As many of you will already be aware, there was a large earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, at 12:57, Tuesday, 22nd Feb, local time. It has caused much more damage than the earthquake that occurred during AussieCon 4 in September last year. The city of Christchurch and surrounding areas are suffering. If you wish, donations for help are being received via the Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org.nz/.
We were greatly moved by the expressions of support from the science fiction community at AussieCon 4 when the earthquake happened last September. It’s memories like that, that help at times like this. Thank you.