The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 71 – February 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 71
February, 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


SHAUN TAN has won Album of the Year at Angouleme, one of the world's 
biggest comic book festivals 

SEAN WILLIAMS has been short listed for a Philip K. Dick AWARD for 
his novel, Saturn Returns. (Reported by Jason Nahrung on the Visions 

ADRIAN BEDFORD (writing as K.A. Bedford) will be Guest of Honour at 
Canadian sf convention, ConVersion 24, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 
later this year. He will also be appearing at Denvention 3 to launch 
his new book. 

Best science fiction novel: David Kowalski, The Company of the Dead, 
Pan Macmillan
Best science fiction short story: Cat Sparks, `Hollywood Roadkill', 
On Spec, #69
Best fantasy novel: Lian Hearn, Heaven's Net is Wide, Tales of the 
Otori The First Book, Hachette Livre
Best fantasy short story: Garth Nix, 'Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz go 
to War Again', Jim Baen's Universe, April 2007
Best horror novel: Susan Parisi, Blood of Dreams, Penguin Group 
Best horror short story: Anna Tambour, 'The Jeweller of Second-Hand 
Roe', Subterranean, #7
Best young adult novel: Anthony Eaton, Skyfall, UQP
Best young adult short story: Deborah Biancotti, `A Scar for Leida', 
Fantastic Wonder Stories, Ticonderoga Publications
Best children's (8-12 years) long fiction:
Kate Forsyth, The Silver Horse, The Chain of Charms 2, Pan Macmillan
Kate Forsyth, The Herb of Grace, The Chain of Charms 3, Pan Macmillan
Kate Forsyth, The Cat's Eye Shell, The Chain of Charms 4, Pan Macmillan
Kate Forsyth, The Lightning Bolt, The Chain of Charms 5, Pan Macmillan
Kate Forsyth, The Butterfly in Amber, The Chain of Charms 6, Pan Macmillan
Best children's (8-12 years) short fiction (tied) Marc McBride, World 
of Monsters, Scholastic Australia and Briony Stewart, Kumiko and the 
Dragon, UQP
Peter McNamara Convenors' Award for Excellence: Terry Dowling, 
Rynemonn, Coeur de Lion Publications. Terry Dowling has long been a 
respected writer of science fiction and supporter of the speculative 
fiction community. Rynemonn is the culmination of the exceptional Tom 
Rynosseros stories that Dowling has published over more than a 
decade. (Reported on Congratulations to all 
the winners! EH)

SWANCON 08 (q.v. conventions) recently announced that that ROB 
SHEARMAN, writer of the Hugo-nominated Doctor Who episode "Dalek", 
will be one of their International Guests of Honour (replacing Paul 
Cornell, who had to withdraw due to work commitments) Shearman
has also written seven original audio dramas based on the series 
including "Jubilee". Rob has also had a play produced by Francis 
Ford Coppola and has received several international awards for his 
work in theatre. His short story collection Tiny Deaths was published 
by Comma Press in December 2007.

DITMAR AWARDS 2008: nominations now open. Anyone in the SF community 
can send in nominations, however to vote for the Ditmars you have to 
be an attending or supporting member of the National SF Convention 
(Swancon 33 Perth, Easter 08. q.v. conventions.) The Ditmars will be 
presented at Swancon 
Eligibility & Nominations: Works of science fiction, fantasy and 
horror (SF/F/H) are only eligible for nomination if: they were first 
published or released anywhere in the world in 2007; and the nominee 
was an Australian citizen or permanent resident in 2007.
Nominations will be accepted only from natural persons active in 
fandom, or from full or supporting members of the national convention 
of the year of the award. Where a nominator may not be known to the 
Ditmar Awards Administrator, the nominator should provide the name of 
someone known to the Administrator (a referee) who can vouch for the 
Nominators may nominate any number of works in any category. However, 
the nominator may nominate any given work only once in a category. 
All nominations must include the name of the nominator. Where a 
nominated work does not meet the criteria for its nominated category, 
the committee may move the nomination to the appropriate category; or 
where a work does not meet any criteria, refuse the nomination.
Nomination Deadline: Nominations must reach the Ditmar Awards 
Administrator by close of business on Friday, *** 8th February 2008 ***. 
Completed forms may be: Mailed to Ditmar Awards, 2 Aldinga St, 
Kenwick WA 6107; or Emailed to Nominations 
will be counted as valid as long as they are postmarked on or before 
8th February 2008 or time stamped by 5pm Australian Western Summer 
Time 8th February 2008. Any queries or suggestions please email (reported by Ju Landeesse, Ditmars 
Administrator 2008, 

