The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 78 – September 2008

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 78
September 2008
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


This Bull is posted a couple of days early because I'm Springing into 
Spring! Edwina

AUSTRALIA WINS WORLDCON FOR 2010!!! It was announced at the WSFC 
Business Meeting held at Denvention 3 on August 10 that Australia has 
won the right to host the 2010 worldcon. Aussiecon 4 will be held 2-6 
September 2010 at the new Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 
Guests of Honor: Kim Stanley Robinson, Robin Johnson and Shaun Tan. 
Co-Chairs Perry Middlemiss and Rose Mitchell. For more details, visit 
the Aussiecon 4 website, e-mail or snail mail: Aussiecon 4, GPO Box 1212, 
Melbourne VIC 3001. (Reported by Rose Mitchell.)

The 2008 HUGO AWARDS were announced at Denvention on Saturday, August 
Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon 
(HarperCollins; Fourth Estate),
Novella: "All Seated on the Ground" by Connie Willis (Asimov's Dec. 
2007; Subterranean Press)
Novelette: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang ( 
F&SF Sept. 2007)
Short Story: "Tideline" by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's June 2007)
Non-fiction Book: Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science 
Fiction by Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press)
Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Stardust. Written by Jane Goldman 
and Matthew Vaughn, Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman Illustrated by 
Charles Vess Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Paramount Pictures)
Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Doctor Who "Blink" Written by 
Steven Moffat Directed by Hettie Macdonald (BBC)
Professional Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell, Professional Editor, 
Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder (F&SF)
Professional Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Semiprozine: Locus, edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & 
Liza Groen Trombi

Fanzine: File 770. Fan Writer: John Scalzi Fan Artist: Brad Foster
Campbell Award: Mary Robinette Kowal (Reported by Laurie Mann, 
Denvention Hugo Awards co-head)

ANTICIPATION, the 2009 worldcon to be held in Montreal (q.v. 
conventions) recently announced a special category Hugo Award will be 
given at their Worlcon to honour works in which illustrations are 
integral to the movement of the plot, whether or not text is present. 
This Special Category Hugo, to be called "Best Graphic Story", will 
cover any science fiction or fantasy narrative in graphic form 
appearing for the first time in 2008. It may potentially be ratified 
as an annual award in the WSFS Business Meeting at the convention in 
August of 2009. A Worldcon may choose to designate a Special Hugo to 
recognize a category of work for which there is no existing award. In 
some cases special categories have gone on to become annual awards. 
The 2009 Hugo Awards nomination ballots will be released after 
January 1, 2009. In order to nominate for the 2009 Hugo Awards, you 
must have been an attending or supporting member of Denvention, the 
66th Worldcon, or you must be an attending or supporting member of 

BRISBANE WRITERS" FESTIVAL. On 17-21st September, offering 220 
writers from Australia and around the world, including Margo Lanagan. 
Workshops, master classes, panels. For full information see:

LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES (QLD) will be holding a SF month in 
their Logan North branch in November. If you're a SF group, or maybe 
a SF Writers group (I'm thinking members of the Visions list? EH) in 
that area, or if you're a publisher and can send display material 
etc, please contact Amanda Platt, Reference Librarian, Logan North, 
Logan City Council Libraries Ph: (07) 3826 5440, Fx: (07) 3219 9398, 

37 Swanston St, Melbourne. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Ph (03) 9654 9068 . 
Fri 3rd October, 6.30 - 8pm SEAN WILLIAMS and LUCY SUSSEX in 
conversation with PAUL COLLINS. Cost: $20, Members $15/$12 
Dismantling Science fiction - Intensive weekend workshop with Sean 
Williams for writers of original science fiction and fantasy. Expect 
the unexpected. BYO imagination! Participants need to email work 
samples (up to 1000 words). Submissions by Monday September 15 to Saturday & Sunday, 4-5 October, 10am-4pm. 
Cost: $250, Members $190/$170 TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE PLEASE BOOK BY 

auction. When I last checked girliejones' livejournal page, 94.2% of 
the estimated $20,000 to donate to Paul so he can afford special 
cancer treatment (see last month's Bullsheet for full details) . I'm 
not sure if this tally incorporates money raised through The Art That 
Scares You auction that closed on 28th August or not. (And thanks to 
those who bid on the Bats and Moon silk scarf I painted for the 
auction. EH.) 

offering "an Intergalactic Singing, Acting, Dancing, Sketch Comedy 
Extravaganza" 2- 5 September. 7.45 pm, Science Theatre, UNSW, 
Kensington (easy to reach by public transport from the city.) Tickets 
$8 - $15 (students & adults) Book online at 

The second Australian Discworld Convention will be held from February 
27th to March 1st 2009 at Storey Hall, RMIT in Melbourne, Victoria. 
Membership now open. Offering performances, discussion panels, 
competitions and special events. Attendees will be able to join 
Unions during the convention, giving them the chance to compete with 
fellow Discworld fans in various events. Forum available. See for more information. (Reported by Nathan Cooper.)

CONGRATULATIONS to Justin D'ath whose book, Pool, published by Fort 
Street, has been short listed for the Victorian Premier's Award. 
In other Fort Street news, it was announced the hugely successful 
Trust Me! anthology is going into a second print run. Fort Street is 
also offering signed copies of Sean McMullen's YA time-slip novel, 
Before the Storm, set in 1901, on request. Fax 03 9481 1123 or post 
to 2 Fort Street, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068.

