Fans Across the World

Newsletter 108, April 2001

April 2001

Newsletter 108

B. Wilkinson, 2 Hobbs Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3UX, Great Britain

faworld[at]bjw.cix.co.uk

Future International Conventions

* = New or Amended entry

2001

FilkOntario 11: 30 March-1 April, Mississauga, ON, Canada. Filk. GoH: Bill & Brenda Sutton. Att: $42 'til 31/10/00. Contact: 145 Rice Ave, Unit 98, Hamilton, ON, L9C 6R3. Haymon[at]bserv.com

Swancon 2001 The Masquerade: Aussie Nat. SF Con, 12-16 April, Perth, WA, Australia. Att. A$80, $100 on door. GoH Rosaleen Love, Marilyn Pride, Lewis Morley, Kate Orman and Sue Ackerman. Contact: Swancon 2001, PO Box 162 Nedlands WA 6909, Australia. (Email: swancon2001committee[at]egroups .com; http://www.sf.org.au/swancon2001)

Paragon: Eastercon, 13-16 April, Hinckley, UK. Contact: S. Lawson, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ, UK (email: members.paragon[at]keepsake-w eb.co.uk; http://www.keepsake-web.co.uk/ paragon)

OdysseyCon: New Zealand NatCon, 13-16 April, Auckland, New Zealand. GoH Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Lyn McConchie, Brian Howell. Att. NZ$70 'til 12/04/2001, NZ$80 on door. Contact: P.O. Box 74-013 Market Rd, Auckland New Zealand. Email: enquiries[at]odysseycon.sf.org.nz http://www.odysseycon.sf.org.nz

Italcon 27/ Torino Comics 2001 27-29 April, Torino Esposizioni, Turin, Italy. GoH: Norman Spinrad; Maurizio Manzieri. Contact: Circolo Culturale L'ALTROQUANDO C.P.133, 10036 Settimo Torinese(TO), Italy. (email italcon2001[at]fantascienza.com ; www.fantascienza.com/italcon)

* Lituanicon 2001: 3rd Millenium: Technology vs. Magic: 28-30 April, Kaunas, Lithuania. Att. 10LTL (c.2.5$). Contact: Vytautas Jonaitis (vytjon[at]pit.ktu.lt), Emilis Dambauskas lunatic[at]dokeda.lt, 8-286-07732) http://www2.omnitel.net/feniksas/Lituanicon01/

* SF Seminar Special: The World of Canadian Science Fiction 29 April, Embassy of Canada, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo local SF convention. http://www.sfseminar.org/ email JBB02104[at]nifty.ne.jp

Arracon: 30 April-3 May, Elblag, Poland. Att. 60 zl 'til 31/3/01, then 80 zl. Contact: Marcim Grygiel, Skr. poczt. 20, 82-312 Elblag 13, Poland. (email: pipok[at]vc.pl, marcin_grygiel[at]zt.elblag.tpsa.pl, http://www.gabo.pl~fremen)

Babylon 5 Con: 'spring', Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: ab.planck[at]privat.utfors.se.

V-Con/Canvention 4-6 May, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Theme 2001-a Space Oddity. GoH: Lynne Abbey, Pat Turner, James Earnest. Att. $45.00 on door. contact: 1410 Regan Ave, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 3B5, Canada. http://www.v-con.org

Avalcon 4-7 May, Chotebor, Czech Republic. vaclav.pravda[at]seznam.cz

Keycon 18-20 May, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. GoH:Spider Robinson, Phil & Kaja Foglio. Contact: PO Box, 3178, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4E6, Canada (Kim at (+1-204)669-6053)).

Seccond: 25-27 May, Swindon, UK. GoH: Paul McAuley. Contact: seccond[at]seccon.org.uk; http://www.seccon.org.uk/

13th SF Days NRW: June, Germany. Cancelled. Check: http://www.epilog.de/sftagenrw; sftagenrw[at]epilog.de

Fantastika 2001(Swecon): 15-17 June, Stockholm, Sweden. GoH: Karolina Bjallerstedt Mickos, Robert Rankin, Robin Hobb, Jean-Claude Mezieres, Pierre Christin. Att. 200 SEK 'til 1/01/01, then 250 SEK 'til 1/06/01. Contact: c.gomez[at]telia.com; tomas.cronholm[at]mbb.ki.se http://fantastika.dynarc.se/

A Celebration of British SF: 28 June-1 July, Liverpool, UK. GoH: Brian Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, John Clute, Nicola Griffith, Gwyneth Jones, Ken MacLeod. Att. 235UKP all inc. Contact: SF Foundation, 22 Adington Road, Reading, RG1 5PT, UK.

