The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 63 – June 2007

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 63
June 2007 
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, and 
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 

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 (Reported by Kim Wilkins on the 
Visions List)

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) 

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 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 ( 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:

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 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 (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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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 
Spaceways table.)


"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
isbn=1906050090. For more information contact 
(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 
world apart. 

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, In 
Australia you can buy directly from publisher, Jean Weber by e-
mailing, you can also buy direct from the author 
in New Zealand through by 
cheque, credit card or paypal. (Reported by Jean Weber) 

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:

DAIKAIJU 2 will be launchef at Convergence 2, and will soon be 
available for sale on (Reported by Cat Sparks on the 
Visions List). 

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 ( 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.)

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, 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

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 (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 (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 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 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. 


Australian writer, SEAN WILLIAMS recently married AMANDA NETTLEBECK 
in Adelaide. 

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 (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 
for cancer.

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) 


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 for more details. (Reported by 
Clare McDonald.) 

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 (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

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

STARSHIP MAWSON ( 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 (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 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 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 
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. 

mail for meeting 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 non-members.

TAG, TERRA AUSTRALIS GARRISON - a Starwars stormtrooper appreciation 
society. Details can be found at (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 for more 

NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social 
functions. Full details available at (Reported 
by Jack Dwyer.) 

SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW, 
Kensington, Sydney.


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

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL ( 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 
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 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 (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 (reported on Scinut)

SHOCK CULTURE: Astor Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne. 18th August. GoH: 
Alan Ruok. Also in Sydney, Aug 25th (No venue announced) See: (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 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 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:, or see (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 .. You can also join 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 for more details. (Reported by Nicole R. 

SUPANOVA Sydney. 12-14 October. Exhibition Hall 2, Sydney Olympic 
Park. See 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 

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 
on Scinut.) 

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 
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

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 for information about paypal and credit card 
payments. See or e-mail Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 
Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US AGENT: David Evans, UK Agents Eve & 
John Harvey, European Agent: Vince Docherty.


Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at 

The Inkspillers web site, 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

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Visit Celestial Cobbler for silk and ceramic craft with a SF & 
Fantasy bent see.

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