You may think that Norfolk Island is part of Australia, but (1) it's closer to NZ than Australia, and (2) most Norfolk Islanders say they'd rather be part of NZ. So we've decided to annex the island for a weekend.
The date will be [dates changed to 21-25 October - see below], and the plan at this stage is that we all book into the same resort (we're still researching which is the best one), and basically spend the weekend hanging out by the pool, and maybe doing a few trips around the island to points of interest. But basically, it'll follow the tried and true NZ-AUS Uncon formula of good food, good books, good friends, and plenty to drink in convivial surroundings.
And in case you really like planning your travel in advance, we're also announcing the 2021 NZ Uncon, which will return to Christchurch for the first time since the devastating earthquakes that had a good go at destroying our city in 2010-2011. When the worst of them happened in February 2011, I said it'd be at least 10 years until we were ready to host another Uncon. So it seems fitting that Christchurch hold an Uncon in February 2021, and show you the beautiful and exciting city (and incredible new library, the biggest in New Zealand!) that is emerging from the rubble. (And incidentally, it's probably the safest city in NZ - we take building codes very seriously now!!!)
We haven't decided the exact date for 2021, except that it definitely won't be on the actual earthquake anniversary, 22 February, because the city will probably be swarming with government dignitaries that week for the 10th anniversary commemorations.
(Oh yeah, and if you want something to fill in the time between 2019 and 2021, there's always the Gold Coast world convention in 2020...)