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One week to go!

It’s just one week until LexiCon! We’re really excited to see you all soon.

Sign up for limited entry events!

A few of our events are limited entry. If you'd like to attend the Publicity for Authors or Super Sculpey workshops, or participate in the Word of the Things radio play, now's the time to sign up.

Art competition closing!

Our Art Competition is closing to emailed entries this Saturday (20th May), and we'd love to see your work.

Hotel Bookings Closed & Late Memberships

Hotel booking through the LexiCon site is now closed and we will be closing our standard membership signup process on 23rd May.

One month to go!

LexiCon is just one month away! We’re confirming the details of what we hope will be a fantastic weekend for everyone, and are looking forward to seeing you all next month.

Au Contraire organises science-fiction and fantasy conventions in New Zealand, hosts forums for fan discussion, and generally seeks to promote organised fan creativity. It's the first ongoing con-running organisation in NZ; while SF&F cons have been held in NZ every year since 1979, before Au Contraire they were all run on an ad-hoc basis. There have been three Au Contraire conventions so far, in 2010, 2013, and 2016.

While the mass market purchasing dollar for popular culture is ably served in this country by Armageddon, Au Contraire seeks to promote grassroots, non-commercial fandom - filking, fan-fiction, cosplay, handicrafts, fanvids and everything else that's done for the love of SF&F rather than to make money.

Au Contraire is run entirely by volunteers, and operates on a non-profit basis, with excess funds donated to charity.

©2010 – 2017 Au Contraire Inc