The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 72 – March 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 72
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,
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
BEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jonathan Strahan, Garth Nix,
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: http://groups.google.com/group/ditmar-amendments2008?
hl=en (Reported by Russell B Farr)
NAFF WINNER: Voting closed on 24th February. And the winner is.....?
DUFF (DOWN UNDER FAN FUND) Congratulations to STEVE and SUE FRANCIS
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 :firstname.lastname@example.org or see their
website/www.infinitas.com.au for full details.
TASMANIAN ANIME. AI-CON March 8-9 , University of Hobart. Run by
Anime Island. See www.aicon.org.au 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.)
SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES OLDER WRITERS GRANT
(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
email email@example.com. 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.)
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"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
http://ticonderogapublications.com/catalog/ 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.
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 http://www.catsparks.net/agogpress/Canterbury2100.htm 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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 www.swancon.com
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 www.antisf.com
INKSPILLERS (a great website with writing markets, competitions etc)
has gone *Wireless Broadband,* to reach a larger audience. Check it
out at www.inkspillers.com. 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 http://www.specusphere.com/joomla/
(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.).
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH:
HIGH & DRY:
LEANNE FRAHM still reported to be safe & dry despite the recent
floods in Mackay, QLD. (reported by Jean Weber).
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 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 www.vicnet.net. 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
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. net.au/~dwcv.
GEELONG SCIENCE FICTION CLUB: Join the on-line group at
http://au.groups. yahoo.com/ 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@ hotmail.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 -
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: email@example.com. 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. yahoo.com/ 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
s.com.au/ 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 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,
Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc .unsw.edu. au
VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
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.)
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION SOC ALL-CLUB Mini-Con, Saturday 17 May
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
http://www.supanova.com.au 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
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
www.conjunction.sf.org.nz, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
www.thehubproductions.com/apr08 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 http://pulpexpo.com for more info (reported on Scinut.)
ARMAGEDDON (SYDNEY) 3-4 May. The Big Top, Luna Park.. See
www.armageddonexpo.com for details.
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION SOC ALL-CLUB Mini-Con, Saturday 17 May
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 : http://cultureshockexpo.com 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 : http://cultureshockexpo.com 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 www.GenConoz.com
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 08.com.
Nullus Anxietas (Melbourne) (Discworld convention.) October 2008.
See Website: http://ausdwcon.org/ (reported on scinut.)
ARMAGEDDON (MELBOURNE) 1-2 November, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. See
www.armageddonexpo.com 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.
org.au for information about paypal and credit card payments. See
http://www.australi a2010.org/ or e-mail email@example.com. au. Postal
address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 Melbourne, Australia. 3001.
US AGENT: David Evans, UK Agents Eve & John Harvey, European Agent:
The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
The Inkspillers web site, http://www.inkspill ers.com. 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
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 scifireporter@ yahoo.com
SMW Editing & Proofreading services for academic (including theses),
fiction & non-fiction. For more details or arrange a quote, e-mail
s.murraywhite@ veritel.com. au
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Happy Easter! Happy Autumn Equinox!
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid