Past International Con Listings from the Year 2002.

Future conventions are what you should be looking forward to.
Conventions for past years  are included for historical interest.

This page was updated on 07/01/2004
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Monthly Calendar Index
2000
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11/01/2002 - 13/01/2002   
AugustaCon 2002
The traditional way to begin the fannish year.
Location:  Pfadfinderheim, Zugspitzstrasse. 84, Augsburg-Hochzoll, Germany
Have a lot of fun in a small youth hostel that offers rather spartan accommodation.
Anticipated attendance: approx 40
Info: Florian Breitsameter, St.-Martin-Str. 12, 86510 Ried, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 8202-8341
Webpage: www.augustacon.de

Email:  Deleted  


19/01/2002 - 20/01/2002  
KapCon XI - Roleplaying Convention
Location: VUWSA Building, Victoria University, Kelburn Pde, Wellington, New Zealand
Webpage: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/kapcon/

Email:  Deleted   
25/01/2002 - 28/01/2002 
Arcanacon - Gaming Convention
Location: Collingwood College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Webpage: http://www.vurt.net/arcanacon/

Email:  Deleted   
26/01/2002 - 28/01/2002 
Cancon 23 - Gaming Convention
Location: EPIC (Canberra Showground), Flemington Road, Mitchell, Canberra, Australia
Webpage: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~mmjm1/tourney.htm

Email:  Deleted  
08/02/2002 - 10/02/2002
A2002
- anime Convention
Location: Golden Tulip Conference Hotel, Velhoven, Netherlands
Webpage: http://users.bart.nl/~totoro/

Email: I Deleted    


09/02/2002 - 11/02/2002   
STARFLEET BALL 8
Location:
The Carrington House Hotel, Bournemouth
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.starfleet-ball.com/   
14/02/2002 - 17/02/2002
Roscon
- Science Fiction Convention. (Russian site)
Location: Moscow, Russia (see webpage)
Webpage: http://www.convent.ru/

Email:  Deleted   

15/02/2002 - 17/02/2002   
BOSKONE 39
Location:
Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA USA.
Guests of Honour: Neil Gaiman, Stephen Hickman, Marv Wolfman, Tom Holt
Membership: $38 until 30 June, possibly more later. Contact: Boskone 39, PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701. Tel: (617) 625-2311, (617) 776-3243 (fax).
E-mail:
 Deleted
Web: www.nesfa.org/boskone  
24/02/2002
INVASION 2 - Doctor Who Convention
Location: Barking and Dagenham Library, Barking, Essex
Webpage: http://www.tenthplanet.co.uk

Email:  Deleted   
01/03/2002 - 03/03/2002    
JohnCon
- Gaming, Anime and B Film Convention
Location: Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore USA
Estimated Attendance: 200 to 300
Contact: Jessica Hamblen, 3003 North Charles Street, Apartment 317 C, Baltimore MD 21218, USA
Phone: 001 443 226 4483
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.jhu.edu/~johncon 
02/03/2002 - 03/03/2002   
Conclave 2002 - Gaming Convention
Location: The Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
Webpage: http://www.conclave2002.co.uk

E-mail:  Deleted    


08/03/2002 - 10/03/2002   
MeCoN V

Location: Staff Common Room, Queens University of Belfast
Guests of Honour: To be confirmed
Membership: GBP 10:00 IRP 13.00 (€16.13)
E-mail:  
 Deleted
Webpage:  http://www.mecon.org   
29/03/2002 - 01/04/2002
HELICON 2 - The British Eastercon
Location:
Hotel De France, St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Guests of Honour: Harry Turtledove, Brian Stableford, Peter Weston.
Membership: £35.00 £18 supporting/junior
Alternative Accommodation: St. Helier Hotels and Guest Houses  St. Helier Map

Contact: Helicon 2, 33 Meyrick Drive, Wash Common, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 6SY
E-mail:
 Deleted
Web: www.helicon.org.uk/   

