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 Venue GoHs Att.
Novacon 1 November 13-14, 1971 Imperial Centre, Birmingham James White 144
Novacon 2 November 4-5, 1972 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Doreen Rogers 190
Novacon 3 November 2-4, 1973 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Ken Bulmer 146
Novacon 4 October 25-27, 1974 Imperial Centre, Birmingham Ken Slater 211
Novacon 5 November 7-9, 1975 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Dan Morgan 272
Novacon 6 November 5-7, 1976 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham David Kyle 317
Novacon 7 November 4-6, 1977 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham John Brunner 278
Novacon 8 November 3-5, 1978 Holiday Inn, Birmingham Anne McCaffrey 309
Novacon 9 November 2-4, 1979 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Christopher Priest 290
Novacon 10 October 31-November 2, 1980 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Brian W. Aldiss 495
Novacon 11 October 30-November 1, 1981 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Bob Shaw 362
Novacon 12 November 5-8, 1982 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Harry Harrison 373
Novacon 13 November 4-6, 1983 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Lisa Tuttle 339
Novacon 14 November 9-12, 1984 Grand Hotel, Birmingham Robert Holdstock 333
Novacon 15 November 1-3, 1985 De Vere Hotel, Coventry James White, David Langford 340
Novacon 16 October 31 - November 2, 1986 De Vere Hotel, Coventry E. C. Tubb, Chris Evans 257
Novacon 17 October 30 - November 1, 1987 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Iain M. Banks 315
Novacon 18 November 4-6, 1988 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Garry Kilworth 336
Novacon 19 November 17-19, 1989 Excelsior, Solihull Geoff Ryman 303
Novacon 20 November 9-11, 1990 Excelsior, Solihull Jack Cohen 330
Novacon 21 November 1-3, 1991 Forte Poste House, Solihull Colin Greenland 200
Novacon 22 November 6-8, 1992 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Storm Constantine 300
Novacon 23 November 5-7, 1993 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Stephen Baxter 243
Novacon 24 November 4-6, 1994 Royal Angus Hotel, Birmingham Graham Joyce 214
Novacon 25 November 3-5, 1995 Chamberlain Hotel, Birmingham Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Harry Harrison, Iain Banks (special guest) 338
Novacon 26 November 8-10, 1996 Hotel Ibis, Birmingham David Gemmell 281
Novacon 27 November 14-16, 1997 Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern Peter F. Hamilton 277
Novacon 28 November 13-15, 1998 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Paul J. McAuley 265
Novacon 29 November 5-7, 1999 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Ian Stewart 239
Novacon 30 November 10-12, 2000 Britannia Hotel, Birmingham Christopher Priest, Rog Peyton (special guest), David A. Hardy (guest artist) 224
Novacon 31 November 9-11, 2001 Quality Hotel, Walsall Gwyneth Jones 219
Novacon 32 November 1-3, 2002 Quality Hotel, Walsall Ian McDonald 252
Novacon 33 November 7-9, 2003 Quality Hotel, Walsall Jon Courtenay Grimwood 203
Novacon 34 November 5-7, 2004 Quality Hotel, Walsall Ian Watson 217
Novacon 35 November 11-13, 2005 Quality Hotel, Walsall Alastair Reynolds 216
Novacon 36 November 10-12, 2006 Quality Hotel, Walsall Ken MacLeod 212
Novacon 37 November 2-4, 2007 Quality Hotel, Walsall Charles Stross 208
Novacon 38 November 14-16, 2008 Quality Hotel, Walsall Ian R. MacLeod, Vernon Brown (Fan Guest) 177
Novacon 39 November 13-15, 2009 Park Inn, Nottingham Justina Robson 210
Novacon 40 November 12-14, 2010 Park Inn, Nottingham Iain M. Banks, Brian W. Aldiss (special guest) 262
Novacon 41 November 11-13, 2011 Park Inn, Nottingham John Meaney tbc
Novacon 42 November 9-11, 2012 Park Inn, Nottingham Jaine Fenn tbc
Novacon 43 November 8-10, 2013 Park Inn, Nottingham Jo Walton tbc
Novacon 44 November 14-16, 2014 Park Inn, Nottingham Kari Sperring, John Gribbin
Novacon 45 November 13-15, 2015 Park Inn, Nottingham Anne Nicholls, Stan Nicholls
Novacon 46 November 11-13, 2016 Park Inn, Nottingham Juliet McKenna
Novacon 47 November 10-12, 2017 Park Inn, Nottingham Adrian Tchaikovsky
Novacon 48 November 9-11, 2018 Park Inn, Nottingham Chris Beckett
Novacon 49 November 8-10, 2019 Mercure, Nottingham Mike Carey
Novacon 50 November 13-15, 2020 November 12-14, 2021 Nottingham Sheraton, Nottingham Chris Priest, Fangorn, Emma Newman, Claire North


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