Sci-Fi Conventions, Signing Events and Fan Gatherings

Nearly every weekend there's a convention, signing event or fan gathering. Some are huge with big name stars, others are small and intimate, there's plenty to choose from! Please visit the relevant websites for information about who will be appearing, location, ticket availability etc.

This listing is for events in the UK and Ireland, if you'd like your event listed here please email Caz

Also available as a Google Calendar, Last updated : 19 October 2016

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Date Event Details Location
22 October The GCCF Supreme Cat Show "This year's chosen theme is "Science Fiction" and to help us celebrate we are joined by five celebrity Guest Stars, icons of two British Science Fiction shows - Blake's 7 and Dr Who" NEC
22-23 October UK PonyCon "The UK's longest running My Little Pony Convention!" The Royal Armouries, Leeds
27-30 October Bram Stoker International Film Festival "With Whitby, the literary birthplace of Dracula as its setting, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival is soaked in atmosphere and surrounded by history" Whitby
28-30 October AT9 "Amanda Tapping's ninth very own whole weekend event which is run by Gabit Events" Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow
28-30 October Asylum 17 Supernatural Convention Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
28-30 October The Festival of Fantastic Films "For 26 years, and running, the Festival of Fantastic Films has been bringing the best collection of movies and guests to Manchester" Manchester Conference Centre
28-30 October MCM London Comic Con
MCM London Comic Con
"The UK's No. 1 popular culture shows" ExCel, Docklands
29 October Bristol Con "a one-day convention organized by the BristolCon Foundation, a charitable foundation set up to support and promote speculative fiction writing, art and related activities in the South West" Doubletree Hotel, Bristol
29 October Fantom Events October Signing Spectacular St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
29-30 October Film and Comic Con Cardiff Showmasters Event Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
30 October ULTRA CON 2016 "features the UK's largest line up of world famous Star Cars including: an incredible gathering of Transformer cars lead by the mighty Optimus Prime!" Doncaster Race Course

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Date Event Details Location
1-6 November Thought Bubble "an annual festival that celebrates sequential art in all its forms" Leeds
4-6 November Armadacon 28 "Sci-Fi and Fantasy Multi Media Convention that's been running in Plymouth since 1988" Future Inns, Plymouth
5-6 November Autographica "Autographica brings you Hollywood Legends, Astronauts and Military personnel" Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow
5-6 November Wales Comic Con "The event is back for a full weekend this November with more signings, panels, exhibits and displays you can shake a wand at!" Plas Coch Sports Centre, Glyndwr University
11-12 November The Monsters Ball "FCD Events is proud to announce "Out of the Ashes 1.5" David's Monster Birthday Ball with Special guests Rainbow Sun Francks and John Carrigan!!" The Hilton, Leicester
11-13 November Novacon 46 "the UK's longest-established regional science fiction convention, held every autumn since 1971" Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
12 November Devcon Torquay "guests, traders, artists, cosplay competition, exhibits and much more" Town Hall, Torquay
12 November London Film Convention "Not just appealing to avid film buffs, collectors, archivists researchers and students. But a must for anyone with an interest in cinema and cult television!" Central Hall, Westminster
13 November Stockport Comic Con Unleashed Event Stockport Football Club
13 November Scifair Toys, Books, Comics, Games and Collectables Seaburn Centre, Sunderland
18-20 November Storybrooke 2 Rogue Events Once Upon a Time Convention Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
18-20 November Pandorica 2016 Doctor Who Convention Future Inn, Bristol
19-20 November Film and Comic Con Newcastle Showmasters Event Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
19-20 November MCM Birmingham Comic Con "The UK's No. 1 popular culture shows" The NEC, Birmingham
19-20 November FantastiCon 2016 "a gaming, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, RPG and board gaming convention with oodles of traders, activities, guest signers and panels" TBC, Hull
20 November Our Disappearing Planet Tenth Planet event Copthorne, Windsor
26 November SLEDGE-LIT 2016 "Ho ho ho! The festive season wouldn't be complete without Edge-Lit's Christmas special" QUAD, Derby
26-27 November Reading Comic Con "the first major Comic-Con event for Reading and is being organised by the team behind the Wakefield and Guildford Comic-Con events" Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading

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Date Event Details Location
2-4 December Starfury: 7th Annual Vampire Ball "a 3 day event celebrating BUFFY and ANGEL, as well as other Joss Whedon shows like DOLLHOUSE and FIREFLY!" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
3 December Havering STAR WARS Charity Convention "Featuring stars from the iconic film series, memorablia and gifts on sale. A perfect event to get Christmas presents early!" YMCA Thames Gateway,Rush Green Road, Romford
3 December Wigan Comic Con "Wigan's one and only Comic/Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention " Wigan
3-4 December For The Love Of Sci-Fi "an independently run fan convention put on by fans for fans" B.E.C Arena, Trafford Park, Manchester
4 December Toymageddon "(formerly VTAC) is back, and or all those that may indeed be panicking on the run up to Christmas about what to get the geek, geeklette and geekling in your orbit, don't worry… we have you covered!!" The Spa Complex, Scarborough
17 December Nerd Mart-Comic and Toy Fayre "The only affordable place on the South you can get what you want" The Oasis Academy, Lordshill, Southampton

