The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 76 – July 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 76
July 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


You can see a trailer of the movie TWILIGHT at 
You'll have to wait until 8th January to see the full movie in 
Australian theatres though.

Queensland Writers Centre recently announced a new Manuscript 
Development Program for Fiction Authors. A maximum of 10 emerging 
writers will work with senior editors from Hachette Livre Australia 
to develop high-quality fiction manuscripts over five consecutive 
days at Joondoburri Conference Centre, Bribie Island (Qld) in 
November. Offered to writers who are unpublished in novel format or 
with no more than one published novel. NO children's, YA, fantasy, 
horror or SF manuscripts. Download Application Form and Guidelines 
from (link on right hand menu) or phone QWC on 07 
3839 1243 for more details. (Reported by Kate Eltham on the Visions List.)

CLARION SOUTH 2009 (Intensive 6 week course for emerging writers.) 
applications closing soon. See for full 
details. (Reported in PIO newsletter.) 

MAGIC CARPET RIDE. Tamara Sellman, director of MRCentral 
(www.mrcentral. net) announced the 2009 Magic Carpet Ride mentorship 
was open to applications. This mentorship, an innovative one-on-one 
creative writing program, is the first of its kind to provide 
specialized instruction, direction, and motivation specifically for a 
writer of literary magical realism. The mentorship is to assist a 
promising magical realist writer from anywhere in the world in the 
completion of a polished manuscript by the end of the session. Valued 
at $1500, the mentorship will be awarded annually to a single 
applicant who demonstrates a deep commitment to completing their work 
in progress, strong writing skills, a desire to learn and to succeed, 
a good understanding of the magical realist nature of their 
manuscript. Applicants must fill out an online application & 
questionnaire, provide a 10-page sample and pay an application fee 
(US$? EH) $60 for nonmembers, (includes lifetime membership). 
Applications now available at www.angelfire. com/wa2/margin/ 
MRCentral/ mentorship. Html. (Reported by Kate Eltham on the Visions 

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Fantasy Writing Workshop with Felicity Pulman. NSW Writers Centre, 
Rozelle. Sat 15th July, 10am - 4 pm. Members $85. Non-members $120. 
Bring lunch and writing materials. Bookings essential: tel (02) 9555 
9757 or email: (PIO newsletter) 

HAL SPACEJOCK 4: No Free Lunch. Magnet giveaway! To receive some of 
these highly collectable magnets for FREE just send your postal 
address (Australia only) to: 
contact.html 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. (Addresses won't be used for marketing.) If 
you want to check for availability see: 

CONFLUX will be holding a virtual mini-con on the weekend of August 2 
and 3, starting at 12pm on the Saturday and finishing 5pm on the 
Sunday. The Virtual Mini-con, called "Prepare to Dream", will be held 
in the forum area of the website and will be free for anyone with an 
internet connection. The idea is to have a featured guest each hour, 
and you can just pop in and ask them questions and have a chat. The 
program will be finalised on July 1, but current guests include Jack 
Dann, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Karen Miller, Bruce 
Gillespie and Gillian Polack. For more information, see or email

If anyone's wanting to share a dealers table at CONFLUX, (Canberra, 
Oct q.v.) please contact Edwina. 

LABYRINTH MASQUERADE. 12 July, The Regal Ballroom, 218 High St , 
Hosted by fans of the Labyrinth film directed by Jim Henson, the 
masquerade seeks to turn one of the most beloved and bewitching 
scenes from the film into a real-world experience for everyone to 
enjoy. Dress up in sumptuous ballgowns or as creatures of pure 
imagination. Meet and befriend other fantasy fans, play games and let 
your inner child frollick. See http://www.guildoft hegoldenowl. com/ 
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: This event is organised and run entirely by 
volunteers, but any volunteer roles listed with a *(star) (on their 
web site EH) also earn the volunteer a FREE TICKET. Check the website 
for position descriptions. Please email expressions of interest to 

AUSTRALIA IN 2010 (Worldcon bid) is looking for volunteers to help 
with Site Selection, the Bid Table and at bid parties during 
Denvention. (q.v. conventions) If you could spare a couple of hours 
to help Australia in 2010, e-mail Rose Mitchell, or 

THUMBNAIL REVIEW: I recently read and thoroughly enjoyed L.S. 
LAWRENCE's YA novel, ESCAPE BY SEA. Set in the time of the Roman 
Empire, it's an action-packed adventure about Sara, a young girl 
mature beyond her years.

Well renowned fan writer, MOIRA DAHLBERG has recently posted some 
Blake's 7 stories on under the pen name of Ariom. 
There is also an Andromeda story by her on the same web site.

