Fans Across the World

Newsletter 83

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

bjw[at] fax: 0181-925-7126

February 1999

Newsletter 83

Squeezed Out!

I guess this is what I've got for all those requests for information on conventions, no room for anything else! Just a couple of moans from all the stuff I've received. Please, if you are doing a web page on your convention by all means have audio files of your GoH reciting his latest masterpiece, but please also have a plain text crib sheet giving: name, date, place, cost, address, phone, fax, email and web address for those of us who occasionally leave the computer. And, please, if you are doing a Progress Report for your convention, try to remember to include the dates! Yes, I *hope* you know who you are! :-)

Future International Conventions

* = new or amended


* Picocon: 6 February, London, UK. GoH: Stephen Lawhead, Gabriel King, MJ Harrison, Jane Johnson. Att. 8UKP. Contact: ICSF, Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB, UK.

* Cabin Fever'99: 6 February, Imperial Veterans Hall, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Relaxacon. Contact: PO Box 2003, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3R3, Canada.

* Krakon'99: 11-14 February, Krakow, Poland. Contact: Krakowski Klub Milosnikow Fantastyki, skrytka pocztowa 656, 30-960 Krakow 1, Poland. (

World Horror Convention '99: 4-7 March, Atlanta, USA. GoH: John Shirley, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Snellings. Att. $75 'til 15/2/99, $100 on door. Contact: SAE to World Horror Convention '99, P.O. Box 148, Clarkston, Georgia 30021-0148, USA (email: HorrorCon[at]

* Microcon 19: 6-7 March, Exeter, UK. Contact: 16 Fairlea Close, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NN, UK

Mecon 2: 13-14 March, Belfast, Northern Ireland. GoH: Michael Marshal Smith. Att. 10 UKP, Supp. 5 UKP, Contact: Stephen Rushe, Flat 2, 12 Ashley Avenue, Belfast BT9 7BT, UK. (email: steve[at];

* FILKONTARIO 9: 26-28 March, Toronto, Canada. Att. $45 'til 7/3/99. Contact: 98-145 Rice Ave, Hamilton, ON, L9C 6R3, Canada (email: hayman[at];

* 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]

* Reconvene: (EASTERCON), April 2-5, Liverpool, UK. GOH: Peter Beagle, John Clute, Jeff Noon, Tom Holt, Ron Tiner. Att. 50UKP 'til 28/2/99, 80UKP on door. If you have currency etc. problems contact Chris Bell at the con address !NOW!. Contact: Reconvene, 3 West Shrubbery, Redland, Bristol BS6 6SZ, UK. (email: mychelle[at];

* SFeraKON: 23-25 April, Zagreb, Croatia. GoH: Robert Silverberg. Contact: (email: Berislav Lopac incanus[at] or sferacon[at];

* Arracon: 30 April-3 May, Elblag, Poland. Contact: SF Klub Fremen, Marcin Grygiel, skr. Poczt. 20, 82-312 Elblag 13, Poland. (email: pipok[at]; marcin_grygiel[at];

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;

* 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]; UK agent: Mike Cheater, 42 Elm Grove, Southsea, Hants., PO5 1JG, UK. Cheques payable: 'German Conventions'. (Tel +44 (0)1705 361350, email: mike[at]

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];

* 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 (

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]; Andy Sawyer: asawyer[at]; Peter Wright: 113350.134[at]; 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];

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

* 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]; tel. +1 (403)279-4052.

* Eclipse: August, Romania. 2 events! (1) Timisoara, Contact: Jon Cowie, 44 Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1JQ, UK. (2) Bucharest, See:

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];

* Finncon: 14-15 August, Turku, Finland. GoH Connie Willis, Ahrvid Engholm. Contact:

* 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]; fax: +44(0)116-2523949; tel: +44(0)116-2525644)

* 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]; 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];

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];

SPAWNCON TWO: 38th Australian National SF Con. 2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia. Contact: P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131, Australia. (

* 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];

* 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]

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]

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]

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

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];

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

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


* ReConnaissance: 31 March-2 April, Bergen, Norway. Att. 200NKr. Contact: ReConnaissance, PO Box 1195, N-5001 Bergen, Norway. (email: reconnaissance[at] UK Agt: F Anderson, 129 Colegrave Rd., Stratford, London E151EA, UK (fiona[at]

* 2Kon: 21-24 April, Glasgow, UK. Eastercon. Att. 25UKP. Contact: 2Kon, 30 Woodburn Terrace, St Andrews, KY16 8BA, UK. (e-mail: 2kon[at],

* 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);;; email: sftagenrw[at]

ESE: 28-30 July, Darmstadt, Germany. Contact: see UK agt. Reconnaissance 31/3

Eurocon 2000: 2-6 August, Gdynia, Poland. Att. 10UKP. Contact: Gdanski Klub Fantastyki, PO Box 76, 80-325 Gdansk 37, Poland (tel. +48-58-531073; email: gkf[at];

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;; email – chi2000[at]

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]


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

* Odyssee: Aug/Sept, Berlin, Germany. Contact: Info-line: +49-2301-5785 (voice); +49-2301-5743 (fax);;; email: 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];

UK Eastercon bid: Paragon, Blackpool, UK. Contact: S. Lawson, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ, UK (email: members.paragon[at];


Worldcon bids: (Seattle – withdrawn;) San Francisco – info[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];

Fans Across the World: Thanks for help, info, etc. to SFFranco, Dave Langford, Roberto Quaglia, Beluga Post, Frank Beckers, John Mansfield (Contract), Robbie Cantor, Marc Ortlieb, Dave Lally, Piotr Cholewa, Brentanos, Ahrvid Engholm, Goshka, and others. Please keep the news flowing in. Thanks to Dave for getting a whole lot of the back numbers into the archive, now it's up to me to add the others. The genuine address of the Fans Across the World archive is:, thanks Dave for spotting the errant 'A'.