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Picocon 4 - 1986

Picocon 4

Officially designated Picocon iv (read 'eye-vee') at the time, Dave Clements was ICSF chair when Brian Stableford came to Picocon, along with the ever present Dave Langford. Blade Runner and a UFO episode were shown, and ICSF and CUSFS battled it out in a 2-round quiz.

Picocon Timetable

10.00am
Registration

10.15am
The Twilight Zone film
Episodic film based on the famous 60's TV serial with sequences directed by Spielberg, Landis, Miller and Lucas.

12.00pm
1st Round of Quiz game against Cambridge University SFSOC.

12.45pm
Lunch

1.30pm
UFO episode.
Remember Ed Straker, Interceptors and SHADO? If you do, here's the chance to see it again, if not its high time you did!

2.30pm
First Speaker, Brian Stableford,
author of numerous books including the Hooded Swan series and the Third Millenium, talks about Science Fiction and the future.

3.30pm
Quatermass 4.
Also known in the States as The Quatermass Conclusion, this highly praised revival of Nigel Kneale's SF serial stars Sir John Mills as Prof Bernard Quatermass.

6.30pm
Second Speaker, Dave Langford
writer, critic fan and Hugo award winner talks about his books and book reviewing.

8.00pm
Second Round of Quiz vs CUSFS.

8.30pm
Blade Runner.
The award winning adaptation by Ridley Scott of Philip K Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep', Harrison Ford stars as a Blade Runner trying to Retire (kill) a group of Replicants who have escaped to Earth. He finds rather more than he bargained for.

10.30pm
Convention Close.
See you all next year!


As well as the timetabled events, a full programme of wargames will take place in the SCR. All other events will be in the Union Dining Hall. Both of these are on the 1st floor of the Union Building. If you can't make it for 10.00am come along later, we don't mind.