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1pmLunch Break
2pmRoleplaying and Board GamesKeith will be introducing the new Starfinder role-playing game to anyone who wants try it. Board games will be available to borrow at the registration desk.
5pmMy First ConHow to get the most out of Conclave 3 – an interactive session with Maree Pavletich, especially for those attending their first science fiction and fantasy convention.
6pmDinner Break
7pmOpening Ceremonyt’s a tradition… it will have a beginning, a middle, and thankfully, an end…. And we promise it won’t be at all boring.
8pm50th Anniversary Star Trek Party!We celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first screening of Star Trek in New Zealand. Come and join the Federation! We have cake!
10pmThe Late ShowThere shall be movies not to be named herein! Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.FilkingFolk singing with well known tunes but new words. Happens late evenings, no organization required… we couldn’t stop them if we tried!


9amVideo Show: Star Trekking in the MorningNever seen the Animated Star Trek series from 1973? Here's some of our favourite stories, all in one glorious hour! Just the place to start up your engines for the rest of the day's programme.Trader's Faire Setup
10amPanel: What has Star Trek done for us?Star Trek has has a tremendous impact on our society, our culture as fans, and even on technological development. The panel discuss some of those influences.Trader's FaireA chance to buy and sell. A variety of traders will present their stuff for your purchasing pleasure. Enjoy!
11amPanel: Boldly Going - The Future of Star TrekWhere is Star Trek going? And where it should be going? The panel discuss the recent films, the new "Star Trek Discovery" TV series , and various recent fan productions.Photographing Your ModelsHow to photograph your models to best effect, choosing backgrounds and lighting.
12pmQuizExpect to be fairly tested on a broad range of science fiction and fantasy topics. Questions to be presented in sets of ten, one at a time on the big screen. Presented by Quizmaster Jacqui Smith and Scorer Keith Smith.From Plastic to Prose - Writing about ModelsSteve explains how he uses his models in his writing, and how making a physical model can be a powerful aid for a writer. Then participants can try it out for themselves.
1pmLunch BreakBook Launch: SpecFicNZTe Kōrero Ahi Kā, a term which means to speak of the home fires burning, is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, showcasing work from established and emerging writers, poets, artists, and creatives. It is a statement about how New Zealand creators of speculative fiction and art shine their light on our literary landscape. At this Book Launch, we will give an overview of the project and read some excerpts. Copies will be available.Lunch Break
2pmPresentation - WETA!Norman talks. We watch in amazement. Nobody takes pictures!Workshop: Geekcraft PaperMake planes from paper. Some might even fly
3pmPanel: Other VoicesScience Fiction is no longer confined to works in English from Western Countries, if it ever was. What should you look for, and can you get it in English?Presentation: Fandom in the Early DaysLyn and Keith tell stories from the old days of New Zealand fandomWorkshop: Geekcraft ClothSew a stuffed tribble. Say no more and don't tell the Klingons. Qua'pla
4pmGoH Speech: Daphne LawlessGoH Speech: Daphne LawlessPanel Game: Just an SF MinuteRevenge is sweet in this classic panel game, where participants are asked to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation for a whole minute on selected SF&F topics. It'll be fun ....Workshop: How to CosplayLaura explains the art of cosplay
5pmPresentation: Astronomy in 2018Keith talks about what’s happening in Astronomy - with pictures.Presentation: Self-Publishing 101Geraldine explains how to successfully publish your own work. What does a writer need to know when it comes to self-publishing? What are the benefits? And what are the pitfalls?Workshop: Scratch CostumingMaree teaches how to make costumes out of just about anything.
6pmDinner Break
7pmMasquerade Prep
7:30pmMasquerade & CosplayThe highlight of Saturday evening, the not-to-be-missed parade of costume and comedy. Time to take out those costumes and wear them to the Third Conclave of the Weird and Wonderful from the Realms of the Alien and the Arcane we call the Masquerade. We want you to dress up, look cool, and be photographed.
9pmStella Nova Anniversary PartyThe President and Crew of Stella Nova invite all current and former members of Stella Nova and the SFMC (Science Fiction Modellers Club) to join us at Conclave III as we celebrate 25 Years of Online Presence.
10pmThe Late ShowThere shall be movies not to be named herein! Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.FilkingFolk singing with well known tunes but new words. Happens late evenings, no organization required… we couldn’t stop them if we tried!


