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 : 22 August 2016

2016
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2017 | 2018

2016

August

Date Event Details Location
25-29 August Frightfest "The Horror Channel FrightFest is the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. Founded in 2000 is now in its 17th year" Vue, Shepherd's Bush Green, London
26-28 August The Big Damn British Shindig Firefly Event "We're a few Browncoats hiding out on the raggedy edge of Britain. Until we rise again a little shindig doesn't go amiss… coupled with a muster - just to know who's fightin' still and to may be recruit the odd sympathiser to our cause." The Ritz Community Centre, Penzance
26-28 August Starfury: The Highlanders Outlander Convention Radisson Blu Hotel, Heathrow.
26-28 August Starburst Film Festival "A busy 3 days of Cult TV, Comics with screenings of over 70 classic Sci-fi and Horror genre films awaits you." Manchester
26-29 August Discworld Convention Chesford Grange, Warwick
26-29 August The Asylum "The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe" Lincoln
27 August CL Comic Con "Jedi Schools, body painting, cash prize cosplay competitions, costume catwalks and workshops where people can actually make their own costume" Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester
27-28 August Guildford Comic-Con "Guildford to get its first Comic-Con in 2016" Guildford
27-28 August Brianverse MCC2016 "Melksham Comic Con is a non-profit event that celebrates and promotes comic books and sequential art in its many forms, from web comics, independent works, publishers, printers, retailers and so much more!" Melksham, Wiltshire
28 August York Unleashed "After the hugely successful York Comic-Con we are back as York Unleashed with new guests and new attractions!" York Racecourse
28-29 August Stars of Time "The South West's Premier Sci-Fi & Entertainment Show!" The Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare
       

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September

Date Event Details Location
1-4 September Alcon 2016 "A fun and friendly party convention for anime fans, gamers, cosplayers and general geeks!" De Montfort University, Leicester
3 September Whooverville "The East Midlands premiere convention for Doctor Who fans!" QUAD, Derby
3 September Scifi wales "North Wales' premier science fiction event" Llandudno
3-4 September NICE 2016 "is the UK's most relaxed comic convention. Come and meet the stars of the comic book world and spend some time in the beautiful market town of Bedford" Bedford Corn Exchange
3-4 September Film and Comic Con Bournemouth Showmasters Event Bournemouth International Centre
3-4 September ScotCon 2016 "Dedicated to the hit television show Outlander, the Scotcon team will deliver an astounding and gargantuan clan gathering here in Scotland. Our event will be held at the Royal Highland Center, pulling in fans from every corner of the globe" Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
3-5 September Middle Earth Festival "A family friendly annual event based around Sarehole Mill… The area that Tolkien lived and played as a child" Sarehole Mill, Colebank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham
8-11 September Oxonmoot 2016 "the Tolkien Society's annual conference held over a long weekend at an Oxford college " St Antony's College, Oxford
9-10 September Andromeda 2 CANCELLED
10 September ICE 2016 The International Comic Expo Birmingham
10 September "GEEKS" Barnsley Comic-Con 2016 ""GEEKS" Flagship Comic-Con is now making its new home at the Metrodome in Barnsley for Saturday 10th September 2016. Bigger, Better & Geekier" Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley
10-11 September Film and Comic Con Belfast Showmasters Event Titantic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
11 September TV and Movie Fest II 10th Planet Event The Cresset, Peterborough
16-18 September WriterConUK "a weekend of activities for fandom Writers, Artists, Vidders, Betas and Readers" The Ramada Hotel and Suites, Coventry
16-18 September Wolfs Bane 4 A Teen Wolf Convention Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
17 September Chippenham Sci Fi Convention "Back for our 3rd Year! Charity Family Sci-Fi Day. We've Raised over £10000 for good causes in the last 2 years and this year promises to be even bigger and better" Chippenham
17 September Southport Comic Con Southport
17 September Dragondaze "Dragondaze is all about having fun, its a one day convention celebrating all things gaming. There will be many things to see and play." Newport Centre, Newport
17 September 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
18 September Southhampton Comic Con "Featuring Comic artists, creators and writers, Prop displays, Cosplay competition, Movie vehicles And much much more" Engine Rooms, Southampton
24 September 10th Planet Signing Event "Our aim is to let you have the opportunity to meet the stars from TV and Film and get their autographs, we are possibly best known for bringing you guests from Doctor Who, Torchwood, Red Dwarf and Blake's 7" Barking
23-24 September Starbase 24: The Tenth Banquet

