Awards the A Bertram Chandler Award for Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction.
Awards the Norma K. Hemming Award which marks excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in science fiction.
Sponsors the Amateur SF Competition, conducted by the Australian National Science Fiction Convention.
Lends seed money to Australian National Science Fiction Conventions to cover their start-up costs.
Provides banking facilities to the Australian Fan Funds.
Members receive The Instrumentality, an essential information source for Australian SF&F events and news.
Operates as a resource centre/clearing house for science fiction activities in Australia.
Offers connection through social media events to those interested in Science Fiction.
Supports and Encourages International Science Fiction Organisations.
The ASFF Committee
NOMINATIONS FOR 2021 HAVE CLOSED AND JUDGING IS UNDERWAY!
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation is seeking nominations for the A.Bertram Chandler award. It is given by the A.S.F.F. for ‘Outstanding achievement in Australian Science Fiction.’ The Chandler, as it is fondly known, is a jury award and, although nominally an annual award, is not necessarily presented every year.
To nominate someone whom you believe has made a significant contribution over twenty years, to Australian Science Fiction and/ or Australian fandom,
write or email to the ASFF, noting the nominee’s achievements and why you consider the nominee worthy of the Award.
Please send the several paragraphs of your written nomination to our e-mail address: email@example.com.
We need details in your nomination that clearly explain the attribute your nominee holds.
Nominees should be recognised members of the Australian speculative fiction community, whether in professional areas such as
publishing or from the myriad fandoms that make up the scene.
We will soon be announcing the winners of the A Bertram Chandler Awards for 2020 and 2021.
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation
(Affectionately known as the Foundation) was formally established back 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, encourages and supports the creation and appreciation of science fiction in Australia through a variety of activities that are funded by membership subscriptions and donations. We are currently developing our new Conduct Charter & Social Media Code of Conduct to ensure that all ASFF events are a positive experience to attend. In 2022 we will be hosting new and exciting science fiction events. Renew your membership today so that you don’t miss out!
- 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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Nominations for the A.Bertram Chandler award are now closed. It is given by the A.S.F.F. for “Outstanding achievement in Australian Science Fiction”. The Chandler, as it is fondly known, is a jury award and, although nominally an annual award, is not necessarily presented every year. James Allen (ASFF committee)
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