Past International Con Listings from
the Year 2000
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you should be looking forward to.
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page was updated on 07/02/2002
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Monthly Calendar Index
2000 10 11
24/10/2000 - 29/10-2000
UTOPIA FESTIVAL 2000 - A
Big French SF Convention
Location: Cité des Congrès de Nantes, France
Omni Bayfront Hotel, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Day of the Dead
of Honour: K.W.
Jeter and John Crowley.
is limited to 850.
Fantasy Association, PO Box 27277, Austin TX 78755, USA
CVJM-Haus, Große Petersgrube 11, Lübeck.
fannish event to mark the conclusion of the year. Hansecon has
a traditional banquet at the Schiffergesellschaft (Ship's company)
restaurant in Lübeck. When I was there last time it really
was a banquet - not a cheap meal called a banquet. Plenty of opportunities
are offered during the con to sample the charms of the well-preserved
historic Hanseatic city of Lübeck in the company of friendly,
well-informed fans. Lübeck is the marzipan capital of Germany
and Hansecon marks this with a fannish marzipan "potato"
race. The "potatoes" are marble-sized balls of marzipan.
Hansecon is a con that I recommend every British fan to attend
at least once. It has everything to recommend it. How many cons
offer membership, bed and breakfast for 5 days and a banquet for
less than GBP55.00?
Air offers flights from Stansted to Lübeck return at
only GBP 29.00. :-)
(But there is a catch! Airport taxes and credit card charges
increase this to GBP 54.00.) :-(
It is still pretty cheap anyway. :-)
The bus from Lübeck
Lübeck City Centre takes 30 minutes and costs DM 3.70 (GBP1.20)
of Honour: None
(GBP10.00) plus DM30.00 (GBP10.00) for the subsidised banquet.
= YMCA. DM15.00 (GBP5.00) per night (5 nights) in mini dormitories.
Please bring your own sheets and pillow or pay DM6.00 (GBP2.00)
for bed linen. A basic breakfast is offered at DM5.00. Hansecon
members will be the only residents during the con.
R. Arenz, Burgstraße 33, 60316 Frankfurt
CULT TV 2000
Barton Hall, Torquay,
of Honour: Peter Purves,
Robert Llewellyn, Alexandra Bastedo, Ian Richardson, Stephen Greif,
Caroline John, David Croft, Al Hunter-Ashton, Brian Johnson, Roger
Murray Leach & Paul Cornell.
Note: Patrick McGoohan has had
to cancel due to other commitments.
Contact: See web page.
BATS 2000 VAMPIRE/HALLOWEEN.
Radisson Edwardian Hotel,
Notes: This event has been cancelled, members are being
offered either a membership in Eclectic
21 for a full refund.
Contact: Bats 2000 (Registration), 47 Bennetts Court,
Bristol BS37 4XH UK
MILLENNIUM FALLCON A
four programme stream convention
Location: Sophus Bugges Hus, Blindern, OSLO (A part of Oslo
Programme: Films. Spoken
Word, Animé and Vampires (Buffy)
Membership: NKR 150.00 (GBP 11.00) in advance. NKR 200.00
(GBP 14.70) at the door
Note: Add NKR 50.00 (GBP 3.70) for non members
WOLF SG-2 MEDIA/STARGATE.
Location: Heathrow Park Hotel, London.
Amanda Tapping, Don S. Davis,
Contact: Wolf Events, PO Box 1419, Slough PDO, SL2 5WJ.
Tel: 01753 771 078
NOVACON 30 GENERAL/FANNISH.
Location: Britannia Hotel, New Street, Birmingham,
Christopher Priest, Rog
Guest of Honour:
David A. Hardy.
Notes: Originally a convention for Birmingham area fans,
but now the second largest "fannish/literary" convention
(after the Eastercon) and venue for the annual "Nova"
Contact: Steve Lawson, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2
DIMENSION JUMP 2000 The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club convention.
Location: Heathrow Park Hotel, Heathrow, Middx.
Chloe Annett, Chris Barrie,
Ed Bye, Craig Charles, Hattie Hayridge, Danny John-Jules, Robert
Llewellyn, Norman Lovett, Mac McDonald, Doug Naylor, Bill Pearson,
plus surprise guest(s).