TIN DUCKS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN: These Western Australian Science 
Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Achievement Awards for WA writers and 
artists are offered annually and will be presented at Swancon 33. 
Perth, March 20-24th. Eligible works must have been "published" (be 
it written work, art or any form of performing art or convention 
running) in the 2007 calendar year, and must not have been voted upon 
in any previous Tin Duck Award. Works will be validated by the Tin 
Duck Awards Committee, and may be moved to a different category than 
nominated for if deemed necessary. Any works nominated without a 
category may be deemed invalid by the Awards Committee. Multiple 
nominations may be submitted for any category. Nomination forms can 
be found at Nominations close on ***27th 
February 2008,*** and can be submitted by emailing or snail mailed to: Tin Ducks Awards Committee, 
PO Box 555 Inglewood WA 6932. (reported on the Eidolist.)

SWANCON SHORT STORY COMPETITION: State of the Art: Swancon 2008 has 
announced they're running an amateur short story competition, 
sponsored by Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. The competition 
theme is "State of the Art". Two categories: Open, and Under 18s 
(entry restricted to entrants 17 years or under). Prizes offered: 
1st Prize Open Category: $130 cash, plus a $27 Andromeda Spaceways 
gift voucher, cooler, key ring and direct access to ASIM's editorial 
slushpile for potential publication in a future issue, 2nd Prize 
Open Category: $60 cash, plus a free copy of Andromeda Spaceways and 
a cooler. 1st Prize Under 18s: $60 cash, plus a free copy of 
Andromeda Spaceways and a key ring! Entries should be e-mailed to, with the story attached as a standard MS 
Word document. Include your name and contact details on a cover page, 
and do not include your name in the header or footer of the short 
story pages. CLOSING DATE: Friday 7 March 2008. Winners will be 
announced at the Ditmar Awards ceremony during the convention. For 
full details see

HORRORSCOPE ( ) This news and review 
zine, official news service for the Australian Horror Writers 
Association, is looking for new members to join its reviewing team 
which currently has a stockpile of books, magazines, and DVDs to be 
reviewed ASAP. If you would like to join a respected review team as 
an Associate Editor*, please send a brief bio (covering your interest 
or involvement in horror/speculative fiction) and a short review (up 
to 300 words) you have recently written to Shane Jiraiya Cummings, 
HorrorScope Managing Editor, E: 

CHUCK MCKENZIE has a new fictional 'Zomblog' , essentially a novel 
under construction, detailing the daily life of a lone survivor of 
the Zombie Apocalypse called: One Day at a Time: Life, the Zombie 
Apocalypse, and All That, It can be viewed at, and the site is updated almost 
every day. You can also visit the site via Horrorfind, at, where you can award 
it a rating.

T-Visionarium: (Thumbnail review.) This was held as part of Sydney 
Festival at UNSW campus in January. I went, I saw. I was suitably 
impressed as film clips appeared to fly through space surrounding me 
and other attendees, then sort themselves according to colour, 
emotion, similarities & opposites, (commands sent via a remote 
control) Unfortunately, there was only one remote control , and 
manipulating the images was confined to a lucky few in a large group 
due to time restrictions, but I could see the potential for using it 
as entertainment, or to create art. EH . 

experienced TVisionarium, a work colleague showed me something 
roughly along the same lines that uses the Wii remote for head-
tracking to create a virtual reality display. Check, for a better explanation 
than I can give, or go direct to the source at (Thanks to Beau McFadden for sharing this.) 

