on Thursday, 3rd May, from 7pm at
Gaming Knights, 3rd Floor, Rock O'Cashel Lane (off Lt Malop St.)
Geelong. An in-line group has also been formed at
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/GeelongSFClub. (Reported by Ben
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.
OUT THERE "You find a lot of queer things in space" is a social club
for gay SF fans, mostly over 30, that meets monthly in Adelaide.
Phone Rod on 0402027891 for more details.
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.
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
STARSHIP MAWSON (www.starshipmawson.com) is a South Australian Star
Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart
Blair. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)
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 )
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 Queensland State Library,
Rm 2D, 2nd Floor. Brisbane. $10 joining fee, and $4 per meeting.
(reported by Nigel Stone)
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
http://www.infinitas.com.au/WritersGroup.php for meeting dates.
(Reported by Tim Martin via Ted Scribner).
Sci-Fi Monthly is a relaxed, casual SF book discussion group that
meet at 2pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Café Gallery, Eastgate
shopping centre, Bondi Junction, Sydney. See www.sci-fimonthly.com
for more details.
SYDNEY FANS IN THE PUB meet from 6.30pm on the second Tuesday of the
month at the Civic Hotel, Crn Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney.
SYDNEY FUTURIANS Check http://users.secsme.org.au/~futurians, or e-
mail John.Fox@uts.edu.au for meeting details.
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 non-members.
TAG, TERRA AUSTRALIS GARRISON - a Starwars stormtrooper appreciation
society. Details can be found at www.501tag.com (reported on Sci fi
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION (fsf) meet at Bankstown Sports Club, 8
Greenfield Pde, Bankstown (a short walk from Bankstown railways
station.) on the 2nd Sunday of each month.Check fsf.net.au for more
NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social
functions. Full details available at www.nssa.com.au/nsfs. (Reported
by Jack Dwyer.)
SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW,
VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL (www.swf.org.au) will be held over the week
May 28- 3 June at various venues around Sydney. Kate Forsyth is
listed as one of their guest speakers.
ADELAIDE POP CULTURE FESTIVAL will be held 18th - 26 August at the
South Australian Museum. Adelaide. (Reported on Sci-fi reporter)
The COSTUMERS GUILD of SA will be holding their annual ball at the
Burnside Ballroom on 25th August. (Reported on Sci-fi reporter.)
CONCATENATION is celebrating its 20th anniversary by one of its
members, Tony Bailey, endeavouring to swim the English Channel (20
miles) in July to raise money for several charities. Sponsors
welcome! See www.concatenation.org/news4~07.html#channel-swim.
Concatenation has also recently uploaded heaps of information on
films, publishing news, book reviews, and trivia. See
IAN MCKELLEN (Magneto from X-men, and Gandalf from the Lord of the
Rings movies, among many other screen credits) along with the Royal
Shakespeare Company will be performing King Lear & Chekov in the Arts
Centre, State Theatre , Melbourne from 28th July to 5th August. For
bookings phone 1300 136 166, see Ticketmaster, or the Arts Centre
booking office. (reported by Ian Triffitt on the Eidolist.)
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
The DR WHO Club of Australia is having a MARTHA JONES day on Sunday
3rd June at the Drummoyne RSL Club, 162 Victoria Rd, Drummoyne,
Sydney. (Catch the 500 series buses from the city, or bus route 520
from Parramatta station which also stops at Rydelmere and West Ryde
Stations. The 492 bus from Rockdale Station which also stops at
Kingsgrove, Campsie and Burwood Stations also goes to Drummoyne.)
CONSPIRACY II, NZ Natcon. 1-4th June, Mercure Hotel, Willis St,
Wellington, NZ. See http://conspiracy2.sf.org.nz GoH's: Eric Flint,
Marianne de Pierres, Isobelle Carmody. Dylan Horrocks. Fan GoH:
Barbara Clendon. NZ $90 from 20th May until the door. Day rates also
CONVERGENCE 2. Australian Natcon, 2007. Rydges Hotel, Melbourne.
Queens Birthday weekend, 8-11 June, 07. Theme:YA genre fiction. GoHs
Australian fantasy author Isobelle Carmody & Anime GoH: Piro.
Membership: Attending, $260, concession $185, Day rates: (Saturday
also includes admission Friday night) $95 ($60 concession). Monday
$65 ($45 concession). See http://www.natcon.org.au/2007. (Reported
by Rose Mitchell.). Postal address GPO Box 1212 Melbourne, Vic 3001.
