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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:13 by Spindles

Only four months to go before the Chic Starship again touches down on UK soil on October 6 and 7 2017 at the O2 Academy in Sheffield with the biggest and brightest Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Spectacular ever to grace the city. Some details have already been announced, and now it’s time to add to that, with a cavalcade of talent and excitement, all of which is waiting for the attendees of SFW IN THE CITY 2017!

There have already been announcements of the headline guests SYLVESTER McCOY (Saturday), JAMES COSMO (Saturday), NICK...

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:06 by Spindles

This year, Europe’s #1 Sci-fi and Fantasy Festival adds extra talent, pizzazz, and magic to the mix when it returns to Camp SFW, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales between 30th March and 2nd  April 2017 for SFW 8: the legendary Sci-fi & Fantasy Weekender!

“We’ve always had magic,” admits CEO Jonni Davis, “How could you not, surrounded by landscapes like these in North Wales? This year, though, we’re putting on the biggest and best Sci-fi & Fantasy Weekender yet. How magic is that?”

SFW is delighted to announce its...

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:44 by Spindles

THE COUNTDOWN IS RUNNING: ARE YOU READY FOR LIFT OFF?

For eight 21st century years Chic Festivals has guided and organised the ever-popular Sci-Fi & Fantasy Weekender: a packed weekend of entertainment, guests, films and partying all set in the magical surroundings of North Wales. Now the team are turning Metropolitan and bringing the show to the City of Steel!

In 2017, stand by for SFW In The City! All the fun, fandoms, and vibrant experience of the legendary Weekender crammed into three zones over two days, plugged right...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:23 by Spindles

Here you go folks... The latest guest announcements for next year's SFW8:

Paul McGann, Daphne Askbrook, Wendy Padbury and a legion of Cybermen join James Marsters, Gareth David-Lloyd & Frazer Hines at the 8th Cycle of SFW (Science Fiction & Fantasy Weekender )

SFW (Europe's biggest residential Science Fiction & Fantasy Festival) are proud to announce another fantastic array of actors, authors & special effects.

For this year, we’ve promised a big focus on Doctor Who and have reached out, across the...

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:00 by Spindles

‘Look out I’m coming to get you…’ says award winning actress Eve Myles. Torchwood’s Gwen Cooper will appear at SFW 7 alongside her Torchwood onscreen husband Rhys Williams portrayed by Kai Owen.

SFW, originally known as the Sci Fi Weekender and now in its 7th year, will bring like-minded people together for a weekend to fully immerse themselves in a sci-fi & fantasy culture. The weekend will play host to some of the world’s most popular science fiction and fantasy films and TV-shows.

The legendary Brian Blessed, will be...

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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 13:00 by Spindles

SFW are excited to announce the exclusive pre-screening of a stunning new British Sci-Fi Horror’ Pandorica’ followed by Q & A discussion with Writer & Director and cast.

The film revolves around the leadership trials of the Varosha Tribe. Eiren, Ares and Thade are all in line to lead the next generation of their people. They journey out of the safety of their home towards a dark forest miles away where tradition dictates a new leader will be chosen. Only one of them will return. 

Pandorica is an edge of your seat...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 10:00 by Spindles

SFW, originally known as the Sci Fi Weekender and now in its 7th year has recently announced a string of actors and authors for its Sci Fi and Fantasy Festival next March.

Joining the legendary Brian Blessed and Star Trek's Garrett Wang are a Classic Duo from Russell T Davies's Dr Who spin off, Torchwood , Kai Owen and Gareth David Lloyd will be among many other quality actors from across the Science Fiction and Fantasy spectrum. The Time Travellers fantasy favourite, Outlander is now filming its second season and after Graham...

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 17:09 by Spindles

The folks over at Sci Fi Weekender headquarters asked you who wanted to see at next year's event, and they have responded in kind. The living legend that is Brian Blessed will once again be gracing us with his presence at next year's event after coming in at number #6 in the poll.

Having had the pleasure of seeing both of his previous appearances, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it's worth the trip over Mordor simply for his Q&A alone.

In case you were in any way dubious about exactly how engaging and brilliant a...

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 23:09 by Bren

It was 9am on a wet Sunday morning as I made my way to Thirsty Meeples, the glorious mecca of gaming and geekery, in the heart of Oxford.  Why was I up and shambling around at such an unholy hour? Well, for the regional finals of the UK Settlers of Catan tournament.  Obviously.

Here is my account of the day, how I fared in the games, what mistakes I made and what lessons I learnt over the course of 5 hours of seriously intense board gaming.  Obviously the account only takes into...

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 18:17 by Bren

Team NerdVsWorld have gotten their grubby little hands on a Collector's Edition copy of Warlords of Draenor to give away.
For a full list of all the extra bonus goodies that come in this special edition boxset you can click here but suffice to say it is an absolute must have for anyone into World of Warcraft.

What do you have to do to win this most excellent prize I hear you ask? Well, it's really quite simple.  All you need to do is name a future episode of the NerdVsWorld podcast. To do this you simply switch out one...

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