Au Contraire 2016 is the 37th National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention for New Zealand (NatCon for short).
We will be running over Queens Birthday Weekend 3-5 June, 2016, at the CQ Hotel in Cuba Street, Wellington.
We are thrilled to anounce the presence of our Guests of Honour;
- Martin Wallace of Treefrog Games - New Zealand board game designer extraordinaire
- Juliet Marillier - New Zealand-born fantasy author
- AJ Fitzwater - award winning local writer.
They will be hosting panels and mingling with con attendees all weekend, for your chatting and autograph-hunting pleasure.
AU CONTRAIRE 3 presents COSPLAY
2 hrs of costuming: 7.00pm-9.00pm Saturday 4th June
Come join us and show off your creationsmore...
- 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.more...
- Publisher's Panel: Updated information
I'VE WRITTEN A BOOK – NO, YOU'VE WRITTEN A MANUSCRIPT
- Sir Julius Vogel Awards voting packet
The SJV voter packet is now available for members of SFFANZ or Au Contraire 2016.more...
For full information on the finalists, and how to access the SJV voter packet, go to:
- 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.more...