SF BALL 11 Cult Tv and General Sci-Fi
Location: The Carrington House Hotel, Bournemouth. UK
Guests of Honour: Patrick Stewart, Nicole De Boer, Leni Parker, Lawrence Monoson, J Paul Boehmer, Michael Sheard and Richard Arnold
Membership: Gold Ticket Adult £150 Child £110 Full Weekend Main Hall Dining Adult £95 Child £60 Top Deck Dining Adult £90 Child £55
Saturday / Sunday Only Adult £40 Child £35
Accommodation: 2-5 nights (Minimum 2 nights. Must include Friday and Saturday.) Single Room £46 SOLD OUT Twin/Double Room (Based on 2 sharing) £31 Triple/Quad Room (Based on 3/4 sharing) £21 Single Occupancy (Of a Double/Twin room) £60
Note: SF Ball Ltd. can arrange accommodation for some attendees in the Carrington House Hotel on a first-come first-served basis. Once this
hotel is full attendees are directed to alternative hotels.
Charity: All profits from this event are donated to the Macmillan Cancer Unit and Christchurch Hospital, Dorset.
Contact: SF Ball 11, Flat 3, Blighwood, 57 Surrey Road, Dorset. BH12 1HF United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(0)70 9281 2101
Fax: +44(0)87 0134 1028
Email: info at sfball dot com
17/02/2005 - 19/02/2005
Life, the Universe and Everything: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy
Location: Provo, Utah USA
Guests of Honour: David Howard (story and screenwriter for "Galaxy Quest" more TBA
Membership is FREE
Check our website for local hotels. LTUE is held in the Wilkinson Student Center on the campus of Brigham Young University
Note: panels, presentations, workshops on writing, worldbuilding, art, media, RPGs, academic SF&F topics. Contests, charity auction, banquet, much more!
Contact: 3146 JKHB, BYU, Provo, Utah 84602
Email: ltue at byu dot edu or denerian at aol dot com
Cult TV Expo+ CANCELLED See web site for more info
Location: Romulus, Michigan, USA
Guests of Honour: Richard Hatch, Laurette Spang, Noah Hathaway, Herbert Jefferson Jr, Jack Stauffer And more to come
Membership: USD 15.00 per Day USD 30.00 Weekend Pass
Accommodation: Doubletree Hotel Detroit Metropolitan Airport 31500 Wick Road, Romulus, MI 48174 Tel: 1-734-467-8000
Contact: Dean Gibbs
Telephone: (810) 656-4342
Fax: (810) 793-2988
Email: dgpromotions at intouchmi dot com
18/02/2005 - 20/02/2005
BOSKONE 42 Science Fiction Convention
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Guests of Honour: Orson Scott Card, Alan Pollack, Mike Glyer, Urban Tapestry
Membership: USD 42.00 until 21/1/2005
Accommodation: Sheraton Boston Hotel USD 130.00 single; USD 139.00 double; USD 149.00 triple; USD 159.00 quad
Note: February often has cheap airfares from Europe to Boston!
Contact: PO Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701 USA
Email: info at boskone dot org
Location: Imperial College Union, London
Contact: ICSF,Beit Quad, Prince Consort Rd, London, SW7 2BB
25/02/2005 - 27/02/2005
REDEMPTION Blake's 7, Babylon 5 and Beyond
Location: Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, UK
Guests of Honour: To be announced
Membership: Adults GBP 45.00 until 31/08/2004, GBP 50.00 until 24/02/2005, GBP 55.00 at the door
Under 18 GBP 15.00. Unwaged discounts available
For other rates including one day memberships see website.
Supporting Membership: GBP 15.00..
E-mail: redemptioninfo at smof dot com
Location: Senior Staff Common Room, Queens University, Belfast
Guest of Honour: Ian McDonald?
Membership: GBP20.00/Euro 30.00; GBP 22.00 at the door
Contact: 17 Meadowbank Place, Belfast, BT9 7FE, N. Ireland
05/03/2005 - 06/03/2005
Location: Exeter University campus
Guests of Honour: To be announced
04/03/2005 - 06/03/2005
Potlatch SF Convention An annual literary science fiction convention
Location: Ramada Plaza Hotel, San Francisco
Book of Honour: A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick.
Membership: USD 40.00 until November 14, 2005, USD 45.00 from then until February 15, USD 50.00 at the door.
Email: lennyb at speakeasy dot net
CONSECRATION I CANCELLED
Location: Doubletree Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport, 5460 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018, USA
11/03/2005 - 13/03/2005
DECIKON: AKFT 10 Star Trek
Location: Fircroft Hotel, Bournemouth.
Membership: UKP 20.00 to 7 Oct; UKP 25.00 to 6 Jan; UKP 30.00 thereafter
Accommodation: Rooms approx UKP 33.00 pppn.
Contact: 12 Greenfield Rd, London, N15 5EP
Phone: 0208 801 8867.
