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
SFFANZ AGM2:00pm
Break3:00pm
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 link

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfumhrTsoGdOYN2XbQeMMx6HMTxrvhl_N

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 www.sffanz.nz. 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.

ZOOM

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.

2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award Voting Now Open

Voting for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards is now open. Voting closes at 8pm on May 31. Voting is by electronic or postal ballot.

All the details can be seen on Voting for Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2022

There you’ll also find details of accessing the Voter Packet.

Please note that voting is only open to members of SFFANZ. We’ve also updated the SFFANZ Joining Form to align with current banking practices. And you can fill it out right there! If you’re already a member and wish to renew, please use the account listed on the joining form. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact: treasurer@sffanz.nz.

Good luck to our finalists.

2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced

SFFANZ is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Congratulations to all our finalists.

Ordinarily, voting for the awards would occur at our national convention, but as there is no national convention this year, voting will be conducted via email and post. Voting will open on May 1 and close on May 31. Details of the presentation ceremony will be released in due course. Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards this year.

All Finalists have been asked to provide links either to their works or, if this is not possible, to descriptions or reviews. We include below all the links that we have received. We will continue to update this page as more information is made available to us.

The SJV Voter Packet will be available in a few weeks. Details will be at the page for 2022 SJV Finalists.

Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations for the 2021 calendar year is now open.

Nominations for the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11:59pm on 31st March 2022. 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 2021 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

2021 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced

SFFANZ is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Congratulations to all our finalists.

Ordinarily, voting for the awards would occur at our national convention, but as there is no national convention this year, voting will be conducted via email and post. Voting will open on May 1 and close on May 31. Details of the presentation ceremony will be released in due course. Please note that you must be a member of SFFANZ to vote for the Sir Julius Vogel awards this year.

All Finalists have been asked to provide links either to their works or, if this is not possible, to descriptions or reviews. We include below all the links that we have received. We will continue to update this page as more information is made available to us.

The SJV Voter Packet is now available. Details are at the page for 2021 SJV Finalists.

Sir Julius Vogel Award Nominations for 2020 calendar year are now being accepted

Nominations for the 2021 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11:59pm on 31st March 2021. 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 2020 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, Criteria and Categories 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 Nominations for 2018 calendar year are now being accepted

Nominations for the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 8.00pm on 30th March 2019. 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 2018 calendar year. Anyone can make a nomination and it is free!

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

And here is a link for Guidelines for nominations.

The awards ceremony will be held at GeyserCon in Rotorua on Queen’s Birthday weekend (May 31st to June 3rd 2019)