CONGRATULATIONS to DAVE LUCKETT whose book, Avenging Angel, has been 
short-listed (with I Swallowed a Horse by Nicole Lobry de Bruyn and 
The Valentines and the Billionaire' s Curse by Richard Newsome) in 
the inaugural Text Publishing Young Adult Writing Prize. The winner 
of the $10,000 prize will be announced at the Melbourne Writers' 
Festival on 30 August. See for more 
details. (Reported on the Visions List.). 

CONGRATULATIONS to ASTRID COOPER (aka Gillian) whose sexy space opera 
book, Starlight Rapture was listed as "highest rated in erotica" on 
fictionwise recently.

BLACK, Australia's Dark Culture magazine launched last month and 
distributed to over 1,000 newsagents, Borders stores & independent 
retailers across the county features a classifieds section known as 
the Black Market, devoted to creative professionals (writers, 
editors, musicians, artists, illustrators, film techs - you name it!) 
who would like to advertise their services. Creative groups looking 
for new members or to promote a competition or special event are also 
welcome to advertise in the Black Market. Further information on 
Black magazine is available at www.blackmag. 
(Reported by Shane Jiraiya Cummings.) 
If anyone's wanting to share a dealers table at CONFLUX, (Canberra, 
Oct q.v.) please contact Edwina.

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, 25th October, and 29th November, 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

HAMMER OF GOD, Book 3 of the Godspeaker Series by Karen Miller In 
this book the old queen Hekat of Mijak and the young queen Rhian of 
Ethrea meet and a great battle ensues. HarperVoyager, 582 p : ISBN: 

DEEP WATER, book 2 in the Casting trilogy by PAMELA FREEMAN, to be 
released in September (rather than August as reported in last month's 
Bullsheet) by Orbit. RRP $19.99 (I'd love a review copy as I 
thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series! EH)

THE STEEL REMAINS , the story of Ringil, the hero of the slaughter at 
Gallows Gap, and a legend to all who don't know him, is a new fantasy 
novel by RICHARD MORGAN (who is appearing at Swancon 2009) released 
by Gollancz in late September. RRP $32.99 

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)

CUTWATER will collect the best in Australian writing - fiction, 
literary journalism, poetry, comics and zines - for a literary 
anthology to be published in 2009 with the assistance of an 
Australian Council of the Arts Write In Your Face Grant. Theme: 
Ratbags. Word limit 5,000. Submissions open until 30th November, 08. 
Snail mail submissions to Sam Twyford-Moore, Editor, Cutwater 
Literary Journal, PO BOX 52, Toukley NSW, 2263. For full submission 
details or to better understand the theme read Richard Tognetti's http://www.cutwaterjournal.blogspot .com/_ (Reported by 
Ben Payne on the Visions List.)

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 36 now available in print and PDF formats. 
But the ASIM webpage, is down at the 

ANTIPODEAN SF issue 123 features short short fiction (500 words or 
less) from the following writers: Simon Petrie, Brent Lillie, Daniel 
S S Santos, Glenn Davies, Shaun A. Saunders, Richard Ridyard, Wes 
Parish, Steve Duffy, Trost, David Schembri 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.

MUMBLINGS FROM MUNCHKINLAND issue 25, August 2008 features an SF 
story, "Invaders from Ceres" from Don Tuck, and looks at the theme 
of where we call home.. Editor Chris Nelson also relates the joys 
and tribulations of working in a government library...something to 
which I can easily relate! EH. I always enjoy getting this fanzine. 
It's available for trade, letters of comment, or cash from Chris 
Nelson, 63 Ligertwood St, Evatt, ACT, 2617.

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 $23!.) 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.). 


Mary Veronica (Mollie) DWYER O.A.M., nee Boland. Beloved mother of 
Jack Dwyer of the Newcastle Frontier Space Society (NFSS) passed 
away on Saturday 26th July, 2008. (Our sympathies are offered to Jack 
and his family. Ted & Edwina.)

BIRTHS: Clara Elizabeth Shade, born to Katharine Shade, 12th June. 
Mother & daughter doing well.
(Does anyone know if Emma Hawkes has had her baby yet? Nosey Edwina.)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ted Scribner, Bullsheet web-master extroadinaire! 
And CONGRATULATIONS to Ted and Ros Scribner who'll be celebrating one 
third of a century of marriage this weekend. 


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 

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)

TRACI HARDING fans are meeting at Trazfest 2008 Sunshine Coast QLD 
over the October long weekend. For details see: (Infinitas newsletter)

SPRINGFEST is an annual D&D gaming convention at Blacktown, 13th & 
14th Sept. (Infinitas newsletter)

SYDCON 2008 is a roleplaying convention to be held over the October 
long weekend at St Scholastica's High School (Infinitas newsletter)

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 

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. 
Workshops will be held on Friday and Monday afternoon, information 
available soon. Saturday night dinner set in Prohibition New York, 
prices not yet available. Website:

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 ANXIETUS, The second Australian Discworld Convention. Feb 
27th - March 1st 2009. Storey Hall, RMIT in Melbourne, Vic. 
Membership now open. Offering performances, discussion panels, 
competitions and special events. Attendees will be able to join 
Unions during the convention, giving them the chance to compete with 
fellow Discworld fans in various events. Online forum available. See for more information. (Reported by Nathan Cooper.)

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

CONTINUUM 5.Melbourne , 2009. See

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. 

Ausiecon 4.(Worldcon) Melbourne, Vic. For information about paypal 
and credit card payments. See Postal 
address Aussiecon 4, 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 
AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-
subscribe@yahoogrou The latest version is also on the 
Bullsheet web page, The Bullsheet is also 
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