Fans Across the World

Newsletter 49

Honorary President John Brunner

B. Wilkinson, 17 Mimosa, 29 Avenue Road, Tottenham, N15 5JF, Great Britain

June 1995

Newsletter 49

Mixed Awards

Canadian prizes:

Boreal & Aurora french language prizes.

Prix Boreal – Best Book: Daniel Sernine, Manuscrit trouve dans un secretaire. Best Novella: Alain Bergeron, L'Homme qui fouillait la lumiere

Prix Aurora – Best Book: Joel Champetier, La Memoire du lac. Best Novella jointly to: Alain Bergeron, L'Homme qui fouillait la lumiere and Yves Meynard, L'Envoye. Best 'other': Solaris magazine. (Yves Meynard)

1995 BRONZE SNAIL AWARD

Presented annually personally by Boris Strugatsky for the best publications of the previous year. Novel: Andrey Lazarchuk, SOLDATY VAVILONA (SOLDIERS OF BABEL). Novella: Alexander Shchegolev, "Noch navsegda" ("Night Forever"). Short Story: Boris Shtern, "Kashchey Bessmertny – poet besov" ("Kashchey the Immortal – Poet of the Imps"). Non-fiction: Vyacheslav Rybakov, KRUZHAS' V POISKAH SMYSLA (CIRCLING IN QUEST OF REASON)

1995 INTERPRESSCON AWARD

Presented annually by vote of the InterPressCon (Russia) participants. Novel: Svyatoslav Loginov, MOGORUKY BOG DALAINA (COUNTLESSHAND GOD OF DALAIN). Novella: Sergey Kazmenko, "Znak Drakona" ("Sign of the Dragon", posthumously). Short Story: Sergey Lukyanenko, "Fugu v mundire" ("Fugu in the coat"). Non-fiction: Vadim Kazakov, "Polyot nad gnezdom lyagushki" ("Flying Above the Frog Nest")

1995 Stranger Award

Professional writers award, presented annually by a special jury. Life Achievements: Vitaly Bugrov (posthumously). Novel: Mihail Uspensky, TAM, GDE NAS NET (THERE WE ARE NOT). Novella: Mihail Uspensky, "Dorogoi tovarishch korol" ("Dear Comrad the King"). Short Story: Boris Shtern, "Kashchey Bessmertny – poet besov" ("Kashchey the Immortal – Poet of the Imps"). Translation: Sergey Khrenov for the translanion of "Manuel Saga" by James Branch Cabell. Non-fiction: Victor Pelevin, "Zombifikatsia" ("Zombification"). Editor: Roman Solntsev for "Den' i Noch" magazine (Krasnoyarsk).

Publisher: Mir Publishing House for the "Foreign SF" book line. Artist: Yana Ashmarina for the illustrations to The Collected Works of Robert Heinlein. (Serge V. Berezhnoy)

Italian SF web site

I wish to communicate to you the web address of a new science fiction magazine on the net: Delos Cyberzine. Born in december 1994 and diffuse on several italian bbs nets, since May 1995 Delos can be read on Internet at http://www.mclink.it/n/delos/index.htm. Delos Cyberzine is a science fiction monthly e-zine in Italian language. Every issue contains news upon books, cinema and Italian fandom, interviews and articles, and short stories. A column is dedicated to the net resources upon science fiction.

SF Bookshops

Czech Republic: Fancentrum, Na prikopech 24, 110 00 Prague 1; Fan Centrum – Najada, Krizikova 115, 180 00 Prague 8 (tel. 231 4647); SF Khihikupectvi a Antikvariat, Caslavska 15, 130 00 Prague 3; U Jednorozce, Staromestske nam. 17, 117 06 Prague 1 (tel. 242 10606); Magnet Press, Jungmannova 24, 110 00 Praha 1 (New SF); WALES, Taborska 42, 140 00 Praha 4 – Nusle (New & second hand SF); Cerna Planeta, Jezuitska 3, 602 00 Brno Switzerland: La Grotte aux Fees: Rue des Grottes 13 – 1201 Geneve, Switzerland. All genres with a good SF section.

Future International Conventions

1995

(*=new or changed)

Thylacon: June 9-12, Hobart, Australia. National convention. GOH: Kim Stanley Robinson, Peter Nicholls and Grant Stone. Contact: Thylacon, P.O. Box 418, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005, Australia. (tel. (002) 312-560, e-mail cnelson[at]mariner.amc.edu.au)

* AD Astra 15: 16-18 June, Toronto, ON, Canada. Att.: C$35. Contact: AD Astra 15, Box 7276, Stn. A, Toronto ON M5W 1X9, Canada. (tel. +1(800)465-4329 URL: http://maple.eol.ists.ca/users/white/adastra.html.

