The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 75 – June 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 75
June 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


BLACKBOX (Casting Agency?), Melbourne are looking for extras for an 
SF Movie, "The Knowing" starring Nicholas Cage currently being filmed 
there. (found on in an article about earning extra money 
in part-time jobs.)

SHAUN TAN AT PULP FICTION (BRISBANE) artist and illustrator Shaun Tan 
will be appearing at Pulp Fiction (Brisbane) to meet fans and sign 
copies of his long-awaited new book, TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA (Allen 
& Unwin, $35.00) from12.30pm on Tuesday 3rd June. If you can't make 
it - but would like to a signed copy of TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA - 
please phone Iain or Beau on 07 3236 2750 fax 07 3236 2752 to 
organise the purchase of a signed copy.

SHAUN TAN AT GLEEBOOKS (SYDNEY). Shaun Tan will be in conversation 
with Michael Yeserski who composed the music for the production of 
The Red Tree from 6.30 for 7pm on Friday 13th June. Upstairs at 
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe .Bookings essential. Cost $10 ($7 
concession.) See

The CANBERRA WRITERS FESTIVAL will be held from 19-23 June at Gorman 
House Arts Centre, Ainslie Ave, Braddon. Seminar tutors include Dr 
Mark Tredinnick (The Little Red Writing Book), Dr Jeremy Fisher (from 
the Australian Society of Authors), Rhonda Whitton (A Decent 
Proposal, Mission Possible), best-selling author Valerie Parv and 
former publisher and agent Lesley McFadzean. Guests include crime 
writer Michael Robotham Cost: Weekend passes: $10 students, $30 
members, $80 non-members (includes membership). To book phn: 62629191 
or see when the program is available very soon. 

The Canberra Writers Festival is also seeking volunteers to assist 
with registration, directing people, author minding, furniture moving 
etc on Friday, Sat & Sun 20-22nd June. In return for a three hour 
shift, volunteers will be given free entry to all festival sessions 
as well as a year's extension of their membership. Please email with the morning, afternoon or evening you 
are available to assist us. (From PIO newsletter.)

ASTRID COOPER is holding a writers' workshop at the South Australian 
Writers Centre on 5th July from 1.30pm to 4.30 pm. You can find full 
details under the "Workshops" page at 

METEOR INCORPORATED is an Australian organisation seeking to securely 
preserve Australia's great SF and Fantasy collections of books, 
magazines and other memorabilia when the current owners can no longer 
maintain their collection. Meteor Inc was formed in 2007 as a not-for-
profit incorporated organisation to raise funds to set up a 
permanent science fiction institution and research collection in 
Australia. The repository will be based on donations
of the great SF and fantasy collections of Australia. Meteor Inc 
plans to buy premises and set up a fully functioning library and 
research facility. Meteor Inc was seeded with 50,000 shares
in a promising Australian biotech company, Cytopia Ltd. We hope that 
your additional donations will enable the commencement of Meteor 
Inc's facilities within the next few years. ™ Meteor Inc is based on 
the goodwill and voluntary work of some of Australia's best-known 
science fiction collectors and fans. The committee includes Bill 
Wright, Mark Loney, Carey Handfield, Rob Gerrand and Russell 
Blackford. As president, Paul Bray is leading a group with 
considerable business and organisational expertise. To find out more 
about Meteor Inc see , e-mail or snailmail : Secretary, Meteor Inc, PO 
Box 260, Flinders Lane PO VIC 8007. Phone: 03 9534 0163 (Relayed by 
Bruce Gillespie on the Eastcoasts list.)

HAL SPACEJOCK 4: No Free Lunch. Magnet giveaway! To receive some of 
these highly collectable and greatly sought after magnets just send 
your postal address (Australia only) to: 
contact.html Author, Simon Haynes will send you 3 or 4 magnets and a 
couple of bookmarks. Keep one magnet for yourself, and give three 
away!)If you live OUTSIDE Australia, send an SAE to: Hal Spacejock 
Magnets, c/o Simon Haynes PO Box 127, Belmont WA 6984, Australia 
Include one US$1 stamp or an IRC along with your envelope, but don't 
stick it on. (I'll attach an Australian stamp instead.) (Addresses 
won't be used for marketing.) If you want to check for availability 
see: http://www.spacejoc HalMagnet. html

JOHN FLANAGAN, Australian children's author of the historical/fantasy 
series The Rangers Apprentice, has sold the film rights in a seven-
figure deal. Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis is to direct. 
http://www.smh. books/hollywood- exceeds-an- authors-
fantasy/ 2008/05/07/ 1210131064396. html?page= fullpage (Reported on 
the Visions List)

The ABBEY MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT will be on in the middle of July in 
Caboolture, QLD. See for more details.
(Reported by Petersen on the Visions List.)