RC EVENTS present FARSCAPE 9-10 June. Bankstown Sports Club,
Greenfield Rd, Bankstown. GoH's Labu Tupu, Raelee Hill, Gigi Edgley
and others. General Membership $80, VIP $150. To book call 1300 553
237, or see www.rcevents.com.au (reported on Scinut)
SHOCK CULTURE: Astor Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne. 18th August. GoH:
Alan Ruok. Also in Sydney, Aug 25th (No venue announced) See:
http://cultureshockexpo.com/index.php (reported on Scinut)
TOLKIEN SEMINAR: 25th August, 2007. NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle,
Sydney. As the first Tolkien seminar to be held outside the UK, this
event is endorsed by the Tolkien Society. To get updates of this
function see http://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/index.php. The
Tolkien Society is also calling for papers on Middleearth to be
presented at this seminar. Speakers should be looking at having their
papers run for 20 or 46 minutes. (This allows time for questions and
discussions after the paper has been presented.) Send a title and
summary/abstract to email@example.com by 1st June 07.
(Reported by Ted Scribner.)
SCINUT Conventions Eastern Seaboard 4 City Tour: Canberra, Sat 25th
Aug.Diplomat Hotel. Brisbane, 2 Sept, Mercure Hotel. Celebrating 40
years of Star Trek in Oz. Guests Jack Donner, (Dragon Dronet Props),
Wanda Piety, Susan Schwartz. $60 adults, $30 concession. Bookings via
e-bay: http://stores.ebay.com.au/Sci-nut-Conventions, or see
www.scinut.com. (Reported on Scinut newsletter)
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
www.nippon2007.org .. You can also join
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nippon2007 Australian agent Craig
SHOCK CULTURE Sydney 15th September, Melbourne 16th September (no
venues announced as yet) Theme: Firefly/Serenity. GoHs Morena
Baccarin, Christina Hennricks . Membership $88 general, $300 VIP.
CONFLUX 4 will be held from Sept 28th to October 1, 2007.(October
long weekend in some states.) GoH's: Graham Joyce, Garth Nix, Simon
Brown, Karron Warren, Donna Maree Hanson and Sharyn November. Full
membership is $190 until 28th Sept then $220 at door. Student &
Concession $130 until 28 Sept. $155 at door. Supporting members $35.
See www.conflux.org.au for more details. (Reported by Nicole R.
SUPANOVA Sydney. 12-14 October. Exhibition Hall 2, Sydney Olympic
Park. See www.supanova.com.au for more details,
ARMAGEDDON/SHOCK CULTURE: Sydney. 13-14 October. Royal Hall of
Industries. Moore Park (Fox Studios) GoHs: Adam West (Batman from
1960s TV series), Julia Newmer (Catwoman from Batman 1960s TV
series), Ray Park, Matt Wood, Jane Badler and Pro-wrestlers.
Admission $15. See www.pulpexpo.com
ARMAGEDDON , NZ. 20-22 October. Aotea Centre, Auckland. NZ. GoHs:
Adam West (Batman from 1960s TV series), Julia Newmer (Catwoman from
Batman 1960s TV series), Ray Park, Matt Wood, Jane Badler and Pro-
wrestlers. Tickets on sale from 1st September via Ticketek. (Reported
CRUISE TREK DOWNUNDER: Sets sail from Sydney 4th November, calls in
on Melbourne, Tasmania & NZ, with some Lord of the Rings shore trips
planned for New Zealand. Star Trek GoHs rumoured to be attending.
Variety of on-bard accommodation available. See www.cruisetrek.com
for more details (but prices are in $US!)(Thanks to Clare McDonald
for the additional information.)
SWANCON 2008. Perth. Natcon 2008. More details to follow.
CONRUNNER 2008, 28-29 June 08, Britannia Hotel, Wolverhampton, UK. A
convention about running conventions. Membership 25 pounds.
DENVENTION: The Worldcon in 2008 will be held in Denver, 6-10 August
08. See http://www.denver2008.com.
Australia 2010 Worldcon bid. Let's do it again in 2010! The Aussie
Worldcon bid seems to be getting good support from overseas. Pre-
supporting m/ships $20. Firend m/ships $100. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for information about paypal and credit card
payments. See http://www.australia2010.org/ or e-mail
email@example.com. Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212
Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US AGENT: David Evans, UK Agents Eve &
John Harvey, European Agent: Vince Docherty.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at
The Inkspillers web site, http://www.inkspillers.com. is a great
source of market information for SF writers that is always being
updated by Tony Plank. (Tony Plank and Inkspillers for a Ditmar!)
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tipper's
homepage: http://www.collecting books andmagazines.com
Sci-fi REPORTER is a SF news service covering cons, fan clubs and
media, edited by Stuart Blair. To subscribe to this list send an e-
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your
news e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Visit Celestial Cobbler for silk and ceramic craft with a SF &
Fantasy bent see. http://members.optushome.com.au/Cobbler42.
This issue sent a day early partly due to ConVergence Ditmar & accom
deadlines, partly because I'll be preoccupied with an IR case
tomorrow. Ted and I are both going to Convergence 2. Say G'day if you
bump into us! Edwina.
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid