So right now you are in lockdown which rather puts a crimp in your event attending plans. Our intrepid reporter has unearthed a number of SF&F related events which might appeal. They are far enough in the future that you can plan them with some expectation that you will be able to go and see them (fingers crossed).
Te Papa 11-Dec-’21 to 20-Mar-’22 – more info on the Festival of the Arts Site.
This is basically the same event as “Habitat 8” that is scheduled for Stardome in October. The blurb – It’s 2034, and you are on the planet Mars. As the engineer in the control room on an international space station, you protect the base’s support systems and power up the next rocket launch. But when a solar flare plunges your community into danger, you must work together to avert disaster. Have you got what it takes to save the day?.
Out of this World live from New York
Hannah Playhouse, 12-Mar-’22 – again more info on the Festival of the Arts Site
This is essentially the chance to be in the audience as N.K. Jemisin talks (via an internet link) with Elizabeth Knox about the ways in which SF and Fantasy can illuminate some of the biggest themes of humanity: inequality, oppression and conflicts of culture. If you don’t know who Jemisin is, then take the time to find out – she has won an awful lot of awards.
The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit – The Concert
2-Jun-’22 (Ak) and 5-Jun-’22 (Wn) – Right now the only info comes from the ticketing agency
The blurb – The hobbits are coming! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s magnificent films and bring to life the legendary world of hobbits, elves and orcs in a unique concert experience with a symphonic orchestra, choir and star guests. From the ominous sounds of Mordor and the shrill attack of the black riders, to the beautiful lyrical melodies of the Elves – almost 100 performers will take you on a fantastic journey with the most popular tunes from the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.
The Magical Music Of Harry Potter
4-Jun-’22 – Again, just the ticketing agency
We know literally nothing about this apart from the title, the date and the venue (The Opera House, Wellington). There is a good chance more info will come along soon and there may well be more performances added, so keep an eye out.
Bonus Event – Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey
Not actually SF – more like actual science, but Brian Cox is a bit too cool to leave off the list. Event details here. Again, we suggest you keep an eye out for other local performances outside the scope of the festival.