My first SF convention was
Contrivance in 1989,
the first convention I was on the committee of was Protoplasm
in 1992. I was on the committee of Helicon,
the Eastercon and
Eurocon in 1993, and Intersection, the 1995
Worldcon. I helped found, and am currently involved in running a series of
Blake's 7/Babylon 5
conventions called Redemption, which tries to provide a lively and interactive fan-based programme, as an alternative to the rather more guest-oriented style of media con that has been more common in recent years. We've run 3 of these, in
2001, and 2003. The fourth will be in
August 20th - August 23rd, 2003 Discworld Convention 2004
The 2004 Discworld Convention at the Hanover International Hotel, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, GoH: Terry Pratchett
August 28th - September 1st, 2003 Torcon 3
The 61st World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September 27th - 28th 2003 Phoenix Convention (P-Con)
General (predominantly written) SF Convention at The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
October 24th - 26th 2003 They Came and Shaved Us
General SF Convention with an emphasis on humour. From the same deranged wierdos who brought us Aliens Stole My Handbag, and Damn Fine Convention. Fairways Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland (halfway between Dublin and Belfast for those with dodgy geography skills like me).
November 7th - 9th, 2003 Novacon 33
General SF Convention. According to Ansible this is in Walsall, so I assume it is again at the Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall as used in 2002, but the web site has not yet been updated for the 2003 con (as of 7/1/03). For details email email@example.com
April 9th - 12th, 2004 Concourse
The 55th British National Science Fiction Convention at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. (Which won against the flawed, but intriguing Concurrence bid).
September 2nd - 6th, 2004 Noreascon 4
The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 25th - 27th, 2005 Redemption '05
A convention for fans of Blake's 7, Babylon 5 and Beyond... A fan-oriented media SF convention, at the Hanover International Hotel, in Hinckley, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
August 4th - 8th, 2005 Interaction
The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Glasgow.
For a good list of Science Fiction conventions in the UK, and some of the major cons in Europe and the US, check out the ConNotation convention list.