PARCON: A Communication Odyssey – 20th Czech & Slovak nat con, 6-8 July, Czech Republic. SF&F, ST, Babylon 5, Discworld, games, contests, SF&F story competition "Karel Capek Award", videos &movies, party. Contact: londo[at]babylon5.cz

* 28th FRENCH NATIONAL SF CONVENTION 12-15 July, Paris, France. Contact: Alain Huet, 138, rue Gabriel Péri (2A), 93200 Saint-Denis, France. (email: AlainHuet[at]aol.com; http://www.noosfere.com/noosfere/convention/)

* Shore Leave: July 13 – 15, Hunt Valley, MD, USA. Media SF & science. Preregistration deadling 31/05/01. Contact: Shore Leave, PO Box 6809, Towson, MD 21285-6809, USA; tel: +1410-496-4456 (24-hr hotline); email: information[at]shore-leave.com; http://www.shore-leave.com

* Finncon-Baltcon: (Baltcon) 14-15 July, Jyvaskyla, Finland. GoH: Jonathan Carroll, Richard Stallman, Stelarc, Ahrvid Engholm. Attn. Free. Contact: irma.hirsjarvi[at]jkl.fi; 42[at]jyu.fi; japietik[at]tukki.cc.jyu.fi;http://www.finncon.org see also http://www.jyvaskyla.fi/kesa/

ConStruction: 27-29 July, UK. Con running. Contact: ConStruction, 32 Theobald Road, Cardiff, CF5 1LP, UK. (email: ConStruction[at]hotmail.com; http://members.xoom.com/con_stru ct/)

Odyssee:Aug/Sept, Germany. Cancelled. Check: http://www.epilog.de/sftagenrw; sftagenrw[at]epilog.de

Tatracon: 6-12 August, Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. Contact: tvreduta[at]mestosnv.sk; http://www.tatracon.host.sk

* Con-Version XVIII: 10-12 August, Calgary, AB, Canada. GoH:David Drake, Jean-Pierre Normand. Att. 50$ 'til 30/04, $55 01/05-31/07, $60 on door. Contact: PO Box 20098, Calgary Place RPO, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4J2, Canada. (Fax (+1-403) 277-4251 http://www.con-version.org)

Atlantykron 10-19 August, Capidava, Romania. Att. $20 (inc. tent space). Contact: srepi[at]yahoo.com

DraculaCon: Eurocon 2001: 16-19 August, Capidava, Romania. Att: $30 (inc. tent space), $100 on boat. Contact: srepi[at]yahoo.com

* 40th Japan National SF Convention 18-19 August, Chiba, Japan. Contact: http://www.sf2001.com; info[at]sf2001.com

Eboracon: 24-26 August, York, UK. Unicon. GoH: Douglas Hill, Stan Nicholls, Ann Gaye. Att. 25UKP (20UKP student). Contact: "sparks" Mike Rennie, 68 Crichton Avenue, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6EE, UK. (email: eboracon[at]psych.york.ac.uk; http://www-u sers.york.ac.uk/~amr107/eboracon/index.html)

HarmUni24-26 August, York, UK. Filkcon. GoH: Juliane Honisch, Kerstin Dröge. Run joint with Eboracon. Contact: http://www.filk.co.uk/harmuni.html

Saltsjöcon: 24-26 August, Fisksätra, Sweden. Filk & relaxcon. GoH: Sverre Schriwer, Tim & Annie Walker. Contact: wolf[at]sigmatc.a.se

* PentaCon: SFCD Con, 24-26 August, Dresden, Germany. Contact: URANIA SF-KLUB TERRAsse, Ralf Krämer, Otto-Dix-Ring 35, 01219 Dresden, Germany. (tel./fax: +49 (0) 351 275 2834; http://www.urania-dresden.de

