Au Contraire 2013: Regeneration was the 34th National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, and the second Au Contraire convention. It took place in Wellington from the 12th to the 14th of July 2013 at the Quality Hotel, upper Cuba Street.
The first Au Contraire, in 2010, was initiated by five younger female fans who wished to reboot and reignite the concept of fan conventions in New Zealand. Our principles were affordability, accessibility, and fan creativity. Despite the sub-competence of the organisers, it was a success to match our highest expectations. So with the aid of a few new
conscripts recruits, we were crazy enough to try it again.
Check back later for a full post-con report.