UK Convention and Event Calendar 2012 JAN – JUNE

It seemed that a lot of you liked our 2011 Event Calender so we thought it would be a great idea to carry on with… yep you guessed it, the UK Convention and Event Calendar 2012.

Here you will find listings of conventions, signings, events etc so keep checking back as we are always adding. If you want to let us know what we have missed drop us a line.

This section is for the first 6 months of 2012. Look out for the last 6 months coming soon. Just click on the title to be taken to the event site.


JANUARY

8th, Chiswick
Monochrome magic
A Celebration of the Black & White Years of Doctor Who
Anneka Willis, Arthur Cox, Ian Cullen & more
17th  Jan – Dec / National Motor Museum at Beaulieu
James Bond Vehicle Exhibition: Bond in Motion
James Bond Cars
Erm… Cars?
20th / Barking
Celebrity Signing Event (tenth Planets)
Doctor Who
MARK STRICKSON, MICHAEL ELLES, MICHAEL TROUGHTON, JACQUELINE BOATSWAIN
22nd / Sheffield
Galaxy 4
Doctor Who signing
Mark Strickson, Ray Brooks

February

3rd – 5th  / PRESTATYN SANDS
SFX Weekender 3
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Books, Games, TV, Films
Alex Kingston, Hattie Hayridge, Norman Lovett, Sylvester McCoy , Sophie Aldred, Eve Myles, Brian Blessed, Craig Charles, Robert Rankin and more
5th / Chiswick
Carnival of Monsters
The Greatest Selection of Aliens and Monsters from Doctor Who
Terry Molloy, Martin Friend and more
5th / London
London Comic Mart
If you’re into comics, gold age, silver age or modern comics, London Comic Mart is the place to find what you’ve been looking for.
Bryan and Mary Talbot
10th – 12th / Bournemouth
SFBall 18
A fantastic and intense 3 day social experience that has a unique atmosphere generated by our many enthusiastic attendees.
Kate Vernon, Michael Hogan, Torri Higginson
10th – 12th / BIRMINGHAM
Throne Con
THRONE CON is a 3 day celebration of the TV series GAME OF THRONES, and other fantasy shows such as LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, MERLIN and SPARTACUS
LENA HEADEY, PETER DINKLAGE, MAISIE WILLIAMS, SOPHIE TURNER
11th / Barking
BIG FINISH DAY 2
Big Finish Day 2 takes place on February 4 2012, with Tom Baker launching the first series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures and The Fourth Doctor Lost Stories Box Set.
TOM BAKER, KATY MANNING, PAUL DARROW, LOUISE JAMESON & more
11th -12th  / London
London Anime Con
London Anime Con, the home for anime and gaming fans
17th – 19th / Beirmingham NEC
Eternal Twilight 7
Eternal Twilight 7 is Massive Events’ seventh 3-day unofficial convention to celebrate the world bestseller book series by author Stephenie Meyer, ‘Twilight’
18th / Telford
Midlands MCMEXPO
Games, Anime, Toys, TV and Films
19th / Exeter
Comic Expo Exeter
Comics
JOCK, Lee Garbett and more
24th – 25th / Glasgow
Fright Fest Glasgow 2012
Glasgow Film Festival runs annually each February presenting a unique programme of feature films, shorts, special events and live and interactive happenings
24th – 26th / London
Chevron 7.8  
Welcome! Chevron 7.8 is Massive Event’s latest 3-day event celebrating the hit television series “Stargate”
Amanda Tapping, Patrick Gilmore, Garry Chalk, Robin Dunne
25th – 26th / Cardiff
Cardiff International Comic & Animation Expo
Comic & Animation Event for Wales
Mike Ploog
25th – 26th / Glasgow
Satellite 3
Satellite 3 is a 2-day science fiction convention featuring a mixture of talks, panel discussions, games, quizzes and much more, covering different aspects of science fiction with a smattering of space science.
Charles Stross
25th – 26th / London
London Super Comic Convention
We aim to bring the US comic convention experience to London.
STAN LEE………. And many many more

