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Au Contraire 2013: Regeneration - the National SF/Fantasy Convention

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Au Contraire 2013: Regeneration - the National SF/Fantasy Convention
Post By aucontraire. 13/03/13, 01:36 pm

Ok, I can post this in the appropriate forum now 8)

Au Contraire 2013: Regeneration is this year's National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (NatCon), a celebration of all SF/F and fannish activity, including cosplay. It's taking place in Wellington from the 12th to 14th July - the last weekend of uni holidays for Vic students.

The main cosplay event is the Masquerade on the Saturday night, which gives you the opportunity to show off your costuming and/or performance skills on stage. We've got a grand prize of $500 in book vouchers for the winning entry this year, and another $300 worth of runnerup prizes. Casual cosplay is also welcome throughout the weekend; there'll be spot prizes for the best dressed. And we're looking at running other cosplay-related events; suggestions welcome!

NatCons are non-profit events run by fans for fans, with any proceeds donated to charity (the primary charity for this year is the Wellington Women's Refuge). They've been running for more than 30 years, with a different team taking on the organisation each time, and cosplay has been an important aspect since the beginning (albeit not originally under that name!) They're very different from Armageddon; we're expecting a couple of hundred members this year, but most of them will be sticking around for the whole weekend rather than just spending an hour or two shopping. It's most fun if you stay at the hotel for the duration, even if you live in Wellington; events can run late into the night, especially the filking!

If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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Post By aucontraire. 17/03/13, 10:20 am

Would anyone be interested in modelling for life drawing sessions, in costume? The Friday afternoon would be best (we're hosting a Drawfest that day), but other times could be arranged if anyone's keen but can't do Friday. You'd need to be able to hold a pose for at least a few minutes (harder than you might think!), but you can wear any outfit you like. No restrictions on age, gender, or appearance in general.
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Post By aucontraire. 12/05/13, 01:39 pm

The Masquerade entry form is now online! Entries must be submitted by the 1st of July. Let me know if you have any issues with the form, or any questions.

http://www.aucontraire.org.nz/2013/masquerade.php
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Post By aucontraire. 18/06/13, 08:24 am

The con is less than a month away now, and the draft timetable is now online; this includes signups for LARPs (live action roleplaying) and other limited numbers events. There may be some adjustments made to the schedule over the next few weeks. http://www.aucontraire.org.nz/2013/events.php

Entries are also still open for the http://www.aucontraire.org.nz/2013/masquerade.php (cosplay competition).

NB room bookings close at the end of the month (sooner if we run out) so if you're considering staying at the hotel during the con, book soon!
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Post By aucontraire. 04/07/13, 08:28 am

Final reminder: anyone planning to enter the Au Contraire 2013 cosplay competition needs to submit their entry forms before the end of this weekend!

http://www.aucontraire.org.nz/2013/masquerade.php
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Post By aucontraire. 11/07/13, 04:06 am

And there will also be spot prizes awarded for hall costumes, ie casual cosplay during the convention outside the Masquerade. Hopefully I'll see some of you tomorrow! 8)
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