Picocon

A convention in London, UK sponsored by the Imperial College Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.

The tradition of a Varsity fish fight, started in 1988, between OUSFG and CUSFS, continues to this day as as a inter-university challenge match. The fish must be defrosted, and the best technique involves gripping it by the gills.

Destruction of dodgy merchandise, with liquid nitrogen and blunt objects, is all too common.

Convention website

Convention Dates GoHs
Picocon 1 1983
Picocon 2 Feb 2, 1984 Dave Langford, Jonathan Cowie
Picocon Pi 1985 Dave Langford, Gerry Webb
Picocon 4 Feb 15, 1986 Brian Stableford, Dave Langford
Picocon 5 Feb 21, 1987 John Brunner, David Hardy
Picocon 6 Feb 6, 1988 Terry Pratchett, Michael Scott Rohan, Dave Langford
Picocon 7 Feb 4, 1989 Dave Langford, Terry Pratchett, Gerry Webb (or, perhaps, Bob Shaw), Dave Lally
Picocon 8 1990 Bob Shaw
Picocon 9 Mar 2, 1991 No GoHs
Picocon 10 Mar 7, 1992 Brian Stableford, Dave Langford
Picocon 11 Mar 6, 1993 Colin Greenland
There was no Picocon in 1994
Picocon 12 Mar 12, 1994 Iain Banks, Dr. Arley Anderson
Picocon 13 Feb 4, 1996 Rob Holdstock, Chris Priest, Stephen Baxter
Picocon 14 Mar 2, 1997 Simon Ings, Nicholas Royle
Picocon 15 Feb 28, 1998 No GoHs
Picocon 16 Feb 6, 1999 Stephen Lawhead, M. John Harrison, Jane Johnson, Gabriel King
Picocon 17 Feb 19, 2000 Brian Stableford, Gary Kilworth, Ian Watson, Juliet McKenna
Picocon 18 Feb 10, 2001 Christopher Priest, Geoff Ryman, Juliet E. McKenna, Jane Killick
Picocon 19 Feb 9, 2002 Anne Gay, China MiƩville, Stan Nicholls, Geoff Ryman
Picocon 20 Feb 22, 2001 Jack Cohen, Gwyneth Jones
Picocon 21 Feb 7, 2004 Peter F. Hamilton, Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts
Picocon 22 Feb 19, 2005 Gwyneth Jones, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Brian Stableford
Picocon 23 Feb 18, 2006 Ian Watson, Natasha Mostert, Mark Roberts
Picocon 24 Feb 17, 2007 Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod, Farah Mendlesohn
Picocon 25 Feb 23, 2008 Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, Liz Williams
Picocon 26 Feb 28, 2009 Pat Cadigan, Robert Rankin, Michael Marshall Smith
Picocon 27 Feb 27, 2010 Alastair Reynolds, Amanda Hemingway, Jaine Fenn
Picocon 30 Feb 16-17, 2013 Peter F. Hamilton, Stephanie Swainston, Richard Morgan, Kate Griffin
Picocon 31 Feb 22 2014 Sarah Pinborough, Charles Stross, David Southwood
Picocon 32 Feb 14-15, 2015 Cory Doctorow, Frances Hardinge, Ian McDonald, Kari Sperring, Stuart Ashen
Picocon 33 February 20, 2016 Michelle Paver, Paul Cornell, Carrie Hope Fletcher
Picocon 34 February 18, 2017 Paul McAuley, Jaine Fenn, Al Robertson, Justina Robson

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