The GeekNet Conventions List

StarBase Leicester is everything geek including a convention or two. They come in every variety from movie festivals to comic conventions, crafts and costuming shows to celebrations of everything science fiction. So we thought we’d bring together a con calendar, especially finding those in the midlands.

We know conventions can be scary the first time, and many people think they are just for odd balls but they are a great celebration of things you like. So why not 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 info@starbaseleicester.co.uk.

Insomnia Gaming Fest: Apr 3-6

Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way
Foleshill
Coventry
CV6 6GE

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.

First Contact Day 2015: Apr 4-5

The National Space Centre
Leicester
LE4 5NS

Website: Event / Venue

StarBase Leicester is proud to support First Contact Day. We’ve seen it grow from the very first event in 2013 and 2015 looks amazing!

They’ve grown to a two day event with guests and a party too!

SBL Event

Brit Scifi: May 9-10

The National Space Centre
Exploration Drive
Leicester
LE4 5NS

Website: Event

Is there a better place to celebrate British SciFi than the National Space Centre? In the past we’ve seen props and costumes from some of the best shows, guests and workshops galore!

SBL Event

London Anime & Gaming Con: Jul 4-5

The Rocket Complex London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB

Website: Event

Everything anime and gaming at one event. This is one of the main geek events so even if its all the way down in London it’s worth a mention. Check out their site for details and lots of pictures.

Edge-Lit: Jul 19

QUAD
The Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AS

Website: Event

An essential day out for writers and readers of science-fiction, fantasy or horror, Edge-Lit 4 brings together a superb range of UK writing talent for a heady blend of panels, readings, workshops and booksales, as well as the now infamous Edge-Lit raffle and the devilishly difficult Edge-Lit quiz. These guys have helped us out at several events and we’ve only ever heard great reviews! worth checking out.

RvBUK: Aug

Phoenix Square
4 Midland Street
Leicester
LE1 1TG

Website: Event

A gaming convention for the players, the makers and the lets-players! Supporting a cool charity too. 2015 details coming soon

Sci-Fi Fest: Oct 22

Phoenix Square
4 Midland Street
Leicester
LE1 1TG

Website: Event / Venue

StarBase Leicester and the Phoenix Square team up to bring Leicester the greatest movie festival of all things sci-fi! With a fantastic cinema and Cafe/bar (with themed menu, of course), movies, an quiz what more could a geek ask for? in fact let us know, info@starbaseleicester.co.uk