The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 73 – April 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 73
April 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


Best Novel: Saturn Returns by Sean Williams (Orbit)
Best Novella/Novelette: "A Lady of Adestan" by Cat Sparks (Orb #7)
Best Short Story: "The Dark and What It Said" by Rick Kennett (ASIM #28)
Best Collected Work (tie) The New Space Opera, edited by Jonathan 
Strahan & Gardner Dozois (HarperCollins)
Fantastic Wonder Stories, edited by Russell B. Farr (Ticonderoga 
Best Art Work: Nick Stathopolous for the Rynemonn Cover (Coeur De Lion)

Best Fan Writer: Robert Hood
Best Fan Art:`Exterminate!' Dalek Postcards - Kathryn Linge
Best Fan Production: 2007 Snapshot Project, by Alisa Krasnostein, Ben 
Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Kathryn Linge, Kaaron 
Warren and Rosie Clarke.
Best Fanzine: Not If You Were the Last Short Story on Earth, edited 
by Alisa Krasnostein, Ben Payne, Alexandra Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts.

Best Professional Achievement: Andromeda Spaceways Publishing 
Co-Operative Ltd

Best Fan Achievement
Alisa Krasnostein for ASiF! (Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus!) 
Best New Talent: Tehani Wessely

William Atheling Jr Award: Grant Watson for "The Bad Film Diaries" 
(Borderlands #9.)

Best WA Professional Long Work: Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts, by 
Simon Haynes (Fremantle Press)
Best WA Professional Short Work "The Sun People," by Sue Isle 
(Shiny #2)
Best WA Professional Production: The New Space Opera, edited by 
Jonathan Strahan & Gardner Dozois (HarperCollins)
Best WA Fan Production ASiF!, edited by Alisa Krasnostein 
Best WA Fan Written Work (tie) Alisa Krasnostein, Not If You 
Were The Last Short Story On Earth, Sarah Parker, Blog Like It's The 
End Of The World

Best WA Professional Artwork: Sarah Xu
Best WA Fan Art (tie) John Parker, Sarah Xu 

SPECIAL AWARDS Peter MacNamara Achievement Award: Bruce Gillespie
Marg Hughes (Mumfan) Award: Alicia Smith and Rob Masters
Silver Swan Award: Danny Oz
(Awards details from HorrorScope website.)

Best Novel - Adult: Path of Revenge by Russell Kirkpatrick 
(Voyager, HarperCollins, NZ)
Best Novel - Young Adult: (Tied) : The Sea-wreck Stranger by Anna 
Mackenzie (Longacre Press, Dunedin, NZ)
Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier (Pan Macmillan Australia Ltd)
Best Short Story: (Tied) "Mist and Murder" by Lucy Sussex (Twelfth 
Planet Press, New Ceres, Issue 2) 
"Fendraaken" by Kevin G. Maclean (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight 
Magazine, Issue 30, July 2007)
Best Novella/Novelette: "Beat of Temptation" by Nalini Singh (The 
Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin; USA)
Best Anthology: Doorways for the Dispossessed by Paul Haines 
(Prime Books, USA)
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form: Black Sheep (Director : 
Jonathan King)
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form (Advertising): Buy Kiwi 
Made (Curious Films Ltd)
Best New Talent: Tracie McBride, active member of the Phoenix 
Writers Group in Wellington, New Zealand.
Fan Awards Section: Best Fan Writing: Ross Temple
Best Fan Production: Renaldo, First Sheep on the Moon? (Burning 
Chicken Films)
Best Fanzine: Phoenixine (Editors: John and Lynelle Howell)
Special Award Section: Services to Science Fiction: Andromeda 
Spaceways Inflight Magazine Publishing Co-operative Ltd,
For commitment to the Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction 
community by providing a market for new, and well known authors and 
Services to Fandom: Simon Litten, part of organized New Zealand 
Science Fiction fandom since May 1989
(SJV awards details from

