Fun, /fʌn/ (adj): enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure. amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable, behaviour or an activity that is intended purely for amusement and should not be interpreted as having any serious or malicious purpose.

Con, /kɒn/ (noun): scam, persuade (someone) to do or believe something by lying to them, an instance of deceiving or tricking someone; a convention, especially one for enthusiasts of science fiction and fantasy literature and films.

1, /wʌn/, (number): the first, the best, the start of a sequence/series the lowest cardinal number; half of two; 1 time to start drinking.

Welcome to FunCon One!

FunCon One is a fun science fiction convention taking place in Buxton in 2024. Please watch this space for latest news about the convention, and we hope to see you there.

Hotel Bookings Open!

Submitted by emmak on

We're excited to announce that hotel bookings are now open!

Members should have received an email with details of the convention rates and how to book - if you've joined Funcon but haven't received that, please drop us a line on

Payment is taken on arrival at the hotel and not in advance and we would therefore recommend booking early to secure a room.

There is more information on the Accommodation page

Programme Items Online!

Submitted by emmak on

Our full programme won't be finalised until shortly before the convention, but to give you an idea of what to expect at Funcon 1, we have added some of the programme items that we are planning to our website - see our Programme Page for details, and watch that space for more information as the convention approaches!

If you have suggestions for things you would like to see at the convention, or anything you would like to volunteer to run, please drop us an email and let us know!  


FunCon Committee have a meeting

Submitted by funcon_admin on

The FonCon committee met in a secret location west of London to make plans for the convention. They were very serious and not silly at all about making plans.

Excellent progress has been made with the hotel, and some great initial work has been done on programme planning.

We also have a shiny new logo, thanks to the wonderful Anne Stokes. You can see it at the top of our website.


FunCon One launched at Satellite 7

Submitted by funcon_admin on

Join us for a weekend of fun, science (with added fun), and science fiction (also with added fun) in the Palace Hotel, Buxton, for the weekend 31st May - 2nd June 2024. There may or may not be leopards, and your face probably won't get eaten. Special rate of £55 for the whole weekend for those registering at Satellite 7 (does not include insurance against being eaten by leopards). Register here!