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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.

Our Guest of Honour: John Meaney

Novacon 41 was delighted to welcome British science fiction author John Meaney as our guest of honour. All members received a limited-edition souvenir chapbook written by John.

Visit John Meaney's website

Our Venue

We moved to a new venue in 2009: The Park Inn, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG5 2BT. Centrally located, it features 172 modern bedrooms, wifi, two bars, a restaurant, plus extensive function rooms and leisure facilities (including a spa and swimming pool).

Visit the Park Inn's website

Novacon News Update:
Nova Awards for Head, Brialey, Hicks
Jaine Fenn announced as Novacon 42 guest of honour

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

Read the latest news (updated 15 November 2011)

The 2011 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 publications and certain electronic fanzines).

Beginning with the 2011 Nova Awards, voting has being extended to all UK / Irish residents who have read at least six qualifying fanzines published during the eligibility period.

Read the Nova 'longlist'

The Birmingham Science Fiction Group

Since 1972, Novacon has been organised by the Birmingham SF Group. Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month at the Briar Rose Hotel, Bennetts Hill.

The Brum Group celebrated its fortieth birthday on 10 June.

Visit the Brum Group website

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