In my opinion, (and even though, being in South Africa, we never get to share in the fun) there can never be too many SFF Conventions! Here’s news of a brand-new Con, coming March 2011:
Science Fiction and Fantasy comes to Leeds
On Saturday March 12th 2011, Leeds will be hosting its first Science Fiction and Fantasy event in many years – ConJour.
The one day event is being sponsored by Tor UK and SFF fans will have the opportunity to attend guest talks and panels, and meet some of their favourite authors at signing sessions taking place throughout the day.
The venue is the Leeds Park Plaza hotel which is set in the heart of Leeds city centre, with nearby bus and train transport links, and it is very close to a host of shops, bars and places to eat.
“I’ve been to many conventions and events over the years,” said Stephen Aryan, one of the event organisers. “But the majority of them tend to be in the south, which is a long way to travel for some people. So I’m hoping that by setting ConJour in Yorkshire it will attract fans from all over the country.
“I also appreciate that full weekend events can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time or you’re attending on your own. This way, by running a one day convention fans can enjoy the event, maybe make some new friends, and they won’t miss out on anything.”
Never been to Leeds, but anyone and any place getting an awesome dose of SFF is indeed a very lucky place. 🙂