The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 77 – August 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 77
August 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


PAUL HAINES CANCER TREATMENT APPEAL. A much loved member of our spec 
fic community, Melbourne writer Paul Haines, was found to have large 
tumour encircling the lower part of his bowel about 10 months ago. 
After months of surgery, radiation and chemo, a scan has showed up 
spots on his liver. Paul's liver surgeon has recommended waiting to 
see if any more spots appear before operating again -- they don't 
want to chop out half his liver only to find more spots are flowering 
on the remaining half. During this waiting period Paul will try 
another two forms of chemotherapy for cancers like he has in 
combination with a monoclonal antibody called Avastin. Chemo fights 
the tumour, the antibody fights the blood vessels feeding the tumour. 
Unfortunately, Avastin is not part of Medicare or the private health 
system's funding at this stage, so he's having to come up with 
$20,000 to pay for it.

An appeal is currently underway to help Paul and his family raise 
money towards the cost of his treatment. You can read about his 
battle with cancer on his
blog: (warning - this blog is very
graphic in its attention to unpleasant detail). Alysa Krasnostein has 
set up an appeal page where you can donate using paypal at
Alternatively, if you'd rather deposit directly into Paul's account 
contact Cat Sparks ( for details. (Relayed via 
Tehani Wessely and Cat Sparks on the ASIM list and Vision Writers.) 

An auction of donated items has also been arranged, with the proceeds 
going to Paul. Acknowledging Paul's ability to write creepy, scary 
stuff, it's called The ART THAT SCARES YOU auction, and it will be 
going live from artscaresyou from 14-28 August. Artists, writers, 
craftspeople, publishers, and anyone who has weird freaky things 
living in their attic that they want to share are called to 
contribute items for the auction. The organisers are looking for 
pledged donations of art, craft, books, baking and other items or 
services - they don't have to match our ART THAT SCARES YOU theme but 
we'd love it if they did. Email if you would 
like to contribute to the auction, or visit from 14-28 August to 
bid in the auctions. 

BLACK, Australia's Dark Culture magazine is now available in over 
1,000 newsagents, Borders stores and independent retailers across the 
county. Issue one includes fiction from Stephen King and Robert Hood, 
as well as articles on Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, Stephen 
King's Dark Tower series, M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, China's 
Olympic ghost ban, The secret world of the dominatrix, A visit to 
Brisbane's necropolis, The Zombie Diaries' director Michael Bartlett, 
and columns on witchcraft by Leigh Blackmore & Margi Curtis, medicine 
by Dr Carissa Borlase, comics by David Carroll, gaming by Luke 
Challis, current affairs by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, goth culture by 
Bella Dee, Classic Australian Horror by James Doig, Independent music 
by Talie Helene, books by Chuck McKenzie, crime/thrillers by 
Josephine Pennicott, and movies and DVD news by Mark Smith-Briggs. 
$7.95 RRP. 

MELBOURNE WRITERS FESTIVAL 22-31 August. Based at Federation Square, 
but offering many activities elsewhere, including events for under-
18's in the Schools Program from 25-27 Aug.. Guests include Margo 
Lanagan, Joseph Delaney, Robert Muchamore, John Marsden, Emily Rodda, 
Carole Wilkinson. See full details at or call box 
office to book ticketed events on 1300 7222 11 (Reported by Louise 

K.A. BEDFORD, author of Orbital Burn, Eclipse, Hydrogen Steel, Time 
Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, will be appearing and giving book 
signings at Denvention, the Worldcon in Denver (q.v. conventions) 
He'll also be Guest of Honor at ConVersion, (Canada) and will be 
doing some signings, interviews and appearances in Calgary.(Reported 
by Justin Perry, Edge Publications.)

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.

