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Cosplay from SFW in the City 2

by Peter Ray Allisonon 22/10/2018
One of the highlights of the recent SFW in the City 2 was the diverse costumes worn by the talented cosplayers there.  The sheer breadth of cosplay ranged from faithful recreations of those worn on screen to imaginative re-envisioning of iconic characters. Here, in no particular order, is just a fraction of some of the […]

All change for SFW-X

by Peter Ray Allisonon 08/10/2018
Following the announcement that Sci-Fi Weekender (SFW) would be leaving its venue near Pwllheli, the organisers have been scouring the UK for a new location that can meet the various demands of such a multi-facetted event.

(N)SFW-X(XX)

by Peter Ray Allisonon 17/05/2018
The partying has barely finished for the ninth Sci Fi Weekender (SFW), but work has already started on their next invasion of North Wales for SFW-X.  Much of the programming is still in its early stages, but some guests have already been confirmed already. People often ask how the weekender is different to any of […]

SFW in the City II: Sci-Fi Fantasy Warriors!

by Peter Ray Allisonon 07/02/2018
Following the rip-roaring launch of Sci-Fi in the City last year (reviewed here), its second coming will arrive at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on the first weekend of October 2018 (Earth Time), with a special pre-party on Friday 5th. This year it is reborn as SFW in the City II: Sci-Fi Fantasy Warriors! The headlining guests […]

Sci-Fi Weekender in the City 2017

by Peter Ray Allisonon 12/10/2017
Sci-Fi Weekender (SFW), the largest science-fiction festival in Europe and only event of its kind in the UK, launched its new satellite event last weeked in Sheffield. Peter Ray Allison investigates.

Sci-fi & Fantasy Weekender announces new guests

by Peter Ray Allisonon 31/01/2017
After the disappointment that two of their main guests had been being forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Sci-Fi Weekender, otherwise known as SFW, the team behind the UK’s only sci-fi festival have come back swinging with a new line-up of fantastic guests.

Sci-Fi Weekender In The City will be landing next year

by Peter Ray Allisonon 29/11/2016
For eight years, the annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Weekender has delivered a packed weekend of entertainment, guests, films and partying (reviewed here). Now they are turning metropolitan and bringing their sci-fi festival to Sheffield, the City of Steel, for Sci-Fi Weekender in the City. All the fun, fandom, and vibrant experience of the legendary Weekender […]

Paul McGann joins James Marsters at the 8th Sci-Fi Weekender

by Peter Ray Allisonon 21/06/2016
Paul McGann, Daphne Askbrook, Wendy Padbury and a legion of Cybermen join James Marsters, Gareth David-Lloyd & Frazer Hines at the 8th Sci-Fi Weekender

Gordon’s Alive! Brian Blessed announced for Sci Fi Weekender.

by Peter Ray Allisonon 28/05/2015
With the hangovers having finally abating from this year's Sci-Fi Weekender, Brian Blessed is announced as a guest for next year's sci-fi festival

Julian Glover, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and One Man Star Wars Announced for SFW6

by Peter Ray Allisonon 05/11/2014
The Sci-Fi Weekender is the annual science fiction festival – all the trappings of a convention, but with the atmosphere of a festival – in North Wales. Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and James Cosmo are already attending, but four more guests have recently been announced. The first is Julian Wyatt Glover CBE, an English actor […]