The weekend of April 5th and 6th saw the first ever Sci-Fi convention held on the Yorkshire Coast, Sci-Fi Scarborough at the Scarborough Spa. Fans from across the country descended on the venue to enjoy all the action, with many dressing as their favourite characters from film, TV or comics. Around the venue could be found special guests from the small and big screen, retailers, authors, artists, gaming and more throughout the Spa.
Headline names for the weekend included the main cast of Red Dwarf (Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules and Craig Charles) and the 6th Doctor Who, Colin Baker.
The society was invited along to provide a factual element to the weekend and we were inundated with questions on telescopes, our Solar System, the Universe, alien life, space travel, and even theoretical physics along with queries about the society. The weekend was also set to include a star party from the terrace of the Spa and daytime solar observing but unfortunately continued cloud throughout the weekend resulted in these elements not being possible.
Overall, a very enjoyable and busy weekend for society members. We look forward to seeing many of the people we met at our upcoming events. Talks are already in motion for a repeat event next year. Keep your eyes out for details when these are released. A gallery of photos taken throughout the weekend can be found here on the society website.