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LexiCon Announces Short Story & Drabble Competitions

LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, are pleased to announce details of two competitions being run as part of the convention: the Short Story and Drabble contests. There will also be competitions for Art, filking, and costuming, with details to come.

SpecFicNZ are proud to support these competitions, and hope that many of you will enter.

Short Story Competition

In association with SpecFicNZ.


The winners will be selected from the shortlist by our Guest of Honour, Seanan McGuire. Pre-judging will be carried out by Andi Buchanan and Cassie Hart, the LexiCon co-chairs and editors of the Sir Julius Vogel Award winning anthology Tales for Canterbury. | Read More...

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Lexicon Ghost of Honour announced

LexiCon is excited to announce our In Memoriam Guest of Honour. A prodigious film star in his day, his contribution to fantasy is unquestioned, as is his much renowned fondness for cheese. Yes, our third Guest (or Ghost) of Honour is none other than the legendary Orville.

“We’re delighted to commemorate Orville’s life and achievements,” says LexiCon co-chair Cassie Hart. “We believe we’re the first Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention to have the pleasure of honouring a rat in this way, and we hope this is just the beginning of a worldwide trend.” | Read More...

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LexiCon 2017 Guest of Honour Announced

Seanan McGuire

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Seanan McGuire, renowned Californian urban fantasy and horror author, filk composer and cartoonist, has been confirmed as the Guest of Honour at LexiCon 2017.

The 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention is being held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2017 in Taupo.

Seanan is also Guest of Honour at the 2017 Continuum convention in Australia (Continuum 13: Triskaidekaphilia) and both conventions are looking forward to her visit to the Southern Hemisphere.

She is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasies and the Newsflesh novels (under the pseudonym Mira Grant). She also records CDs of her original filk music and is creator of the autobiographical web comic “With Friends Like These…”. | Read More...

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LexiCon now open for registrations!

lexi spiralIt’s time to book your spot at the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, being held at Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2017 in Taupō.

Head to the event’s new website where you can register early and book accommodation, all in one place.

Convention Committee co-chair Cassie Hart says the new website is the first step in the lead up to what is going to be an exciting event.

“We wanted to make things easy for everyone by having a one stop shop where you can register for the convention, book a room at the event venue and sign up for convention news updates,” says Cassie. | Read More...

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LexiCon 2017 Venue Announced

lexi spiralTaupo to host science fiction and fantasy event in 2017

Organisers of LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, have just announced that the 2017 event will be held at the Suncourt Hotel in Taupo from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).

Convention Committee co-chairs, Andi Buchanan and Cassie Hart say they’re thrilled with the decision.

“We were really keen to hold Lexicon in a New Zealand town that had never hosted one before so we could introduce the concept to the local community,” says Andi Buchanan. “After speaking to a number of venues across the country, Taupo came up tops.” | Read More...

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