Fans Across the World

Newsletter 99

June 2000

Newsletter 99

B. Wilkinson, c/o 15 Manor Drive, Southgate, London, N14 5JH, Great Britain


Future International Conventions

* = New or Amended entry


12th SF Days NRW: June, Germany. Reputed cancelled. Check:; sftagenrw[at]

Con D'Or: New Zealand National SF Con, 3-5 June, Wellington, New Zealand. GoH: Tad Williams, Sean McMullen, Maree Sole. Contact: enquiries[at];

* Spaced Out:,Gay & Lesbian SF con. 11 June, Melbourne, VA, Australia. Contact: P O Box 363, Preston, Victoria 3072, Australia. (spaceout[at]

* PARCON 2000: Czech and Slovak national con, 23.-25. June, Sumperk, Czech Republic. Att. c. $10 on door. Contact: Jan Vasat, Fibichova 13/113, 787 01 Sumperk, Czech Republic. (; email: doris-eko[at]

Seminarium Literackie 2000: 16-18 June, Katowice, Poland. Att. 30zl til 1/4/00, then 35zl. Contact: Slaski Klub Fantastyki, 40-956 Katowice, skr. poczt. 502, Poland. (Email: skf[at]; Web:

* 5. Kongress der Phantasie: 22-25 June, Passau, Germany. Theme: Apocalyptic visions in fantastic literature. Contact: EDFC eV., Postfach 1371, 94003 Passau, Germany. (email: edfc[at]

* Coloniacon: 24-25 June, Cologne, Germany. Contact: Achim Mehnert, Mauritiussteinweg 1, 50676 Koln, Germany. (; email: fwalsh[at] – address to: Coloniacon/Thommy)

Aliens stole my handbag: 30 June-2 July, Shepperton, UK. SF & humour. Contact: Aliens stole my handbag, c/o Stefan Lancaster, 16 Dulverton Road, Ruislip Manor, Middx. HA4 9AD, UK. (; email: aliensstolemyhandbag[at]

Nasacon 2000: 7-9 July, Stockholm, Sweden. GoH Brian Stableford, John-Henri Holmberg. Contact:Wolf von Witting, Lakegatan 8k, 133 41 Saltsjobaden, Sweden. (email: wol[at];

HispaCon 2000 (AsturCon): 18th Spanish Con, 13-16 July, Gijón, Spain. Many guests. Att: 5000 pesetas. Contact: Rodolfo Martínez, c/ Celestino Junquera, 33201 Gijón, Spain. (Email: asturcon[at];; mailing list: astur-com[at]

EstelCon 2000: 24-30 July, Madrid. Spanish Tolkien Society con. Contact: Avda. Generalisimo, 87. 28223 – Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain. (

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

*Clarecraft Event: 28-30 July, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk, UK. Discworld camp. GoH: Terry Pratchett. Att. 5 UKP. Contact: The Collector's Guild, Unit 1a, Woolpit Business Park, Woolpit, Suffolk, IP30 9UP, UK. (Tel. 01359 244462)

MillenniCon: (Discworld) 28-31 July, CANCELLED.

Atlantykron: During August, Capidava, Romania. Contact: srepi[at]

* Tricity: Eurocon 2000: (also Polcon & Baltcon) 2-6 August, Gdynia, Poland. Att. 20UKP, 23UKP on door. +5 groups, reduced rate. Panels, films, LARP, medieval battle, etc. GoH; Walter Jon Williams, Kir Bulychev.Contact: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, PO Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland (tel. +48-58-531073; (email: papier[at]; British Agt.: B Wilkinson (ie. me, see above)

Conversions 2000: 11-13 August, Calgary, AB, Canada. GoH:Mike Resnick, Mike Dale. Att. $50. on door. Contact: PO Box 430006, DVPO, Calgary, AB, T2J 7A7, Canada.

