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27th – 29th May 2022Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

News

Ed Buckley R.I.P.

We are really saddened to hear of the death of Ed Buckley. As well as being a long-time Glasgow fan and wonderful artist, Ed was a Satellite Stalwart – attending and contributing to the programme at every Satellite convention to date – and of course our Guest of Honour at Satellite 5. He will be hugely missed.

Added on 27/08/2021 14:41 by Michael

Locus Success

Congratulations to Satellite 7 Guest-of-Honour, Aliette de Bodard, for her amazing four (yes, four!) finalist nominations in the 2021 Locus Awards.

Her nominations are:

Novella
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders
Seven of Infinities


Novelette
The Inaccessibility of Heaven

Short Story
In the Lands of the Spill

We wish Aliette the very best for the winner announcements in June

Added on 18/05/2021 08:06 by Michael

How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In is an on-line festival of philosophy and ideas, with live debates, music and comedy. Three will be 80 events and over 100 speakers, including Satellite 4 Guest-of-Honour, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

It is being held on the dates we had planned to run Satellite 7 until we were forced to postpone to next year – so we know your diaries are empty!

More details on their website howthelightgetsin.org

Added on 12/05/2021 09:30 by Michael

Reclamation - Eastercon 2022

Reclamation has just been selected as the 2022 Eastercon (the British National Science Fiction Convention), running from 15th to 18th April. Congratulations to Phil and his committee.

Added on 04/04/2021 15:19 by Michael

Satellite 7 ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT

Although there are signs that the coronavirus pandemic may be beginning to be brought under control, it seems very unlikely that we will safely be able to hold an indoor gathering of more than 100 people in May 2021. We have therefore decided on a further postponement to Satellite 7.

The convention is moving to Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2022, the late May Bank Holiday of that year (and, ironically, the dates we had originally planned to run Satellite 8). As with previous postponements, we plan to 'drag-and-drop' Satellite 7 from its current dates to the new ones: the convention will still take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, with the same theme, guests, and programme.



What happens to my membership for Satellite 7?

All Satellite 7 memberships will automatically roll forward to the new dates. Current members in Young Adult, Junior, Child or Infant categories will remain at that level, even if they have a birthday between May 2021 and May 2022 that would normally move members into a more expensive category. Do please let us know, however, so we can code your badge correctly.



Can I get a refund if I don't want to attend on the new dates?

As the convention is being postponed rather than cancelled, and to avoid running at a deficit, we unfortunately cannot offer refunds at this time.



What about my hotel bedroom booking?

If you booked a room using the code that was provided to convention members then please contact the Crowne Plaza to move your booking to your new dates. You can cancel your booking without penalty up to 72 hours before your original intended arrival. Please note we cannot alter your hotel booking on your behalf. Anyone who chose to book their hotel bedroom independently should check the terms and conditions applicable to whoever they booked through.

We will re-open bedroom bookings for the re-arranged convention in the new year. We will alert all members that room bookings are re-opening at that time.



Are all the guests still attending?

We are pleased to confirm that both of our Guests of Honour, author Aliette de Bodard and artist Margaret Walty, will be attending on the revised dates. Our Day Guests, comic artist Kev F Sutherland and space engineer Professor Malcolm Macdonald have also committed to coming to Satellite 7 in May 2022… as has the fantastic Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.



What about programme?

Programme development will continue. If you have already volunteered, we will simply carry forward your item to the new dates. If you have not yet volunteered, there is now even more time to do so. We are always happy to receive suggestions for interesting programme items (though can't guarantee to be able to run them all).



I have already volunteered to help the convention. Do I need to fill out new forms for the new dates?

No. If you have already volunteered we will assume that you are still willing to help. If you have not yet volunteered, please consider doing so. Satellite 7 will only be as good as you – the members – make it.



If you have any further questions please drop us a note at COVID19@SatelliteX.org.uk.

We would like to thank all our members for their patience at this very difficult time. Please do everything you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and well.

We hope to see you all in Glasgow in May 2022.
The Satellite 7 Committee

Added on 06/03/2021 15:32 by Mad Elf