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Forum: Events Board Aug 29 2010, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Kesal hope you are better by the time of the con.
I'm hoping to early registration on Wednesday afternoon, that is if they accept my photo ID.
Like I mentioned in my PM, Thursday morning for me...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jul 4 2010, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: The 39 Clues Series

The 39 Clues
Book 1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
Book 2: One False Note by Gordon Korman
Book 3: The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
Book 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson
Book 5: The Black...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Jun 28 2010, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: Hugo Awards

This link should work;
http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/index.php?page=87
Forum: Events Board May 20 2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,786
Posted By Flinx
Re: Worldcon in Australia

My biggest issue, at the moment, is working out what books to take to get signed. :D :(

Jube might what to check the website as they have updated it. The Also Attending...
Forum: Events Board May 2 2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,786
Posted By Flinx
Re: Worldcon in Australia

Just got an email from David Brin.
It is him, but unfortunately he is unable to attend so he has a couple of memberships available. If you are interested in buying them you can contact him through...
Forum: Events Board May 2 2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,786
Posted By Flinx
Re: Worldcon in Australia

At this stage the writer/artists I'm hoping to meet are; Bob Eggleton, George R R Martin & Parris, Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber Silverberg, Melinda Snodgrass and Carrie Vaughn.
There are also...
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Sep 6 2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,350
Posted By Flinx
Re: Collecting Highlight - (64) Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials

Sounds good. I got my ticket, just have to get time off work to go down there.
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Sep 5 2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,350
Posted By Flinx
Thumbs up Re: Collecting Highlight - (64) Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials

You're welcome.
I'm hoping to go to AussieCon & I believe Jube is also going.
They were only a few of the cons that happen around Australia. Most of the states have some sort of con (sci-fi lit,...
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Sep 4 2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,350
Posted By Flinx
Re: Collecting Highlight - (64) Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials

Here are a few upcoming cons.
Conflux (http://www.conflux.org.au/)
SwanCon (http://2010.swancon.com.au/)
AussieCon4 (http://www.aussiecon4.org.au/)
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Aug 28 2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,249
Posted By Flinx
Re: Comic Heroes

Michael Clarke Duncan was the guy in The Green Mile with Tom Hanks.
There was a Mandrake movie made back in the '70's.
There was also talk earlier this year of doing a new Mandrake movie.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 5 2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Flinx
Re: Free Downloads of Books!

They need to do better research.
Turtledove's Settling Accounts: Return Engagements is not the first book in the series. It might be the first Settling Accounts, but there are seven other books in...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 3 2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By Flinx
Re: Vampire book suggestions

Fred Saberhagen
Dracula
The Dracula Tape
The Holmes-Dracula Files
On Old Friend Of The Family
Thorn
Dominion
A Matter Of Taste
A Question Of Time
Seance For A Vampire
Forum: Café Archives Feb 27 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Flinx
Unhappy RIP Philip José Farmer

Philip José Farmer (http://www.pjfarmer.com/yabb/YaBB.cgi)

January 26, 1918 - February 25, 2009. R.I.P.
:(
Forum: Café Archives Feb 24 2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Flinx
Another hold for sale

This time this cave hold is in the USA.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330306913609
Forum: Café Archives Feb 8 2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,737
Posted By Flinx
Re: Bad Weather part 2

At the moment, the fires here in NSW are nothing compared to what is happening to Victoria. Keeping fingers crossed that the NSW fires don't get worse.
It is now their worst disaster on record with...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 22 2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By Flinx
Re: Sunset's Gold

My thanks also.
Forum: Café Archives Jan 20 2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By Flinx
Re: Sunset's Gold

I received my copies some time last week. Still haven't consciously heard all of it yet.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 5 2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,134
Posted By Flinx
Re: Neil Gaiman

Here's Neil's site (http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/).

I recommend American Gods, Neverwhere & Stardust.
With Stardust I recommend getting the DC Comics edition that has the Charles Vess art. It...
Forum: Events Board Oct 23 2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,003
Posted By Flinx
Re: Reporting from Albacon

This is a big thank you for Priscilla.

Priscilla was kind enough to take some of my books to Albacon for me.
Got 2 books signed by Todd, a book & card signed by Barclay Shaw, and comics signed by...
Forum: Café Archives Sep 23 2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,240
Posted By Flinx
Re: What's your favorite TV shows/series?

Spicks And Specks (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/spicksandspecks/), Doctor Who, Mythbusters & Top Gear are the the only TV shows that I manage to regularly watch every week.
Usually I end up buying box...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 8 2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Flinx
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 7 2008, 08:04 AM
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Views: 1,493
Posted By Flinx
Re: Need help remembering a title

Maybe one of these titles (http://www.triviumpublishing.com/articles/arthurian.html) might jog your memory.
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Jul 21 2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Flinx
Re: Collecting Highlight (69) - Del Rey Dragonflight tbp with DiTerlizzi illustration

I was lucky enough to meet him at a con here in Australia. Got my copies of Chronicles Of Pern signed by him, along with a couple of other things.
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Jul 13 2008, 08:01 AM
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Posted By Flinx
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jul 4 2008, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Flinx
A few more Aussies being published in the US; ...

