The following are email mailing lists related to aspects of the genre in Australia. Most are open (ie. can be subscribed to by anyone), some are unmoderated discussion groups and some are one-way information channels.

  • Andromeda Spaceways (andromedaspaceways@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: April 2001
    Admin: Robbie Matthews
    Members: 48
    Volume: 100 posts/month
    Dedication to the creation and distribution of a new, Australian Pulp SF magazine ... working title "Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine"
    Subscribe: AndromedaSpaceways-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: AndromedaSpaceways-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • aurealisXpress (aurealisxpress@optusnet.com.au)
    Started: January 2002
    Admin: Sara Creasy
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    aurealisXpress is the monthly science fiction and fantasy ebulletin for subscribers to Aurealis magazine.
    Subscribe: Magazine subscribers only.

  • Babelfish (babelfish@cia.asn.au)
    Members: 84
    The Babelfish mailing list is a lifeline for [members of the Curtin (University) Imagination Association], enabling them to keep in contact with one another, to keep each other informed of club events or to send stories about monkeys. To join, you will obviously need an e-mail account, either one provided for you by the university, or one of the many free web based mails available.
    Subscribe: majordomo@cia.asn.au | subscribe babelfish [your@email.address] (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: majordomo@cia.asn.au | unsubscribe babelfish [your@email.address] (body of message)

  • Bullsheet (edwinafan@yahoo.com)
    Started: May 2002
    Admin: Edwina Harvey
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    The Bullsheet is a monthly news posting with broad coverage of the genre in Australia, with particular emphasis on fandom and conventions. It is also available in printed form via snailmail and carries on from a more traditional fanzine published by Marc Ortlieb.
    Subscribe: edwinafan@yahoo.com (not automated)
    Unsubscribe: edwinafan@yahoo.com (not automated)

  • Comm Centre (multiverse@multiverse.org.au)
    Admin: Derek Screen
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    The Comm Centre is the email newsletter of Multiverse Inc., a non-profit organisation made up of Melbourne science fiction clubs. It includes news and information about club and related events, as well as general news with an emphasis on genre film and television.
    Subscribe: http://multiverse.org.au
    Unsubscribe: http://multiverse.org.au

  • CSFG (CSFG@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: March 2000
    Members: 68
    Volume: 200 posts/month
    To provide a forum for Canberra speculative fiction enthusiasts to communicate.
    Subscribe: CSFG-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: CSFG-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Eastcoast SF (eastcoastsf@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: July 2001
    Admin: Vanessa Jacobsen
    Members: 58
    Volume: 60 posts/month
    SF related activities on the East Coast of Australia.
    Subscribe: eastcoastsf-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: eastcoastsf-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • eidolist (eidolist@eidolon.net)
    Started: September 1995
    Admin: Jeremy Byrne
    Members: 190
    Volume: 200 posts/month
    Originally begun as a news-and-feedback list for Eidolon magazine, "The Eidolon Mailing List" evolved into a general discussion list involving a wide and ever-changing selection of Australian genre writers, artists, editors and fans—and a few brave correspondents from further afield. SF forms a locus for the list's divergent discursions, but it's unmoderated and frequently anarchic.
    Subscribe: listserv@eidolon.net | subscribe eidolist (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: listserv@eidolon.net | unsubscribe eidolist (body of message)

  • Fantastic (fantastic@arts.usyd.edu.au)
    'Fantastic' is the Fantasy and Science Fiction network aimed at engendering a sense of community amongst scholars in the field of FSF in Australia and overseas. It is intended to facilitate discussion between academics, students and writers in the field, and to encourage the sharing of information about conferences, resources, events and anything else of related interest.
    Subscribe: http://lists.arts.usyd.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/fantastic
    Unsubscribe: http://lists.arts.usyd.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/fantastic

  • Hordes (hordes@ghengiscon.org)
    Members: 37
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    This list is for the discussion of all matters relating to GenghisCon. Anyone can post to this list, which means fun and anarchy for all the family!
    Subscribe: majordomo@genghiscon.org | subscribe hordes (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: majordomo@genghiscon.org | unsubscribe hordes (body of message)

  • Melbourne Sci Fi (melbscifi@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: April 2001
    Admin: Dave Fitches
    Members: 36
    Volume: 35 posts/month
    Welcome to the mail list for people interested in Science Fiction!! This is a place where everyone can have an online forum to discuss anything that crosses their minds. This list is OPEN TO ALL to contribute about pretty much anything.
    Subscribe: melbscifi-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Unsubscribe: melbscifi-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com List owner: melbscifi-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: melbscifi-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Melbourne Science Fiction Club News List (MSFC-News@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: November 2000
    Members: 31
    Volume: 5 posts/month
    Welcome to the News List for the Melbourne Science Fiction Club! This is a place where members [and potential members] can receive News and Announcements from the MSFC Committee about up coming events, ideas and other such news.
    Subscribe: MSFC-News-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: MSFC-News-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Natcons (natcons@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: May 2000
    Admin: Jeremy Byrne
    Members: 41
    Volume: 40 posts/month
    To discuss the future of the Australian National Science Science Fiction Convention (and the associated Ditmar Awards).
    Subscribe: natcons-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: natcons-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Newsletter of Cecilia Dart Thornton (dartthornton@yahoo.co.uk)
    Volume: 2 posts/month
    A newsletter about the author of the Bitterbynde trilogy.
    Subscribe: http://members.optushome.com.au/neptune7/subscrpg.html
    Unsubscribe: http://members.optushome.com.au/neptune7/subscrpg.html

