2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners announcement!
SFFANZ is pleased to present the 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners. Congratulations to all our winners, and our thanks to the finalists for letting their works stand for nomination.
Voting papers for 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Awards are now available
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 .
2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award finalists announced.
The finalists for this year’s Sir Julius Vogel Awards can be found on Sir Julius Vogel Award Finalists – 2023.
Congratulations to our finalists!
SJV nominations close this Friday!
IF you haven’t already made your nominations in this year’s round of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards, now’s the time to get cracking. More information can be found here.
Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations for the 2022 calendar year are now open
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.
2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners announcement!
SFFANZ is pleased to present the 2022 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners. Congratulations to all our winners, and our thanks to the finalists for letting their works stand for nomination.
SFFANZ 2022 AGM information
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.
Here is the Treasurer’s report and here is the five-year plan created by Barry Norris, current SFFANZ treasurer, which will be discussed at the meeting.
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 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 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.
SFFANZ 2022 One-day event goes VIRTUAL
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 email@example.com asap and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Please contact the above address if you have any questions.
New date for SFFANZ one-day event!
SFFANZ is pleased to announce that we’ve got a new date for the one-day event – August 13th. You can find all the details, and register to attend on this form. Please register by July 30th so that we can determine whether the event can go ahead. IF we get insufficient in-person attendance, we may pivot to a virtual event.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
- 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
- Sir Julius Vogel Award nominations for the 2022 calendar year are now open December 31, 2022