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.
I am so excited about our line up of author guests for TitanCon 2015!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be joined by none other than Lord Grimdark himself, Joe Abercrombie, author of The First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes and YA series Shattered Sea beginning with Half A King. I've been chasing Joe for the last four years but sadly he's always had to turn us down. Persistance finally pays off! Joe is a great guest, always entertaining and engaging, a very funny panellist and we can't wait to see Lord Grimdark at TitanCon 2015.
Sarah Pinborough was originally going to be a guest at TitanCon 2013 but sadly had to pull out due to work commitments, so we're pleased to say she will finally make it to Belfast for TitanCon 2015. Especially since Joe Abercrombie will also be with us - they're a proper comedy double act on Twitter and will make our literary panels highly entertaining.
Back by popular demand are Medieval Combat Group who will be teaching TitanCon attendees longsword and the messer in our Medieval Combat Workshops.
This is just the first of many guest announcements for TitanCon 2015. There may even be some more announcements before the end of this week including at least one Game of Thrones guest... So check back regularly for updates or follow us on Twitter for the latest news and announcements.
My humble apologies everyone but there has actually been a small 5% increase on this years room rates. To be honest I had been expecting an increase this year after two years at the same rate. There was a miscommunication between myself and hotel reservations, I'm sorry for any inconvenience caused. The correct rates are shown below. This is still a really good deal and well worth taking up.
The correct room rates will be included in your confirmation emails. Also please see our hotel information page for more information.
For the first time we will have Coach Tour tickets on sale alongside TitanCon memberships from Day One (28 March 2015). In the past we have waited till June or July after watching each season of Game of Thrones to plan the tour and start selling tickets. But this year we don't need to wait, there really is one obvious choice of where to go and that's Portstewart Strand where they have filmed five scenes on the beach for the Dornish parts of Season Five. We last visited the north coast in 2012 and we'll be returning to two old favourites in Ballintoy Harbour (Pyke in season two and Saltpans in season four) and Larrybane Quarry (Renly's Camp in season two). Of course we end the day with a traditional Hog Roast Feast in Clandeboye's beautiful Banqueting Hall.
See the full Coach Tour itinerary and all the details about the locations we'll be visiting this year.
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 SF/F convention). Our Dead Dog will get started about midday on Monday 28 September in the Wellington Park Hotel bar and will continue on through till the evening. There isn't really an official start time for the Dead Dog, nor is there an official finish time (that'll be whatever time the staff chuck us out at). It's really just a case of drop by the bar during the day 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!