The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 72 – March 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 72
March, 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


NOVEL: Dark Space by Marianne de Pierres, Orbit; Extras by Scott 
Westerfield, Simon & Schuster, The Darkness Within, by Jason Nahrung, 
Hachette Livre, The Company of the Dead by David Kowalksi, Pan 
MacMillan, Saturn Returns by Sean Williams, Orbit. 

NOVELLA or NOVELETTE: Where is Brisbane and How Many Times Do I Get 
There? by Paul Haines Published in Fantastical Journeys to Brisbane, 
The Bluebell Vengence by Tansy Rayner Roberts, ASIM 28; A Lady of 
Adestan by Cat Sparks, Orb #7; Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon 
by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Fantastic Wonder Stories; Cenotaxis by 
Sean Williams, MonkeyBrain Books; Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go To 
War Again by Garth Nix. Jim Baen's Universe

SHORT STORY: The Sun People by Sue Isle, Shiny #1, His Lipstick Minx 
by Kaaron Warren, The Workers Paradise; A Scar for Leida by Deborah 
Biancotti, Fantastic Wonder Stories; Domine by Rjurik Davidson, 
Aurealis 37; The Dark and What It Said by Rick Kennett, ASIM 28, Bad 
Luck, Trouble, Death and Vampire Sex by Garth Nix, Eclipse One

COLLECTED WORK: New Ceres 2 edited by Alisa Krasnostein, Twelfth 
Planet Press; The New Space Opera edited by Jonathan Strahan and 
Gardner Dozois, HarperCollins, Aust; The Workers' Paradise edited by 
Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans, Ticonderoga Publications; Orb #7 
edited by Sarag Endacott, Orb Publications; Fantastic Wonder Stories 
edited by Russell B. Farr, Ticonderoga Publications.

BEST ARTWORK: Cover art: The Worker's Paradise by Amanda Rainey, 
Ticonderoga Publications; Internal art: ASIM #31 by Eleanor Clark ; 
Cover art: ASIM #28 by Daryl Lindquist, Cover art: Rynemonn by Nick 
Stathopoulos, Coeur de lion; Internal art: ASIM #30 by Eleanor Clark, 
Cover art: Daikaiju! 3: Giant Monsters vs the World by Nick 
Stathopoulos, Agog! Press; 

FAN WRITER : Rob Hood for film reviews on his website; Grant Watson 
for the 'angriest' Livejournal; Alexandra Pierce for Last Short Story 
on Earth and for ASiF! Reviews;. Shane Jiraiya Cummings for 

FAN ARTIST - Exterminate! Dalek Postcards - Kathryn Linge; Nights 
Edge Convention Poster Art - John Parker.

FAN PRODUCTION - 2007 Snapshot Project - Interviews with influential 
members of the Australian speculative fiction scene by Alisa 
Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, 
Kathryn Linge, Kaaron Warren and Rosie Clarke; The Liminal feature 
film Claire McKenna (director), Inkspillers website, Tony Plank; 
Daikaiju! Limerick Competition Robert Hood; Talking Squid Website, 
Chris Lawson,

FANZINE - Steam Engine Time, edited by Bruce Gillespie and Jan 
Stinson; The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, edited by Edwina 
Harvey and Ted Scribner (Thank you!); Not If You Were the Last Short 
Story on Earth edited by Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra 
Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts, HorrorScope edited by Shane Jiraiya 

THE WILLIAM ATHELING JR. AWARD - For the writing or editing of 
criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, 
fantasy and horror. Tansy Rayner Roberts and Alexandra Pierce for 
Review of Elizabeth Bear's "New Amsterdam", Podcast 2, ASiF!; Grant 
Watson for "Bad Film Diaries: You're So Vain: Battlefield Earth and 
the Vanity Project", Borderlands 9; Jonathan Strahan and Gardner 
Dozois for Editorial for "The New Space Opera"; Ian Nichols for 
Seriatem, Seriatum, omnia Seriatem in ASIM 30; Ben Peek for Aurealis 
Awards Shortlist Feature Article, ASiF!; Ian Nichols for "The Shadow 
Thief", the West Australian Weekend magazine 22/9/07; Shane Jiraiya 
Cummings for Review of David Conyers' "The Spiraling Worm" in 

BEST NEW TALENT - Jason Nahrung, Nathan Burrage, Angela Slatter, 
Tehani Wessely, David Conyers

