Fans Across the World

Newsletter 60

B. Wilkinson, Ground Floor Flat, 8 West Avenue Road, Walthamstow, E17 9SE, Great Britain

bjw[at]cix.compulink.co.uk fax: 0181-925-7126

January 1997

Newsletter 60

Russia & Croatia

Interpresscon'97, de facto national Russian SF convention, will take place May 4-8 1997, in Razliv, a small place about 35 km from St.Petersburg. This convention gathers together many Russian SF writers, publishers, translators and others involved in SF. The main events are the year's Russian SF awards: the Bronze Snail, which is awarded personally by Boris Strugatsky, and the Interpresscon Award, which is voted on by the convention attendees. The membership rate, including accomodation and all meals for five days, will be 150 USD for twinaccommodation, or 200 USD for single. The contact address is: PO Box 358, 196158 St.Petersburg, Russia. There is no official e-mail address by now, but I think mine may be used as a provisional one – kir[at]pleshkov.spb.su (Kirill Pleshkov)

Croatia now has the main con SFeracon, and smaller cons. One, Kutikon will take place during January. The con will start at two in the afternoon on the 17th, and wil then run non-stop throughout the 18th! Kutikon's title for this year will be Renesansa Nova (New Renaissance), and it is likely to have about the same number of members as last year – c. 180. Events will include rond tables on publishing in Croatia, and on Croatian fandom, computer games, a book room, RPGs and card games, films, videos, and an art show. The GoH wil be Marina Jadrejcic, a well known local writer. (Kresimir Lenic)

SF Web Zines

Maldoror is a French literary/SF zine:

http://www.cybermagnet.com/maldoror/ – don't worry, you probably won't get to see this, the title of the zine alone was probably enough to trip ten censorship kill programmes long ago, along with de Sade, Baudelaire,...

In Italy a new Web domain devoted to SF has been created by some SF aficionados in Milan: http://www.fantascienza.com They also have a Web-zine, mainly in Italian, called Delos, present as part of this domain. (SFFranco & Roberto Quaglia).

Future International Conventions

(* = new or amended)

1997

* Kutikon 4: 17-18 January, Kutina, Croatia. GoH: Marina Jadrejcic. Contact: Kresimir Lenic, I.G. Kovacica 42, 44320 Kutina, Croatia.

Swancon 22: 24-27 January, Fremantle, Australia. GoH Howard Waldrop, Stephen Dedman & David Cake. Contact: PO Box 318 Nedlands WA 6009, Australia.

Harmon IX: 31 January-2 February 1997, Weston-Super-Mare, UK. Filk. Contact: Harmon IX, 3 West Shrubbery, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6SZ, UK.

TrinCon2: 21-23 February, Dublin, Ireland. GoH – vast numbers... Att. 15 IP prebooked, 20 IP on the door. Contact: TrinCon2, 40 Daniel Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. (email: sfsoc[at]maths.tcd.ie, http://www.esc.tdc.ie/-sfsoc/trincon)

PicoCon: 2 March, London, UK. Att. 8UKP, (3UKP students). Contact: (Use email if possible) Imperial College Science Fiction Society, Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2BB, UK. (email: icsf[at]ic.ac.uk, http://www.su.ic.ac.uk/clubsocs/scc/icsf)

9th SF Days NRW: 8-9 March, Dortmund, Germany. Att. 40DM 'til 28/2/97, 45DM on door. Cheque to: Konto 1555 95-500, BLZ 370 100 50, Postbank Koln. Contact: ScienceFiction Tage NRW Komitee, c/o S. Vockenberg, Hoevelstrasse 46, 45326 Essen, Germany.

Intervention: Eastercon, 28th-31st March, Liverpool, UK. GoHs: Brian Aldiss, Jon Bing, Octavia E Butler, David Langford. Att. 35 UKP 'til 1/3/1997, then 50 UKP, Supp. 25 UKP (Cheques payable to 'Intervention') *NO* on the door memberships for security reasons. Membership closes 14/3/1997. Contact: Intervention, 12 Crowsbury Close, Emsworth, Hants, PO10 7TS, UK. (e-mail: intervention[at]pompey.demon.co.uk, www: http://ds.dial.pipex.com/minerva.tech/interven.htm)

Conspiracy: 18 NZ National SF con, 28-30 March, Wellington, New Zealand. GoH Pat Cadigan. Att. NZ$60/AU$54. Contact: PO Box 10104, Wellington, New Zealand. Email: concom[at]sans.vuw.ac.nz

* SFerakon 97: national con, 25-27 April (note date change), Zagreb, Croatia. Theme: Communication. Att. 20$. GoH: Guy Gavriel Kay. Contact: Igor Mrkoci, Brace Cvijica 21, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia. (or email: Vlatko Juric-Kokic <vkokic[at]r101.com.hr>)

