Sunday, 18 June 2017

FantastiCon, Hull, 2 & 3 September 2017

A full weekend of Science Fiction and Fantasy is planned for Hull in September:

The FantastiCon project is underway and you can help!


It's been a little while since we sent you a newsletter but with a variety of amazing Fantastic Books Publishing projects on the go we thought you'd appreciate a little catch up. This one is all about FantastiCon.

Our annual Science Fiction/Fantasy/Gaming/Virtual Reality/Cosplay/Live Music event is coming again and this year we have secured a place in the beautiful Guildhall in Hull, 2017's City of Culture!

The event will run over the whole weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September and will feature all sorts of incredible activities including, but not limited to;
  • Book readings - Exciting book readings from best our selling authors, some exclusively from books yet to be released
  • Virtual Reality - Try out the latest in virtual reality from Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlaystationVR and more
  • Retro Gaming - Get back to the old school with our retro gaming area
  • Board/Tabletop/RPG Gaming - Join with your friends of come and make some new ones and enjoy many tabletop team gaming sessions led by our talented Games Masters including the exciting opportunity to play the much anticipated ED:RPG
  • Cosplay - Come and show off your creations or simply marvel at the hundreds of incredible costumed super fans that visit us every year, including cash prize cosplay competitions and a dedicated photography area
  • Comic book technology - Every wanted to know if Iron Man's suit was possible to build or if Spiderman's web thrower would work in the real world? Find out from Dr Matt, the University of Lancashire's resident 'Tony Stark'
  • Live Music - Enjoy live music from Jolly Boat, Saraswathi and more at our Saturday evening music festival
  • Full weekend NERF Arena with daily NERF Wars
  • Special Guests - Stars from the world of gaming, publishing, music and more will be at the convention for you to meet, greet and get autographs and photos with
  • Raffle - Our legendary raffle is back, with more prizes than you can shake a stick at
  • Awards Ceremony - Our Cosplay competition and Fantastic awards ceremony are always a popular end to the convention
  • Test your mettle in our NERF Arena and, if you're brave enough, join our daily NERF Wars too
  • And of course our most popular activity... FREE SOFT DRINKS & BISCUITS FOR ALL!
There are WAY too many activities to list them all here but, needless to say you will have a Fantastic time.

We're currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help us fund the most expensive bits of the event right now (1st - 31st May) and we'd appreciate your help getting the word out.

FantastiCon tickets are available right now on the page and, if you're not ready to commit yet, we'd love it if you would pop over to check out the project page, drop a pound into the pot and let us entertain you with our updates (so far update #3 is a cracker and features terrible puns, a Chewbacca impression and Dan calling hundreds of Jolly Boat fans 'maniacs').

FantastiCon is a community event driven by our passion to create something truly enjoyable for everyone. It's not a shopping convention, it's a doing convention so get ready for a full weekend of awesome activities.

Dan and Gabi Grubb
Lilac Tree Farm, Honeypots Lane
Elstronwick, East Yorkshire HU1298P
+44 07415 388882

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the blog, Karen. The Kickstarter was successful and it's all systems go for the best FantastiCon ever. Tickets are on sale now through