11/03/2005 - 13/03/2005
ISTRAKON 2005: General SF&F and gaming Convention
Location: Spomen dom, Pazin, Istra, Croatia
Guests of Honour: To be announced
Membership: Kuna 50.00 or Euro 6.00
Accommodation: Hotel "Lovac" Single room Euro 26.00 per night. Double room (twin or double beds) Euro 45.00 per night including breakfast
The con will provide free accommodation for fans with sleeping bags.
Note: We are cheap and we have a programe! :)
Email: moris at ipazin dot net
12/03/2005 - 13/03/2005
Location: Fritz-Henßler-Haus, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 33-37., Dortmund, Germany
Guests of Honour: Alastair Reynolds, Thomas R. P. Mielke
Membership: EURO 30.00
Accommodation: Hotelreservierung@StadtDO.de (Dortmund hotel reservation service) Some crash space may be available at fans' homes.
Contact: Irma Leu, Berliner Straße 206, 45144 Essen, Germany
E-mail: Info at DORTcon dot de
LORD OF THE RINGS CANCELLED
Location: Latrobe University, Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia
Guests of Honour: Sarah McLoed (Rosie), Thomas Robins (Deagol), Mark Ferguson (Ringwraith), Cameron Smith (contractor of WETA Digital), 2 WETA Workshop representatives, The Ring Singers (performing Tolkeins poems), intro roleplay sessions (and weapons training for those who want to learn sword play- nerf weapons used) and more TB
Membership: AUD60 one day or 100 two day no autographs or AUD230 for two days and all autographs. Under 16s AUD60 (two days no autographs). Family tickets available. Bookings online.
Accommodation: Available at the nearby 4 star Hotel William for AUD100 per room. All types. Quote: scinut
Note: If travelling from the city catch tram 86.
Contact: Onelia Herriot, 7 Benton court, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia, 3109
Email: OneliaH at iinet dot net dot au
PARAGON 2 The British Eastercon
Location: Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, UK
Guests of Honour: John and Eve Harvey, Ben Jeapes, Ken MacLeod, Richard Morgan, Robert Rankin
Membership: From 17 April 2004 until November 2004: Attending GBP 40.00, Supporting GBP 15.00, Junior GBP 20.00 Child GBP 5.00 Infant free
Alternative Accommodation: Hinckley Hotels and Guest Houses plus maps
Contact: 4 Burnside Avenue, SHEFFIELD S8 9FR, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 281 0674
E-mail: memberships at paragon2 dot org dot uk
25/03/2005 - 28/03/2005
RETURN OF THE CONVENTION Lord of the Rings
Location: Thistle Hotel, Bristol, UK
Guests of Honour: to be announced
Membership: GBP 100 (full adult), GBP 80 (junior), GBP 60 (child)
Accommodation: GBP 79 per room per night (single or double)
Note: All profits go to The Red Cross. 400 tickets only.
Contact: NaDobra, PO Box 46759, London, UK. SW17 9YG
Email: ndcons at nadobra dot com
I-CON 24 The Northeast's largest convention of Science Fiction, Fact and Fantasy
Location: SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Guests of Honour: Dr. Ben Bova, Eden Studios (Gaming), Marc Abrahams (Science and Technology)
Membership: USD 45.00, Students/teachers/seniorsU SD 37.00, Children 13.00 One-day memberships also available.
Accommodation: USD 101.00 at the Holiday Inn Ronkonkoma (Official convention hotel)
Note: We host dozens of guests and hundreds of programs, events, and games.
Contact: David Cortijo, Director of Marketing
Telephone: (631) 632-6045
Fax: (631) 632-6355
O.L.N.F.C. CON 2 - Official Leonard Nimoy Fan Club Con
Membership: GBP 42.00 per person.
Accomodation: Best Western Royal Leamington Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.
Room Rate: GBP 60.00 per room(single/twin/double,includes continental breakfast)
Note: no on the door admissions-this is a registration/hotel package.
Contact: Official Leonard Nimoy Fan Club, 22 Purefoy Rd,Coventry, CV3 5GL England.
Email: maggyolnfc at yahoo.com
STAR WARS & DR WHO 2005 Convention - A One Day Event from 10:00 until Midnight
Location: THE WINTER GARDENS Weston-Super-Mare Somerset UK
Guests of Honour: Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Caroline Blakiston, Mary Tamm, Wendy Padbury, Nicholas Courtney, Terry Molloy, Colin Baker, Tim Dry, Sean Crawford, Stephen Perring, Michael Sheard, Paul Darrow, Garrick Hagen, Nicola Bryant, Wendy Padbury, Richard Bonehill, Shane Rimmer, Sophie Aldred, Nikolai Bird, John Mollo, Richard leparmentier, Hans Jenssen, John Coppinger, Toby Philpott, Andrew Skilleter, Chrine Hewitt.
Note: Props from the movies and TV shows will be on display such as The TARDIS, R2D2, The Doctors Car 'Bessie' and around 25 characters such as Stormtroopers, Daleks, Cybermen, Darth Vader, Jar-Jar, Alien enemies, Ewoks and K9 along with many others.
