The Sci-Fi Ball is delighted to announce our official partners for Sci-Fi Ball 25 and all of the incredible activities they will be offering. Our three day celebration of sci-fi for the whole family takes place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton from 8 - 10 February 2019 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust
Headline sponsor, The Horror Channel will be taking over the mezzanine level of the stunning four star Grand Harbour Hotel with a Horror Channel - Sci-Fi Zone. The take-over will comprise of an extra special immersive screening room in the style of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Holodeck, which will show the best episodes from the Star Trek franchise and will be filled with comfy bean bags and loungers for fans to kick-back and enjoy their favourite episodes together.
The Sci-Fi Zone will include The Horror Channel Stage - offering intimate guest talks with many special guests, including celebrities from sci-fi, authors, special effects demonstrations and playing host to cosplay competitions. The Horror Channel will also be giving away some very special prizes too.
The West End Production of Dark Sublime, a new play by Michael Dennis, starring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis and the voice of The League of Gentlemen/Sherlock/Doctor Who’s Mark Gatiss, are sending mutli-award-winning theatre director Andrew Keates and lead producers Jamie Chapman Dixon and Piers Cottee-Jones to offer talks about their upcoming production at Trafalgar Studios and how science fiction and theatre can influence each other. They will be giving away promotional items, exclusive ticket promotions for Sci-Fi Ball attendees and participating in the event itself.
Game Over Retro Games Cafe, Portsmouth are returning to the Ball for a second year. They will bring a selection of retro games and arcade consoles, over-sized floor games and take attendees back in time to the great games of yesteryear. 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. They will be located in the Allerton Suite.
Other activities and exhibits include our army of roaming Daleks, exhibits from the North Somerset Modellers, impressive cosplay from Joker’s Squad, a recreation Star Trek: The Next Generation bridge set (courtesy of the intrepid crew of the USS Riker’s Beard), a life-sized TARDIS and our regular activities, including guest talks with our special guests Robert Duncan McNeill, Terry Molloy, Sean Pertwee, Gigi Edgley, Dino Fetscher and Lucy Carless, autograph signings and professional photography, a sci-fi pub quiz, cocktail party, competitions, games and a party every evening, including our grand banquet and cabaret from Terry Molloy on the Saturday evening.
Special thanks are given to the Stan Winston School of Character Arts for donating three of their online courses in special effects make-up, to Moxhams Creative Events, to our media partner Starburst Magazine for all they have been doing promoting the event and donating prizes for our raffle and to White Light - who has been extremely generous, donated all of the lighting for the event entirely free of charge.
For more information and to book tickets for the Sci-Fi Ball, please visit www.scifiball.com