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.
You may have read the statement I posted on this website dated 19 February 2016 and wondered if there was going to be a TitanCon in 2016. Believe me, I wondered too. That is why I am so pleased to announce that the show will go on! We've had some good news, our financial situation is secure and TitanCon 2016 will return on the weekend of Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October 2016 to the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast.
I know that's a different date than the one I mentioned previously and during the closing ceremony at TitanCon last year, but unfortunately the early August date is not going to work for us this year. While we had the conference booking pencilled in we could not hold a block of hotel bedrooms without a confirmed booking and now it is too late in the year to get enough rooms for the early August date. I also felt that with the late start this year a couple of extra months' notice and planning time would be useful for everyone.
I hope the new date works for you and apologies to anyone that had already booked time off for the early August date just in case, I'm sorry about that. We will look into the possibility of running the early August date in 2017.
But let's talk about this year. TitanCon 2016 will be our biggest and best convention yet, with more guests, more Game of Thrones, more books, more workshops, more events and more awesome times than you can shake a spear at!
We will be making some exciting announcements about the guests, programming and events for TitanCon 2016 over the next few weeks. My aim is to get the details of our confirmed guests ready to announce before the tickets go on sale on Saturday 9 April. We will also have many more announcements over the coming months leading up to TitanCon 2016 so please check back regularly or follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements.
To begin with we will only have tickets available for the main convention on Saturday 1 October. Tickets for the Coach Tour on Sunday 2 October will go on sale at a later date. This is because we don't actually know where the tour is going to visit this year. Ideally we would like to visit some season six locations so we really need to see some episodes and get a good idea of which locations have been used and plan the route accordingly. The ticket price will depend on how long the route is, how much we need to pay for access to the locations and other associated costs. We expect to announce full details of the 2016 Coach Tour and open ticket sales before the end of June this year.
We hope to see you all at TitanCon 2016!
23 March 2016
We've got some big plans for 2019 and so we would like to announce our intention to hold a planning session to take place on the Thursday before TitanCon 2016. If you have an interest in taking part in the running of our huge 2019 convention then please, if you can, arrange to join us in Belfast for Thursday afternoon, from 2.00 pm, to find out more about what we'd like to do and how you can be a part of it.
We will be announcing more details about what we are planning for 2019 and about this planning session over the coming months. If you would like to be involved then please contact us to talk about it in more depth.
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 mid morning on Monday 3 October 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!