  • Oz-fan History (ozfan-history@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: November 1999
    Admin: John Foyster
    Members: 36
    Volume: 15 posts/month
    A group to share information regarding the history of Australian science fiction fandom: documents, commentaries, directories, locations of repositories, and so on. Mainly for Australians; others welcomed.
    Subscribe: ozfan-history-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: ozfan-history-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • SFOz (sfoz@sf.org.au)
    Started: November 1999
    Admin: Jeremy Byrne
    Members: 101
    Volume: 5 posts/month
    This discussion list was formed to work towards the establishment of an organisation provisionally called SF Australia. This organisation came out of two meetings at the 1999 WorldCon and replaced the previously proposed Society for Speculative Fiction Writers (SASFW). Its aim was to promote Australian SF in all its forms.
    Subscribe: listserv@sf.org.au | subscribe sfoz (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: listserv@sf.org.au | unsubscribe sfpr (body of message)

  • SFPR (sfpr@sf.org.au)
    Started: May 2000
    Admin: Jeremy Byrne
    Volume: 10 posts/month
    SFPR is a raw newsfeed intended to provide direct access to industry and fan-related press releases and information postings.
    Subscribe: listserv@sf.org.au | subscribe sfpr (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: listserv@sf.org.au | unsubscribe sfpr (body of message)

  • sitenews (sitenews@eidolon.net)
    Started: November 2000
    Admin: Jeremy Byrne
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    sitenews@eidolon.net is a subscription-only email list comprising news about and related to Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writing, editing, art, criticism and publishing in all media, as well as updates of the eidolon.net: Australian SF Online site.
    Subscribe: listserv@eidolon.net | subscribe sitenews (body of message)
    Unsubscribe: listserv@eidolon.net | subscribe sitenews (body of message)

  • Southern Horror (southern_horror@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: December 2002
    Members: 62
    Volume: 25 posts/month
    This list, now the official list of the Horror Writers of Australia, is a unified group of professional and amateur writers, editors and publishers of dark fiction (or Horror), intended to encompass information about the latest author signings and releases, up-coming (and past) conferences, competitions, market news, tidbits and general thoughts on the Australian (and international) scene. Anything and everything horror...
    Subscribe: southern_horror-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: southern_horror-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Speculative Fiction Australia (sfaustralia@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: January 2002
    Admin: Chris Andrews
    Members: 15
    Volume: 7 posts/month
    Speculative Fiction Australia is a group designed to be used for announcements and discussing topics of interest between the leaders of various speculative fiction groups within Australia. The intent is that any relevant information can then be passed down to the groups. While this list is not exclusive, it's here for the specific purpose of linking the various Australian speculative groups together.
    Subscribe: sfaustralia-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: sfaustralia-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Stromatolights (stromatolights@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: March 2002
    Admin: Nigel Read
    Members: 38
    Volume: 80 posts/month
    To provide a forum for Western Australian speculative fiction writers to communicate on writing-related topics. Stromatolights is an actual WA specfic writers' group, but its not necessary to be a member of that group to use this mailing list.
    Subscribe: stromatolights-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: stromatolights-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Swancon (swancon@gu.uwa.edu.au)
    Admin: David Cake
    Members: 117
    Volume: 8 posts/month
    A mailing list for Swancons, Swancon related events and other things related to Perth fandom. Messages do not have be related to swancon, but they should be related to Perth fandom and we try to keep the volume low and the content on-topic. This is the list to join if you want to hear about events in Perth fandom.
    Subscribe: swancon-request@gu.uwa.edu.au | subscribe (subject)
    Unsubscribe: swancon-request@gu.uwa.edu.au | unsubscribe (subject)

  • SydneyTrek (SydneyTrek@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: August 2001
    Members: 42
    Volume: 150 posts/month
    Created to assist Australian Trek fans to communicate after the conventions have ended. Home of the good ship A.S.S Bruce. Share your thoughts on the guests, share your photos, arrange to get together for dinners, video nights etc. Need help from your fellow fans? Ask on list. Have a con report? Post it here. Based in, but not limited to Sydney. National & Overseas members welcome.
    Subscribe: SydneyTrek-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: SydneyTrek-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • UniSFA (unisfa@gu.uwa.edu.au)
    Admin: David Cake
    Members: 142
    Volume: 90 posts/month
    Still proudly asking 'UniSFA - The most fun you can have without your clothes on?'. A mailing list for past and present members of Unisfa, the University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association. The mailing list is intended to act as a virtual clubroom to complement the real one, and can include SF, upcoming events, social gossip, and occasionally real debate.
    Subscribe: unisfa-request@gu.uwa.edu.au | subscribe (subject)
    Unsubscribe: unisfa-request@gu.uwa.edu.au | unsubscribe (subject)

  • Unisfa-announce (unisfa-announce@gu.uwa.edu.au)
    Members: 17
    Volume: 2 posts/month
    Created for those who wish to hear about major Unisfa events, but do not wish to get all the traffic of the Unisfa list.
    Subscribe: unisfa-announce-request@gu.uwa.edu.au
    Unsubscribe: unisfa-announce-request@gu.uwa.edu.au

  • VISION (vision-writers@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: January 2001
    Members: 53
    Volume: 400 posts/month
    This mailing list is for people who are members of the Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) science fiction, fantasy and horror writers group, VISION. It is an unmoderated list where ideas may be swapped, announcements, and general chat amongst members. Monthly meetings are on the first Sunday of every month where we gather to critique and discuss other matters.
    Subscribe: vision-writers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: vision-writers-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

  • Whovention (whovention@yahoogroups.com)
    Started: February 1999
    Members: 91
    Volume: 1 posts/month
    A mailing list to keep Doctor Who fans posted on upcoming Australian conventions, run by the Doctor Who club of Australia especially Whovention conventions including the forthcoming Whovention 2003.
    Subscribe: whovention-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Unsubscribe: whovention-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com


The above list is intended to be comprehensive. If you know of a mailing list which should be included above, please email us.



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