Membership: Entrance £6.50 Day Ticket £10 Q+A £18 Evening Award party
Accommodation: On-site link
Note: A mass of props, daleks, tardis, stormtroopers, Bessie, K9, Cybermen ticket competition on-line and much more
Contact: JASON SMITH
Telephone: 01934 644321
Email: JASON at AGALAXYOFSTARS dot CO dot .UK
Fantasticon 2005 - General 'fantastic' convention (ie sf&f, all media etc)
Location: Medborgerhuset, Blågården, Blågårds Plads 3, 2200 København N
The Citizen's House, The Blue Yard, Blue Yard Square 3, Copenhagen, Denmark
Guests of Honour: Christopher Priest and Imants Belogrïvs
Fan Guest of Honour: Dave Lally
Contact: Olav M.J. Christiansen
Telephone: (mobile) +45 20750181
Webpages: http://www.fantasticon.dk & http://www.fantastik.dk
Location: Canberra Australia
Guests of Honour: Jennifer Fallon, Terry Dowling, Maxine McArthur, Jackie French
Supporting Membership: AUD33.00
Accommodation: Rydges Lakeside Hotel, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
Contact: PO Box 903, Belconnen, ACT, 2616, Australia
Fax: 61 2 6241-3211
Email: info at conflux dot org dot au
ENIGMACON 2005: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Gaming and Science combine to bring a day of movie screenings, panels, vendors and gaming to the UCLA campus to benefit tsunami relief efforts
Location: University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90024
Guests of Honour: Harlan Ellison, J. Michael Stracynski, Conner Trineer, Ronald D. Moore, many more
Membership: Donation of any amount with net proceeds to benefit tsunami relief
Contact: Faith Cheltenham
Email: powersthatbe AT enigmata DOT org
50th Anniversary SFCD Con
Location: Tagungshotel Mühltal, (near) Darmstadt, Germany
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: Euro 25.00 until 31/12/2004 then Euro 30.00 from 01/01/2005
Note: There will be a 4 stream programme including real astronomy (if the weather is clear) with a visit to the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt on Monday (05/06/2005) There will be a showing of some old East German SF films during the weekend. The con will be held in conjuction with the Perry Rhodan Club.
Accommodation: Single Room Euro 39.50; Double Room Euro 79.00 per night with breakfast
Contact: Roger Murmann, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 17, 64859 Eppertshausen, Germany
English Contact: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
Email: sftreffda at gmx dot de
AUTO ASSEMBLY 2005 Annual European Transformers Convention
Location: The Clarendon Suites, Birmingham, UK
Guests of Honour: Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Lee Sullivan, Simon Williams, Metrodome, Further guests TBC
Membership: GBP 7.50, GBP 6.00 (concessions); GBP 10.00 / 7.50 on-the-door
Accommodation: Quality Hotel, Birmingham - GBP 30 single, GBP 50 twin/double (approximate rate - may be slight increase) - further details online)
Note: Full details including photos from past events on the website along with details of event free gifts, comments from attendees, guests and more.
Contact: Auto Assembly 2005, PO Box 8966, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 5ST, England
Telephone: +44 (0)7860 948296
Email: enquiries at autoassembly dot org dot uk
09/06/2005 - 13/06/2005
Thylacon 2005 44th Australian National Science Fiction Convention
Location: Wrest Point Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Guests of Honour: Anne Bishop, Marianne de Pierres, Mervyn Binns
Membership: (Provisional) AUD120.00, Supporting (includes voting) :AUD35.00, Child (5-12 Years) to be accompanied by an adult: AUD35.00
Accommodation: Water Edge or Motor Inn room rates AUD140.00 double/twin (some triple share are available at AUD174.00), and Tower double/twin rooms at AUD170.00.
Reservations: email: groups at federalresorts dot com dot au or freephone in Australia 1800 030611 quoting ref 36922
Contact: Thylacon 2005, PO Box 345, Kingston TAS 7051
Email: afinch at tassie dot net dot au
SCI-FI SUMMER CON General sci-fi/fantasy
Location: HOLIDAY INN ATLANTA-ROSWELL, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Membership: Until 01/012005: USD 15.00, Until May 15, 2005: USD 25.00, At The Door (full weekend): USD 30.00
Accommodation: Contact hotel
Guests of Honour: ATLANTA RADIO THEATRE COMPANY, BOB BURDEN. and many others
Contact: P.O. Box 957203, Duluth, GA 30095
Email: info at scifisummer dot org
Conceive, Swecon 2005
Location: Studentkåren, Götabergsgatan, in central Gothenburg, Sweden
Guests of Honour: Erik Granström and Charles Stross
Membership: SEK 250; SEK 300.00 at the door. (Extra SEK 300.00 for the banquet)
Email: glenn dot petersen at comhem dot se
Email: siv dot tapper at comhem dot se
ApolloCon - General Interest Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Convention
Location: Hyatt Regency Houston Airport, Houston, Texas, USA
Guests of Honour: Robert J. Sawyer, Victory, Bradley Denton
Membership: USD 25.00 until 31/05/2005. USD 30.00 at the door.
Accommodation: Con Hotel, USD 69.00 single and double; USD 79.00 triple and quad.
