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. These events are also listed on the stand alone website UK Sci-Fi Convention Listings

Last updated : 22 May 2017

2017

May

Date Event Details Location
26-28 May MCM London Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" ExCel, London
26-30 May Confuzzled 2017 Furry Convention Hilton Birmingham Metropole
27 May Missing Who 2017 "There are currently 97 missing episodes of Doctor Who; this day will look at these lost tales, and the stories of those returned to the archives, with the stars who appeared in the them, the crew who made them, the team who restored them, and the valiant work of those who have returned them" Watersmeet High Street Rickmansworth
27 May Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea
27 May 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
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 con...it's your Fan Fest!" Olympia, London
29 May Geeks Mart: Barnsley "Completely FREE to enter Collector Market, if its GEEKY it's here" Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley
       

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June

Date Event Details Location
2 June Capes and Wands "Props, Geeky Stalls, Special Guests" Beeston Youth and Community Centre, Nottingham
2-4 June Starfury: Ultimates "a three day celebration of TV shows based on comics" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
3 June SHADO Con "the first convention for fans of Gerry and Sylvia Andersonís cult TV programme UFO" QUAD, Derby
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
3-4 June Film & Comic Con Birmingham Showmasters Event - Collectormania 24 NEC, Birmingham
3-4 June Swindon Film and Comic Con "one of the West's largest Comic Cons" Steam, Muesum of the Great Western Railways, Swindon
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
10 June Geekabilla Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Racecourse
11 June Scifair.co.uk "As always, as well as themed activities, there will be the usual range of awesome dealers between 12:00pm and 4:00pm, plus our tombola." Primrose Community Centre, Jarrow
11 June Blake "A Blake's 7 charity fan day in honour of Gareth Thomas" Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon
11 June Trafford Park Comic Con "celebrates Film, TV & Comic themes" Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome, Manchester
16-18 June Sunny Con Anime Expo St James' Park, Newcastle
17 June Mersey Comic Con "a fun packed day out for all ages set in the heart of the City of Liverpool" The Marriot Hotel, Liverpool
18 June Stockport Unleashed " Stockport's Comic-Con" Stockport County FC, Stockport
23-25 June UniCon "a brand new, exciting three day, multi-fandom LGBTQ+ convention" Emirates Stadium, London
24 June Derby Comic Con "this time its a bigger venue, with lots more to see and do including exhibits, guests, traders, cosplay, panels and lots more!" The Roundhouse, Derby
24 June Rochdale Comic-Con:DC5 "Tickets to be released in March" Spotland Stadium, (Crown Oil Arena), Rochdale
24-25 June MCM Belfast Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" Eikon Exhibition Centre, Belfast
24-25 June Lavecon 2017 " a convention which celebrates the creative energy in science fiction, fantasy and gaming" Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northants
24-25 June Return of the Garrison "Meet the stars and your favourite characters in the National Space Centreís tribute weekend to a galaxy far, far away" National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester
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
25 June Sci-Fi by the Sea 5 "a fantastic open air Sci-Fi family day out" Herne Bay
25 June Nerdmart 2017 "Toys, Comics, Collectables, Costumers, Cosplay, Displays" The Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton
30 June-2 July Insurgence 9 "A weekend for fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
30 June-2 July London Anime and Gaming Con "Cosplay! Gaming! Anime! Comics!" The Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University
       

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July

Date Event Details Location
1 July On The Buses Event "The 10th On the Buses Anniversary Event" Fairway Hall, Borehamwood
1 July Worthing Comic-Con 2017 "The beautiful seaside town of Worthing is getting a Comic-Con in 2017. With Guests, Traders, Cosplay & more" The Assembly Hall, Worthing
1-2 July MCM Ireland Comic Con "The UK and Ireland's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
8 July Geekabilia Lincoln 2017 Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
14-16 July Prophecy Rogue Events Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Convention Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
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
15 July Geekabilia:Salisbury "bringing a festival of all things 'GEEKY' to the City Hall" City Hall, Salisbury
15 July Romford Essex Star Wars Charity Convention 2017 "Our friends from the UK Garrison will be trooping this event" Brookside Theatre, Romford
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
22 July Fantom Films "Signing Spectacular" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
22 July Starbase Honiton "Special guests, Cosplayers,Screen Used and Replica Props, Raffle, Prizes and More" Mackarness Hall, Honiton
23 July Fantastic Magic and Mayhem Unleashed Events Marton Hotel Country Club, Cleveland, Middlesbrough
23 July Llangollen Comic Con 2017 "a family fun day event, celebrating all things related to superhero's, and sci-fi such as Star Wars, Dr Who and other popular TV related programmes" Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen
28-30 July London Film & Comic Con Showmasters Event Olympia, London
29-30 July MCM Manchester Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" Manchester Central
       