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

CELESTIAL COBBLER will be having a stall at the Malabar Community 
Markets held on the 4th Saturday of every month (except July. Next 
one Aug 30,) in the grounds of St Andrews school, Prince Edward St, 
Malabar. (a stroll up the hill from the Malabar bus stop. You can 
catch a 393 from Central Station, or a 394 or 399 from Circular Quay 
or Elizabeth St. The 399 will actually take you up the hill and stop 
just past the markets, the stop after Malabar Jnctn.) Look for the 
distinctive pyramid shaped roof of the church! If you can't make it, 

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

CROSSING THE LINE is the 100th book written by DIANA (Di) BATES. A 
moving, and sensitive story on teenagers who self-harm, this book 
will be published by Ford Street Press in August ISBN: 9781876462703 
AUD$16.95 See for full details.

NOVELANTHO. Australian independent press coeur de lion publishing 
irecently announced its latest project X6 - a novellantho would 
offer Six writers  -  no rules. Six journeys  -  beyond the borders of 
the real. The Unknown raised to the sixth power. Publishing mid-2009, 
it will feature six novellas from Terry Dowling, Margo Lanagan, 
Louise Katz, Cat Sparks, Paul Haines and Trent Jamieson. For more 
information on X6 go to and click on the X6 
link. (Reported by Keith Stevenson)

INFECTED is the new horror novel by SCOTT SIGLER Billions of seeds, 
smaller than a speck of dust, spiralling down from the atmosphere to 
grow....Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9780340963524. RRP $32.99

FIREBIRD RISING is an anthology of original SF & Fantasy edited by 
Sharyn November. Includes short stories by Charles de Lint, Diana 
Wynne Jones, Alison Goodman, Tanith lee and Alan Dean Foster. 
Published in 2006 by Firebird books, an imprint of Penguin Books. 
ISBN 9780142409367.

ALISON GOODMAN's new book, THE TWO PEARLS OF WISDOM, a world of false 
identitiesm dangerous politics and sexual intrigue in a world where 
females are forbidden to practice the Art of Dragoneyes, will be 
published by HarperCollins in August. 

working as a Summoner, Allegra Telford conjures up the man of her 
dreams who decides she's his beloved. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-34-
951989 RRP $19.99

HELLGATE: LONDON. Book 2, Goetia, a new novelization by MEL ODOM 
based on the videogame from Flagship Studios. ISBN 978 0575081673. 
RRP $22.99.

PERIPHERY. Erotic Lesbian Features. 14 short stories from leading 
female authors. Edited by Lynne jamneck. Lethe Press, Maple, NJ USA. 
ISBN 13 9781590211014.

HEART SHAPED BOX is a new novel by JOE HILL. Haunted by the spirits 
long-dead of bandmates, Judas Goyne buys a ghost on the internet. It 
comes delivered in a black heart shaped box. It makes his dogs bark 
and turns his house cold. Gollancz. ISBN 9780575081864 RRP $22.99

BLOODHEIR is Book 2 in the Godless World epic fantasy trilogy by 
BRIAN RUCKLEY, There is no time for Orisian to grieve the loss of 
his family, slain by the invading army. ISBN 9781841496986 RRP $32.99 

DARK ANIMUS issues 10/11 is available for sale. 160-pages. Contains 
novellas by Richard Harland and Paul Haines plus stories by Cat 
Sparks, George Ivanoff, Charles Spiteri, Dion Hamill, Brian Smith and 
others. See for purchasing details 
(Reported on the Visioins list by James R.Cain)

LEAVES OF BLOOD anthology was recently calling for extra submissions 
(may be closed to submissions by now. EH) of BLOODY Horror to be 
edited by Mike Brown. Send story or query to: altair-australia@altair- with "Leave of Blood" in the subject line

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 issue 35 now available in print and PDF formats 
See to buy print and PDF copies.

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 121 features short short fiction (500 words or 
less) from the following writers: Jason Fischer, Steven 
Cartwright, PS Cottier, Jan Napier, Shaun A. Saunders, Shei 
Tanner, David G Jenkins, Sean Monaghan, Simon Petrie, Chris 
Broadribb See for full details.

SPECUSPHERE 02 is available online at

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. 

FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile 
Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. (Current 
tally $18!.) Books looking for homes: 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 and 
Holly Lisle. Dukes of Hazard activity book (500 pages. Colouring, 
puzzles etc).Dr Who Annual, 1983 (Peter Davidson ero), The Gerry 
Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994), The Goodies File (1974) Rolling 
Stones Mag visits Saturday night Live, Sherlock Holmes Mystery book, 
Visitor Command fanzines, Garfield "Thank you" postcard book, ***GREG 
BEAR "Blood Music" Uncorrected book proof**, Life signs, the Biology 
of Star Trek, Absolutely Fabulous Book 2, Leonard Nimoy: I am Spock, 
John Rockham, Alied Sea. A big THANK YOU to JOHN TIPPER for donating 
the great new books.). 


