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FantasyCon / Participation/Call for Content
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:16:04 pm »

If you would like to be involved in talks, panels or similar please use this link to fill out the form:

Any questions please drop us a mail at


FantasyCon / Fantasycon 2018 Memberships now live on the Website
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:09:09 pm »
Fantasycon 2018 is at the Queen Hotel Chester, 19th - 21st October

Membership booking is now live on our website

 If you have any questions please do check the information on our website, but if you are not able to find the information there, do please drop us an email on


BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:26:30 pm »
If you are in the London area, we hope you are joining us for the Xmas Social, it's a great time to meet up with wonderful people and celebrate the season.  Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be a BFS member.

This year we are in the Vintry pub, which serve a great selection of food and drink and have reserved us the conservatory for our meet up.

Eibonvale Press will be launching its new chapbook line and Brendan Connell’s unique and unclassifiable collection Pleasant Tales.  Filled with hints of horror and the weird, these stories also have a pop art glow to them and a deep sense of the strangeness of the mundane world. The first volume of the chapbooks will be Kristine Ong Muslim’s collection of sci-fi and horror miniatures The Drone Outside.

Snuggly Books will have a few new titles available, including a launch of The Emerald Princess by Félicien Champsaur and translated by Brian Stableford. An engagingly bizarre fantasy from 1928, full of lurid symbolism and harking back to the stylistic extravagances of the Decadent Movement, the title story is combined with five others, all presented in English for the first time.

The details:

Friday 8th December, 7pm

The Vintry

119 - 121 Cannon Street,



So for those of us not needing a hotel room (I live close enough to drive there and back each day), what options would we need please? Just BFS membership and tickets for the entire event?

Apologies for the delay on responding...  I'm really bad at checking the forum, will try and do better in future...

To clarify:  If you wish to attend the whole event you just need to purchase Fantasycon 2017 Membership. 

You do not have to be a BFS member to attend Fantasycon, but it gives you a discount if you are. 
Sat/Sun day tickets are on the website as a slightly cheaper alternative if someone only wishes to attend on one day (does not include Award voting rights), but you do not need these if you have bought Fantasycon Membership.

Hope that all makes sense.

Announcements and Suggestions / BFS Website Events Calendar
« on: July 10, 2017, 12:47:43 pm »

Just to let you know I have updated the events Calendar on the website with a range of events and conventions for the rest of the year, I hope you find this helpful. 

I also add events where we know BFS members are attending to the Events list in the British Fantasy Society's Facebook group.  This is not intended to duplicate or replace the official social media of those events, but instead to help members know who else from the BFS might be attending and friendly faces to look out for. 

If there are any events you would like added to the Calendar or Facebook group, do please drop me an email via


BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:57:03 am »

IanH - apologies for not getting back to you, lovely to see you at the pub. 

I realise I had posted the Xmas Social as Friday 7th December...  it is of course the 8th!  I have amended this to save confusion. 

It was also suggested that the October Social clashed with Octocon in Dublin, but I have checked the dates and it does not! Octocon is the 6th - 8th and the BFS social is the 13th. 

Would potential attendees prefer a Guest/interview/reading or would they prefer just to meet and chat?  Let me know what you think and I will try and ensure it is arranged to suit the majority. 


FantasyCon / Fantasycon 2017 Guest of Honour - Nancy Kilpatrick
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:18:16 pm »
Fantasycon 2017 is delighted to announce Guest of Honour:

Nancy Kilpatrick

Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick has a wide catalogue of publications including nineteen novels, over 220 short stories, seven collections of her stories and has edited fifteen anthologies.

For more information see our website:

BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:21 pm »
The July event is now confirmed:

Friday 7th July, 7pm – late, at the Counting House, 50 Cornhill, London

The Counting House is a lovely venue and serves a range of beers and ale (as well as all the other alcohol you would expect!) and has a great food menu.  We have a private, accessible room which gives us  space to chat and meet others.  Everyone is welcome, it is entirely free and you don’t need to be a member of the BFS to come along.

BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:58:57 pm »
I'm still quite interested in setting something up in Birmingham if you want to get back to me on that. No worries if not.

Apologies, I would love you to set something up, I will respond via email.  Thank you

BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: May 16, 2017, 04:27:15 pm »
I have the following dates for your diary:

Friday 7th July - waiting on confirmation from the venue

Friday 13th October - Counting House (50 Cornhill, London,EC3V 3PD)

Friday 8th December - Venue TBC

I will confirm details of these asap. 