Membership: £50 members, £55 non-members.
Contact: DJ2K, PO Box 35, Hitchin,
Location: Toronto Airport Days Hotel, 6257 Airport
Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Contact: P.O. Box 21146, RPO Meadowvale, Mississauga,
Ontario, Canada L5N 6A2
Location: The Best
Western Grand Hotel de L'Empereur in Maastricht, Holland.
Theme: No Theme
Guest of Honour:
Guests of Honour Peter
F. Hamilton and Ricardo Pinto
Membership: NLG 88.00
or 40 Euro. (GBP25.40) Payment preferred by Eurocheque
Suite: NLG 320 (GBP 92.30) per room per night incl breakfast
Minor Suite: NLG 280 (GBP 80.75) per room per night incl
: NLG 200 (GBP 57.70)
per room per night incl breakfast
NLG 100 (GBP 28.85) per person per shared room per night incl
pos.: NLG 25 (GBP 7.25) (no breakfast
and bring your own sleeping bag).
accommodation is offered from GBP 15.00 at small hotels and guest
200 expected - liimit 350
will be a dealers room open to members on Saturday and Sunday
but no art show. Belgian beers will be
plentifully available. The web site is very comprehensive and
tells you nearly everything that you might want
to know about getting there, staying there, and what you can do
when you get there.
Mozartlaan 38, 2253 HX Voorschofen, Holland
Location: Port Stephens NSW, Australia.
Membership: Att. $20.
Harvey, c/o 12 Flinders St, Matraville. 2036 NSW, Australia.
CON-FICTION STAR TREK/MEDIA.
Location: The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.
Doug Bradley, Lolita Fatjo,
Virginia Hey, Robert Llewellyn, Dave Prowse, Michael Sheard. William
Sadler, Mike Jittlov, Chase Masterson.
Notes: talks, discos, fancy dress, competitions, videos,
autographs and more, and definitely NOT CANCELLED (as of 17/9/2000)
despite rumours to the contrary, and no relation to the Dutch
Worldcon of 1990.
Contact: Con-Fiction, 36 Finsbury Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire
FY1 6QN. Membership: £40.
1ST GAINSBOROUGH VINTAGE SCI-FI
FILM & TV FESTIVAL
Location: Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough.
A brand new festival celebrating
vintage (pre-1990ish) sci-fi films and tv. Likely events include
Metropolis (with live music accompaniment), THX 1138 (George Lucas),
The Day The Earth Stood Still, Silent Running, Gerry Anderson
material and lots more for sci-fi fans and film buffs. Workshops,
talks, retail sales. For more details or to join the mailing list,
Contact: Trinity Arts Centre, Trinity Street, Gainsborough,
Lincs, DN21 2AL, telephone 01427 810710
Theme: SF&F lectures, quizes etc.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
28/12/2000 - 31/12/2000
International Con of the Israeli Society for Science Fiction
Location: the Laromme Hotel, Jerusalem.
Theme: Apocalypse and the end of the world
in SF and other cultural fields.
Larry Niven, Joan Vinge, Paul McAuley and
Toastmaster: Ian Watson
1st November 2000 $140 (GBP 92.50).
15th December 2000 $160 (GBP 105.60)
the Door $175
Supporting membership: $30 (deductible from full membership
cost at any time.)
Hotels are listed at armageddoncon.org/arcon_hotels.html
Expected attendance: It's too early to determine.
Maximum capacity around 500.
for registration details
or: Emanuel Lottem or Dotan Dimet
Postal Address: POB 21656, Tel-Aviv, 61216. Israel (mark
mail as for ArmageddonCon)
HOGMANAY CON - CANCELLED
Due to insufficient membership
sales, this convention has unfortunately had to cancel (and after
it had already paid the deposit to the hotel) Full refunds will
be available to all members but the committee ask if you could
be patient while they raise money for the refunds.
Contact: Hogmanaycon c/o 26 Avonbank
Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 2PA. Tel: 0141 569 1934.
con listings have been taken or translated from ConNotation.
Across the World, the SFCD,
Massive List and other
websites in Europe. More convention information is always needed.
Wilf James,106 Jarden, Letchworth, Herts. SG6 2NZ, UK.
E-mail: wilf dot james at
ntlworld dot com
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