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Don't miss Novacon 50 - 12 to 14 November , 2021

Covid Policy at Novacon

The committee has reviewed the latest government advice and put in place the following guidelines. There are limits on what we can do. The hotel will have its way of operating and we will do everything reasonably practicable in the function spaces we control.

It has been a tough time since we last met and the committee have worked hard to try and make Novacon 50 as accessible and safe as possible so members feel confident in joining us to celebrate our big birthday. So please take these steps in the spirit they were intended and cooperate with us.

What we are doing with the hotel:

  • The Committee is working with the hotel to ensure good spacing in the programme room to allow for some social distancing.
  • There will be a separate entrance and exit in dealers and art show.
  • There will sanitising stations around the hotel.
  • All hotel staff will be double vaccinated.
  • All programme rooms apart from main programme have windows that can be opened for air flow.
  • Main programme room has high ceilings and fire escape doors that we can open for air flow.

What we need from you:

  • We ask that all members are vaccinated where possible.
  • We ask all members to take a lateral flow test prior to attending convention.
  • Masks will be required while moving around the hotel but not whilst sitting in bar areas.
  • Masks will be required in the main programme unless you are on the panel.
  • Please do not host or attend room parties.
  • Please do not attend if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19. Follow Government advice and stay safe.

Please note: that the hotel policy for staff is masking is voluntary. We cannot do anything about this, however all staff are double vaccinated. Also remember that the hotel bar is open to the public although the hotel does not expect that there will be any non members.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in November.
The Novacon 50 committee.

Useful links:

To obtain lateral flow tests:

Government guidelines:

Guest of Honour

We are sorry to announce that for personal reasons Emma Newman is no longer able to attend Novacon 50. We wish her well and look forward to seeing her at other conventions in the future.

Membership News

We are closing in on the upper limit of members we can safely have at Novacon 50. There will also not be any memberships available on the weekend itself, so if you are planning on joining our celebrations buy your membership asap to avoid disappointment.

The membership list will close at midnight (BST) on 9th November.

We look forward to seeing you in Buxton.

Day Memberships Now Available

  • Friday - £15
  • Saturday - £25
  • Sunday - £20

Please note that day memberships will not be available at the door.

Use the Membership form to purchase them before the convention.