sfball-banner-10The UK’s longest running not-for-profit Science Fiction convention, The SF Ball, which takes place at the beautiful Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton from 3 – 5 February 2017 with all profits going to support the vital work of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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.

Star Trek guests appearing at this event:

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Gates McFadden, Patti Yasutake, Larry Nemecek, Dave Freeman

Guests appearing at this event:

Chris Barrie, Ian McElhinney, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ian Beattie, Terry Molloy


Each day of the classic convention includes Q&A’s, professional photography and autograph sessions with the stars, activities, challenges and art/fiction competitions, an emporium of merchandise and collectables available for sale in a large dealer’s room, a special table-top gaming room, an exhibition hall including roaming full size Daleks, life-sized, fan-built recreations of sets, replica models and displays from talented model makers not to mention several opportunities to party after each day including discos, karaoke and full interactive games on stage with Trekologist B Jones.

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

Friday highlights:

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 a state of the art interactive game-show called A Question of Snort. Friday concludes with a fabulous party on the theme of The Worlds of Gerry Anderson and a prize for the best fancy dress/cosplay costume will be awarded.


Saturday highlights:

A full, three-course black-tie/fancy dress dinner with live cabaret from Red Dwarf’s Chris Barrie, a ‘money-can’t buy’ raffle, including incredibly unique prizes and a Game Of Thrones themed party with fancy dress/cosplay competitions, a celebrity cabaret and a late night disco with games and activities that all can enjoy.

Sunday highlights:

Time Travel is the theme for the night and we introduce our new game Geek-Heads. Based on another BBC gameshow you may be familiar with. A team of five shiny new attendees will challenge a team of SFB crew and previous games players in a massive geek fuelled game. Karaoke will run until the small hours and then its recovery time.


Anne Lindup, director of SF Ball Limited said

“Science fiction teaches us to accept others and challenges us to execute a better future for all. We have taken these philosophies and moulded the SF Ball to help many charities and, in particular, the Teenage Cancer Trust for 23 years. We promise a fun-filled 3 days for sci-fi fans, knowing that all the proceeds will go to a vital cause in this country.”

Since 2009, the SF Ball has raised nearly £30,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. SF Ball prides itself on its equal opportunities policy, welcoming anyone to enjoy the festivities indiscriminate of disability or background and an emphasis on fun and socialising, rather than commercial gain. This year’s event is generously sponsored by The Horror Channel, Starburst Magazine and White Light

Ticket types available only on the door:

  • Entrance Fee – Adult £5 – Child Free

Ticket types available in advance:

  • Guest Talks – Adult £42 – Child £21
  • Weekend Not Dining – Adult £132 – Child £66
  • Weekend Dining – Adult £176 – Child £88
  • Gold Pass  – Adult £280 – Child £140

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


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