Deborah Biancotti and Trevor Stafford For compiling and promoting the 
new Australian Fantasy and SF catalogue in the United States to 
increase awareness and appreciation of forthcoming Australian SF and 
to expand creative and professional opportunities for writers; 
Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-Operative Ltd for five issues in 
2007, as well as three electronic Best Of anthologies; Gary Kemble 
for his continued coverage of speculative fiction on Articulate and 
ABC news online; Russell B. Farr For Ticonderoga Publications; in 
2007, Russell produced an issue of Ticonderoga Online, The Workers' 
Paradise and Fantastic Wonders Stories, which produced five Aurealis 
Award nominees; Jonathan Strahan for a prolific body of work editing 
The Jack Vance Treasury, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the 
year, Best Short Novels of 2007, The New Space Opera, Ascendancies: 
The Best of Bruce Sterling and Eclipse One: New Science Fiction and 

BEST FAN ACHIEVEMENT : Sarah Xu for the CyPEC Cyber-feminist 
Conference held as part of Night's Edge convention; Marty Young for 
his work as President of the Australian Horror Writers Association; 
Alisa Krasnostein for ASiF! Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus; 
John Parker, Sarah Parker and Sarah Xu for the Night's Edge Convention.

NB: You have to be an attending or supporting member of Swancon 
(Perth,. Easter. q.v. conventions) to vote for the Ditmars (Edwina)

DITMAR DISCUSSION LIST: following recent discussions that people 
think that there are many problems with the current Ditmar 
guidelines, Russell B. Farr has created a Ditmar Discussion e-mail 
list to promote discussion and debate about the topic You can join 
the group via:
hl=en (Reported by Russell B Farr)

NAFF WINNER: Voting closed on 24th February. And the winner is.....? 

who will be attending Swancon 2008, the 47th Australian National
Convention and the 33rd annual West Australian Science Fiction
Convention as DUFF delegates this year. (Reported by Jean Weber.)

KEN MACLEOD, best-selling Scottish SF author, will be appearing at 
Dymocks Southland (VIC) on Wednesday 26th March from 11am-1pm to 
sign copies of his new book, The Execution Channel. Copies of Ken's 
back-catalogue will also be available for purchase on the day. For 
further queries, please contact Chuck McKenzie on (03) 9584-1245.

KEN MACLEOD will also be doing a booksigning at INFINITAS bookshop, 
Parramatta (NSW) in late March. Phone the bookshop (02) 9633 5682, 
or e- mail or see their 
website/ for full details.

TASMANIAN ANIME. AI-CON March 8-9 , University of Hobart. Run by 
Anime Island. See for full details. 

STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH! Supanova Brisbane and Melbourne (q.v.) 
will have exclusive screenings of this DVD. Additionally, Sonny 
Whitelaw, author of five Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis novels, and 
Jennifer Fallon, co-author of Stargate SG-1: Roswell, will be jointly 
running intensive World Building Masterclass writers and game 
designers' workshops at Supanova 4-8pm March 30 (Melbourne) and 4-8pm 
April 6 (Brisbane).

BULLSHEET EDITOR GETS ROOTED! (The title's better than the story.) 
Edwina Harvey has had an article on donkeys published in the current 
issue of Grass Roots magazine. (Issue 185, Feb/Mar 08.)

(SLF) is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for this 
Grant. The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative 
literature of 50 years or older at the time of application just 
beginning to work professionally in the field. There are no 
restrictions on the use of the grant money. The grant will be awarded...
on the basis of interest and merit. Applicants are asked to submit a 
brief autobiographical statement, writing sample, and a bibliography. 
For full details on how to apply for the grant, please see the SLF 
web site:, or 
email Applications must be received by 
March 31st 2008. The successful applicant will be announced on June 
1st 2008. (NB This organisation is based in the USA, but there is 
nothing about applicants having to be USA citizens etc to apply for 
this grant. Edwina.)

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

MAGIC DIRT, is a new anthology of SEAN WILLIAMS' work, covering every 
short story of note from Sean from "Ghosts of the Fall" which won 
the 1992 Writers of the Future Award to "The Seventh Letter" 
published in 2007. It covers Sean's science fiction, space opera, 
fantasy, horror, and mainstream, and includes story notes and an 
introduction. This anthology will be published in March by 
Ticonderoga publications. See for full details.

MARIANNE de PIERRES has had a story published in the new anthology, 
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (Paperback). It can be purchased 
through Amazon com

THORN CASTLE and GIANT's LAIR, the first two volumes of The 
Sorcerer's Tower quartet of children's books from IAN IRVINE were 
recently published by Scholastic Australia. The Sorcerer's Tower is 
action-packed fantasy adventure for primary school readers, with b&w 
illustratioins by DM Cornish. (reported in PIO 181.)