BOOK REVIEWERS WANTED! Both Specusphere and Andromeda Spaceways 
Inflight Magazine are looking for book reviewers for recently 
published SF & Fantasy novels. Volunteers pay for postage of the 
book/s (books sent using prepaid envelopes and satchels) and are 
expected to write a review of the book/s for the publication that 
sent them. Contact or 

THE DAUGHTERS OF MOAB, a new novel by KIM WESTWOOD will be launched 
on Saturday 9th August at 3.30pm for 4pm start at Gleebooks 
Upstairs, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney RSVP by phone to 02 
96602333 or e-mail by 1st August
(Reported by Cat Sparks)

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNY BLACKFORD who received an Honourable Mention 
in the Gardner Dozois new Year's Best Science Fiction Vol 25, for her 
story "Python", published in the Ruins Terra anthology published last 

GILLIAN POLLACK will be conducting a workshop on Writing Using the 
Five Senses from 2 - 5pm on five Saturdays: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August. 
At the ACT Writers Centre. Using the five senses in your writing 
makes it more evocative. Learn how to put words to the senses and how 
to write narratives that seamlessly incorporate them. Cost: $225 
members & concessions, $180 member concession rate, $275 non-members. 
(Reported on the Visions list.)

JEAN WEBER was recently been named the Australian Agent for the RENO 
IN 2011 Worldcon bid. To pay for presupporting memberships in A$, you 
can send Jean a cheque (payable to Jean Weber) or pay via Paypal to Presupporting rates are A$20 ordinary, A$100 
Friend, or for $110 or for a payment of A$110 or more, Really Close 

SCIENCE WEEK: 16-24 August. Events held all around Australia.

ADELAIDE POP FESTIVAL Stuart Blair reports on the following SA SF 
activities being held in conjunction with The Adelaide Pop Culture 
Festival. Sci Fi quiznight is sold out. Alien Makeup and Prosthetic 
workshops are filling fast, so bookings are essential. Bookings now 
open for Retro Sci Fi film festival on Sunday August 17 featuring 
Forbidden Planet, The Invisible Boy, The Day the Earth Stood Still. 
Bookings at Event Hotline is:0431262257

GULLIVER TRAVEL RESEARCH GRANT. The Speculative Literature Foundation 
is accepting proposals for this Grant until September 30th 2008. The 
travel grants are awarded to assist writers (speculative fiction, 
poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, but not academic writing) in 
their research. Offering one US $600 travel grant annually, to be 
used to cover airfare, lodging, and/or other travel expenses. To be 
considered for this grant: send a writing sample in the proposed 
genre (up to 10 pages of poetry, 10 pages of drama, or 5000 words of 
fiction or creative nonfiction) Sample must be a solo work, not co-
™ a bibliography of previously-published work (no more than one page, 
typed); applicants need not have previous publications to apply. 
™ a one-page written description of the project in question (maximum 
500 words) of where they intend to visit using the grant, planned 
travel dates, benefits of travelling compared to researching via 
internet etc. If awarded the grant, the recipient agrees to write a 
brief report of their research experience (500-1000 words) for our 
files, and for possible public dissemination on our website.
Send details addressed above as .doc or rtf attachment to Include a brief cover letter with 
your name and contact info (e-mail, phone in case of emergency). If 
you have questions, direct them to that same address. 

CELESTIAL COBBLER will be having a stall at the Malabar Community 
Markets held on Aug 30, Sept 27, ) in the grounds of St Andrews 
school, Prince Edward St, Malabar. (a stroll up the hill from the 
Malabar bus stop if you 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! Come and see my ceramics and silk craft & look at all the 
other wonderful stalls. Sample the coffee, scones & sausage sizzle. 
If you can't make it, see

"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.

PETRODOR, Book Two of the Trial of Blood & Steel, an original and 
fresh heroic fantasy by JOEL SHEPHERD was released by Orbit in July. 
RRP $32.99.

AFTER THE DRAGON is a new novel by WENDY PALMER. While struggling 
with grief over his wife's murder, Trick is drawn into helping a 
DarkElf escape her people: will the adventure let him avenge his wife 
or give him the death he craves? ISBN 978 1 60215 063 8. Available 
through Amazon and Fictionwise in paperback or electronic formats. 
See for more information.

