Issue 2, 18th December 1995: Update
Welcome to ExNet On-line's new Science Fiction pages, launching purely by coincidence on the date the Sci-Fi Channel came to Europe.
What a letdown! My first thought on hearing about the Sci-Fi Channel was that I'd be spending the rest of my days glued to the sofa, staring goggle-eyed at a flickering screen. But judging by the new channel's first day's listings in my trusty Cable Guide---The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Night Gallery, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (among other creaky gems from the sixties and seventies)---it looks like I might indulge in some fresh air and exercise (well, not exercise) instead. Maybe I'll toddle down to the Science Museum and take in their Star Trek Exhibition (more details below). But first I'd better let you know what I've got in store for this first issue: news, events, con listings, web links, some recommended newsheets, mags, and fanzines and some award-winning fiction.
So let's get started!
Computing, Law, Science and Technology, Sport(13th).
Pulphouse has also moved. Their new editorial address: Box 1227, Eugene, OR 97440, U.S.A.
There's talk of another Babylon 5 convention in England, "which will explore the whole sf genre and B5's place within that genre," to be held sometime in September 1996. Those interested in supporting this idea should contact: ShadowCon, 45 Fife Park, St Andrews KY16 9UE, U.K. Email: email@example.com.
My shared source of a subscription to ANALOG did not receive same for the mid-December, 1995 issue. Has anyone else in the S-F community had a similar problem? Can anyone send me a copy of the forth and final installment of the serial ``CETAGANDA'' from same mag?
Also, thanks to Blaine S Atkins for sending us details on I-CON XV. Do let us know about events we have omitted, especially in the UK.
Jan. 12-14. TROPICON XIV. Doubletree Guest Quarters Suites, Ft. Lauderdale FL, U.S.A. GoH: James P. Hogan. TM: Mike Resnick. Contact: Tropicon XIV c/o SFSF, Box 70143, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33307-0143, U.S.A.
Jan. 12-14. CHATTACON XXI. Read House, Chattanooga TN, U.S.A. GoH: Walter Jon Williams, Charles de Lint. Artist GoH: Keith Parkinson, Mark Poole. TM: Charles L. Grant. Registration: $22 to 30 November '95; $30 to 1 January '96, then $35. Contact: Chattacon 21, Box 23908, Chattanooga TN 37422-3908. Email: Mike Dillson. [Thanks to Mike Dillson for the corrections.]
Feb. 2-4. CREMECON 2. Manchester East Hotel & Suites, Glendale WI, U.S.A. Author GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans. Editor GoH: Sue Weinlein. Artist GoH: C.H. Burnett. Fan GoH: Richard Russell. Registration: $20 to 4 January '96, $30 at the door. Contact: SAE to CremeCon 2, Box 37086, Milwaukee WI 53237, U.S.A. Email: Cremecon@aol.com.
Feb. 2-4. OBLITER8, British National Filk Convention. Milton Keynes, UK. Contact: Obliter8, 212 Albert Road, Leyton, London, E10 6PD, UK. Email: Obliter8@orioes.demon.co.uk.
Feb. 16-18. BOSKONE 33. Sheraton Tara, Framingham MA, U.S.A. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. Official Artist: Gary Ruddell. Registration: $33 to 15 January '96, higher at the door. Contact: Boskone 33, Box 809, Framingham MA, 01701-0203, U.S.A.
Mar. 15-17. LUNACON '96. Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook NY, U.S.A. GoH: Terry Pratchett, Esther Friesner. Visual Humour GoH: Phil Foglio. Fan GoH: Bruce Pelz. Origami GoH: Mark Kennedy. Registration: $33 to 15 February '96, higher at the door. Contact: Lunacon 96, Box 3566, New York NY 10008, U.S.A. Email: Lunacon@lunacon.org.
Mar. 17-19. LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOOKFAIR. Grand Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, U.K. Trade fair for booksellers and publishers; not open to the public. Contact: London International Bookfair, Oriel House, 26 The Quadrant, Richmond Surrey TW9 1DL, U.K.
Mar. 22-24. 8th SF DAYS NRW. Duesseldorf, Germany. Theme: Religion. Contact: Heinrich Sporck, Am Sonnenberg 38, D-44879 Bochum 5, FRG. Tel: 49-234-461390
May 24-27. WISCON 20, Feminist Science Fiction Convention. Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
April 5-8. EVOLUTION, British National SF Convention. Heathrow (London), UK. GoH: Vernor Vinge, Colin Greenland, Jack Cohen, Brian Talbot, Paul Kincaid, Maureen Kincaid Speller. Registration: £ 20. Contact: Evolution, 13 Linfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, NW3 6PX, UK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 12-14. I-CON XV. Long Island, NY, USA. GoH: George Alec Effinger, Doug Beekman, Tom Smith. Adult, at the door: US$28. Email: Blaine S Atkins.
June 20-23. Dragon*Con 1996. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
July 26-28. SAARCON, SFCD annual convention. Germany. Themes: Eastern European SF, history of German fandom. Contact: Thomas Recktenwald, Huettenwerkstr. 40, D-66763 Dillingen, FRG. Tel: 06831-704555)
Queen's Birthday Weekend. CONSTELLATION. The Christchurch City Travelodge, New Zealand. Contact: Constellation, P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ.
June 26-29. Dragon*Con 1997. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Explore the SF scene in Europe with the European Science Fiction Society.
Cross the Channel for the French online fanzine Quarante-Deux.
Check out the new SF news and reviews magazine SFX.
Read the on line SF mag, QUANTA.
Browse your way through European SF Bookstores.
Go square-eyed watching the Sci-Fi Channel Europe.
Try the new online SF-zine Science Fiction Weekly for a mixture of book reviews, movie, games and media news updated weekly.
Find all those theme tunes you keep humming to yourself.
Back Issues: 1995 November 1 (Bad Timing).
SPECIAL SECTION: LINKS FOR TREKKIES
Visit London Science Museum's Star Trek Exhibition.
Visit the Star Trek Voyager homepage.
Klingon: the language of the future. Visit the home page of the Klingon Language Institute.
Let Quark the Ferengi guide you through his Star Trek Universe.