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Welcome to the New Zealand in 2020 website. We are running a bid to bring the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, to New Zealand in 2020. The site for 2020 will be selected by the members of the 2018 Worldcon. Between now and 2018, the bid committee will be publicising and promoting the bid to science fiction fans all around the world.

Thank you to everyone who signed up!

In early December the response was amazing, and has pushed us over the top for viability as a WorldCon. Thanks so much to everyone! Here are some numbers.

New Zealand99
United States18
Grand Total137








Please feel free to continue signing up as and when you can.

Thanks again!

Upcoming Appearances for NZ in 2020

Sasquan - The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention

We'll be at Sasquan with a party and a bid table.
The party will be on Thursday night in the Davenport Hotel. When we have more details, we will post them in our media outlets such as our website, Facebook and Twitter.
We are looking for people to help out at Sasquan on the bid table, and at the party. If you are interested and available, please sign up in this Google Group, so we can contact you ahead of time. 
So we hope we'll see you at Sasquan! Pop by and say hi!

ConVergence 2015 - Come to the Bag End Party at CONvergence! We have sponsored this party because, well, "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" is right in our wheelhouse. Room 109 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Convergence is taking place July 2-5, 2015 in Bloomington, Minesota.

If you are attending, and available, we would be keen to have another one or two people to help out at the room, representing New Zealand in 2020. Contact us at you are info@nzin2020.org if you're interested.

August, 2014 - Thanks to everyone who helped run the New Zealand in 2020 table at LonCon 3, and to everyone who stopped by. Thanks to Maree Pavletich who set up and ran the table, Matthew Pavletich, David Thorne, Kelly Beuhler, Daniel Spektor, Alan Parker, Ian and Alison Jack and anyone else who did time... :-)

July, 2014 - We have updated the website with more information on facilities, AND you can now pre-support online! We will have a bid table AND we will be holding our first big party at Loncon 3. Probably Friday night, but that has to be confirmed. Sign up on the bottom right for our newsletter, or Like us on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter...

February, 2013 - Investigation continues apace into facilities and logistics for holding a WorldCon. At this point we are sure that Wellington and Auckland can hold a WorldCon of over 2000 people, and can accomodate those people. Because of the size of the convention, some facilities and accomodation may be a little spread out, but no more than we've seen at other WorldCons. It's all a juggling act. It's really bodies on the ground who we need to make sure we have. Keep an eye out. We'll be asking for volunteers soon, just to get an idea of the level of commitment we will have. 

November 27th, 2011 - Updated the website with a bit more information.

February 24th, 2011 - The Red Cross donation website is having problems. Probably from everyone wanting to donate to relief for the Christchurch earthquake. So they suggest using this one in the meantime... http://www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/

 February 23rd, 2011 - As many of you will already be aware, there was a large earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, at 12:57, Tuesday, 22nd Feb, local time. It has caused much more damage than the earthquake that occurred during AussieCon 4 in September last year. The city of Christchurch and surrounding areas are suffering. If you wish, donations for help are being received via the Red Cross at http://www.redcross.org.nz/.

We were greatly moved by the expressions of support from the science fiction community at AussieCon 4 when the earthquake happened last September. It's memories like that, that help at times like this. Thank you.

September 10th, 2010 - Thank you to everyone who came and found us at AussieCon 4. There is a lot of enthusiasm for the idea of holding a WorldCon in New Zealand. We wanted to especially thank the Texas in 2013 and London in 2014 bids who made us feel so welcome, and invited us to join in their parties on Friday night.

We currently have over 250 pre-supporting registrations...

We also wanted to thank everyone who stopped by to offer their sympathies and support after the Canterbury earthquake. It was much appreciated.

For the moment, there will be a little pause as we catch our breath. This website will continue being updated, and we will contact everyone who has offered to help, as well as our pre-supporting members. But that will happen in a few weeks. Thanks again!