* 10 SF & Fantasy Festivel of Roanne: 23 April-4 May, Roanne, France. Contact: RHONE-ALPES S.F., Centre Mendes-France, 12 avenue de Paris, 42 335 ROANNE Cedex, France. (tel.: + 33-04 77 72 09 25, email: tabouletj[at]ardep.fr)

* Interpresscon: 4-8 May, Razliv nr. St Petersburg, Russia. Att. from 150 USD (inc. full board, twin share). Contact: Interpresscon, PO Box 358, 196158 St.Petersburg, Russia (email: kir[at]pleshkov.spb.su)

Keycon 97: 16-18 May, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. GoH: Kevin J. Anderson, Margaret Weis, ArtGoH: Ruth Thompson, FanGoH: DDI. Att.: C$30 to 28 Feb 97. Contact: Keycon, PO Box 3178, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4E7, Canada.

Ad Astra 17: 14-17 June, Toronto, ON, Canada. GoH: Stephen Brust. Contact: Ad Astra, PO Box 7276, Station A, TORONTO, ON, M5W 1X9, Canada.

Con-Version XIV: 18-20 July, Calgary, AB, Canada. GoH: Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson. Contact: Con-Version, PO Box 1088, Station M, Calgary, AB, T2P 2K9, Canada. (tel. +1 (403) 259-3938 email: Garyf[at]nucleus.com)

Ratzecon: SFCD Con & Baltcon. 27-29 July, Ratzeburg, Germany. Att. 35DM. Contact: Eckh. D Marwitz, Postfach 1524, D-22905 Ahrensburg, Germany. (tel. +49-(0)4531-86106, email: edm[at]texbox.lahn.de, http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage/EDMarwitz)

2nd Northern Tolkien Festival: 8-10 August, Oslo, Norway. Info: http://www.uib.no/it/pers/edmmb/ntf97/

Lonestarcon 2: 28 August-1 September, San Antonio, TX, USA. Worldcon. Contact: LoneStarCon 2, Box 27277, Austin, TX, 78755-2277, USA. (tel. +1-512-472-9944, fax: +1-512-472-4290, e-mail: lsc2[at]io.com, http://www.io.com/~lsc2/)

* Con*Cept/Boreal 97: 26-28 September, Montreal, PQ, Canada. Bilingual. GoH: Daniel Sernine, Lois McMaster Bujold, Wayne Barlowe. Contact: Con*Cept, PO Box 405, Station H, Montreal, PQ, H3G 2L1, Canada.

Coachcon: 23&27 October, London-Portmeiron-Dublin-Portmeiron-London, UK/Ireland. SF con on coach to Euro-Octocon. Send SAE. Contact: Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London, SW8 1AX, UK.

Euro-Octocon: (Eurocon) 25-27 October, Dublin, Ireland. Att. 20 IP, Supp. 10 IP Contact: Eurocon'97, PO Box 5130, Dublin 4, Ireland (email: rde[at]irelands-web.ie, http://www.irelands-web.ie/users/rde/eurocon.html)

World Fantasy Con: 31 October-2 November, London, UK. Contact: World Fantasy Con, PO Box 31, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4YL, UK.

HispaCon 97: 31 October-2 November, Mataro (Nr. Barcelona), Spain. GoH: Orson Scott Card, Alfonso Font & Carlos Gimenez (artists). Contact: Mataro 97, HispaCon, Patronat Municipal de Cultura, Sant Josep 9, 08302 Mataro, Spain. (tel. +34-3-758.23.61, Fax +34-3-758.23.62, http://www.Catch22.COM/SF/BEM)

1998

Intuition: Easter, Manchester, UK. Att. 28UKP, Supp 15UKP. Contact: 1 Waverley Way, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, SM5 3LQ, UK. (email: intuition[at]elsevier.co.uk)

INFINITY: 10-12 July, Cardiff, UK. SF/Media Con. Contact: (SSAE) Swn y Nant, 12 Stuart Street, Treherbert, Treorchy, Wales,

UK, CF42 5PR. (email jonjo[at]hotmail.com, WWW – http://www.cf.ac.uk/ccin/main/ents/sffc/infinity.html)

Bucconeer: 5-9 August, Baltimore, MD, USA. Worldcon. Contact: PO Box 314, Annapolis Junction, MD, 20701, USA.

Spain has expressed interest in Eurocon 1998.

1999

Aussiecon III: 2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia. Worldcon. Contact: Aussiecon 3, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne, 3001. Australia. (email: eric[at]maths.uts.edu.au)

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

Bids for EUROCON 1999: Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic & Dortmund, Germany

Fans Across the World Many thanks for information etc. to: Kirill Pleskov, Kresimir Lenic, Roberto Quaglia, Joan Manel Ortiz, Jean-Louis Trudel, Yuri Savchenko, and others.