FantasyCon 2017: Peterborough

  1. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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    This year's FantasyCon is taking place in Peterborough between Friday 29th September and Sunday 1st October. More information for anyone interested is here:
    Fantasycon

    The full line-up of events hasn't been announced yet, but the following guests of honour have been announced:
    Ben Aaronovitch
    Nancy Kilpatrick
    Pat Cadigan

    In addition to that, I think that at least 2 Chrons members are in the running for the British Fantasy Awards on the Sunday. I think both @chopper and @Tirellan have been shortlisted, which is fantastic.

    Tickets are still available via the website at the top and there are either tickets for the whole weekend, or day tickets for Saturday or Sunday. In addition to that anyone attending needs to be a member of the British Fantasy Society (BFS). Membership can be bought with the tickets on the event website, or via the BFS. For a cheaper option, the BFS also do paperless memberships for only £20.

    It's pretty much on my doorstep, so I'm planning on attending my first convention.:)
    There have been whispers of a potential northern invasion, and possibly folks from LonChron putting in an appearance so this could be a great chance for folks to catch up with fellow chronners as well as experience the con.

    So, who reckons they might be going?

    I'm looking forward to it already.:D Hope to see some of you there(y)
     
  2. nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    Tag the northern chrons
     
  3. nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    I'm hoping to come on the Saturday and booking a hotel for the night.
     
  4. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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  5. MemoryTale

    MemoryTale Good with a stick

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    As ever I will have a look at my finances and get back to you all.

    I got pinged this time. Yay!
     
  6. MemoryTale

    MemoryTale Good with a stick

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    And having looked at how much I earn, compared with how much travelling to, staying at, and buying a ticket is for this I'm going to have to rule myself out.

    Next year, when I've passed my apprenticeship however...
     
  7. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee writes books about people.

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    I'd love to get over but I have my never-ever-miss con (Titancon) in Sept and Octocon a week after Fantasycon and there is only so many times I can escape....
     
  8. The Big Peat

    The Big Peat Well-Known Member

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    I'll be working (n)
     
  9. millymollymo

    millymollymo Automaton in disguise

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    Am there. ALL weekend. Its my grown up time(Debatable) Deffo need to a chrons meet up while the chaos reigns.
     
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  10. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    Not going this year. I am cutting back on Cons over the next 12 months as I am saving the pennies to go visit the eldest daughter in New Zealand. The cost of two Cons it a hell of a chunk of my airfare.
     
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  11. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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    Indeed! Not sure whether I'll be going for the whole weekend yet or just a day - it'll probably depend on how expensive my car service and MOT is on Tuesday:unsure:
     
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  12. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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    There's a little more info on the booking site now about the programme, though nothing too detailed: hwsevents

    Also, for anyone trying to sign up for BFS membership via the BFS website there is apparently a technical problem with processing payments but they're working on fixing it.

    I think I'll just be attending on the Saturday but I'm happy to coordinate some kind of gathering for anyone attending.
     
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  13. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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    Looks like it's been fixed now.:)
     
  14. Abernovo

    Abernovo Well-Known Member

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    BristolCon is later in October. I cannot afford too many cons at the minute, and Peterborough's not easy for me to get to. It would be nice to go, though. Spent my teenage years there. Plus, Chrons meet-up.
     
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  15. Gonk the Insane

    Gonk the Insane Looking for the Lando System

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    There's a bit more detail about what's happening and when on the site now:

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday

    And also details of who's in the reading room over the weekend: hwsevents

    I'm only attending on the Saturday (which unfortunately means I'll miss @chopper in the reading room on Sunday) but looking forward to my first Con already.:D
     
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  16. Tirellan

    Tirellan Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there. Doing a reading on Friday afternoon @3.30 if anyone wants to drop by.
     
  17. millymollymo

    millymollymo Automaton in disguise

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    Event program appears to have been finalised: hwsevents
     
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  18. millymollymo

    millymollymo Automaton in disguise

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    Not quite sure what time I'll get there, but I'll drop by if I'm around :D Good luck!
     
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  19. Stewart Hotston

    Stewart Hotston Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there from Fri til the end on Sunday. Doing a panel on making fights realistic and then one on economics and fantasy worlds (on the Fri and the Sun respectively). Would love to meet fellow Chronners.
     
  20. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    Hope everyone has a great time!
     
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