What is Concentric?
Concentric is a bid for the 71st British National Science Fiction Convention, Eastercon 2020.
If successful, it will be held on the bank holiday weekend, 10th to 13th April 2020 in the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.
Why a Bid?
Eastercons are normally selected two years in advance, however the bid being prepared for presentation at Eastercon 2018 had to postpone at a late stage, and it was not possible to prepare an alternative bid in time.
A team was formed shortly after to prepare an alternative, and Concentric is the result. We have an agreement in principle with the venue, with similar terms to the 2017 Eastercon, Innominate. We are currently in discussion with guests, and will announce them if the bid is chosen.
We will remain a bid until the 2019 Eastercon, Ytterbium, where we hope to be ratified.
What can I do?
We are accepting presupport memberships, which will convert to supporting membership if the bid is successful, and will be upgradeable to full attending membership by paying the difference.
We are also looking for help with the planning and organisation, and have some roles to fill on our website.
Please visit our volunteer page if you are interested in helping.