What’s new

Call for Academic Papers- deadline extended

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 […]

Urgent vacancy for NZ Outreach Area Head

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 […]

Next rate rise- February 15th

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.

Hugo Awards base design contest- deadline extended

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.

Hugo Awards: Video

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.

Hugo Awards- nominations open

Nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards and 1945 Retro Hugos, the most prestigious awards recognising speculative literature, media and fan activities, are now open. The Hugos, named in honour of author and editor Hugo Gernsback, have been awarded since 1953 and are fan-run, fan-given and fan-supported. CoNZealand, the 2020 annual Worldcon of the World Science […]

Membership deadline for Hugo nominations

If you would like to make a nomination for the Hugo Awards, you must purchase your CoNZealand membership by 31st December 2019, 11.59pm PST. Find out more about memberships. Register for CoNZealand.  

We love our Guests of Honour!

We’re so excited about the Guests of Honour who will be joining us for CoNZealand- check out this video, where our staff talk about why they love Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Artist GOH Greg Broadmore, Fan GOH Rose Mitchell, and of course our Toastmaster George RR Martin.

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 […]