CoNZealand Programme Released

The CoNZealand programme is now available to view. There are 772 events scheduled. The opening and closing ceremonies, Hugo Awards, and the Masquerade will run at 11:00 a.m. NZST.

At this time, login to the virtual con is unavailable.

Once the login is available, you will be able to sign-in to the CoNZealand Grenadine site and start tailoring your own CoNZealand experience. You’ll be able to sign up for programme items, kaffeeklatsche and workshops, and create your own schedule to follow during CoNZealand. Note some of these may have limited numbers, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Because some workshops require advance preparation, carefully read the descriptions for for these specific workshops: “Action Scenes Without Black Belts”, “Worldbuilding – Writers Workshop (Late Night)”, “Geological Worldbuilding”, “Introduction to Computer Animation”, “Creating Compelling Characters in Fantastical Worlds”, “Using History to Build a World for Writing or Playing”.

Until the single log in system is operational, to be fair to all concerned, if you are interested in participating in the above-mentioned workshops, please email to sign up.

Questions regarding the working programme can be directed to For more information, including the full schedule, visit the CoNZealand partner website Grenadine.

Voting for the 2020 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and 1945 Retrospective Hugo Awards is now closed. Winners will be announced August 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. NZST. For more information, visit the Hugo Awards website.

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