Fans Across the World

Newsletter 85

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

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

April 1999

Newsletter 85

Future International Conventions

1999

ICON: 1-5 April, Perth, Australia. GoH Jack Dann, Sean Williams, Jenny Wurts, Dave Luckett. Contact: ICON, 11 GPO Box G429 Perth WA 6841, Australia. (email: ackerman[at]multiline.com.au)

Reconvene: (EASTERCON), April 2-5, Liverpool, UK. GOH: Peter Beagle, John Clute, Jeff Noon, Tom Holt, Ron Tiner. Att. 80UKP. Contact: Reconvene, 3 West Shrubbery, Redland, Bristol BS6 6SZ, UK. (email: mychelle[at]firedrake.demon.co.uk; http://www.firedrake.demon.co.uk/reconvene/)

Galaxiales 99: 8-11 April, Nancy, France. GoH: Robert Silverberg, Karen Haber, Pierre Pelot, Bernard Werber, Valerio Evangelisti etc. Contact: Galaxiales 99, BP 3 687, F-54 097 Nancy, France. (or Florence Dolisi at: tel. 03 83 93 36 01; fax 03 83 39 08 51; Email: Florence.dolisi[at]ifras.asso.fr)

SFeraKON: 23-25 April, Zagreb, Croatia. GoH: Robert Silverberg. Contact: (email: Berislav Lopac incanus[at]bigfoot.com or sferacon[at]sfera.hr; http://www.sferakon.hr)

Arracon: 30 April-3 May, Elblag, Poland. Contact: SF Klub Fremen, Marcin Grygiel, skr. Poczt. 20, 82-312 Elblag 13, Poland. (email: pipok[at]friko.onet.pl; marcin_grygiel[at]zt.elblag.pl; http://www.fremen.rpg.vr.pl/)

Corflu: 30 April-2 May, FL, USA. Contact: S&S Vick, 627 Barton Avenue, Springfield, FL 32404, USA.

Keycon 16: 21-23 May, Winnipeg, Canada. GoH: David Drake, Dennis Beauvas, Michael Sheard. Att. $40 ‘til 30/4/99. Contact: tel. +1 (204)256-9325; http://www.icenter.net/~stornel/keycon/keycon.html

Trinity – Eurocon 1999 & 11th SF Days NRW: 21-24 May, Dortmund, Germany. Att. ??DM or 34 UKP. Multilingual (inc. English) programme. GoH: Harry Harrison, Terry Pratchett, Ian Watson, Roger MacBride Allen, Eric Stillwell. Contact: Beluga Post (Chair), Frankfurter Weg 18, D-59439 Holzwickede, Germany. (tel. +49-2301-5785; fax +49-2301-5743; email: SFTageNRW[at]epilog.de; http://www.epilog.de/SFTageNRW). UK agent: Mike Cheater, 42 Elm Grove, Southsea, Hants., PO5 1JG, UK. Att. 33UKP. Cheques payable: ‘German Conventions’. (Tel +44 (0)1705 361350, email: mike[at]frasers.demon.co.uk)

Seccon: 28-30 May, Hertfordpark Hotel, Stevenage, GoH Stephen Baxter. Att. 23UKP ‘til 1/5/99, cheques “Seccon”. Contact: Seccon, c/o 92 Lichfield Road, Cambridge, CB1 3TR, UK. (email: seccon[at]sjbradshaw.cix.co.uk; http://www.cix.co.uk/~sjbradshaw/seccon.html)

Ad Astra: ?? June, Toronto, Canada. GoH: Nancy Kress, Fred Saberhagen, Charles Sheffield, Bob Eggleton, Scott Edelman, Lloyd & Yvonne Penney. Contact: PO Box 7276, Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1X9, Canada (http://Terra.phys.Yorku.ca/~white/Adastra

