Novacon

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The UK's oldest regional convention, founded in 1971. It is run each November by the Birmingham Science Fiction Group. It was founded by the University of Aston Science Fiction Group at a time when Eastercon was the only regular convention in the UK, but since Novacon 2 has been run by the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

Novacon used to present the annual Nova Awards.

Convention Dates GoHs Att.
Novacon 1 November 13-14, 1971 James White 144
Novacon 2 November 4-5, 1972 Doreen Rogers 190
Novacon 3 November 2-4, 1973 Ken Bulmer 146
Novacon 4 October 25-27, 1974 Ken Slater 211
Novacon 5 November 7-9, 1975 Dan Morgan 272
Novacon 6 November 5-7, 1976 David Kyle 317
Novacon 7 November 4-6, 1977 John Brunner 278
Novacon 8 November 3-5, 1978 Anne McCaffrey 309
Novacon 9 November 2-4, 1979 Christopher Priest 290
Novacon 10 October 31 - November 2, 1980 Brian W. Aldiss 495
Novacon 11 October 30 - November 1, 1981 Bob Shaw 362
Novacon 12 November 5-8, 1982 Harry Harrison 373
Novacon 13 November 4-6, 1983 Lisa Tuttle 339
Novacon 14 November 9-12, 1984 Robert Holdstock 333
Novacon 15 November 1-3, 1985 James White, David Langford 340
Novacon 16 October 31 ‑ November 2, 1986 E. C. Tubb, Chris Evans 257
Novacon 17 October 30 - November 1, 1987 Iain M. Banks 315
Novacon 18 November 4-6, 1988 Garry Kilworth 336
Novacon 19 November 17-19, 1989 Geoff Ryman 303
Novacon 20 November 9-11, 1990 Jack Cohen 330
Novacon 21 November 1-3, 1991 Colin Greenland 200
Novacon 22 November 6-8, 1992 Storm Constantine 300
Novacon 23 November 5-7, 1993 Stephen Baxter 243
Novacon 24 November 4-6, 1994 Graham Joyce 214
Novacon 25 November 3-5, 1995 Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Harry Harrison, Iain Banks (special guest) 338
Novacon 26 November 8-10, 1996 David Gemmell 281
Novacon 27 November 14-16, 1997 Peter F. Hamilton 277
Novacon 28 November 13-15, 1998 Paul J. McAuley 265
Novacon 29 November 5-7, 1999 Ian Stewart 239
Novacon 30 November 10-12, 2000 Christopher Priest, Rog Peyton (special guest), David A. Hardy (guest artist) 224
Novacon 31 November 9-11, 2001 Gwyneth Jones 219
Novacon 32 November 1-3, 2002 Ian McDonald 252
Novacon 33 November 7-9, 2003 Jon Courtenay Grimwood 203
Novacon 34 November 5-7, 2004 Ian Watson 217
Novacon 35 November 11-13, 2005 Alastair Reynolds 216
Novacon 36 November 10-12, 2006 Ken MacLeod 212
Novacon 37 November 2-4, 2007 Charles Stross 208
Novacon 38 November 14-16, 2008 Ian R. MacLeod, Vernon Brown (Fan Guest) 177
Novacon 39 November 13-15, 2009 Justina Robson 210
Novacon 40 November 12-14, 2010 Iain M. Banks, Brian W. Aldiss (special guest) 262
Novacon 41 November 11-13, 2011 John Meaney tbc
Novacon 42 November 9-11, 2012 Jaine Fenn tbc
Novacon 43 November 8-10, 2013 Jo Walton tbc
Novacon 44 November 14-16, 2014 Kari Sperring, John Gribbin
Novacon 45 November 13-15, 2015 Anne Nicholls, Stan Nicholls
Novacon 46 November 11-13, 2016 Juliet McKenna
Novacon 47 November 10-12, 2017 Adrian Tchaikovsky
Novacon 48 November 9-11, 2018 Chris Beckett
Novacon 49 November 8-10, 2019 Mike Carey
Novacon 50 November 13-15, 2020 Chris Priest, Fangorn, Emma Newman, Claire North


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