29/03/2002 - 31/03/2002   
Starfury 2002 -
MEDIA
Membership: £55 for full weekend (£25 under 14's) £35 one day (£20 under 14's)
Credit Card Booking No: 07930 319 119
Webpage: http://www.starfury.co.uk

E-Mail:  Deleted    

28/03/2002 - 01/04/2002   
SWANCON 2002
Location:
The Kings Perth Hotel. Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Email:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.swancon.com/    
13/04/2002-14/04/2002
Dort.Con 2002
The Dortmund Science Fiction Convention (aka SF Days North Rhine Westphalia)
Location:
Fritz-Henßler-Haus, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 33-37, Dortmund, Germany
             (It is only a 10 minute walk from the main railway station)
Guests of Honour: Norman Spinrad and Andreas Eschbach
Anticipated attendance: approx 150
Info: Michael Ehrt, Eichenwald 6, 58579 Schalksmühle, Germany.
Info: Arno Behrend, Bocksledde 35, 42283 Wuppertal, Germany.
Telephones: +49 (0) 235 195 2422 +49 (0) 202 747 8571
Email:
 Deleted   
Email:
 Deleted  
Webpage:
www.dortcon.de  
26/04/2002-28/04/2002
MarburgCon XIII
Location:
Fritz-Henßler-Haus, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 33-37, Dortmund Germany
Contact:
Rainer Vaupel, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 76, 35039 Marburg, germany
Telephone: 0049 (0) 6421 43536
Email:
 Deleted  

03/5/2002-06/05/2002   
DAMN FINE CONVENTION -TWIN PEAKS/GENERAL/SILLY!
Location: Shepperton Moat House, Shepperton, Surrey (West London).
Notes: Fun, fun, fun, perhaps sometimes obtuse and strange, and no knowledge of Twin Peaks required.
Contact: Damn Fine Convention, 37 Keens Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1AH.
Membership: £20 until Dec 1st 2001, Norwegians (with Norwegian passport and proof of current residency) FREE! From: the fine folk who brought you Aliens Stole My Handbag!
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Web: www.damnfinecon.org.uk/  

10/05/2002 - 12/05/2002  
FedCon X
Location:
Maritim Hotel, Bonn Germany.
Guests of Honour: Avery Brooks, Robert Beltram, Dominic Keating, Garrett Wang, Robert D. McNeill, Nicole de Boer, Walter Koenig, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson, Manu Intiraymi, BarBara Luna and Virgina Hey
Contact:
FedCon GmbH, Schißlerstraße 4, 86154 Augsburg, Germany.
Telephone: 0049 (0) 821 219 0932
Fax: 0049 (0) 821 219 1937
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.fedcon.de  

24/5/2002-27/05/2002   
BALTICON 36
the Maryland's Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention.
Location: The Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Artist/Author Guests of Honour: Phil & Kaja Foglio and Mark E. Rogers
Filk Guest of Honor: The Boogie Knights
Fan Guest of Honor: Dr. Yoji Kondo
Costume Guest of Honor: Carol Salemi
2001 Compton Crook Winner: Syne Mitchell
Membership: $35 Until February 14th; $40 Until March 17th; $45 Until April 30th; $50 at the door
Accommodation: Single, Double, Triple, Quad Hotel Rates: $119 +tax/room
Telephone: 001 410 752-1100 for Hotel Reservations
Contact: Balticon 36, P.O.Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686.
Webpage:
http://www.balticon.org/

Email:  Deleted    
24/5/2002 - 26/05/2002
MisCon 16
Science Fiction Convention
Location: The Doubletree Edgewater, 100 Madison, Missoula, Montana 59802 USA
Author Guest of Honor: Heidi Hollis www.ufo2u.com
Artist Guest of Honour: Mark Ferrari www.markferrari.com
Media: Guest of Honor: Don Pedro Colley www.donpedrocolley.com
Webpage:   www.miscon.org
Email:
 Deleted    

