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The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (affectionately known as the Foundation) was formally established in 1976, partially to carry on the work of the 1975 Aussiecon, the first Australian World Science Fiction Convention. The Foundation was the nucleus for the successful Aussiecon II bid and its members worked, along with many others, to run the 1985 Worldcon in Melbourne. In March 1988, the Foundation became an incorporated association.
The ASFF sponsors and encourages the creation and appreciation of science fiction in Australia through a variety of activities that are funded by membership subscriptions and donations.
- Awards the A Bertram Chandler Award.
- Awards the Norma K. Hemming Award.
- Sponsors the Amateur SF Competition.
- Lends seed money to Australian conventions.
- Provides banking facilities to the Australian Fan Funds.
- Operates as a resource centre for the Australian Science Fiction scene.
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CoNZealand have announced that this year’s GUFF delegate is Alison Scott of London, UK. Alison has been active in fandom since the mid 80s. An enthusiastic congoer and conrunner, she’s chaired the Eastercon (UK national convention) twice, and run many smaller cons. As part of the Plokta Cabal she’s won the Best Fanzine Hugo twice, … Read more
It was announced on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Norwescon 43, in (virtual) SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2019 in the U.S.A. is: SOONER OR LATER EVERYTHING FALLS INTO THE SEA: STORIES by Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer Press) Special citation was given … Read more
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards. First presented in 1953, the Hugo Awards are the longest-running fan-voted awards in science fiction and fantasy. They recognise both professionals and fans, honouring written fiction and dramatic presentations, … Read more
From Bruce Gillespie Helena Binns has just phoned Elaine and me to say that her husband Mervyn R. Binns, best known to everybody as Merv Binns, died yesterday, 7 April 2020, at the Kingston Centre, Monash Health, Melbourne. Born 8 July 1934, he was 85 years old. Merv had suffered serious heart problems during the … Read more
From Tehani: We all need a bit of joy in our lives right now, so it is with great pleasure we present the Aurealis Awards finalists for 2019. Congratulations to all the finalists, and a huge thanks to our panelists who have persevered through fire, flood and plague to deliver these shortlists, which contain a … Read more