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Past and Forthcoming Conventions [Apr. 8th, 2009|11:12 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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Looks like Eastercon LX will be my fortieth convention (leaving aside one-day conventions such as Dangercon and Picocon, and domestically-hosted weekends).

 1October 1991"Eroticon Six"Gravesend
 2May 1992"Incon I: Inconsequential"Derby
 3November 1992"Novacon 22"Birmingham
 4April 1993"Helicon" (44th Eastercon)Jersey
 5October 1993"VoCon"Gravesend
 6May 1994"Incon II: Inconceivable"Long Eaton
 7August 1995"Intersection" (53rd Worldcon)Glasgow
 8April 1996"Evolution" (47th Eastercon)Heathrow
 9May 1996"Incon V: Inconsistent"Scotch Corner
10May 1997"Year of the Wombat"Nottingham
11May 1998"Lazlar Lyricon II"Scotch Corner
12April 1999"Reconvene" (50th Eastercon)Liverpool
13April 2001"Paragon" (52nd Eastercon)Hinckley
14May 2002"Damn Fine Con"Shepperton
15June 2002"<plokta.con> Release 2.0"Basingstoke
16April 2003"Seacon03" (54th Eastercon)Hinckley
17October 2003"They Came and Shaved Us"Dundalk
18November 2003"Novacon 33"Walsall
19April 2004"Concourse" (55th Eastercon)Blackpool
20May 2004"<plokta.con> Release 3.0"Newbury
21August 2004"Brentcon"Brentford
22October 2004"Octocon"Maynooth
23November 2004"Novacon 34"Walsall
24February 2005"Redemption 2005"Hinckley
25March 2005"Paragon 2" (56th Eastercon)Hinckley
26August 2005"Interaction" (63rd Worldcon)Glasgow
27November 2005"Novacon 35"Walsall
28April 2006"Concussion" (57th Eastercon)Glasgow
29October 2006"Octocon"Maynooth
30November 2006"Novacon 36"Walsall
31February 2007"Redemption 2007"Hinckley
32April 2007"Contemplation" (58th Eastercon)Chester
33May 2007"Confounding Tales"Renfrew
34July 2007"Year of the Teledu"Leicester
35August 2007"Recombination"Cambridge
36November 2007"Novacon 37"Walsall
37September 2008"ZombieCon"Walsall
38November 2008"Novacon 38"Walsall
39February 2009"Redemption 2009"Coventry
40April 2009"LX" (60th Eastercon)Bradford


Number of conventions in each year from 1991 to 2008: 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 4, 3, 6, 2.

Possible future conventions:


..May 2009"<plokta.con> Release 4.0"Sunningdale
..July 2009"100th Birthday Bash"Brentford
..July 2009"Constitution"Cambridge
..October 2009"Octocon"Dublin
..November 2009"Novacon 39"Nottingham
..January 2010"Conrunner 2"Sheffield
..March 2010"P-Con VII"Dublin
..March 2010"Corflu Cobalt"Winchester
..April 2010"Odyssey 2010" (61st Eastercon)Heathrow
..August 2010"Lazlar Lyricon III"Cambridge
..August 2010"Au Contraire"Wellington, NZ
..September 2010"Aussiecon 04" (68th Worldcon)Melbourne, OZ
..October 2010"Octocon"? Dublin
..November 2010"Novacon 40"? Nottingham
..February 2011"Redemption 2011"Coventry


There's also a not-a-convention-really in January 2010 in Hay-on-Wye. There's no programme, but the dealers area is huge.

That's probably enough to be getting on with. It rather looks as if I might be spending my 42nd convention with Sproutlore types, which is slightly counter-intuitive.

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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2009-04-09 05:55 am (UTC)
You've made me realise that this June it'll be 20 years since my first convention.

It'll also be 20 years since I did my A levels. No coincidence - my first convention was the day of my last A level exam. I went straight from the exam to the bus to Derby, where I got a lift from the Octarinies to Leeds to attend Iconoclasm.

I am Officially Old.
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2009-04-09 09:28 am (UTC)
I refuse to count my conventions. Let's just say the first one was in 1975 when I was 13. The only person who could conceivably remember me from that one is Rog Peyton.
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From: jamesb
2010-02-04 05:53 pm (UTC)
Gosh, my first Octocon was 1991...
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From: jamesb
2015-02-17 02:20 am (UTC)
do you have any photos from Incon 2, Incon 5 or LL2?

JAMES
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2015-02-17 08:57 am (UTC)
I didn't have a camera then, the earliest photos I have are February 2003.
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From: jamesb
2015-02-22 09:55 pm (UTC)
thanks - no worries
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