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February 17th, 2021

Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for Southern Paws 2021! It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point, and we’re very lucky to be in one of the few countries in the world where an event like this can be held safely.

For a very quick overview of what we’re offering, see the following infographic!

If you’d like to go ahead and register for the event, hit the button below. If you’d like more information, read on!

Register Now

If you’d like to read more about this years event, you can find all of the details we’ve released so far on our Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also check out our Code Of Conduct if you’d like to know more about any specific policies.

To chat with us and other attendees, you can join our community Telegram group. There’s over 90 people in there, so you’ll have plenty of people to chat to about the event. If you have any questions for our staff, you can use our contact page, or message us on Facebook.

And finally, a quick shoutout to two of the artists who have helped us out this year. Inka made the awesome bit of artwork we have on our homepage, and GaelicNox made the new bit of art you can see above this post! You’ll also be seeing this art on our Facebook and Twitter pages in the future.

From everyone on the Southern Paws team - We look forward to seeing you in April!

November 5th, 2020

Announcing Southern Paws 2021!

Hi Everyone.

So it has been a while since well anything has been said about Southern Paws. We know it has been a rough year for most of us, especially those of us with family and friends overseas. Hopefully we can bring some good news.

We will be running Southern Paws in 2021. We will be running it from Friday the 30th of April to Monday the 3rd of May. YES - this does mean we are running it as a longer 4 day/3 night event next year so we will have an extra day at con this year.

The event will be taking place at the same site we were at in 2019 - the Waipara Adventure Center. We have been working on plans for the last few months, and we’re happy that we will be able to run an event next year. The site has been very good in terms of communicating with us and helping us with what we need to know. Right now they have given us the go ahead for the convention next year.

We’d like to announce the theme for next years event is…

So get out your long coat and hat and holster those laser pistols. We’re off to explore the wild, lawless frontier… the final frontier! For a few examples of the theme, think of Firefly, The Mandalorian, Cowboy Bebop, and other similar media.

If anything important changes, we promise to let you know. Pay attention to our various social pages and this blog for any future updates. You can find those below:


We are excited to see everyone at Southern Paws in April next year and we hope you can come.
We will be making more announcements for things like prices, panel calls and the like over the next couple of months.

Con Chairman