DONKEY LIBRARY: As reported last month, the quest to get friends, 
work colleagues, acquaintances and total strangers to help contribute 
to the purchase of an Oxfam donkey library was a run away success, (I 
never thought we'd raise enough money for 1 donkey library, instead 
we almost raised enough for two!). Here's the list of what was 
purchased through Oxfam with all the money:. 1x mobile donkey 
library $2631 (woo hoo!), 2x vet training courses $340, 2x 
gardener's packs $74 , 9x stay in school $234, 8x literacy classes 
for adults $320, 30x eye health $390, 18x clean water kits $252, 
2x shoes for a carer $58, 1x sewing training $ 63, 2x soccer balls $ 
24 (also used in teaching about HIV and AIDS) miscellaneous $2.10 
(money left over) Total cost: $ 4388.10
Once again, my thanks goes to Michelle McConachie for taking the 
initiative to set up the account, and my deepest thanks to everyone 
who contributed. Edwina.

AUSTRALIA's MASTER GARDENER book found, but more needed. Thanks to 
CHRISTINE STEVENSON from Weller Cottage Books 
( who supplied a copy of the Richard Ratcliffe 
book, Australia's Master Gardener (Kangaroo Press, 1990) as sought 
for Ted Scribner in last month's Bullsheet , but the quest led to us 
being contacted by the author's son also in search of a copy, so 
we're still on the lookout. And also hoping the imprint's owners, 
Simon & Schuster books will consider reprinting the title as it seems 
to be keenly sought as well as on a popular subject at present. 

BOUNCING BULLSHEETERS: If you are, or know of , the following 
Bullsheet readers: Darren Nash, Grey M0user, jkfroste, Ruth Davies, 
Richard Madden, Christine (Spookywanluke) & Soren Staugaard Neils, 
your Bullsheet subscriptions have been bouncing for a while and 
you're about to be removed from our subscriber list (possibly 
fulfilling your wildest dreams? EH) unless we hear from you soon.

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

JOHN BIRMINGHAM is offering fans a sneak preview of his next novel on 
his blog at:
cmd=displaycomments&dcid=916&entryid=916 (Reported in the Infinitas 
bookshop January newsletter.)

EDGE PUBLICATIONS, Canada, have two new SF/Fantasy books released in 
JEMMA7729 by Phoebe Wray, 256 pages. ISBN-10: 1-894063-40-6, $15.95 
US, and 
SWORD MASTERS by Selina Rosen, 354 pages. ISBN-10: 1-896944-65-5, 
$19.95 US
See for full details.

GEEKGIRLS ONLINE: ( is currently looking for 
gamer/geek/tech related articles (written by women only?) for Feb. 4 
release date. Current payment is a free year subscription to the 
site. (reported by Brock Ulfsen on the 
Visions list.)

AGOG CANTERBURY TALES 2100 ANTHOLOGY has extended its deadline and 
are "seeking short stories from a group of travellers on their way to 
Canterbury" in a future "where storytelling is once again a valued 
skill" This anthology will be inspired by the classic 14th century 
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, and will be edited by Dirk Flinthart. 
See for more 

KISS OF THE LILY a proposed romantic spec fic anthology has extended 
their submission period to the end of January. They are looking for 
romance (stories) with a speculative setting, not a spec fic story 
with a touch of romance. Boy meets girl, boy and girl come together, 
then who sacrifices what? Submission guidelines are at 
http://www.austspec ulativefiction. s02_article/ 
article_view. asp?id=159& nav_cat_id= 159&nav_top_ id=63&dsb= 17 

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 116, featuring short, short fiction of 500 words 
or less) from Simon Petrie, Glenn Davies, Michael Schaper, Ben 
Payne, Shaun A. Saunders, Peter MacGregor, David Such, Ashley Arnold, 
Derek Smith & Alan Dawson can be seen at 

features stories by Brian Dolton, Eugenie Edquist, D. Gullen & M. 
Owton, Damon Kaswell, Dave Luckett, Karen Maric, Eugene Myers, Ian 
Nichols, Kent Purvis and Susan Wardle, edited by Monissa Whiteley. 
ASIM 32 can be purchased on-line at, 
through specialist bookshops around Australia, and at Swancon. 
(Subscribers received a back-issue check list and aHal Spacejock 
bookmark with issue 32.) 