* Finncon: 16-18 June, Jyvaeskylae, Finland. SF con. Free entry. GOH Vonda McIntyre & Bruce Sterling. Otto Maekelae, Cygnaeuksenkatu 7 E 46, FIN-40100 Jyvaeskylae, Finland. (tel. +358 41 613 847 / e-mail otto[at]jyu.fi / URL: http://www.jyu.fi/~otto/finncon95/)

Ostan om sol (East of the Sun): 16-18 June, Sweden. A fantasy convention. GoH Robert Jordan. Att. 250SEK, postal giro 494 64 50-5. Contact: Ylva Spanberg, Disponentg 3, S-112 62 Stockholm, Sweden.

Confuse: 17-18 June, Sweden. GOH John Clute. Contact: A Bjorklind, Fanjunkaregatan 9, S-58246 Linkoeping, Sweden. (tel. (13)274463 / Confuse[at]ida.liu.se) (Check before going, rumour has it that Confuse has been cancelled)

* Hypotheticon: 1-2 July, Glasgow, UK. Contact: Ralph C. Harrold, Flat 1/2, 10 Atlas Rd, Springburn, G21 4TE UK (email grant.mcdougall[at]almac.co.uk)

Komarinaya Plesh (Mosquito Spot): 1-31 July, Tuzla, Kertch, Crimea, USSR. Relaxcon Russian/Ukrainian style, bring your own tent, food, spoon, plate etc. Annual since 1984, now gone completely informal. Contact: Andrei Tzemenko, Borzenko 25-45, 334514 Kertch, Ukraine. Or just turn up...

8th SF days NRW: moved to 1996

* The Time Machine: Past, Present and Future. (HG Wells Society) 26-29 July, Imperial College, London, UK. Speakers include Brian Aldiss, Michael Foot, Doris Lessing and Elaine Showalter. Contact: Details from Professor Patrick Parrinder, 82 Hillfield Avenue, Crouch End, London, N8 7DN, UK. (tel. (0181) 3406355).

Atlantykron: end July, Romania. SF camp: may be very informal this year. Contact: Sorin Repanovici, str. Mihail Sadoveanu, nr. 10, bl.10, ap.2, Loc. Cernavoda, Jud. Constanta, Romania.

* Conscience (Baltcon'95): 4-6 August, Sweden. Baltic area international convention. Att. 250SEK, 'til 30/7/95 then 300SEK, postal giro 37 63 64-6. GOH Norman Spinrad & Ralph Lundsten. Contact: Ahrvid Engholm, Restiernas Gata 29, S-116 31 Stockholm, Sweden. (email – ahrvid[at]stacken.kth.se)

* Precursor: 18-20 August, Stevenage, UK. Att. UKP15. Contact: PRECURSOR, 144 Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1AB

Intersection: 24-28 August, Glasgow, UK. (Worldcon) Contact: InterSection, Admail 336, Glasgow G2 1BR, UK.

ARCON Aussiecon Reunion Convention, 25 years of Australian SF: September 22-24, Melbourne, Australia. Contact: Arcon, P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill, Vic 3131, Australia.

6th Festival of Fantastic Films: 22-24 September, Manchester, UK. GoH Roger Corman. Contact: Society of Fantastic Films, 95 Meadowgate Rd., Salford, Manchester M6 8EN, UK.

* Laustizcon 3: Sep 29 – Oct 1, Hoyerswerda, Germany. GOHs: Terry Pratchett, Karlheinz Steinmueller, Frank Roger. Contact: Stefan Biewald, Otto Nagelstrasse 50, 02977 Hoyerswerda, Germany.

* Octocon: 14-15 October, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. GOH: Mary Gentle. 16 IP 'til 1 September. Contact: Octocon, 30 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Eire. (email: mmmchugh[at]tcd.ie; URL: http://arrogant.itc.icl.ie/OctoCon.html)

Hansecon: 26 October-1 November, Luebeck, Germany. Contact: Eckhard D. Marwitz, Postfach 1524, D-W-22905 Ahrensburg, FRG. [tel.(04531) 86106 or email to Achim Sturm: asturm[at]texbox.lahn.de

Novacon: 3-5 November, Birmingham, UK. GoH: Brian W Aldiss, Harry Harrison, Bob Shaw, Iain M Banks. Att: 25UKP. Contact: Carol Morton. 14 Park Street, Lye, Stourbridge, W.Mids, DY9 8SS, UK.

Armardacon: 17-19 November, Plymouth, UK. 20 UKP. Armardacon VII, c/o Gleneagle Aveneue, Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5HL, UK. (tel. 01852-267873)

Dracon: late November, Brno, Czech Republic. One of the major Czech cons, a yearly event. Contact: Dracon, P.O. Box 36, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic. tel(05)41218426

Nordcon: (Polcon) late November, Gdansk, Poland. Large Polish con, films, panels, live action role-playing, etc. Contact: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, PO Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland.

