CoNZealand bids farewell, hands over to DisCon III

CoNZealand, the first ever virtual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) comes to a close today. “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who, despite all that 2020 had thrown at us, made this convention possible: volunteers, programme participants and, of course, the fans,” say CoNZealand Co-Chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler. “We […]

Martine, Jemisin, El-Mohtar, SL Huang and Gladstone win 2020 Hugo Awards

Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, which explores the links between language, culture and interplanetary politics, has won the Hugo Award for the Best Novel. This Is How You Lose the Time War, a time travelling spy love story, by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone won in the Best Novella category, and Emergency Skin, set on a […]

Sir Julius Vogel Awards for best New Zealand speculative fiction presented

Media Release Date: July 30, 2020 CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention July 29 – August 2, 2020 Contact: press@conzealand.nz The 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been presented at CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon). The Awards recognise excellence and achievement by New Zealanders, both amateur and professional, in the science […]

Brackett, Bradbury, Lovecraft honoured with 1945 Retro Hugos

Media Release Date: July 30, 2020 CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention July 29 – August 2, 2020 Contact: press@conzealand.nz “Shadow Over Mars” (The Nemesis from Terra) by Leigh Brackett has been honoured with a Retrospective Hugo Award for Best Novel during a virtual ceremony at CoNZealand today. “I, Rocket”, by Ray Bradbury was […]