SEPTEMBER 24-26TH 2010

What is it?

Da'con is to be a three day event in September 2010, it is a stand alone con but being supported by and run under the Golden Sprout. The general theme of the weekend will be alternative history and will incorporate many elements from Steampunk and Lovecraft as well as other areas from this rich seam of film and literature.

Where is it?

The event is planned to be a three day residential at the Park Inn Hotel, Thurrock. Activities will start from 1900Hrs on the Friday and run through to 1600Hrs on the Sunday.

Is there a program?

A rough program has been put together and over the coming months this will be fine tuned:

Friday 24th September

1900Hrs - Opening Ceremony followed by a Bar-B-Q and a themed party, private bar until 0200Hrs.

Saturday 25th September

1000 to 1700Hrs - Panels / Demonstrations / Games etc

1900Hrs - Themed Party, Private bar until 0100Hrs

Sunday 26th September

1000 to 1500Hrs - Panels / Demonstrations / Games etc

1500 to 1600Hrs - Closing Ceremony

Any Guests?

We have two top guest attending the whole weekend:

DAVE CARSON - Renowned Cthulhu artist (graphic designs on this page and the banner were kindly supplied by him) will be along for the whole weekend and taking part in panels, discussions and talks.

ROBERT RANKIN - Who He? Sorry Robert;) The undisputed master of Far Fetched Fiction will be along to join in and take part.

With more drop in and visiting guest to come........

What's it going to cost?

The basic Con price is £40 per full membership and you can buy supporting member for £20 now with the balance due by the 1st August next year. There will be a sliding price increase as we get closer to the event with cost of tickets rising to £45 from 1st January 2010 and £50 from 1st August 2010.

This ticket price includes entrance to all activities and parties as well as the Bar-B-Q on the Friday.

The Hotel has arranged a fixed price deal, this is £70 per night for a twin / Double room with breakfast. There is also a fixed price meal deal of £30 per head and this will provide all other meals for the weekend (Saturday / Sunday lunch and Saturday evening), this is to be booked with the room if you want to take advantage of it - the meals will be available if you haven't but will cost more!

Price per person total (if sharing a room) £140 for the weekend all in, just bring beer money!

When can I book?

You can book your place now through the Golden Sprout shop, there is the choice of either paying supporting member or full member.

The hotel will be available to take bookings from September 2009 and you need to make these directly through them - book your meal deal at the same time!

What Next?

We will be getting a stand alone website up and running very soon (hopefully end of January) and regular updates and information will be made available via this.