Note: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror programming, Masquerade, Short Film Festival, Art Show, Gaming, Dealers Room, Clubs
Contact: ApolloCon, Post Office Box 541822, Houston, Texas, 77254, USA
Email: apollocon1 at aol dot com
Continuum 3 - Creatures Natural and Unnatural: Speculative Fiction & Pop Culture Convention
Location: Hilton on the Park Hotel and Convention Centre, 198 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne. Victoria, Australia.
Guests of Honour: Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z Brite, Richard Harland and Robin Hobb.
Membership: Until 31/12/2004 - Full Membership: AUD 110, Student/Concession: AUD 80, First Timer: AUD 80,
Junior (5-16 Years)*: AUD 25. Rates increase from 1/01/2005. * To be accompanied by an adult
Accommodation: Hilton on the Park. Room rates AUD 170 dble/twin room.
Reservations: email: email@example.com or snail mail: Hotel Reservations, Continuum 3, GPO Box 603, Melbourne VIC 3001.
Note: Once reserved block booking is gone we are unable to guarantee rooms so hurry.
Contact: Continuum 3, GPO Box 603, Melbourne VIC 3001.
Email: info at continuum dot org dot au
Hullywood 3 MOVIE/CULT-TV/SCI-FI CON
Location: Vulcan Arena-KC Stadium-Hull (East Yorkshire)
Guests of Honour: Dave Prowse,Toby Philpott, John Coppinger, Shane Rimmer, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Membership: Adults GBP 3.00, Children GBP 1.00, Senior Citizens GBP 1.50
Early Entry from 8.30am: Adults GBP 6.00, Children/Senior Citizens GBP 3.00
Accommodation: Holiday Inn/Hull Marina/Tel:0870 400 9043 www.ichotelsgroup.com
Note: Movie Car/Prop/Costume/Arcade Game Areas.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1482 351407
Email: nick79 at nick79 dot karoo dot co dot uk
22/07/2005 - 24/07/2005
EARTHBOUND: 2005 (30th Anniversary of SPACE: 1999)
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
Guests of Honour: Sylvia Anderson, Barry Morse, Prentis Hancock, Zienia Merton
Membership: USD 100 (thru Dec. 31); USD 125 (thru Mar. 31); USD 150 (thru Jul./at Door)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Hotel at Sabal Park, USD 82 per night (1-4 people)
Note: The 17th SPACE: 1999 convention in 26 years - all have benefited various charitable causes. All proceeds from EARTHBOUND: 2005 will be split between The Diabetes Research Institute & the National Parkinson Foundation.
Contact: EARTHBOUND: 2005, P.O. Box 2213, Plant City, Florida 33564-2213
Telephone: 813-752-4193 (1000-2000 hrs Florida time)
Email: Earthbound2005 at Yahoo dot com
INTERCON Norwegian National Science Fiction Convention
Location: Oslo University, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
Guests of Honour: Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, John-Henri Holmberg & John Kaiine
Membership: UKP 10.00, EUR 12.00, USD 15.00, NKR 200.00, Students NKR 150.00
Children with an adult member NKR 100.00 Rates increase on 01/01/2005
Supporting Membership: UKP 5.00, EUR 6.00, USD 8.00, NKR 50.00 until 01/05/2005
Contact: Intercon c/o Heidi Lyshol, Kirkevein 100 C, No-0361 Oslo, Norway
Email: intercon at fandom dot no
29/07/2005 - 31/07/2005
ACCIO 2005 Harry Potter convention
Location: University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Guest Speakers: Elizabeth Kay and Steve Vander Ark
Membership: Attending residential (accommodation and all meals) GBP 160.00, Attending residential ensuite (ensuite accommodation and all meals) GBP 195.00, Attending non-residential (all meals except breakfast) GBP 120.00, until 31/10/2004. After this, add GBP 20.00 to all rates. Further attending membership rate rises may occur in early 2005.
Supporting Membership: GBP 25.00.
Note 1: Installment plan available. No membership at-the-door.
Accommodation: Single room accommodation at Whitenight's Hall of Residence, University of Reading included with all attending residential memberships. Accessible rooms are available. Attending non-residential members must organise their own accommodation; see http://www.extra.rdg.ac.uk/accommodation/hotels.htm for information on nearby accommodation.
Note 2: People under the age of 18 are unable to attend. A Call for Papers will be put out in early June 2004.
Contact: Accio UK, 26 Discovery House, Newby Place, London E14 0HA, United Kingdom
Email: info at accio dot org dot uk
29/07/2005 - 31/07/2005
CLARECRAFT DISCWORLD EVENT
Location: Warren Farm, Woolpit, Suffolk.
Note: Camping weekend
Membership: GBP 5.00
Contact: Clarecraft, Unit 1, Woolpit Business Park, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9UP.
04/08/2005 - 08/08/2005
INTERACTION - WORLDCON 2005 (the 63rd Worldcon)
Location: Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Moat House & City Inn Hotels, Glasgow, Scotland.
Guests of Honour: Greg Pickersgill, Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley, Lars-Olov Strandberg, Jane Yolen.
