Picocon 37 was held on Saturday 22nd February 2020, in Imperial College Union.
Picocon is the annual Science Fiction & Fantasy convention run by the Imperial College Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, ICSF. It usually takes place on a Saturday in February, in Imperial College's Blackett Building. We try not to clash with other conventions around the same time.
It is a small (hence the name), affordable and convenient convention for students and fans in or near London. Registration opens at 10am, with the first scheduled events kicking off at around 10:30. The schedule concludes in the evening.
At a Picocon you will encounter:
Speaking at Picocon 37 this year will be:
|10:00||Front Desk/registration opens|
|10:30||Guest Talk 1
|11:30||Guest Talk 2
|14:00||Guest Talk 3
|16:00||Destruction of Dodgy Merchandise / Charity Games / General Silly Convention Games|
|17:00||Charity Games + General Silly Convention Games|
|18:30||Harmless Fun (definitely not a fish duel)
Please note that these may be subject to change:
You can buy tickets here.
Discounts for large parties (e.g. other University SF societies) are potentially available (email the Picocon Sofa).
Please note that neither ICSF nor Union membership is required to attend Picocon – all are welcome.
Lunch is officially from 12:30-13:30, at 568 (in the Imperial College Union building), but food and drink will be served there all day. If you are not an Imperial student or staff member, make sure to let the serving staff know you're attending Picocon and show your Picocon wristband.
Here's a general map of the area,
pointing at the entrance to Beit Quad (which houses the
Union) off Prince Consort Road.
The tube is probably easiest way to get to Picocon; both Gloucester Road Station and South Kensington Station are within easy reach.
Both stations are served by the Circle, District, and Piccadilly lines. There are planned engineering works on some Underground lines .
Both the Royal Albert Hall and the South Kensington bus stop groups are nearby - the Royal Albert Hall itself is next door to the Union. From South Kensington stops, follow the route map from South Kensington Station.
These stops are served by buses C1, 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, and 452.
There are three hire cycle docking stations on Prince Consort Road, which also houses the Union. Search for 'SW7 2BB' on the Cycle Map.
Note: If you get lost around South Kensington trying to find Beit Quad, ask for directions to the Royal Albert Hall, and once there, Beit Quad is the building on the left of the RAH as you face its main entrance (if you arrive from the Hyde Park side, you will be at the rear of the RAH).
For more information, please contact Harry Black, the Picocon Sofa (comfier than a chair), at email@example.com.
Our mail address is the following:
Student Activities Centre
Imperial College Students' Union
Prince Consort Road