Conzealand

12 Jun 19
SFFANZ News

…ConZealand. With the prospect of New Zealand hosting the World SF Convention (Worldcon) in 2020, nobody has been prepared to put their hand up to organise a separate NZ national convention (natcon) in 2020. CoNZealand (the Worldcon in question) has generously stepped in and offered to host the key elements which are needed to constitute […]

12 Jun 19
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CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Wellington from July 29–August 2, 2020, has announced it will also host the 41st New Zealand national science fiction convention (natcon), including the Sir Julius Vogel (SJV) Awards. Co-chair of CoNZealand Norman Cates said, “By hosting the natcon alongside CoNZealand, we can showcase work […]

24 May 19
SFFANZ News

CoNZealand is the 78th World Science Fiction Convention. It will be held in Wellington, New Zealand from July 29 – August 2, 2020. ConZealand have made an announcement regarding changes to membership rates that will take place in mid-June this year. If you are thinking of attending the Worldcon here in Aotearoa, then have a […]

23 May 19
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(1) HUGO VOTER PACKET ADDITION. The editors of Uncanny Magazine tweeted – (2) WINDS (OF WINTER) BENEATH MY WINGS. George R.R. Martin gave a classy response to Air New Zealand’s offer to “help” him finish his next book by flying him to their country — “Thanks, New Zealand”. …Of course, I was especially moved by […]

22 May 19
SFFANZ News

Air New Zealand made a cheeky offer to George R R Martin to fly him free to NZ to finish The Winds of Winter. You can see that video here. Of course, it is just a piece of advertising, but GRRM took the time to reply, saying that he has been to New Zealand a […]

14 Apr 19
SFFANZ News

A final reminder that voting is still open for the 2019 GUFF race to send an Australian or New Zealand fan to Worldcon in Dublin. This year the race is between three candidates – two of them Kiwis. The candidates are: Lynelle Howell (New Zealand) Simon Litten (New Zealand) Nicole Murphy (Australia). A few points […]

06 Dec 18
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The Get-Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) ballot for the 2019 race is now available online. Voters will choose an Australasian delegate to attend Dublin 2019 in Ireland (August 15-19). There is an option for the delegate to also attend the Eurocon (Titancon, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on August 22-25). The candidates are Lynelle Howell, Simon Litten, […]

02 Oct 18
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(1) DOES IT SUIT ME? Would you believe that no one is more surprised about this than the Doctor herself? “‘Doctor Who’: The Doctor Realizes She’s A Woman In A Brand New Clip!” at ScienceFiction.com. In the first clip released for the upcoming season, we see that, thanks to the memory-affecting nature of the regeneration, […]

28 Aug 18
Hopes and Dreams: My Writing and My Sons

by Lillian Csernica on August 26, 2018 Oh my stars and garters! The past two weeks have been one long road trip. First, my mother had to go to the ER, and was then admitted to the hospital. It’s been two weeks today and she’s still there. In the midst of this ordeal, I had […]

26 Aug 18
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At the WSFS Business Meeting on Sunday morning (August 19), the results of the 2020 Worldcon Site Selection voting were revealed. The New Zealand in 2020 bid received 643 votes of the 726 votes cast. There were no other official candidates; however, votes were received for the following: New Zealand in 2020: 643 Xmas in […]

23 Aug 18
SFFANZ News

So with all the CoNZealand buzz in the last few days, it seems like a good idea to remind everybody about GeyserCon – The 2019 New Zealand National SF Convention. It is being held in Rotorua at Queen’s Birthday weekend – less than a year away. Or if you want to look at it another […]