24/5/2002 - 26/05/2002
MARCON
The Midwest's Premiere Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus Ohio, USA
Membership: USD 35.00 in advance, USD 50.00 at the door.
Accommodation: USD 98.00 per night flat rate 1 - 4 people per room
Author Guest of Honor: David Weber
Artist Guest of Honour: James Wappel
Filk Guest of Honor: Zander Nyrond
Fan Guest of Honor: Kathy Hamilton
Media Guest of Honor: Eugene Roddenbery Jr.
Costuming Guest of Honor: Fyberdyne
Science Guest of Honor: Catherine Asaro
Gaming Guest of Honor: James Ernest of Cheapass Games
Editor Guest of Honor: Stephen Pagel of Meisha Merlin Publishing
Childern's Guest of Honor: Bruce Coville
Special Guest Appearances: PETER WOODWARD DAVID WINNING RICHARD HATCH
Confirmed Panelists: Robert Beech, Ray Van Tilburg, Hal Clement, Tim Wagonner, Hugh Gregory, Jana Oliver
Hex Games Team, Butch Honeck, Ron Sarti, E. Weber Jones, The Wh*res of a Different Color, The Royal Kodorian Highlanders (RKH), Salome and the Raks Shadan Troupe 
Email:
 Deleted
Webpage:
www.marcon.org 

31/5/2002 - 03/06/2002  
Con With the Wind
Science Fiction ConventionWellington, New Zealand
Webpage:  
http://con-with-the-wind.sf.org.nz/ 
Email:
 Deleted    

01/06/2002 - 03/06/2002  
Plokta Con 2.0
(small, friendly, superfluously technological)
Location:
Hilton National Hotel, Old Common Road, Black Dam, Basingstoke, RG21 3PR. Tel: (01256) 460460 Fax: (01256) 840441
Map: Basingstoke  
Aerial View  (Links to Multimap.com)
Accommodation: £29.50 per person per night for twin or double, £39.50 per person per night single, including VAT and full English breakfast
Note: Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel quoting Plokta Con room rates.
Guest of Honour John Meaney
Membership: GBP25.00 Cheques to: Plokta, 24 St Mary Rd, Walthamstow, London, E17 9RG. Accompanied children 8-15 1/2 price. <8 free.
Overseas Membership: If you are DEFINITELY coming, contact Plokta Con well in advance. Then you can pay at the advance rate at the door.
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: s
 http://www.plokta.com/plokta.con/ 

01/06/2002 - 02/06/2002   
Adventure Con
Toys and Media Con
Location
Merchants I-75 Expo Center Knoxville, Tennessee. USA
Celebrity Guests of Honor: Yvonne Craig, Richard Kiel, Peter Mayhew, Dick Durock, Julie Newmar, Dick Warlock
Features: 400+ tables of toys, comics, dolls, trains & TV/movie memorabilia, costume contest, Star Wars panel & celebrity guests.
Contact: Marcus Wollack, 1623 Montvale Rd. Maryville, TN. 37803 USA
Phone: +01 865-984-4476
Webpage:  
http://toyshow.org
Email:
 Deleted   
07/06/2002 - 10/06/2002  
Convergence: 41st Australian NatCon
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Guests of Honour: Joe Haldeman, Sean Williams, Gay Haldeman, Lucy Sussex, Jack Dann, and Race Mathews
Contact: GPO Box 1212k Melbourne Vic 3001, Australia
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.vicnet.net.au/~converge/    

08/06/2002 - 09/06/2002  
AustriaCon V -
Perry Rhodan and more
Location:
Raiffeisenhof in Graz. Austria
Contact: Bernd Hubich, postlagernd, Postamt Peter Tunnergasse 49, A-8029 Graz, Austria
Telefon:
0043 (0) 699 10068
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.prsg.at   

