What’s new

Fan tables and fan parties- get your application in!

There’s still time to host a fan table or fan party at the first ever Virtual Worldcon, and we encourage you to apply- but don’t delay, as the registration deadline is 15th July at midnight NZT. This is to give our tech team time to make the plans they need to. Fan tables will happen […]

Masquerade registrations are now live

The first Digital WorldCon masquerade is a unique event celebrating costumes from all over the world. The Masquerade has always been a space that welcomes every kind of costuming. Costume ready made, already worn, made new, assembled? No change! Performance planned, not keen on performing, somewhere in between? No change! Want to compete in full, […]

Virtual Masquerade Update from your Masquerade Director

Greetings, During these ever changing and challenging times we’d like to just give an update on the state of the Masquerade. Firstly a reminder that the Masquerade has always been a space that welcomes every kind of costuming. -Costume ready made, already worn, made new, assembled? No change! -Performance planned, not keen on performing, somewhere […]

CoNZealand Media Release: Registrations open attending press

Members of the press are invited to register their interest in Press Credentials or Press Passes for CoNZealand, 78th World Science Fiction Convention, that will be held online, from July 29 to August 2, 2020. Registrations are open until July 22, 2020. Press Passes are available solely for working press staff—defined as individuals employed by recognised professional […]

CoNZealand Chairs’ Inclusion Initiative

The Chairs of CoNZealand are pleased to be able to offer a Membership upgrade initiative to support inclusion of indigenous, marginalised and historically underrepresented people at CoNZealand. Marginalised communities are overrepresented in the group suffering the greatest fallout from this pandemic, and as such, we want to ensure that our community does not suffer a […]

Hugo Ballot and voting information

We know that many of you are eager to cast your votes for this year’s awards. Although we are working hard on it, we have not yet been able to open online voting. We know that this has been frustrating, and we are sorry. We will send an email to all members as soon as […]

CoNZealand Masquerade- details now available

Costumes tell stories of times and places; by making and wearing them we can explore those worlds by thinking about the people who would have made them and about those who would have worn them, and our audience gets a chance to experience that with us. CoNZealand is proud to introduce the Digital Masquerade! Go […]

Message from the Chairs – 6/6/20

Kia ora, We are buzzing around like bees, getting things ready for our virtual convention and making sure we are ready to welcome you on schedule. Amongst the many things that we are learning about the virtual convention space is that legally, it works differently from the in-person convention space. One of the places that […]

Hugo Awards packet available for download

We are happy to announce that the Hugo Voter Packet for the 2020 Hugo Awards is now available for download by those who have purchased a CoNZealand membership. There is no Voter Packet for the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards, but this is a list of links to publicly available material.  This download of materials is […]

Rose Mitchell, Fan Guest of Honour, on the shift to a virtual con

Watch a message from Rose Mitchell, our fan guest of honour, on why the shift to a virtual con is a great thing.