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 January 2017

2017

January

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
28 January DurhamCon "the annual convention of the Durham University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society" Durham Students Union
       

Back to top

February

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
4 February Birmingham Horror Con "bringing the very best horror creators togethe" Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
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
5 February Ellesmere Port Comic-Con "There might be a frosty nip in the air, but that won't stop us geeks nipping down to the port this winter for a post-Christmas fix of magical mayhem" Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port
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
11 February 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
11 February Fantom Films "Signing Spectualar" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
12 February Bradford Comic Con "Guests… Geeky Attractions…Around 50 awesome traders" Bradford City FC
18 February Bolton Comic Con "Great event brought to you by NWCC WIGAN and NWCC SOUTHPORT" Macron Stadium, De Havilland way, Bolton
18 February Picocon 34 "the annual Science Fiction & Fantasy convention run by the Imperial College Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, ICSF" Imperial College Union
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
19 February Scifair "As always, though, there will be the usual range of awesome dealers" Seaburn Centre, Sunderland
24-26 February Redemption '17 The Multimedia Science Fiction Convention Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield
24-26 February Starfury: Red Dragon "The World's only Hannibal Event" Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow
25-26 February Digi-Con 3 "A sci-fi, comics and anime convention + festival in one" Doncaster Deaf College
26 February GEEKS South Lincs Comic-Con Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire
       

Back to top

March

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
4-5 March Film & Comic Con Cardiff Showmasters Event Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
11 March Optimus A Touch of Horror UWE Frenchay Campus, North Entrance, Bristol
11-12 March Film & Comic Con Belfast Showmasters Event Titantic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
11-12 March MCM Liverpool Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" Exhibition Centre Liverpool
18-19 March MCM Birmingham Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" NEC, Birmingham
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
25 March Comic Con Mini Cruise "Comic Con and minicruise will meet for the very first time. This heroic duo is full to the brim with guests, quizzes, gaming, signings, cosplay competitions and much more. Complete with after party you are guaranteed to be entertained into the early hours" Hull-Europoort
25 March Fantom Films "Signing Spectualar" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
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
       

Back to top

April

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 April Scifair South Shields Musuem and Art Gallery
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 April Supernova "Grimm Up North's celebration of science fiction cinema" Odeon Printworks, Manchester
29 April Fantom Films "Signing Spectualar" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
29-30 April EM-Con The East Midlands Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention" Motorpoint Area, Nottingham
       

Back to top

May

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
20th May Our Disappearing Planet Autograph Show 2 - Tenth Planet Event Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
20-21 May Film & Comic Con Newcastle Showmasters Event Metro Radio Arena
20-21 May Telford Fan Zone "a special event for anyone that enjoys meeting actors from popular TV shows such as Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Teen Wolf, Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Legends of Tomorrow and much more" The International Centre, Telford
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 Fantom Films "Signing Spectualar" St Michael's Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick
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
       

Back to top

June

Date Event Details Location
2-4 June Starfury: Ultimates "a three day celebration of TV shows based on comics" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
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
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
24-25 June MCM Belfast Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" Eikon Exhibition Centre, Belfast.
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
       

Back to top

July

Date Event Details Location
1-2 July MCM Ireland Comic Con "The UK and Ireland's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
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
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
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
       

Back to top

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
5-6 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
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 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
19-20 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
25-27 August Starfury:The Highlanders 2 "a three day celebration of Outlander" Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
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
31 August-3 September Leaky Con 2017 Harry Potter Convention Dublin
       

Back to top

September

Date Event Details Location
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
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
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
23-24 September MCM Scotland Comic Con "The UK's Biggest Modern Pop Culture Events" SECC, Glasgow
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
       

Back to top

October

Date Event Details Location
1 October Coventry Comic Con "Coventry's first ever Comic Con" Conexion Sports Centre, Ryton, Coventry
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
27-29 October Sherlocked The Offical Sherlock Convention - UK Hilton Metropole Hotel,Birmingham
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
       

Back to top

November

Date Event Details Location
10-12 November Novacon 47 "the UK's longest-established regional science fiction convention" Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham
       

Back to top

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
       

Back to top

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

Back to top