If you are in Porirua, you should know that one of New Zealand’s top fantasy talents Gus Hunter (Weta Workshop) has a solo show on now at Pataka Art + Museum. The exhibition runs until 7th May and entry is free.
The Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand has a new web site. It contains news, history and delegate resources. You can find it here. You can sign up for email alerts if you wish.
Alternatively, FFANZ maintains a facebook page. You can find it here.
Have you ever wondered why the NZ national sf/f awards are named to honour former premier Sir Julius Vogel? It is because he is regarded as the first New Zealander to write an SF novel: Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman’s Destiny, published in 1889.
This book is easy enough to obtain and we don’t usually promote books for sale* here. However, this one for sale at Arty Bees is a bit special – it is actually signed by the man himself.
(* – we don’t promote books for sale as such, but we will post news of events – launch events, signing/reading tours etc by local authors. Drop us a line if you know of such an event)
Dan Rabarts has published his FFANZ trip report for his trip to Continuum X last year. The trip report is a key component of the Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand administrator and it is also one of the core ways money is raised to keep these fan funds running. You can donate to to the fan fund on Dan’s trip report page and receive the report on epub, mobi and pdf formats for your reading preference convenience.
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.
ARA is a indie self funded sci fi feature shot in Auckland New Zealand. It is currently in post production and seeking VFX Artists to help us speed up the post production process.
Our Post Production Team are Looking for VFX Co-Ordinator/Supervisor & 3DVFX Compositors…More details at the link below:
Stage32 Link :
(Artificial Reconstructive Anomaly) :
ARA (translates in other languages) – Path, Road, Awake, Arise, Watch
YOUR MIND IS THE PERFECT PRISON
ARA is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a time of global transition, shifting alliances, a mass awakening of consciousness & ARA is the key.The man who gave ARA purpose is Jason, a grieving father and husband who happens to be biotech software engineer genius trapped in his own mind. He is trying to save his daughter Sam(Samara) from a fate soon to be the same as his recently departed wife. The world he knew is not the same any more. His creation ARA, himself and his daughter Sam(Samara) are in the hands of C.O.M.A. Corporation. The only reason Jason and Sam are still alive is because C.O.M.A Corp needs something else from them. But for how long they can stay alive? In which way the scales of reality will tip?
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Angels and Automatons is a steampunk anthology that chronicles the rise and fiery destruction of a town on New Zealand’s West Coast.
This is a kiskstarter project being run by Stephen Minchin of Wellington based Steampress. If you are interested, why not drop by his Kickstarter page and have a look.