DEATHS: American fan JACK SPEERS passed away on 28th June. Jack was 
the last remaining founding member of the FAPA, creator of the first 
fan history, UP TO NOW, which is available online at efanzines. He 
was also author of the original FANCYCLOPEDIA (online at 
(Reported by Bruce Gillespie.)

RECOVERING: US Writer HOWARD WALDROP. is safely recovering from 
quintuple bypass heart surgery. Despite being relentlessly cheerful 
before the operation, he was reportedly not in good shape, so 
hopefully things will improve now that he's on the mend. (Reported by 
Bruce Gillespie.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lucy Zinkiewicz, wherever you are!!!


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 http://www.vicnet.

*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: 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 


Gravity Space Lab. Using special effects, this replica space lab 
creates the illusion of weightlessness associated with microgravity. 
This is accompanied by commentary from Andy Thomas about the research 
work carried out on the ISS and why it is important to people back on 
Earth. Special talks in conjunction with the Space Exhibit include: 
Sunday 6 July, 2pm, Mission Space: living and working in space, 
Jeanette Rothapfel, Space Educator, and Wednesday 9 July, Writing 
Space History, Colin Burgess, Space historian and author Wednesday 16 
July, 12.30pm 
NASA: From the Earth to the Moon Kerrie Dougherty, Curator, Space 
Sunday 30 August, 2pm Observing the Invisible Milky Way, Dr Naomi 
McClure Griffiths. (part of the Ultimo Science festival.)

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is scheduled to play at His Majesty's Theatre, 
PERTH 1-6 July. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

WICKED 9 July - . Regent Theatre, 191 Collins Street , Melbourne. 
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls 
meet in the land of Oz. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch 
of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding 
new musical in years. See for 
full details

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.)

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 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.)

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.'s-on/eventaspx?id=1053.

ADELAIDE POP FESTIVAL /SCIENCE WEEK 16-24 August, South Australian 
Museum. SF memorabilia, workshops, Retro Sci fi quiz night in the 
Armoury gallery at the South Aus museum from 7.30 pm on Saturday 16th 
August. Costume Ball. See or phone 0431262257 
for more details. 

ANIMANIA, Sydney 23-24 August. 10am-6pm Australian Technology Park, 
Locomotive Workshop Exhibition Hall, Sydney 

ANIMANIA Brisbane 20 September. 10am-4pm, Holiday Inn Brisbane

MANIFEST. University of Melbourne 26-28 September. Membership $70. 
The associated "Amaranth Anime Ball" will be held 25th Sept from 
6:30-10:30pm at the BlueFire Churrascaria Grill & Bar, Melbourne. 
Further details at 
(Reported by Thomas Bull)

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

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

THE BOYS OF BATTELSTAR. July 9, 6-10:30pm, (Mid-week evening minicon) 
Embassy Conference Centre Sydney, cnr George and Reagent Sts, Railway 
Square. 2 minutes walk from Central Station. GoHs: James Callis and 
Jamie Bamber. Tickets: $60. ( 
(Reported 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

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.) 

CONFLUX virtual mini-con, "Prepare to Dream". August 2-3, starting 
at 12pm on the Saturday and finishing 5pm on the Sunday. Held in the 
forum area of the Conflux website. Free via internet. GoH's include 
Jack Dann, Sean Williams, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Karen Miller, 
Bruce Gillespie and Gillian Polack. See or email for more information. 

DENVENTION: 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

A DAY ON THE PROMENADE. 22-24th Aug. Stamford Plaza Hotel, Adelaide. 
GoH's Aron Eisenberg and Sean Williams general admission $75 ($70 
concession) Other packages available. See for full details. (Reported by 
Stuart Blair.) 

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 con) February 6-8th, 2009. See 
Website: (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide, Queens Birthday long 
weekend, June 2009. No other details available as yet. EH. 

CONTINUUM 5. Melbourne, mid-2009. Further details tba See 
for further details. (Reported by Thomas Bull.)

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. Celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's 
200th Anniversary. November 5th - 8th. Fairmont Hotel, 170 South 
market St, 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. 

RENO 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.


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 

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@

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

KopperKat Manuscript Assessment and Editing service. Industry 
professional with many years' experience as an editor and best-
selling author goes beyond the norm to assist you with your writing. 

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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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