We are announcing that the dates of our potential 78th Worldcon have been changed to Wednesday, 29 July through Sunday, 2 August 2020, due to the unavailability of one of the main facilities. This is two weeks earlier than our previous date of August 12th-16th 2020. The location is still in the same facilities in central […]
Voting forms for site selection of the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in 2020, are now available from the Worldcon 76 site. Site Selection Ballots Voting is open to all members of Worldcon 76 (whether full or supporting), and costs an additional USD$50 to cast a vote. This money is given to […]
New Zealanders have a unique way of discarding their trash—they hang them on fences. Bras, boots, toothbrushes, bicycles, everything that has had their useful life over gets hung en masse on roadside fences. (Jump to Amusing Planet)
SmofCon 35 is being held in Boston, MA, USA on December 1-3, 2017. New Zealand in 2020 will be there to learn and talk to fans and SMOFs… Norman Cates, Kelly Buehler, Dave Gallaher and Andrew A. Adams will be there to be inquisited…. Because no one expects the Fannish Inquisition… Er, well, actually we […]
We were at Helsinki! And we had a great if busy time. It was great to talk to everyone who came up to our table. The Kiwi’s Beak made it’s reappearance along with the pav’s and chocolates. And hopefully you enjoyed the silly games!
In December 2016, to coincide with Smofcon in Chicago, we held the first ever Smofcon South. We had people from all round New Zealand and from Australia, come and participate in a terrific weekend of explanation and discovery. From that weekend we have started to set up our Board, including our Health & Safety Councillor, (thanks to new […]
The “pub” “The Kiwi’s Beak” with it’s signature mocktail, proved a huge hit, as did the magnetic darts game, where you had to hit a NZ icon and then identify it (Note: there were LOTS of clues given). The pavlovas disappeared rapidly, as did the chocolates. The bid table was constantly busy all the time […]