A few more Aussies being published in the US;
Matthew Reilly (http://www.matthewreilly.com/)

Kim Wilkins (http://www.kimwilkins.com/)

John Birmingham...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jun 14 2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,360
Posted By Flinx
Re: A plug for some great Aussie fantasy & SF authors

Along with Sonny Whitelaw & Marianne de Pierres, Jennifer is one of the author guests at Supanova (http://www.supanova.com.au/authors) next weekend.
Karen Miller has also written some of the new...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room May 13 2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Flinx
Re: New collectors social groups

Like Jube, I'm also in the in-between stage.
But I don't think I'll ever become real hardcore, I'm currently limited myself to paperbacks.
Forum: Where in the World? Apr 29 2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Flinx
Forum: The Information Desk and Suggestion Box Apr 7 2008, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: FYI on Private Messages and Spam

Received spam mail today.
email was -
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You have received a new private message at A Meeting of Minds...
Forum: Where in the World? Mar 24 2008, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Flinx
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 24 2008, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: Has anyone read L.E. Modesitt?

Except for both The Forever Hero and The Ecolitan Institute series, and maybe a few stand alone novels, I've got most of his books.

It's another case of "liked the few books I read so end up...
Forum: Café Archives Mar 18 2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,465
Posted By Flinx
Sir Arthur C. Clarke 1917 - 2008

Sir Arthur C. Clarke (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,26278,23401074-10388,00.html)

We have lost another great person of Literature & Science.

:(
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 18 2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,906
Posted By Flinx
Re: Dean R Koontz - SF writer?

I was only mentioning it to show how different people see the same thing in different ways. Sort of like those pictures that show either a vase or two faces, it depends how you look at it.
I have...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 16 2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,906
Posted By Flinx
Re: Dean R Koontz - SF writer?

I can easily think of both Dean Koontz & Stephen King as a sci-fi writers. Koontz's Frankenstein series deal with genetic engineering, and King's The Dark Tower series is alternate worlds.
Like...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 13 2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,058
Posted By Flinx
Re: help I need a book to read

Yeah, the movie is very loosely based on the book.
The book :good: :good: is way better than the movie :mad: . The only things they really have in common are David, that he can teleport, his parents...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 11 2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,058
Posted By Flinx
Re: help I need a book to read

Jumper by Steven Gould (http://digitalnoir.com/steve/)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Mar 5 2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Flinx
Re: How Much is on your Shelves

Around 100 including anthologies
Forum: Café Archives Feb 23 2008, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Flinx
Re: New Zealand questions

I think it was more of a case that we Aussies were glad that the US got beaten again.
Forum: Café Archives Feb 23 2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,935
Posted By Flinx
Re: New Zealand questions

You're forgetting that Australia won the Cup in 1983. That was the first time that the US had ever lost in Cup history, and the Cup went to Perth.

Don't forget the tuatara, New Zealand's most...
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Feb 21 2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,350
Posted By Flinx
Re: Collecting Highlight - (64) Finder's Guide to Australterrestrials

DUFF still exists. (http://sffanz.sf.org.nz/duff/)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Feb 17 2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,384
Posted By Flinx
Re: Dragondrums "manuscript" on live (eBay) auction

Yeah, that 22.5% has stopped me bidding on some other items that they were auctioning.
Forum: Collecting Highlights Archives Feb 15 2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,072
Posted By Flinx
Re: Collecting Highlight (17) - The White Dragon (US 1st paperback)

Just received two copies of the "1st printing/1st state" today.
Forum: Café Archives Feb 14 2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,236
Posted By Flinx
Re: Questions about Australia

The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana), that Kibbie posted a picture of, is the only opossum in North America but there are over 60 other species of opossums in South America.
Some of these...
Forum: Café Archives Feb 2 2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,299
Posted By Flinx
Re: AMCF down hard

Can't access AMCF again.
Forum: Café Archives Jan 16 2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,236
Posted By Flinx
Re: Questions about Australia

It is old news now, but was big news at the time.
I think they broadcast the wedding on TV over here.
Forum: Café Archives Jan 16 2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,236
Posted By Flinx
Re: Questions about Australia

Like Ghyle has already mentioned “must see” really depends on the visitor. Whenever I visit a new city my first must see places are book & comic shops.

So I’m going to try to list some places I...
Forum: Café Archives Jan 15 2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,236
Posted By Flinx
Re: Questions about Australia

Just to add further to Ghyle’s comments. I’ll probably address a different question each day.Monotremes, Marsupials & Mammals
Australia is home to the monotremes & marsupials. The more advanced...
Forum: Events Board Jan 7 2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,832
Posted By Flinx
Re: 66th WorldCon in Denver, Aug 2008

Can anyone attending please vote for Melbourne in 2010 (http://www.australia2010.org/).
Thank you.
Forum: Café Archives Jan 7 2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,603
Posted By Flinx
Re: different countries

When Kibbie does questions for Australia I recommend that us Aussies further divide some questions up to cover each state/territory. Just using the above questions I can think of a number of...
Forum: Café Archives Dec 30 2007, 04:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,896
Posted By Flinx
Re: New Lambs!

Cutlet & Casserole :evil:
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