The Millenium Philcon (Worldcon): 30 August-1 September, Philadelphia, PA, USA. GoH: Greg Bear, Stephen Youll, Gardner Dozois, George Scithers. Contact: Suite 2001, 402 Huntingdon Pike Rockledge, PA 19046 USA. (email: phil2001[at]unix3.netaxs.com; http://www.netaxs.com/~phil2001/)

Polcon 2001: Polish Nat Con. 13-16 September, Katowice, Poland. GoH Robert Silverberg, Marek S Huberath, Dorota Malinowska, Andrzej "Bilbo" Kowalski. Att. 55 zl 'til 15/06/01, 65 zl 'til 15/08/01, 75 zl 'til 15/09/01. Contact: Slaski Klub Fantastyki, 40-956 Katowice, skr. Poczt 502, Poland. (Email skf[at]skf.from.hell.pl; http://www.skf.w.pl, http://www.skf.from.hell.pl)

Istrocon: 14-16 September, Bratislava, Slovakia. Contact: istrocon[at]istrocon.sk; http://www.istrocon.sk

Hypotheticon: 22-23 September, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 15 UKP 'til 1/1/2001. Contact: Hypotheticon 2001, 25 Ravenscraig Ave., Paisley, PA2 9QL, UK (email: secretary[at]hypotheticon2001.co.uk)

HispaCon 'Salduba': Spanish National Con, 27-31 September, Zaragoza, Spain. Contact: jochu[at]ctv.es; sagacomic[at]jazzfree.com http://salduba2001.8k.com/

* FilkContinental: 28-30 September, Freusburg, Germany. Att. 55 DM. Registration deadline 20 July 2001. Contact: Kirstin Tanger Post Box/Postfach 023 545 D – 10127 Berlin GERMANY. (tel. +49-30-49766569; http://www.filkcontinental.de/fc2001/eindex.html

Akrostikon: 28-30 September, Göteborg, Sweden. GoH: Lars Jacobsson, Pål Eggert. Contact: akesson[at]tsl.uu.se.

* Imladris: 5th Krakow Weekend of SF. October, Krakow, Poland. http://konwenty.fandom.art.pl/imladris/

* Zahcon 2001: 4-7 October, Torun, Poland. http://konwenty.fandom.art.pl/zahcon01.htm

Octocon 13-14 October, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. GoH: Anne McCaffrey. Contact: http://www.octocon.com; email: chairman[at]octocon.com UK Agt. D Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London, SW8 1AX.

* HanseCon 17: 25-29 October, Lübeck, Germany. Att. 30 DM. Contact: Heinrich R. Arenz, Burgstraße 33, 60316 Frankfurt, Germany. (hra.hanse[at]freenet.de

* World Fantasy Convention 1-4 November, Montreal, PQ, Canada. GoH: Fred Saberhagen. Contact: Bruce Farr, 7002 N.6th Ave,Phoenix, AZ, 85021, USA. (email: 2001wfc[at]yahoo.com)

Horror Con: 2-4 November, Stockholm, Sweden. GoH Hans Arnold. Contact: j.n.alroth[at]telia.com.

* Novacon 31: 9-11 November, Walsall, UK. Att. £32 'til Easter. Contact: 379 Myrtle Rd, Sheffield, S2 3HQ.

Smofcon 19 7-9 December, York, UK. International Con running con. Att. 25 UKP. Contact: KIM Campbell 69 Lincoln St Leeman Rd. YORK YO26 4YP, UK. kcampbell[at]cix.co.uk

2002

Helicon 2 (Eastercon): 29 March – 1 April, Jersey, UK. Att. 35UKP. Contact: Helicon 2, 33 Meyrick Drive, Wash Common, Berkshire RG14 6SY, UK (email: helicon2[at]smof.demon.co.uk; http://www.smof.demon.co.uk /helicon2.htm)

Damn Fine.. Convention: (Twin Peaks) 3-6 May, Shepperton, UK. Att. Norwegians 0UKP, others 20UKP. Contact: Damn Fine Convention, 37 Keens Road, Croydon, CR0 1AH, ENGLAND. email: info[at]damnfineconvention.org.uk ; http://www.damnfineconvention.org.uk

