Message from the Chairs
Kia Ora (hello)!
It’s hard to believe we are finally a real Worldcon. Ever since Norman was attacked by flying cash in 2010, there has been an increasing number of fun-loving people mahi tahi (working together) on this bid. Tēnā koutou (thank you) to Kevin Roche and Worldcon 76 for hosting us, and tēnā koutou katoa (thank you all) to the fans who believe in Worldcon enough to vote in Site Selection.
We want to invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery (whakatōmene), as passengers or crew. As with any voyage, there is pukumahi (hard work), and the more people huihui (come together) for this goal of building the best Worldcon we can, the greater the result of the effort.
The Big Tent of Worldcon is a place where all fans can come together, enjoy their favourite activities, and introduce others to what it is they love. We invite you to join us in a theme of rauhī (gathering together to foster or protect) for our shared passion. We need very many volunteers to join us to crew this ship. Although we have many eager Kiwis, we need experience as well.
You can sign up to volunteer for our crew in the top menu.
Haere (so long)!
Norman Cates: Experience Co-Chair
Kelly Buehler: Business Co-Chair
Paper, Panel and Round Table proposals are invited for the CoNZealand 2020 Science and Academic Stream, an academic convention traditionally included as part of the annual World Science Fiction Convention. Contributions are sought for a multidisciplinary academic program that will engage audiences, including not only fellow academics but also many of the world’s top science […]
The 2019 Hugo Award Finalists have been announced by Dublin 2019. You can find the full list at the Dublin 2019 Hugo Award Announcement. The CoNZealand crew congratulate all the finalists. The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards will be presented on Thursday 15 August, the opening night of Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, and the 2019 HugoAwards will be […]
Kia Ora, It is with sad hearts that we write this message today. On Friday we witnessed, as the Prime Minister put it, one of New Zealand’s darkest days. The attack on the Christchurch Muslim community was a terrorist act. It was horrific and has shaken our country to the core. Our deepest sympathies are […]
We have now released our new Membership site. Our new system includes some new features. New accounts have been created for Pre-supporting Members; Membership upgrades are available for Pre-supporting Members; Lay-by instalment payments are available for the purchase of new Memberships and to upgrade existing Memberships; Existing membership numbers from our current online system were […]