Fantasycon 2024

Fantasycon is the annual convention of the British Fantasy Society. Fantasycon is attended by members and non-members, including authors, agents, publishers, bloggers, reviewers, podcasters and people who want to celebrate all things fantasy and horror! 

Fantasycon 2024

What You’ll Find at Fantasycon

Panels & Discussions

Join our talks and engage with authors, editors and publishers as they share their love of the craft and offer advice and tips to writers new and old. We host Panels, Discussions, and Interviews as well as Workshops and Talks. Not to mention the British Fantasy Awards. And the all-important karaoke.

New Books to Read

Looking for your next adventure? We usually have a free bookbag, where wonderful publishers and authors have donated books for you to take home. In addition there is a room full of Fabulous dealers who want to tempt you to buy their latest offerings.  You can meet wonderful authors and get your books signed.

Networking, Community & Belonging

Fantasycon is an opportunity to meet people involved in publishing, including authors, publishers, agents, reviewers, bloggers and more. It’s a great place to meet people with similar interests and make friends.

Our Guests of Honour

Fantasycon 2024 Guest of Honour Stephen Aryan
Fantasycon 2024 Guest of Honour Priya Sharma
Fantasycon Guest of Honour Bella Pagan

What a Ticket gets you

Full access to the whole weekend’s events including all: panels, workshops, readings, interviews, and book launches. 

Prior to the event, you may nominate works for the BFS Award, then attend the BFS Awards ceremony at Fantasycon to see who wins!

There is also the BFS Award Banquet (additional ticket) so you can enjoy a prestigious dinner with other attendees before the Awards announcements. 

BFS Members get £10 discount

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Get Involved

Would you like to be on a panel, give a talk or want a reading slot?

Participating in the content at Fantasycon includes your name being part of the programme. 

If you’d like to join in, fill in the form here (Google Form): 2024 Participation Form

Would you like to host a book launch at Fantasycon? Please fill in the participation form.

There will be opportunities for advertising and sponsorship – if you are interested in these, please email Shona at

For general information about the event and hotel, as well as our policies, please click here. Hotel rooms can be booked at the con rate of £145 per night, available Friday and Saturday night, by calling the hotel and quoting code: 5900334

Annual AGM

Don’t forget to make time to join us at our annual AGM. It’s a chance for all BFS members to meet face to face, and discuss ideas, plans and the future of the society with the Committee. 

Ready for Fun?

Book your ticket now to join us in Chester for Fantasycon 2024. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Join the party!

If you’re not a member of the BFS why not consider joining our society? There are lots of benefits of doing so including discounts to Fantasycon, a free entry into our short story competition and our regular publications, the Journal and Horizons, delivered to your door or digitally, your choice.

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