The listing of science fiction, fantasy, horror, cosplay and comicbook conventions has now been fully updated here: https://metaphysicalfantasy.wordpress.com/events/uk-conventions-and-festivals-scifi-fantasy-and-horror/
I have a few insights for you concerning the UK convention scene!
- While most of the big beasts continue to roll on, year on year, a few of the signature conventions have fallen by the wayside, such as DragonMeet (tbc), Nine Worlds and Festival No.6.
- Some small conventions have collapsed, inevitably, and a few more have cancelled their plans for 2019… and are hoping to run something in 2020.
- Clearly, there were too many conventions going on pre-2019, and they couldn’t all survive. Some people were trying to jump on the festival band-wagon, trying to make a quick buck. Added to that, Brexit might be biting with regard to how people use their disposable income.
- The Irish convention scene is having a good 2019. They have a WorldCon going on, and TitanCon and OctoCon are still alive. Not sure about Irish Discworld, though.
- Doctor Who and Trek conventions still seem to be popular! Old and trusted brands!
A J Dalton, Falmouth, May 2019