TitanCon 2014 Coach Tour Tickets are on sale NOW!
TitanCon - A not-for-profit science fiction and fantasy literature, media and gaming convention for Belfast focused on showcasing literary and artistic accomplishments in Northern Ireland within the field of speculative fiction and works of the imagination. Our primary subject is HBO and George RR Martin's Game of Thrones.
This year's Coach Tour visits an old favourite at Castle Ward with the chance to visit Winterfell Courtyard and several locations that we did not get to back in 2011. We'll be making a return visit to the windmill for a group Hodoring session and then our final stop is very special because no other coach tour has visited this location before! A small wood on the grounds of Clandeboye Estate that has several filming locations within a stone's throw of each other including Craster's Keep and the tree stump where Jaime's hand was cut off. Of course we end the day with a traditional Hog Roast Feast in Clandeboye's beautiful Banqueting Hall.
Tickets for this year's Coach Tour cost £38 (+ £2 Paypal transaction fee) and are on sale NOW! Please note that there is an additional charge of £7 to take part in Winterfell Archery provided by Clearsky Adventure.
If you already have a TitanCon 2014 membership (attendance on Saturday) then please use this link to buy Coach Tour only. Coach Tour tickets are not available separately and require TitanCon 2014 membership in order to purchase.
If you need to buy a TitanCon 2014 membership AND a Coach Tour ticket please use this link to buy both together.
Please see our Coach Tour page for more information and full details of the tour itinerary.
Sadly the designer of last year's Tee-Shirt is not available to work on this year's design. I guess the fabulous Raya Golden has become super busy after being nominated for Best Graphic Story at the 2014 Hugo Awards. If you are attending this year's WorldCon in London please use your Hugo voting privileges and consider casting your vote for Meathouse Man.
So we have decided to offer the opportunity for anyone out there with a flair for art and design to create something for the TitanCon 2014 Tee-Shirt. The competition is open to anyone either professional or amateur, whether you're attending TitanCon 2014 or not, from anywhere in the world. The only thing you need is a good idea and the skill to make it look awesome.
We are offering great prizes for the winning entry:
If you've already purchased a TitanCon 2014 membership then you will be refunded. If you are not able to attend TitanCon 2014 your prizes will be posted to your home address anywhere in the world.
Please see our Tee-Shirts page for more information and to enter the competition.
Titancon is happy to announce that we are joining the fun at Nine Worlds, to assist with running the Game of Thrones track at the London Geekfest.
Nine Worlds is a huge multi-genre convention with over 25 differently themed tracks, covering everything from comics to literature and from Doctor Who to Whedon. Each track is organised and run by a separate group of individuals or convention organisers: for example, the Steampunk track is run by the Victorian Steampunk Society, and the Podcasting/Zines track is run by Geek Syndicate. Many other conventions use Nine Worlds to offer a taster of what their own events, held throughout the year, will involve.
Entering its second year, Nine Worlds 2014 will run 8-10 August 2014, at the Radisson Hotel at Heathrow Airport.
One of the main reasons TitanCon is so pleased to join Nine Worlds is that many of our aims and ideals are perfectly aligned. Nine Worlds is dedicated to diversity and inclusion with a strong anti-harassment policy promoting a safe space for women, LGBT+ people, people with access issues and other groups that have been marginalised at other events in the past.
All proceeds from Nine Worlds go to their charity partner English PEN, a charity that supports persecuted writers around the world and is the UK's oldest human rights organisation.
TitanCon will be joining forces with the organiser of the Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire track from last year's Nine Worlds, and together we aim to create a great line up of panels and events for fans of the books and the HBO show. With 3 days of programming, we'll be able to offer a wide range of discussion panels and topics at Nine Worlds and make the most of this opportunity to promote TitanCon to a large audience of fans that may wish to make the trip over to Belfast for the full TitanCon experience.
Tickets for Nine Worlds are on sale now and currently cost £80 adults, £40 children (5-15 years old). More information and details are available from the Nine Worlds website: www.nineworlds.co.uk
We would just like to point out that TitanCon will not be completely over until after the convention tradition of the Dead Dog Party (because that's what you feel like on the last day of a convention). Our Dead Dog will take place from about midday on Monday 15 September in the main bar and lounge area of the Wellington Park Hotel. Feel free to drop by the bar during the afternoon and evening if you're still around and you should see some familiar faces about the place to have a drink with and talk about how good a time you've had at TitanCon.
See you there Dead Dogs!