Science Fiction Convention Listing & Film Diary

Science Fiction Convention Listing
& Film Diary 2024 -'25

Forthcoming major science fiction convention and SF film (movie) listing for the year.
Covers international and national SF level conventions only.

SF Film launches refer only approximately to European/UK release dates and are subject to studio change.

Although covering many countries, this convention diary lists only the major national and international SF conventions relating to the genre's literary and cinematic forms. For a more complete list of book conventions (including smaller regional ones especially in the US) then consult the Locus listing and Ansible (especially UK).  For details of TV related SF conventions in the UK then consult SFX magazine in the UK, and for conventions in countries with a significant Russian-speaking population see MIR Fantasy magazine in Russia.
For registration details see the convention's own website linked to each of the below entries.

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National Level and International SF Conventions 2024 - '25

 

2024

March 2024

LEVITATION 2024 - THE 2024 BRITISH SF EASTERCON (29th March - 1st April '24). Venue: Telford International Centre . GoHs: Jackie Burns, Genevieve Cogman, Michelle Sagara and Tade Thompson.

 

April 2024

LUXCON 2024 - LUEMBOURG's NATIONAL CONVENTION (13th - 14th Apr '24). Venue: Forum Geesseknäppchen, 40, Boulevard Pierre Dupong, 1430 Luxembourg. GoHs to be confirmed.

SWANCON 2024 - AUSTRALIA (20th - 21st Apr '24). Venue: The Rise in Maylands, Perth, Australia.

 

May 2024

AUSTRIA COMICON (25th - 26th May '24). Venue: Messe Wels, Messeplatz 1, 4600 Wels, Austria. Panels, photo shoots, autograph sessions, comics, manga and anime, national and international artists, workshops, games andmerchandise.

STOKERCON (30th May - 2nd June '24). San Diego, California , USA . The World Horror Convention is held under the auspices of the Horror Writers Association.  The convention sees the presentation of the annual Bram Stoker Award of the Horror Writers Association. GoHs: Paula Guran, Jonathan Maberry Paul Tremblay, Justina Ireland and Nisi Shawl.

 

June 2024

FANTASTICON 2024 - DENMARK's NATIONAL CONVENTION ( 1st - 2nd June '24). Støberiet, Blagards Plads 5, 2200 København N., Copenhagen, Denmark. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

July 2024

FINNCON 2024 - FINLAND'S NATIONAL CONVENTION (6th - 7th July '24). Jyvaskylan, Finland. GoHs: Ursula Vernon, Tiina Raevaara, Tero Ykspetaja and Cheryl Morgan.

CELSIUS 232 - SPAIN (16th - 20th July '24). . GoHs: Catriona Ward, Laura Fernandez, Fonda Lee, Ian Watson, Angela Slatter & Cassandra Clare.

NORTH AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION (NASFiC) (18th - 21st July '24). Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA. Guests of Honour: Alan Dean Foster, Nilah Magruder, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Suford Lewis and Tony Lewis.

 

August 2024

THE 82nd SF WORLDCON (8th - 12th August '24). Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. GoHs: Ken MacLeod (author), Nnedi Okorafor (author), Chris Baker (artist), Teri Windling (fantasy author), and fans Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer.

ERAMUSCON - THE 2024 EUROCON (16th - 19th August '24) Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. GoHs: Andrezej Sapkowiski, Bo Balder and Jasper Fforde.

 

September 2024

BULGACON 2024 - BULGARIA's NATIONAL CONVENTION (20th - 22nd Sept '24). Vebue and GoHs yet to be determined at the time of posting.

ELSTERCON 17 - GERMANY's NATIONAL CONVENTION (27th - 29th Sept '24). Haus des Buchs, Rechtsweg 28, 04103 Leipzig. Germany. GoHs: to be announced.

STRANIMONDI - ITALCON 2024 (exact date to be confirmed) Trieste, Italy. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

October 2024

OCTOCON 2024 - IRELAND's NATIONAL CONVENTION ( 5th - 6th October '24). Gibson Hotel, Dublin. GoHs to be announced.

FANTASYCON 2024 (11th - 13th October '24). Queen at Chester Hotel, Chester.

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2024 ( 16th - 20th October '24). Sheraton Niagara Falls, 300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, USA. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

November 2024

FANTASTIKA 2024 - SWEDEN's NATIONAL CONVENTION ( 1st - 3rd November '24). Stockholm, Sweden. GoHs to be confirmed.

 

2025

CONTABILE 35 - THE 2025 BRITISH FILKCON (7th to 9th February 2025). Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Norwich, Great Britain. GoHs: Michael Longcor, Edwin Brady and Valerie Housden.

RECONNECT - THE 2025 BRITISH SF EASTERCON (18th to 21st April 2025). Hilton Lanyon Place and the Belfast ICC. GoHs: Lauren Beukes, Derek Landy, Jeannette Ng, Rebecca Roanhorse, Will Simpson and Ian McDonald.

STOKERCON - THE WORLD HORROR CONVENTION (12th to 15th June 2025). Hilton Stamford Stamford, CT 06902 , USA.  Few details as yet, but registration seems to be solely by EventBrite (whose privacy policy tends to send Orwell. Brunner and Gibson fans running)! Hopefully there will be alternate registration mechanisms in due course?