Membership: Rates until Nov 30, 2004 (An installment Plan is available - supporting + 2 quarterly payments - see website)
Attending: GBP 95.00 / USD 170.00 / EUR 145.00
From Dec 1: GBP 110.00 / USD 195 / EUR 165.00
Supporting: GBP 30.00 / USD 45.00 / EUR 45.00
Child: (7-15) GBP 32.00 / USD 50.00 / EUR 50.00, infants (0-6) free.
Notes: The dates are specifically chosen to be in the school holidays (so teachers and students can attend) and to allow members to go on from the convention to the Edinburgh Festival, Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo, or the Tolkien 2005 event the following weekend (see the Tolkien 2005 link below), if they wish to extend their holidays.
Contact: Interaction, 379 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3HQ, UK.
E-mail: info at interaction dot worldcon dot org dot uk
05/08/2005 - 08/08/2005
CRESCENT CITY CON XX - Science Fiction Convention
Location: Best Western Landmark Hotel, Metairie, Louisiana, USA
Guests of Honour: John Billingsley, Peter David, Jeff Easley, Jason Fisher, Ned Dameron, Kathleen David, Charles Gramlick, Sid Kuhn, Richard & Wendy Pini, Margali Morwentari, Marv Wolfman, Will Warner, Darlene Bolesny, Larry Dixon, Andrew Fox, Bret Funk, Danny Frolich, Sharon Green, Barbara Hambly, Mercedes Lackey, Tedd Walley, Debbora Wiles, Dr. Jack Stocker
Membership: USD 45.00 at the door
Accommodation: Same as con hotel. Rooms are USD 69.00 per night plus tax. You must reserve your room before 3:00 PM CST AND mention Crescent City Con to receive this rate. To reserve your room, call (504) 888-9500.
Contact: Crescent City Con; P.O. Box 52622; New Orleans, LA 70152-2622, USA
Email: CCCNO at aol dot com
PM 2005 A celebration of Patrick McGoohan, Danger Man, The Prisoner and Portmeirion
Location: Portmeirion, Wales
Guests of Honour: TBA
Membership: 15 pounds
Accommodation: Check the website for the latest information
Note: The proceeds for the convention will go to Hope House, A Children's Hospice in Wales.
E-mail: info at theunmutual dot co dot uk
11/08/2005 - 15/08/2005
TOLKIEN 2005 A mixture between a typical convention and an academic conference, with contributions from fans and academics from around the
Location: Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Guests of Honour: Verlyn Flieger, Brian Sibley, Tom Shippey
Membership: adult GBP 60.00 or USD 115.00 or EUR 103.00 junior (16-11 years old) GBP 30.00 or USD 57.50 or EUR 52.00 child (0-10 years old)
GBP 1.00 or USD 2.00 or EUR 2.00. Discounts available to members of participating Tolkien societies and people registered for Interaction.
Accommodation: Aston University, Birmingham. All prices are for single rooms for 4 nights. Ensuite, bed and breakfast: GBP 200, USD 375, EUR
344 Ensuite, bed, breakfast and dinner: GBP 280, USD 525, EUR 480 Shared bathroom, bed and breakfast: GBP 120, USD 225, EUR 206 Shared bathroom, bed breakfast and dinner: GBP 200, USD 375, EUR 344
Note: There will be an art show and dealer's room
Contact: Christine Davidson, 28 Loverock Crescent, Rugby, CV21 4AR, United Kingdom
Email: 2005 dot bookings at tolkiensociety dot org
12/08/2005 - 14/08/2005
Location: New Hall, Cambridge
Guests of Honour: David Pulver, Marcus Rowland
Membership: GBP 20.00 until 01 August 2004.
Contact: 130 South Rd, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6EL.
12/08/2005 - 14/08/2005
CAULDRONCON a Family Fan Connection for the Young and Young at Heart.
Location: Sheraton Ferncroft Resort, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts USA (near Boston and Salem)
Guests of Honour: John Rhys Davies, Royd Tolkien, Julie Caitlin Brown, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, and more
Membership: USD 80.00/weekend until 15/07/2005, USD 40.00/day at the door. junior (7-12) rates USD 40.00/weekend until 12/07/2005, USD 20.00/day at the door. under 6 rates USD free/weekend until 12/07/2005, USD 12.00/weekend at the door.
Accommodation: same as con hotel. single/double USD 109.00, triple/quad 139.00 plus hotel occupancy tax.
Note: Evening events, autographs, bus tours of Boston and Salem "the Witch City"
Contact: CauldronCon, P.O. Box 132, Tewksbury, Massachusetts (MA) USA 01876
Email: cauldroncon at aol dot com
BANOPTICON Dr. Who
Location: Marine Ct Hotel, Bangor, Co Down, Ireland.
Guests of Honour: Colin Baker
Membership: GBP 20.00
Email: banopticon2005 at yahoo dot co dot uk
- 28/08/2005 in
32nd FRENCH NATIONAL SF CONVENTION
Location: Tilff, Esneux, Belgium (15km south of Liège)
Guests of Honour: Peter Motte, Corinne Guittaud, Joël Champetier, Valérie Frances, Georges Panchard, Jean-Michel Truong & Olivier Paquet
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.
