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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.

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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
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

Hugo Award Winners Announced at CoNZealand

For the first time ever, the awards were presented in a virtual ceremony as part of CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, which explores the links between language, culture and interplanetary politics, has won the Hugo Award for the Best Novel. This Is How You Lose the … Read more

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Sir Julius Vogel Award Winners Announced At CoNZealand

The 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented at CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). The Awards recognise excellence and achievement by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. They are usually presented at New Zealand’s National Science Fiction Convention which this year, is hosted … Read more

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Retro Hugos Announced at CoNZealand

Brackett, Bradbury, Lovecraft honoured with 1945 Retro Hugos “Shadow Over Mars” (The Nemesis from Terra) by Leigh Brackett has been honoured with a Retrospective Hugo Award for Best Novel during a virtual ceremony at CoNZealand today. “I, Rocket”, by Ray Bradbury was chosen as the Best Short Story, and The Cthulhu Mythos, by H. P. Lovecraft, … Read more

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2020 CSFG and Conflux Short Story Competition Opens

The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and Conflux have jointly announced the opening of their 2020 short story competition, still to go ahead without this year’s annual convention. Get writing now! Stories should be 4000 words or less, in any speculative fiction genre, on the theme “Apocalypse”. The competition is open to all Australian residents and … Read more

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Conflux “Visions of Time” now in October 2021

Conflux, Canberra’s annual speculative fiction convention has announced that “Visions of Time” is now to be held in 2021, on Saturday October 2 2021 till Monday October 4 2021 at the Rex Hotel Canberra. Special guests are, John Birmingham, Helen Marshall, and Artist in Residence Shauna O’Meara. More information can be found at <www.conflux.org.au>.

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