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No FantastiCon in 2022, but 2023 is in planning already!

2022 ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 event is cancelled.
NEXT YEAR'S EVENT: FantastiCon 2023 will be at the wonderful Cleethorpes Leisure Centre (Dates TBA)! Keep up to date with our plans by following us on Twitter (@FantastiCon2021) and Facebook (FantastiCon2021) and by keeping an eye right here on the official website! Don't forget to use our event hashtags #fantasticon and #onwards

We like to think that we run a different kind of convention to most and we hope that those of you who have attended in the past think the same.

For the last two years we have taken over the beautiful Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, where we continued the 'bigger and better' trend with traders, computers, tabletop games, virtual reality, a dedicated NERF and drone racing arena, 3D printer displays, retro gaming, console gaming, Lasertag arena and of course our stage which featured panels, Q&A sessions, special guests, live music, a sponsored after party and even a Longsword Demonstration!

All that, twinned with our famous 'free and unlimited biscuits and soft drinks for everyone' pledge, ensured that the latest FantastiCon was the biggest and best yet!

FantastiCon 2023 will be bigger and better than ever before!

Attractions will include, but are by no means limited to;

  • The return of Richard Dixon's escape room!
  • NERF wars! Yes, genuine all weekend NERF wars for all the family to enjoy.
  • A dedicated Drone Racing Arena!
  • Live on stage RPG sessions with Simon Burley.
  • Meeting and chatting with the vibrant cosplay community.
  • Live music! Artists to be confirmed.
  • The very latest in virtual reality with Oculus Rift , HTC Vive and Playstation VR, all under the watchful eye of our VR demonstrators.
  • Seeing the latest games in action in our technology corner, including Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, Jurassic World Evolution, No Man's Sky, Planet Coaster, Sea of Thieves and many more.
  • Grab a literary bargain and try your luck with the famous Fantastic Raffle at the Fantastic Books Store.
  • Get a photo with the Daleks, the TARDIS, the Bat Signal and many more props built by superfans the Sons of Skaro (featuring our friends Robert Philips, Dean Stoner and Euan Gloyn).
  • Go back to the old school with our super popular retro gaming area with Lee 'Keep it Retro' Playle.
  • A four way Mariokart tournament in which you can compete for a real life trophy!
  • Joined in live Q&A and panels.
  • Listen to exciting, dramatised book readings from our Fantastic authors.
  • Explore 3D printing technology and have a chat with our experts.
  • And to keep everyone refreshed - unlimited free soft drinks and biscuits for all (usually ALL the jammy dodgers are quickly consumed by the Hammers of Slough so we've doubled our order.
  • Speaking of refreshment, the leisure centre is legendary for its hotdogs and burgers, the seafront is packed full of all the seaside delights you can imagine and inside the event we'll have a fully stocked bar too!

All of this and MUCH more will be happening at FantastiCon 2023 over a full weekend of activity packed fun.

Tweet: @FantastiCon2023 - #onwards #fantasticon - Join us on Facebook: FantastiCon2023

Want to Sponsor the event? If you would like to sponsor us and have your product or service featured in front of thousands of people throughout the weekend, check out our sponsorship packages and please get in touch!
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