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August

Date Event Details Location
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
5 August Aylesbury Comic-Con "Aylesbury to host its first Comic-Con with a host of Actors from Film and TV, Film props, Guest Talks, Photo Shoots, Comic Artists, Cosplay Competitions" Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
5-6 August Swansea Comic and Gaming Con "comics, merchandise, traders, guests, exhibits, cosplay and much more!" Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea
11-13 August Wadfest 2017 "The family friendly scifi/fantasy event!" Wood Green, Animal Shelter
11-13 August TF Nation Transformers Fan Convention The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham
11-13 August Dublin Comic Con "DCC is here to provide a place for all movie fans, tv fans, gamers, geeks and anyone in general who loves sci fi, fantasy, horror, anime, games etc to meet up and see some amazing props/displays and have a great weekend" Convention Centre, Dublin
12 August Canterbury Comic Con "A cascade of comic-con magic is heading to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury" Westgate Hall, Canterbury
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
12-13 August Frome Comic Con "Frome Comic Con is back for 2017! This year it will be bigger and better and we thank those that turned up for a great day last year" Frome, Somerset
13 August York Unleashed "York's Comic-Con" York Racecourse
18-20 August Kitacon Quest "the summer blockbuster return of the non-profit UK-based Anime and Geek culture convention" University of Warwick
18-20 August The Big Geek Weekender "a geeky, comic con style holiday weekend" YHA Langdale, Ambleside
19 August Worcester Comic Con "2016 saw the first Worcester Comic Con and it totally sold out, this time we're expecting the same, but we;re adding talks and a cosplay competition!" University of Worcester Arena
19 August Trek-On! "a fun filled and family friendly celebration of everything sci-fi" Rudeolf Steiner School, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
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
24-28 August Frightfest "The Dark Heart of Cinema" London, West End
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
25-27 August Starfury:The Highlanders 2 "a three day celebration of Outlander" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
25-28 August The Asylum Steampunk Festival Lincoln
26 August Ellesmere Port Comic-Con "We're back in 'The Port' August Bank Holiday Saturday with more fun for all the family" Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port
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 August Nerdmart 2017 "Toys, Comics, Collectables, Costumers, Cosplay, Displays" The Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton
27 August Pop Up Trek Con 2017 "focusing on everything Star Trek with some very special guests from the various series and the movies" TBA, Newcastle
27-28 August Stars of Time "The Film and Comic Con by the Sea!" Weston-Super-Mare
31 August-3 September Leaky Con 2017 Harry Potter Convention Dublin
31 August-3 September Alcon "A fun and friendly party convention for anime fans, gamers, cosplayers and general geeks!" De Montfort University, Leicester
       

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September

Date Event Details Location
2 September Whooverville "The East Midlands premiere convention for Doctor Who fans!" QUAD, Derby
2-3 September Guildford Comic Con "back for a 2nd year with a host of new Guests, Comic Artists, Guests Talks, Photo Shoots, Cosplay fun, Movie cars and much much more" Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex
2-3 September FantastiCon 2017 "special attention being paid to Virtual Reality, Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, live game streams, book reading, live music and shows, cosplay competitions, board and RPG gaming, panels, and lots more!" Guildhall, Hull
2-3 September Fanatic Expo "a brand new convention that celebrates everything great about pop culture" Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate
8-9 September TitanCon 2017 "A not-for-profit science fiction and fantasy literature, media and gaming convention for Belfast focused on showcasing literary and artistic accomplishments in Northern Ireland within the field of speculative fiction and works of the imagination." Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast
8-9 September BBC TV The Tripods
Anglo/German Fan event


BBC TV The Tripods Anglo/German Fan event
"Come and meet VIPs from the BBC TV The Tripods programme aired in 1984/5. We have an exhibition of models and memorabilia, including original costumes and props. We will also tour some of the locations from early episodes" Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
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
9 September Gloucester Comic-Con 2017 GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester
15-17 September Earpercon UK "a convention made by fans, for fans, of the graphic novel and TV show Wynonna Earp" London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
16 September World of Wizardry "Daydream Events second unofficial UK Wizarding convention where we ask you to leave your normal life behind, put your dress robes on and share your passion for all things Harry Potter!" Doncaster Dome
18-24 September Thought Bubble 2017 "an annual festival which celebrates sequential art in all its forms, including everything from superheroes to independent small press" Leeds
21-24 September Oxonmoot 2017 "an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together around 200 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world" St Antony's College, Oxford
22-23 September Starbase 24: The Eleventh Banquet