14/06/2002 - 17/06/2002  
CONFUSE 2002
The Swedish National Con 2002
Location:
Ryds Herrgård, Linköping, Sweden.
Guests of Honour: China Miéville, Gwyneth Jones
Membership:
SEK 250.00 (GBP 18.00)
Supporting Membership:  
SEK 50.00 (GBP 3.60)
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.lysator.liu.se/confuse/    

14/06/2002 - 17/06/2002  
Relaxa Con
Location:
Whitsunday Terraces Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://psiphi.server101.com/relaxa.con/     
22/06/2002 - 23/06/2002   
COLONIACON 2002
Location:
Jugendpark, Köln-Deutz
Membership:
Saturday: DM 25.00 Sunday: DM 15.00.   Both days: DM 30.00 (until 31.12.2001)
From:
01.01.2002 Both days: DM 35.00.  Members of SFCD or PRFZ both days: DM 30.00
Exchange rate: GBP 1.00 = DEM 3.21065  (21/05/01)
Guests of Honour: Uwe Anton, Werner K. Giesa, Kai Meyer, Ronald M. Hahn, Horst Pukallus and Jo Zybell
Camping:
with own tent DM 8.00
Breakfast: on Sunday morning DM 6.00
Contact: Helmut Freisinger, Schirmerstraße 36, 50823 Köln, Germany
Webpage: http://www.coloniacon.de    

01/06/2002 - 30/06/2002   
Downunder Con Festival (
SF con every weekend combined with a bid for CorFlu)
Contact: Eric Lindsay, PO Box 640, Airlie Beach, Qld 4802, Australia
E-Mail:
 Deleted    
01/07/2002 - 07/07/2002   
Eurocon 2002:
Location:
Chotebor and Prague, Czech Republic (Prague visit 1-3.)
Guests of Honour: Kir Bulychev, Jerry Pournelle, Robert Asprin, G RR R Martin, Rob Holdstock and others.
E-Mail:
 Deleted    Deleted
Webpage: http://eurocon2002.scifi.cz/  http://bsd.interstat.net/~slawcio/eurocon/   http://www.avalon.cz 

05/07/2002 - 07/07/2002  
CASTLECON 15
Location:
Sheraton Reston Hotel, Virginia, USA
Con Contact e-mail: Cheryl Evry
 Deleted
Gaming Track Contact e-mail: Kory M. Kaese  Deleted
Webpage: www.fantek.org   


05/07/2002 - 07/07/2002  
TORONTO TREK Canada's Largest Science Fiction Event
Location:
Regal Constellation Hotel, 900 Dixon Road, Toronto, Canada
Notes: The con includes SF, Films, Media and guests
E-Mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://tcon.ca  


05/07/2002 - 07/07/2002   
NEXUS 2002
- MEDIA
Location: Jarvis International Hotel, Bristol.
Guests of Honour: To be announced
Membership: To be confirmed
Contact: Nexus 2002, 280 Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. BS10 5EN.
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: www.enterthenexus.com    
06/07/2002 - 07/07/2002   
Perry Rhodan-Con Franken
Location:
Bürgerhaus in Schwanstetten near Nurenberg, Germany
Guests of Honour: Susan Schwartz, Hubert Haensel, Klaus Bollhöfener, Götz Roderer, Konrad Schaef, Andreas
Adamus, Alfred Kelsner und Robert Vogel.
Note: SF Clubs are offered free tables in the dealers room on application
Contact: Heinz Hell, Hermann-Hetzel-Straße 44, 90530 Wendelstein, Germany
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.festak.de/frankencon.html  
06/07/2002-07/07/2002   
WOLF SG-4 -
MEDIA/STARGATE.
Just a proposed date announcement
Webpage:
www.wolfevents.co.uk    
13/07/2002 - 15/07/2002    
Contagion 2002
TV/Media/Star Trek
Location: Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
Guests of Honour:
Membership:
Contact:

