“2100: A Space Novelty” Plays @ Adelaide Fringe

2001: A Space Novelty by Cut Mustard Theatre is set to play the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February to March 2019.

A hapless human, an unbeatable heroine and a Dark Lord bent on universal domination.

Join Cut Mustard Theatre for a low-fi extravaganza through deep, deep outer space.

With nothing but a Casio SA77 electronic keyboard and some good old fashioned good vs evil, audiences will be transported to a world of multilingual aliens, friendly robots, dramatic synth music, acrobatic monsters and a multitude of laser beams and explosions.

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Writing NSW’s Speculative Fiction Festival 2019

Applications are open for you to contribute and take part.

Speculative fiction encompasses horror, dystopia, fantasy, sci-fi and so much more in-between.

Festival director Keith Stevenson is looking for speakers and panel suggestions that are as diverse as the genre itself. If you’re a speculative fiction writer, editor, agent or publisher with a great idea, let Writing NSW know!

Apply before midnight 9 December: More info at: <http://bit.ly/SpecFic19Callout>


★ Reviewed by Garry Dalrymple

This review, from Garry P. Dalrymple’s AZAPA fanzine Transcendental Basenji Sermons and Enlightenment, appears with permission. More TBS&E at <http://efanzines.com>

★ Directed by Johan Lurf, Astronomy / SF / Fantasy, © 2018, An Austrian made movie, seen as a preview movie of the 2018 Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival, on the morning of Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Event Cinema, George Street Sydney.

Before there was the Sky walker clan, Anikin, Luke and Leia, there was the night Sky, a dark velvet canvas upon which all cultures have felt free to embroidered with the story threads of their culture, aspiring to create a meaningful tapestry reflecting their values and issues, as writ large as by the hand of their Gods and mythological heroes?

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Nuke Chats With SciFi Film Festival’s Simon Foster

Here’s an interview with Simon Foster the Program Director of the Sydney SciFi Film Festival 2018.

Get along and see Johan Lurf’s ★. It’s a modern mashup of film from 550 different movies featuring starry depictions of our cosmos, blended with genre sound.

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Hugo Award Winners 2018

The winners of the 2018 Hugo Awards, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for the Best Young Adult Book are in from the 76th World Science Fiction Convention:

2018 Associated Awards (not Hugos)

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Rebecca Roanhorse

The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for Best Young Adult Book

Akata Warrior, by Nnedi Okorafor (Viking)

2018 Hugo Awards

Best Fan Artist
Geneva Benton

Best Fan Writer
Sarah Gailey

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Rose Mitchell: Fan Guest of Honour @ ConZealand 2020

Rose Mitchell – ASFF President

Congratulations to Rose Mitchell, ASFF President, chosen to be Fan Guest of Honour at ConZealand 2020!

Rose has been an avid fan of science fiction since young girl, but only discovered fandom and cons in the early nineties. Her involvement with science fiction fandom has concentrated on club activities, convention running and supporting Australian fan funds.

In 2017 Rose was awarded the Peter McNamara Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rose lives in Melbourne with no cats — dreadfully unfannish, apparently, but she has raised two teenagers to mid-life crisis.

Ted Chiang To Visit Melbourne

Ted Chiang, author of the collection Stories of Your Life and Others, is visiting Melbourne to take part in the Melbourne Writers Festival. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards and been translated into a dozen languages. His novella Story of Your Life was the basis of the Oscar-nominated motion picture Arrival.

The MWF theme for 2018 is “A Matter of Life and Death”. Ted’s session, The Alchemist’s Gate will explore the philosophy of time travel and speak to the question of free will.

Writer Benjamin Law will join Ted on stage at Deakin Edge on Tuesday 28 August at 8.30pm.

Bookings can be made on the MWF website: <https://mwf.com.au/program/ted-chiang-the-alchemists-gate-1406/>