BFS Events / Re: BFS Social London
« on: April 10, 2017, 03:45:13 pm »

Apologies, London BFS events are not taking place at the moment due to a couple of factors, firstly that my life has been really busy and secondly because free private venues in central London are difficult to come by so there is a discussion with the BFS committee to decide if there is a budget for this.  Until those discussions are resolved I will not be running any London Events. 

I am more than happy to put details of other events onto the BFS calendar/website social media, so if you are organising something do still let me know. 


FantasyCon / Re: FantasyCon 2017
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:03:34 pm »
I have added a couple of new topic threads with announcements on this forum...  hopefully your are all following  :)

FantasyCon / Dealers, Sponsorship, book Launches and more...
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:02:00 pm »

We have a number of option for publishers, book sellers, authors, artists and genre related commodity seller who might want to sell or promote their items/books/art etc. 

We have a great Dealers room which means all the dealers will be in the same place making for a wonderful shopping experience, there is also a bar in the same room, so hopefully that will keep our wonderful dealers hydrated as well as attracting a few more people to spend some time in the room.  From a security point of view we will be able to lock the room overnight or when the room is closed. 

We have 3 packages which we think give you some good options:

1. Debut Package, £65.  We think this is suitable for promoting an event or individual or only a few books, especially for groups/societies or self published/Indie authors. You get a ½ Page advert (full page +£50) in the event guide, ½ table in the dealers room and a Logo and link on website.

2. Authors Package, £55 plus 5% commission on any books sold.  If an author/publisher is attending, but not wanting to be at a stand all weekend, then we are happy to make sure that your books are available for sale.  We will limit the number of titles/copies depending on space available.  Advertising  in this way helps everyone to know about you and hopefully come and find your book(s).  You get a ½ page advert (full page +£50) in the event guide and your books to be sold at the Fantasycon/BFS dealer table as well as a Logo/link on website.

3. Dealer Package, £135.  This is great for a dealer who want to get noticed as well as sell there goods.  You get a 1 page advert (extra pages +£100) in the event guide, 1 table (extra tables +£40) and a Logo and link on website.

Tables and adverts are also available as separate items on our website. 

Membership for people attending as dealers is also required, we know not everyone agrees with this and it is perhaps something we will look at for future events, but this is the case for this year. 

Book Launches are also available, there is no charge for these, but you would need to pay for any refreshments you would like to serve. 

There are some great sponsorship options on our website, if you are interested but the total amount is beyond your budget we can look at splitting the item between more than one sponsor so do get in touch if you want to explore these options. 

With regards to Art - artists are very welcome to have a table at the dealers room to sell and promote their art, they can also put prints on the Fantasycon/BFS dealer table for sale.  Launches don't have to be for books, it could be an opportunity to showcase new art,but the limited time slot for these events would make an exhibition of a lot of work very difficult.   We are working on another option for Art, but no promises as it might not work out. 

Dealer page on our website:
Email address to get in contact:



FantasyCon / Activities overview...
« on: April 02, 2017, 09:24:37 pm »

An overview of the planned activities (including banquet menu) has gone up on our website, as well as a form for people interested in doing a reading...

Lot of activities are being planned and the page will be updated as items are confirmed.  The full programme will be on the website prior to the event itself, but we hope the overview gives you a bit of a flavour of what we have planned. 

Hope you can join us there!

FantasyCon / Re: Memberships and Hotel bookings for Fcon 2017 are now live!
« on: February 06, 2017, 07:55:18 pm »
I have put this information on the facebook pages and the website itself also as I know some of you are looking/posting there also. 

To clarify the booking options:

To attend the event you need to purchase Fantasycon 2017 Membership. This is a sliding scale of costs depending on whether you are a member of the BFS, adult/student/child prices and when you book. There is an "early bird" special offer for the first 50 people to book before the end of the month. Prices will go up again about a month or so before the event and buying a membership on the day will be more expensive again.

You can also book rooms at the convention hotel on this site, this rate will remain constant, but obviously is limited in numbers. Booking rooms at the hotel does not give you entry to the convention. Booking rooms via our site if you are not planning to attend the event will result in us cancelling your room booking. Rooms either have a double bed or a twin bed and can accommodate up to 2 people per room.  The B&B item is per room, not per person. 

For convenience, you can also buy Membership of the BFS in the same transaction. This (along with other benefits) allows you a discount when purchasing Fantasycon Membership. This item does not include entry to the convention if bought on its own.

All purchases from our site have a non refundable booking fee. This is primarily to cover the card charges that the payment website charges us for your transaction. These costs are outlined on each item in the shop.

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