E-mail: 
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.contagion.co.uk   
13/07/2002 - 14/07/2002
U-CON
The 41st Japan National SF Convention
Location: Hotel Gyokusen, Tamayu Township, Shimane pref., Japan
E-mail:  Hirohide Hirai 
 Deleted
Webpage:http://homepage2.nifty.com/u-con/    
20/07/2002 - 21/07/2002   
FEENCON 2002
(Fairy CON 2002)
Location: Stadthalle Bonn, Friedrich-Eberts Strasse, Bad Godesberg, Germany
Guest of Honour: Chris Achilleos
Membership: One day: Euro 5.00, Both Days: Euro 9.00. Euro 2.50 and 4.50 for those in costume and club members
Note: No weapons, alcohol or animals allowed
Contact: Reiner "Hai" Heep, Alfterstrasse 43, 50389 Wesseling, Germany
Telephone: 0049 2236 46843
E-mail: 
 Deleted
Webpage:  http://www.feencon.de     


26/07/2002 - 28/07/2002  
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
- Farscape and Science Fiction Convention (First Farscape Convention in Australia)
Location: Millennium Hotel, William Street, Sydney, Australia
Accommodation: (Double rooms) Australian Dollars 121.00 per night
Guests of Honour: Gigi Edgley, Lani Tapu, Jonathan Hardy & Marco Nero (More guests TBA)
Membership: Cocktail Party (26/07 - 7.30-9.30pm) Australian Dollars 45.00
Membership:
Convention Day 1 (27/07) Australian Dollars 125.00
Membership: Banquet ((27/07 - 7.30-Midnight) $65.00
Membership:
Convention Day 2 (28/07) Australian Dollars 125.00
Membership:
Wrap Party (28/07) Australian Dollars 45.00
Note: The guests will attend all these events
Contact: PO Box 960, Belconnen Mall, BELCONNEN A.C.T. Australia 2616
Telephone: +61 2 6259 1619
Facsimile: +61 2 6258 0319
E-mail: 
 Deleted
Webpage:  http://www.bobw.com.au    

??/07/2002 - ??/07/2002
Convulsion 2002
- Gaming
Location:
Leicester University, Leicester, England
Contact: David Scott
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.glorantha.co.uk/convulsion/convulsion.html   
01/08/2002 - 04/08/2002  
Shadowcon 7
Location:
Helga Engs Hus, Blindern, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway
Masquerade: - There will be a workshop for what the Norwegians call a KOSTYMEBALL held on Saturday
E-mail: 
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://www.shadowcon.no (Norwegian site)   

09/08/2002 - 11/08/2002  
CONTEXXT (Unicon 20)
Joint event with HARMUNI 2 Filk Relaxacon
Location:
University of Gloucestershire
Membership: GBP 25.00 until to 2 Apr 02, concessions GBP 15.00, infants GBP 1.00
Contact:
17 Cow Lane, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7SZ.   

16/08/2002 - 19/08/2002   
2002: A DISCWORLD ODYSSEY
Location:
The Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire
Guests of Honour: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Paul Kidby, Bernard Isobel Pearson, Graham Higgins, Dave Langford, Josh Kirby, Colin Smythe, Stephen Player, Jay Hurst.
Contact:
send an SAE to: The Discworld Convention 2002, 23 Medora Road, Romford RM7 7EP.
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
www.dwcon.org
Wilf Note: See link for Hinckley accommodation for SeaCon 03 
23/08/2002 - 25/08/2002
LomniCON 2002
Location:
Buschshänke, Lomnitz, Dresden, Germany
Guests of Honour: "Jon" and Ulrike Jonack
Membership: Euro 2.50 per day
Contact: Ralf P. Kramer
Phone:
0049 351 441 1443
Fax: 0046 351 441 1559
E-mail:
 Deleted   