ARCHIPELACON 2 - THE 2025 EUROCON (26th to 29th June '25). Mariehamn, Aland. GoHs: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Mats Strandberg and Emmi Itaranta.

THE 83rd SF WORLDCON (13th - 17th August '25). Seattle, USA. GoHs: Martha Wells, Donato Giancola, Bridget Landry and Alexander James Adams.

BETIZCON - FRANCE'S NATIONAL CONVENTION (21st - 24th August '25). Saint-Ay, Loiret , France

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2025 ( 30th October - 2nd November '25). Change of venue, now the Metropole, Brighton, England.

 

2026

THE 84th SF WORLDCON (27th - 31st August '26). Anaheim Convention Centre and Anaheim Hilton, Los Angles, USA. GoHs: to be announced.

 

We will post an update of this diary January 2025 but will draft the page early December 2024
should you wish to let us have details of your national convention.

 

Want a feel for whether any of the above events might be for you?
Check out our reviews of past SF conventions.

 

 

 

Science Fiction Film Diary 2024 - 2025

Note: This list features UK/Western European dates as at January 2023 so these may change.
Also release dates in other parts of the World may vary by a few months.

 

 

2023

December 2023

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Aquaman balances his duties as king and as a member of the Justice League, all while planning a wedding. Black Manta is on the hunt for Atlantean tech to help rebuild his armor. Orm plots to escape his Atlantean prison.  Director: James Wan.  Trailer here.

The Creepy Witch
Animation. Jasper Jackson, a young boy from a fishing village, risks his life to save the Stoneland's kingdom and its princess, Sophie Williams, possessed by the cruel witch Helena Minerva.

Jules
Milton lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Jules follows Milton (Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine in a small western Pennsylvania town, but finds his day upended when a UFO and its extra-terrestrial passenger crash land in his backyard. Before long, Milton develops a close relationship with the extra-terrestrial he calls "Jules." Things become complicated when two neighbours (Harris and Curtin) discover Jules and the government quickly closes in. What follows is a funny, wildly inventive ride as the three neighbours find meaning and connection later in life - thanks to this unlikely stranger. Director: Marc Turtletaub.  Trailer here.

 

2024

January 2024

All Of Us Strangers
One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance gay encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before. Loosely adapted from the novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada, a book which also inspired the 1988 film The Discarnates (1988).  Trailer here.

 

February 2024

Madame Web
Madame Web (Cassandra Webb) comes from a series of Marvel Comics. She first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, published November 1980.  "Meanwhile, in another universe..." In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel's most enigmatic heroines. The thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures...if they can all survive a deadly present.  Director: S. J. Clarkson.  Trailer here.

 

March 2024

Dune: Part Two
This follow-up film will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.  Director: Denis Villeneuve.  Trailer here.

The American Society of Magical Negroes
Aren is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance.  Director: Kobi Libii. Stars: Justice Smith.  Trailer here.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
The Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.  Director: Gil Kenan.  Trailer here.

Mickey 17
Director: Bong Joon Ho, who did Snowpiercer.

 

April 2024

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
At the time of posting the plot is confidential.

 

May 2024

If
A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.  Trailer here.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max. 45 years after the collapse, a young Furiosa is taken from her family. She will devote the rest of her life to finding her way home. This is her odyssey.  Trailer here.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
This new Apes film is set many years after the conclusion of 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes. Many apes societies have grown from when the Moses-like Caesar brought his people to an oasis, while humans have been reduced to a feral-like existence. Some ape groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires. In this setting, one ape leader begins to enslave other groups to find human technology, while another ape, who watched his clan be taken, embarks on a journey to find freedom. A young human woman becomes key to the latter's quest, although she has plans of her own.  Director: Wes Ball.  Trailer here.

 

June 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One
A new take and a new cast for the 'Quiet Place' franchise.  Two of the film's writers is John Krasinski and Bryan Woods who also co-wrote previous two films.  Trailer here.

 

July 2024

Deadpool 3
Wolverine joins the "merc with a mouth" in the third installment of the Deadpool film franchise.  Trailer here.

 

August 2024

Alien: Romulus
Young people from a distant world must face the most terrifying life form in the universe.  Director: Fede Alvarez..  Trailer here.

Kraven the Hunter
Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.  Director: J. C. Chandor.  Trailer here.

 

September 2024

Beetlejuice 2
This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who's recruited to help haunt a house.  Teaser trailer here.

Blade
The latest incartnation of Blade the vampire hunter and apparently a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... Don't know how this is going to work.

 

October 2024

Joker 2
Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2019 film Joker.

 

November 2024

Paddington in Peru
Follows Paddington and the Brown family as they visit Aunt Lucy in Peru, but a mystery sends them to the Amazon rainforest and up Peruvian mountains. Directed by Dougal Wilson. Based on the bear character developed in the Michael Bond novels for children.

Wicked
Fantasy musical romance The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.

 

December 2024

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim
The untold story behind Helm's Deep, hundreds of years before the fateful war, telling the life and blood-soaked times of its founder, Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan.  Director: Kenji Kamiyama.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Plot under wraps at time of posting.  Director: Jeff Fowler.

Nosferatu
This is billed as a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, causing untold horror in its wake...    This is the second remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 Dracula-inspired silent movie of the same name , following Werner Herzog’s 1979 film Nosferatu the Vampyre.  You can see the 1979 remake's trailer here.

 

 

 

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