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 : 23 November 2016

November | December

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Date Event Details Location
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 December Yulemoot 2016 "a gathering of friends in Tolkien's childhood home of Birmingham just as the festive season gets under way" The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund Street, Birmingham
3 December Cosplay Christmas Social Mini Con "This event focuses on bringing a smaller group of like-minded people together to make new friends, catch-up with old friends, swap ideas, play video games and generally have a good time" Bentley MyPlace, Doncaster
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
18 December The Brixton Winter Vegan Festival Live Long & Go Vegan Sci Fi & Fantasy Costume Party! Dogstar, Brixton

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Date Event Details Location
20-22 January TV Utopia "Banish those January blues and join us for a brand new unique event celebrating your favourite British television from the last fifty years" Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire

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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
4 February 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
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
11 February MCM Midlands Comic Con International Centre, Telford
18 February Bolton Comic Con "Great event brought to you by NWCC WIGAN and NWCC SOUTHPORT" Macron Stadium, De Havilland way, Bolton
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

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Date Event Details Location
3-5 March Reaper's Lot Rogue Events Convention for fans of Sons of Anarchy Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
3-5 March Minami Con 23 "a family friendly anime and Japanese culture convention" Novotel Hotel, Southampton
4 March Valiant 2017 "Sheffield's premiere Doctor Who Convention" The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
11-12 March Film and Comic Con Belfast Showmasters Event Titantic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
11-12 March MCM Comic Con Liverpool Exhibition Centre Liverpool
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
26 March Collectarama "Welcome fellow Collectors, Geeks and Toy Hunters!" The Dome. Doncaster
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
31 March-2 April PortmeiriCon "THE PRISONER Portmeirion Official Convention based on the cult 1967 Patrick McGoohan TV series hosted by Six of One" Portmeirion

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Date Event Details Location
7-9 April Starfury: Survival "we celebrate the amazing franchise The 100" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
7-9 April Dimension Jump XIX
Dimension Jump XIX
"a 3 day convention celebrating the sitcom Red Dwarf. It is organised and run by The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club team" Crowne Plaza, Nottingham
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
8-9 April Glasgow Sci-Fi, Cosplay & Comic Con "Glasgow's New sci-fi, Cosplay and Comic Convention. The first event of it's kind to be held in the world famous Barrowland Ballroom" Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
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
15-16 April Edinburgh Comic Con Hero Conventions Event EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh
20-23 April Dead by Dawn "the UK's longest running genre film festival, established in 1993" Filmhouse, Edinburgh
21-23 April Forsaken Rogue Events ShadowHunters Convention Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
22-23 April OxCon 2017 Oxford
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
29 April Birmingham Comic Con "returns for it's third year. Comics, merchandise, displays, guests and much more for your fan and family fun and entertainment" Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
29-30 April EM-Con The East Midlands Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention" Motorpoint Area, Nottingham

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Date Event Details Location
5-7 May Crown Con 2 (incorporating) The Steampunk Ball The Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, Southport, Merseyside
6-7 May The Capitol II "Following the success of the inaugural event, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is proud to announce 'The Capitol II'- a full scale, two day event" Arora Hotel Gatwick
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
7 May Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Con "This event continues to be an epic celebration of TV, Films and Comics with guest signers, traders, props and costumers" Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone
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
12-14 May Autographica "Autographica brings you Hollywood Legends, Astronauts and Military personnel" Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow
19-21 May City of Heroes 3 "A weekend for fans of Comic adaptations on the big and small screen i.e. Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Aquaman, Superman Returns, etc," International Centre, Telford
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
26-30 May Confuzzled 2017 Furry Convention Hilton Birmingham Metropole
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
27-29 May Heroes & Villains Fan Fest "It's not your dad's comic's your Fan Fest!" Olympia, London

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Date Event Details Location
3-4 June Yorkshire Cosplay Con 2017 "Yorkshire's favourite Anime, Comic Book, Cosplay, Sci-Fi and Video Gaming convention" Sheffield Arena
3-4 June Comic Con Leicester TBA
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
9-11 June Secrecy "our second UK event for fans of the Hit show Pretty Little Liars" Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
9-11 June Utopia 2017 "Celebrating the very best of Doctor Who from 1963 to the present day" Eynsham Hall, Witney, Oxfordshire
10 June ICE Brighton "Britain's Coolest Comic Convention brings the ICE magic to England's south coast" Brighton
11 June Blake "A Blake's 7 charity fan day in honour of Gareth Thomas" Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon
16-18 June Sunny Con Anime Expo St James' Park, Newcastle
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
30 June-2 July Insurgence 9 "A weekend for fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

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Date Event Details Location
15 July Edge Lit 6 "bringing together some of the UK's leading authors for a packed day of workshops, panels, readings, book launches, and much more besides!" Derby Quad
22 July Scifi Southwest 3 "A Fantastic day out with Family and friends and a chance to meet a galaxy of stars,writers and cosplayers" Trowbridge
22 July Sunny Con on the Tyne "Once again 2017 sees the much anticipated return of the cosplay boat party on the Tyne" St James' Park, Newcastle
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
11-13 August Wadfest 2017 "The family friendly scifi/fantasy event!" Wood Green, Animal Shelter
12-13 August Film & Comic Con Sheffield "we hope to bring you some more of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities" Sheffield Arena
19-20 August Film & Comic Con Glasgow "promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities" Braehead Arena, Glasgow
25-27 August London Super Comic Con
London Super Comic Con
"The UK's biggest and most exciting comic-con" Business Design Centre, Islington, London
26-27 August Film & Comic Con Bournemouth "promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities" Bournemouth International Centre
27-28 August Stars of Time "The Film and Comic Con by the Sea!" Weston-Super-Mare
9 September ICE Birmingham "Our most famous event is The International Comics Expo, known the world over by fans as ICE" The Birmingham Conference Centre
22-23 September Starbase 24: The Eleventh Banquet

11th Banquet
The 11th Starbase 24 Charity Sci-Fi Banquet The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
7-8 October NOR-CON 2017 "described in Sci Fi Now magazine as 'The friendliest convention on Earth' " Norfolk Showground Arena, Norwich
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
14-15 October Film & Comic Con Exeter "promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities " Westpoint Centre, Exeter

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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
12-13 May The Hooded Man III Robin of Sherwood Convention - Sold Out The Chase Hotel, Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucestershire

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