The SFFANZ Convention Guide project is an attempt to bring together information about
the running of conventions in New Zealand. We aim to collect as much of the experience and
wisdom of local and international fandom as we can to produce a resource that can be used
by anybody wishing to run a con. There are two documents here to help you. The first is a
suggested constitution for your convention and the second is a guide to help you with the
practicalities of convention planning and running.
Convention Constitution - DOC version
Convention Constitution - PDF version
Convention Planning and Running Guide:
Convention Planning and Running Guide - DOC version
Convention Planning and Running Guide - PDF version
We do want to continue improving and updating these guides. If you wish to contribute
your wisdom, please contact SFFANZ.
Some disclaimers. This is a work of collected opinion and as such cannot be considered
definitive - it just represents our best efforts to determine what experienced convention
runners have to offer. Sometimes people have varying opinions of the best way to do
something - in such a case we have included all opinions even if they contradict - use
your common sense to see which best applies to you. These documents are aimed at the New
Zealand situation - while most things translate internationally, some will not. For
example, tax and liability insurance situations will be different.