SF Resources

Upcoming Conventions

Medtrek 6  — 29-30 July 2017.  Nepean Shores, Penrith NSW. Celebrating 50 year Star Trek on Aussie television. Guest: Edwina Harvey

Nullus Anxietas VI The Discworld Grand Tour — The Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia on 4-6 August 2017.

Conflux 13 (2017) —  Canberra 29 September through to Monday 2 October 2017.  Guests: Ellen Datlow, Angela Slatter, Kaaron Warren.

Swancon 2018 — Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth. (Easter) 29  March to 02 April 2018 . Guests: Kameron Hurley, Ryan Griffen, Barb de la Hunty


Science Fiction & Fantasy Groups

ACT

CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION GUILD Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction science fiction, fantasy or horror in any medium. Most of our members are writers of short stories, novels or both.

NSW

NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social functions.

STARWALKING (NSW) holds meetings at the Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, 24 John St, Lidcombe, opposite Lidcombe Railway station on the third Sunday of some months.

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.

DR WHO CLUB of AUSTRALIA meets regularly at various locations. Network of local groups in NSW, ACT and Queensland.

QLD

QUEST: QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS FAN CLUB meets regularly.  Find their events on Facebook

SA

STARSHIP MAWSON is a South Australian Star Trek fan club, and chapter of Starfleet International

VIC

AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria  meets on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne.

DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA  Meets at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne several times a year.

MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at St Augustine’s Church, Coburg

STAR WALKING Inc – The Star Wars Appreciation Society of Australia   Meets at Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne.

WA

The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (THE WEST LODGE) meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at The Collins St Centre,  South Perth

JAPANESE ANIMATION FANS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (JAFWA) is Perth’s largest and 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.


Other Resources

THE WRIGHT COLLECTION —Bill Wright’s memorabilia collection of fanzines, convention booklets, etc., some as early as from the 1950s. It is now housed in the Monash University Rare Books Collection but may be accessed by fans. An audio/visual collection, such as the Anti-fan films, is also stored there.

AntipodeanSF  — Australia’s oldest online speculative flash fiction magazine.

E-FANZINES —Many of the world’s best fanzines available as PDFs, including many Australian ones.

STICKY INSTITUTE  — ardent defenders of zine culture. Degraves Subway, Melbourne • Wed – Fri 12pm til 6pm • Sat 12pm til 5pm

FANAC.ORG — devoted to the preservation and distribution of information about science fiction and science fiction fandom

FANCYCLOPEIDA — a collective enterprise of all of fandom ; classic fannish reference


 For Emerging Writers

The following organisations provide resources, support, opportunities, and training for emerging writers:

THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AUTHORS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

ACT WRITERS CENTRE

NEW SOUTH WALES

BOORANGA WRITERS  (ALBURY)

NORTHERN RIVERS WRITERS’ CENTRE (BYRON WRITERS’ FESTIVAL)

NSW WRITERS’ CENTRE

VARUNA – THE WRITERS’ HOUSE (KATOOMBA)

NORTHERN TERRITORY

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY WRITERS’ CENTRE

QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND WRITERS’ CENTRE

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ CENTRE

TASMANIA

THE TASMANIAN WRITERS’ CENTRE

VICTORIA

THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS (Victoria)

WRITERS VICTORIA

THE WHEELER CENTRE

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS (Western Australia)

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