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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a significant overlap between sf/f/h fans and boardgaming. With this in mind, some of you may be interested in Wellycon which is in the planning stages for a two day event this year. Planned dates are 30-31 May 2015.
Fat Zombie – Edited by Paul Mannering.
“Not a Book Launch – Honest”.
Friday 6th March. Miramar Gasworks.
11 Tauhinu Road, Miramar., Wellington
4:30pm – 8:00pm
“Come have a drink with the editor and some contributors to the anthology Fat Zombie – Stories of Unlikely Survivors from the Apocalypse. There won’t be books to buy, but we’d love to see you anyhoo.
Note: This is a top secret thingy. Not a book launch. Honest. Please don’t tell and invite everyone you know. We haven’t even booked the venue, we’re just gatecrashing. Cos that’s how zombie authors roll.
P.S. Just kidding. Please invite everyone you know. But there still won’t be any books to buy. We just like company.”