About the Foundation

P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill Vic 3131

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.

Help further the work of the ASFF, and join today.

 

Vacant President
Louise Sampson Membership Officer
Carey Handfield Treasurer & Public Officer
Vacant Administrative Secretary
Gillian Polack General Committee Member
Ion Newcombe General  Committee Member / Website Manager
James Allen General Committee Member / Chandler Award
Cath Ortlieb General Committee Member
DELEGATED RESPONSIBILITIES
Tehani Croft Norma K. Hemming Award Administrator
Vacant Writing Competition Administrator

Conflux 2021 “Visions of Time” is the Australian National Convention

Conflux is back again in 2021 with “Visions of Time” and this year it’s also the Aussie national spec fic convention! Conflux is Canberra’s annual speculative fiction convention for both established writers and artists and those seeking a foundation in the industry. As we adapt to the mad (Max) world that is our new formal, … Read more

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Genrecon 2021 – Virtual & Premium – February

Featuring a smorgasbord of leading names in Australian and international genre fiction across a spectacular line up of panels, workshops and special events, GenreCon is Queensland’s leading conference for genre writers. Find your tribe and join us as we celebrate all things Genre! In 2021, GenreCon is going virtual for an action-packed day of amazing … Read more

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ASFF Announces the A. Bertram Chandler Award 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Australian Science Fiction Foundation announces the A. Bertram Chandler Award for 2020 goes to Dr Gillian Polack. Gillian first encountered fandom in 1979 at a Melbourne University Science Fiction Association meeting. As so many do, she immediately gravitated towards their library. She later became more active and attended … Read more

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Writing NSW – Online: Writing Speculative Fiction, with Eugen Bacon

This online workshop explores fundamentals of writing speculative fiction across ‘genres’ of fantasy, science fiction, horror and the paranormal and cross-genre writing. Online: Writing Speculative Fiction with Eugen Bacon, includes writing exercises and the opportunity to give and receive peer feedback. Find out more via the Writing NSW website. Online: Writing Speculative Fiction

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Ditmar 2020 Winners Announced

The winners of the Ditmar Awards 2020 were announced during an online ceremony on Saturday September 19. Congratulations to all of the winners! Best Novel “The Year of the Fruit Cake”, Gillian Polack, IFWG Publishing Australia. Best Short Fiction “Whom My Soul Loves”, Rivqa Rafael, in Strange Horizons, 11 November 2019. Best Collected Work “Collision”, … Read more

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