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BiCon Format

Three and a half days

This year, Bicon will be a longer three and a half day event (most previous BiCons have only been a normal weekend, we'll be using the entire Bank Holiday weekend).

6.00pm Opening announcements

7.00pm Welcome get-together

Thursday

Thursday, while not an official BiCon day, will be our first day at the UEL site.

We'll be there from 6pm, welcoming people who arrive early and giving them the keys to their accomodation as well as their registration packs. Many people arrive on the Thursday at BiCons, not only to ensure they are ready to go first thing Friday morning but also to mingle and chat at the bar.

The conference desk will be open from 6.00pm until 9.00pm.

And in the evening we'll be making the most of our big purple bar to get to know everyone and help make you feel welcome.


10.15am Opening ceremony

11.45am Session One

1.00pm Lunch

2.30pm Session Two

4.00pm Session Three

5.30pm Announcements

9.00pm BiCon Disco

Friday

Friday morning is reserved for the opening meetings that welcome people to BiCon.

In the afternoon these are followed by our first selection of sessions, workshops, discussions and other events.

The conference desk will be open from 9.00am until 9.00pm.

Friday evening sees in the first social event of the convention, The BiCon Disco. The bar will be open from lunchtime until the end of the evening's entertainment (we have a late licence for Friday night).

10.15am Session One

11.45am Session Two

1.00pm Lunch

2.30pm Session Three

4.00pm Session Four

5.30pm Announcements

8.00pm Cabaret Night

Saturday

Saturday daytime will be filled with a great variety of discussion sessions, events and workshops, we'll give you more programme detalis as they are determined.

The conference desk will be open from 9.00am until 8.00pm.

After all those exhausting sessions, Saturday evening will be a relaxing cabaret evening, with live performances thoughout the night. The bar will be open from lunchtime until 11.00pm.


10.15am Session One

11.45am Session Two

1.00pm Lunch

2.30pm Session Three

4.00pm Session Four

5.30pm Announcements

8.00pm BiCon Faerie Tale Ball

Sunday

Sunday has another full programme of discussions, events and workshops in both the morning and afternoon. The morning sessions will have been chosen to ease you gently into the day after Saturday night's exuberance.

The conference desk will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm.

In the evening we'll be throwing our highlight event, The Grand BiCon Ball. This year there's a 'Faerie Tale' theme so expect sparkles, pixie dust, pointy ears and divine costuming. Many people will be dressing up for the night (although that's not mandatory!) There'll be a mix of music, from classic disco, through goth-rock and on into the weird beyond of faerie land. The bar will be open until late, though probably with a short break for our staff to put up decorations.

The Ball is included in the BiCon registration at no extra charge.


10.15am Session One

11.45am Closing Ceremonies

1.00pm Checkout and Lunch

Monday

Our last day is a half day. There will be sessions as before in the morning, and in the afternoon there will be a final closing ceremony and farewell plenary, followed by a chance to join in (or avoid) the BiCon 2003 survivors group photograph.

The conference desk will be open from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

The bar will not be open. BiCon is expected to finish by 5pm.



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