2017 and 2018 Eastercons Selected

Two future sites for the British National Science Fiction Convention, Eastercon, were chosen this weekend at Mancunicon.

2017

The 2017 British Eastercon, Innominate, will be held in Birmingham reports Steve Cooper. The Guests of Honour are Pat Cadigan, Judith Clute and Colin Harris.

Innominate is a last-minute replacement for the originally-chosen 2017 site in Cardiff, which its committee cancelled earlier this month.

Now the 2017 Eastercon will be held April 14-17 in the Hilton Metropole at the NEC, Birmingham. The hotel room rates are £89 single occupancy and £100 double occupancy. Rates for family room and suites are still to be negotiated.

The membership rates are currently £55 Adult, £40 YA and unwaged, £20 child and £1 infants. These go up to £60 Adult and £45 YA and unwaged on May 1.

The committee is not yet listed online.

Steve Cooper adds:

We hope to have a basic website up by next weekend where you will be able to download PDF and mail it in with a cheque to get the best rate. We will in the future have an online payment and registration system on the site.

2018

Follycon will be held March 30-April 2, 2018 at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate.

The guests of honor are Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, The Wicked + the Divine, Darth Vader, Young Avengers, Journey into Mystery), Christina Lake (Head, Balloons over Bristol, Never Quite Arriving, TAFF winner and conrunner), Nnedi Okorafor (Lagoon, Who Fears Death, Binti), and Kim Stanley Robinson (The Mars Trilogy, 2312, The Years of Rice and Salt).

The committee members are Michael Abbott, Liz Batty, Steve Davies, Kari, Alice Lawson, Caroline Mullan, Phil Nanson, Alison Scott and Paul Taylor.

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