CoNZealand will partner with online streaming platform The Fantasy Network to host the 78th Worldcon online, July 29 – August 2, 2020. Convention chairs Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler said:
From panels and streaming video to informal hangouts and late-night networking, the virtual convention aims to provide members with the most fun that they can have at a convention from their home.
In addition to full access to the virtual con, attending members will be able to vote for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugo Awards, and for the 2022 Worldcon site selection.
Supporting Members will receive the standard package with a souvenir book and any other souvenir items they would have received as a Supporting Member, as well as voting rights for the Hugo Awards, Retro Hugo Awards, and 2022 Worldcon Site Selection.
As the new Adult Attending Membership rate is lower than what many people previously paid for the same membership tier, we will be offering refunds upon request from 1 May, 2020 through the CoNZealand website of the difference between what was paid for a membership and the new Attending rate.
The membership rates (in New Zealand dollars) are:
|Adult Attending Membership||$300|
|Unwaged Attending Membership (NZ residents only)||$150|
|Young Adult Attending (born in or after 2000)||$150|
|Child Attending (born between 2005 and 2010)||$75|
|Kid-in-tow Attending (born after 2010)||No Charge|
For more information, see the CoNZealand website.
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