10th Banquet
Special Guest Chancellor Martok The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
23-24 September Fantasy Con By The Sea "Celebrating the fantastic, the horrific and the awe inspiring in literature, image and film" The Grand Hotel and The Royal, Scarborough
23-25 September Sherlocked "The Official SHERLOCKED convention" ExCel, London Docklands
24 September Doncaster Super Sci-fi Festival "Super Heroes, Sci-Fi, Costumes and More" Doncaster Town Centre
24 September Nerd Mart-Comic and Toy Fayre "The only affordable place on the South you can get what you want" The Oasis Academy, Lordshill, Southampton
24 September SCI FI Bromley "This year we are hosting the 2nd SCI FI convention in Bromley Town centre right where the father of Science Fiction was Born" Bromley
24-25 September Regenerations 2016 Doctor Who Convention Swansea
24-25 September MCM Comic Con Scotland "The UK's No. 1 popular culture shows" SECC, Glasgow
24-25 September Tolkien Weekend 2016 "There will be cosplay, live swordplay demonstrations and stalls from local traders (both inside and outdoors), all to mark Frodo and Bilbo Baggins' joint birthday" Newcastle Castle
24-25 September G-Con UK 2016 "2 day Gundam Convention. There will be a mecha model kit competition, games tournament, art stalls, cosplay contest, Gashapon Station, Gundam Café and more! This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow fans and immerse yourself in the world of Gundam" York Racecourse, North Yorkshire
25 September Chester Comic Con "a comic book, pop culture and sci-fi convention in the historic city of Chester" Chester Racecourse
30 September-2 October TitanCon 2016 "Our primary subject is HBO and George RR Martin's Game of Thrones" Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast
       

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October

Date Event Details Location
1-2 October Wyntercon 2 "The south coast's premier comic con" Eastbourne Winter Gardens
2 October Bolton Sci-Fi Comic Bookfair "A super fan family fun day event, with a variety of traders selling Star Wars, Dr Who, comicbooks as well as guest artists and authors. Cosplayers also attending" Holiday Inn, Bolton
6-9 October Grimmfest 2016 "the biggest and best Grimmfest yet featuring even more exclusive movie premieres, celebrity guests Q&A's and remastered fantastic film classic than ever before!" Odeon Printworks, Manchester
7-9 October Starfury: Behold the Red Dragon "From the best selling books to blockbuster films and now a critically aclaimed TV series, we celebrate the terrifying legacy of Hannibal Lecter" Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow
7-9 October Dimensions 2016 10th Planet, Doctor Who Convention Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle
7-9 October Destination Star Trek " the largest Official Star Trek Convention celebrating 50 years!" NEC, Birmingham
8 October NOR-CON VI Norwich Sci-Fi Convention Norfolk Showground Arena
8-9 October Gloucester Comic-Con "Special Guest, Traders, Cosplay, Exhibits" GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester
14-16 October Lakes International Comic Art Festival "It is the only one of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend" Kendal
14-16 October Octocon 2016 The National Irish Science Fiction Convention Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
15-16 October York Geekfest "A Convention all about finding new hobbies and expanding on your current ones" University of York Exhibition Centre
15-16 October Def Con 5 "Something Special for all Star Wars Fans" Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton
15-16 October Only Fools and Horses Convention 2016 "Limited to around 200 tickets per day. With an opportunity to join the actors for a three course meal on the Saturday evening" Kia Oval Cricket Ground
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
29-30 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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November

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
11-13 November Novacon 46 "the UK's longest-established regional science fiction convention, held every autumn since 1971" Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
18-20 November Storybrooke 2 Rogue Events Once Upon a Time Convention Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
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
26-27 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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December

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
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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2017

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
25-26 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
30 March-2 April Sci-Fi Weekender "continues to promise the ultimate Sci-Fi experience" Hafan y Mor Holiday Park
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
14-17 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
5-7 May Crown Con 2 (incorporating) The Steampunk Ball The Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, Southport, Merseyside
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
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
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
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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2018

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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