BLOOD TIES, book 2 in the Casting trilogy by PAMELA FREEMAN, released 
this month by Orbit. RRP $19.99 

Dune Saga started by Frank Herbert. Released by Hodder & Stoughton 
in September. RRP $32.99 

HAUNTED HEARTHS & SAPPHIC SHADES is an anthology of lesbian ghost 
stories edited by Catherine Lundoff. Published by Lethe Press, 263 
pages.2008. ISBN 1-59021-162-6. See for ordering 

BLACK SHIPS is a new historical fantasy novel by JO GRAHAM. In a time 
of war and doubt, Gull is an oracle.When 9 black ships appear as 
foretold in her dreams, captained by an exiled Trojan prince, Gull 
must decide between her sacred calling and ajoining her mother's 
people in their flight from slavery. Orbit. RRP $22.99. To be 
released in September.

THE GYPSY MORPH is the epic conclusion to the best selling Genesis of 
Shannara trilogy by TERRY BROOKS. Orbit. $3299. To be released in 

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, published by 

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.)

HALLOWEEN AUDIO FESTIVAL: Writers of dark, disturbing and Halloween 
themed fiction, audio-publishers, Brokensea have some spaces left for 
the second annual Halloween audio festival starting 1 October 2008 at If you have a poem or stories you would like to 
hear turned into a podcast then please send them to Contributors get free promotion and exposure to a 
new and expanded audience for your published works or website. 
(Reported by Paul Mannering on the Visions List)

The audio productions group of The House of L'Stok has released a 
short (12:26 11.6Mb), full-cast audio book, an original Klingon tale 
of love and loss, "Motherhood", the first book of a larger 
work, "Tales of Death and Honour". Motherhood is enhanced by a moody 
gothic theme and incidental music by Kevin MacLeod of You can listen to it or download it on the 
Silvertongue Productions website <>
Silvertongue Productions intend to produce a bimonthly podcast with 
fan production news, comment, fan fiction & original audio books / 
audio dramas. (Reported by Kirok of L'Stok)

The USS Southern Cross, the Australian/New Zealand correspondence 
Star Trek fan club, was recently voted the Starfleet 
International "Chapter of the Year", beating out dozens of l 
established American clubs at this years International Conference. 
Details can be found in the Newsletter of the Southern Cross at 
 (Reported by Kirok of 

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 36 now available in print and PDF formats 
See to buy print and PDF copies.

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 122 features short short fiction (500 words or 
less) from the following writers: Lucy Cohen Schmeidler, Laura 
Goodin, David Such, Stephen L Thompson, Shaun A. Saunders, Mark 
Smith-Briggs, Felicity Dowker, Shaune Lafferty Webb, Emma Goninon, 
Nicole R. Murphy & S.A. Harris See for full details.

SPECUSPHERE 03 offering fiction, news and reviews including "What do 
publishers want?" by Amanda Greenslade and an interview with the 
Bullsheet editor who supplied hand-made chocolate to Elle 
MacPherson . See to fully appreciate the issue..

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 $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 era), The Gerry 
Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994), 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, Alien Sea. A big THANK YOU to JOHN TIPPER for donating the 
great new books.). 


THOMAS M. DISCH, American critic, poet and SF author of novels The 
Genocides, Camp Concentration and 334 died on 4th July. (Reported by 
Ted Scribner) 



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. 

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 reported to be in hiatus since Erica 
Sharp's recent marriage. (Reported by Ted Scribner )

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: 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) are once again meeting at Dooley''s 
Lidcombe Catholic Club, a short walk from Lidcombe station on the 2nd 
Sunday of each month. Check for more information. (updated 
by Ted Scribner)

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 

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: until 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 See 

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

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 

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 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

STAR WARS & STAR TREK convention Adelaide (previously called "A Day 
on the Promenade") - August 22 to 24 -2008. GoH's Aron 
Eisenberg "Nog" Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Sean Williams - Author of 
Star Wars The Force Unleashed. (Book to be launched at the 
convention). General Admissioins$75 ($70 concession) VIP dinners, 
Wine tours, full day convention, Star Wars Vs Star Trek debate and a 
unique Sci Fi costume parade and exhibition. Information at Event Hotline is 0431262257 
(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. Australian Agent: Jean Weber To 
pay for presupporting memberships in A$, you can send Jean a cheque 
(payable to Jean Weber) or pay via Paypal to 
Presupporting rates are A$20 ordinary, A$100 Friend, or for A$110+ 
you'll be considered a Really Close Friend. 


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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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