25th – 27th May, 2018Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow


Follycon Chair Murder – mystery solved!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our Murder Mystery Puzzle in the Follycon newsletter. Police investigations finally revealed that Alison, Follycon Chair, was murdered by Paul in Room 4 using the Doc Weir Award.

We had 9 correct answers handed in, so well done to you. Scotland Yard will be in touch with our successful sleuths soon asking you to consider a new career as crime detectives.

Added on 07/04/2018 20:14 by Michael

Second Day Guest

Our second academic guest will be Dr Saskia Vermeylen from the University of Strathclyde Law School. Her research interests include the development of new resource frontiers, specifically how to govern future tourism, mining and settlement activities in outer space. Her talk will be entitled "Space Law and Science Fiction Literature."

Added on 26/03/2018 13:51 by Christine

Satellite 6 @ Follycon

Going to Follycon? The why not consider volunteering to help out at the Satellite 6 convention desk. We are particularly busy this year as we have been asked to run the Follycon newsletter so will be short of numbers for staffing the desk. Even if you can only spare an hour or two it would be greatly appreciated, plus you get the chance to take money off people! Please form an orderly queue!

Added on 21/03/2018 16:34 by Michael

First Day Guest

We are pleased to announce that Professor Charles Cockell, Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology, University of Edinburgh, has agreed to join us on Saturday 26th May. He will give a talk entitled "What will aliens look like?: a guide for scientists and science fiction readers and writers"

Added on 21/03/2018 12:15 by Christine

Hidden Sun - not hidden soon!

Good News! Satellite 5 Guest of Honour Jaine Fenn has just announced a new book deal for her latest novel Hidden Sun. You can read more about it (and pre-order your copy) here. In an interesting twist, Jaine discusses the 5 genre-bending books that have inspired her. This illustrious list includes The Confluence Trilogy written by none other than Satellite 6 GoH Paul McAuley. Congratulations to Jaine and best wishes for success for your new book.

Added on 16/03/2018 11:32 by Michael