Lexicon (Unicon): 18-20 August, Oxford, UK. GoH: Philip Pullman. Att. 28UKP. Contact: Lexicon, 18 Letchworth Avenue, Bedfont, Middx. TW14.9RY, UK. (email: unicon2000[at];

* BOHEMIACON 2000: 18-20 August, Usti n/L, Czech Republic. SF&F, games, videos & movies, art exhibition, bookstore. GoH: Brian Lumley. Contact:, bohemiacon[at]

Bachanalia Fantastyczne 2000: 24-27 August, Zielona Gora, Poland. (Tel. +48-601-592959)

Chicon 2000 (Worldcon): 31 August-4 September, Chicago IL, USA. GoH: Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob & Anne Passovoy. Contact: Chicon 2000, PO Box 642057, Chicago IL 60664, USA. (fax: +1-312-946-3779;; email – chi2000[at]

Festivalul Vladimir Colin: 1-3 September, Resita, Romania. Contact: M Donea aquarela[at]

Fantasycon 2000: 8-10 September, Birmingham, UK. 50 UKP 'til 31/7 then 45 UKP. Contact: Fantasycon 2000, Beech House, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Cheshire, CW9 8PQ, UK (email: debbie[at]

Istrocon 2000: 15-17 September, Bratislava, Slovakia. GoH: Mike Resnick. Contact: Martina Pilcerova, at: istrocon[at]

FilkCONtinental 2000: 29 Sep-1 Oct, JH Freusburg, Germany. Att. 50 DM 'til 31/5/00, then 55 DM 'til 20/7/00 (deadline). Contact: Rika Koerte, c/o Walker, 130 Old Road West, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0LZ, UK. (email: rika[at];

* Elstercon: 6-8 October, Leipzig, Germany. Att. 55DM 'til 30/9, then 60DM 'til 1/10. GoH Dan Simmons, George R.R. Martin. Contact: Frank Rauschel, Sternwartenstr. 53, 04103 Leipzig, Germany. ( l)

Concept 2000: 13-15 October, Montreal, PQ, Canada. GoH: Charles De Lint. Contact: PO Box 415, Station H, Mtl H3G 2L1, Canada.

Ghoestacon 2: 13-15 October, Upsala, Sweden. Att. 11UKP 'til 30/9 150 SEK on door. Contact: Anna Akesson, Studentvagen 34:316k, SE-752 34 Upsala, Sweden. (m94aaa[at];

* Buchmessecon: 21 October, Frankfurt, Germany. Contact: Roger Murmann, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 17, 64859 Eppertshausen, Germany. (email:sftreffda[at]

Octocon: 21-22 October, Dublin, Ireland. Att. IP 15, Supp. IP5. GoH: Iain Banks, Michael Marshall Smith. Contact: Octocon 2000, c/o Evolver Media, 71 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (; email: chairman[at] UK Agt. D Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London, SW8 1AX.

World Fantasy Con: 26-29 October, Corpus Christi, TX, USA. Contact: 26th World Fantasy Convention, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755, USA (; fduartejr[at]; Fax: +1 512 835 7637)

* Hansecon: 26-31 October, Lubeck, Germany. Contact: Heinrich R. Arenz, Burgstrasse 33, 60316 Frankfurt, Germany. (email: hra.hanse[at]

ConTreaty/Beneluxcon 24: 17-19 November, Maastricht, The Netherlands.GoH: Christopher Priest, Jaap Boekestein. Memb: Euro40, NFL 88. Contact: ConTreaty, Mozartlaan 38, 2253 HX Voorschoten, The Netherlands. (email: Contreaty[at];

* DRACON: 8-10 December, Brno, Czech Republic. SF&F lectures, quizes etc. Contact:, dracon[at]

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: :; email: con[at]

Hogmanaycon: 29 December 2000 – 1 January 2001, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 45 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. 0870 740 7530; email: andy[at];


Odyssey Con: New Zealand National SF Con, Auckland. Contact: enquiries[at]

Ad Astra 2001: 23-25 February, Toronto, ON, Canada. GoH: Connie Willis. Att. $30 'til July 31. Contact: / ad-astra[at] 905-305-0827

* Swancon 2001 The Masquerade: Aussie Nat. SF Con, April 12-16, Perth, WA, Australia. Att. A$60 'til 4/6; then A$80, $100 on door. GoH Rosaleen Love, Marilyn Pride, Lewis Morley, Kate Orman and Sue Ackerman The Rydges Contact: Swancon 2001, PO Box 162 Nedlands WA 6909, Australia. (Email: swancon2001committee[at];

Paragon: Eastercon, 13-16 April, Hinckley, UK. Contact: S. Lawson, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ, UK (email: members. paragon[at];

