About the Foundation

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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.

Help further the work of the ASFF; Join today.

 

OFFICE BEARERS
Rose Mitchell President
LynC Membership Officer
Carey Handfield Treasurer & Public Officer
Vacant Administrative Secretary
Robin Johnson General Committee Member
David L Russell General Committee Member
James Allen General Committee Member /Chandler Award
Cath Ortlieb General Committee Member
Geoff Allshorn General Committee Member / Social Media Communications
Louise Sampson General Committee Member
DELEGATED RESPONSIBILITIES
Ion Newcombe Website Manager
Tehani Croft Norma K. Hemming Award Administrator
Claire McKenna Writing Competition Administrator
Van Ikin Agent – Academic Community
Jean Weber & Eric Lindsay Agents-at-large
Gillian Polack ACT
Gerald Smith NSW

ConZealand 2020 (Virtual) GUFF Delegate Announced

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

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2020 Philip K. Dick Award Winner Announced

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

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Hugo and Retro Hugo Award Finalists Announced

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

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Mervyn R Binns 1934-2020

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

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Aurealis Awards 2019 Shortlist

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

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