11th Banquet
The 11th Starbase 24 Charity Sci-Fi Banquet The Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
22-24 September Ravens Rogue Events Convention for fans of One Tree Hill Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
23 September Sci-Fi Bromley "A brilliant FREE festival for all things Science fiction and Comic cultutre from Dr Who and the daleks to Star Wars , X-men to Time Machines" Bromley Town Centre
23 September Preston Comic Con "tickets and vendor applications will go on sale in April" Guild Hall, Preston
23 September Crossness Engines Steampunk Convivial Crossness Pumping Station, Bazalgette Way, London, SE2
23 September Fantom Films "Signing Spectacular" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
23-24 September MCM Scotland Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" SECC, Glasgow
23-24 September Def-Con 6 "The 'Orginal' and Premiere Event in its 6th year" Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton
23-24 September Film & Comic Con Cardiff Showmasters Event Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
23-24 September Holiday on the Buses Cast Reunion Event "Filming Locations Tour and Viewing of Movie in Rhyl Pavillion Theatre" Prestatyn, Wales
24 September Chester Comic Con "a comic book, pop culture and sci-fi convention in the historic city of Chester" Chester Racecourse
24 September Tonbridge Comic-Con 2017 "The wonderful market town of Tonbridge in Kent gets its very own Comic-Con in 2017!" Angel Centre, Tonbridge
29 September-1 October Fanderson: Special Assignment
Fanderson: Special Assignment
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet Holiday Inn, Maidenhead
29 September-1 October Starfury:Clone Club "we celebrate the amazing franchises Orphan Black and Mr Robot" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
29 September-1 October Fantasycon "an essential annual destination for readers, writers, artists, editors, and publishers of all things Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction" The Bull Hotel Peterborough
30 September Dragondaze Games Convention and Mini Comic Con Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport
30 September Doncaster Super Sci-Fi Festival "Doncasters FREE Sci-Fi, Super Hero, Comic Book, Video Game Event returns for a second year!" Doncaster
30 September Elstree Film and TV Con "Liberty Events UK will be taking over the world famous Elstree film Studio Event Hall to help raise money for the National Autistic Society" Elstree Film Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
       

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October

Date Event Details Location
1 October Coventry Comic Con "Coventry's first ever Comic Con" Conexion Sports Centre, Ryton, Coventry
1 October GEEKABILIA Barnsley 2017 Metrodome Leisure Complex, Barnsley
1 October Who's at the Playhouse "A one day event celebrating DOCTOR WHO and his robot companion K9" Epsom Playhouse
6-8 October Octocon 2017 The National Irish Science Fiction Convention Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
6-9 October Grimmfest "our biggest, bloodiest edition yet!" Odeon IMAX Cinema, Manchester Printworks
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
7 October GEEKABILIA Birmingham 2017 "Guests, Traders, Prop Displays and More" Ramada Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield
7-8 October NOR-CON 2017 "described in Sci Fi Now magazine as 'The friendliest convention on Earth' " Norfolk Showground Arena, Norwich
7-8 October WynterCon "event that specialises in family friendly multi-genre entertainment" Princes Park, Eastbourne
7-8 October SFW in the city " all the experience and fun of the Weekender crammed into three zones over two days and plugged into the heart of the UK: Sheffield" 02 Academy, Sheffield
8 October YouCon "Daydream Events would like to invite you to their debut Youtube themed event" : The Doncaster Dome, Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD
13-14 October Manchester Horror Con "Manchester's newest Horror, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Alternative, Zombie, Burlesque, Gothic Event" Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome, Manchester
13-15 October The Lakes International Comic Art Festival "the only event of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, Cumbria for a weekend each October" Kendal
14 October Teesside Unleashed: Monster Edition "a family horror, mildy scary, monsters, myths, ghouls, goosebumps, monstermash, frankunleashed, undead and creatures and stuff type theme" Marton Hotel Country Club, Cleveland
14 October The Film and Comic Fair "Your favourite film fair traders + new comic and card stalls!" Conway Hall, Holborn
14 October Nottingham Comic Con "we'll have numerous fun activities for all the family, including live music from some of the best local bands" Nottingham Conference Centre
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
20-22 October 28th Festival of Fantastic Films "bringing the best collection of movies and guests to Manchester" Pendulum Hotel, Manchester
20-22 October Celluliod Screams Sheffield Horror Film Festival Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
21-22 October Film & Comic Con Newcastle Showmasters Event Metro Radio Arena
21 October Fantom Films "Signing Spectacular" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
21 October Heroes & Foes: Kidderminster 'A new family friendly "comic-con" event' Town Hall, Kidderminster
22 October Loughborough Comic Con "Fun for the entire family and a little something for everyone" Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, Loughborough
27-29 October Sherlocked The Official Sherlock Convention - UK Hilton Metropole Hotel,Birmingham
27-31 October Edinburgh Horror Festival Edinburgh
28 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
28 October Frightfest Halloween "films and guests will be announced on September 29th, 2017" Prince Charles Cinema
28-29 October Horror Con Birmingham "an event for all the family to enjoy. Meet a range of authors, film and TV guests, and shop with a huge array of traders" Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
29 October Nerdmart 2017 "Toys, Comics, Collectables, Costumers, Cosplay, Displays" The Empire Hall, Totton, Southampton
29 October Out of This World 2017 "a free, city centre wide event with entertainment for everyone" Sheffield Town Hall
       