GRAHAM STONE' Australian Science Fiction Bibliography and Notes on 
Australian Science Fiction covering Aus SF commentary, reviews etc 
from 1848-1950s.( indispensable if you're researching the history of 
SF in Australia.). 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 
lvxnox@gmail. com. 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 $2. Thank you, Anne Devrell for commissioning a silk scarf as a 
Christmas present!) Books looking for new homes:A-Team colouring and 
activity books: Dragon on a Pedestal by Piers Anthony, Panglor by 
Jeffrey A.Carver, Hell on High(Disney World is nothing compared to 
this place: Extinct Species Petting Zoo, waterpark with real 
mermaids) by Ted Nolan. Wings in the Night, a vampire romance trilogy 
plus bonus short story by Maggie Shayne. Silhouette publication. Art 
cards autographed by Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton are also for 
sale. To buy items e-mail Edwina Harvey at edwinafan@yahoo. 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. (Donations 
of books always welcome.). 


SF fan MAREA OZANNE passed away on 13th January, 2008. 
Survived by husband, Ken, and son Alex. (Reported by Anne Devrell and 
Susan Batho)

Fans JEAN WEBER, ERIC LINDSAY & LEANNE FRAHM all reported to be safe 
& dry despite the recent floods up their way in Queensland. 


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 au/~msfc. Meeting Feb 8th Guest speaker Richard 
Overell, on the Monash University SF Collection. (Reported by Thomas 

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 
Clare McDonald.) 

DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA has been operating for over 25years. Their 
newsletter - Sonic Screwdriver - publishes news, reviews & gossip on 
Dr Who as well as publishing fanfic & pictures 6 times a year. If you 
join in December/Jan membership is $24 (or $35 for a family 
membership) which gets you 7 issues of the newsletter. Membership 
then reduces depending on which month you join, i.e. August/Sept is 
$10 ($15 family.) Members receive discounts on purchases at ABC shops 
and Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Family memberships also 
available. See http://www.vicnet.

GEELONG SCIENCE FICTION CLUB: Join the on-line group at 
http://au.groups. group/GeelongSFC lub. (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 canberrascifi@

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 -
corporate@doctorwho australia. 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 
Kevin Sheehan.)

The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at http://bb5ers. com (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. 
There website is http://visionwriter s,org. You can also join their 
virtual group (great for writing tips and general SF info) at 
http://groups. group/vision- writers. (Reported by Kris 

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.infinita 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- for more details.

SYDNEY FUTURIANS: No current web site. Contact address:P.O. Box 152 
Bexley North, NSW, 2207 Usually meet on the 3rd Friday of the month 
(except for March & December) in the foyer of UTS building, Broadway 
at 6.55pm. Meeting dates: Feb 15th, Mar. 14th., April 18th, May 16th, 
June 20th, July 18th, Aug 15th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 

STARWALKING (NSW) http://sydskyforce. starwalking. net holds meetings 
at 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 au/nsfs. (Reported 
by Jack Dwyer.) 

SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW, 
Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc au 


VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at 
www.vortexevents. com

FANZONE. Adelaide, SA Feb 10, 2008. South Australian Writers Centre, 
11am - 4pm, showcasing local SF & Fantasy fan clubs, open to the 
general public. Displays of gaming, costuming, dealers etc They have 
a promotional site at myspace to 
view the latest information on all the activities as well as club 
registration and dealer trading. Contact Event Co-ordinator on 

2008, St David's Uniting Church Hall, 74 Melville Rd, West 
Brunswick , 10:00am - 4:30pm. GoH: Shaun Tan. (Reported by Thomas 

SUPANOVA: Australia's largest Pop Culture Expo, (Comics, cosplay, 
games, toys, authors & more) offering activities for the whole family.
SUPANOVA MELBOURNE: March 28- 30, Exhibition Hall, Royal Showgrounds, 
SUPANOVA Brisbane, April 4-6, Exhibition Hall,RNA Showgrounds, (Sonny 
Whitelaw, Rowena Cory Daniells, Jennifer Fallon, Marianne De Pierres 
among the GoH's) 
SUPANOVA SYDNEY: June 20-22, The Dome, Olympic Park,Homebush. 
(Jennifer Fallon, Marianne De Pierres among the GoH's)
SUPANOVA PERTH: June 27-29. Claremont Showgrounds.
(Tickets can be booked through Ticketek. See for more details.)

