Discovered SF while in primary school, and fandom at University, and haven't left since. First convention was Aussiecon 2! I then became involved with the Melbourne Science Fiction Clb and was Secretary for over 20 years straight. Also edit fanzines 'Thyme' (once a Hugo nominee)and 'Ytterbium' (an ANZAPA zine). Over 50 poems professionally published, mainly SF or fantasy themed. I was Bid Chair for the Australia in 99 bid, and am on the board for the 2010 bid. In 1991 I was the FFANZ delegate to New Zealand, and in 1994 the DUFF delegate to North America where I attended Conadian.