The shiny brand new TitanCon 2012 website has now launched:
TitanCon 2012 will take place on Saturday 22 September 2012 at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Once again our primary focus will be Game of Thrones but we'll also be offering an interesting and diverse mix of SF/F literary, media and gaming programming as well.
Memberships go on sale at 12.00 midday GMT on Saturday 18 February 2012
As with TitanCon 2011 we won't be able to confirm the full line up of Game of Thrones guests until probably just a couple of weeks before the convention. The filming schedule can change on a week by week basis but as soon as we know who is in Belfast and available to attend TitanCon we will announce the names everywhere as loudly as we can. I assure you this is more aggravating for us than you can imagine but we are determined to do our best not to announce a name only to retract them later because they can no longer make it. We would hate to do that to you.
But we can confirm a few definite guests for you right now - Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) will be with us again. Also coming back for a second year will be authors Ian McDonald, Peadar Ó Guilín and T.A. Moore. One new guest for 2012 is Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon) and we'll be announcing more guests over the coming months so stay tuned to the website and Twitter feed for news and announcements.
Fri 21 Sept 2012 - Drinks at McHughs
We'll be kicking off the weekend with a Friday evening event at McHughs Bar with readings from our author guests. This will be a FREE entry event open to the public and TitanCon members.
Sat 22 Sept 2012 - TitanCon
You can expect a full convention programme with discussion panels on Game of Thrones and SF/F literature in general, workshops, photo sessions, signing sessions, gaming and much more. In the evening we will be hosting another masquerade and we also have a few other surprises planned too, so stay tuned for news and announcements.
Sun 23 Sept 2012 - Game of Thrones Coach Tour
After the massive success of last year's coach tour we will of course be doing another one this year. We're still working on the details at the moment so alas we're not ready to start selling tickets yet - but we'll be alerting all TitanCon 2012 and 2011 members by email to announce when tickets are to go on sale. However, we can tell you that it will be a completely new tour visiting various season two locations along the north coast of Northern Ireland and also Shane's Castle, the location of the Hand's Tourney from season one, where we will be holding this year's feast.
Full membership = £15
Full membership costs just £15 but TitanCon 2011 members check your email for a special offer just for you guys. Get in touch if you haven't received an email from us and we'll resend.
Supporting memberships = £5
If you are not sure whether you can attend TitanCon 2012, or know you cannot, but still want to help make the convention a success then you can purchase a supporting membership for just £5. Supporting membership can be upgraded to full membership at any time by paying the difference in price. This is based on your initial purchase date so if you buy a supporting membership before 1 June 2012 you can upgrade for just £10 at any point up to the convention. Supporting memberships bought between 1 June 2012 and 1 September 2012 can be upgraded for £13 and after 1 September 2012 for £15.
Anyone who would like to make a more substantial donation is welcome to purchase multiple supporting memberships. We greatly appreciate anyone that supports us and we'll keep all our supporting members up to date with news and special offers for future TitanCons.
Special room rate offer for TitanCon 2012 members - Days Hotel
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged a special room rate offer for TitanCon 2012 members at Days Hotel. Days are holding 25 rooms for us from 21st September for 2 nights - 15 twin rooms and 10 double rooms. The rates are:
£60 bed and breakfast per room per night for single occupancy
£65 bed and breakfast per room per night for double occupancy
Please see our hotel information page for more details about this offer and other accommodation available in Belfast.
TitanCon would be impossible to run without the help of dedicated members willing to give up their time at the convention to volunteer doing the necessary jobs to keep everything running smoothly. We greatly appreciate anyone who would be willing to help with early morning set up, door security, reception and panel assistants during the day and also evening clear up. If you would be willing to give up an hour or two to help us run TitanCon 2012 please fill in a volunteer form and we'll get in touch with you.
This year we have a Volunteer Coordinator whose sole responsibility is to organise the volunteer work schedule.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions you'd like to ask. We'll do our best to help.
We are really looking forward to bringing you another exciting TitanCon in September - see you there!