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Future of Eastercon - last update here

This will be my last report on this blog on the activities of the Future of Eastercons group. Future updates will be published on our Wordpress and Facebook pages - links are below.

We are changing the way we work as we split into three groups to do three different things. Emails will be going out shortly to people who have previously volunteered to see what they might like to get involved with. If you were thinking of joining in over the next year or so, now would be a good time to get in touch.

The Future of Eastercon group will continue meeting, and will be responsible for reporting on what we do via the internet and at future Eastercons.

The Eastercon Support group will research and discuss options for setting up an organisation to support Eastercons. Note: We do not assume that an organisation is necessary or desirable, and options will include 'do nothing and let Eastercon committees get on with it'. We expect this group to be busy from July until shortly after Eastercon 2017, but it will be a one-off project.

The Eastercon.org group is taking responsibility for the existing Eastercon.org wiki as a permanent resource for UK fandom.

Our new Future of Eastercons Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/FutureOfEastercons – if you are a Facebook user please go and ‘Like’ this to be kept informed or get in touch. It's starting off pretty basic but I expect we will improve it bye-and-bye.

Our web page is at: https://eastercon.wordpress.com/ - find background and history of this discussion there

The Eastercon wiki is at: www.eastercon.org – this provides a wealth of information about the history and practice of Eastercons

68th Eastercon 2017 - Innominate - website: http://eastercon2017.uk/ - next year’s British National Science Fiction Convention, in Birmingham

69th Eastercon 2018 - Follycon - website: https://www.follycon.org.uk/ - the 2018 British National Science Fiction Convention, in Harrogate

People reading this may also be interested in Conrunner, the convention for people who run UK SF conventions, in Nottingham next February: http://www.conrunner.co.uk/

I’ve enjoyed doing these updates. Thanks to everyone who read and took an interest, and shared or retweeted to help keep people informed. Hoping to see you again on Facebook and/or our web page.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
31st May, 2016 16:47 (UTC)
Added the web page to the list I check weekly. Thanks for all your work so far on this.
31st May, 2016 16:50 (UTC)
Thanks for your interest. We should get the Questionnaire stuff up soon. After that I don't think we'll be updating weekly, but you never know.
31st May, 2016 22:48 (UTC)
Thank yo for the updates and all the work you've put into this so far. I lok forward to seeing more and hopefully contributing a little
1st Jun, 2016 08:32 (UTC)
Thank you. (You are on the list to get an email from us, btw).
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