...it's a giant gas
27th – 29th May 2022Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow



In view of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, we have decided on a further postponement to Satellite 7.

The convention is now scheduled for Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May 2021. Again, 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. Note that this does not coincide with the May Bank Holiday. Unfortunately, the hotel was already booked up for that weekend.

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 February 2021 and May 2021 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 2021... as has the fantastic Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre.

What about programme?

Programme development will continue, though at a slower rate. 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.

My T-shirt now has the wrong dates. Will it be replaced?

No. It is still a perfectly functional T-shirt. Further, given the date change, you will now be wearing a unique collector's item!

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 2021.
The Satellite 7 Committee

Added on 07/11/2020 10:37 by Admin

PunctuationCon – a(nother) virtual convention

PunctuationCon is a three-day virtual convention running from 13th to 15th November 2020. They say of themselves ‘Punctuation is a small, fan-run SF convention in the style of Novacon or plokta.con. We want to create a convention which prioritises social spaces and engagement while also delivering a great programme.’
More details about the convention, including joining instructions, can be found on their website

Added on 26/10/2020 09:03 by Michael

BristolCon Virtual Event

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our friends at BristolCon are running a virtual event this year in place of their usual convention. The talk ‘The Crowd and the Cosmos’ on how crowdsourcing helps us find our place in the universe is being given by Chris Lintott over Zoom on 31st October at 17:00.
The event is free and you can find more information, including details on how to book, at the BristolCon website.

Added on 24/10/2020 14:02 by Michael

Scary Socks Special

Hallo Ian…and Hallo to all non-Ians too. Just a shout out for the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre ‘Hallo Ian’ Special, live on the Zoom on 30th October at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale here . Side-splitting mirth guaranteed!

Added on 22/10/2020 09:47 by Michael

For Sock's Sake

Need more Sock in your lockdown life? Of course you do! Rather than face being furloughed in a dark drawer, the wonderful Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, due to appear live at Satellite 7, is performing a series of sign-up shows beginning with Socks in Space on August 13th. It also has been posting up re-performances of classic Sock sketches. More information, clips and other stuff to be found on their Facebook page here

Added on 04/08/2020 14:25 by Michael