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The Mad Science Book Launch with Frankie and Miss Lionheart

Come join the party as Frankie and Miss Lionheart launch their books with science games, and fun. With prizes for the best dressed scientist and monster costume – but never fear, most scientists and some monsters look just like ordinary people!

50% from A.J. Ponder’s books sold at Rona Gallery will go to Te Omanga Hospice as part of the “Ponder This” exhibition. 3-20 August
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When:  Thursday 17th August 6pm – 8pm
Where:  Ron Gallery, 151 Muritai Rd, Eastbourne

Occulture: The Dark Arts exhibition

City Gallery Wellington is holding an exhibition called “Occulture: The Dark Arts exhibition”. It promises as show that “explores contemporary art’s role in the process of occultation. It brings together New Zealand and international artists who push the symbolic, formal and material languages of esoteric or occult traditions into new forms.

More information about the exhibition, can be found on the City Gallery Wellington web site. The exhibition runs 12 August to 19 November 2017.

Sci Fi Bar opens in Wellington

PhotonFlux

World UFO Day

 Sunday 2nd July every year

PhotonFlux

176 Victoria Street

Te Aro

Wellington

3pm

 

Years in the making Anton and Nina imaged what the future would be like. Will it be a post-apocalyptic survival or, a future where everybody wears the same thing and live in peace with robots in a bubble city.

Either way we want to take photos of it, gather evidence and travel there.

Photonflux is the place where possible future will be planned, discussed and changed.

The headquarters offers the revolutionary fluxbun, a fried dough filled with various flavours in a casual setting. For World UFO Day your filling will be in the hands of our creative chef.

However if you do not wish to be pleasantly surprised you can pick from our menu.

The bar host craft beer, single barrel whiskies, Kombucha and organic wines and six barrel soda.

The objective is to attract like-minded people who support creativity, the idea of Scifi and appreciate the art of making art.

Anton Sounes (a Sounes Photo) has his photography studio on the second floor and are planning to capture all those who wish to be captured. Be creative and join in.

Dress up or come as you are.

Limited parking available for space ships.

Southern Cross Book Club

Arty Bees Books and the Southern Cross Hotel have started up a book club. You can read about the event here on its FB page. As many of you know, Arty bees have been a big supporter of local SF/F/H over the years. The following is the blurb about the club.

“Read any good books lately? Itching to talk about them? Go on then! In this book club there’s no specific book you have to pretend to have read; we’re thinking more relaxed, informal discussion with like-minded readers about book… related… stuff. (and maybe a glass of wine or two). Sound good? Good! The Southern Cross Book Club exists with a little help from our friends at Arty Bees Books. We meet on the second Monday of every month at 6pm in the Lounge, first on the right as you arrive. If you can read this, you may as well join us.”

The next meeting is Monday, May 8 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM – the theme is “War! What is it good for?”

Juliet Marillier annouced as Guest of Honour at Au Contraire 3

Au Contraire 3 is delight to anounce Juliet Marillier has agreed to join us as a Guest of Honour at the Wellington convention. She’ll be hosting a panel at 11am on Sunday and guests are encouraged to bring questions for the Q & A afterwards.

A writer of historical fantasy. Juliet has been a full-time writer for about twelve years, after working as a music teacher and public servant. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand – the most Scottish city outside Scotland itself – she now lives in Western Australia.

Juliet’s novels combine historical fiction, folkloric fantasy, romance and family drama. The strong elements of history and folklore in her work reflect her lifelong interest in both fields. However, her stories focus above all on human relationships and the personal journeys of the characters.

Juliet is currently working on the Blackthorn & Grim series of historical fantasy/mysteries for adult readers. Her earlier books include the Sevenwaters series, set in early medieval Ireland, the Viking duology Saga of the Light Isles, the Bridei Chronicles, set in the kingdom of the Picts, and two series for young adults, the Wildwood books and the Shadowfell books. She has also written a stand-alone novel, Heart’s Blood, based on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, and a collection of short fiction, Prickle Moon.

Juliet has won many awards for her writing, including five Aurealis Awards and four Sir Julius Vogel Awards, as well as the American Library Association’s Alex Award and the Prix Imaginales.

When not writing, Juliet is active in the field of animal rescue, and she shares her home with a small pack of rescue dogs. She has four adult children and seven grandchildren.

Te Papa to host Dreamworks Animation exhibition

Animation enthusiasts have an opportunity to see how their favourite characters came to life in a Dreamworks Animation exhibition hosted by the country’s national museum.

Dreamworks Animation would showcase their two decades of film-making that include rough sketches of a film through to the completed project at Wellington’s Te Papa museum.

Visitors would also be treated to an interactive “dragon flight” – inspired by the studio’s film How to Train Your Dragon.

This included an interactive panoramic dragon ride on the back of Toothless, a dragon in the movie.

The experience would also show visitors computer-generated imagery (CGI) film.Te Papa chief executive Rick Ellis said visitors could immerse themselves in the exhibition.

“This exhibition really draws back the curtain on the artistry and creative process that goes into creating these films,” he said.

The exhibition opens today and will finish in March next year.

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/