INCENSE AND INSENSIBILITY: SCIENCE FICTION, PSYCHEDELIA & THE 1960s & 1970s – academic conference: 12 June, Liverpool, UK. SF & and psychedelia in 60s & 70s culture. Call for paper: abstract & title to: Elliot Atkins: eja[at]liverpool.ac.uk; Andy Sawyer: asawyer[at]liverpool.ac.uk; Peter Wright: 113350.134[at]compuserve.com; or Incense and Insensibility Conference, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool, Modern Languages Building, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK. (fax: +44 (0)151 794 2730)

jUnicon: 18-20 June, Stockholm, Sweden. Also Baltcon’99. GoH: Bertil Martensson, Hans Arnold, Martin Easterbrook. Some English. Att.: 250 SEK, 300 SEK on door, Swedish Postal Giro 40 79 03-4. Contact: junicon[at]sigmatc.a.se; http://www.sigmatc.a.se/junicon/

Dragon*Con: 1-4 July, Atlanta, GA, USA. Contact: Dragon*Con, PO Box 47696, Atlanta, Georgia 30362-0696, USA. (http://www.dragoncon.org/; email: dragoncon[at]dragoncon.org)

Boreal 20th anniversary: 16-18 July, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi, Canada. Contact: Elisabeth Vonarburg, evarburg[at]saglac.qc.ca.

HungaroCon’99: 22-25 July, Salgotarjan, Hungary. Contact: http://www.scifi.hu/hungarocon/; email: avana[at]scifi.hu

Conversion 16: 23-25 July, Calgary, Canada. Att. $45. GoH: Ben Bova, Tanya Huff. Contact: Unit 4, 203 Lynnview Rd SE, Calgary, AB, T2C 2C6, Canada (email: garyf[at]nucleus.com; tel. +1 (403)279-4052.

Eclipse: 11 August, Timisoara, Romania. Contact: Jon Cowie, 44 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ, UK.

Eclipse: 10-16 August, Bucharest etc., Romania. Tour – Sighisoara, Bran, Buzau. GoH: Norman Spinrad, Robert Sheckley, Roberto Quaglia. Att. $50 & $495 accommodation etc. Contact: Nemira Publishing House, 1 Casa Presei Libere, sector 1, zip code 71341, Bucharest, Romania. (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/7045/; http://members.spree.com/nemira/eclipsa.htm; yeti[at]fx.ro)

Bachanalia: 12-15 August, Zielona Gora, Poland. SF & wine festival. Contact: Piotr Cholewa, U. Szapirowa 1/24, 40-762 Katowice, Poland. (email: pcholewa[at]usctoux1.cto.us.edu.pl)

Wincon V: 13-15 August, Winchester, UK. GoH Diana Wynne Jones, John Barnes, Warren Ellis. Att. 25 UKP. Contact: Wincon V, 53 Havant Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hants, PO2 7HH, UK (email: wincon[at]pompey.demon.co.uk; http://www.pompey.demon.co.uk/wincon.htm)

Finncon: 14-15 August, Turku, Finland. GoH Connie Willis, Ahrvid Engholm. Contact: http://www.utu.fi/tsfs/finncon

Conucopia (NASFic): 26-29 August, Anaheim, CA, USA. GoH: Jerry Pournelle, Nicki & Richard Lynch, Ellen Datlow. Att. $85. Contact: Conucopia, c/o SCIFI, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA 91409, USA (email: info[at]99.nasfic.org; www.99.nasfic.org). UK agent: Att. 52UKP. John Harold, 8 Warren Close, Langley, Slough SL3 7UA, UK.

Polcon: (Polish national con), 26-29 Aug, Warsaw, Poland. GoH: Tomasz Kolodziejczak, Leslaw Olczak. Contact: Konfederacja Fantastyki RASSUN, ul. Koszykowa 69/4, 00-667 Warszawa, Poland. (email: klub[at]rassun.art.pl; http://rassun.art.pl/polcon) 26th French SF convention: 26-28 Auguat, Lodeve, France. Att. 250FF ‘til 1/5/99, then 300FF, 350FF on door. Contact: Claude Ecken, 3 rue Pentecote, 34500 Beziers, France.

