At the last SpecFicNZ AGM, our new lifetime membership policy was ratified. Fortunately no rats were injured, and some seemed to enjoy the experience.
Lifetime memberships are our way of honouring people who have made a huge contribution to speculative fiction in new Zealand (or internationally). These might be people who have created an exceptional body of work, or who have played a major part in nurturing our little corner of the SpecFic universe.
Anyone can be nominated for lifetime membership and nominees don’t need to be current or past members. Only a small number of lifetime memberships will be awarded every year. The SpecFicNZ committee will assess all nominations and announce any new lifetime memberships awarded at the next AGM.
But we can’t do that without you.
Members of SpecFicNZ can make lifetime membership nominations at any time. To nominate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of ‘Lifetime Membership’ and the nominee’s name. In the body of the email, tell us about the nominee and why you’d like to see them recognised for their achievements.
The next AGM will be held at GeyserCon, next Queen’s Birthday weekend (May 31st to June 3rd 2019). We’ll remind you closer to the time, but have a think in the meantime and if there’s someone you’d like to nominate, please let us know.