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November

Date Event Details Location
3-5 November Armadacon 2017 "The Sci-Fi and Fantasy multi-media convention that's been running in Plymouth since 1988" Future Inns, Plymouth
10-12 November Novacon 47 "the UK's longest-established regional science fiction convention" Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
10-12 November Hibanacon "A three day anime convention celebrating Japanese Art, Animation, Games, and Culture" Jury's Inn, Milton Keynes
11 November Heroes & Foes: Cleethorpes Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Cleethorpes
11 November Worthing Wormhole "Daytime has stalls, signings, live performances, lectures, workshops and films, Nightime is a cosplay ball with Professor Elemental headlining along with a 10 piece steamFunk band" Assembly Hall and St Paul's Worthing
11 November Cheshunt Comic Con Day " We aim to bring you a whole host of fun activities catering for both families and collectors" Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt
12 November scifair.co.uk Monkwearmouth School, Sunderland
17-19 November Pandorica 2017 Doctor Who Convention Future Inns, Bristol
18-19 November MCM Birmingham "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" The NEC, Birmingham
25-26 November Reading Comic Con "coming back for a 2nd year with fresh new Guests / Movie Cars / Comic Artists / Props / Photo Shoots / and loads more fun for the family" Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading
       

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December

Date Event Details Location
1-3 December Starfury:Vampire Ball "the Eighth Annual Vampire Ball, a 3 day event celebrating BUFFY and ANGEL" Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow
2-3 December For The Love Of Sci-Fi "This years event will bring you mind blowing animatronic prop builds and sets, famous guests and more" B.E.C Arena,Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester
       

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2018

Date Event Details Location
2-4 February Enharmonicon The 30th British Filk Convention Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey
2-4 February SF Ball "A fantastic and intense 3 day social experience that has a unique atmosphere generated by our many enthusiastic attendees" The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
10 February Sci-Feb Children of Time The Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby
23-25 February Starfury: Red Dragon "celebrate the terrifying legacy of Hannibal Lecter" Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow
24 February GEEKS South Lincs Comic-Con 2018 "We're back for more Comic-Con and Cosplay shenanigans in 2018" Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding
25 February Digi-Con 4 "Special guests, panels, displays, cosplay, traders and more!" Doncaster Deaf Trust, Leger Way, Doncaster
30 March-2 April Follycon-Eastercon 2018
Follycon-Eastercon 2018
The 69th British National Science Fiction Convention Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
6-8 April AT 10 "Charity fund raising events For Amanda tapping and her fans" Renaissance Hotel London Heathrow
5-6 May Geeks Colchester Comic- Con 2018 "Our Mission, to provide a fun-filled family day out for all ages, bringing a sprinkling of geeky magic to your local town" Charter Hall, Colchester
12-13 May The Hooded Man III Robin of Sherwood Convention - Sold Out The Chase Hotel, Shurdington Road, Brockworth, Gloucestershire
25-27 May Satellite 6 "Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow" "put your blues away for one weekend and come along and join us for another great Satellite Convention"
       

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2019

Date Event Details Location
22-24 February Redemption '19 The Multimedia Science Fiction Convention Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield
19-22 April Ytterbium 2019 Eastercon, the British National Science Fiction Convention Park Inn, Heathrow
       

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