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Banner: 2-4 November 2007, Quality Hotel, Bentley near Walsall
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Welcome to Novacon

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.

We had a new venue this year: the Park Inn, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG5 2BT

Our Guest of Honour: Justina Robson

Novacon 39 was delighted to welcome British science fiction and fantasy author Justina Robson as its guest of honour. Described by Zadie Smith as "a novelist of real vision", her latest book is Quantum Gravity: Selling Out. Every member of Novacon 39 received a limited-edition souvenir chapbook written by Justina.

Visit our guest of honour's website

Novacon News Update:
Novacon 40 open for registrations: Iain M Banks to be guest of honour
Nova Awards for Banana Wings, Claire Brialey, Sue Mason

Read the latest news (updated 19 November)

The 2009 Nova Awards

Since 1973, Novacon has hosted the Nova Awards, celebrating excellence in British sf fanzines (the awards are now also open to both Irish fandom and certain electronic fanzines).

Read the 2009 Nova 'longlist'

The Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Since 1972, Novacon has been organised by the Birmingham SF Group, which meets on the second Friday of each month at the Old Joint Stock, Temple Row (please note new location).

Future guests include fantasy / horror editor Jo Fletcher (12 March 2010), sf author Adam Roberts (9 April) and fantasy author Jasper Fforde (14 May).

Visit the Brum Group website

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