Fans Across the World

Newsletter 89

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

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

August 1999

Newsletter 89

1999

Norcon 1999: 6-8 August, Oslo, Norway. Norwegian national con. GoH(s) TBA, Fan GoH: Johan Schimanski & Egil Stenseth. Att. 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., cancelled. (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. 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)

Relaxacon: 14 August, Cork, Ireland. Att. 6IP, 5IP for U-18, Students (with I.D.), people from outside Cork. Contact: Dave at ussdavid52[at]hotmail.com

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 August, Lodeve, France. Att. 300FF, 350FF on door. Contact: Claude Ecken, 3 rue Pentecote, 34500 Beziers, France. (http://users.skynet.be/jlf/sf/)

* Istrocon: 3-5 September, Bratislava, Slovakia. Contact: martinaart[at]hotmail.com

* Aussiecon III: 2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia. Worldcon. GoH: George Turner, Greg Benford, Bruce Gillespie, J.M Straczynski. Att. 300$Aus on door. 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)

THYLACON THREE: September, just after Aussiecon. Travelling relaxcon round Tasmania in a bus. Contact: www.southcom.com.au/~robinjohnson/thylacon3

Masque 7: 10-12 September, Dudley, UK. Costume con. Att. 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)

* Conspec: 17-19 Sep, Edmonton, AB, Canada. ON SPEC Symposium. GoH: John Clute. Contact: Conspec[at]canada.com; www.compusmart.ag.ca/clear/conspec.htm.

6th Braunschweiger Aktionstagen SF: 17-19 September, Brauschweig, Germany. Att. 30DM 'til 1/9/99, 35DM on door. Contact: Foerderverein Phantastika, Raum and Zeit e.V., c/o Holger Voges, Walkuerenring 17, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. (email: basf6[at]ScienceFiction.de; http://www.ScienceFiction.de)

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, Max Grodenchik. Att: $25, 'til 15/09/99, $30 on door. Contact: Concept, P.O. Box 405, 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/n29/n29.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. Att: 30DM 'til 31/10/99, then 40DM. 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)

Dracon 15: 3-5 December, Brno Dam, Czech Republic. Contact: Pavel Mikulstik, Brain System s.r.o., Rybkova 1, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic. (email: pavelm[at]brainsys.cz; pmikulastik[at]usa.net; http://www.dracon.cz/dracon99_eng.html)

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. Enquiries – email: 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, Belmont, WA, Australia. GoH: Connie Willis, Ian Nichols. 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; 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)

Tricity: Eurocon 2000: (also Polcon & Baltcon) 2-6 August, Gdynia, Poland. Att. 17UKP 'til 31/12/99, 20UKP 'til 31/1/00, 23UKP on door. +5 groups, reduced rate. Panels, films, LARP, medieval battle, etc. 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 above)

Chicon 2000 (Worldcon): 31 August-4 September, Chicago IL, USA. GoH: Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Bean, Bob & Anne Passovoy. 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

* ArmageddonCon: 27-31 December, Israel. Held at: Kibbutz Shefayim (20 minutes north of Tel Aviv). GoH: Larry Niven, Joan Vinge, Paul McAuley, Ian Watson. Theme: Armageddon. Incl. End Of The World Ball on mount Megiddo (Armageddon). Org. Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Att. c 140$ (inc. accommodation?) Contact: :http://armageddoncon.org; email: con[at]sf-f.org.il)

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[at]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 Jose – info[at]sf2002.sfsfc.org, http://www.sfsfc.org/worldcon/

After problems San Francisco withdrawn as bid – hotel problems. Contact Kevin Standlee for details: standlee[at]sfsfc.org

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

Chuch Harris

Longtime British SF fan Chuch Harris died recently. He was first known in fandom from fanzines, where it was not possible to discern that he was deaf – conversations with him would involve scrawling madly on pieces of paper, which turned blue from the jokes, even if they didn't start off that way.

Last summer when I was ill he threatened to come down here with a giant needle and stitch me up. Luckily, I survived without.

He'll be missed.

IS JUSTIN ACKROYD A BOOK PUSHER?

...or Rog Peyton for that matter. Various Australian fans have been blaming Justin for their addiction and bankruptcy in Marc Ortlieb's SF Bullsheet. He even got them dealing! Beware, you have been warned!

BEM Address Change

Spanish SF zine BEM has new web and email addresses: bem[at]bemmag.com; www.bemmag.com

Fans Across the World Thanks for help, info, etc. to various flyers, Dave Langford, Marc Ortlieb, Ken Slater, Andy Sawyer, Martina Pilcerova, John Mansfield, the ISSFF and others. The house is resting at present, having had its front painted. The insurance company meanwhile is trying to charge me 450UKP for locating the hole in my pipe and patching it – they feel liable only for the redecorating... ESFS inc. European links at: http://homepage.tinet.ie/~goudriaan/esfs-index.html; FATW Archive: www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/SF-Archives/Fatw/