Aussiecon III: 2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia. Worldcon. GoH: George Turner, Greg Benford, Bruce Gillespie. Att. 225$Aus. Contact: Aussiecon 3, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne, 3001. Australia. (email: info[at]aussiecon3.worldcon.org; http://www.aussiecon3.worldcon.org)

SPAWNCON TWO: 38th Australian National SF Con. 2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia. Contact: P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131, Australia. (http://www.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/spawncon.htm)

Masque 7: 10-12 September, Dudley, UK. Costume con. Att. 25UKP ‘til 14/4/99, 30UKP ‘til 1/8/99, then 35UKP. Contact: A.L.Cash, 130 Hamstead Hall Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 1JB, UK. (email: Felicity[at]flisandben.force9.co.uk; http://www.ireadh.demon.co.uk)

Organizational theory: Science Fiction and Organization – a conference: 14-15 September, Leicester, UK. Academic conference. Att. 165UKP inc. 1 night accomm. & food. Contact: Matthew Higgins, Management Centre, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, England. (email: mh64[at]le.ac.uk; fax: +44(0)116-2523949; tel: +44(0)116-2525644)

Hypotheticon: 25-26 September, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 15 UKP. Contact: Hypotheticon: 1999, Flat O/2, 11 Cleghorn Street, Glasgow. G22 5RN, UK. (Email: Hypotheticon1999[at]Hotmail.com; http://members.tripod.com/Hypotheticon1999)

Concept 99: 1-3 October, Montreal, Canada. GoH: Jane Dorsey. Contact: Concept, P.O. Box 415, Station H, Montreal, Qc H3G 2L1, Canada. (email: afm[at]infinit.net)

Octocon 10: 8-10 October, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. GoH: Robert Rankin. Att. 14IP ‘til Easter 99, then 18IP ‘til 09/99, 22 IP on the door. Contact: Octocon, c/o 43 Eglinton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland. (email: dstewart[at]iol.ie)

Upsala:1999: Swedish National con (Swecon). 15-17 October, Uppsala, Sweden. Att. 200 SEK, 250 SEK on door, Postal Giro 629 49 57-4, Kruse. Contact: (Email: johan.anglemark[at]bahnhof.se)

Canvention/inCONsequential: October 15-17, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: 45 Charm Ct, Fredricton , NB, E3B 7J6, Canada. (email: badavis[at]nbnet.nb.ca (Brian A. Davis))

* 4th ENCOUNTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASTIC – ON THE EDGE OF THE EMPIRE, 22 Oct-1 Nov, Cascais, Portugal. Theme: THE 7 CAPITAL SINS. The literary part will begin the 28th. Contact: Simetria – associacao portuguesa de ficcao cientifica e fantastico, Av. da Republica, Pavilhao do Dramatico de Cascais, 2750-475 Cascais, Portugal, tel: (01)482 11 22 fax: (01)482 11 20 e-mail: simetria[at]esoterica.pt http://simetria.esoterica.pt

Novacon 29: 5-7 Nov, Birmingham, UK. GoH: Ian Stewart. Att. 28 UKP ‘til Easter 99. Contact: Carol Morton, 14 Park Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8SS, UK. (Email: martin[at]empties.demon.co.uk; http://www.cooky.demon.co.uk/n28/n28.html)

Cozy-Con: 19-21 November, Scheveningen, Netherlands. Att. 50 NLG. Annemarie van Ewyck, Obrechtstraat 4, 2517 VT Den Haag, Netherlands (email: cozycon[at]cena.demon.nl)

Nordcon 13: 2-5 December, Gdansk, Poland. Contact: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, PO Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland (tel. +48-58-531073; http://www.gkf.3miasto.pl; Email: papier[at]gkf.3miasto.pl)

* 11 Festival de la Science-Fiction et de l’Imaginaire de Roanne, 15-21 December, Roanne, France. Contact: Jo Taboulet, Festival de la SF, Rhone-Alpes SF, 12 avenue de Paris – 42334 ROANNE cedex, France. (email: tabouletj[at]ardep.fr; tel:+ 04 77 72 09 25

Millenium: 27 December-2 January 2000, N Europe. Contact: Malcolm Reid, 186 Casewick Road, W.Norwood, London, SE27 0SZ, UK. (email: vdputte[at]simplex.nl)

