Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki

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As part of Spec-Fic Month, Elizabeth Heritage reports back from LexiCon, the 38th New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. LexiCon, which had 165 members, was held in Taupō over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

I attended LexiCon both as myself and as Orville the movie-star rat's earthly representative. Photo credit: Elizabeth Heritage | CC BY-NC-SA

Keeping it geek

Chances...

Literature

During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical, futuristic, and magical with excerpts, interviews, and poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand spec-fic authors. 

Karen Healey is the author of four books, most recently the futuristic adventures, When We Wake and When We Run. Rhydian Thomas is a writer and musician from South Wales who lives in Wellington. His debut novel, the dystopian satire Milk Island, came out...

Art

Eloise Callister-Baker considers K Rd’s newest art gallery.

The gentrified heart of St Kevin's Arcade has arteries spreading down the road. But many of Karangahape Road’s occupants and frequenters – the Auckland Girls’ Grammar School students, sex workers, eccentrics, small-shop owners, immigrants, artists, vagrants – are still present.

At the start of this year, fifteen participants in the Adam Art...

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Literature
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
Art
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
Read Time: 11 mins
Melissa Harrison on the irresponsibly soft treatment...
Society
Gloriavale: The Other Side, From the Inside
By Melissa Harrison
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
Read Time: 12 mins
Saziah Bashir on solving poverty by pretending to...
Society
Let Them Eat Cake: On Playing At Poverty
By Saziah Bashir
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
Read Time: 32 mins
After turning a friend's offhand comment into a quest...
Music
Eat It Up and Lay Wit It: Hip Hop, Cunnilingus and Morality in Entertainment
By Madeleine Holden
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
Read Time: 23 mins
Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
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