The following is a message from John Toon, Treasurer, Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) …
Membership fees for anyone wishing to participate in the SFFANZ AGM and/or vote in this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards* will need to be paid before or at Conclave 3, the 2018 NZ convention, which takes place over the weekend of 30th March to 2nd April in Auckland.
(* Paying attendees at Conclave 3 are also eligible to vote in the SJVs, but not to participate in the SFFANZ AGM.)
Renewal for anyone who isn’t concerned about the SFFANZ AGM or the SJVs is less urgent, but please be assured that all membership fees contribute to the material cost of the beautiful SJV trophies and are greatly appreciated.
The cost of a year’s membership of SFFANZ is currently $10. There are three ways you can renew your membership of SFFANZ:
- by post
- by direct bank transfer
- by cash at Conclave
For the specific details (address, bank acct number etc), or if you have any other questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New Orbit Magazine is a speculative fiction periodical being published in New Zealand.
Based around the theme of “uncomfortable little futures”, it contains short stories and non-fiction commentary on science fiction, dystopia, and the rest. It discusses the way the content within them relates to our present day world.
Launching in October, members of SFFANZ are offered a further discount to the presale price, and an ongoing $5NZD off every subscription.
The full official list of Sir Julius Vogel Award winners for 2017 is available on the SFFANZ web site. These awards were presented at Lexicon last night. Congratulations to the winners and to everybody involved,
SFFANZ is the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand. Membership dues for SFFANZ are now due by the AGM – set down to happen on 4 Jun during Lexicon. Amongst other benefits, current members of SFFANZ are able to vote in the Sir Julius Vogel awards even if they are not members of Lexicon (but be quick, you only have until 8pm Tuesday for email votes).
Memberships will be taken at Lexicon, however if you are not attending and wish to (re)join SFFANZ, the details for joining are to be found here.
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.
The SJV voter packet is available for members of SFFANZ or Au Contraire 2016.
For full information on the finalists, and how to access the SJV voter packet, go to the SFFANZ website
Marie Williams has continued caring for others by gifting her Otaki bookshop to the hospice that cared for her during her battle with cancer.
It will be renamed Arohanui Hospice Marie’s Main Street Books, in memory of Williams, and will be open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am until 1pm.
If you’re in Otaki drop in