NAFF WINNER's report. First of all thanks to everyone who voted for 
me in the NAFF race, and thanks to everyone who e-mailed me to 
congratulate me on winning. It was really nice to hear "Well done" 
instead of "You got this wrong in the latest Bullsheet" for a change! ; - )
I had a lovely time in Perth (managed to fit in some sight-seeing 
before and after the convention) and at Swancon where I had GoH Rob 
Shearman delivered *to my door* (Tehani Wessely had shanghaied him to 
push a trolley of ASIM boxes for her. The woman is *shameless*!) I 
got to meet & chat to Brendan Carson and his lovely wife Catherine 
after years of reading Brendan's posts on the Eidolist. I also met 
Satima Flaival Neist for the first time. I was constantly bumping 
into DUFF winners Sue and Steve Francis, and thinking if I'd had my 
wits about me earlier, I could have tried to arrange a bit of 
hospitality for them when they were in Sydney (I was still in Perth 
when they were in Sydney unfortunately) I saw an interesting 
presentation on how land sat details help SF writers develop their 
imaginary worlds by Rebecca, and got to talk to her later with her 
fiancé Mikey O'Rielly, bought NAFF and DUFF trip reports, tried to 
pull my weight for NAFF by selling raffle tickets for a chocolate 
Easter Hamper (big thanks to Tehani Wessely for selling off the last 
of the tickets, and organising the draw of the raffle for me. The 
first ticket out of the box was Lucy Zinkiewicz's, but she selflessly 
demanded a redraw, and the winning ticket had been bought by Blake 
Battersby. I also donated a book to NAFF that was sold in the 
auction. The book and raffle raised $60 for NAFF I had the chance to 
meet Ju Landessee, catch up with Clare McKenna and Emma Hawkes, whom 
I remember chatting to when she was NAFF delegate at Convergence 1 in 
2002. Emma was doing a sterling job of running the Swancon artshow.I 
played Quidditch and saw a bit of Jedi Boot camp. During an 
emotionally charged presentation, Danny Oz was awarded a Silver Swan 
(it was only the third time the award had been made in over 30 years 
of Swancons.) I got the chance to meet up with my ASIM buddies and 
spruik, and I met little Jack Raven Parker (q.v. births) who seemed 
to be enjoying his first Swancon. I'd urge all fans to attend at 
least *one* Swancon in their lives. Perth fans just seem to have this 
amazing energy that they channel into art, craft, costuming and 
running very friendly, engaging and stimulating conventions. Special 
thanks to Sally Beasley, Evan and Dave Luckett for inviting me into 
their home for a sumptuous farewell dinner. Sally kindly drove me to 
the airport for my flight home as well. I'll be giving a fuller 
commentary of my trip to Perth at livejournal. I really enjoyed being 
the NAFF delegate and wonder how you wrangle getting to be Fan Guest 
of Honour for a convention? I'll be posting more details of my trip 
at when I've got a bit more time! 

THE TERRY TIN was something else I saw (and contributed to) at 
Swancon. TERRY PRATCHETT was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers 
disease late last year. He has contributed $1million towards research 
into this condition. Pratchett fans around the world are endeavouring 
to match this donation, anda money collected through the terry Tin at 
Swancon will be contributed to this very worthy cause.

AUREALIS AWARDS JUDGES: The AA's are calling for people available to 
read eligible works between April & November, 2008. they must be able 
to work collaboratively with fellow judges to determine the best of 
the nominations, as well as meet deadlines, and maintain 
confidentiality. Some professional experience of books & writing 
within the speculative genre (e.g. authors, editors, booksellers, 
critics, librarians & academics) as well as enthusiastic readers and 
fans of the genre sought. Find the Expressions of Interest page on (Reported by Damon Cavalchini on the Vision 
Writers list.)

AUSTRALIA in 2010, Australia is bidding to host the World SF 
Convention (worldcon) for the 4th time in 2010. As of March 2008, we 
are the only bid for the site selection vote to take place at 
Denvention 3, the 2008 worldcon. Although 
we are unopposed, we still need your help! If you are a supporting or 
attending member of Denvention 3 you can vote for the 2010 worldcon 
site selection. You can also become a 2010 presupporter by visiting 
our tables and parties at local conventions and at the Denver 
worldcon, or by writing to Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212, Melbourne 
Vic, 3000, or check out (Reported by Rose Mitchell)

FEDERATION SQUARE (Melbourne) SF & Fantasy genres book reading group. 
Free to attend, Meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 11.30am 
at Café Beer Delux in Federation Square. E-mail

STARSHIP MAWSON has recently opened Australia's first Sci-Fi 
Institute of Learning & Knowledge with 8 campuses & 130 exams. See for more details.
Happy Birthday to Sci-fi reporter which turns 2 this month!

CONGRATULATIONS to GARY KEMBLE whose short story, Feast of Famine, 
due to appear in the forthcoming Macabre anthology published by 
Brimstone Press, has been short listed to be produced as a film.

HOBBIT MOVIE: Sir Ian McKellen is set to play Gandalf in Peter 
Jackson's movie, The Hobbit. Orlando Bloom will also make a cameo 
appearance as Legolas. (Reported by Jessica Martin on the SFcrowsnest.)

BOOK WANTED: If anyone has a copy of "Cold Wind From Orion" a SF 
novel written my Scott Asnin (published by Del Rey in 1980 I think) 
can they please contact Edwina at the Bullsheet e-mail listed on the 
last page of our n/letter.

