Au Contraire 2016 News http://www.ac2016.cons.nz/ News from the New Zealand science fiction and fantasy convention Au Contraire 2016 en http://www.ac2016.cons.nz/images/avatar.jpg http://www.ac2016.cons.nz/ Cosplay! AU CONTRAIRE 3 presents COSPLAY

 

2 hrs of costuming: 7.00pm-9.00pm Saturday 4th June

 

Come join us and show off your creations

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22 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000
GUEST OF HONOUR: Juliet Marillier Au Contraire 2016 is proud to announce that Juliet Marillier has graciously agreed to fill the vacancy for our Guest of Honour.

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21 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Publisher's Panel: Updated information I'VE WRITTEN A BOOK – NO, YOU'VE WRITTEN A MANUSCRIPT

 

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20 Wed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 +0000
Sir Julius Vogel Awards voting packet The SJV voter packet is now available for members of SFFANZ or Au Contraire 2016.
 
For full information on the finalists, and how to access the SJV voter packet, go to:
 
http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvNominations-2016.html

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18 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Stephanie Paul Regrettably, we have been informed today that Stephanie Paul is now no longer able to make the convention, as she will no longer be in the country during June. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this, and are looking for a suitable Guest of Honour to replace her. We hope to bring you more positive news shortly. We will have 2 copies of the Iron Sky DVD signed by Stephanie Paul for sale in the Auction.

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19 Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000
Young Adult stream We regret to announce that registrations for the YA Stream are now closed. To get on a waitlist in case a space becomes free later, please email info@aucontraire.cons.nz.

 
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16 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000
Au Contraire 3 Short Story Award Results Announced! Given the short submission window, Dan and I were delighted with the response to this speculative writing competition, receiving 37 entries of an extremely high quality. The stories were wide-ranging in theme and style, although there was a definite nod to science fiction, world-building, and stories with darker aspects. Exactly the kinds of stories we like! While it made for a weekend of excellent reading, it also made it especially hard for us to whittle the list down to just six finalists. Those shortlisted stories were forwarded to Arthur C. Clarke shortlisted writer, Phillip Mann, who had the difficult task of making the final decision.

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14 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0000
Short Story Contest Update Thank you to everyone who submitted their work. We received 37 eligible stories of an extremely high quality - they were a pleasure to read...

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13 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000
Grace Bridges: One-Page Workups On Saturday 4 June, from 10-12 Grace Bridges of Splashdown Books will be offering One page Work-ups in the lobby/bar.

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12 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:00:00 +0000
Au Contraire Update We're just over a couple of months out from Au Contraire 2016, and the full schedule is up on our website here: http://ac2016.cons.nz/timetable.php. As with all NatCons, things can change at the last minute, and we'll notify people with as much warning as possible if things do change.

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