Fans Across the World

Newsletter 102

September 2000

Newsletter 102

B. Wilkinson, 2 Hobbs Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3UX, Great Britain


Hugo Awards

Novel: A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge;Novella: The Winds of Marble Arch, Connie Willis; Novelette: 10^16 to 1, James Patrick Kelly;Short Story: Scherzo with Tyrannosaur, Michael Swanwick; Dramatic Presentation: Galaxy Quest; Professional Artist: Michael Whelan; Professional Editor: Gardiner Dozois; Semiprozine: Locus, ed Charles N. Brown; Fanzine: File 770, ed Mike Glyer; Fan Writer: Dave Langford; Fan Artist: Joe Mayhew; Related Book: Science Fiction of the 20th Century, Frank M. Robinson; John W. Campbell Award: Cory Doctorow.

Eurocon Awards

Awarded in Gdansk, Poland. August 2000.

Best Author: Ken MacLeod (UK);Best Translator: Rolf Andersen (Norway); Best Promoter: Emanuel Ikonomov (Bulgaria); Best Journal: 'Esli' (Russia); Best Publisher: Eide Forlag (Norway); Nowa (Poland); Best Artist: Woytek Siudmak (Poland); Fanzine: Miesiecznik (Poland); Encouragement Awards: Anton Pervushkin (Russia), Nikolay Tododov (Bulgaria), Anna Lee (Ukraine), Anna Brzezinska (Poland), Liviu Radu (Romania), Sabine Wedermeyer (Germany).

At the committee meeting the site selection rules were changed to a version of one-fan-one-vote involving an electoral college. A no bid-party rule was also adopted.

Camp at home...

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that there is a real address at the top. At long last I have got somewhere to live.

I am now renting a tiny little 1980s house in Abingdon – a kitchen/living room downstairs, and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Also a postage stamp lawn and a barbeque that I haven't yet used. Best of all, I now have my own phone, and hence Internet access again. I'm still catching up on all of the things that I should have done in the last nine months.

Only problem is, I have no furniture yet. Mine is still in storage, I have four folding chairs and am sleeping on a rather short camp bed (Chinese – army surplus?). :-)


Aussie events: There is an annual calendar available on the Vicnet SF web site at

Congrats to Dave Langford for yet again winning Best Fan Writer in the Hugos.

The Czech Republic won the bid for the 2002 Eurocon over Helicon after an extremely professional bid presentation. They are offering a package including sightseeing in Prague and some other bits of the Czech Republic... I can recommend the beer...

In the latest SF in Ireland Newsletter James Shields mourns the loss of yet another bookshop in Ireland with a good SF stock. No only has the Flying Pig now closed, but many other good SF sources have now gone. Subscribe at: blackrock[at]

Paper Snarl is a thoroughly fannish SF pro-newszine... Great for latest awards, late books, scandal etc. Send an e-mail to papersnarl[at] with the single-word subject line SUBSCRIBE.

Future International Conventions

* = New or Amended entry


* Chicon 2000 (Worldcon): 31 August-4 September, Chicago IL, USA. GoH: Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob & Anne Passovoy. Online registration 'til 15/08. 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]

Bulgacon: 3-6 September, Bulgaria. Contact: rumen_gd[at]

Fantasycon 2000: 8-10 September, Birmingham, UK. 50 UKP 'til 31/7 then 55 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];

OXONMOOT, 22-24th September, St Antony's College, Oxford, UK. The Tolkien Society's annual meet. Att. 28 UKP. Contact: publicity[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. GoH Dave Lally. Att. 11UKP 'til 30/9 150 SEK on door. Contact: Anna Akesson, Studentvagen 34:316k, SE-752 34 Upsala, Sweden. (Akesson[at]; 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. Att. 15IP. 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, Peter Hamilton, Ricardo Pinto. 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]

* Fantabaires: 8-17 December, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact: franco_moreno[at]; info[at]

ArmageddonCon: 27-31 December, Hotel Laromme, Jerusalem, Israel. GoH: Larry Niven, Joan Vinge, Paul McAuley, Ian Watson. Theme: Armageddon. Incl. End Of The World Ball on mount Tel Megiddo (Armageddon). GoH: Larry Niven, Joan Vinge, Paul McAuley, Jack Cohen, Jim Frenkel and Ian Watson. Org. Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy. Att. c 140$ 'til 1/11. Accommodation extra. Contact: Contact: Mishkenot Sha'ananim, PO Box 8215, Jerusalem 91081, Israel. 00 972 2 673 0003 (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]

* Roscon: 15-18 February, Moscow, Russia. Att. from $70 US all inclusive. Contact: Tel. (095) 1230177 ("Manufactura"); (095) 3356832 (Dimitri Volodikhin); email: convent[at];; http:/

Ad Astra 2001: 23-25 February, Toronto, ON, Canada. GoH: Connie Willis. Contact: / ad-astra[at] 905-305-0827

Swancon 2001 The Masquerade: Aussie Nat. SF Con, April 12-16, Perth, WA, Australia. Att. 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. 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, Swindon, UK. GoH: Paul McAuley. Contact: seccond[at];

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

* Fantastika 2001(Swecon): 15-17 June, Stockholm, Sweden. GoH: Karolina Bjallerstedt Mickos, Bjorn Tore Sund. Att. 200 SEK 'til 1/01/01, then 250 SEK 'til 1/06/01. 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]

* Finncon: (Baltcon) 14-15 July, Jyvaskyla, Finland. Contact: hirsjarvi[at]; 42[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]

* Eboracon: 24-26 August, York, UK. Unicon. GoH: Douglas Hill, Stan Nicholls, Ann Gaye. Att. 25UKP (20UKP student). Contact: "sparks" Mike Rennie, 68 Crichton Avenue, Burton Stone Lane, York, YO30 6EE, UK. eboracon[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]

* HispaCon 'Salduba': Spanish National Con, 1-4 November, Zaragoza, Spain. Contact: jochu[at]; salduba1[at]


* Euroncon: Czech Republic during the summer. I'm the agent. Sorry, I've lost track of details at present. Contact me as at the top thanks.

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, Gay Haldemandk, 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. Att. $120. Contact: Con Jose, PO Box 61363, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-1363, USA. (Email: ConJose[at];

World Fantasy Con: 1-4 November, Montreal, PQ, Canada. GoH:Fred Saberhagen. Contact: Bruce Farr, 7002 N.6th Ave,Phoenix, AZ, 85021, USA; 2001wfc[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; Charlotte in 2004: Contact: charlotte2004[at];


Great Britain Worldcon Bid 25/8/2005-29/8/2005. Location: 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];


There are rumours of an Australian bid for Worldcon in Melbourne: email Rose at mitchell[at]; Japan is also said to be bidding.

Fans Across the World Thanks for help, info, etc. to Roger Robinson in particular, Marc Ortlieb, James Shields, Paul Barnett, RGP, GKF, Piotr Cholewa, Seccond & others. B*gger! left me logo in London... Curiosity killed the cat... http:/;