Announcing A Bertrand Chandler Award winner 2016

The A. Bertram Chandler Award, for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction’ in 2016 was awarded to James (Jocko) Allen at Contact2016, the 55th Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, Queensland, on 27th March 2016. 
 The “Chandler Award” is awarded by The Australian Science Fiction Foundation.  Information on how you can nominate a person for the A Bertram Chandler Award can be found on the ASFF website – it merely takes an email or letter to the ASFF, outlining a person’s significant achievements.  All nominations are reviewed by the ASFF committee in confidence.
 For more information about James Allen’s achievements in Australian Science Fiction community, the Chandler Award and the ASFF please refer to the ASFF website at:

NEWS: MSFC moves to monthly meetings

At this year’s AGM it was decided that we definitely wanted to keep the club going, and that one of the ways we could make that a bit easier was to move to monthly meetings.

Our meetings are now on the third Friday of each month – we finished out July with weekly meetings and started the new program in August. Our first two monthly meetings have been a great success, with an improvement in attendance, relief for the Committee, and lots of fun for everyone.

Meetings will now generally include Eva’s wonderful meals, which have always been so popular, as well as the usual snacks and drinks, and different program items each month.

Doors open at 8.00 pm and program items will begin at 8.30 pm.

If you have an idea for something you’d like to see happen at an MSFC meeting let us know by emailing us at

MSFC Committee