Press Releases

  • 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 […]
  • CoNZealand to collaborate with The Fantasy Network for the first ever Virtual Worldcon and new Membership Rates announced
    CoNZealand is pleased to announce a collaboration with The Fantasy Network to bring the 78th Worldcon to an interactive, virtual platform, say Chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler. “From panels and streaming video to informal hangouts and late-night networking, the virtual convention aims to provide members with the most fun that they can have at […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • CoNZealand to host the 41st NZ national science fiction convention
    Media Release 3 Date: June 12, 2019 CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, Wellington, New Zealand July 29 – August 2, 2020 Contact: press@conzealand.nz CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, being held in Wellington from 29 July – 2 August 2020, is pleased to announce it will also host the 41st New Zealand […]
  • Press Release: CoNZealand attending membership fees to increase in June
    Media Release 2 Date: May 20, 2019 CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, Wellington, New Zealand July 29 – August 2, 2020 press@conzealand.nz 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 […]

New Zealand in 2020 announces date change for potential 78th Worldcon – 1/7/2018 – Press Release 2018-1