Update - what's on at Dacon?

Dacon is now rapidly approaching, 24th-26th September 2010, and a weekend of great entertainment is nearing its final planning stages.

Take a look at some of the stuff that's going to be happening:

There will be a full itinerary of parties, panels, games, guest talks and general mayhem running over the whole weekend with TWO programs running side by side giving you the option on what you want to be a part of.

The precise itinerary is being nailed down but here are just some of the things you can expect:




Two nights of great parties with entertainment have been arranged…..


On the Friday Night we will have The Miskatonic University Ball (Tuxedos and Tentacles)


Dance and drink the evening away in suitable fancy dress (optional) with a disco in attendance, a late bar and a Bar-B-Q (the BBQ is included in your ticket price)


Saturday night and a change of theme with The Steam Punk Spectacular Again an evening of festivities and fancy dress with a disco and late bar


Our special live band  The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing



Panels / Talks / Events


Here are just some of the panels and talks you can expect, you can expect some surprise guests to be involved in some of these and (if you are the type) audience participation will be encouraged. Just the titles of some here, don’t want to spoil too many surprises….


Who was H.P. Lovecraft and how has his writing influenced on modern horror?


Vent your spleen – hated characters in sci-fi, fantasy and horror


Babbage and Tesla


Science of steampunk – how to build a deathray


Words from Herr Doktor


The mysterious explorations of Jasper Morello


Lovecraft in film


Taking tea with the Cardinal


Dr. Hills Cabinet of Curiosities – the live stage version!


Wonders of nature (late night with adult content – you have been warned)


Dangerous drinks (late night with adult content – you have been warned)




Get involved if you want to in some entertaining and slightly weird games such as:


Miskatonic University Challenge


Invasion of Mars


The Reanimation Game


The ‘alternative’ casino






As you will be aware we have our two honoured guests attending for the weekend:

Dave Carson and Robert Rankin


Who will be playing a full and active part in most events / panels as well as doing some special talks and signing sessions…..


Dacon is the official GoldenSprout launch party for Robert’s latest book - The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other Unnatural Attractions - which will be available to buy for signing alongside other limited edition prints of artwork from the book  and more….


Dave will also be signing special limited edition prints of some of the artwork he has created specially for Dacon as well as other collectables.


There are also a number of other surprise guest speakers and visitors expected to attend …….



Just a taste of some of the weird and wonderful things we have lined up for what will be 48 hours of great entertainment.


Tickets are still available via the Golden Sprout website, you can reserve your place with the £20 supporting member ticket (balance due by 31st August) or pay the full ticket, £40, straight away J

Don’t forget that the ticket price WILL rise to £50 per person from the 1st August with the support ticket option being withdrawn on that date.


The hotel is ready and able to take your bookings, let them know it’s for the Dacon convention and the dates, oh; and don’t forget to book your meal deal ticket at the same time…..


£70 per night for a twin / double room with breakfast

£30 per person for the meal deal (that’s Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch), make sure you book this with your room…..


Make sure you have a room mate and share the cost, that brings it to a recession busting £140 per person for your convention ticket, room for two nights and all meals from Friday night to Sunday lunch inclusive!