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GeyserCon featured in Rotorua Daily Post

posted Apr 30, 2019, 2:31 AM by Grace Bridges
"Jam-packed weekend of fantasy and science fiction action coming to Rotorua"

A weekend jam-packed with fantasy and science fiction inspiration and action is being held in Rotorua in the form of GeyserCon.

GeyserCon is the 40th national science fiction and fantasy convention, and will be held over Queen's Birthday weekend.

The weekend will include events for writers, students and fans of genre fiction and movies, and also features an all-weekend Book Expo with new titles from Kiwi and international authors.

International guests and award-winning authors Kaaron Warren, Laura VanArendonk Baugh and Alan Baxter will feature in the writers' and students' education programmes, along with a line-up of New Zealand authors.

Two of the award-winning New Zealand authors attending are AJ Ponder and Eileen Mueller, who will help primary pupils to hone their writing skills through the Young New Zealand Writer's Day Out.

This is a series of programmes for students from Year 5 through to Year 13 on May 31 as part of GeyserCon.

Mueller said she loved teaching students who were keen and helping them on their journey.

She said they would be creating impromptu stories, having fun with interactive fiction and embarking on a superhero's journey.

"I've seen kids come to these and their enthusiasm explodes."

Mueller said this convention was a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, was great for networking, and a chance for people to learn a lot from experts.