Both GUFF and DUFF have opened their races for 2018. Fan funds are a long tradition in SF fandom and a wonderful opportunity to connect with fans on the other side of the planet. DUFF. Nominations are now open for a Down Under Fan Fund delegate from Australia or New Zealand to travel either to… Continue reading Fan Funds Open For 2018
Introducing Your Committee For 2018 President: Rose Mitchell Vice President: LynC Treasurer/Secretary: Carey Handfield Administration Secretary: Cath Ortlieb Membership Secretary: LynC General Committee: James Allen, Robin Johnson, David L Russell The following Appointments were also confirmed: Web Administrator: Ion Newcombe Norma K Hemming Award: Tehani Croft (Administrator), Jurors: Stephanie Gunn, Stephanie Lai, Russell Kirkpatrick and… Continue reading Introducing The ASFF Committee 2018
Swancon 2018, the 57th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, is running a short story competition with the support of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Link to the entry form is at the bottom of this page. Theme: Transformation Preferred submission format is a PDF file. Font should be 12 point Times or Times New Roman.… Continue reading ASFF-Supported Swancon Short Story Competition 2018
Nominations for the 2018 Australian SF (“Ditmar”) awards are now open and will remain open until one minute before midnight Perth time on Sunday, 4th of February , 2018 (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+8). Postal nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, 2nd of February, 2018. Anybody active in the Aussie SF scene may nominate but… Continue reading 2018 Australian SF “Ditmar” Awards Nominations Open
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) is pleased to welcome entries in the Norma K Hemming Award for works published in 2016 and 2017. Designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work, the Norma K Hemming Award is now open for… Continue reading Norma K Hemming Award Calling For Submissions
So why is a person awarded this honour? It’s because the recipient has demonstrated over many years untiring commitment and selfless work within Australian fandom or the Aussie SF scene in general. Work such as convention running, local club activities, publishing, writing of merit in the genre whether that be blogs, fanzines, short stories or… Continue reading A Bertram Chandler Award – Call For Nominations
Take a listen to Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia’s chief scientist on Radio National’s “Big Ideas” with Paul Barclay, who sums up Finkel’s speech in the following way: “Our future leaders and policy makers should read more science fiction…scifi can be useful for the building of a good society.” Just one quote here from Dr Finkel’s… Continue reading Dr. Alan Finkel Spruiks The Benefits of SF
The editor of AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe, has been appointed as the new ASFF webmaster. “Nuke” has been a zealous reader and occasional writer of science fiction since his childhood. He welcomes all comments, news, and views from within and without the ASFF, and aims to make the website a valuable resource for all.
Long time ASFF member, and former committee member, Bill Wright was awarded the “Chandler” at Continuum 13. Congratulations and let’s all celebrate this wonderful gentleman. Read the full citation.
Norma K Hemming Award Regretfully there will be No Award for the Norma K Hemming Award in 2017. The Norma K Hemming Award for 2018 (for works published in the 2017 calendar year) will open later this year and there will be some changes on how to enter the Award. Big Issue Short Story Competition… Continue reading The Instrumentality, 7 May 2017