Novacon

(1) A UK Convention

The UK's oldest regional convention. It is run each November by the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. It was founded by the University of Aston Science Fiction Group at a time when Eastercon was the only regular convention in the UK, but since Novacon 2 has been run by the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

Novacon presents the annual Nova Awards.

Convention Dates Venue GoHs Att.
Novacon 1 Nov 1971 Imperial Centre, Birmingham James White 144
Novacon 2 Nov 1972 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Doreen Rogers 190
Novacon 3 1973 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Ken Bulmer 146
Novacon 4 Oct 25-27, 1974 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Ken Slater 211
Novacon 5 Nov 7-9, 1975 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Dan Morgan 272
Novacon 6 1976 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham David Kyle 317
Novacon 7 Nov 4-6, 1977 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham John Brunner 278
Novacon 8 Nov 3-5, 1978 Holiday Inn, Birmingham Anne McCaffrey 309
Novacon 9 Nov 2-4, 1979 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Christopher Priest 290
Novacon 10 Oct 31-Nov 2, 1980 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Brian W. Aldiss 495
Novacon 11 Oct 30-Nov 1, 1981 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Bob Shaw 362
Novacon 12 Nov 5-8, 1982 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Harry Harrison 373
Novacon 13 Nov 4-6, 1983 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Lisa Tuttle 339
Novacon 14 Nov 9-12, 1984 Grand Hotel, Birmingham Robert Holdstock 333
Novacon 15 1985 De Vere Hotel, Coventry James White, David Langford 340
Novacon 16 1986 De Vere Hotel, Coventry E.C. Tubb, Chris Evans 257
Novacon 17 Oct 30 - Nov 1, 1987 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Iain M. Banks 315
Novacon 18 1988 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Garry Kilworth 336
Novacon 19 1989 Excelsior, Solihull Geoff Ryman 303
Novacon 20 1990 Excelsior, Solihull Jack Cohen 330
Novacon 21 1991 Forte Poste House, Solihull Colin Greenland 200
Novacon 22 1992 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Storm Constantine 300
Novacon 23 1993 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Stephen Baxter 243
Novacon 24 November 4-6, 1994 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Graham Joyce 214
Novacon 25 1995 Chamberlain Hotel, Birmingham Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Harry Harrison, Iain Banks (special guest) 338
Novacon 26 1996 Hotel Ibis, Birmingham David Gemmell 281
Novacon 27 1997 Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern Peter F. Hamilton 277
Novacon 28 1998 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Paul J. McAuley 265
Novacon 29 1999 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Ian Stewart 239
Novacon 30 2000 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Christopher Priest, Rog Peyton (special guest), David A. Hardy (guest artist) 224
Novacon 31 2001 Quality Hotel, Bentley Gwyneth Jones 219
Novacon 32 2002 Quality Hotel, Bentley Ian McDonald 252
Novacon 33 2003 Quality Hotel, Bentley Jon Courtenay Grimwood 203
Novacon 34 2004 Quality Hotel, Bentley Ian Watson 217
Novacon 35 Nov 11-13, 2005 Quality Hotel, Bentley Alastair Reynolds 216
Novacon 36 2006 Quality Hotel, Bentley Ken MacLeod 212
Novacon 37 Nov 2-4, 2007 Quality Hotel, Bentley Charles Stross 208
Novacon 38 Nov 14-16, 2008 Quality Hotel, Bentley Ian R MacLeod, Vernon Brown (fan guest) 177
Novacon 39 Nov 13-15, 2009 Park Inn, Nottingham Justina Robson 210
Novacon 40 Nov 12-14, 2010 Park Inn, Nottingham Iain M Banks, Brian W Aldiss (special guest) 262
Novacon 41 Nov 11-13, 2011 Park Inn, Nottingham John Meaney tbc
Novacon 42 Nov 9-11, 2012 Park Inn, Nottingham Jaine Fenn tbc
Novacon 43 Nov 8-10, 2013 Park Inn, Nottingham Jo Walton tbc
Novacon 44 Nov 14-16, 2014 Park Inn, Nottingham Kari Sperring, John Gribbin
Novacon 45 Nov 13-15, 2015 Park Inn, Nottingham Anne Nicholls, Stan Nicholls
Novacon 46 Nov 11-13, 2016 Park Inn, Nottingham Juliet McKenna
Novacon 47 Nov 10-12, 2017 Park Inn, Nottingham Adrian Tchaikovsky
Novacon 48 Nov 9-11, 2018 Park Inn, Nottingham Chris Beckett

(2) A Michigan One-Shot Convention

A one-day convention held in Michigan in 1973. Evelyn Leeper was FGoH.

(3) An Australian Dr Who Convention

Year Convention Dates
1991 Novacon '91
1995 Novacon '95 Jan 13-15

A convention held by the Newcastle Doctor Who Science Fiction Club of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.


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