By now all of you will have heard about the latest earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. You may also remember that an earlier quake happened during Aussiecon 4 when many Kiwi fans were at the convention. We did what we could for them then, and we can help out once more. Via the NZ in 2020 web site, New Zealand fandom has some information about how you can help the relief effort.
You may also be aware the Neil Gaiman’s wife, Amanda Palmer, was due to fly to Christchurch to play a gig when the quake hit. Her colleague, Jason Webley, was already in Christchurch at the time. Amanda talks about the events on her blog. Some of the photographs are quite terrifying.