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Chroma Connect 2019 Creative Symposium

The Chroma Connect 2019 Creative Symposium is taking place in Wellington on Saturday 8th June.

It isn’t strictly an SF/F/H event, but this part of the description caught our eye as being of genre interest:

Prolific international and local creators of illustration, comics, animation, videogames, concept design, mural art and more – sharing valuable past experiences, present insights, and future plans.

Learn how to create imaginary worlds, engaging narratives, immersive experiences, develop original IP, grow audiences and build sustainable creative practices.

This event is associated with the ChromaCon New Zealand Indie Arts Festival 2019. The ChromaCon event is being held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland 1-2 June. Yes we know it clashes with Geysercon – quite the dilemma for genre artists.

ComicFest at Wellington Central Library – 1st & 2nd May

Wellington City Libraries are hosting a celebration of NZ cartoonists and comic creators and the comic book medium over the next few days – all welcome.


Today, Moth City creator and former Weta designer, Tim Gibson will be hosting a Digital comics workshop at the Central library from 5 – 6.30.

At 7.00 on the second floor, Tim Gibson, cartoonist and comics historian, Tim Bollinger, film maker and comics creator Jonathan King and publisher Matt Emery will discuss N.Z. comics current and future state.

Tomorrow is Free comic book day at the Central library and sponsors GRAPHIC comic store have provided over a thousand free comics to give away.

We have a Women’s comics panel with the editors of upcoming anthology, ‘Three Words’ and Weta’s Chris Guise will present on the transition of ‘Tintin: From comic to film.’

Novelist and cartoonist Sarah Laing will host a comics workshop first thing thanks to sponsors ‘The New Zealand book council.’

We also have a Manga drawing competition and Cosplay with prizes.

For more details and times here’s our Comicfest blog featuring a growing list of cartoonist profiles and event details – wcl.govt.nz/comicfest

And our Facebook events page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1577140529231221/


Comics, Fantasy & Popular Culture at the NZ International Arts Festival

Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, Doctor Who screenwriter Robert Shearman and American slipstream fantasy writer Kelly Link gather to explore the ever-changing, ever-expanding world of comics, fantasy and popular culture.

Denise Mina was chosen by Stieg Larsson’s literary estate to adapt his blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy into six graphic novels. Kelly Link and her husband Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Robert Shearman is a British writer best known for bringing the Daleks back to the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. New Zealand comic artist Dylan Horrocks chairs.

WHEN: 14 March 3.30pm

WHERE: Embassy Theatre



Book via Ticketek : In person at Ticketek outlets, online, by the phone 0800 842 538

Note there are $10 student tickets available – to be booked in person, showing student ID, from the MFC, St James and Embassy Theatre Ticketek outlets

For more info see www.nzfestival.co.nz

Overload – NZ Comic and Manga Convention

Overload will be held 23rd-24th July 2011 at Hotel Pullman, Auckland.

International guest is Yuri Inaba, the 2009 grand champion World Cosplay Summit. Special guest Ant Sang – designer for Bro’town and author of Shaolin Burning.

For more information, the web site is www.overload.co.nz.