25/08/02 12 midday to 5pm.
Jedicon UK Star Wars Show.
Location:
Basildon Sports Centre, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, UK.
Guests of Honour:
Brian Blessed, Mary Oyaya, Nalini Krishan, Tim Rose, Richard Le Parmentier, Alan Bennett, Chris Parsons, Michael Sheard.
Contact Address:
Scifi Shows, Nelson House, 341 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7LA, UK.
Phone:
020 8523 1074.
Email:
info (at symbol) scifishows dot com
Web Site:
www.scifishows.com  
29/08/2002 - 02/09/2002  
CONJOSÉ -
The 60th World Science Fiction Convention
Location:
The McEnery Convention Center in San José, California, USA.
Guests of Honour:
Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, Bjo and John Trimble. Toastmaster is Tad Williams.
Membership:
$100.00 or GBP 60.00.
Accommodation:
TBA
Contact through the British agent:
Steve Davies & Giulia de Cesare, 52 Westbourne Terrace, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2RP, Great Britain
British Email:
 Deleted
Contact through the European agent:
Vince Docherty, Brugstraat 17B, NL-9712 AA Groningen, Netherlands
Europe Email:
 Deleted
Webpage:  
www.sfsfc.org/worldcon    
29/08/2002 - 01/09/2002  in   
29th FRENCH NATIONAL SF CONVENTION
Location:
Tilff, Esneux, Belgium (15km south of Liège)
Guests of Honour:
Claude ECKEN, Alain DARTEVELLE, Claude BOLDUC, Sylvie DENIS, Joëlle WINTREBERT, Didier COTTIER & Anne PLOY
Notes:
Tilff is a small place with a rail station and is near a motorway exit.
          There is a bus service between Tilff and Liège.
           Ryanair runs cheap flights to Charleroi - around 50 miles (80km) from Liège
Membership:
Until the end of the 28th Convention: (15/07/2001)
                                       
FF 250, BEF 1,500, Euro 38. (GBP 22.50, US$ 32.60, DM 75)
Until 30th April 2002:
FF 300, BEF 1,800, Euro 45. (GBP 26.70,US$ 38.65, DM 88)
At the door:                
 FF 365, BEF 2,200, Euro 55. (GBP 32.60, US$ 47.20, DM 108)
E-mail:
 Deleted  (Updated 14th March 2002) (The original webpage and email address are out of date.)
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage:
http://users.skynet.be/jlf/sf/    
30/08/2002 - 01/09/2002
13th Festival of Fantastic Films
.
Location:
. Renaissance Hotel, Manchester, UK.
Guests of Honour: to be announced
Info:
95 Meadowgate Road, Salford, M6 8EN.
Webpage: www.fantastic-films.com   
13/09/2002 - 15/09/2002
The Con With No Name
- Gaming Convention
Location:
Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
Website:
http://www.fantasycons.co.uk
Email:
Ann & Ian Marchant
Webpage:
http://www.fantasycons.co.uk  
20/09/2002 - 22/09/2002  
Elstercon 6
Guests of Honour:
TBA
Location:
Haus de Buches, Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Manfred Orlowski, Ernestistraße 6, 04277 Leipzig  

20/09/2002 - 22/09/2002
The Northwest Sci-Fi Convention & Toy Show
Location:
Holiday Inn-Airport Portland, Oregon, USA
Guests of Honour:
Wil Wheaton, Russell Johnson, Arlene Martel, Michael Forest. Lou Ferrigno and Philip Paley
Phone: 001 503 449 7220
Webpage: www.drawingboardproductions.50megs.com  


