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Friday September 16th to Sunday 18th September

Ramada Hotel, The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3GG

Membership Cost: £37.
This covers room hire, refreshments on Saturday and on Sunday morning, a private room for the Saturday evening buffet (but not the cost of the buffet itself, nor of other meals) and a GOODY BAG!

Friday: Hellos, quiz, goody bags and socialising.
Saturday: A full day of talks and workshops by fanfic writers, fan vidders, and fan artists, followed by more socialising and the buffet.
Sunday morning: The AGM, raffle, even more socialising... and goodbyes :-(

Members are responsible for booking their own accommodation. gillo has once again arranged a special rate, so just mention that you are attending the Writercon event. The price is £65 for a single room and £75 for a double. Car parking is free as a special favour to us. (The hotel does not own the car park).

There will be cocktail menus and a Friday evening menu, with sign-up sheets, as usual.


To sign up for Writercon UK 2016, just comment on this post, copying and pasting the template below. The comments are screened, and if we need to clarify anything, I'll contact you by PM.

You can register now, and pay later. Last call for payments will be a month before the event, but we'll remind you before that if you haven’t paid up!

To pay, use this PayPal button:

IMPORTANT So that we can match you to your payment, please include your real name in your sign-up comment (which is screened), or PM hab318princess and tell her your real name!

Note that membership numbers are limited to a maximum of 40, and membership will be on a first-come first-served basis :-)


tlanti will be recruiting speakers/workshop leaders shortly, and we'll be reminding you about raffle prizes nearer the time.

Finally - don't forget to pimp Writercon UK to all your friends!


For those of you who aren't aware there's a new social media platform in development at the moment. Imzy looks to be a hybrid of the best of LJ and the best of Tumblr and is already making itself inclusive as a fandom space.

It's still in beta at the moment but the developers are working closely with the members who have already signed up and in the few days since I've joined they've already pushed out a bunch of new features following feedback from people with more things still to come

At the moment you can only get an account if you have an invite (I have a few available if anyone wants one) but to get ahead of the curve I've set us up a comm over there WriterConUK Imzy

Roommate required?

Is there anyone else looking for a roommate for this year? Hils is rooming with another friend so if anyone wanted to share a twin room do let me know ☺

EDIT No twins available, so a double booked, ask Hils what I'm like to share a room with 🐧💜🐧💚😊💚

Fanworks That Have Changed My Life

Spoilers for my panel below ;)

So, since this is our 10th event, I thought it would be cool to look back over our time in fandom, share some of our favourite fanworks, and talk about the positive influence fanfic/fanart/fanvids/etc have had on us.

The plan is for this to be an interactive discussion and for that I need input from you guys. So if you would like to share some fanworks that have had an impact on you let me know.

It can be anything. A fic that made you cry, a piece of art that blew you away, a vid that you still go back and watch, something that changed how you think, something that led you to meet your best friend. Anything where a fanwork has left an impression.

If you want me to put the works up on the screen can you provide me with a link or a copy.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Hi all

Does anyone have any photos of past events that they wouldn't mind me sharing on our social media channels? We're only a couple of months away from the 2016 event now so I'd like to do another promotion and nice pictures are good at grabbing the eye.

WriterconUK 2016 -- REMINDER!!

Only three months left until WriterconUK 2016, at the Ramada Hotel, Coventry on 16-18 September.

It may seem like ages away, but I'm sure it'll soon be upon us. At the moment, we have 13 people signed up:


We need at least 6 more before the event's viable, so if you're planning to come, please do let us know by signing up here. Just fill in the form! We don't need your membership payment until nearer the time, but it would really help the committee sleep at night to know you're coming.


We're still looking for two or three more volunteers to give a talk, or lead a discussion, or lead a workshop about anything fandom related. If you'd like to volunteer, sign up at tlanti's post here. (If you'd like to volunteer but can't think of an idea, or if you can think of an idea but would rather not volunteer, comment on the same post, and we'll do some match making).


And if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas, just comment on this post.


Writercon UK Event 2016 -- Reminder!

A month or so ago, I posted a 'story so far' round-up, with links to various relevant posts, and... Either LJ's eaten it, or I've fallen into a parallel universe where I never did it, or I've just gone plain mad.

Anyway, here's a round-up and reminder!

We have 12 people signed up for the 2016 meeting (at the Ramada Hotel, Coventry on 16-18 September), but we need some more! You can sign up now and pay nearer the time, if you prefer. It would be great to know that we've reached a viable number :-)

The sign-up post is here.


Don't forget hesadevil's art challenge: a '10 Years of Fandom' banner! The winning banner will feature on the Writercon UK website (and runners up will be displayed at the meeting). The deadline is 31 May.

Further information is here.


The highlight of the event is always the cocktails the full day of talks and workshops led by fellow members, covering all aspects of fandom. tlanti has three volunteers so far, but she's looking for more, especially someone who'd like to lead a crafting workshop*.
*I have various bits and bobs I can donate, materials-wise.

tlanti's sign-up post is here!


And if you have further any ideas for challenges or activities, just comment on this post.


Writercon Needs You! :)

ningloreth mentioned that I would be recruiting speakers/workshop leaders for this year's Writercon and here I am doing just that!

Is there a programme item you would like to see?

Is there something you would like to run?

Do you just have an idea?

If so, please comment on this post so I can start drawing a programme together - and if you need my help then the answer is, of course, yes. I have been on many a panel and run many a workshop at previous conventions and it would be a shame to let that hard earned experience go to waste should it be needed.

It would be great to see a variety of media, subjects and activities covered so we have a full programme that is just as enjoyable as the inevitable cocktails!! :D

Calling All Artists!

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, hesadevil has issued a '10 Years of Fandom' banner challenge. The winning banner will feature on the WriterConUK website (and all the runners up will be displayed at the meeting).

Here are the rules:
Size: 800 x 258 pixels (or the same ratio)
Text: All banners must include the text Writercon UK and 10 Years of Fandom
File format: .gif, .jpg or .png
Deadline: 31st May
Submission: Please submit your banner(s) in comment(s) to this post.

You can enter as many banners as you like. hesadevil will choose the winner.

WriterConUK 2016

Hello everybody!

I'm very pleased to announce that, thanks to gillo, we have a date for our 2016 meeting.

WriterConUK 2016 will take place on Sept 16-18 at the Ramada in Coventry.

We're still working out the membership cost but, at the moment, it looks like it will be similar to last year. Watch out for the sign-up post.

As usual, we'll be asking for people to run panels/workshops, so please get thinking!

In addition, this year is our 10th anniversary, so we'll also be asking for ideas to make this meeting a little bit special.

I hope to see you all there!


Just checking I've not missed it - do we have a date for the 10th anniversary event this year??

Happy Birthday

Happy birthdaycuriouswombat have a wonderful day x

My writeup

My write up is mostly a lot of photos but if you're interested they're here

Incidentally if you took pics and wouldn't mind sharing can you point me in the right direction. I'd love to get some up on our social media channels. I'm thinking a Facebook album would be a good idea


My Writercon weekend write up...

I have written up my thoughts about the weekend and they can be found on my journal here.

I can't believe it'll be 10 years next year!!

We have to do something special.  Maybe all the quiz questions will have something to do with 10 (oh - wait, that's given the game away, hasn't it! LOL!)

WriterconUK - Badfic

To write or not to write.
Or: Run away! Run away!

It has become something of a tradition that the last activity at our micro-con is the group creation of a really atrocious piece of bad, BAD fic.

The activity was preceded by PowerPoint, inevitably.Collapse )

And that, Dere Reederz, is why you should join us next year.

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