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19th – 21st Feb. 2021Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

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The Scottish Falsetto Socks are in town...

...so lock up your garters!

Can’t wait to Satellite 7 to catch up with our favourite knitted footware – the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre? Well, the little guys are on tour right now! They will be in Glasgow next week with not one, but two complete shows. And as long as the audience does not exceed 498 people, they should be good to go!

Added on 12/03/2020 18:27 by Michael

Day Guest Announcement

Satellite 7 is delighted to announce our convention Day Guests.

On Saturday we are joined by Kev F Sutherland . As well as being the writer, producer and performer of the outstanding Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, Kev is a prolific comic artist, contributing work to the Beano, Doctor Strange and Doctor Who Adventures.

On Sunday we welcome Professor Malcolm Macdonald from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde. Malcolm is Director of the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Application and a non-executive member of the Board of the UK Space Agency.

Added on 26/02/2020 19:32 by Christine

Space (copy)cats

Wherever Satellite Conventions go, NASA is sure to follow. It has just announced it is considering missions to Venus and the moons of Jupiter, planets-of-honour at Satellites 6 and 7 respectively. Hopefully they will not find any Space Ghouls on the way.

Added on 15/02/2020 10:20 by Michael

Iain M Banks honoured by ocean explorer

American undersea explorer Victor Vescovo has recently become the first person to visit the deepest point in every ocean, diving in a submarine named after a ship in Ian M Banks’ Culture Series. The DSV Limiting Factor was called after a General Offensive Unit of the same name in The Player of Games. Mr Vescovo is such a big, self-confessed fan of the series he also named the mission support ship Pressure Drop from a ship in the Hydrogen Sonata . A number of the smaller outboard boats used in the missions also are called after Culture ships.

He has one regret...not meeting Iain in person. He should have come to Satellite 2, where Iain was our Guest of Honour shortly before his untimely death in 2013.

Added on 11/02/2020 13:18 by Michael

BSFA Shortlist announced

Satellite Conventions congratulates one of our previous Guest of Honours, Juliet E McKenna, for her recent shortlisting for this year’s BSFA Awards. Juliet was Guest of Honour at Satellite 4 and has just been shortlisted in the Best Novel category for The Green Man’s Foe . Voting for the final award is open now to BSFA and Eastercon members through the BSFA website. The awards will be announced at Concentric, the 2020 Eastercon.

We wish Juliet every success with her nomination.

Added on 11/02/2020 11:55 by Michael