Nominations for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 8.00 pm on 31 March 2017. The awards recognise excellence and achhievement in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2016 calendar year.
We are using a web-based system for nominations this year to aid our administrative processes. Full information about the awards, including the rules and criteria for the Sir Julius Vogel Award, can be found here.
Anyone can make a nomination and it is free! To make a nomination, go to http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvAwards.shtml and fill out the web-based nomination form.
Get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies to find work to nominate. We have a list of New Zealand works that may be eligible for nomination here.
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The Auckland Arts Festival are delighted to be presenting an amazing spine-chilling theatre work called Horror at the next Festival next March.
Horror pays homage to the classic horror movies like The Exorcist and Evil Dead, and uses mime, illusion and amazing special effects (lots of blood splatter and crawling dismembered hands etc) in a show that is both gruesome and scary, but also a bit funny.
The event listing in the Festival programme can be found here and includes a video trailer which gives you a good idea of the show.
The Facebook event page is here.
And both places give exact dates, ticket prices, booking info etc. Group bookings start at only 6 people, so it would make a great outing for a bunch of horror fans, or Christmas presents for any hard-to-buy-for teens or anything….
Nominations for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel awards will open on 1 January 2017. The awards recognise excellence and achievement in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2016 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.
A large collection of science fiction magazines from the 1950s – 1970’s needs a new home
Some of the collections are entire, with Astounding and Fantasy just two of the titles.
They belonged to the owner’s father who was an avid science fiction collector for all of his life. She has held the collection for 30 years but can longer house them and would love to donate the collection to someone or some ones who would cherish them. She is reluctant to sell them because she is hoping to find someone would want them for their own pleasure.
If intereted contact email@example.com
The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand (FFANZ) are very pleased to announce that the race for Melbourne has been won, and we are excited to have Lynelle Howell as our new delegate.
Lynelle has been a tireless champion of the New Zealand science fiction community for many years, and now she will be heading to Melbourne in 2017 to meet and greet with Australian fandom and share her knowledge and enthusiasm across the ditch.
Thanks to everyone who voted for Lynelle, and to all those who have otherwise supported or signal-boosted the fan funds. It is much appreciated.
If you would like to help in our mission to promote New Zealand and Australian fandom and writing and continue to strengthen the bonds between our communities, please contact the fund administrators, Dan Rabarts in New Zealand or David McDonald in Australia, to see how you can help.
We’re always open to donations which can be auctioned at cons, or any other creative means of raising funds and raising awareness and keeping good things happening. We can both be found on Facebook or Twitter.
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Eunoia Publishing Ltd is a New Zealand publisher that have just acquired Steam Press Limited, NZ’s best publisher of speculative fiction.
To celebrate, Steam Press is running a SF writing competition.
The details and entry form can be found at