Just what is ConText?

There have been a few posts recently about ConText and we thought it might be useful to actually let you know what it is and how it relates to SFFANZ.

ConText is the 32nd New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention. It will be held in Auckland from 3rd to 6th June 2011 – that is to say over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. You can find the ConText web site here which contains location, cost, guests and other information. Although for draft programme info, you need to look here.

The national convention is an annual event. The convention is a not-for-profit event which is run by fans for fans. The administration of the bidding process for who runs the event is handled by SFFANZ, but each convention is run by an independent organising committee.

The Sir Julius Vogel awards (the New Zealand SF&F awards) are voted for and presented at the national convention. Members of the convention as well as SFFANZ members are eligible to vote for the awards.

If you have any questions, drop the organisers a line at enquiries@context.sf.org.nz.

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