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

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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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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