Another week, and another paradigm shift. The changes are still coming fast and furious as New Zealand enters into a four-week lockdown. We are all still dealing with an unprecedented set of circumstances that make it very difficult to plan for the future. The choices we are faced with are: Move the date of CoNZealand. […]
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), will be making history, as it becomes the first ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates announced today. “This has been an incredibly difficult decision, but one that had to be made now to give our guests and members some certainty during this extraordinary […]
We understand your concerns and that you want as much notice as possible if CoNZealand were to be cancelled. We are extremely keen to see CoNZealand go ahead and bring Worldcon to New Zealand for the first time ever. Our Executive have discussed the situation and unanimously agreed that we are not cancelling the convention. […]
Although New Zealand has not been affected by Covid-19 to the extent of the rest of the world, our government and the NZ Ministry of Health have extensive civil defence plans. We are monitoring the situation and will be prepared for what the future brings. As usual, we strongly advise all members purchase their own […]
CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) being held in Wellington in July, today announced a scholarship programme to provide free memberships and financial support for people from marginalised communities to attend. “This is the first time the World Science Fiction Convention has ever been held in New Zealand. My team is busy putting […]
If you have a great idea for a paper, panel or round table for CoNZealand’s science and academic stream, now’s the time to get in touch! The deadline for submitting proposals for CoNZealand’s Science and Academic stream has been extended to 15th March 2020. Find out more about what kind of proposals we’re looking for […]
We have an urgent vacancy to fill for our NZ Outreach Area Head. Are you based in New Zealand? Do you have experience in marketing, communications, or publicity, as well as experience of creating commercial partnerships? We are looking for somebody to proactively manage the team working with NZ publishers, tourism operators, librarians, bookshops, writers […]
If you haven’t purchased your membership of CoNZealand, now’s the time to do so. On February 15th, the cost for an adult attending membership will rise to $450. All other membership tier prices remain the same. View the list of membership tiers and prices, and register to attend CoNZealand here.
If you were thinking of entering the competition to design bases for the 2020 Hugo Awards and 1945 Retro Hugos, you’re in luck. The deadline for entries has been extended until 31st January 2020 (from the original deadline of 17th January). Read more about the design contest. Read more about the Hugo Awards.
If you’d like to know more about the Hugo Awards, check out this new video from the CoNZealand team, talking about the history of the awards and why they’re so important.