There is apparently no RyanAir service between London Stansted and Brussels Charleroi at the moment. (There was one in 2003.)
Membership: Until 31st July 2005, Euro 50.00. At the door: Euro 60.00
Accommodation: There is a hostel close to the convention centre but space is limited. There are hotels nearby.
Link to: Progress Report n° 2 (in French)
Note: I was at the 30th French National SF Convention in 2003. I found the fans to be really friendly although my spoken French was not good.
Contact: Alain le Bussy, Rue du Cimetière, 21, 4130 ESNEUX, Belgium
Telephone: 00 32 (0) 4 380 33 88
E-mail: (Alain le Bussy) xuensf at yucom dot be
01/09/2005 - 05/09/2005
Cascadia Con 2005 (NASFiC) The 8th North American SF Con in 30 years
Location: Seattle, Washington USA
Guests of Honour: Fred Saberhagen, Liz Danforth, Kevin Standlee
Membership: until 30/04/2004 full USD 75.00
E-mail: bobbiedu at hotmail dot com
02/09/2005 - 04/09/2005
FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILMS 16
Location: Day's Hotel, Sackville St, Manchester
Membership: GBP 70:00 USD 140:00
Day Membership: GBP 30.00 USD 60.00
Contact: 95 Meadowgate Rd, Salford, Manchester, M6 8EN
Fax +44 (0) 161 792 0991.
02/09/2005 - 04/09/2005
WADFEST A Discworld camping event, run by fans for fans.
Location: Trentfield Farm Camp Site, Church Laneham, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0NJ
Guest of Honour: Terry Pratchett
Camping and Membership: GBP £12.50 per Adult for Weekend, Juniors under age 18 when accompanied by paying adult Free, unless wanting their own tent then £5.00 for the weekend.
Non-Camping Membership GBP 5.00 Children 16 and under free.
Non-Camping accommodation: AA B&B & Hotels
Note: Plenty of games for the young and not so young, with a Discworld theme.
Note 2: You must bring your own tent or caravan with you unless you are staying in a nearby B&B.
Telephone: +44 (0)7721014583
Email: waddy at wadfest dot co dot uk
Camping Site Webpage: http://www.trentfield.co.uk/
09/09/2005 - 11/09/2005
Reunion3 Media Con (No other details currently available)
16/09/2005 - 18/09/2005
A convention devoted to all three of the shows by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, Andromeda & Earth: Final Conflict (by default it has Stargate too)
LOCATION: Latrobe University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Australia
GUEST OF HONOUR: Eugene Roddenberry Jnr, Steve Bacic, Vaughn Armstrong, Anita La Selva and David Winning with more to be announced
Membership: before 1st May 1 day: AUD30.00; 2 days: AUD50.00 after 1st May 1 day: AUD60.00; 2 days: AUD100.00; Autographs, Cocktail party & dinner extra. Packages available.
ACCOMMODATION: Available at the nearby 4 star Rydges (Hotel) on Bell (Street). Its 10 minutes via public transport to venue and 20 minute drive from the airport.
CONTACT: Onelia Herriot, 7 Benton crt, Doncaster, Victoria, 3108 Australia.
TELEPHONE: 61 3 9848 1068
EMAIL: OneliaH at iinet dot net dot au
17/09/2005 - 18/09/2005
OXONMOOT 2005 A convention based on the works of J R R Tolkien mainly for fans of his books although fans of the films are welcome
Location: St Peter's College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Membership: GBP 30.00 until 31/07/2005 then GBP 35.00 last date for registration 06/09/2005
Accommodation: St Peter's College, Oxford prices per room for 2 nights bed and breakfast (until 31/07/2005).
Single en-suite GBP 125.00; single shared bathroom GBP 96.00; twin shared bathroom GBP 156.00.
After 31/07/2005 single en-suite GBP 130.00; single £101.00; twin £161.00.
Dinner: Optional Friday night dinner GBP 16.50 Last date for booking accommodation and dinner 31/08/2005
Note: Includes a party on Saturday evening and ceremony of remembrance at Tolkien's graveside on Sunday
Contact: Jenny Curtis, Booking Officer, 85 Woad Lane, Great Coates, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN34 9NB, United Kingdom
Email: bookings at tolkiensociety dot org
30/09/2005 - 02/10/2005
Location: Quality Hotel, Walsall
Guests of Honour: TBA
Other Details: TBA
Location: Guildhall, Northampton
Guests of Honour: Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Liz Williams, Fangorn
Membership: GBP 20.00 or GBP 12.00 Saturday, GBP 10.00 Sunday
Contact: Northampton SF Writers Group, 16 Albany Rd, Northampton, NN1 5LZ
14/10/2005 - 16/10/2005
Location: Holiday Inn Select, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN, 55425 (near Mall of America)
Posthumous Guest of Honour (Yes, Posthumous): Frank Kelly Freas, designer of Mad Magazines Alfred E. Neuman, SF Illustrator and all around fun fan.
