This week we were delighted to make an initial donation of $876.40 to Rainbow Youth. This donation came from the LexiCon Auction, Floating Market, and cash donations from members direct to Rainbow Youth.
Before we head off home, we just want to say a huge thank you to all of you who helped make this weekend awesome!
Welcome to Day 2 of LexiCon!
The LexiCon registration desk is open (a little earlier than planned)!
It's the first day of LexiCon!
Au Contraire organises science-fiction and fantasy conventions in New Zealand, hosts forums for fan discussion, and generally seeks to promote organised fan creativity. It's the first ongoing con-running organisation in NZ; while SF&F cons have been held in NZ every year since 1979, before Au Contraire they were all run on an ad-hoc basis. There have been three Au Contraire conventions so far, in 2010, 2013, and 2016.
While the mass market purchasing dollar for popular culture is ably served in this country by Armageddon, Au Contraire seeks to promote grassroots, non-commercial fandom - filking, fan-fiction, cosplay, handicrafts, fanvids and everything else that's done for the love of SF&F rather than to make money.
Au Contraire is run entirely by volunteers, and operates on a non-profit basis, with excess funds donated to charity.