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! 

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.

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. 

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

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. 

Every year, the participation form is made available for everyone to sign up.  To take part in 2023’s programme, fill in the form here.

Would you like to advertise your next book or project?

Do you have a book to launch or want to have a party?

Check out the advertising and dealer’s information here.


Is there a particular area of Fantasy you would like to discuss?

Would you like to read from your latest work? The sign up using the participation form. 

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. 

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.

art by Pete Coleborn

Ready for Fun?

Visit the Fantasycon 2023 Website now for more information on panels, and guests, as well as venue and travel information. 

Fantasycon 2024

We are currently running a consultation for Fantasycon 2024 as we realise that WolrdCon coming to Glasgow that year may affect what our attendees are looking for. If you are a regular attendee of Fantasycon, or think you might like to attend, please help us by filling in this form.