Main Regional Conventions
New South Wales has a series of small-scale conventions called Sydney Freecons, and hosted the third Australian Discworld Convention, Nullus Anxietas 3 in 2011. (The previous two conventions in that series were held in Victoria.) A related Unseen University Convivium has been held in South Australia.
Tasmania has had at least four Thylacon conventions.
Main Fan-Voted Awards
Australian Doctor Who fandom has the Double Gammas.
Australian Star Wars fandom has, or had, the Obies.
Australian media fandom had the Australian Science Fiction Media Awards.
Tag Cloud: See also the Fancyclopedia 3 tag cloud for Australia.
|1935, Aug 15
||First official meeting of the Sydney Science Fiction League
||Spacehounds (fan publication) first published.
|1939, Feb 1
||John Gregor's Science Fiction Review (fanzine) published (as by John Devern).
|1939, Nov 5
||First official meeting of the Futurian Society of Sydney
||Futurian Society of Sydney officially disbanded.
||Futurian Society of Sydney revived.
||Australian Science Fiction Society founded.
|1952, Mar 22
||First Australian Science Fiction Convention (i.e., first Australian Natcon)
|1952, May 9
||First official meeting of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club (as the Melbourne Science Fiction Group).
|1953, Aug 8-9
||A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Donald H. Tuck published.
||Australian Science Fiction Review first published.
||ANZAPA started (as APA-A)
||Ditmar Awards first presented.
||Space Age Books opened (as The Space Age Bookshop).
||First DUFF race won.
|1975, Aug 14-17
||Australian Science Fiction Foundation established.
|1976, Oct 9-11
||First Swancon convention.
||First FFANZ race won.
||Australian Science Fiction Review revived.
||First GUFF race won.
|1985, Aug 22-36
|1994, Jan 21
||The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet first published.
||The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy published.
|1999, Sep 2-6
||First NAFF delegate appointed.
||Meteor Incorporated founded.
|2010, Sep 2-6
For more information, see the Australian SF Information wiki, http://wiki.sf.org.au, and the Australian SF Distributed Archive Project at http://history.sf.org.au.
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