We are delighted to introduce you to our fantastic sponsors this year. Take a look at them and their websites. For information about how you can join this great list, see our sponsorship opportunities page.
MAJOR SPONSOR: Special Effect do incredible work helping folks with physical disabilities enjoy gaming. The work they do reunites families, strengthens bonds between parents and their children and helps to rehabilitate the injured right across the UK. Having been given the 2018 ID@Xbox Gaming for Everyone award for their wonderful work, in our opinion Special Effect are the very definition of Fantastic!
MAJOR SPONSOR: Since the very first FantastiCon Frontier Developments have helped out with everything from encouragement and support during the often fraught planning stages to raffle prizes and special guests. They are the company behind the ground breaking Elite: Dangerous, Planet Coaster and the much anticipated Jurassic World Evolution.
MAJOR SPONSOR: Paradise is a leading IT Services company based at Althorp in Northamptonshire. As an early adopter of cloud technologies Paradise built a datacentre which has been operating since 2005 and certified to ISO27001. In more recent years the skills learned have been transferred to Azure and Paradise is now a Microsoft Gold Partner as well as a G-Cloud government-certified supplier. Paradise specialise in private cloud platforms running standard software or applications we develop in-house, including CRM, ERP and warehousing solutions. Always interested in challenging new ventures, Paradise is a company that puts Passion in Good Technology at its core.
We are very excited to be partering with Paradise for the first time in 2019.Check out their website here.
MAJOR SPONSOR: HCS Voicepacks (alongside the excellent Voice Attack software) allow you to control your computer games with voice commands and have them respond in the voice of your favourite actors. From Brian Blessed and Marina Sirtis to Brent Spiner and William Shatner, HCS Voicepacks are an amazing addition to any serious gamer's arsenal. Grab yourself a voicepack today!
DarkLight are the amazing company behind our Laser Tag Arena. The super high tech harnesses and guns they supply are absolutely at the cutting edge of Laser tech and we are extremely lucky to have them at the convention. Their 007 effects package is particularly impressive. Want to check it out? Try shooting someone ... www.darklightlasertag.com
Lee Playle, the man behind 'Keep It Retro' joins Super 16-Bit Sam Stanley to run our retro gaming area once again. From classic arcade cabinets to refurbished consoles from your past, the FantastiCon Retro team are guaranteed to reignite your love for all things retro!
Thrustmaster create some of the most robust, exquisitely callibrated and fun gaming control systems in the world. If you consider yourself a serious gamer, get some Thrustmaster kit in your world.
This team of professional tabletop gamers are a Fantastic addition to the event and they work tirelessly all weekend to make sure that you will have a chance to play some of the most popular and entertaining tabletop games in the world. Get involved and don't be shy!
Headed by Selezen Lake, the powerhouse behind the Elite Encounters role playing game (NOT the ED:RPG) and many other RPG adventures, Daftworks have supported our little convention since the very first one back in 2014.
If you want an exciting, fulfilling and absorbing RPG experience, grab your copy of Elite Encounters today!
The HEY Smile Foundation are a cracking charity organisation based in Hull who operate the Vault, a library of event equipment, which is free for charities, community groups, schools and churches. HEY Smile have offered to lend us items including lots of useful electrical equipment and some gazebos for the VR area. We will have Smile collection buckets and have made a donation to them for their help.http://heysmilefoundation.org/
A leading peripherals design company, Venom have some of the finest and best looking bits of kit to enhance your gaming experience on the market.
Check out their amazing range here.
Spidermind Games, producers of the hugely anticipated Elite: Dangerous role playing game, the 'ED:RPG', will be joining us. You'll be able to grab your game book and have it signed by Producer Jon Lunn and Co-Director Oliver Hulme who will hopefully both be coming along. If you're lucky you might even find yourself playing a scenarion with the creators themselves!
GAME have been there from the very first FantastiCon in 2014 helping out with everything from staff to consoles and everything in between and this year is no different. Expect to see sculptures, gaming equipment and plenty of GAME staff hunting for folks to play games with. Get involved!http://www.game.co.uk/
We believe that creators and publishers should receive a fair reward when their work is re-used. We achieve this by issuing licences to organisations that want to copy and re-use their published work. The licence fees collected are then passed on to the copyright owners - the authors, publishers and visual artists - that we represent.
Protecting authors' rights globally, particularly secondary usage rights. The ALCS is a membership organisation for writers run by those writers.
An International award winning Crime Writer, lecturer and creative powerhouse, Danuta has supported FantastiCon since our very first convention back in 2014.
Susan Alison is a fantastic Bristol based author and artist - http://www.susanalison.com/
Gorjuss Art Ltd - The Glasgow based fine artist famous all over the world for her eclectic mix of beautiful characters
Arco's mission is to keep people safe at work by providing professional, affordable Personal Protection Equipment to a variety of industries.Visit their website
Based in Grimsby, Dalek Jast is the Dr Who superfan, and creator of the Transmat, Dalek Jast and more! Meet him at the con.
An excellent place to find great toys at amazing prices, Smyths stores rival even the largest places where toys 'r' sold.Visit their website