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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 moved to a new venue in 2009: the Park Inn, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2BT (tel. 0115 935 9933).

Joining at Novacon:
You can register for the full weekend for £45.00. Day rates are also available: Friday, £10.00; Saturday, £20.00; Sunday, £15.00.
Discounted membership for Novacon 41 is on offer to anyone registering at Novacon 40.

Our Guest of Honour: Iain M Banks

Novacon 40 is delighted to welcome British science fiction Iain M Banks as its guest of honour. Every member of Novacon 40 will receive a limited-edition souvenir chapbook written by Iain.

In addition, we are pleased to announce Brian W Aldiss will be joining us as our special guest. Unfortunately, Harry Harrison is currently unable to attend, due to health reasons.

Visit the Iain M Banks newspage

Novacon News Update:
Full programme unveiled
All-star line-up: sixteen past guests of honour
Progress report #3 now available online

As well as our progress reports, regular news bulletins will be posted on this website.

Read the latest news (updated 9 November 2010)

The 2010 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). The deadline for this year's awards was 30 September 2010.

Read the current Nova 'longlist'

The Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Since 1972, Novacon has been organised by the Birmingham SF Group, which normally meets on the second Friday of each month at the Briar Rose Hotel, Bennetts Hill.

Future guest speakers include Novacon 37 guest of honour Charles Stross (5 November).

Visit the Brum Group website

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