Nominations for the 2024 Sir Julius Vogel Awards now open!

Nominations for the 2024 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11:59pm on 31st March 2024. The SJV awards recognise excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents, and first published or released in the 2023 calendar year. Anyone can make a nomination and it is free!

To make a nomination please see the form below. See the website for the categories and get busy reading NZ authors and watching NZ movies.

You can click through to the Rules and Criteria for the Awards.

And here is a link for Guidelines for nominations.

The awards ceremony will be held later in the year, full details to be announced.

Sir Julius Vogel Award nomination form

SFFANZ online event – Saturday, August 13, 2022.

In 2022, SFFANZ will be hosting an online event to allow fans to meet and chat whilst staying safe from COVID. We will be hosting an online afternoon of chatting and business on Saturday, August 13 from 1pm.

The programme for the event is as follows:

Meet and greet – say helloFrom 1.00pm
Let’s get this show back on the road
Let’s explore getting conventions running again in New Zealand. If you’d like to speak on this topic, please let us know so that we can call on you during the session. Questions and comments from the floor will also be welcomed during the session.
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Social TIme
Grab a drink, grab a virtual corner, sit down and have a chat. From the light to the serious. The breakout rooms are available for multiple discussions.
5.30pm – 7.00pm
SJV Awards7:00pm – approx 7:30pm

Please register your attendance for this meeting at this Zoom link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We are requiring registration for security purposes, as Zoom bombing has become a recreational hobby. Zoom registration and access is free. You will not be charged nor will any billing information be requested.

All fans are welcome to attend any of the events on the day. Anyone is welcome to attend the AGM, however, in order to vote you must be a member of SFFANZ.

We will have a number of rooms where people can hang out and chat as well as our main discussion space.

  • Ready Room
  • Milliways
  • Ten Forward
  • Mos Eisley Cantina

The AGM information can all be found on the SFFANZ website There you’ll find the 2021 minutes and the 2022 AGM agenda.

The breakouts will be available during the AGM and other sessions for those people who just wish to mingle and chat.  There will be an opportunity to stay on after the SJVs to allow attendees to chat with, and congratulate, our winners and finalists.

Let’s get this show back on the road.

We want to talk about the resources are available for convention runners. From advice to financial support and grants. And we’re interested to hear whether anyone is keen on running an event in 2023 or 2024. We know the last few years have been difficult for getting together, but we want to know if there’s an appetite for events in the next few years  and how we might want them to look.

SJV Ceremony

Join us in celebrating New Zealand’s science fiction and fantasy awards for 2022. Stay afterwards to congratulate the winners! We’ll get in touch with the finalists via separate email about details for the evening.


In order to take part virtually you’re going to need a device that can run zoom. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide tech support. You need to ensure your device has a microphone and a camera if you wish to be seen or heard. Please note that iPad and mobile device users will not be able to move between breakout rooms without the assistance of the zoom host – they will be available during the events.