The 2016 and 2017 sites for the British Eastercon were approved at Dysprosium.
Anxiety reigned in January after the Cardiff group had to withdraw its bid for 2016 and no group was poised to take its place. Little was heard in the interim.
This past weekend fans learned volunteers have stepped forward with a plan (part of a plan?)
The 2016 Eastercon will be in Manchester. The Mancunicon committee told Facebook readers their Guests of Honor will be Sarah Pinborough, Ian McDonald, Dave Clements, and “Interesting Guest A,” Aliette de Bodard. The message ended, “So I think we can probably claim to have 20% of a plan now!”
Fans also voted the 2017 Eastercon to the Cardiff group, which has apparently overcome all obstacles to hosting the con.
The 2017 Eastercon’s name will be Pasgon. Their Guests of Honor are Jo Walton, Lyn Evans and David “DC” Carlile.