Picocon 33 will be held on Saturday 20th February 2016, 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 Student Union. 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 9am, with the first scheduled events kicking off at around 9:30. The schedule concludes in the evening.
At a Picocon you will encounter:
Speaking at Picocon 33, exploring storytelling and this year's theme ("Origins") across various media, will be:
|9:00||Front Desk/registration opens|
|09:30||Author's Talk - Paul Cornell|
|10:30||Author's Talk - Carrie Hope Fletcher|
|11:30||Author's Talk - Michelle Paver|
|12:30||Lunch (fast-track menu to right)
Destruction of Dodgy Mechandise (starts 12:45)
|17:00||Harmless Fun (definitely not a fish duel)|
|17:30||Film showing: Le Voyage Dans La Lune|
|18:00||Pub quiz (with authors leading teams!)|
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.
Food will be served between 12:30-13:30 in Metric, from a mobile servery. Food tickets can be purchased in FiveSixEight and redeemed at the Metric servery. Prices below:
Please note, anyone purchasing any other items from the menu will need to wait as normal as these will be prepared in the main kitchen.
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 other Underground lines .
Both the Royal Albert Hall and the South Kensington bus stop groups are near by - the Royal Albert Hall itself is next door to the Union. From South Kensington stops, follow the route map from South Kensington Station.
These stop 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 it's main entrance (if you arrive form the Hyde Park side, you will be at the rear of the RAH).
For more information, please contact Noor NM, the Picocon Sofa (comfier than a chair), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mail address is the following:
Student Activities Centre
Imperial College Students' Union
Prince Consort Road