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

Midlands Comic Con: A Saturday in Feb

The International Centre

Website: Event / Venue

An EPIC convention and we’re awaiting news of the next midlands event with great anticipation! However it may be strictly west midlands in Birmingham… still worth the trip

SBL Event

Insomnia Gaming Fest: Apr 3-6

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!

Brit Scifi: May 9-10

The National Space Centre
Exploration Drive

Website: Event

Is there a better place to celebrate British SciFi than the National Space Centre? This yearly event will return and more details will appear on their site but in the past we’ve seen props and costumes from some of the best shows, guests and workshops galore too!

SBL Event

Edge-Lit: Jul 19

The Market Place

Website: Event

An essential day out for writers and readers of science-fiction, fantasy or horror, Edge-Lit  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.

Sci-Fi Fest: Oct 22

Phoenix Square
4 Midland Street

Website: Event / Venue

StarBase Leicester’s big event! Each year we bring the greatest sci-fi movies to the city! It’s an event that keep evolving so keep an eye on this space for details. Wan’t to get involved? Let us know,

Comic Con Leicester

Queen St

Website: Event

A big BIG comic convention right in the middle of Leicester!