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15 March 2012 @ 04:37 pm
Congrats to A4 Hugo base designer Nick Stathopoulos on being named a finalist for the Archibald Prize!
20 June 2011 @ 08:32 am
A4 Artist GoH (and Oscar winner!) Shaun Tan answers interview questions from Der Spiegel with sketches :->
23 April 2011 @ 09:52 pm
In-depth interview with Aussiecon 4 Guest of Honour Shaun Tan
28 February 2011 @ 01:17 pm
Congratulations to A4 Guest of Honour Shaun Tan on winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for The Lost Thing!
07 February 2011 @ 08:03 pm
Nominations for DUFF 2011

Since 1972 the Down Under Fan Fund, a fan-supported fellowship, has encouraged closer ties between science- fiction fans in Australasia and North America through an alternating exchange of representatives. DUFF delegates attend the Worldcon or a national convention in the host country and visit fans they might otherwise never meet in person. Delegates are responsible for raising funds and administering DUFF until a new delegate from their continent is elected, and are expected to publish trip reports which can be sold to aid the fund.

This time the race is for an Australian fan to travel to Renovation, 17 August 2011 to 21 August 2011 (See: http://www.renovationsf.org/).

Nominations for the Australasia to US trip must be received by the administrators by midnight Thursday 31 March 2011. This year voting will close 20th May 2011. DUFF is entirely fan/volunteer run by the winning candidates from the previous election.

Nominations can be sent to:

American DUFF Administrator
John F Hertz
236 S Coronado St #409
Los Angeles CA 90057
Phone: (213)384-6622
Email: john_hertz2010@hotmail.com

Australian DUFF Administrator
Emma Hawkes
9/36 Cape Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
Phone: (08) 9443 4581
Email: ehawkes@iinet.net.au

Anyone may nominate who is active in fandom. “Active in fandom” means involved in fannish pursuits such as fanfic writing or reading, convention running or attending, amateur film/video production, or club participation, or online participation in fannish life,, or fanzine editing, etc.

For the Australasian-US trip, each candidate must be nominated by three Australasian fans and two North American fans. Each candidate will have a written platform and promises (barring Acts of God) to travel to the 2011 WorldCon, and to serve as administrator of the fund until the next American delegate is elected.

Nominations for DUFF are to be accompanied by a 150 word platform and a donation of of $25 for DUFF. Payment can be made by paypal to ehawkes@iinet.net.au or by cheque to the Australian Science Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Victoria 3131 or to John Hertz , 246 S Coronado St #409, Los Angeles CA 90057.

You can find more information from Emma (ehawkes@iinet.net.au) or John Hertz (john_hertz2010@hotmail.com).
25 January 2011 @ 08:31 am
Shaun Tan's short animated film, The Lost Thing, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Short Film category:

  • Day and Night, Teddy Newton
  • The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
  • The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastein DuBois
02 December 2010 @ 12:45 pm
As the title says, I was a supporting member of Aussiecon 4. I have not yet received my copy of the souvenir book/program book/whatever you want to call it book, and I was wondering when I might be receiving it.
27 September 2010 @ 11:18 am
I've found that for each time I bought Wifi access I was charged a total of 3 times. 3 charges of $20 when I first enabled it, and 3 charges for $20 when I renewed it on Sunday.

I've tried and tried to find contact information for this provider and have completely failed. Who can I contact about this?
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
26 September 2010 @ 08:18 am

I've loaded some of my Aussiecon 4 photos onto Flickr. Look for them at: tinyurl.com/Aussiecon4

24 September 2010 @ 06:07 am
Thanks to hosting by [info]girliejones  over at ASif, we now have an Australian Spec Fic Events Calendar. I'll be adding events as I run across them, but such a thing works best when folks send in details, so please do! Updates and new events welcome :)