The Victoria University Continuing Education Department is running the short course Persons in Time. The course examines a selection of philosophical issues surrounding the nature of persons and time.
6pm – 8pm, Thursdays 4 September to 9 October (6 sessions)
Dan Burkett is a PhD student and philosophy tutor at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His current area of research is the ethics of punishment, though he previously completed his MA thesis at Victoria University on the possibility of time travel. Dan has published several book chapters on the topics of time travel and free will and their presentation in popular culture.
If you would like more information or to register, visit the website: http://cce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/275-persons-in-time
The Australian Shadows are the annual literary awards presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association and judged on the overall effect – the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance - of horror fiction written or edited by an Australian.
The awards for works published in the 2013 calendar year have been announced – you can see the full results over at Dark Wolf Reviews.
Of particular interest are the following two awards which have been won by New Zealand writers:
“Caterpillars” by Debbie Cowens (Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror, Paper Road Press)
“Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror” edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)
Congratulations to Debbie, Dan and Lee for becoming so good that the Aussies are trying to claim you.
Phoenix is a Wellington based SF/F/H club catering to fans of all fandom persuasions. The main meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. Other regular events also happen during the month.
Main Meeting – 14th May 7.30pm -“Machines Taking Over” Venue: Brian Davis Room, Cathedral of St Pauls, Hill Street
Special Interest Groups:
- Writers – 21st June, 1.30pm – Writers support group – Miramar
- Biblio – 16th June, 5.30pm – Discussion group for readers – D4, Featherston St
- Board Gaming – 21st June, 6.30pm – Waterloo
- PIG – 28th June 7.30pm – Regular monthly social gathering – Lindenvale
- Video – 6th July, 7.30pm – Lindenvale
Note that some events are held at the homes of Phoenix members. For privacy reasons, these are not shown in full here. If you wish to attend these events or simply find out more about Phoenix, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Down Under Fan Fund delegate is paying Auckland a visit on her way through to attend the Aussie natcon. Juanita Coulson is an American fan who will be in Auckland from the 2nd to the 5th June. Her DUFF statement includes the following lines “Have done fanzines, filksinging, pro writing. Happy to make friends and break stereotypes.” If you would like to catch up with this “treasure” of American fandom, please get in touch with Jan Butterworth who is coordinating local fan activities for Juanita’s visit.
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