Membership: USD 35.00 Until October 7th, USD 45.00 At The Door, USD 5.00 Supporting--Converting At The Door USD 30.00, One Day (Any 24 Hours) USD 20.00, Teens (11-16) USD 15.00, Kids Under 11 Free When Accompanied By Adult
Accommodation: Same As Convention Hotel, Rooms USD 89.00 Per Night, Phone: 1-952-854-9000
Note: The Best Fed Little Fallcon In Fandom, A friendly, food-oriented convention with a relaxed atmosphere. Conversation, Gaming, Music, Videos, Anime. We support the Gordon R. Dixon Memorial Scholarship fund, to send up and coming writers to the Clarion West Workshop. We have awarded USD 1000 to 2 young writers so far.
Contact: Rick Gellman, 1105 Bellecrest Drive, Maplewood, Minnesota 55109-1902
Email: consume at relaxacon dot com
OCTOCON The National Irish Science Fiction Convention
Location: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
Guest of Honour: Charles Stross
Other Guests: Anne McCaffrey, Harry Harrison, John Kaine, Tanith Lee, Michael Scott, Juliet C. McKenna, Michael Carroll & Roger Gregg
Membership: Attending Euro 30.00, GBP 20.00; Student EUR 25.00, GBP 15.00; Under 18 EUR 15.00, GBP 10.00; Supporting EUR 10.00 GBP 7.00
until 01/10/2005. Under 18 with a paying adult free. Reduced rates for groups available
Euro payments to: Electric dragon, 19a Main Street, Black Rock, County Dublin or through PayPal (Make eurocheques payable to Octocon)
GBP payments to: c/o Dave Lally, 64 Richborne Terrace, London SW8 1AX, England or through PayPal (Make sterling cheques payable to Dave Lally *2 A/C)
Notes: Travel to Octocon
21/10/2005 - 23/10/2005
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane Queensland, Australia
Guests of Honour: Richard Arnold, Steve Pratt, Ged Maybury, Katy Manning
Membership: AUD 230.00 for full weekend before 21/10/2005 AUD 250.00 at the door AUD 85.00 Day pass
Accommodation: Convention Hotel Hotel Grand Chancellor (mention Convention when booking)
Note: Proceeds go to Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Mail address: GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Queensland, 4001, Australia.
Contact: Yvonne Thomsen
Telephone: +61 7 3350 5620
Email: president2005 at conquestforever dot com
HanseCon 21 The 21st Anniversary HanseCon
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.
Ryan Air offers cheap flights from Stansted to Lübeck. I The total cost of the return trip including taxes etc is expected to be less than GBP 40.00.
The bus from Lübeck Airport to Lübeck City Centre takes 30 minutes and cost Euro 2.00 (GBP1.25) one way. (2002)
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)
(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.
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 = Euro1.49
Number Attending: 40+
Lübeck will host the 2006 SFCD con - Lycon
Lübeck SF Club Website: http://members.aol.com/sfcl
British Contact: wilf dot james at ntlworld dot com
28/10/2005 - 31/10/2005
Ibercon First joint Spanish NatSF Con + Portuguese NatSF Festival
Location: Vigo /Galicia (that bit of Spain above Portugal)
Guests of Honour: Laura Gallego and João Barreiros
Membership: Euro 21.00
Accommodation: A lot of hotels etc. nearby, as the event takes place in the very centre of the city. Acommodation guide published at the website.
Travel from UK: Ryanair to nearby Santiago de Compostela airport then RENFE train or Castromil bus to Vigo (100 kilometers). Otherwise Iberia to Madrid airport, then Iberia and Spanair to Vigo airport.
Contact: Viajes Ecuador. C./ Santo Domingo, 1. Vigo. Spain.
Fax: + 34 986414673
Email: ibercon at ibercon dot org
Note: If you do not understand Spanish or Portuguese, use Google to search for Ibercon and select translate this page. (Expect an odd but understandable translation.)
Webpage: http://www.ibercon.org/ (Only directly available in Spanish, Portuguese or Galician)
28/10/2005 - 31/10/2005
Was 4/11/2005 - 07/11/2005
CULT TV FESTIVAL 2005 - Television
Location: Rensaissance Solihull Hotel, Birmingham, UK
Guests of Honour: Peter Tork, Michael Keating, Kim Darby, Pamela Sue Martin, Brian Grant, Ronald Wolfe, John Saxon, Tanya Roberts, Philip Madoc, Michael Sheard and Mitch Benn.
Membership: 99 GBP per adult - special rates for children to cover the entire Festival programme, from Noon Friday to Noon Monday
Accommodation: All available on-site. Single, Double and Twin rates availabl, from £30 a night for Bed and Breakfast. The Festival will have exclusive use of all the facilities.
Note: This is Cult TVs 12th Annual Festival, celebrating quality fictional television from the 1950s to the present day. Run by unpaid volunteers as a charity benefit event in aid of Unicef.