AUSTRALIA IN 2010 (Worldcon bid) is looking for volunteers, 
preferably Aussies, to help with Site Selection, help out at the Bid 
Table and at our bid parties during Denvention. (q.v. conventions) If 
you could spare a couple of hours to help Australia in 2010, we'd be 
most grateful. If you're able to help out, e-mail Rose Mitchell, or 

AUSTRALIA IN 2010 Worldcon bid recently announced a change in its US 
Agent. US contact is now Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878, Sacramento, CA 
95822 USA. (Reported by Rose Mitchell)

ANTICIPATION 2009, the Worldcon held in Montreal, Canada i6-10 August 
2009 (q.v. conventions) recently announced that Ralph Bakshi, 
creator of films Wizards, Fire and Ice and the first film adaptation 
of The Lord of the Rings, would be their Artist Guest of Honour. 
During his five-decade career, Ralph Bakshi also worked on TV 
programs such as: Rocket Robin Hood, Spiderman, The Mighty Heroes and 
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

RENO LAUNCHES 2011 Worldcon bid. The intergalactic travel agents of 
Reno Convention Fandom, Inc. are delighted to announce a bid to host 
the 69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17-21) in 
the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada. See what Reno 
has to offer at  or e-mail if you 
want to support this Worldcon bid.

Buffy Palooza, convention which was to be held in Sydney and 
Melbourne in early June will now be held August 9, 9am-6pm, Embassy 
Conference Centre, Sydney and August 10, 9am-6pm, Spring Street 
Conference Centre, Melbourne. GOHs: Amy Acker, Juliet Landau, Larry 
Bagby and R.D. Price.Day ticket: $100, VIP ticket: $500. (q.v. 

CANBERRA FANS! US fan and publisher, Craig Miller will be visiting 
Canberra from June 18th until July 6th for work purposes, though if 
time permits, he would like the chance to meet up with some Canberra 
fans. If anyone's interested in organising a small get-together to 
show Craig some of that great canberran hospitality you're all 
renowned for, can you contact Edwina at, and I'll 
put you in contact with Craig. 

STEAM ENGINE TIME Issue 8, edited by Jan Stinson and Bruce Gillespie 
is available now at

FURTHER DOWN: There are quite a few events happening around the 
country this month. Make sure you check out the events section 
further into the Bullsheet so you don't miss them.

CELESTIAL COBBLER: I've recently added a few more ceramic items to my 
website including a spiffy looking rocket ship sandwich plate. See

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

SUPERIOR SATURDAY is the latest instalment in the Keys to the Kingdom 
series for children by Australian author, GARTH NIX. Will Arthur 
Penhaligon be able to wrest the Sixth Key from its immortal guardian? 
ISBN 9781741145908 RRP $18.99

THE NINTH CIRCLE , the first novel by ALEX BELL is said to be 
like "a James Bond movie or a Jason Bourne novel with angels.". 
Published by Gollancz, RRP $32.99.

Gollancz publishing are reissuing some of the most popular fantasy 
novels ever written including: MICHAEL MOORCOCK's Eric of Melnibone, 
the story of an albino sorcerer-prince, POUL ANDERSON's The Broken 
Sword, and ROBERT E. HOWARD's The Conan Chronicles, FRITZ LEIBER's 
witty Lankhmar, JACK VANCE's spellbinding Lyonesse, ROGER ZELAZNY's 
Chronicles of Amber, HOPE MIRRLEES's Lud-In-The-Mist and JOHN 
M.FORD's The Dragon Waiting. RRP $24.99 each.

Gollancz publishing has released a commemorative edition of 
H.P.Lovecraft's The NECRONOMICON. This collection offers Lovecraft;s 
writings, including the complete Cthulu Mythos cycle in their 
original unedited forms. RRP $32.99

DARK WRAITH OF SHANNARA is an original manga tale from TERRY BROOKS 
was published by Orbit in April. RRP $22.99

SF WAXES PHILOSOPHICAL, a new anthology of speculative fiction with 
philosophical underpinnings features stories from Michael Bishop, 
Steven Utley, Ted Kosmatka, Jetse De Vries, Douglas Van Belle and 
nine other writers. More details can be found at:

The new Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG) anthology, Masques, 
to be edited by Gillian Pollack & Scott Hopkins, will be open to 
submissions of up to 5,000 words until 31st October. All submissions 
will be read blind. Selected stories under 1500 words receive a 
contributor's copy and $10. Stories over 1500 words receive a 
contributor's copy and $25. Send submissions as a Rich Text 
attachment. In the body of the e-mail write your name, address, e-
mail address and story name. Send to 
Submissions of internal b& w artwork also sought.E-mail to (Reported on the Visions list.)