PORCUPINE BOOKS "for the reader and the Collector" accepts "Wants 
Lists" if you're trying to locate a that "hard to get" title. 
Proprieter Brian Ameringen is UK based, but you can view his website 
at or e-mail

peer-reviewed online journal that welcomes fan-related topics and seeks to 
promote dialogue between the academic and fan communities. The TWC is 
now accepting electronic submissions of full essays through its web 
site. The first issue is expected to by published in September 08. 
See fir teir submission 
guidelines, or e-mail for more details.

Science Fiction Writers of Earth (SFWOE) an international short story 
competition open to any previously unpublished writer, have announced 
their top 10 entries. Congratulations to South Australian writer, 
Graham Parks for his achievement in being rated No 4 for his 
story "The Abduction". (Reported by Rob Riel from Picaro Press )

HUGO VOTING NOW OPEN to supporting and attending members of 
Denvention 3, (q.v. conventions) Snail mail and on-line voting will 
be open until 1 July. The Hugo Awards ceremony will take place at 
Denvention on August 9th.

AND NOW WE ARE SICK....erm, SIX! The Bullsheet turns 6 years old this 
month. Thanks to web-manager, Ted Scribner for all the hard work he 
puts in every month, and thanks to our ever growing number of 
readers. We'll take that as a vote that we're doing something right! 

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

ESCAPE BY SEA is a new historical fiction YA book out by L.S. 
LAWRENCE. "The city of Carthage has fallen to the Romans and Sara, 
privileged daughter of a Carthaginian senator, must flee for her 
life..." Published by Omnibus Books, ISBN 978 1 86291 769 9. Available 
from all good bookshops, or on-line at (It 
looks like an action-packed read! EH)

GREG EGAN's hard SF book titles Axiomatic, Distress, Quarantine, 
Diaspora, Luninous, Permutation City, Schild's Ladder and Teranesia 
will be re-released through the Gollancz imprint on 5th April. 

SEAN WILLIAMS new SF novel, EARTH ASCENDANT, the second book in the 
Astropolis trilogy, will be published by Orbit in May. RRP $19.99 

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.)

Online SF mag, CONCATENATION has a new free access 'Futures' story up 
by Steven Longworth. It can be viewed at:

ASIM 33 & 34. Both of these issues were launched at Swancon, and are 
out now. Issue 33 features a great Elvis cover by Eleanor Clarke, 
internal art by Rob Jan and Lewis Morley, and some terrific fiction 
from Alex Cohen, Richard S. Crawford, Larry E. Ferrill, Loic Henry, 
Jeff Parish, Regina Patton, Simon Petrie and Sarah Totton. Edited by 
Edwina Harvey. Issue 34 features a great cover by Bruno Werneck, 
internal art by Andrew Salmarsh, Brian Smith, Ash Arceneaux, and 
Eleanor Clarke, and some terrific fiction by R.J. Astruc, Lyn 
Battersby, M.P. Ericson, Shana Lear, Tessa Kum, Nigel Stones, Eleanor 
S. Tupper and Wade Albert White. Edited by Joanne Anderton. Both 
issues are available for $8.95 in specialist bookshops around 
Australia, including Gleebooks at Blakeheath. You can also buy then 
in print or PDF format through the Andromeda Spaceways website: 

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 118, features short, short fiction of 500 words 
or less) from Simon Petrie, Jan Napier, Brendan D. Carson, Peter van 
der Male, Shaun A. Saunders, Jane Brown, Paul Ryan, Daniel S. 
Santos, David McVeigh & Chris Broadribb. These stories can be seen 

ORB, Editor Sarah Endacott recently announced Issue #8 should be out 
in June/July this year.
Fiction submissions can be sent in until 1 May 2008, and reviews, 
interviews and articles up to 15 May 2008.. For more details contact

THE LAST REALM: Book One, is a new fantasy art novel created by Pat 
Macnamara and Michal Dutkiewicz published by Angel Phoenix 
Publishing. More information can be found at: 
(reported on the Eidolist.) 

MAGIC DIRT, the new anthology of SEAN WILLIAMS' short story work, had 
one of the most innovative launches I've seen at Swancon. People 
buying the anthology received their own bag of magic dirt signed by 
Sean! Published by Ticonderoga publications, it can be purchased 
through . for full 

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. NEW CATALOGUE OUT NOW! 

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.). 



ARTHUR C. CLARKE: Author of 2001: A Space Oddyssey, 2010, Sands of 
Mars, & Dolphin Island among many others, inventor, and also the man 
credited with conceptualizing the geostationary communication 
satellite, passed away 19th March 2008, aged 90. 

