The excursion will start after lunch on Tuesday and is followed by a banquet in the evening. Hopefully, this should be a really fun time for all involved!
Excursion (Tuesday Afternoon, 1:30pm)
The conference excursion will be a guided tour of the Weta Workshops Cave and the Minatures Stage. This will showcase many of the props and artifacts developed by Weta Workshop for movies such as the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
For those of you with Weta Tour tickets, the bus will depart outside the conference venue (Rutherford House, on Bunny Street) at 1:30pm sharp and take us to the Weta Tour as well as a scenic detour via the top of Mt Victoria on the way back to Te Papa in time for the banquet.
Banquet (Tuesday Evening, 6:30pm)
Following the excursion, the conference banquet will take place at Te Papa Marae which is part of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This stunning venue should provide for an exciting and engaging evening. Guests will also be able (and encouraged) to visit the museum itself.
Everyone with a conference registration (full or student) has access to the banquet. Te Papa closes at 6pm and we will be allowed inside from 6:30pm – meet at the main entrance (if you are not joining the Tour).