Sunday, 29 March 2009

Con...scription 2009

[I'm not going, but I'm willing to help promote this here.]


ConScription, the 30th National New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy convention, is bringing Prix Aurora-award winning science fiction author and editor Julie E. Czerneda, and her husband Roger Czerneda, an internationally acclaimed photographer to Auckland. Several other official guests will be in attendance including NZ authors Russell Kirkpatrick, Nalini Singh and Helen Lowe, and American podcaster and writer Tee Morris. ConScription will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Kirkbride Rd in Mangere, over the Queen's Birthday weekend, 29th May to the 1st June 2009.

There will be discussion panels, organised gaming, costuming events, the Quiz, a video stream, a renaissance dancing workshop and a chance to buy science fiction related items.  Ms Czerneda will be talking about her work as a science fiction author and editor, and will be available to sign books at the convention.  Russell Kirkpatrick will be launching his latest book ?Beyond The Wall Of Time?, volume three in his popular Husk series.

For more detailed information, please visit the ConScription web-site at Memberships can also be arranged at the convention.  Day memberships are available if you wish to attend for one or two days only. Children's prices - under-11s is free admission. The 11 to 17 age group is $15.00 for a day membership.

The winners of the 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Awards for Excellence in New Zealand Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror will be announced on the Sunday night at the Conjunction Banquet. Tickets still available. The ConScription banquet is $39.00 per person. Menu here

There is a three day writing workshop being led by Julie that is being held before the convention from 27th to 29th May 2009. To enrol please contact . This is at additional cost to attend. See below for details.

Currently it is $90 to sign up for ConScription. Prices go up on the 1st April 2009, so be in quick before the price increases (that's 4 more days on $90.00, then it goes up to $110.00). Sign-up here at

When booking your accommodation with the Hotel Grand Chancellor, PLEASE say you are with ConScription. This is important.  


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