SFFANZ is a national body separate from,
but involved with, existing science fiction
and fantasy clubs. 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 conventions), and
providing a national voice for fandom.
SFFANZ also organises and conducts the
national science fiction and fantasy awards,
The Sir Julius Vogel awards, and is
responsible for the voting on bids to host
future national conventions.
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, being a media contact, and
increasing public awareness of local fan
groups and activities.