29 Jul 2020

World science fiction convention kicks off online

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 29 July 2020

Were it not for the pandemic, the luminaries of the science fiction world would have been jetting in to Wellington for the World Science Fiction Convention, which kicks off today - albeit online.

The event, more casually known as Worldcon, has been held each year since 1939 - except for during World War II.

This is the first time New Zealand has hosted the event.

Norman Cates is co-chair of this year's Worldcon.