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We're looking for panelists!

Our timetable is almost finalised, but we're still looking for a few panelists. 

LexiCon: A Guide for Writers

As well as being readers, watchers, and general geeks, we know some of our members also create science fiction and fantasy. In this update, we highlight some of the aspects of LexiCon that might be of particular interest to writers.

Two months to go!

We have just two months to go until the convention! We don’t quite know where the time has gone, but we’re putting together final touches on the programme and working hard (in a completely calm and not at all panicked manner) on sorting out all the other details that go together to make a convention happen, and we’re really excited to see you all soon.

Read on for more updates on our programme, social media, competitions, conpacks, and more…

Three months to go!

It’s three months until LexiCon! We’re looking forward to welcoming you at the Suncourt three months today, for a weekend full of panels, presentations, workshops, cosplay, gaming, and hanging out in the bar.

Read on for updates on our programme, accommodation, competitions, merchandise, and more...

Competitions and Announcement of AGM

Our writing competitions are closing soon, and we're also legally required to hold an AGM. Here are some details on both.

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.

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