Contact: CULT TV 2005, P.O. Box 1701, Wolverhampton WV4 4WT, UK.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1733 205009 (any time)
Email: festival at cult dot tv
28/10/2005 - 30/10/2005
AUTUMNCON - a family-friendly science fiction/fantasy convention with a Halloween twist. Lots of special events and contests including a Grand Halloween Masquerade Ball with live music, and KidCon: special programming for children ages 5-12.
Location: Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Guests of Honour: Artist Jody Lee, Authors Kate Elliot, Allan Cole, and children's author Stephen Cosgrove
Membership: USD30.00 before October 1, 2005 and USD40.00 at the door - please see our website for family and group discounts
Accommodation: Hilton Salt Lake City Center $69.00 per night - please visit our website for the link to the Hilton Salt Lake City Center (it is too long to list here). Be sure to use reservation code OCT to get this special rate.
Contact: Becky Weeks
Email: information at autumncon dot org
Location: The Holiday Inn, Leicester City
Guests of Honour: To Be Announced
Membership: Adult GBP 75.00 Child GBP 55.00, Saturday or Sunday Adult GBP 40.00 Child GBP 30.00
Accommodation: (per room per night) Executive Double GBP 75.00. Standard Double, GBP 65.00, Standard Twin GBP 65.00
Contact: Reunion3, Flat 3 Blighwood, 57 Surrey Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1HF
Telephone: +44 (0) 70 9281 2101
Email: info at sfbevents dot com
11/11/2005 - 13/11/2005
ARMADACON 17 (Like a small Eastercon)
Location: Novatel Hotel, Marsh Mills, Plymouth, Devon
Guests of Honour: Stephen Moffett, Richard Bonehill, Alan Lee & Nicholas Briggs
Membership: GBP 30.00 (Day rates available)
Accommodation: Novatel Hotel: Double room GBP 55.00 per night (provisional cost)
Contact: Marion Pritchard, 4 Gleneagle Avenue, Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5HL
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 267873
Email: enquiries at armadacon dot org
11/11/2005 - 13/11/2005
Location: Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall
Guest of Honour: Alastair Reynolds
Membership: GBP 33.00 until end of Eastercon 2005, GBP 36.00 until 30/10/2005, GBP 40.00 at the door.
Contact: 79 Myrtle Road, Sheffield, S2 3HQ;
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 281 1572.
18/11/2005 - 20/11/2005
Fryscon Dutch Convention
Location: Tulip Inn "De Valk", Hertog van Saksenlaan 78, Franeker, Freesia, The Netherlands
Membership: EUR 35 (EUR 15 Child 9-16y)
Accommodation: Double room EUR 25 pppn incl. breakfast
Note: (Price for banquet on Saturday not listed)
Contact: Fryscon 2005, Jim Held, Steenstrat 16, 6155 KH Puth, The Netherlands
Email:: fryscon at ncsf dot nl
20/11/2005 9am - Midnight
ASCENSION Premier Sci Fi Convention
Location: The village Hotel, South Wales UK
Guests of Honour: Eugene Roddenberry, Von Flores, Robert Leeshock & Paul McGann
Membership: Full adult ticket =£45.00. Students, O.A.P & Disabled = £35. Under 18yrs = £15. Children = £10
Accommodation: The Village Hotel, Pendwallt Road, Coryton Cardiff (other nearby accommodation also listed on Website)
Note: This is Cardiffs Premier Event and promises to be an exciting one (especially with the new series of Doctor Who currently on location until Christmas!) Guests also attending local signings on Saturday 19th November.
Contact: Heather Amos.6 Louise Court, Hazelhurst Road.Llandaff North. Cardiff CF14 2HE. Wales. UK
Email: heatheramos at hotmail dot co dot uk
25/11/2005 - 27/11/2005
DARKOVER GRAND COUNCIL 27
Location: Holiday Inn Timonium, Timonium, Maryland
Guest of Honor: C. S. Friedman
Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz
Membership: USD 40.00 until 01/11/05 then USD 45.00 and at the door
Accomodation: Same as con hotel. All room sizes USD 85.00 a night plus tax from single to quad
Contact: Armida Council, PO Box 7203, Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
02/12/2005 - 04/12/2005
ANONYCON New and original D&D games
Location: Holiday Inn Select, 700 Main St, Stamford, Connecticut, USA 06901
Guests of Honour: Tav Ellison, Rich Burlew, Burning Wheel Press,
Membership: USD 25.00 until 10/11/2005, then USD 35.00 at the door.
Accommodation: USD 87:00 / night rooms at hotel above
Note: Pregenerated characters written by our accomplished authors, a wide variety of Living Greyhawk, Arcanis, Star Wars, Eberron, Call of Cthulhu and more. We've got a wide variety of quality games at AnonyCon, and we want fun for all.
Contact: Max Kushner, 75 Edgewood Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Email: info at anonycon dot com
Galactic Conquest II
Sci-Fi/fantasy celebrating the new year of fandom
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Guests of Honour: Bryan Stelfreeze
Accommodation: Con is at a strip mall
Contact: Kyle Puttkammer
Telephone: (770) 339-3001
Email: kyle at galacticquest dot com
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