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

SWANCON 2008: The State of the Art. 20-24 March, 2008. Perth, WA. 
Natcon 2008. GoH's : Rob Shearman, Ken Macleod, Glenda Larke. FGOH: 
Zara Baxter. Full details at www.swancon. com Membership $120 until 
the end of the year.

CONJUNCTION (NZ) March 21-24 (Easter) 2008. GoH's: Elizabeth Moon, 
Peter F. Hamilton, Kate Orman, Jon Blum, Philippa Ballantine. 
Copthorne Plimmer Towers Hotel, Wellington NZ. See, or email

SERENITY 1 day cons. Sat 5th April, 2008, Sydney, Sunday 6th April 
Melbourne, (venues to be announced) GoH's Ron Glass and Jason Palmer. 
Day memberships $100, or $450 VIP See for full details. (Reported by Thomas 

ARMAGEDDON (New Zealand) General Pop Culture.
19-20 April, Banks Arena, Wellington 
26-27 April, Christchurch Convention Centre.
GoHs: Zachary Quinto (Sylar: Heroes); Mathew John Armstrong 
(Radioactive man: Heroes; Teryl Rothery (Dr Fraser: SG1). Silver Pass 
$NZ 350, $NZ16 per day or $28 two day pass. Bookings: Gold pass & 
dinner tickets via online store, General admission at door or via 
Ticketek See for more info (reported on Scinut.)

ARMAGEDDON (SYDNEY) 3-4 May. The Big Top, Luna Park.. See for details.

2008, St David's Uniting Church Hall, 74 Melville Rd, West 
Brunswick , 10:00am - 4:30pm. GoH: Shaun Tan. (Reported by Thomas 

Culture Shock Melbourne, May, 2008, The Astor Theatre, Melbourne 
2001: A Space Odyssey 40th anniversary. GoHs: Keir Dullea & Gary 
Tickets: VIP $250, Movie & Q+A $26, Movie Q&A + autographed book $50
Book online at : or phone 1300 553 237 
(Reported on Scinut.)

Culture Shock Sydney, May, 2008, Hayden Theatre, Cremorne, 2001: A 
Space Odyssey 40th anniversary. GoHs: Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood. 
Tickets: VIP $250, Movie & Q+A $26, Movie Q&A + autographed book $50 
Book online at : or phone 1300 553 237 
(reported on Scinut)

GEN CON™ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, 3rd -
6th July, 2008, 4 day Anime, Board Games, Collectable Card and 
Miniatures Games, Computer and Console Games, CosPlay, Historical and 
Fantasy Wargames, along with Tabletop and Live Action Role Playing 
Games. For full information see

CONRUNNER 2008, 28-29 June 08, Britannia Hotel, Wolverhampton, UK. A 
convention about running conventions. Membership 25 pounds.

Vegas Trek 2008 Departs Australia on August 5 - 2008 Tours Los 
Angeles and Las Vegas including a five day pass to the Vegas Star 
Trek convention Organised by Vortex Events Tour information

DENVENTION: The Worldcon in 2008 will be held in Denver, 6-10 August 
08. See http://www.denver20

NULLUS ANXIETAS (Melbourne) (Discworld convention.) October 2008. 
See Website: (reported on scinut.)

ARMAGEDDON (MELBOURNE) 1-2 November, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. See for more details.

AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide. (Anybody got any more 
news about this con? Edwina.) 

ANTICIPATION, the 2009 Worldcon will be in California. See 
www.anticipationsf. ca for full details.

The World Fantasy Convention in 2009 will be held in San Jose, 

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

The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio. 


The Inkspillers web site, http://www.inkspill is a great 
source of market information for SF writers that is always being 
updated by Tony Plank. 

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

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sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your 
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For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The 
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid