Continuum 8 (Melbourne) is SEEKING PANELLISTS for their list of panels, as well as people interested in doing presentations (especially sciency) or running workshops that fit in with the craft theme. THere’s still time to suggest a panel topic too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. (continuum.org.au)
Continuum also have a QUIZ NIGHT coming up, 7–10.30pm, Saturday 21st April at the Celtic Club. $10 entry.
Australian SF fans have the chance to join in FILM BY DEMOCRACY, the creation of a new SF series to be released in 2013. It’s a community-driven online series where users decide on story, characters, title, cast and soundtrack via votes, surveys, discussions and creative submissions. (filmbydemocracy.com; contributed by Monte Macpherson)
New this month from GARTH NIX is A Confusion of Princes, a grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes. Taken from his parents as a child and equipped with biological and technological improvements, Khemri is now an enhanced human being, trained and prepared for the glory of becoming a Prince of the Empire. But no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are ten million princes, and all of them want each other dead. Bonus Garth Nix short story ‘Master Haddad’s Holiday’ exclusive to the ANZ edition. Ages 14+.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
2012 Australian SF DITMAR nominations are open until one minute before midnight Melbourne time on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 (ie. 11.59pm, GMT+10). Postal nominations must be postmarked no later than Friday, 13 April, 2012. Nominations can be made online at http://ditmars.sf.org.au/2012/nominations.html.
SUPANOVA Pop Culture Expo is back for 2012, opening with expos in Melbourne and the Gold Coast this month. (supanova.com.au)
Continuum 8 (Melbourne’s SF and pop culture convention) will take place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 8–11 June 2012. Guests of Honour are Kelly Link, Alison Goodman, and Sue-Ann Barber. (continuum.org.au)
The Unseen University Convivium 2012 takes place from 6–8 July 2012. (ausdwcon.org)
CON 9 will be held in Melbourne on 14–15 July 2012. Con 9 is a not-for-profit science fiction convention devoted to the “golden age” of classic Sci-Fi movies, TV shows and radio programmes up to 1965 (though the primary focus is mainly the 1950s). For the fans, by the fans. For membership and more information check out the website. (con9fromouterspace.com)
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