AMIENS 2018 : BOTH A FRENCH AND A EUROPEAN CONVENTION

* A EUROPEAN CONVENTION

Since 1972, the European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) officialises at a variable rate (one or two years) European Conventions, or Eurocons. France, after hosting three Eurocons, didn't do it since 1990. We therefore propose to the ESFS the French candidacy of Amiens in 2018 for a European convention coupled with the French convention. The vote on this proposal was held in November 5th, 2016 in Barcelona, ​​during Eurocon 2016. It will be the 40th Eurocon.

*A FRENCH CONVENTION

Every year since 1973, the French science fiction fandom meets at a national convention. In 2014, it was "Nemo 2014," which was organized in Amiens (see the website). The location is chosen two years before by the participants of the antepenultimate convention. We therefore propose the candidacy of Amiens for the 45th French national convention of science fiction in 2018 to be voted by the convention participants of Bordeaux/Gradignan in 2016. 

BOOKING A LOWCOST ROOM IN A RESIDENCE IS NOW AVALAIBLE !

AN EUROCON IN FRANCE 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN ?

First : Don't worry : the most of round tables, lessons or interviews (and animations) will be in english (or at least translated)

Second : Come to Amiens, Jules Verne's town, visit his home, and have a rare look at Jules Verne meeting Herbert George Wells in his own dining room with a play written in english by Ian Watson

Third :  Discover richness of African Science-fiction, meet writers, journalists, searchers and learn to know this marvellous old and new world of original Science fiction

Four : Meet  writers from all the world, have a drink, a meal, a discussion with them. Enforce your love for scifi from all their differences !

Five : Come in Amiens, so close to everywhere in Europa and enjoy the most beautiful mystic cathedral in the world, discover the secrets of its famous cultivated swamps, taste the special flavours of picxardy cooking !

FAQ

Accommodation and meals :

- Student Rooms are really rooms, for one person, with everything you can find in an hotel. They are not dormitories, and you have not to share a room with other persons, and doors get a key !

- Who will I meet ? You can find here a list of subscribers, writers who will be present, and African staff, too

- How to subscribe ? Just see here. And you can also reserve a student room or pay for your meals (french cooking !)

- What's the program ? The program is still on work, but you have a first approach, with highlights of Scifi Theatre, Jules Verne's house, discovering Amiens, aso 

DON'T MISS OUR FIRST CLASS COOKING CHEF, AND OUR BANQUET, SATURDAY NIGHT (VEG OPTION POSSIBLE)