Eurocon: will be combined with Intersection.

1996

OBLITER8: British National Filk Convention, 2-4 February 1996, Milton Keynes, UK. Contact: Obliter8, 212 Albert Road, Leyton, London, E10 6PD, UK. Email: Obliter8[at]orioes.demon.co.uk

* MICROCON 16: 2-3 March, Exeter, UK. Contact: Microcon 16, c/o Darrel Manuel, Cornwall House, St. German's Rd., Exeter, EX4 6TG UK.

8th SF days NRW: 22-24 March, Duesseldorf, Germany. Theme: religion. 30 DM 'til 30/6/95, then 35DM. Contact: Heinrich Sporck, Am Sonnenberg 38, D-44879 Bochum 5, FRG. (tel. 49-234-461390)

* Evolution: 5-8 April, Heathrow (London), UK. GOH: Vernor Vinge, Colin Greenland, Jack Cohen, Brian Talbot, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller, att. UKP24, reduced rates for soft currency countries. Contact: Evolution, 13 Linfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3 6PX, UK. email: bmh[at]ee.ic.ac.uk Net page: http://tardis.ed.ac.uk/~simon/evolve/

* Constellation NZ Natcon: 31 May-3 Jun, Christchurch, New Zealand. Contact: Constellation, P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ. (email: c.brandenburg[at]lincoln.ac.nz)

* Speaking Science Fiction: 11-13 July, Liverpool University, UK. Conference on sf. Contact: Andy Sawyer c/o Special Collections, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, P. O. Box 123, Liverpool, L69 3DA, UK.

* Albacon '96: 12-15 July. Glasgow, UK. Contact: Albacon, 10 Atlas Rd., Springburn, Glasgow, G21 4TE Scotland.

SaarCon: 26-28 July, Germany. SFCD annual convention. Themes: eastern European SF, history of German fandom. Contact: Thomas Recktenwald, Huettenwerkstr. 40, D-66763 Dillingen, FRG. (tel. 06831-704555)

Eurocon '96: Provisionally Bulgaria, date and exact place not yet known, the Bulgarians have been in contact recently.

1997

Intervention: Eastercon, 28th-31st March, Liverpool, UK. GOH: Brian Aldiss, David Langford, Robert Silverberg. Att. 20 UKP, Supp. 10 UKP (Cheques payable to 'Wincon'). Contact:

Intervention, 12 Crowsbury Close, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 7TS, UK. E-mail: interven[at]pompey.demon.co.uk

1999

Millenium: 27 December-2 January 2000, N Europe. Contact: Malcolm Reid, 186 Casewick Road, W.Norwood, London, SE27 0SZ, UK.

All additions, corrections, etc. to this list gratefully received. Please send them either to the address above, or to email: bjw[at]cix.compulink.co.uk.

Thanks!

Intersection

If you are coming from abroad to Intersection please think about preparing a display on SF and fandom in your country. There should be displays from Germany, Turkey, Romania and Russia, could there be more to join them?

If you are driving up from London and will have a spare place in your car, please think about taking a 'hitchhiker'. Numbers of foreign fan's tickets only run as far as London, so they then have to buy a bus ticket at full price unless they arrive over a week before (Apex availability rules)

Fans Across the World the current people involved are: Bridget Wilkinson (coordinator), Roger Robinson, Volunteers urgently sought, also offers of money, books, addresses, overseas conventions, and other news. Thanks to: John Bray, J-L Trudel and other SFFranco members, Yves Meynard, Dave Langford, Piotr Cholewa, Cyril Simsa, Neyir Cenk Gokce, Yuri Scherbatykh, Pascal Thomas, and others for information etc.

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Press release from Italy, full text.

I wish to communicate to you the web address of a new science fiction magazine on the net: Delos Cyberzine. Born in december 1994 and diffuse on several italian bbs nets, since May 1995 Delos can be read on Internet at http://www.mclink.it/n/delos/index.htm. Delos Cyberzine is a science fiction monthly e-zine in Italian language. Every issue contains news upon books, cinema and Italian fandom, interviews and articles, and short stories. A column is dedicated to the net resources upon science fiction.

Delos Cyberzine is edited by Silvio Sosio (silvio.sosio[at]galactica.it), Luigi Pachi' (luigi.pachi[at]iol.it), Franco Forte and Franco Clun. The e-mail addreess for Delos is delos[at]galactica.it.

In six issues we have published interviews with William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, James G. Ballard, Douglas Adams and some Italian editors; articles about sf on sat channels, cyberpunk, Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine, X Files, and two columns by Bruce Sterling translated in Italian.

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