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… Continue reading ★ Reviewed by Garry Dalrymple
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.
The nominations are now open for the Get-Up and over Fan Fund. The winning GUFF delegate(s) will be attending worldcon in Dublin in 2019. Head to the Fan Fund website to find out how you can nominate. Nominations close 5 December 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… Continue reading Hugo Award Winners 2018
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… Continue reading Rose Mitchell: Fan Guest of Honour @ ConZealand 2020
Yes, it’s official, Worldcon 78 in 2020 is to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, on 29 July – 02 August 2020. Antipodeans, mark it in your calendar now — and the rest of the world, well, it’s time for you mark it in your calendars too: to visit the other side in 2020. More information is… Continue reading Worldcon 78 In NZ “ConZealand”
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.… Continue reading Ted Chiang To Visit Melbourne
Continuum 15, sub-titled “New Worlds” is to be the Australian National SF Convention for 2019. The convention will be held on June 7 to June 10, 2019, at the Jasper Hotel, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Continuum is Melbourne’s annual fan-run speculative fiction and pop culture convention. Continuum celebrates creativity across genres and media. Their aim each… Continue reading Continuum 15 “New Worlds” is Natcon 2019
At Corflu 35 in Toronto (2018) the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bruce R. Gillespie. Congratulations Bruce. Read about the Corflu Fan Activity Achievement Awards (FAAns)Awards <http://corflu.org/history/faan.html>
The winners of the 2018 Norma K. Hemming Awards were announced June 8, 2018 at Continuum 14, in Melbourne. Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words) WINNER: “Coral Bones”, Foz Meadows (Monstrous Little Voices) “Induction”, Thoraiya Dyer (Bridging Infinity) “The Rock in the Water”, Thoraiya Dyer (Fantasy 12/16) “Braid”, Kirstyn McDermott (Review of Australian Fiction… Continue reading Norma K Hemming Award Winners