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 results of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for 2014 can be found here.
The Fan Fund for Australia and New Zealand was created to strengthen the ties between Australia and New Zealand fandom. FFANZ assists fans with travel to the Natcon of the other nation, and assists with as many of the attendant costs of travel as practical, as well as facilitating connections between fans.
This years FFANZ race is a westward bound one, facilitating travel by a New Zealand fan to the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, Continuum X, to be held in Melbourne from the 6th – 9th of June 2014. It is expected that after the trip the winner takes over as administrator of the fund, engage in fundraising for the fund, and that they promote links between the two fandom’s via a trip report or other means. Please note that although there is only one candidate this year that the ballot is also a fund raising venture, so please vote.
The ballot form for this race can be found on the FFANZ web site or you can track down Jan & Steve at Conclave 2 to get a printed form.
In case anybody is wondering, despite the similarities of the acronyms, FFANZ and SFFANZ are not affiliated in any way.
Almost all the stories nominated for this year’s Campbell Award are available for download as a free ebook. The book contains more than 800,000 words of fiction by 111 authors.
The Campbell award is presented every year at the World Science Fiction Convention. It is an award for the best new writers. The award celebrates potential: Nominees are often young (though not always), and the Campbell award tends to serve as a signpost for fans, pointing the way to the next great read.
Download this ebook and treat yourself to a lot of wonderful stories. And see if you can identify the people who will go on to be the great names of science fiction in the future…
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A reminder that nominations for the 2014 Sir Julius Vogel awards are currently being accepted. The nomination period will close at 8.00pm on 15th February 2014. The awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2013 calendar year.
Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination please email firstname.lastname@example.org. See the website for the categories and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies. We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.
The rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award can be found here.
Nomination FAQs can be found here.
If you would like to advise us of a work we have not listed, please contact email@example.com.