Eastercon

(1) The British Natcon

(See 'way below for the other Eastercons.)

Eastercon is the annual British National Science Fiction Convention. It has been held over the Easter weekend every year since 1955. Before 1955 it was held over the Whitsun weekend except for Loncon in 1949. (The 1944 Eastercon which was held on Easter was not an Eastercon and doesn't count!)

Eastercon attracts 800-1,200 fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy and similar genres.

There are no official rules and regulations for the Eastercon. To call your convention an "Eastercon" there has to be a general consensus that a bid has been put forward and approved by the membership at a previous Eastercon.

The Eastercon website gives much more detail on the event, including its history

# Name Location Year
1 Whitcon London 1948*
2 Loncon London 1949
* Festivention London 1951*
3 London SF Con London 1952*
4 Coroncon London 1953*
5 Supermancon Manchester 1954*
6 Cytricon Kettering 1955
7 Cytricon II Kettering 1956
8 Cytricon III Kettering 1957
9 Cytricon IV Kettering 1958
10 Brumcon Birmingham 1959
11 London London 1960
12 LXIcon Gloucester 1961
13 Ronvention Harrogate 1962
14 Bullcon Peterborough 1963
15 Repetercon Peterborough 1964
16 Brumcon II Birmingham 1965
17 Yarcon Yarmouth 1966
18 Briscon Bristol 1967
19 Thirdmancon Buxton 1968
20 Galactic Fair Oxford 1969
21 Scicon '70 London 1970
22 Eastercon 22 Worcester 1971
23 Chessmancon Chester 1972
24 OMPAcon Bristol 1973
25 Tynecon Newcastle 1974
26 Seacon Coventry 1975
27 Mancon 5 Manchester 1976
28 Eastercon '77 Coventry 1977
29 Skycon Heathrow 1978
30 Yorcon Leeds 1979
31 Albacon Glasgow 1980
32 Yorcon II Leeds 1981
33 Channelcon Brighton 1982
34 Albacon II Glasgow 1983
35 Seacon '84 Brighton 1984
36 Yorcon III Leeds 1985
37 Albacon III Glasgow 1986
38 BECCON '87 Birmingham 1987
39 Follycon Liverpool 1988
40 Contrivance Jersey 1989
41 Eastcon Liverpool 1990
42 Speculation Glasgow 1991
43 Illumination Blackpool 1992
44 Helicon Jersey 1993
45 Sou'Wester Liverpool 1994
46 Confabulation London 1995
47 Evolution Heathrow 1996
48 Intervention Liverpool 1997
49 Intuition Manchester 1998
50 ReConvene Liverpool 1999
51 2Kon Glasgow 2000
52 Paragon Hinckley 2001
53 Helicon 2 Jersey 2002
54 Seacon03 Hinckley 2003
55 Concourse Blackpool 2004
56 Paragon 2 Hinckley 2005
57 Concussion Glasgow 2006
58 Convoy Liverpool 2007 (cancelled)
58 Contemplation Chester 2007
59 Orbital 2008 Heathrow 2008
60 LX Bradford 2009
61 Odyssey 2010 Heathrow 2010
62 Illustrious Birmingham 2011
63 Olympus Heathrow 2012
64 EightSquaredCon Bradford 2013
65 Satellite 4 Glasgow 2014
66 Dysprosium Heathrow 2015
67 Mancunicon Manchester 2016
68 Pasgon Cardiff 2017 (cancelled)
68 Innominate Birmingham 2017
69 Follycon Harrogate 2018
70 Ytterbium Heathrow 2019

A * after a year indicates the convention was held Whitsun rather than Easter.

There were also some British national conventions before the first recognized Eastercon:

Name Location Year Date
"Other First Convention" Leeds 1937
"Second British Convention" London 1938
"Third British Convention" London 1939
Midvention 1943 Easter
Eastercon London 1944 Easter

See also Early Conventions and Long-Running Conventions.

(2) A Wisconson Convention

See Eastercon-DAG for a small one-shot con in Wisconsin.

(3) A NY Convention

See Eastercon-NY, a small 60s convention in New York City.

(4) A Melbourne Convention

Eastercon 7 was held April 13-16, 1979 at the Melbourne Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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