We have a host of great guests this year from the worlds of gaming, cosplay, music, film and television.
The FantastiCon 2018 Kickstarter will fund the fees, accommodation and travel costs of some really Fantastic guests! Fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy films and TV?Dr Who superfan or Harry Potter fanatic?Know your Empire from your Alliance?Want to know what it's like in front of the camera on some of the world's most successful SF/Fantasy shows?All will be revealed by our guests during panels, Q&A sessions, signings and more!
Gigi Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years. Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything YouLove, 4.48 Psychosis,The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables. She recently sung at Stan Lee's Birthday as well and joined other Sci-Fi greats in Denny's Illics Women of Sci-Fi Book. Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions alongside hundreds of other candidates.
As well as joining us for the whole weekend, participating in panels, Q&As, autographs/selfies/photoshoots and possibly even the NERF war, she will be joined by her brother Jake on Saturday night and they will play to us live as part of their Wanderland Tour!
Welcome to the party Gigi and Jake, you're both Fantastic!
Check out her website at: GigiEdgley.Com
'Hit the Road Jack' mashup
Author, technology journalist and lifelong gamer. A regular expert on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak and various other TV and radio stations, she writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine.
Kate launched her first novel, Mostly Harmless, at the first FantastiCon back in 2014. In 2016 she successfully saw the success of the crowdfunding campaign to create the audio version of her YA fantasy realised live on stage.
2017 saw her reading from both a Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery and the infamous section from Chapter 10 of Elite: Mostly Harmless.Who knows what she has planned for 2018? We do... but that would be telling!
Drew Wagar, author of FBP bestseller Elite: Reclamation released the first in his hard science fiction series, the Shadeward Saga - Shadeward: Emanation at FantastiCon 2015. FantastiCon 2016 saw the successful launch of part two Shadeward: Exoneration.
In 2017 he gave an exclusive first reading of his highly commended Elite Dangerous: Premonition, a book whose narrative was helped over the finish line by thousands of players of Elite: Dangerous, live in game!
He also gave a reading from his next project, his Lords of Midnight novel, live at the event!
FantastiCon 2018 will see more excellent content from Drew Wagar, the nature of which is not yet confirmed.
Jemma is an acoustic musician with a growing following of tens of thousands and has one of the most delicate and beautiful voices for a generation.
At FantastiCon 2017 she sang us an exclusive track too!
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After 2017's excellent performance, Jollyboat will be joining us again in 2018! Prepare to be wowed with their original brand of musical pirate comedy.
The wonderful Saraswati will be joining us again with her unique brand of beautiful, soulfull sounds. A real star on the rise, she has performed at some of the world's largest festivals and we're really proud to have her come along again in 2018, what will be her third FantastiCon!
Their latest single 'Till Death Do Us Part'
Euan Gloyn is a Dr Who superfan and as such has created one of the most detailed and authentic copies of the T.A.R.D.I.S we have ever seen.He has kindly agreed to bring his creation to the convention and you will be able to see it in pride of place. He's also agreed to bring along his latest creation, the Bat signal.Thanks Euan, you're Fantastic!
Dalek Jast will be at the convention and will be offering a pilot experience to a select few lucky convention attendees.His creator, Robert Phillips, will also be there to lend a hand and, if necessary, administer some exterminations!
Dalek Jast is part of the amazing 'Sons of Skaro' Dalek builder group who do sterling work raising thousands of pounds for charity wherever they go. As many of them who are free will be at FantastiCon 2018.
Fireteam Ascension are a professional cosplay troop who travel the UK in their incredible, hand made Halo power suits. They are famed for their impromptu dance shows and general tomfoolery and we're super excited to see how they fair in the NERF war too!Their Team Leader, Dan Gonzales, is a long time friend of FantastiCon and is very much looking forward to coming to the 2018 event and showing off the new team's skills!
Check out their latest trailer!
International award winning crime writer Penny Grubb launched her latest novel 'Syrup Trap City' at the 2017 event and will be joining us again, signing copies from her permanent post behind the Fantastic Books Store!
Jon Lunn, the driving force behind Spidermind Games, the creators of the ED:RPG will be at the event showing off his amazing creation and running scenarios with those of you brave enough to try your luck in the ED:RPG universe...
Sue Knight, author of 'Till They Dropped' and 'Waiting for Gordo', will be at the 2018 event.
Sue is a shy but prolific author and this will be possibly the only chance to meet her in person in 2018.
Copies of both of Sue's works will be available at the Fantastic Books Store!
Epic fantasy author behind the A Seared Sky trilogy, which was released at FantastiCon 2014 and 2015. Stuart also launched the beautiful hardback version of his short, dystopian science fiction thriller The Methuselah Strain in 2016. He is one of our most prolific authors and FantastiCon 2017 saw the exclusive launch of the second book in his Generation Mars series, Generation Mars: War Over Dust, which is available at the Fantastic Books Store.
Stuart will be at the 2018 event and is always open for chats and autographs!