Want to come to Follycon, but can’t make the whole weekend? Or you’re not sure if you’ll enjoy it and just want to dip your toe in the water? Our one-day memberships are now available. They get you into everything at the con (space permitting) for one whole day, including evening and late-night events.
Our Crèche will be run for us by Tinies of Harrogate – some of you may remember their crèche at the 2013 Eastercon in Bradford. It will primarily cater for ages 0-7, but will accommodate older children if we have space. You must book the crèche and register in advance, and you must be a member to book. The crèche will be free.
If you’re a Follycon member, and we know you’ve registered a young child, we’ve emailed you with details of the location of the crèche and booking arrangements. If you haven’t heard from us, please get in touch.
We can also help with designing your poster – let us know with your proposal if you will need this.
Please get your proposal to us by 15th February 2018 at the latest. Proposals should either be a draft poster, or a fairly detailed abstract of what you plan to include.
The format for posters will be A1 (594mm x 841mm) portrait. The final versions for printing will need to be received by 15th March 2018. If you want to bring an exhibit to accompany the poster, please give details with your proposal.
Email your proposal or question to: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Saturday of Follycon we’ll be joined by Keith Donnelly, the very, very funny, globe-trotting, tall-tale-telling, singer-songwriter-guitarist. Keith will be doing two shows for us, a family-focused afternoon show appropriate for ages 2-99, and a grown-up focused evening show more suitable for ages 3-102. Those of us who’ve been fans of his work for a long time are very excited to be sharing him with you all.
On the Friday night of Follycon we’re delighted to be welcoming Jon Boden. Formerly the front man of folk ‘big band’ Bellowhead, and winner of more BBC Folk Awards than any other artist, Jon uses his solo work to envision a post-apocalyptic England. His 2009 album Songs from the Floodplain explores the not-so bucolic village life in a world where the oil has run out and music is once again hand-crafted. His new album Afterglow moves the action to an autumn carnival in the decaying ruins of a city, where a couple try to find each other through the mayhem.
There’s a great interview with Jon talking about what he’s trying to achieve and some of his science fictional influences at http://www.folkradio.co.uk/…/jon-boden-artist-of-the-month…/
We’d encourage you to have a listen to the music before Follycon; there’s a lot in these albums to unpack. Here’s a Spotify playlist. https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/05O1h25kanTvyJ9UuwTFCG