29/09/2002 11am to 4pm.
Basildon Scifi, Movie, Trading Card, Toy & Collectors Show
Venue:
Basildon Sports Centre, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, UK.
Guests: Aron Eisenberg
Contact Address: Scifi Shows, Nelson House, 341 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7LA, UK.
Phone: 020 8523 1074.
Email: Deleted
Web Site: www.scifishows.com  
4/10/2002 - 06/10/2002
CONQUEST 2002
- MEDIA
Location: The Essex County Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Note: Celebrating 20 years of the science fiction local group in Southend
Contact: 73 Bournemouth Park Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 5JJ (include large sae).
Telephone: (01702) 469093 {24hours}
E-mail: Joe Beedell
 Deleted
Webpage: http://communities.msn.co.uk/Conquest2002ScifiConvention     
04/10/2002 - 06/10/2002  
PR-Tage Rheinland Pfalz
Perry Rhodan Days, Rhineland Palatinate
Location: Haus der Offenen Tür (HOT), Barbarossastraße 41, Sinzig, Germany
Guests of Honour: TBA
Contact: Werner Fleischer, Landskroner Straße 9, 53489 Sinzig, Germany
Telephone: 0049 (0) 2642 46951    
12/10/2002  
BuchmesseCon
Location:
Bürgersaal in Dreieich-Buchschlag (near Frankfurt) Germany
Contact: Roger Murmann, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 7, 64859 Eppertshausen, Germany
Telephone: 0049 (0) 6071 38718,
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: www.buchmessecon@gmx.de  

19/10/2002 - 20/10/2002   
Irish National SF Convention 2002
Location:
The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
Guest of Honour: China Miéville.
Membership: Attending: Euro 30.00 GBP 22.50, Junior: Euro 20.00 GBP 15.00, Supporting: Euro 10.00 GBP 7.00
UK agent: Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London, SW8 1AX
E-mail: Octocon does not have an email address because of spamming
Webpage: http://www.octocon.com  

20/10/2002 - 22/10/2002     
TrekCon 2002 -
Star Trek
Location: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark 
E-mail: André Stæhr
Webpage: http://www.trekcon.com   

20/10/2002 - 22/10/2002  
Elstercon 2002
- Science Fiction Convention
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Guests of Honour:
Tim Powers, Mary Doria Russell und Paul J. McAuley.
Info: Manfred Orlowski, Ernestistr. 6, 04277 Leipzig, Germany
E-mail: Thomas Braatz
Webpage: www.fksfl.de

Webpage: http://apple.rz.uni-leipzig.de/fksfl.html     

24/10/2002 - 28/10/2002  
HanseCon 18    Return to Ly-Con
Location:
The CVJM-Haus, Große Petersgrube 11, Lübeck, Germany.
Theme: A fannish event to mark the conclusion of the year. Hansecon has a traditional banquet at the Schiffergesellschaft (Ship's company) restaurant in Lübeck.
If it is not a banquet it is an excellent dinner where the waiters usually come around and ask if you want seconds. 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" rally. 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 GBP70.00?
Ryan Air offers flights from Stansted to Lübeck return at only GBP 29.98. :-) (2001) (But there is a catch! Airport taxes and credit card charges increase this to GBP 51.78.) :-( (2001) It is still pretty cheap anyway. :-)
Note that Ryan Air often offers even cheaper fares for promotions - down to just GBP 1.00 - always check. (10/10/2001 the one-way fare to Hamburg (Lübeck) was shown as GBP 14.99)
The bus from Lübeck Airport
to Lübeck City Centre takes 30 minutes and costs Euro 2.00 (GBP1.25) one way.
Get off when Kohlmarkt stop is announced on the bus. It is literally a two minute walk to CVJM from there.
Return from Sandstrasse (likewise around two minutes) or the central bus station
(ZOB = ZentraleOmniBusBahnhof) in Lübeck.
Guests of Honour: None

Membership: Euro15.00 (GBP10.00) plus Euro15.00 (GBP10.00) for the subsidised banquet.
Accommodation: CVJM = YMCA. Euro10.00 (GBP6.50 per night (5 nights) in mini dormitories. Please bring your own sheets and pillow (or sleeping bag) or pay Euro4.50 (GBP3.00) (once) for bed linen.
A German breakfast is offered at Euro 3.00.(GBP2.00)
Hansecon members are expected to be the only residents during the con.
Total anticipated cost for the 5 day con including travel, membership, accommodation, breakfasts and the banquet from Stansted airport = GBP 123.00 (approx). Find a cheaper con!
Note that you will have to pay for any other food and drink that you will need as at any con.
NOTE: CVJM is pronounced: "say fow yot emm" by Germans. ((fow like how not low) It stands for "Christliche Verein für Junger Männer")

