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CoNZealand Bids Farewell, Hands Over To DisCon III

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 2:15 pm | CoNZealand

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 ... More >>

Martine, Jemisin, El-Mohar And Gladstone Win 2020 Hugo Awards

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 2:52 pm | CoNZealand

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, ... More >>

Sir Julius Vogel Awards For Best New Zealand Speculative Fiction Presented

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 4:18 pm | CoNZealand

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 fiction, fantasy ... More >>

Brackett, Bradbury, Lovecraft Honoured With 1945 Retro Hugos

Thursday, 30 July 2020, 12:28 pm | CoNZealand

“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 chosen as the Best Short Story, and The ... More >>

Virtual Worldcon Kicks Off

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:38 pm | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, kicked off today as the first ever virtual Worldcon. At the opening ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, welcomed the participants: "I'm sorry I couldn't welcome you here in ... More >>

CoNZealand Programme Guide Now Available

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 6:39 am | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention July 29 - August 2, 2020 Contact: CoNZealand’s initial programme guide for the virtual Worldcon is now available to view on its programme partner site, Grenadine . CoNZealand Chairs ... More >>

CoNZealand To Collaborate With Fantasy Network As New Membership Rates Announced

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 6:53 am | CoNZealand

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 ... More >>

Hugo And Retro Hugo Finalists Announced

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 8:40 am | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar and Astounding Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards. First presented in 1953, the Hugo Awards are the longest-running fan-voted ... More >>

Kiwi Artists Design Hugo Award Bases

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 2:12 pm | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, 78th Worldcon host, announced two New Zealand artists selected to create the bases for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugos. The Hugo Awards are a major highlight of every Worldcon, recognising the best science fiction or fantasy ... More >>

CoNZealand Is Going Virtual

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:10 pm | CoNZealand

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), will be making history, as it becomes the first ever ‘virtual Worldcon’, CoNZealand Chairs, Kelly Buehler and Norman Cates announced today. “This has been an incredibly difficult ... More >>

Attending Membership Price To Rise Next Week

Sunday, 9 February 2020, 5:37 am | CoNZealand

CoNZealand’s Adult Attending Membership rate will increase from NZ$425 to NZ$450 on midnight, February 15, 2020 (NZT). The cost of the other classes of memberships will remain the same. They are available for purchase through CoNZealand’s website ... More >>

Hugo nominations now open

Monday, 6 January 2020, 5:16 pm | CoNZealand

Nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards and 1945 Retro Hugos, the most prestigious awards recognising speculative literature, media and fan activities, are now open. More >>

Competition: Kiwi artists to design base for the Hugo Award

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:33 pm | CoNZealand

New Zealand artists are invited to compete for the chance to feature their design on the base of one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. More >>

CoNZealand accommodation information

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 8:57 am | CoNZealand

CoNZealand members will be able to book selected Wellington accommodation at special rates from 3 December 2019, 9am (NZ time, UTC+13). More >>

CoNZealand to host 1945 Retro Hugos

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 8:19 pm | CoNZealand

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. More >>

CoNZealand takes over from Dublin 2019 as Worldcon

Friday, 23 August 2019, 9:21 am | CoNZealand

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). More >>

CoNZealand to host the 41st NZ science fiction convention

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 12:10 pm | CoNZealand

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 national science fiction convention (natcon), including the Sir Julius Vogel ... More >>