MARCH

3rd / Sheffield
Valiant 3
Celebrating the very essence of Doctor Who; this event is limited to only 100 attendees.
Colin Baker
3rd / Barking
Doctor Who Signing
Meet the stars of Doctor Who
Janet Fielding, Myra Frances, Peter Egan, Roy Holder
3rd – 4th / Dublin
P-CON IX
An Irish literary SF event
Robert Rankin and Bryan Talbot, and also for guests Juliet E McKenna, Professor Kate Laity, and Sarah Pinborough and more
4th / London
London Comic Mart
If you’re into comics, gold age, silver age or modern comics, London Comic Mart is the place to find what you’ve been looking for.
24th – 25th / Cardiff
Official Doctor Who Convention
The first OFFICIAL Doctor Who Convention since the series returned to our screens in 2005.
Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill
30th – 1st April / Portmeirion
Portmeiricon
THE PRISONER Portmeirion Official Convention based on the cult 1967 Patrick McGoohan TV series hosted by Six of One
30th – 1st April / Inverness
Hi-Ex The Highlands International Comic Expo!
The only comic event that seeks to bring comics, sci-fi, cartoons and sequential arts to a new audience in the North
30th – 1st April / Birmingham
Memorabilia Birmingham/MCM EXPO BIRMINGHAM
The ultimate collectors show

APRIL

1st / London
London Comic Mart
If you’re into comics, gold age, silver age or modern comics, London Comic Mart is the place to find what you’ve been looking for.
6th – 9th / London
BRITISH NATIONAL CONVENTION – OLYMPUS 2012
Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, George R.R. Martin, Tricia Sullivan
28th / Corsham
Corsham Sci-Fi Family Funday
Colin Baker

MAY

1st – 7th London
SCI-FI London
SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK’s leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies.
5th  London
Elstree Empire Day
Star Wars fan convention at Elstree film studios
11th – 13th  London
INVA2ION
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CAPRICA, V, STARGATE UNIVERSE, FIREFLY
ELIZA DUSHKU, FELICIA DAY, MORENA BACCARIN and more
11th – 14th /  Oxfordshire
Utopia 2012
Celebrating the very best of Doctor Who from 1963 to the present day
18th – 20th / Birmingham
Asylum 8 (Supernatural)
Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver, Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins
19th – 20th / London
KAPOW!
Dave Gibbons, Mark Millar, Paul Cornell and more
20th  / London
London Comic Mart
If you’re into comics, gold age, silver age or modern comics, London Comic Mart is the place to find what you’ve been looking for.
25th – 27th / Cardiff
DIFFCON
An exciting new convention experience brought to you from the home of Doctor Who and Torchwood. From Cosplay Competitions to a Dr.Who LARP
Brian Blessed, Kaj Own, James Moran and more
25th – 27th / London
MCM EXPO London Comic Con
UK’s biggest pop culture event

JUNE

1st – 3rd / Milton Keynes
Collectormania 18
Nichelle Nichols, Michael Dorn, Louise Jameson
2nd – 3rd / Swindon
Fforde Fiesta
The Fforde Ffiesta is a weekend of silliness inspired by the works of Jasper Fforde
8th – 10th / Birmingham NEC
The Games
The Games will be Massive Events’ first ever 3-day unofficial convention to celebrate the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games”
15th – 17th  / Birmingham
THE 11th HOUR
THE 11th HOUR is a 3 day celebration of Matt Smith’s tenure as the 11th Doctor. Matt Smith, Mark Sheppard and more
10th   / London
London Comic Mart
If you’re into comics, gold age, silver age or modern comics, London Comic Mart is the place to find what you’ve been looking for.
22nd – 24th Birmingham
Insurgence 4 (3 day convention for The Vampire Diaries)
Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Daniel Gillies
22nd – 24th Bedford
Return to Middle Earth
Lord of the Rings Convention 
29th – 1st July / London
Starfury T4 CHUCK convention
Adam Baldwin, Melinda Clark, JEFFSTER!


GS Reporter
: Montoya

Source: Starfury, Massive Events, Tenth Planets Events, Collectormania, London Film & Comic Con, London Expo

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2 comments

  1. Thandi Ryan /

    I just wanted to say thank you very much for such an informative site. I’ve been looking everywhere for a comprehensive list of sci-cons in the UK for 2012

  2. Will you do one for the other half of the year??? Thanks!!!

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