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A convention (also sometimes called the British Fantasy Convention) run by the British Fantasy Society since 1975 which is usually devoted to horror or dark fantasy.

Convention Dates Location GoHs
Fantasycon 1975 February 22, 1975 Imperial Centre Hotel, Birmingham, UK
Fantasycon II February 28-29, 1976 Imperial Centre Hotel, Birmingham, UK Robert Aikman
Fantasycon 3 February 26-27, 1977 Imperial Centre Hotel, Birmingham, UK Basil Copper
Fantasycon 1978 February 24-26, 1978 Imperial Hotel, Birmingham, UK Stephen King
Fantasycon 5 February 23-25, 1979 De Vere Hotel, Coventry, UK Karl Edward Wagner
Fantasycon VI October 3-5, 1980 Imperial Hotel, Birmingham, UK Ramsey Campbell, Jim Fitzpatrick
Fantasycon 1981 July 10-12, 1981 Centre Hotel, Birmingham, UK Peter Tremayne, Alan Hunter
Mythcon 1982 July 2-4, 1982 Grand Hotel, Birmingham, UK Tanith Lee, Eddie Jones
Fantasycon VIII October 14-16, 1983 Imperial Hotel, Birmingham, UK Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg
Fantasycon IX September 14-16, 1984 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham, UK Charles L. Grant, Tanith Lee
Fantasycon X September 6-8, 1985 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham, UK Robert Holdstock, Diana Wynne Jones
Fantasycon XI September 26-28, 1986 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK Dennis Etchison, Jody Scott
Fantasycon XII September 4-6, 1987 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK M. John Harrison, George R. R. Martin, J. K. Potter
Fantasycon XIII (also 14th World Fantasy Convention) October 28-30, 1988 Ramada Inn, London, England James Herbert, Diana Wynne Jones, Michael Foreman
Fantasycon XIV October 6-8, 1989 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK Thomas F. Monteleone, Stephen Laws
Fantasycon XV September 14-16, 1990 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK Joe Lansdale, Stephen Gallagher
Fantasycon XVI November 15-17, 1991 Ramada Inn West London Dan Simmons, Jonathan Carroll
Fantasycon XVII October 2-4, 1992 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK David Schow, Lisa Tuttle and R. Chetwynd-Hayes
Fantasycon XVIII October 1-3, 1993 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK Peter James, Les Edwards
Fantasycon XIX September 30 - October 2, 1994 Midland Hotel, Birmingham, UK Katherine Kurtz, Brian Lumley
Fantasycon 1995 was cancelled due to a "lack of organizers," but regulars gathered instead at the Welcome to My Nightmare Convention in Swansea on Halloween weekend.
Fantasycon XX October 4-6, 1996 International Hotel, Docklands, London Christopher Fowler, Tom Holt
Fantasycon XXI (also 1997 World Fantasy Convention) October 30 - November 2, 1997 International Hotel, Docklands, London Iain Sinclair, Joan Aiken, Bob Eggleton, Hugh Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Doug Bradley, Rob Holdstock
Fantasycon XXII September 11-13, 1998 Posthouse Hotel, Birmingham, UK Freda Warrington, Jane Yolen
Fantasycon 23 September 17-19, 1999 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham, UK Louise Cooper, Raymond E. Feist, Graham Masterton, Robert Rankin, Mike Tucker
Fantasycon XXIV September 8-10, 2000 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham, UK Storm Constantine, Stephen Lawhead, Doug Bradley, Stan Nicholls
Fantasycon XXV September 23, 2001 Champagne Charlie's, London Hugh Lamb, Simon Clark
Fantasycon XXVI September 21, 2002 Champagne Charlie's or Tappit Hen, London Graham Joyce
FantasyCon XXVII November 21-23, 2003 Tillington Hall Hotel, Stafford Christopher Fowler, Catherine Fisher
FantasyCon XXVIII September 24-26, 2004 Quality Hotel, Bentley, Wadsall Robert Holdstock, Muriel Gray
FantasyCon 2005 September 30 - October 2, 2005 Quality Hotel, Bentley, Wadsall Mark Chadbourn, Simon Clark, Steven Erikson
FantasyCon 2006 September 22-24, 2006 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham Neil Gaiman, Juliet E. McKenna, Ramsey Campbell, Raymond E. Feist, Clive Barker
FantasyCon 2007 September 21-23, 2007 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham Stephen Jones, Michael Marshall Smith, Terry Brooks
FantasyCon 2008 September 19-21, 2008 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham Christopher Golden, James Barclay, Dave McKean
FantasyCon 2009 September 18-20, 2009 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham Gail Z. Martin, Brian Clemens, Jasper Fforde
FantasyCon 2010 September 17-19, 2010 Britannia Hotel, Nottingham Lisa Tuttle, Bryan Talbot, Garry Kilworth
FantasyCon 2011 September 30 - October 2, 2011 Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton Gwyneth Jones, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Peter Atkins, Joe Abercrombie
FantasyCon 2012 September 27-30, 2012 Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton Joe R. Lansdale, Muriel Gray, Brent Weeks, Mary Danby, Mark Gatiss, Robin Hardy
FantasyCon 2013 (also World Fantasy Convention 2013) October 31 - November 3, 2013 Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton Richard Matheson, Richard Christian Matheson, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Alan Lee
FantasyCon 2014 September 5-7, 2014 Royal York Hotel, York Kate Elliott, Larry Rostant, Charlaine Harris, Toby Whithouse
FantasyCon 2015 October 23-25, 2015 East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel, Nottingham John Connolly, Jo Fletcher, Brandon Sanderson
FantasyCon 2016 September 23-25, 2016 Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough Elizabeth Bear, Frances Hardinge, Adam Nevill, Scott Lynch, James Smythe
FantasyCon 2017 September 29 - October 1, 2017 The Bull Hotel Peterborough Nancy Kilpatrick, Pat Cadigan, Ben Aaronovitch
FantasyCon 2018 October 19-21, 2018 The Queen Hotel, Chester Adrian Tchaikovsky, Claire North, Farah Mendlesohn
FantasyCon 2019 October 18-20, 2019 Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow Una McCormack, Jen Williams, Paul Trembley
FantasyCon 2020 September 25-27, 2020 Resource for London, Holloway Road, London Cancelled due to Covid-19
FantasyCon 2021 2021 The Midlands
FantasyCon 2022 2022 London Liz Williams, Rivers Solomon

FantasyCon: A short History (IA)

Website(IA) Reasonator 1975
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