GARRY GYGAX co-creator of D&D who regularly held annual gaming cons 
in his basement in the early years, created dice with more than 6 
sides & wrote the rule books for "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" 
passed away on 4th March. 

Fan writer, MONICA BELL, known to many fans as Monica Mitchell, 
passed away from cancer on March 15th. Monica was a well-known fan 
writer in Blake's 7 fandom. She had been living in Ballarat and 
Beaufort for many years. As Monica raised a lot of money for breast 
cancer research, her family has requested that donations be made to 
this charity instead of flowers. (Reported by Sue Bursztynski.)

BIRTHS: Jack Raven Aubrey Parker was born on 18th November, 2007. A 
son for WA fans and con gurus, Sarah and James Parker. (Jack seemed 
to be enjoying his first Swancon when I met him - Edwina).

HEADING FOR EYE SURGERY AGAIN: Edwina Harvey due to have cataract 
surgery 14th April. 


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 

The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA is regenerating. They will meet 
on the first Saturday of each month 12.30-5pm at The Collins St 
Centre, Cnr Shaftesbury Ave and Collins St, South Perth. Club stalls, 
info, afternoon tea and entertainment. See their temporary website: or phone Aaron on (08?) 0400 1957.

JAFWA is Perth's largest & oldest anime group. They offer screenings 
in the Jones lecture theatre, Curtin University from 5pm on any 
Saturday that isn't the first Saturday of the month. See for full details.

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 at this time. Contact 
address:P.O. Box 152 Bexley North, NSW, 2207 Usually meet on the 3rd 
Friday of the month (except for December) in the foyer of UTS 
building, Broadway at 6.55pm. Meeting dates: 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 


Book Launch: Trust Me! -- edited by Paul Collins with an introduction 
by Isobelle Carmody. The RSVP date for this has passed, but if you're 
interested in attending this launch for Trust Me!, an anthology of 
many genres, illustrations and poems by 50 of Australia's leading 
children's authors including Sue Bursztynski, poets and illustrators, 
It's on Thursday April 10, at The State Library, 328 Swanston 
Street, Melbourne (Village Roadshow Theatrette Entry Three, Latrobe 
Street) from 4:15 sharp. Many of the authors involved in the 
anthology will be signing books at the launch. Contact or phone (03) 9481 1120 to see if they are 
allowing last minute additions to the launch. 
VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at 
www.vortexevents. com.

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 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 

SERENITY 1 day cons. Sat 5th April, 2008, Sydney, Sunday 6th April 
Melbourne NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 10th & 11 MAY GoH's Ron Glass and Jason 
Palmer. Day memberships $100, or $450 VIP See for full details. (Update 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 
CANCELLED??? 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 CANCELLED????. 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. Sean Williams, Marianne de Pierres and Stephen Dedman will be 
among the Guest of Honour. 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 3: The Worldcon in 2008 will be held in Denver, 6-10 
August 08. Attending and supporting members of Denvention 3 can vote 
for the hugos up until 1st July. Attending and supporting members of 
Denvention 3 can also vote for the site selection of the 2010 
worldcon. Seeing as how Australia is running for the 2010 Worldcon, 
this could be really useful for local readers. (yes, this is a hint 
guys!) See

WASTELAND II - the Age of Iron at the Good Earth Hotel, Perth,18th-
19th October,2008. Steampunk/Victoriana/Retrofuturism themed 
convention. GoH: Nick Stathopoulos, local GoH: Alisa Krasnostein. Fan 
GoH Tom "Tommo" Eitelhuber. Prices are $65 for full memberships, $60 
for concession memberships and $35 for day passes paid in advance. 
For more details contact: or check out

Nullus Anxietas (Melbourne) (Discworld convention.) Now February 
2009 (Reported by Thomas Bull.). See Website: 

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

AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide. Queens Birthday Long 
weekend, 2009. No details available about GoHs or venue as at 
Swancon. Closing ceremony - Edwina 

ANTICIPATION, the 2009 Worldcon will be in CANADA (Thank you, Andy 
Porter!). See 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 for information about paypal and credit card 
payments. See 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. 

I won the NAFF race, this Bullsheet is out a little late. It's also a bit 
more "rushed" than the last few issues as I've been really pressed 
for time. I have this horrible feeling I've left "important bits" 
out, and will probably realise what those bits are *after* I've 
posted the Bullsheet, and/or when people tell me. I'm hurrying to get 
this Bullsheet to you today, because I'll be in a nervous tizz (to 
use the medical term) when I go off to see the opthalmologist 
tomorrow. Please leave any corrections until 7th April! Edwina


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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