Exchange rate:
GBP 1.00 = Euro1.60 (The Euro symbol is Ctrl+Alt+Shift+4 or Alt + 0128 with Win98 or later but it does not work with many browsers so I have stopped using it on this page.)
Number Attending: 40+

German Contact: Heinrich R. Arenz, Burgstraße 33, 60316 Frankfurt Germany.
E-mail:
 Deleted  
UK Contact: Wilf James (I can translate German for you but you won't need it at Hansecon.)
E-mail:
 Deleted        

24/10/2002 - 26/10/2002
VISIONEN - SCIENCE meets FICTION
Location:
Neustadt, Germany
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.science-meets-fiction.de     

25/10/2002 - 28/10/2002  
Cult TV 2002
- The 9th Annual Cult TV Festival
Location: Southport Theatre and Floral Hall Complex, Merseyside, UK
Guests of Honour:
Dirk Benedict, Brian Croucher, Tony Currie, Steven Paul Davies, Brian Downey, John Freeman, Stephen Gallagher, John Glen, Maurice Gran, Kenneth Griffith, Tony Hart, Virginia Hey, Michael Jayston, Terry Jones, Angus Lennie, Laurence Marks, Philip Martin, Francis Matthews, Gareth Owen, Dave Prowse MBE and Teryl Rothery.
Membership: (4 days - no day membership) GBP 70.00 (Special rates for under 16s.)
Contact: Cult TV 2002, P.O. Box 1701, Peterborough PE7 1ER, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 1733 205009
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: www.CultTV.org       
31/10/2002  02/11/2002  
World Fantasy Convention 2002
Location:
Hilton Minneapolis, USA.
Guests of Honour:
Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja, Stephen Jones and Dave McKean
Information: World Fantasy Convention, c/o Dream Haven Books, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Webpage:   www.dreamhavenbooks.com/wfc.html 
   
01/11/2002  03/11/2002 
Novacon 32
Location:
Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall
Membership:
Now GBP 35.00 to 20 Oct; GBP 40:00 at door.
Contact: 379 Myrtle Rd, Sheffield, S2 3HQ.
E-mail:
 Deleted   

01/11/2002  03/11/2002
Aya Returns 2002
(Anime convention)
Location: Moat House Hotel, Northampton, UK
Membership: from £27 (see website)
Guests of Honour: : To be announced
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.ayacon.org.uk/   
08/11/2002  11/11/2002  
Costume Closet - The Wardrobe Prequel
Location:
Warwick Arms Hotel, 17, High Street, Warwick, UK
Me
mbership: Adult: GBP 10.00, Child 5-15: GBP 5.00, Under 5 with responsible adult - free.
Guest of Honour: A Symbolic Teddy Bear
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WardrobeUK/files/Index.html    

22/11/2002  24/11/2002  
ConSaint, BeNeLuxCon 25
Location:
Palace Hotel in Zandvoort aan Zee, the Netherlands
Guests of Honour:  W.J. Maryson, China Miéville, and Fan Guest Jannelies Smit
Membership: 40 Euro (supporting 22,50 Euro)
Should you want to book a room in the hotel please react as soon as possible.
E-mail:
 Deleted
Webpage: http://www.detank.nl/consaint 

23/11/2002  24/11/2002  
Darmstadt Space Days 3
Location:
Ernst-Ludwig-Saal, Schwanenstrasse 42 in Darmstadt-Eberstadt, Germany
Webpage: www.spacedays.de 
  

XX/12/2002  

These con listings have been taken or translated from:
ConNotation Ansible  Fans Across the World, the SFCD  SF-Infodienst  Jenga's SF and Gaming Convention Lists  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.com
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