SF Ball 22 Banner 2016The SF Ball is the biggest and best fan-run con in the UK. The event will take place on the 5th – 7th February 2016 at The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton.

All the things you can expect over the 3 days:

  • Special guest talks
  • Autographs
  • 3 late night parties
  • Photo opportunities
  • The Ball – A unique 3 course costume banquet with professional after-dinner cabaret.

This event is run by the fans, for the fans. The SF Ball is a non-profit charity event supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Star Trek guests appearing at this event:

Connor Trinneer Dominic Keating  Casey Biggs  Vaughn Armstrong

Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Casey Biggs, Vaughn Armstrong

Connor Trinneer commented: “Dominic and I are thrilled to be coming to see you all in Southampton”

Dominic Keating commented: “Stay classy, Southampton!”

Casey Biggs commented: “Vaughn Armstrong and I are very excited to be able to attend and perform for everyone at the Ball this year. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is still so strong in the minds of Star Trek fans that it’s always rewarding to be able to meet and chat about the magical world of Star Trek.”

Guests appearing at this event:

Sabrina Bartlett, Annette Badland, James Moran, Robert Rankin and Lee Bradley

Annette Badland commented: “It’s great to be involved in this weekend and I look forward to meeting everyone. I had a great time on Dr. Who and Wizards vs Aliens, so hope to share some of that with you all. Outlander was pretty interesting too, Sam Heughan is very hard on the eye though!”

Sabrina Bartlett commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be involved with the SF Ball this year. The Teenage Cancer Trust is a vital organisation and I am so looking forward to meeting everyone and having a fantastic weekend!”

SF Ball 21 - 7The U.S.S. Riker’s Beard group will be back with their Enterprise Bridge and Transporter set. Also more displays and collectables.

Friday highlights include: The Con Dance Workshop to teach your two left feet the correct routines to enjoy all the convention dances; an epic pub quiz full of geeky questions both verbal and picturesque, A Gold Ticket Cocktail Party, including a hot buffet and a generous glass of bubbly welcoming gold ticket members offering up close and personal meetings with the guests, a goody bag full of film promotional merchandise and epic three foot chocolate fountains, plus state of the art interactive game-shows, including Who Wants To Be A Starship Captain?, Geeking for Gold and a Whose Who? game. Friday concludes with an epic party with the theme of Children’s Books and a prize for the best fancy dress/cosplay costume will be awarded.

Saturday highlights include: a full, three-course black-tie/fancy dress dinner with live cabaret, a ‘money-can’t buy’ raffle, including incredibly unique prizes and a Gotham City themed party with fancy dress/cosplay competitions, a cabaret provided by the Enterprise Blues Band (a unique cabaret performed by actual actors from Star Trek) and a late night disco with games that all can enjoy.

Sunday’s highlights include: a musicals themed late night disco and Karaoke evening and another opportunity to play one of SFB’s impressive interactive audio-visual games, Universally Challenged.

Director of SFB Events – Anne Lindup, commented:

“The SF Ball has been giving science fiction fans a fun-packed weekend raising vital funds for charity for twenty-two years. In this time, I have seen so many people come to their first SF Ball and then return every year after to mingle with their favourite stars and make friends that they keep for a lifetime”.

Since 2009, The SF Ball has raised over £22,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Ball prides itself on its equal opportunities policy, welcoming anyone to enjoy the festivities indiscriminate of disability or background and an emphasis on fun, rather than commercial gain.

Ticket types available only on the door:

  • Entrance Fee – Adult £5 – Child Free

Ticket types available in advance:

  • Guest Talks – Adult £36 – Child £18
  • Full Weekend (Not Dining) – Adult £113 – Child £56
  • Standard All Inclusive (SOLD OUT) – Adult £150 – Child £75
  • Gold All Inclusive  – (SOLD OUT) Adult £240 – Child £120

For more info about the event and tickets visit the website SF Ball

Source SFB Events