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Science Fiction Fans Flocked to Glasgow

Car Hire Glasgow Airport think it must have been an interesting way to spend part of the Easter weekend by heading to the event in Glasgow.

There were hundreds of science fiction fans in Glasgow over the Easter weekend from all over the world for the 65th British Science Fiction Convention. Over 850 delegates were due a Satellite 4, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

John Wilson, of Satellite 4, said about the event “This is the largest, and longest-running, general science fiction convention held in the UK, featuring academics, writers, artists, publishers and other leading experts from across the sci-fi and fantasy genres. It’s about providing a platform for discussion, networking and knowledge exchange among the world’s science fiction community. There’s far more than the costumed Klingon in the foyer that popular imagination thinks of as the archetypal sci-fi fan.”

The event covered literature, films, art, music and space science with guests of honour including authors Juliet E McKenna and John Meaney, artist Jim Burns and world-renowned British scientist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Glasgow had previously hosted WorldCon in 2005 and Councillor Gordon Matheson said “We’re delighted to be welcoming the 65th annual British Science Fiction Convention, Satellite 4, to Glasgow, which will bring delegates from across the world to the city and generate significant local economic benefit.”