LexiCon has announced that a draft programme for the event is available.
As with all such programmes, it is a work in progress. There is still room for additional items. If you are interested in participating, please contact the convention. Even if you are new to conventions and not sure what you can offer, please get in touch. Volunteering to help is the best way to get up to speed with what happens at a con.
In case you didn’t know, LexiCon is the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (NatCon). It will be held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupō from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).
The ballot for DUFF for a North American candidate to come down under is now underway. You can find the ballot here.
LexiCon has announced that they have donated two memberships to Con or Bust. If you meet their criteria, you can attend for free!
Con or Bust, Inc., is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions
LexiCon is the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (NatCon). It will be held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupō from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).
Seanan McGuire, renowned Californian urban fantasy and horror author, filk composer and cartoonist, has been confirmed as the Guest of Honour at LexiCon 2017.
The 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention is being held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2017 in Taupō.
Seanan is also Guest of Honour at the 2017 Continuum convention in Australia and both conventions are looking forward to her visit to the Southern Hemisphere.
Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasies and the Newsflesh novels (under the pseudonym Mira Grant). She also records CDs of her original filk music and is creator of the autobiographical web comic “With Friends Like These…”.
Winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, her novel Feed (as Mira Grant) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. In 2013 she became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo Ballot.
Convention committee co-chair Cassie Hart says she’s excited to welcome Seanan to LexiCon.
“There are a lot of fans in our membership who are very much looking forward to hearing her speak, and sing,” says Cassie. “Plus, we’ve just finished finalising our Fan Guest of Honour as well, so you can expect another announcement very soon!’
LexiCon is being held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupō from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).
Membership sign up is open now. Head to the event website www.lexicon.cons.nz where you can register early and book accommodation, all in one place.
You can also check out www.facebook.com/lexiCONvention or follow @Lexicon_NZ on Twitter.
There is less than one week left to vote in the Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) ballot to send an Australasian delegate to attend the Kansas City Worldcon later this year. You can find all the voting details here on the ozfanfunds site.
If you want to find out more about the function, history and mechanics of the various fan funds like DUFF which affect New Zealand, then please take note that there will be a panel on this subject at Au Contraire.
The email and postal voting period for the 2016 Sir Julius Vogel awards is now open.
Ballot counting takes place at Au Contraire 2016, so you can vote there, or email or post your votes to SFFANZ.
If you email or post your votes, they must reach us by 1st June, 2016. In all other cases, they must reach us by the close of voting at Au Contraire 2016 at 12 noon, Sunday 5th June 2016.
Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ or a member of Au Contraire 2016 to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards.
Each eligible voter may only submit one ballot.
The voting form can be downloaded here.