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Conventions and Con Listings

ConNotation - SF Con List

ConNotation - The European SF/Fantasy/Gaming/Comics Convention Listing
(listing SF cons since 1988, and on the web since 1995!)
updated 1st December 2006, looking for volunteers to help keep it up to date!
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Redemption '09 - The Multimedia Science Fiction Convention
February 20-22 2009 - Redemption '09
- plus reviews of the most recent Redemption cons (R'03, R'05, R'07) etc.

Contemplation - The 2007 Eastercon
April 6-9 2007 - Contemplation

Convention Running

The fans are out there
Click on the image above or here!
Now including the dates of Easter until 2051! 
Also includes the "7 things to put on a flyer" and various other useful pages 
Latest Addition: The Intuition Operations Manual 
ConRunner edited by Ian Sorensen
"the fanzine for people interested in organising conventions"
Ian Sorensen's highly acclaimed fanzine for ... well, fairly obvious really!
Newsletter from ConRunner 2008 convention
link to ConRunner 2008 convention site
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Another Fine Nessie
The ideas, dreams, plans and results of the 1995 World Science Fiction Convention, held in Glasgow, Scotland

Other Stuff

Filk Primary Sources
Who is The Magician, your host at this site?
Tim & Marcia Illingworth's Wedding Photos
these pictures may be moved elsewhere one day ...
My own home page at (with tips on moving house!)
See the Worst Award of 1997 - Nominee
Please note that since I have moved house, mail sent to me at the old address will not reach me. The new "permanent" address is at the bottom of this page.

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