Second Phoenix Convention focuses on Literature

Thu 13th Nov 2003

Second Phoenix Convention focuses on LiteratureLostCarPark has received the following press release from the organisers of P-CON II...

After the modest success of P-CON I, the first Phoenix Convention, we are delighted to announce the details of P-CON II. The convention will be in the same location, the Ashling Hotel in Parkgate Street, Dublin, and is moving into the month of November, to avoid clashing with other regularly held Irish-based events in October, like Octocon, Horrorthon, the Irish Ghost Convention and Gaelcon.

The full details are as follows:

What: P-CON II, the 2004 Phoenix Convention An Irish Literary SF Convention

Where: The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

When: Saturday & Sunday the 13th & 14th of November 2004

Who: Guest of Honour is Juliet E McKenna. Other guests include Ariel, Diane Duane, James P Hogan, Peter Morwood, Charlie Stross, and Steve Westcott, with more to be added, we hope.

How Much: €20 until and including the weekend of Eastercon. Thereafter, from Tuesday the 13th of April, the cost will be €30, unless we feel we can make it less. A suporting membership will cost €10. The Sterling equivalent will be 15 until Eastercon, thereafter it will be 20. Sterling support rate is 10, largely for convenience.

The convention is largely going to concentrate, as did the first one, on the written end of the genera, rather than on TV, or movies, or such like things, although we'll not be deliberately excluding anything. We're completely abandoning the video room, however, as well as the Saturday night disco, which will be replaced with a table quiz, and a substantial amount of convivial conversation, which seems to be what people would prefer, and only using the hotel's own bar, rather than getting a seperate bar of our own, as the hotel bar is where everyone ended up in the evenings, anyway. This allows us to take a few less rooms, all in all, and therefore to bring the price down on what it might have been.

We hope P-CON II will be a small but amiable convention, somewhat more conservative in its nature than some, but none the worse for that. A lot of conventions want to be bigger and better. We want to be smaller and better.

The convention's website, together with a lovely new logo by Feorag NicBhride, can be found at

Any queries to me, or to the convention's email address,

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