Unity Books is hosting an author signing with Daniel Falconer, Weta Workshop designer and author of ‘Middle Earth: From Script to Screen – Building the World of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit’.
Middle-Earth: From Script to Screen tells the complete story of how J. R. R. Tolkien’s magical world was brought to life on the big screen in the record-breaking film trilogies The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy. Drawing on resources, stories, and content from the archives of the companies and individuals behind the films, the book reveals: how the worlds were built, brick by brick and pixel by pixel, how environments were extended digitally or imagined entirely as computer generated spaces, how the multiple shooting units functioned, how cast members and characters interacted with their environments.
Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington.
When: Saturday, December 2nd from 1 – 2 pm
It appears that Summer Star Trek is coming back to the capital. The following announcement came through subspace…
“Auditions for the final mission of the Award Winning Summer Star Trek will be held on the 28th & 29th October at Toi Poneke. This years show is titled The Trouble with Tribles and we’re looking for a full crew to man the USS Enterprise as well as singers for our ‘Spacebabes’ (babes of all genders required!), a full team of Red Shirt ‘Engineers’ (back stage crew) and of course, DOORS!”
Check them out on their facebook page.
LitCrawl is a literary event held in Wellington with the aim of taking literature to the streets. The fourth edition of Litcrawl is to take place 10-12 November at venues all around the capital.
Of particular interest to speculative fiction fans may be event 12 – “My Mythology- Five writers offer up fragments of their own myth making. Gather around for readings that overlay the universe with fresh openings to new worlds. Featuring Lee Posna, Valerie Arvidson, Emily Perkins, Dan Rabarts, and Lee Murray.” This event is being held at Arty Bees from 7.15-8.00pm on the 10th.
You can find the full programme of events over at the event web site.
New Orbit Magazine is a speculative fiction periodical being published in New Zealand.
Based around the theme of “uncomfortable little futures”, it contains short stories and non-fiction commentary on science fiction, dystopia, and the rest. It discusses the way the content within them relates to our present day world.
Launching in October, members of SFFANZ are offered a further discount to the presale price, and an ongoing $5NZD off every subscription.
See the review by Lee Murray, Darian Smith, and Dan Rabarts here.
Come join the party as Frankie and Miss Lionheart launch their books with science games, and fun. With prizes for the best dressed scientist and monster costume – but never fear, most scientists and some monsters look just like ordinary people!
50% from A.J. Ponder’s books sold at Rona Gallery will go to Te Omanga Hospice as part of the “Ponder This” exhibition. 3-20 August.
When: Thursday 17th August 6pm – 8pm
Where: Ron Gallery, 151 Muritai Rd, Eastbourne