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 probably 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.