Do you love science fiction and fantasy?

Are you a sci-fi or fantasy writer?

Do you teach English?

Or are you a fan of sci-fi and fantasy games and movies?

Come to GeyserCon, New Zealand’s 40th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, in Rotorua — on Queen’s Birthday weekend! 

HOLIDAY INN, Tryon St, Rotorua

Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

GeyserCon offers writing workshops by international guest authors for youth of all ages, a full weekend of education for authors and plenty of activities for fans throughout the weekend, including events with international cosplay guests. We also feature an all-weekend Book Expo featuring new titles from kiwi and international authors.

International guests Kaaron Warren, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Alan Baxter feature in our writers’ education programme, along with a great line up of New Zealand authors.

Learn hot tips about writing fight scenes, fantasy mapping, cover design, the nuts and bolts of writing and editing, using mythology, marketing your books, and writing in all genres and for audiences of all ages. In-depth panel discussions on are running on a variety of hot genre-based topics across the weekend. There’s even a chance to have help with editing or the back cover blurb for your next book. But the action doesn’t stop there. We also have a small selection of offsite workshops for the adventurous. Oh, and don’t forget the poetry slam and limerick sessions.


Fun for Fans

There’s a lot of fun to be had with GeyserCon activities: steampunk, fantasy makeup, crafts, cosplay, filking, board gaming, a radio play and finding out the latest news from Weta. More activities are listed on our website's Programme page.


Youth Day Out – Friday 31 May

Writing programmes for Years 5-6, 7-9 & 10-13 with international guest authors and award-winning New Zealand authors.


Sir Julius Vogel Awards

Vote on your favourite art, films and fiction. Be there for the presentation of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards on Sunday night.