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SF Groups:

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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@hotmail.com.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social functions. Full details available at http://www.nssa.com.au/nsfs.

SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc.com/

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. http://starwalking.weebly.com/skyforce---sydney.html

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.

QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS FAN CLUB known as QUEST (original since 1977) meets at the Trinity Centre, 9 Church Street, Fortitude Valley on the second Sunday of the month except in January. Contact quest@startrekkers.com for more information or Mary Kemp on jmkemp@bigpond.net.au. The Club’s snail mail address is still PO Box 2084, Brisbane, Qld 4001. The Club’s website is http://www.qldstartrekkers.com.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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 0402 027 891 for more details.

STARSHIP MAWSON is a South Australian Star Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart Blair. See http://starshipmawson.com/

VICTORIA

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. http://www.austrek.org/

DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA has been going for over 25 years. Their newsletter - Sonic Screwdriver - publishes news, reviews & gossip on Dr Who as well as publishing fanfic & pictures 6 times a year. $35 for a family membership) which gets you 7 issues of the newsletter. They meet at the Northcote Town Hall several times a year. http://dwcv.org.au/

MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, meet on the third Friday of the month at St Augustine's Church, 100 Sydney Road, Coburg 3058. Membership to the MSFC is $35 single, or $45 family/household or overseas, and $25 for interstate per annum. http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/

*SFFiG* SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY in GEELONG http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/SFFiG/ Irregular meets announced via email. Discussions, trivia & games, news and more!

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (THE WEST LODGE) 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 <https://www.facebook.com/TheWestLodgeInsideTheBlueBox/> or phone Aaron on (08) 0400 1957.

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. http://jafwa.asn.au/

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Upcoming Conventions:

SWANCON 42 will be held at the Metro Hotel Perth, 61 Canning Highway, South Perth, from 13-17 April 2017. (The Easter Weekend). The Guests of Honour will be Sean Williams, Alan Baxter, Michael Troughton, Traci Harding, Douglas Adams (in Memoriam) and Davina Watson. More information at: https://2017.swancon.com.au//

CONTINUUM 13: TRISKAIDEKAPHILIA will be held at the Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne from 9-12 June 2017. It will also be the 57th Australian Natcon. The Guest of Honour will be Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant. More information is is available at: http://continuum.org.au/

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SF Resources:

E-FANZINES - Many of the world's best fanzines available as PDFs, including many Australian ones. http://efanzines.com/

METEOR INCORPORATED is an Australian organisation seeking to securely preserve Australia's great SF and Fantasy collections of books, magazines and other memorabilia when the current owners can no longer maintain their collection. Meteor Inc was formed in 2007 as a not-for-profit incorporated organisation to raise funds to set up a permanent science fiction institution and research collection in Australia. The repository will be based on donations of the great SF and fantasy collections of Australia. Meteor Inc plans to buy premises and set up a fully functioning library and research facility. http://www.meteor.org.au/

THE WRITER AND THE CRITIC - A bi-monthly podcast devoted mostly to speculative fiction books, reviews and the odd bit of idle gossip. Hosted by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond. http://writerandcritic.podbean.com/

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Resources for Emerging Writers:

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

THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AUTHORS.
http://www.asauthors.org/

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

ACT WRITERS CENTRE
http://www.actwriters.org.au/

NEW SOUTH WALES

BOORANGA WRITERS ALBURY
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/humss/booranga

NORTHERN RIVERS WRITERS' CENTRE (BYRON WRITERS' FESTIVAL)
http://www.nrwc.org.au/

NSW WRITERS' CENTRE
http://www.nswwc.org.au/

VARUNA - THE WRITERS' HOUSE (KATOOMBA)
http://www.varuna.com.au/

NORTHERN TERRITORY

THE NORTHERN TERRITORY WRITERS' CENTRE
http://ntwriters.com.au/

QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND WRITERS' CENTRE
http://www.qwc.asn.au/

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' CENTRE
https://sawriters.org.au/

TASMANIA

THE TASMANIAN WRITERS' CENTRE
https://www.taswriters.org/

VICTORIA

The Wheeler Centre - Books, Writing, Ideas

THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS (Victoria)
http://www.writers.asn.au/

WRITERS VICTORIA
https://writersvictoria.org.au/

THE WHEELER CENTRE
http://wheelercentre.com/

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

THE FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS (Western Australia)
http://www.fawwa.org/

writingWA
http://www.writingwa.org/

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Last update: 14 March 2017.

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