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Date Event Details Location
3-5 February SF Ball "A fantastic and intense three day social experience that has a unique atmosphere generated by hundreds of enthusiastic attendees" The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
3-5 February Quoi de Neuf The 29th British Filk Convention Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey, Colchester
3-5 February London Anime and Gaming Convention 2017 "a fun and friendly anime and gaming convention" The Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University, N7
5 February Sci-Feb "for more superhero geeky goodness. Last year was a success so this year we are not aiming for the moon but for a galaxy far far away" Oasis Academy, Wintringham, Grimsby
10-12 February Conrunner 4 "gathering of people interested and/or experienced in running fan (not-for-profit) conventions" Park Inn Nottingham
10-12 February Die Zombie Die! "for fans of The Walking Dead, iZombie and Z Nation" Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
18-19 February Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017
Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017
"We will have an amazing special guest line up from Film and TV signing over the weekend. We will also have Comic artists/writers, Guest talks, Guest photo shoots, Cosplay competition, Movie cars, Props, Traders of all types and much much more!" Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh
24-26 February Redemption '17 The Multimedia Science Fiction Convention Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield
25-26 February Digi-Con 3 "A sci-fi, comics and anime convention + festival in one" Doncaster Deaf College
3-5 March Reaper's Lot Rogue Events Convention for fans of Sons of Anarchy Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
11-12 March Film and Comic Con Belfast Showmasters Event Titantic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
19 March Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Book Fare "with lots of traders selling comics, toys and some featured artists as well as cosplay competition for children" Holiday Inn, Bolton
30 March-2 April Sci-Fi Weekender "continues to promise the ultimate Sci-Fi experience" Hafan y Mor Holiday Park
31 March-2 April FCD "Out of the Ashes" Star Trek Event Telford International Centre
7-9 April Starfury: Survival "we celebrate the amazing franchise The 100" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
8-9 April Sci-Fi Scarborough
Sci-Fi Scarborough
"magical mix of amazing guests, authors, movie & TV props, console, retro & table top gaming, comic book artists, indie films, Cosplay competition, panels, software developers, geek pub quiz, live music, collectible traders, Saturday night party and more content than you will expect, SFS is the must go to convention of the year" The Spa Complex, Scarborough
14-16 April Starfury: Miracle Day 4 "A three day convention celebrating Torchwood, one of the best loved science fiction shows! " Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow
14-17 April Pascon CANCELLED Eastercon 2017, The 68th UK National Science Fiction Convention Cardiff
14-17 April Innominate Eastercon 2017, The 68th UK National Science Fiction Convention Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
21-23 April Forsaken Rogue Events ShadowHunters Convention Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
28-30 April Storybrooke 3 Rogue Events Once Upon a Time Convention Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
28-30 April Starfury: G7 "a three day celebration of Glee and Team Starkid" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
5-7 May Crown Con 2 (incorporating) The Steampunk Ball The Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, Southport, Merseyside
7 May Salford Comic Con "Exhibitors, Cosplay, Artists and Novelists. A really super event for all fans of superhero's local to the area and beyond" Irlam and Cadishead Leisure Centre, Liverpool Road, Irlam
12-14 May Asylum 18 "In our 12th year we continue to host the popular, unofficial, Supernatural event under the name Asylum 18 for fans of the Demon hunting brothers and their costars" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
20th May Rugby Sci-Fi "Science fiction convention with special guests from the world of TV, film and fiction. Guest talks, autographs, writers workshop and book signing" The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby
27-28 May Fforde Fiesta "a weekend of silliness inspired by the works of Jasper Fforde. It is held in Swindon, UK (the home of Thursday Next from Jasper's books)" Swindon
3-4 June Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 "Yorkshire's favourite Anime, Comic Book, Cosplay, Sci-Fi and Video Gaming convention" Sheffield Arena
9-11 June Lazlar Lyricon 3 "a fun convention running on 9th-11th June 2017 for fans of Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" Quality Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent
9-12 June Secrecy "our second UK event for fans of the Hit show Pretty Little Liars" Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
11 June Blake "A Blake's 7 charity fan day in honour of Gareth Thomas" Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon
25 June Southport Comic Con "A traditional 'comic con' with a twist as cosplayers taking part get to be involved in the fabulous cos-play competitons at the 'Cassablanca Family Arena Bar' at Pleasureland" Dunes SplashWorld and Pleasureland. The Esplanade, Merseyside
4-6 August Nine Worlds

Nine Worlds
"It's about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party" Novotel London West, Hammersmith
22-23 September Starbase 24: The Eleventh Banquet

11th Banquet
The 11th Starbase 24 Charity Sci-Fi Banquet The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
6-9 October Irish Discword Convention "a gathering of fans of Terry Pratchett.s Discworld series of books, organised by fans" Cork International Hotel, Cork

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Date Event Details Location
30 March-2 April Follycon-Eastercon 2018
Follycon-Eastercon 2018
The 69th British National Science Fiction Convention Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

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