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That's it for 2013

AC2013 is over; we hope to see many of you at Conclave 2 next year! more...

Timetable & Competitions

We've updated the timetable, and competition entries are closing tomorrow. more...

Last Chance to Book Accommodation

Hotel room bookings will close at the end of June. Don't miss out! more...

Provisional Timetable

We've finally got a draft timetable online! And we're taking signups for restricted-entry events. more...

Raymond Feist in Wellington

A special appearance by the famous author on June 20 more...

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 two Au Contraire conventions so far, in 2010 and 2013; and coming up is Au Contraire 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.

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