SFFANZ invites comment on the proposed new constitution for SFFANZ by 31 January 2024.
Due to a change in legislation, the SFFANZ membership will need to agree on a new, compliant constitution by the end of next year. We expect therefore that the new constitution will need to be adopted at the 2024 AGM.
A draft of the new constitution has been developed based on the compliant template provided online and on our existing constitution. The new draft constitution can be found here and the existing constitution here – SFFANZ Constitution.
All members are asked to read the draft constitution and suggest any improvements. Such suggestions must be in an email to email@example.com outlining:
- the section of the draft affected (where possible)
- the issue you believe needs to be addressed
- preferred wording to fix the issue
We ask for all feedback to be provided no later than January 31st 2024. We may contact you for further clarification including, if you wish, an individual online call.
In February and March we intend to run online general member sessions to discuss the draft and any proposed changes received from members.
Thanking you in advance.
You can find all the information about finalists, the voter packet and voting on the finalists page Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalists – 2023.
All ballots, email or post, must reach us by 8pm on May 30th 2023 .
Nominations for the 2023 Sir Julius Vogel awards are now being accepted. The nomination period will close at 11:59pm on 31st March 2023. 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 2022 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.
Here is the Agenda for the 2022 Annual General Meeting to be held over Zoom on August 13, 2022.
Here are the minutes of the 2021 SFFANZ AGM, held on August 7, 2021.
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 hello||From 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|
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 Awards||7:00pm – 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
- 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.
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.
Due to a lack of registrations for a physical event, the SFFANZ board has made the decision to go virtual for the one-day event on August 13th.
Details of what will be in place will be released as soon as possible.
We’re disappointed that we can’t get together to discuss things in person, but hopefully by going virtual we can get more attendance.
At this stage we’ll be using Zoom. We’ll be hosting the AGM, the SJVs and a session on planning next year’s natcon at a minimum. Id you’d like to be part of a virtual panel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Please contact the above address if you have any questions.
- Request For Comment on New Constitution for SFFANZ December 3, 2023
- 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners announcement! June 4, 2023
- Voting papers for 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Awards are now available May 14, 2023
- 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced. April 16, 2023
- SJV nominations close this Friday! March 27, 2023