Bruce Gillespie (born 1947) is a prominent Australian science fiction fan best known for his long-running sf fanzine SF Commentary. Along with Carey Handfield and Rob Gerrand, he was a founding editor of Norstrilia Press, which published Greg Egan's first novel.
He was fan guest of honour at Aussiecon 3, the 57th World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne, Australia in 1999.
Aussiecon Three was the 57th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Melbourne, Australia on 2–6 September 1999. The convention was held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.Bob Keenan
Bob Keenan (born March 11, 1952) is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected on November 4, 2014, to Senate District 5, and assumed that office on January 5, 2015, serving in the 2015 legislative session. Keenan represents District 19, which encompasses parts of Flathead and Lake Counties, Montana. Keenan served as President pro tempore from 2017-2018.
Keenan previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 and in the Montana Senate from 1999 to 2007, where he was president of the senate.Bruce Barclay
Bruce Gillespie Barclay (21 October 1922 – 28 June 1979) was a New Zealand politician, being the Member of Parliament for Christchurch Central in the South Island.Chandler Award
The Chandler Award is presented by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation for "Outstanding Achievement in Australian Science Fiction".
It is named in recognition of the contribution that science fiction writer A. Bertram Chandler made to Australian science fiction, and because of his patronage of the Foundation.
Unlike the Ditmars, this award is decided upon by a jury and, although nominally an annual award presented in conjunction with the Australian National Science Fiction Convention, is not necessarily presented every year.
The first Chandler Award was presented in 1992 to Van Ikin at the National Science Fiction Convention - SynCon '92.Ditmar Award results
The Ditmar Award is Australia's oldest and best-known science fiction, fantasy and horror award, presented annually at the Australian "NatCon" since 1969. The historical nominations and results (listed in boldface) of the Award follow.Edward Buttrey
Francis "Ed" Edward Buttrey (born December 14, 1965) is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to Senate District 13, representing Great Falls, Montana, in 2011.Buttrey served as Majority Whip in the Senate during the 2015-2016 session.Buttrey received a degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University. He is a volunteer firefighter and volunteer football coach.Fred Thomas (Montana politician)
Fred Thomas (born June 27, 1958) is the Majority Leader of the Montana Senate.Frederick Moore (politician)
Frederick (Eric) Moore is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was first elected on November 2, 2010 to Senate District 20. In the 2011 session, Moore was appointed to the Business & Labor, Education, and Agriculture committees, and in 2013, he served as a Majority Whip. Moore served District 20 until being redistricted in 2015, and now represents District 19, which encompasses all of Carter, Garfield, McCone, and Prairie Counties, and parts of Fallon, Powder River and Wibaux Counties, Montana.
Moore has served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate since 2015.Gene Vuckovich
Gene Vuckovich (born March 9, 1936) is a Democratic member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected for Senate District 43, representing the Anaconda, Montana area, in 2010. Vuckovich was a former city-county manager of Anaconda-Deer Lodge County.Jen Gross
Jen Gross is a Democratic member of the Montana Senate, where she represents District 25. She was first elected in 2016. Gross is the manager of field operations at Planned Parenthood of Montana.Jon Sesso
Jon C. Sesso (born November 15, 1953) is a Democratic Party member of the Montana Senate, representing District 37 since 2013. He was previously a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 2004 to 2013.
Sesso served as Minority Leader of the Senate during the 2015–2016 session.Llew Jones
Llewelyn E. Jones (born December 2, 1962) is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to Senate District 14, representing Conrad, Montana, for the 2011-2013 term. Previously Jones served 3 terms in the House of Representatives. Jones holds an MS in Economics from Montana State University.Mark Blasdel
Mark Blasdel (born June 21, 1976) is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to House District 10 which represents the Somers area. He has served in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions. He is also the co-Chair of the Montana Sportsman Caucus.
