UK Geek Events
The UK is brimming with amazing events. This page looks at all the UK Geek Events that we know of. Don’t see your favourite listed here? E-mail us!
|AmeCon||Nottingham||In conjunction with KitaCon, AmeCon is held in a hotel in Nottingham. One of the long standing anime conventions of the UK.|
|KitaCon||Birmingham||Anime convention held in the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham. Really close to the NEC, so easy to get to it – It’s fantastic!|
|SunnyCon||Sunderland||The biggest convention in the north of England – SunnyCon grabs some awesome guests!|
|MCM London||London||The big one! MCM London is a huge comic convention, worth checking out and has a great selection of cosplayers.|
|MCM Birmingham||Birmingham||Like the London one, but all the way out in Birmingham!|
|Cardiff Film and Comic Con||Cardiff||Wales shouldn’t be left out – If you’re around Wales, you must check this one out.|
|London Film and Comic Con||London||Fantastic blend of film and comics, featuring some major stars as guests.|
|N.I.C.E||Bedford||A wonderful comic convention in Bedford – Does children’s tickets for £1. Fun for the whole family!|
|London Super Comic Con||London||Huge comic convention that got great media coverage in 2015.|
|Lawgiver MkII||Bristol||Dredd-centric event! Sounds like it’ll be Dredd-tastic!
Appears to have stopped in 2016.
Video Game Events
|Bristol Video Games Social||Bristol||If you’re a gamer, check out BVGS, a really cool bunch of people playing video games together!|
|Meltdown||London||Gamers bar, letting video gamers play and get a few pints together. Occasionally, they host tournaments! Info on their Facebook page.|
|Insomnia Gaming Festival||Coventry||Insomnia is one of the UKs largest gaming conventions. Bring Your Own Console/Computer for this great big gaming event!|
|EGX||London||A huge games expo showing off the latest and greatest in gaming. Get your hands on those must-plays of the future before release!|
|EGX: Rezzed||London||EGX Rezzed hosted the gaming BAFTAs and is home to a lot of amazing indie games! The UK game dev scene is buzzing!|
|Gameblast||Across the UK||Run by the charity SpecialEffect, Gameblast is a 24 hour gaming for good charity event.|
|IndieCon||Dorset||Small convention for Indie developers. A chance to get your hands on indie games and to talk to their devs!
Appears to have stopped in 2017.
|GeekOut Bristol Meets||Bristol||The GeekOut South-West main meetups, happen once per month and run by Timlah. Check the front page or the meetup page for more information! Of course, I’d say it’s fabulous!|
|GeekOut Shrewsbury Meets||Shrewsbury||The GeekOut West-Midlands main meetups, happen once per month and run by Joel. Check the front page or the meetup page for more information! Of course, I’d say it’s fabulous!|
|BUCKCon||Manchester||Brony fandom is catered for in BUCKCon, a UK based Brony convention.|
|Nine Worlds Convention||London||The Nine Worlds Convention is still relatively new, but don’t be put off by that! It’s a highly professionally run convention!|
|Milton Keynes Geek Culture Meetup||Milton Keynes||Sharing the passion for geek culture, if you’re around the Milton Keynes area, then go join these wonderful geeks!|
|GeekUp||London||Currently in development, GeekUp will be a meetup group in London.
Appears to have not got off the ground.
|Bath LARP (Fools & Heroes)||Bath||For all of the proud LARPers in the UK, attend a LARP event with fellow enthusiasts!|
|International Discworld Convention||Warwick||Biannual Discworld convention for fans of Pratchett|
|BristolCon||Bristol||Warm and welcoming Sci-fi and Fantasy convention in Bristol, which allows you to get up close to Sci-fi and Fantasy authors. Run by the lovely Hierath. Check out our gallery of the 2014 BristolCon!|
|Scifi Wales||Llandudno||Welsh Sci-Fi convention, with a great selection of guests and events.|
|Collidacon||Heathrow, London||Brand new convention covering Sci-Fi, Fantasy and much more. Well worth looking at!
Appears to have been cancelled since 2015.
|Thought Bubble Festival||Leeds||A collection of events spread out over a long time, celebrating all that is good about visual art form to culture.|
|ArmadaCon||Plymouth||Convention that has been running since 1988! This is one of the longest standing conventions I know of.|
|Starfury||UK-Wide||Conventions that cover lots of different topics, from Angel and Buffy to Doctor Who.|
|eCollectica Games Day||Shrewsbury||Family run business that brings the gamers of Shrewsbury together once every so often for fun and games! Joel is a regular there, go say hi! Check out Joels post on the last Games Day.|
|RPG Meetup Group||Bath & Bristol||RPGs are your thing? Wanna meet people running events in these areas? These are the meetup groups for you!|
|Stabcon South||Southampton||A long standing convention dedicated to board games and general gaming.|
|Megagame Makers||UK-Wide||Games are made during these events – And they seem like a lot of fun!|
|UK Games Expo||Birmingham||Striving to be the premier in UK tabletop games, UK Games Expo is a great blend of geek culture.
Check out our 2018 articles.
|PaizoCon||Birmingham||PaizoCon is a huge Pathfinder convention! Simply awesome for role players of the UK!|
|WynterCon||Eastbourne Winter Gardens||Gaming and cosplay combined – Successful first convention and now they’re going from strength to strength.|
|Bristech||Bristol||Informative meetup for Bristol and SW based programmers to discuss everything technical!|
|Meanbee Hack Nights||Bath||Join in with this hackathon meetup group for the tech enthusiasts!|
|Game Jams||UK wide||Like to make games? Make games and be social with a Game Jam!|
|OpenTech||London||An open-source technology, experience and everything else!
Seems to happen on odd-numbered years.
|Furiously Curious||Turnbridge Wells||Technology meetup group. Meet up with a lovely bunch of creative people.
This Meetup group has disbanded :(
|BarCamp Manchester||Manchester||An Unconvention for a bunch of technology enthusiasts.|
Uhh, their website now leads to some service. As such, no more link to this one. Sorry ReHack!