Saturday, January 12, 2008

In honour of January's poll question theme, I share this link to another quiz designed to determine just how evil you really are...Are you a science fiction villain?

Upcoming Conventions

Kapcon XVII is right around the corner (19-20 January, 2008--over Wellington Anniversary Weekend). As usual, they've got an awesome programme that no gamer will want to miss. If you're interested in trying out different games, this is a terrific way to do it. With nine streams on offer, you can sample a little bit of everything. It's a great way to meet other players, too.

Also, wanted to plug the upcoming 2008 NZ Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, Conjunction. The event will be held 21-24 March (Easter weekend) at the Copthorne Plimmer Towers in central Wellington. If you are a science fiction fan and have never been to a convention before, this is a great opportunity to get out there and meet the community!

The guest list includes Peter F Hamilton, author of the "Night's Dawn" trilogy and other popular SF novels, along with Elizabeth Moon who brought us the Nebula and Heinlein award-winning author of "Speed of Dark", among others. From New Zealand will be Philippa Ballantine, author of "Chasing the Bard". Doctor Who fans take note--we have Kate Orman and Jon Blum, writers of many of the most popular original Doctor Who novels.

Activities at the convention are being finalised now, and the convention committee (of which I am affiliated) want to hear from you! Please send us an e-mail if you would be interested in running a programme event or participating in some manner. We need volunteers to help with all aspects of the convention.

Conventions like Kapcon and Conjunction are run byfans, for the fans. The more people participate, the more successful the event will be. So, if you haven't signed up yet, I hope you will do so soon and I look forward to seeing you at the Con!

1 comment:

Libertarianminded in FL said...

We may be in the states but I hope that you guys would find the time to come to sunny Jacksonville Florida for