9-11 November 2012
Park Inn Hotel, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT
Novacon is the UK’s longest-established regional science fiction convention, held every autumn since 1971. It’s built around a single-stream programme mixing both literary items and more informal events, with deliberate emphasis on social contact between SF fans and genre professionals.
Novacon follows a long tradition of SF conventions held in the UK since the late 1930s. Back in those days it was a proud and lonely thing to be an SF fan and the main source of their interest was the written word.
So at Novacon you won’t find people dressed up as a Dalek or Darth Vader but you will find:
- SF authors, many of whom have come up through the ranks of SF fandom.
- A dealers room where you can find a wide selection of new fiction, second hand books and collectable books, books about sf and even graphic novels.
- A bar filled with like minded people happy to chat for hours about anything under the sun even Science Fiction.
- Serious science talks from professionals who know what they are talking about.
- An Art Show featuring original work by both professional and amateur artists. Many of the works shown are available to buy.