LexiCon - The 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

2-4 June 2017 at the Suncourt Hotel Taupo


LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (NatCon), will be held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupō from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend). It's a fan-run event for everyone who loves science fiction and fantasy. We can’t wait! For more information, click here.

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Join Up

Want to attend LexiCon? Become a member now! If you attended Au Contraire 2013 or Conclave 2, or have joined Au Contraire 2016, you'll already have a cons.nz account (formerly an aucontraire.org.nz account) which you can log in with.

Standard full memberships are just $70, but concession (for anyone who can't afford the full rate) and solidarity (if you can afford to pay extra, it will help us put on a better convention) rates are also available, as well as single day and supporting memberships. It's very helpful for us if you can join as early as possible; memberships can be edited later if necessary.

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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…


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