About the Foundation

P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill Vic 3131

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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

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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Continuum 16: All Possible Futures – POSTPONED

A message from the organisers of Continuum 16: Friends, Romulans, Countrypeople, I think you know what this is about. With our current new COVID-19 reality, it has become increasingly obvious that it is not only impossible but irresponsible to go forward with Continuum 16 in 2020. Therefore, the Continuum 16 Committee has come to the … Read more

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Worldcon Goes Virtual

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), will be making history, as it becomes the first ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates announced recently. “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now to give our guests and members some certainty during this extraordinary … Read more

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FFANZ 2020 Race Nominations Open

Via Edwina Harvey: FFANZ RACE 2020 Nominations are now open for the 2020 Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand (FFANZ). FFANZ was created to strengthen ties between Australian and New Zealand fandom. This fan fund financially assists the winning FFANZ delegate with travel and associated costs to attend the Natcon of the other nation. … Read more

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Swancon 2020 Cancelled

March 10 2020 A report from the Swancon committee: In light of information from the Department of Health, the Western Australian Department of Health, and the advice of medical professionals in our community such as Dr Karen McKenna, the Convention Committee, Convention Steering Committee and WASFF Board have voted to cancel Swancon 2020.

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