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
Vacant Norma K. Hemming Award Administrator
Vacant Writing Competition Administrator

Nominate for the Ditmar Awards

The Ditmar Awards are now open for nominations! The Ditmars are peer-voted awards presented annually at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (Natcon) to recognise achievement in Australian speculative fiction community over the last year. Anyone involved in Australian fandom can nominate, then members of this year’s Natcon (Conflux 16) and last year’s virtual Natcon … Read more

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Gillian Polack is ASFF’s Natcon/Conflux Contact

Dr. Gillian Polack is this year’s Natcon (Conflux 16) contact person from the ASFF. Please refer all inquiries to Gillian via her website <https://gillianpolack.com/contact-me/>. Conflux is the 2021 Australian National Convention (NatCon) and in conjunction with that the ASFF will present the Chandler Award, and have a presence at the convention. Similarly, since it is … Read more

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Conflux (Natcon 2021) Short Story Competition Opens

Get Writing! Natcon 2021 Story Competition “Visions of Time” Conflux wants your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on the theme “Visions of Time”. The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 16. Entry is $5, unless you are … Read more

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Continuum – Minicon Saturday June 12 2021

Save the Date: Saturday June 12 2021 Keep your masks handy, your sanitiser close, and keep the day free for a Continuum miniconvention! (Please note this will not be Continuum 16). Q: A miniconvention? WHERE? A: Somewhere in Melbourne, venue TBC — we’ll let you know SOON. Q: Will this be COVID-Safe? A: Yes! We … Read more

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ASFF Member Update

At the ASFF AGM held by Zoom in February 2021, several committee members stepped down and not many stepped up. The committee is currently in caretaker mode while we investigate a number of matters including the legalities of operating with only two executive members. The committee also seeks expressions of interest for the unfilled positions. … Read more

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