NEIL GAIMAN and AL SARRANTONIO have released a new book called, 
STORIES, a collection that avoids genre boundaries, concentrating 
more on telling a good story. Released in February by Hatchette 
Livre. $60. ISBN 9780755336609

CENTURION by SIMON SCARROW is the latest release in an ongoing series 
about the careers of 2 Roman centurions in the first century. $32.95. 
ISBN 9780755334100 

New SF website SFFMedia  endeavours to present 
original perspectives on science fiction and fantasy genre movies, 
novels, and TV. Content on this site is provided by regular (in-
house) and guest writers. SFFMedia is happy to review material on 
request. (Reported by Katharine Shade.)

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 been 
cancelled due to lack of high quality submissions. The editors have 
instead given monetary prizes to what they considered the best three 
submissions: First prize of $250 to Rowena Lindquist (Cory Daniels) 
for her vampire love triangle story. Second prize of $150 to Jane 
Domagala for her story of falling in love with an alien enemy and 
sacrificing the person's humanity. Third prize of $75 to Deborah 
Brown for her story about a fairy who grants a death wish to the man 
she falls in love with. (Reported by Donna Hanson and Nicole R. 

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

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 117, celebrates *10 years* of ANTISF publication 
and features short, short fiction of 500 words or less) from Simon 
Petrie, Paul Minty, Chris Pavey, Bren MacDibble, Shaun A. Saunders, 
David Conyers, Jaimie Ringering, Natalie JE Potts, Brendan D Carson, 
Paul Ryan, Greg Wickenhofer, Peter M. Ball, Ashley Callender, 
Matthew Nicholls, Jenny Mounfield, Stuart Gibbon, David McVeigh, 
Brenton Tomlinson, David Siegel Bernstein & Charles Richard Laing. 
These stories can be seen at 

INKSPILLERS (a great website with writing markets, competitions etc) 
has gone *Wireless Broadband,* to reach a larger audience. Check it 
out at Tony Plank, manager of the Inkspillers 
sight has also changed his e-mail address.

THE SPECUSPHERE's latest version will be ready for your reading 
pleasure from March 1st - featuring many reviews, previews, 
interviews and articles, plus a new "promotions" page ... with prizes 
and other neat stuff. See 
(reported by Gillian Cooper.)

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.). 


LEANNE FRAHM still reported to be safe & dry despite the recent 
floods in Mackay, QLD. (reported by Jean Weber). 


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 Mar 14th meeting 
Guest speaker Jack Dann possibly providing a sneak peek at his 
forthcoming anthology Dreaming Again (co-edited with Janeen Webb). 
(Reported by Thomas Bull.) For further details including meeting 
details check the MSFC website at au/~msfc.

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 Trekkers Fan Club usually meet at the PCYC, 
Fortitude Valley on the second Sunday of the month (though this 
occasionally changes) . Contact Mary Kemp either by phone: 07 
32904243 or by e-mail: The club's snail mail 
address is still PO BOX 2084, Brisbane, QLD. 4001. Quest's new 
website will be up and running in the near future. (Reported by Mary 

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). 

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: Mar. 14th., April 18th, May 16th, June 
20th, July 18th, Aug 15th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 12th.

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.

NICKI GREENBERG will be discussing her adaptation of The Great Gatsby 
at The Pines Library, East Doncaster, Melbourne Vic on 20 March, 
6:30-7:00pm Bookings: 98410555 or any branch of the Whitehorse 
Manningham Regional Library. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

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. Membership $135 until 17 March. Full details at 
www.swancon. com 

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, 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 
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.)

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 

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mail to scifireporter@

SMW Editing & Proofreading services for academic (including theses), 
fiction & non-fiction. For more details or arrange a quote, e-mail 
s.murraywhite@ au 

The Bullsheet is available as a FREE monthly e-mail through the 
AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-
subscribe@yahoogrou The latest version is also on the 
Bullsheet web page http://members. optusnet. /, bullsheetThe Bullsheet is also 
available as a snail-mail subscription for 24x50 cent stamps (or $12) 
sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your 
news e-mail to edwinafan@yahoo. com, 

Visit Celestial Cobbler for silk and ceramic craft with a SF & 
Fantasy bent see. http://members. optushome. /

Happy Easter! Happy Autumn Equinox! 

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