The NatCon is a non-profit event, and as such, any proceeds from the convention are donated to charity. Au Contraire has chosen the Cats Protection League as our primary charity. They will receive the proceeds from our charity auction, and half of any cash remaining after all our bills have been paid. The remainder will be donated to SFFANZ.
Cats Protection League
The Cats Protection League is a Wellington based charity dedicated to the welfare of our feline overlords friends. They rescue and rehome stray and unwanted cats and kittens, and educate the public. For more information, see their website.
The Science Fiction and Fanstasy Association of New Zealand is a national body independent from, but working with, other science fiction and fantasy clubs and organisations around the country. As such, it hopes to be a major part of the structure of New Zealand fandom, enhancing liaisons between existing fan groups, providing support for events which transcend normal club structures (such as the annual national convention), and providing a national voice for fandom.
SFFANZ contributes to the promotion of science fiction, fantasy, and fandom in New Zealand by encouraging communication between fan groups, encouraging the creation of new fan groups, providing a contact point for media, and increasing public awareness of local fan groups and activities. SFFANZ also organises the national science fiction and fantasy awards, the Sir Julius Vogel awards.