Some of the Hugo finalists who wrote the open letter of concern to CoNZeland programming are organizing a counterprogramming event they’re calling CoNZealand Fringe (inspired by the Edinburgh Fringe festival).
Alasdair Stuart, responding to a question from File 770, says, “There is definitely a complementary, fringe slate of programming being put together…. I can confirm the program is designed to complement ConNZealand and will be complete very shortly.”
Another source says CoNZealand Fringe programming will run at European friendly times, so as not to compete with CoNZealand’s programming.
CoNZealand’s official program launches at 08:00 Wednesday 29 July NZST (Tuesday 28 July at 13:00 PDT, 16:00 EDT, 21:00 BST).
Update 07/27/2020: Corrected event title.