The GeekNet Conventions List

StarBase Leicester is all about everything geek…  So we’ve collected together a calendar of reoccurring events, especially those in the midlands.

If the idea of a convention is a little scary (it might be your first or you don’t want to go alone) check out the SBL event pages or facebook group and find out who else is going.

If you know any we’ve missed let us know as

Space Centre Events: All year around

Exploration Drive

Website: Event / Venue

All year around the space centre hosts great geek events from star wars, astronomy, brit scifi, lego you name it! They even have a film club! Not to mention the centre itself.


Leicester Horror Con: 22nd June 2019

Guildhall Lane

Website: Event

Leicester Horror Con 2019

What more could you ask for! Right here in Leicester in one of our most historic buildings! Let’s make this an epic Leicester Convention!

Location: The Guildhall (Guildhall Lane, Leicester LE1 5FQ) and Firebug bar (1 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN)


“The highlight of our convention is our “Dark Market” and guest signings at The Guildhall. The UK’s best horror traders will be in attendance selling artwork, posters, toys, comics, books, DVDs/Blu-Rays and more.

Over at the Firebug bar there will be panels, talks and screenings throughout the day. All included in the ticket price.”


Edge-Lit 8: Jul 13th 2019

The Market Place

Website: Event

Edge-Lit 8 is back again for 2019, bringing together a huge range of writing talent for a packed day of horror, fantasy, science-fiction and crime writing! We’ll have loads more details soon, including the confirmation of our first Guest of Honour and tickets on sale in November!

Insomnia Gaming Fest: 23rd- 26th Aug 2019

North Ave
B40 1NT

Website: Event / Venue

Insomnia is the UK’s biggest gaming festival; a celebration of everything gaming-themed, suitable for fans of all ages and backgrounds. Westmidlands but worth the travel for any gamer!

Sci-Fi Fest – PAUSED

StarBase Leicester’s big event is PAUSED while we figure out a way to make it better than ever. In the mean time we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the film news for our great city.


Wan’t to get involved? Have an idea? Let us know,