CoNZealand Competition to Design 2020 Hugo and 1945 Retro Hugo Bases

CoNZealand is now soliciting proposals for the 2020 Hugo Award and the 1945 Retro Hugo Award base designs in a competition open to artists living and working in New Zealand.This competition gives New Zealand-based artists the chance to create a lasting piece of the most prestigious and popular award in the science fiction community. The […]

CoNZealand Accommodation Information

CoNZealand members will be able to book selected Wellington accommodation at special rates from 3 December 2019, 9am (NZ time, UTC+13). “We have negotiated special rates or discounts for members at 16 hotels/apartment blocks in Wellington in close proximity of our venues,” say CoNZealand Co-Chairs Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates. “To help members plan their […]

Let us know if you have accessible accommodation needs

Do you have disability or accessibility requests for your accommodation in Wellington? We are busy confirming hotel information to share with our members later this year, and need to know your current accessibility requests as part of this planning by 15 October 2019. If you have hotel accessibility needs, please email access-hotels@conzealand.nz with details of […]

CoNZealand to host 1945 Retro Hugos

CoNZealand will present the Retro Hugo Awards for 1945, to acknowledge notable works published in 1944, CoNZealand co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler announced. The Hugos are the most prestigious award in the science fiction and fantasy genres. First presented in 1953, they honour literature, media and fan activities and have become the key event […]

Watch CoNZealand’s Dublin 2019 Closing Ceremony Video

Check out CoNZealand’s promotional video from the Dublin 2019 closing ceremony, featuring our Author Guests of Honour, Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, our NZ Artist Guest of Honour, Greg Broadmore, and special guests, Tania Taylor, Sir Richard Taylor, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern. Thanks also to our Chairs, […]

CoNZealand takes over from Dublin 2019 as Worldcon

As Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon ended its five-day run, Wellington took the reins as host of the next World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). CoNZealand will be the 78th Worldcon and will take place from Wednesday, 29 July to Sunday, 2 August 2020. Guests of Honour are the authors Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, […]

CoNZealand attending membership fees to increase in October 2019

CoNZealand has announced that the cost of Adult Attending Memberships will increase from NZ$400 to NZ$425, as at 11:59PM (NZT), 4:59AM, 7:59AM (EDT), 12:59PM (GMT) October 1, 2019. The costs of other types of memberships will remain the same: Young Adult Attending (born in or after 2000) will remain at NZ$250 Unwaged Attending (NZ Residents only) will […]

New entrance requirements for New Zealand from 1 October

Entrance requirements to New Zealand (NZ) are changing on 1 October 2019. Please read these instructions carefully, even if you have travelled to NZ before. The key change is that New Zealand is introducing a pre-travel electronic authorisation process, called an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority). This authorisation must be obtained in advance of […]

Preliminary call for papers – Science and Academic Stream

Call for Papers 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 […]