Downunder con festival: 1-30 June. SF con every weekend. (Combined with a bid for Corflu) Contact: Eric Lindsay, PO Box 640, Airlie Beach, Qld 4802, Australia. (email: eric[at]wrevenge.com.au)

Convergence: 41st Australian NatCon: 7-10 June, Melbourne, Australia. GoH Joe Haldeman, Sean Williams, Gay Haldeman, Lucy Sussex, Jack Dann, Race Mathews. Contact: GPO Box 1212k Melbourne Vic 3001, Australia http://www.vicnet.net.au/~converge/; contact-convergence[at]egroups.c om

* ColoniaCon 15: SFCD Con., 22-23 June, Köln, Germany. Contact: http://www.coloniacon.de

* Eurocon 2002: 1-7 July, Chotebor (and Prague), Czech Republic. Prague visit 1-3. Contact SFC Avalon, c/o vaclav.pravda[at]seznam.cz; http://eurocon2002.scifi.cz/

* U-CON: 41st Japan National SF Con., 13-14 July, Shimane, Japan. Contact: http://homepage2.nifty.com/u-con/; email: u-con[at]mbf.nifty.com

Discworld Convention 2002: 16-19 August, Hinckley, UK. GoH: Terry Pratchett. Contact: send an SAE to Discworld Convention 2002, 23 Medora Road, Romford, RM7 7EP, UK. http://www.dwcon.org/; email: info[at]dwcon.org; mailing list http://www.dwcon.org/mai lman/listinfo/2002/

* 29th French National SF Con: 29 August-1 September, Liège, Belgium. Att. Euro 39 'til 15/07/01, Euro 45 'til 30/04/02, Euro 55 on door. Contact: Alain le Bussy, rue du Cimetière, 21, 4130 Esneux, Belgium.

Con Jose (Worldcon): 29 August-2 September, 2002, San Jose, USA. GoH Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Bjo & John Trimble, Ferdinand Feghoot, Tad Williams. Att. $120. Contact: Con Jose, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1363, USA. (Email: ConJose[at]sfsfc.org; http://www.conjose.org/)

World Fantasy Con: 1-4 November, Montreal, PQ, Canada. GoH:Fred Saberhagen. Contact: Bruce Farr, 7002 N.6th Ave,Phoenix, AZ, 85021, USA; 2001wfc[at]yahoo.com

2003

Torcon III (Worldcon): 28 August-1 September, Toronto, Canada. Att: $170. GoH: George R.R. Martin Frank Kelly Freas Mike Glyer, Spider Robinson, Robert Bloch. Contact: PO Box 3, Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1A2, Canada, email: info[at]torcon3.on.ca http://www.torcon3.on.ca

2004

USA Boston in 2004 – Contact: info[at]mcfi.org; http://www.mcfi.org; or Tim or Marcia Illingworth; Charlotte in 2004: Contact: charlotte2004[at]earthling.net; http://scenic-city.com/charlot te2004/

2005

Great Britain Worldcon Bid 25/8/2005-29/8/2005. Location: Glasgow. Pre-support: UKP5, Eur8, $8, A$12, NZ$15, Yen950. Contact: UK in 2005, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S.Yorks, S2 3HQ, UK. (email: uk2005[at]hotmail.com; http://www.uk2005.org.uk)

2007

There are rumours of an Australian bid for Worldcon in Melbourne: email Rose at mitchell[at]vicnet.net.au;get the gossip at http://www.egroups.com/invite/aussiecon4 Japan have officially announced for 2007 details at: http://www.nippon2007.org

2009

There are rumours that Australia may move to 2009...

Fans Across the World

Thanks for help, info, etc. to John Mansfield, Andy Sawyer, Roger Robinson, Dave Langford, Marc Ortlieb, Inge Heyer, Sorin Repanovici & others.

Aussie events: annual calendar at http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/2001cal.htm

Things rather better. I got a holiday in Liverpool, Manchester, and visiting Wigan Pier. Got some work done at the SF Foundation too – and showed I hadn't completely forgotten how to calatogue! They've got some books that need a good new home, see: http://www.liv.ac.uk/%7Easawyer/sale.html