ArmadaCon is Sci-Fi and Fantasy Multi Media Convention that's been running in Plymouth since 1988.
Why Multi Media?
Other conventions tend to be focused one medium or one subject within that medium. We've found that fans find this format restrictive as most fans like more than one type of medium irrespective of subject matter.
Why do you describe yourselves as 'unconventional'?
Many modern conventions have become very professional. They're slickly presented and well polished events. This type of convention is considered the norm. Fans go to these conventions to be entertained by the guests. ArmadaCon is completely different; most attendees come to entertain each other!
What Happens at ArmadaCon
Special Events at ArmadaCon 25!
The ArmadaCon 25 committee are very pleased to announce that our guest, David Wake, is going to launch his latest book at this year’s event.
David will talk about the book, ‘The Empire of the Dead’ and, hopefully, do a reading from it!
We are also hoping that there will be some refreshments to create a convivial atmosphere for the launch!
Click here for more details about ‘The Empire of the Dead’
The Armadacon 25th Anniversary Fan Film
Due to circumstances beyond our control; the ArmadaCon 25 committee, with deep regret, have to announce the postponement of the filming of the Fan Film.
The hope is that this will be a postponement of one year and that the filming will take place at ArmadaCon 26
Below is a link to a message from Alan & Linda, themselves; regarding the postponement
Alan & Linda’s message
Have you ever wanted to write a fan film? Have you ever wanted to be in a
fan film? Or, have you ever wanted to help make a fan film?
Well now is your chance, the Armadacon Committee has agreed to a
proposal by Alan & Linda Marques to make an Armadacon 25th Anniversary Fan
To find out more, please click here
To sign up to be a member of the cast or crew of the fan film, please click on the poster above
The Scalextric World Championship
ArmadaCon 25 is delighted to be a host event for this global championships, offically sponcered by Hornby. They are even providing an offical prize for the winner from our leg of the competition!
Here is the information we have been sent:
“The Scalextric World Championship is in town! It’s a simple race – YOU VS THE CLOCK. How quickly can you do 10 laps of the Digital Platinum layout? The fastest times will get a chance to qualify to the Virtual World Leader board and see how they line up! This official Scalextric event is held by multiple hosts around the world on the exact same track layout, and same cars! Can you meet the challenge with up to 5 other racers competing? ONLY FIRST PLACE IS GOOD ENOUGH if you want your time to count! Last year’s victor had a total race time for 10 laps of 24.17 secs! Good luck! This challenge is tough... are you ready to race? ”
More information will be put here when we get it!
Theme for the Post Con Meal
This year, in light of the fact that is our 25th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. There will be a costume/clothing theme for this year's Post Con Meal; of Doctor Who. It is not obligatory, it just adds to the fun!
For more general information about events at ArmadaCon, please see below:
ArmadaCon has been supporting blind related charities for many years. The first of these was Guide Dogs for the Blind; where the money we raised helped to pay for the training of two guide dogs.
In more recent years our chosen charity has been the RNIB Talking Books service. The money we have raised to date has paid for the transcription of more than twelve books.
Unlike some other auctions, ArmadaCon's is a source of entertainment as well as a means of raising money!
Held throughout the weekend, guests will be holding question and answer sessions. This is your opportunity to get to know the guests a little better, and the guests chance to find out what makes fans tick!
The Masquerade is one of the highlights of the Saturday evening entertainment. It started life as a costuming event. However, over the years, comedy acts and other tomfoolery including singing (well, that was the claim!) and dance have crept in. The Masquerade is your chance to provide 'entertainment' to an audience by performing or displaying a costume. It's all just a piece of fun, so why not join in!
Post Con Meal
The Post Con Meal rounds off the weekend in our venue's dining hall. Diners get dressed up (this is not obligatory!) and avail themselves of the menu provided. It's an opportunity to relax from the frantic pace of the previous 48 hours!
Quizzes and Games
What would a convention be without the odd quiz or game? Throughout the weekend there are opportunities to join in and pit your wits against the other attendees. There are team games as well as quizzes where you can take part as an individual.
One of the highlights of Friday evening is one or more radio plays! Often with a comedy element; the radio play is a relaxed introduction to the ArmadaCon experience!
The cast members are all attendees (and often guests!); so why not get involved and provide a voice!
Table Top Gaming and RPG
If gaming is more your thing, then ArmadaCon has its own games room. RPG and tabletop wargames are run throughout the weekend.
Held on the Sunday afternoon, the Turkey Readings involve the reading aloud some of the worst Sci-Fi ever written. Attendees then bid for the reader to stop; while others bid for the torture to continue. All money raised goes to our charity.
If you have a book that you think is worthy of being included in the Turkey Readings; please feel free to bring it.
Provided it passes the strict criteria (!) it stands a good chance of being included!