Media Release 2
Date: May 20, 2019
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, Wellington, New Zealand
July 29 – August 2, 2020
CoNZealand has announced the following changes in attending membership prices to take effect after 11:59PM (NZT), 4:59AM, 7:59AM (EDT), 12:59PM (GMT) 16th June, 2019:
- Adult Attending Membership rate will increase from NZ$370 to NZ$400
- Young Adult Attending (born in or after 2000) will increase from NZ$225 to NZ$250
- Unwaged Attending (NZ Residents only) will remain at NZ$225
- Child Attending (born in or after 2005) will remain at NZ$105
- Kid in Tow (born in or after 2015) rate will remain free of cost
- Supporting Membership rate will remain at NZ$75
We currently have an installment plan that allows you to pay your membership fee over time. The price is locked based on when you first purchase or upgrade your membership type. So we encourage you to take out a membership before the price increase takes effect.
All classes of CoNZealand membership are available for immediate purchase through the website at https://conzealand.nz. Full information on membership classes and terms can be found at https://conzealand.nz/registrations/
CoNZealand Co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler, said, “We are delighted to be able to host the Worldcon in our home city of Wellington, New Zealand. Joining the Worldcon gives science fiction fans access to every part of this unique event, including a choice of hundreds of programme items, attending the Hugo Award Ceremony, attending the Masquerade, exploring the Art Show or adding to your collection in our Dealers’ Room. Joining now offers you the cheapest rate for attending the event and we can plan more precisely, with better knowledge of our income. It’s a win-win!” ENDS
The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) is a five-day event that has been held annually since 1939 (apart from a four-year break during the Second World War). CoNZealand is the Worldcon’s first visit to Aotearoa New Zealand. For more information, see www.conzealand.nz
“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC” “Hugo Award”, the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.