2nd - 4th February, 2018

The Grand Harbour Hotel

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The Exhibition Spaces

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Brand new for Sci-Fi Ball 24, we have two heated marquees sponsored by the Horror Channel and Starburst Magazine filled with artists and writers, table top gaming, a myriad of trader tables featuring all manner of Sci-Fi merchandise and comics as well as being the home to our Grand Cosplay Stage and Victorian Steampunk Society and their now infamous tea-duelling.

Steampunk Challenges

The Victorian Steampunk Society gently returns you to a 21st century Victorian age. Moustaches, hats and corsets are the norm and disagreements are settled with the noble art of tea duelling. Take part in their excellent approach to life and admire the many extraordinary creations in the Starburst & Horror Channel marqueess.

Steampunk Challenges
Steampunk Challenges

The Grand Cosplay Stage

New Stage, New Host, New Fun… The Grand Cosplay Competition is a true Spectacle of colour and passion! Cosplayers, here is your best opportunity to display amazing costumes, clever mash-ups and new makeups. Win prizes and have your photographs taken in your best pose for your chance to win the 2018 accolade of Best Sci-Fi Ball cosplay.

Card and Board Games

Card and Board Gamesasmodee UKs

A demonstration team from Asmodee UK will be on site with a variety of wonderful card and board games for all ages! Whether you’re dogfighting amongst the stars in The X-Wing Miniatures Game; exploring the ‘verse in Legendary: Firefly or racing against time to fix your doomed spaceship in The Captain is Dead, there’ll be something for everyone from the inexperienced right through to seasoned gamers. Find all these and more in the gaming room on the Mezzanine floor and the team will happily teach you a game or two.

Retro Gaming

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One of our sponsors, the Game Over Video Game Café from Portsmouth is providing eight arcade style and twenty all-in-one consoles for you to play the best games from times gone by.