MECHANTS calling for submissions. Authors to write a 
letter to their favourite fictitious villain from book, film or TV. 
No word limit. Open to submissions until July is 
looking to publish a limited edition chapbook in November. Payment" 
contributors copy. (From Rob Hood via Paul Mannering on the Visions 

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS is currently experiencing a backlog in processing 
stories submitted to them. If you've submitted work to ASIM in the 
past month or so, and have received no acknowledgement, please try 
contacting us again. If you are considering submitting to ASIM, 
please hold off until the backlog has been resolved. Keep 
checking for updates. Meanwhile, ASIM 
issue 35 has been released featuring stories from Geoffrey Maloney, 
Lettie Prell, John Plunket, Stu Barrow, Douglas A Van Belle, Aliette 
de Bodard, Katherine Woodbury, Lawrence Buentello, Emma-Jean 
Stewart, a poem by Helen Patrice, and interviews with leading SF 
luminaries Terry Dowling and Iain M Banks. Edited by Simon Petrie, 
ASIM 35 should be posted to subscribers early next week. See to buy print and PDF copies.

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 120 features short short fiction (500 words or 
less) from the following writers: David Such, Melanie Rees, 
Christopher Elston, Susan Partridge, Shaun A. Saunders, Daniel S. S. 
Santos, Cheyenne Warlock, Paul Ryan, Frank Roger and David Price. 
See for full details.

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! Graham's 
threatening it will be one of his last catalogues, so get in quick 
and buy up big!

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. The latest edition of Out of the Bin Jan-
March 08 acknowledges the work Bruce Gillespie has done to put 
Australian fanzines on the world map via ANZAPA (q.v.) It also notes 
that Merv has been active in fandom and bookselling for over 50 years 

FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile 
Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. (Current 
tally $2.) 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. WILL SELL AS A 
Art cards by Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton also for sale. E-
mail Edwina Harvey at edwinafan@yahoo. com (Donations of books always 


American author Robert Asprin, writer of the humourous MythAdventures 
and Phule series of books, creator of the shared world anthology, 
Thieves World, and co-author of Mirror Friend Mirror Foe in 
collaboration with George Takei, passed away on 22nd May. (Reported 
by Ted Scribner.)

SOLDIERING ON: Australian author and recently turned zombiephile, 
Chuck McKenzie recently had to relinquish his driver's licence due to 
deteriorating eyesight. Fortunately, Chuck is still very active in 
the writing and promoting front, particularly for the Australian 
Horror Writers Association.

RECOVERING: Australian author and Inkspillers website co-ordinator, 
Tony Plank, is just beginning to recover from a bad case of shingles 
that has laid him low for the past 8 weeks.

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. For further details including meeting 
details check the MSFC website at au/~msfc. June 20 
Winter Solstice dinner at the MSFC. (Updates by Thomas Bull.)
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.) 

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

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. 
Sliding membership depending on what month you join. Full year 
m/ship: $24 (or $35 for a family membership) which gets you 7 issues 
of the newsletter. Members receive discounts at ABC shops and 
Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. See

*SFFiG* SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY in GEELONG Irregular meets announced via 
Discussions, trivia & games, news and more! (Reported by Ben Hughes)

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:, phone 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: 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: 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 


ANIMANIA, Sydney 23-24 August 2008 Brisbane 20 September 2008
(Further details tba at (Details reported by 
Thomas Bull.)

Melbourne Anime Festival, Manifest 2008, 26-28 September 2008. 
Melbourne, Vic. Further information forthcoming at (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

GAME ON. Until 13 July. Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 
Melbourne. An action-packed exhibition celebrating games culture. 
Game On tracks the development of videogames from the first computer 
game to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today's billion 
dollar industry. Features original illustrations by Mario creator 
Shigeru Miyamoto and concept sketches behind classics like Tomb 
Raider and Grand Theft Auto 
http://www.acmi. on.aspx (reported by Lousie Angrilli. 
Relayed by Thomas Bull.)

THE RED TREE, 13-14 July, Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd (Melbourne) Music 
and imagery tell the thought-provoking tale of The Red Tree, inspired 
by the popular book of award-winning Australian author and artist 
Shaun Tan. Created by composer Michael Yezerski with Richard 
Tognetti, Lyn Williams and the remarkable young singers of Gondwana 
Voices.http://www.theartsc au/what's-on/event. aspx?
id=1046 (reported by Lousie Angrilli. Relayed by Thomas Bull.)

