Redemption (convention)

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Convention
Name: Redemption
Dates: 1999 - present
Frequency: biennial
Location: England
Type: fan con
Focus: Blake's 7, Babylon 5, general SFF media and literature
Organization:
Founder:
Founding Date: 1999
URL: Redemption website

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Redemption is a fan-run, not-for-profit convention running biennially (odd-numbered years) and based in the English Midlands. The first one was in 1999 and held in Ashford, Kent, England. The 2001 one was February 23-25. Redemption 2013 will be held February 22-24, 2013 in Coventry, UK.

Redemption has guests, but rather than TV stars, these tend to be episode writers, special effects, make-up, costuming, minor background actors and the like.

2005 Tshirt showing the broader fandom scope

While originally the con was established for fans of Blake's 7 and Babylon 5, it has become much broader in scope; these days, it bills itself as being "for fans of science fiction and fantasy - in any form"[1]. There is programming on literature, other fannish film and TV (new or old), gaming, costuming, slash, and anything else people are interested in running, from belly-dancing to "science in SF" to the regular Wobblevision video-making.

A lively review from the 2001 convention by Predatrix can be found here.[2] A complete list of convention reports from 1999-2007 can be found here (1999),[3] here (2001),[4] here (2003), here (2005)[5], and here (2007)[6]. Links to con reports for the 2009 and 2011 cons can be found at redemption-con.livejournal.com.


References

  1. Redemption FAQ page (accessed October 14, 2008)
  2. webCite.
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