Andrew hails from Brisbane, Australia.
Andrew maintains a blog, available here.
Last year I attended the SpecFicNZ AGM and offered to 'throw my hat into the ring' when the nominations had come and gone and too few New Zealanders had nominated. I would like to be re-elected as I have developed a working rapore with the outgoing committee and feel that I am able to continue and build on what I have established over the past twelve months. Having been on Science Fiction committees in the past (including a stint as newsletter editor for an Australian Star Trek club in Brisbane) the first few months took some adjustment due to the committee members being scattered to the four winds.
In the past twelve months on the SpecFicNZ committee, I chaired the fastest committee meeting at one hour twenty minutes, I've posted occasional blurbs on the Facebook page (including the frantic SJV Awards ceremony results) as well as promoting the group at the recent New Zealand Natcon - unCONventional. (Not forgetting participating in the monthly committee meetings as my shift work permits)
I was the New Zealand Fan Guest of Honour in 2008 at Conjunction and was a long term member of the New Zealand Apa 'Aotearapa' with it's longest running title "West Island: West World" being jotted thoughts of being an SF fan on the West Island. I have been a regular contributor to LASFAPA Apa in Los Angles for some six or seven years now and have various online presences with the handle Timelord2067.
While it's true I am writing almost no fiction work at the moment, I'm proud to say that the running gag of anointing Grace Bridges as the Padawn in training was due to my pulling her name out of a hat and look forward to working with Grace and the rest of the team in promoting the talented pool of New Zealanders in the Speculative Community.
Strange visitor form another planet (Brisbane) Able to tell tall tales in a single breath (hang on, that's Rick Dees)
Um, ...there once was a fellow called Andrew, Who traveled to New Zealand for an SF Convention.
Local fen did he see, after a pint or three did pee ...
And um, something about shagging ewe too...
I like to read and write & sadly have done neither for far too long. I moved into my own home some 18 months ago and with my books unpacked and arranged (by a Librarian no less) I have started to read my five book shelves of books.
My books vary from Heinlein to Elizabeth Moon and titles such as the Thirty Nine Steps, The Fourth Protocol & Tara Moss' Fetish/Split/Covert adorn my shelves. I was reading the "Underbelly" books of true crime before they became the basis of an Australian series of the same name. I am an Abbey Girl (!)
I tend to attend New Zealand Science Fiction Conventions and purchase the books of the Authors who are the Guest of Honour and, many years later, get around to reading their work.
These days I find novelisations of movies dull.
I have these stories bobbing around in my head and on occasion have written the ideas down - I blame my shift work and 'anti social hours' (what-ever that means) far too much and have joined this group to hopefully get back into writing once more.
For more information, please visit Andrew's website.