FantasyCon

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

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