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS : Until June 14th Sydney Opera House. Tickets 
from $45 (children) - $299.(Average price range $99-$110). Stage 
adaptation of the classic motion picture. Matthew Bourne uses music, 
movement and stage magic to tell the story of a boy left alone and 
unfinished by the eccentric inventor who created him. Transforming 
tired gardens into triumphs of topiary, treating desperate housewives 
to haircuts with a difference, and shaping spectacular ice sculptures 
out of snowstorms, Edward quickly becomes the local hero. But not 
everyone can see past the scars and scissors to the beauty and 
innocence within..See

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS: 22 July - 3 August, Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd 
(Melbourne) Stage adaptation of the classic motion picture. Matthew 
Bourne uses music, movement and stage magic to tell the story of a 
boy left alone and unfinished by the eccentric inventor who created 
him.Transforming tired gardens into triumphs of topiary, treating 
desperate housewives to haircuts with a difference, and shaping 
spectacular ice sculptures out of snowstorms, Edward quickly becomes 
the local hero. But not everyone can see past the scars and scissors 
to the beauty and innocence within...
http://www.theartsc au/what's-on/event. aspx?id=1053 
(reported by Lousie Angrilli. Relayed by Thomas Bull.)

11 AM - 6PM. THEY'RE BACK, SUNDAY JULY 13th, 11 AM - 6PM. Drummoyne 
RSL 162 Victoria Rd Drummoyne (Sydney) Adults - $10, DWCA/FSF 
members - $8, Children under 16 - $6. Concession please deduct $1.For 
further information go to or email

ADELAIDE POP FESTIVAL /SCIENCE WEEK 16-24 August, South Australian 
Museum. SF memorabilia, workshops, Trivia night, Costume Ball. See or phone 0431262257 for more details.

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

SUPANOVA: Australia's largest Pop Culture Expo, (Comics, cosplay, 
games, toys, authors & more) offering activities for the whole family.
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 

THE MEDIEVAL IMAGINATION is a display of over 90 illuminated 
manuscripts from the 8th to the 16th centuries open daily from 10-5 
at the State Library of Victoria until 15th June. 

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

BUFFY PALOOZA: NEW DATES! August 9, 9am-6pm, Embassy Conference 
Centre, Sydney, August 10, 9am-6pm, Spring Street Conference Centre, 
Melbourne. GOHs: Amy Acker, Juliet Landau, Larry Bagby and R.D. 
Price.Day ticket: $100, VIP ticket: $500. Further details at (Update by Thomas Bull.) 

GEN CON(tm) 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

CONFLUX 5: October 3-6, 2008, The Marque Hotel, Canberra. 
International GoH: Sharyn November; Australian GoH: Jack Dann, Cat 
Sparks; Local GoH: Gillian Polack; Fan GoH: Bruce Gillespie. Price 
until July 31 - full $160, student $140. Workshops will be held on 
Friday and Monday afternoon, information available soon. Saturday 
night dinner set in Prohibition New York, prices not yet available. 

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

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

GENGHIS CON Rampage. Games, panels, Larp, Pizza, Prizes, Movies and a 
Giant Squid Monster. 9-11th January, Trinity College, Nedlands, 
Perth. $25 full membership, $10 day membership. See

NULLUS ANXIETAS (Melbourne) (Discworld convention.) February 2009 
(Reported by Thomas Bull.). See Website:

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 Montreal, CANADA 6-10 
August, 2009.GoH's: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Tom Doherty, 
David Hartwell and Taral Wayne, Artist GoH Ralph Bakshi. Author Julie 
Czerneda will be Master of Ceremonies. See for 
full details.

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

Australia 2010 Worldcon bid. Let's do it again in 2010! The Aussie 
Worldcon bid seems to be getting good support from overseas. Pre-
supporting m/ships $20. Firend m/ships $100. E-mail for information about paypal and credit card 
payments. See or e-mail Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 
Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US AGENT: Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878, 
Sacramento, CA 95822 USA, 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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SMW Editing & Proof reading services for academic (including theses), 
fiction & non-fiction. For more details or arrange a quote, e-mail 
s.murraywhite@ au 

If you want a great fanzine resource offering fanzines in PDF format, 
go to where Bill Burns hosts the electronic 
versions of a wide variety of the world's best fanzines. Australians 
whose fanzines are available include Bill Wright, Bruce Gillespie, 
Kim Huett and Ron Clarke.

The Bullsheet is available as a FREE monthly e-mail through the 
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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.

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