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Concatenation now available

The autumnal edition of the ‘Science Fact and Fiction Concatenation‘ is now up with news of SF across the world and especially Europe.  See here.

There are a few odds and ends of interest to NZ SF/Fantasy book readers, not least that many of the forthcoming season’s books from British publishers will also soon be distributed in NZ.

Of particular likely interest to NZ fans is one from an NZ author, David Hair, here.  Also up in the autumnal edition is a stand-alone conrep of NZ’s natcon, unCNventional.

UnCONventional – Updated Programme

Unconventional has issued an updated programme listing. There is an updated event list and programme grid. The programme contents are now pretty much finalized and the convention will be publishing the lists of panel participants very soon. There is still a need to fill out the participant lists on a few panels however, so if you would like to participate, why not drop them a line and they can tell you what is still available. Remember that you don’t need to be a subject matter expert, just somebody who is prepared to express an opinion (you do have to be a member of the convention though).

UnCONventional is the 33rd New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy convention. It will be held in Auckland over Queens Birthday weekend 2012 (1-4 June, 2012).

UnCONventional : Change of Venue

UnCONventional has a new venue. The convention will be held at The Surrey Hotel which is located at 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn.

The Hotel is located just 5 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD and walking distance from Eden Park, MOTAT, Western Springs, Auckland Zoo & the popular cafes of Ponsonby Road.

For more details, take a look at our Venue page or visit the hotel website at www.thesurreyhotel.co.nz.

UnCONventional is the 33rd New Zealand national Science Fiction and Fantasy convention which will be held in Auckland during Queen’s Birthday weekend 2012 (i.e. Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June 2012)

UnCONventional Guest of Honour announcement – Trudi Canavan

UnCONventional is the 2012 New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. They have made the following announcement:

UnCONventional is thrilled to announce that Author/Artist/Chocolate lover Trudi Canavan has agreed to be our international guest of honour.

Trudi lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has been making up stories about people and places that don’t exist for as long as she can remember. Her first short story, Whispers of the Mist Children, received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story in 1999. Soon after, her bestselling Black Magician Trilogy was published, followed by another trilogy, Age of the Five. In 2006 she was offered a seven-figure advance to write the prequel and sequel to the Black Magician Trilogy. The prequel, The Magician’s Apprentice won the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2009. Earlier this year (2011) Trudi’s UK publishers announced that her sales had passed the one millon books mark in their region.

For more information about Trudi you can visit her web site at trudicanavan.com.

For more information about UnCONventional, the 31st New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, take a look at unconventional.sf.org.nz.

unCONventional – Registration price reminder

Unconventional is the New Zealand national SF&F convention for 2012 (the Natcon). They would like to remind everybody that the earlybird discount rate announced at ConText for joining the convention is about to come to an end. From 1-August a new scale of membership types and charges will be in place. Any membership requests sent in before the end of July will still be taken at the old (cheaper) rate.

You can find the convention web site at unconventional.sf.org.nz with the join page available here.

UnCONventional will be held in Auckland during Queen’s Birthday weekend 2012 (i.e. Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June 2012) at The Spencer on Byron Hotel in Takapuna.