9amVideo Show: Tribbles and TroublesOur favourite Tribble stories and more, all in one trilling hour!Presentation - The Mistakes I've Made - GarethGareth Ward will talk about what he learned from having his writing lovingly savaged and pruned by the experts at Walker Books, Auckland. He will explain why he thinks much SF, Fantasy, and Steampunk is overwritten, and gives examples you can apply to your own writing. Bring along some of your own work, a red pen, and a devil-may-care attitude.
10amPanel: Easter Eggs In SF&FWhat are Easter Eggs when they’re not chocolate? Where will you find them?Presentation: The Art of the Tie-InKaren and Lyn talk about writing stories in worlds created by other people.Game: ModelanaryIt’s like Pictionary – only in 3D! Can you guess what your partner is trying to communicate in playdough?
11amPanel: Funny Space Fools in SF&FIt’s April Fools Day… so let’s discuss the foolish, the silly and the downright funny side of SF&F!Presentation: Japanese Folklore & MythologyJapanese folklore is an important influence in modern fantasy, and especially in manga and anime. Laura shares her expertise in this fascinating subject.Filk Workshop With DaphneThere is an art to writing a good filk, and considerable skill to performing it well. Daphne shares her expertise.
12pmAuctionNorman and Maree present cool stuff for you to bid on.Presentation: What else but writing? - LynLyn McConchie talks about all the other stuff writers have to do to succeed at their craft.
1pmLunch Break
2pmGoH Speech: Steve WheelerGoH Speech: Steve WheelerWorkshop - PathfinderAn introduction on the Pathfinder Roleplaying system, produced by Paizo, as well as the Pathfinder Society and how it works. There will be news about version 2, which will be starting formal playtest at this year's GenCon in August. Character generation will also be discussed.Lego Play ZoneLego Play Zone
3pmGoH Speech: Karen MillerGoH Speech: Karen MillerWorkshop - StarfinderA presentation on Paizo's Starfinder RPG system, explaining how it works and announcing upcoming news. There might even be time to play out an encounter or two.
4pmPanel: Children of the Space AgeWe collect a group of people (including one GoH) who have one thing in common - they are all sixty years old, all born within months of Sputnik flying into orbit. What was it like growing up with the space race? What was so cool about that time in history? And how did they all get into science fiction and fantasy?Mars One With TerriIs there a future for Humankind on Mars? Compare the methods of NASA and the other likely candidates to those of controversial and much-maligned newcomer; Mars One. The practical, ethical and legal considerations (obvious and not so obvious) will be outlined. What will the Children of Mars actually look like? The Little Green Men trope is not the most likely, but you may be surprised at some of the possibilities. Expect some serious discussion and a dose of humour!Lego CompetitionPlay with Lego, then build a spaceship, robot, ray-gun ... prizes for the best original sf construction
5pmPresentation: Space in 2018Matthew talks about recent developments in spaceflight (with pictures) including disco balls and cars.Presentation: Worlds from FactGeraldine talks about world-building, about grounding your writing in reality; and how to get from science fact to science fiction.Lego JudgingLego Judging
6pmDinner Break
7pmBanquet Prep
7:30pmBanquet / Daphne EntertainsBanquet / Daphne Entertains. We've chosen the Roast Menu ($29 per person - vegetarian option available)
9pmAwardsSFFANZ will be awarding the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel awards.
10pmThe Late ShowThere shall be movies not to be named herein! Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening.FilkingFolk singing with well known tunes but new words. Happens late evenings, no organization required… we couldn’t stop them if we tried!


9amVideo Show: Monday Morning ToonsPresenting some of our favourite SF cartoons
10amSFFANZ AGMHave your say in what SFFANZ are up to.GoH Meet-UpInformal opportunity to chat with our GoHs, get books signed, take photographs, and so on. Karen, Steve, and Daphne will each have a table.
11amPresentation: NZ in 2020Come along and hear Norman and Kelly update us on what's happening with the NZ in 2020 bid. You will also hear about SFFCONZ which is a new non-profit society that has been set up to support science fiction and fantasy conventions and events in New Zealand. SFFCONZ has a non-profit status, so any convention that runs as a project of SFFCONZ can share that status. SFFCONZ will also have some financial resources. There will be a short SFFCONZ AGM during the session.
12pmClosing CeremonyTo begin with brief presentations by the various SF&F clubs and societies. Then we hand out prizes, farewell our guests, and hand over the hat. This will be brief and to the point.
1pmDead Dog PartyA time to relax and reminisce until next year