Fans Across the World

Newsletter 86

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

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

Emergency edn. May 1999

Newsletter 86

1999

(* = new or amended)

Keycon 16: 21-23 May, Winnipeg, Canada. GoH: David Drake, Dennis Beauvas, Michael Sheard. Contact: tel. +1 (204)256-9325; http://www.icenter.net/~stornel/keycon/keycon.h tml

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. 27UKP on door. 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: Moved to Feb 2000

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.

* BaroQuon: 16-18 July, Cambridge, UK. UK RPG con. GoH: Mary Gentle. Att: 24UKP. Contact: Baroquon, 8 Saddlers Close, Baldock, Herts., SG7 6EF, UK. (email: baroquon[at]philm.demon.co.uk; http://www.philm.demon.co.uk/Baroquon/Main.html

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.

* Norcon 1999: 6-8 August, Oslo, Norway. Norwegian national con. GoH(s) TBA, Fan GoH: Johan Schimanski & Egil Stenseth. Att. NOK 180 ‘til 30/4, then NOK 250. Non-Scandinavians, NOK 150 (approx. 12UKP) on door (or before). Contact: NORCON:1999, PO Box 121 Vinderen, 0319 OSLO, Norway. (email: norcon[at]fandom.no; www.fandom.no)

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, Kara Dalkey, Michael Sheard. Att. 28UKP ‘til 1/7/99. 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, Philip Pullman, Ahrvid Engholm. Contact: Contact: Finncon 1999 / TSFS ry, PL 538, 20101 TURKU, FINLAND. (email: conitea[at]utu.fi; http://finncon.utu.fi)

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.

* Istrocon: ?? September, Bratislava, Slovakia. Contact: martinaart[at]hotmail.com

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. 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. 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; http://www.iol.ie/~jshields/octocon)

* Swecon: Swedish National con. 15-17 October, Uppsala, Sweden. GoH: Michael Swanwick, Lars-Olov Strandberg. Att. 200 SEK, 250 SEK on door, Postal Giro 629 49 57-4, Kruse. Contact: (Email: johan.anglemark[at]bahnhof.se; swecon[at]dang.se; sfweb.dang.se/1999e.html)

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))

* BuchmesseCon: 16 Oct, Frankfurt, Germany. Contact: Roger Murmann, #wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 17, 64859 Eppertshausen, Germany (tel. 0607-38718)

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

* HanseCon 15: 28 Oct-2 Nov, Luebeck, Germany. Contact: Eckhard D Marwitz, Evinger Strasse 281, 44339 Dortmund, Germany. (tel: 0172-9876703; e-mail: edm[at]lynet.de

* AustriaCon 2: 30-31 Oct, Vienna, Austria. Contact: Michael Thurner (e-mail: westernstar[at]magnet.at)

* Novacon 29: 5-7 Nov, Birmingham, UK. GoH: Ian Stewart. Att. 32 UKP ‘til 30/10/99, 35UKP on door. Contact: Carol Morton, 14 Park Street, Lye, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 8SS, UK. (Email: empties[at]breathemail.net; 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 Dec-2 Jan 2000. CANCELLED. Enq: vdputte[at]simplex.nl

2000

* Ad Astra: 18-20 February, 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

* ReConnaissance: 31 March-2 April, Bergen, Norway. Att. 200NKr. Contact: ReConnaissance, PO Box 1195, N-5811 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

* SWANCON 25: Aussie Nat. Con. 20-24 April, Australia. swancon25[at]megabyte.murdoch.edu.au

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; 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. 14UKP ‘til 24/5/99, 17UKP ‘til 31/12/99, 20UKP ‘til 31/1/00, 23UKP on door. +5 groups cut rate. 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). British Agt.: B Wilkinson (ie. me, see top)

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)

* ConTreaty: ?? November, Maastricht, Netherlands. Contact: NCSF Penningmeester, Mozartlaan 38, 2253 HX Voorschoten, Netherlands

* Hogmanaycon: 29 December 2000 – 1 January 2001, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 35 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. (tel. +141-569-1934; email: andy.nimmo:net.ntl.com; http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~cb/conpage.htm)

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. SF in 2002 Worldcon BidCom has filed 2nd bid site in San Jose, CA. Same dates, concom, etc – hotel problems.

Fans Across the World: Thanks for help, info, etc. to various flyers, Roger Robinson, Dave Langford, the BSFA, Marc Ortlieb,and others. This issue was meant to contain more than the con list, until the kitchen ceiling collapsed – water from a pipe above. The insurance company claims that it was the fault of shoddy workmanship thirty years ago, and are on the point of refusing to pay. I'm not at the Nightingale because I've fled to Ireland. I've squeezed the fonts this time, and there still ain't enough B*l!"£&*&^ room!.