He graduated from Flathead High School, then attended Flathead Valley Community College, finishing his degree in Hospitality and Business Administration from the University of Nevada.Mary Caferro
Mary M. Caferro is a Democratic Party member of the Montana Senate. In 2010 she was elected to Senate District 40, representing Helena, Montana. She was a member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 80 from 2004-10.Melbourne Science Fiction Club
The Melbourne Science Fiction Club Inc. (Also known as the M.S.F.C. or colloquially "the club") was founded in May 1952 by Race Mathews and others. It is the second oldest continuously active science fiction club in the world, after the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. It meets once a month in Melbourne.
Members of the MSFC were instrumental in organising and running three World Science Fiction Conventions in Australia: Aussiecon in 1975; Aussiecon Two in 1985; and Aussiecon 3 in 1999. Current members were involved in the Aussiecon 4 Worldcon in 2010. Members have also been involved in running many of the annual versions of the Australian National Science Fiction Conventions and other regional conventions in and around Melbourne, Australia.
Many members of Australian Science fiction fandom have been members of the MSFC. Notable members/past-members of the MSFC include Ian Gunn, (Past president and club fanzine editor) winner of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist 1999, Lee Harding, Damien Broderick, Alan Stewart (secretary for 16 years and Ditmar Award winner), Cheryl Morgan (editor of the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine winning fanzine, Emerald City), Phil Wlodarczyk, Martin James Ditmar ("Dick") Jenssen (after whom the Ditmar Award is named), Bruce Gillespie (Fan Guest of Honour at the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention Aussiecon 3), and Race Mathews who later became a Minister in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
The MSFC has a library of over 8,000 volumes and a huge collection of fanzines, which is currently in storage. It is listed as a special library for researchers and has a computer catalogue of approximately 5,500 titles. Work continues on the catalogue.
There have been several club fanzines: In the 1950s, the club newszine was called Etherline, which was followed later in the sixties by the Somerset Gazette. There were no formal club zines in the 1970s. Since 1985 the MSFC has published a newszine called Ethel the Aardvark, which has won the Ditmar Award several times, under different editors, including Alan Stewart, Ian Gunn and Paul Ewins, and the Chronos Award. It is up to issue #170 and continuing.Montana Legislature
The Montana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Montana. It is composed of the 100-member Montana House of Representatives and the 50-member Montana Senate.The Montana Constitution dictates that the legislature meet in regular session for no longer than 90 days in each odd-numbered year. The primary work of the legislature is to pass a balanced biennial budget which must then be approved by the Governor. If the Governor vetoes a bill, the legislature may override the veto by a two-thirds vote.Since the beginning of statehood for Montana, the Legislature has been split along party lines fairly consistently and evenly. Since adoption of the current state constitution in 1972, which mandated single-member legislative districts for the first time in the state's history, the Montana Senate has been controlled by Democrats in nine sessions, and Republicans in 13 sessions. During the same period, the Montana House has been controlled by Democrats in eight sessions and Republicans in ten sessions with two ties. According to state law, in the instance of a tie, control goes to the party of the sitting Governor. The 65th Legislature (2017–2018) is controlled by the Republican Party with the House having 59 Republican members and 41 Democratic members, and the Senate having 32 Republican members and 18 Democratic members.Members are limited to serving no more than eight years in either chamber, but the term limit is consecutive, not lifetime.The Montana State Legislature meets in the state capital of Helena.Montana Senate
The Montana Senate is the upper house of the Montana State Legislature, the state legislative branch of the US state of Montana. The body is composed of 50 senators.Ryan Osmundson
Ryan Osmundson is a Republican member of the Montana Legislature. He was elected to House District 29 which represents the Buffalo, Montana area. He served in the House from 2011 to 2015. In 2017 began his term as Senator for District 15.Sue Malek
Sue Malek (born October 29, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Montana Legislature. She was elected to State Senate District 46 in 2012. Malek previously served in the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2009 to 2013.