Seccond: 25-27 May, UK. Contact: seccon[at];

13th SF Days NRW: June, Germany. Reputed cancelled. Check:; sftagenrw[at]

Fantastika 2001(Swecon): 15-17 June, Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: c.gomez[at]; tomas.cronholm[at]

* PARCON: A Communication Odyssey – 20th Czech & Slovak nat con, 6-8 July, Czech Republic. SF&F, ST, Babylon 5, Discworld, games, contests, SF&F story competition "Karel Capek Award", videos &movies, party. Contact: londo[at]

ConStruction: 27-29 July, UK. Con running. Contact: ConStruction, 32 Theobald Road, Cardiff, CF5 1LP, UK. (email: ConStruction[at];

Eurocon 2001: During August, Romania. Contact: srepi[at]

Odyssee: Aug/Sept, Germany. Reputed cancelled. Check:; sftagenrw[at]

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];

Hypotheticon: 22-23 September, Glasgow, Scotland. Att. 15 UKP 'til 1/1/2001. Contact: Hypotheticon 2001, 25 Ravenscraig Ave., Paisley, PA2 9QL, UK (email: secretary[at]


Helicon 2 (Eastercon): 29 March – 1 April, Jersey, UK. Att. 30 UKP. Contact: Helicon 2, 33 Meyrick Drive, Wash Common, Berkshire RG14 6SY, UK (email: helicon2[at]

* Downunder con festival: 1-30 June. SF con every weekend. (Combined with a bid for Corflu) Contact: Eric Lindsay, PO Box 640, Airlie Beach, Qld 4802, Australia. (email: eric[at]

Convergence: 41st Australian NatCon: 7-10 June, Melbourne, Australia. GoH Joe Haldeman, Sean Williams, Lucy Sussex, Jack Dann, Race Mathews. Contact:; contact-convergence[at]

Con Jose (Worldcon): 29 August-2 September, 2002, San Jose, USA. GoH Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Bjo & John Trimble, Ferdinand Feghoot, Tad Williams. Contact: Con Jose, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1363, USA. (Email: ConJose[at];


Canada Torcon III – Contact: PO Box 3, Station A, Toronto, ON, M5W 1A2, Canada, email: info[at]; is currently bidding for the 2003 Worldcon. There is also a bid in Mexico: Concancun – email: artemis[at];


USA Boston in 2004 – Contact: info[at];; or Tim or Marcia Illingworth.


Great Britain Worldcon Bid 25/8/2005-29/8/2005. Location: Brighton or Glasgow. Pre-support: UKP5, Eur8, $8, A$12, NZ$15, Yen950. Contact: UK in 2005, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S.Yorks, S2 3HQ, UK. (email: uk2005[at]

2000 Italia Awards

26 Italcon – 28.4-1.5

Best Novel: "Retrofuturo" by Vittorio Curtoni (Shake);Best International Novel: "Quando la luce ritornera'" by Vernor Vinge (Editrice Nord) Original Title: "A Deepness in the Sky";Best Short Story: "Al sorgere del Sole" by Adalberto Cersosimo (Il Secolo d'Italia);Best Essay: "Storia del cinema di fantascienza" by Claudia & Giovanni Mongini (Fanucci);Best Short Essay: "La mia love-story con la Fantascienza" by Vittorio Curtoni (Shake);Best Book Collection: Cosmo Oro (Editrice Nord); Best Magazine: Cosmo SF (Editrice Nord);Best Artist: Maurizio Manzieri; Best Editor: Piergiorgio Nicolazzini; Best Translator: Vittorio Curtoni; Best Show: "Grandi Sogni sul Piccolo Schermo" by Luigi Pachi' and Silvio Sosio; Best Graphic Novel: "Nathan Never"; by Medda-Serra-Vigna (Bonelli); BEST FANZINE: Delos (Website); Best Short Story: "L'uomo dei pupazzi di schiuma" by Dario Tonani (Delos); Best Short Essay: "30 Anni dalla Luna" by Aresi-Catani-Curtoni-Sosio (Delos)

Fans Across the World Thanks for help, info, etc. to Dave Langford, Espora, Roger Robinson, Marc Ortlieb, Contract (John Mansfield), Andromeda Nachr., Eric Lindsay, The Magician & others. Hmm, the con list has eaten my