GeyserCon 2019 is New Zealand’s 40th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention! We hope you’ll join us in Rotorua on Queen’s Birthday weekend (May 31st to June 3rd 2019) for awesome fandom discussions, panels and presentations, a huge bookstore open every day including Monday, a raffle with amazing prizes, the Young Writers’ Workshop, the Costume Masquerade competition, the prestigious Sir Julius Vogel Awards, and so much more!
Young Writers’ Day out – Friday
The Young NZ Writers’ Day Out (on Friday 31st May 2019) will have a full day of writing workshops aimed at intermediate and secondary school students. To warm up to the day we invite young NZ writers to enter into our 2019 annual writing competitions for intermediate and secondary students (opens 1st of February and closes midnight on 15th March – check our website out for more details). Finalists will be awarded prizes at the book launch at the end of the day.
For the first time there will even be a special writing event for our youngest writers in years 5 and 6 (only open to local Rotorua Primary schools) and PD opportunities for teachers who attend.
3-5 Streams From Friday evening to Monday Morning.
- Radio-play STAR WRECK
- International Guests: Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Alan Baxter, & Kaaron Warren
- Sir Julius Vogel Award Presentations
- Talks: History of SFF in NZ
- Panel: High Fantasy Futures
- GeyserCon Book Expo
When and Where
10 Tryon St
4pm Friday 31 May 2019
Noon Monday 3 June 2019
Young Writers’ Day Out
All Day Friday 31 May 2019
EarlyBird 3 until 28 February $60
Standard (Friday evening till Monday) $65
Friday Youth Workshop (under 18s) $20
Various other tickets options available.