NZin2020 at Sasquan

Passing on the following from the NZ in 2020 team…

We’ll be at Sasquan with a party and a bid table. The party will be on Thursday night in the Davenport Hotel. When we have more details, we will post them in our media outlets such as our website, Facebook and Twitter. We are looking for people to help out at Sasquan on the bid table, and at the party. If you are interested and available, please sign up in the Google Group below, so we can contact you ahead of time.
So we hope we’ll see you at Sasquan! Pop by and say hi!

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nzin2020-sasquan

GUFF Nominations for downunder trip close Tuesday

Nominations for the 2016 South-bound GUFF delegate close on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015. This is for nominations for a European fan to make the trip to Australia/New Zealand in 2016.

So if you know somebody in Europe who would like to make the trip down here next year, then you should get moving quickly.

It is worth pointing out that last time we heard, there were no nominees from the UK.

FFANZ Trip Report

The FFANZ Trip report for Dan Rabart’s trip to Continuum X is available here as an ebook (pdf, epub, mobi).

All proceeds from the sale of fan fund trip reports go to the fan fund for the next trip.

Call For Fan Recipes

Gillian Polack is the current GUFF delegate and she is collecting recipes for a fannish cookbook.  She says the following:

Foodie fandom: The all new e-cookbook

I collect good recipes from friends. I’ve discovered over the years that even fans who claim to be non-cooks often have one recipe, one mouth-wateringly wonderful dish that they make when asked to bring a plate. And fandom needs another cookbook. And I need to raise money for GUFF.

Send me your recipes! Ask your friends to send me their recipes! As many recipes as you like! Spread the word across world fandom!

You can find all the details here.

Call for submissions for Short Story anthology, to honour the late Sir Terry Pratchett.

Proceeds from the anthology will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK. The premise is short stories about loss and/or memory. The editors of the anthology are open to stories from authors from anywhere in the world, not just Europe.
Full information is at the following link.

ComicFest at Wellington Central Library – 1st & 2nd May

Wellington City Libraries are hosting a celebration of NZ cartoonists and comic creators and the comic book medium over the next few days – all welcome.

 

Today, Moth City creator and former Weta designer, Tim Gibson will be hosting a Digital comics workshop at the Central library from 5 – 6.30.

At 7.00 on the second floor, Tim Gibson, cartoonist and comics historian, Tim Bollinger, film maker and comics creator Jonathan King and publisher Matt Emery will discuss N.Z. comics current and future state.

Tomorrow is Free comic book day at the Central library and sponsors GRAPHIC comic store have provided over a thousand free comics to give away.

We have a Women’s comics panel with the editors of upcoming anthology, ‘Three Words’ and Weta’s Chris Guise will present on the transition of ‘Tintin: From comic to film.’

Novelist and cartoonist Sarah Laing will host a comics workshop first thing thanks to sponsors ‘The New Zealand book council.’

We also have a Manga drawing competition and Cosplay with prizes.

For more details and times here’s our Comicfest blog featuring a growing list of cartoonist profiles and event details – wcl.govt.nz/comicfest

And our Facebook events page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1577140529231221/

 

2017 NZ Naional SF Convention

The New Zealand National SF & F Convention for 2017 will be LexiCon.  The vote to award the national convention to LexiCon was taken at the 2015 National Convention.

Note that the 2016 National SF & F Convention is Au Contraire 2016 which will be held at Queens Birthday weekend 3-5 June, 2016, at the CQ Hotel in Cuba Street, Wellington.

You may receive updates for both these conventions by registering at their web sites. If you have a registration from a previous Au Contraire convention, you may use that to register for updates.