Welcome to FunCon One!

FunCon One is a Fun Science Fiction Convention inspired by the works of authors such as Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Robert Rankin, and more.  We run "kids program for adults", with plenty of active games, crafting and workshops, as well as amusing panel items and unexpected talks, with a fun science or science fiction twist. 

We are non-profit convention run by our members for our members - come along and join the fun!   

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.

FunCon News

Useful Links

Submitted by emmak on

The leopards are beginning to gather....  Below are some links you might find useful during the convention.

Website - that's here!  Check out the menu for links to venue and programme information, membership and more.

Programme Guide - our online, searchable programme.  Don't forget to check out the "Information" tab for the map, Readme info, etc.

Things to Bring

Submitted by emmak on

We've put together a list of things you might like to bring along to the Convention, depending on what activities you are planning to take part in.

Here is our suggested list - note that all items are OPTIONAL and are not required in order to join any of the programme items:

Spaces Leopards vs Armadillos

Submitted by emmak on

For those who wish to take part, we are adding a gamification element to our Con!

When you collect your Con badge at Registration, you will find on it a star sticker showing your allocated Team: BLUE for Space Leopards (in homage to FunCon 1) or PURPLE for Armadillos (in homage to World Con 2024).

Exciting news - we have a Programme!

Submitted by emmak on

Click below to access our event schedule:


A Programme Grid will be available in our ReadMe, which you will receive in hard copy on your arrival at the event. This will have simplified titles of each item - full descriptions and details available via the online version linked above.

Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered to offer a programme item and to be on our panel items. We couldn't do it without you and are grateful for your contribution.

Win A Prize!!!

Submitted by emmak on

We are VERY close to 100 members, and our lucky 100th member will win an exciting MYSTERY prize, to be presented at FunCon*.

AND we are holding our membership price at £65, and delaying the planned rise to £70, for the moment at least....

Join NOW on the Registration Page to definitely get a great bargain, AND to be in with a very good chance of winning!

*sorry, but if you can't attend we can't post your prize, but you can arrange for someone else to collect it on your behalf if necessary

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by emmak on

The Leopards wish you a merry festive season and a happy new year, and we look forward to seeing you in June 2024.

And if you know anyone else who would love to come, why not consider buying them a membership, although remember a Leopard is for life and not just for Christmas!

Join us on the Registration Page

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 info@funcon.lol.

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