2000

ReConnaissance: 31 March-2 April, Bergen, Norway. Att. 200NKr. Contact: ReConnaissance, PO Box 1195, N-5001 Bergen, Norway. (email: reconnaissance[at]fandom.no). UK Agt: F Anderson, 129 Colegrave Rd., Stratford, London E15 1EA, UK. fiona[at]intersec.demon.co.uk

2Kon: 21-24 April, Glasgow, UK. Eastercon. Att. 25UKP. Contact: 2Kon, 30 Woodburn Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 8BA, UK. (e-mail: 2kon[at]dcs.st-and.ac.uk, http://www-theory.cs.st-and.ac.uk/2Kon)

12th SF Days NRW/AREA49-Y-Con: 9-12 June, Dortmund, Germany. Theme: Transport. Contact: Beluga Post (Info-line: +49-2301-5785 (voice) +49-2301-5743 (fax); http://www.epilog.de/sftagenrw; http://www.area49.de; email: sftagenrw[at]epilog.de)

ESE: 28-30 July, Darmstadt, Germany. Contact: F. Anderson, 129 Colegrave Road, Stratford, London E15 1EA, UK (email: fiona[at]intersec.demon.co.uk)

* Eurocon 2000: 2-6 August, Gdynia, Poland. Att. 10 UKP. Contact: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, PO Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland (tel. +48-58-531073; email: gkf[at]gkf.3miasto.pl; http://pweb.netcom.com/~slawcio/index.html).

* Chicon 2000 (Worldcon): 31 August-4 September, Chicago IL, USA. GoH: Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Bean, Bob & Anne Passovoy. Att. $135 ‘til 1/5/99. Contact: Chicon 2000, PO Box 642057, Chicago IL 60664, USA. (fax: +1-312-946-3779; http://www.chicon.org; email – chi2000[at]chicon.org)

Hogmanaycon: 29 December 2000 – 1 January 2001, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 25 UKP ‘til 4/99, then 30 UKP. GoH: Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Sydney Jordan, Archie Roy, Vince Docherty, Oscar Schwigelhofer. Contact: Hogmanaycon, c/o 26 Avonbank Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2PA, Scotland. (email: john[at]gelsalba.demon.co.uk)

2001

13th SF Days NRW: 2-4 June, Dortmund, Germany. Contact: Beluga Post (Info-line: +49-2301-5785 (voice); +49-2301-5743 (fax); http://www.epilog.de/sftagenrw; http://www.area49.de; email: sftagenrw[at]epilog.de)

* ConStruction: 28-29 July, UK. Con running. Contact: ConStruction, 32 Theobald Road, Cardiff, CF5 1LP, UK. (email: Con_Struction[at]hotmail.com; http://members.xoom.com/con_struct/)

Odyssee: Aug/Sept, Berlin, Germany. Contact: Info-line: +49-2301-5785 (voice); +49-2301-5743 (fax); http://www.epilog.de/sftagenrw; http://www.area49.de; email: sftagenrw[at]epilog.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; www.netaxs.com/~phil2001/)

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

2002

Worldcon bids: (Seattle – withdrawn;) * San Francisco – info[at]sf2002.sfsfc.org, http://www.sfsfc.org/worldcon/

N.B. The SF in 2002 Worldcon Bid Committee has filed a second Worldcon bid for a site in San Jose, California. The bid is for the same weekend, for the same committee, with different facilities – hotel problems.

2003

Canada Torcon III – Contact: PO Box 3, Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1A2, Canada, email: info[at]torcon3.on.ca; http://www.torcon3.on.ca is currently bidding for the 2003 Worldcon. There is also a bid in Mexico: Concancun – email: artemis[at]cyberramp.net; http://world.std.com/~sbarsky/concancun.html

Fans Across the World Thanks for help, info, etc. to SFFranco, Dave Langford, the BSFA, Marc Ortlieb, Thomas Recktenwald, Laszlo Pocsai, Kevin Standlee, Construction and the WSFA, and others. Best of luck to Kim Campbell, in hospital at present – GET WELL SOON, and that's an order! This issue has the whole damn conlist, hence no other news. The list will be heavily cut again next month, or doing this will stop being any fun. This issue has been done on the Pentium, 'tho still with WP5.1. I'll play squeeze the fonts next time!