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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….


Laini Taylor touring NZ in late August

She will be doing events in Auckland and in
Christchurch 27 August – 31 August, and will be appearing multiple times
at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014

Laini is the bestselling pink-haired author of the Daughter of Smoke and
Bone Trilogy. The YA fantasy series (also devoured by adults) includes
the books /Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Days of Blood and Starlight
/and//the highly anticipated conclusion, /Dreams of Gods and Monsters/
which was released earlier this year. The series follows Karou, a
blue-haired art student and monster’s apprentice, caught between this
world and the underworld.

NZ International Film Festival

Auckland  July 19th – August 5th

Wellington  July 27th – August 12

See here for details of what’s on offer, such as Joss Wheadon’s The Cabin in Woods.

The Captains – a documentry by William Shatner

“The Captains” a documentary by William Shatner is being screened at The Documentary Edge Film Festival held in Auckland and Wellington.

Auckland – Saturday 28 April at 9pm, Event Centre Newmarket

Wellington – Saturday 19 May at 9pm, Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay

There are Student Concessions of $12* and if there is a Group of 30 plus the Festival Organizers will look at a Group Discount.  We would ask if you plan on sending a Group to contact us for more information. (*Student must present a Current Student ID Card).

Most of the Documentaries have a Trailer to whet the Appetite!!

The festival shows many documentaries from New Zealand and around the world.

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

Doctor Who & the Daleks at the NZ International Arts Festival

Enjoy a fascinating session on screenwriting and see one of the most famous Doctor Who episodes of all time, as writer Robert Shearman joins Noel Murphy in conversation.

WHEN: 12 March 5pm

WHERE: Embassy Theatre


DURATION: 1 hr 15

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.

In 2005 multi award-winning fantasy writer Robert Shearman famously returnedthe Dalek to Doctor Who in an episode viewed by 8.6 million people. As well as screenwriting, Shearman writes plays, audio dramas and short stories. His first collection of stories, Tiny Deaths, won a World Fantasy Award and his Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, won the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection.

For more info see www.nzfestival.co.nz

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

This year, the annual Auckland Writers & Readers Festival runs from 11-15 May 2011.

Having a look at the list of participating authors, it looks like they have a number of participants who will be of interest to the local SF&F community. A quick looks through the list illuminated the following names, but there may be others that we missed: Cassandra Clare, Garth Nix, Karen Healey, Dylan Horrocks, Sean Williams, Paula Morris, Vincent Ward, And Sang, Margo Lanagan, Elizabeth Knox. If anybody has been missed out, feel free to let us know in the comments.

If you are looking for programme items, try starting by looking at Fantasy: Freedom All Round or Wordy Day Out.