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The President and Crew of Stella Nova invite all current and former members of Stella Nova and the SFMC (Science Fiction Modellers Club) to join us at Conclave III as we celebrate 25 Years of Online Presence **.

When:                       Saturday 31 March @ 9pm

Where:                      The Surrey Hotel (465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland)

Cover charge:          $5.00 per person – free to members of Conclave III

RSVP:                         president@stella-nova.sf.org.nz  by Monday 26 March

Show off your memorabilia and regale us with your tall tales of escapades past!

** The earliest mention we could find was a reference to the club magazine (1983) in the National Library of New Zealand’s online catalogue.  We challenge you to find an earlier mention of the SFMC or give us the date of that first meeting in Andromeda Cres!


Conclave 3 Writing Workshop

Conclave 3 Writing Workshop

with Karen Miller & Steve Wheeler

There will be two rooms

Karen – upstairs – with an ‘Ask Anything’ workshop

Bring her questions on anything to do with writing – scenes you’re stuck on, characters that won’t behave, dialogue that doesn‘t flow, etc…..

Steve – downstairs – with ‘Set Topics’ including;

How to Write

Script Writing

How to Create the Perfect Pitch

Vehicle design

Model making

Friday 30 March 10am-3pm

The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Bring laptop or pen and paper, any writing you want critiqued, and lunch

Registered Conclave 3 members – free

Non-Conclave 3 members – $30 18+, $20 under 18s

Register at conclave3writingworkshop@gmail.com

Registration essential as places limited

Workshoppers expected to wander between both workshops

Horror at Auckland Arts Festival next March

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….


An Intergalactic History of Pairs with Orchestra of Spheres

Venture outer space these school holidays

What happens when you cross a psychedelic band, video art, and a theatre show? An innovative and interactive musical experience for the whole family.

The theme is pairs so be prepared to move through space with myriad objects including dancing lips, giant eyeballs and aliens that all come in pairs.

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

19 – 23 July 2016

Sir Terry Pratchett’s classic WYRD SISTERS onstage

Titirangi Theatre, Auckland
8 – 19th March 2016

Tickets  from  $10.00

“Alle Thee Dysk’s a Stage”

Sir Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till the knob comes off. It’s all there—a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril.

And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, selfopinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

Check out the website to buy tickets

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don’t miss the opportunity to see the sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey on the magnificent big screen this Autumn!

The film charts the “progress of ‘civilisation’ through the influence of mysterious black monoliths on prehistoric apes developing their skills and, later, on astronauts involved in a secret mission to Jupiter” describes Geoff Andrew of the British Film Institute. “A cinematic milestone, and a huge influence on the development of the sci-fi genre.

Philosophically ambitious, technically innovative and visually stunning, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic demands the biggest screens on earth!

Regent, Dunedin

Friday April 17 at 4.15 pm

Sunday April 19 at 6.15 pm

Civic, Auckland

Thursday April 16 at 3.00 pm

Thursday April 16 at 8.45 pm

Sunday April 19 at 6.15 pm

Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch

Sunday May 17 at 5.30 pm

Embassy, Wellington

Saturday May 16 at 5.30 pm

Sunday May 17 at 5.30 pm

Every year in the four main centres, the organisers of the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) present NZIFF Autumn Events, a short series of new and classic films. For further info about this film, the full programme and ticketing details, visit www.nziff.co.nz/2015-autumn-events

ARA – a sci fi movie

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


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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