2nd - 4th February, 2018

The Grand Harbour Hotel
Southampton

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Tuesday - December 12, 2017 9:00
Robert Rankin
Richard Williams
Dr aRt

The Sci-Fi Ball is delighted to announce Robert Rankin and Richard Williams as their latest special guests to appear at their 24th annual convention, which takes place over three days from 2 - 4 February 2018 at the stunning four-star Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton to raise vital funds to help the extraordinary work of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Robert Rankin is the best-selling author of 41 books. He is described as The Father of Far-Fetched Fiction, Far-Fetched Fiction being the name he ascribed to his work in the hope of getting his own special shelf in bookshops. He studied at the Ealing School of Art alongside such luminaries as Alan Lee and Freddie Mercury and in recent years returned to illustration. He was commissioned to provide covers for his novels (published by Orion) and has released three illustrated books through Far-Fetched Books. Likewise, he has published as limited edition illustrated hardbacks his autobiography I, Robert, The Abominable Showman and his first, and biggest-selling, novel The Antipope. 2017 saw the publication of The Lord of the Ring Roads — the first part of the final Brentford Trilogy — which sold out within a week.

Richard Williams worked as a storyboard and concept artist for the BBC for eight years on T.V. shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs. Aliens, Casualty, Sherlock, Broadchurch, Outcasts, The Deep and Davinci’s Demons to name but a few, He has appeared on T.V. in Doctor Who Confidential, Totally Doctor Who and Blue Peter regarding his work for Doctor Who. Some of his concept art work has been published in books Doctor Who Impossible Worlds and A Brief History of Timelords. He will be demonstrating his work using a CinTiq, live-drawing on a 10-meter wide interactive LCD screen.

Other confirmed guests include Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Red Dwarf (US) & Becker) Gary Graham (Star Trek: Voyager, Alien Nation), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek: Continues and Anime shows RWBY and Full Metal Alchemist) and Chris Doohan (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: Continues and son of James Doohan aka “Scotty” from Star Trek) with many more guests and exhibits soon to be announced.

The not-for-profit convention brings together fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to ensure they have a truly out of this world weekend. It offers parties, special guest panels, fan-built and actual props and sets, autograph and photography sessions with the stars, roaming Daleks, a packed exhibition and dealers room, cosplay and fancy dress competitions, a Sci-Fi pub quiz, karaoke and activities for the whole family. Special ticket holders can even enjoy a three-course black-tie dining experience including cabaret and an exclusive cocktail party with the stars of the small and silver screen and live steel-pan music from Dr. aRt.

This February sees the Sci-Fi Ball celebrate twenty-four years of raising money for charitable causes bringing their total donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust to over £41,000. It is sponsored by the Horror Channel, Starburst Magazine – The World’s Longest Running Magazine of Cult Entertainment, Bees Marquees and White Light.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.scifiball.com.

For more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org

Tuesday - November 14, 2017 8:00
Terry Farrell

The Sci-Fi Ball is delighted to announce Terry Farrell as their latest special guest to appear at their 24th annual convention, which takes place over three days from 2 - 4 February 2018 at the stunning four-star Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton to raise vital funds to help the extraordinary work of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

At nearly six feet tall, Terry Farrell seemed destined to be a model. After a year as a foreign exchange student in Mexico City, the Iowa teenager moved to New York to audition for the Elite modelling agency—and just two days later signed an exclusive contract with Mademoiselle magazine. Two years later, her CV included an appearance in the feature film Back to School, with Rodney Dangerfield and a recurring role on the television series Paper Dolls. After stints on The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Quantum Leap and the feature Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Terry Farrell accepted a six-year contract for the role of Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Choosing not to remain with the series for its seventh, and final, season, Farrell moved to a different soundstage on the Paramount Pictures lot to co-star with Ted Danson in the comedy series Becker. She recently became engaged to Adam Nimoy; the son of Leonard Nimoy who originated the role of Spock in the original series of Star Trek.

Other confirmed guests include Gary Graham (Star Trek: Voyager, Alien Nation), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek: Continues and Anime shows RWBY and Full Metal Alchemist) and Chris Doohan (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: Continues and son of James Doohan aka “Scotty” from Star Trek) with many more guests and exhibits soon to be announced.

The not-for-profit convention brings together fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to ensure they have a truly out of this world weekend, including parties, special guest panels, activities for the whole family, fan-built and actual props and sets, autograph and photography sessions with the stars, roaming Daleks, a packed exhibition and dealers room, cosplay and fancy dress competitions, a Sci-Fi pub quiz, karaoke and special ticket holders can even enjoy a three-course black-tie dining experience including cabaret and an exclusive cocktail party with the stars of the small and silver screen and many other activities too.

This February sees the Sci-Fi Ball celebrate twenty-four years of raising money for charitable causes bringing their total donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust to over £41,000.

Director and Founder of the Sci-Fi Ball Anne Lindup comments,

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Terry Farrell to join the great family of Science fiction fans at the Sci-Fi Ball. We have been talking for several years and are thrilled that she has accepted our invitation to help us raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust this coming February.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.scifiball.com.

For more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org

Monday - August 21, 2017 8:00

Sci-Fi BallFolks! We are now officially the Sci-Fi Ball.

We are of course the same amazing fan fun-run filled weekend we have been for the last 24 years but we wanted to clarify the name and let everybody know what the SF stood for.

Many thanks to Duncan Lilly for designing this amazing new logo and to Andy Blyth for updating the website.

Welcome to the Sci-Fi Ball

Friday - June 16, 2017 9:54

Original Con Dance WorkshopFolks we have a new page on the mighty SFB website. Entertainment team manager Vicki Bailey has created the Original Con Dance Workshop page with the help from our Web Fairy. Check it out and make sure you turn up on the Friday of the next Ball to learn those cool moves!.

See the web page

Friday - April 21, 2017 9:00
Chris DoohanSF Ball are pleased to welcome to SF Ball 2018 Chris Doohan from Star Trek Into DarknessStar TrekStar Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek Continues.
Sunday - April 9, 2017 9:00
Vic MignognaSF Ball are pleased to welcome to SF Ball 2018 Vic Mignogna from Star Trek Continues and Anime shws RWBY and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Thursday - February 9, 2017 9:00
Gary GrahamSF Ball are pleased to make our first guest announcement for SF Ball 2018. Gary Graham from Star Trek: Voyager and Alien Nation.
Gary and his band The Sons of Kirk will be performing on Saturday Evening during our Banquet as our Cabaret.