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
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Why We Cried During Wonder Woman
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Loose Canons: Stella Reid
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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
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Loose Canons: Stella Reid
By Stella Reid
A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
Read Time: 16 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talked to Catherine...
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A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
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Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish...
Literature
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
By Andrew Dean
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
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Cian Elyse Waitī's play is set in the world of 1950s...
Theatre
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
By Tāmati Patuwai
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
Read Time: 6 mins
Natano Keni is a Samoan playwright and performer who...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
By Natano Keni
Welcoming Internationality: In Conversation with Artspace’s Incoming and Outgoing Directors
Read Time: 31 mins
Visual Arts Editor Lana Lopesi talks architecture,...
Art
Welcoming Internationality: In Conversation with Artspace’s Incoming and Outgoing Directors
By Lana Lopesi
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Read Time: 38 mins
Joe Nunweek chats to Max Harris about his ambitious...
Literature
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
By Joe Nunweek
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