This year’s BiCon Ball theme has been announced by the 2015 team.
BiCon’s fabulous Saturday night Ball is always much anticipated. This year, we’ll excel ourselves. Inspired by our Nottingham location, the theme is “The Magic Forest”.
As part of this year’s theme, there’ll be…
- A Mysterious Magician doing actual magic
- The Magic Forest treasure trail
- Trees of gifts and blessings
- A giant dressing-up box
- Forest snacks, including plenty of cake.
For those who like to wear a costume, some ideas:
- Animals: wolves and wild boar, woodpeckers and jaguars
- Trees, plants and flowers from forests around the world
- Magical beings: dryads, gnomes, faeries, goblins
- Characters from forest stories: Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummers’ Night’s Dream.
The organisers add that they need:
- Crafters and artists to help with decor
- Body painters and performers
- Help getting hold of real or fake foliage
- Outdoor fairy lights
- People to help set up on the day.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
The Saturday night party has had a theme each year since the 2003 and 2004 teams decided in parallel to incorporate that for their BiCon Saturday plans.
Dressing for the theme isn’t obligatory but perhaps a third of attendees do.
Find out more here.
BiCon Nottingham have printed a big pile of flyers – can you help distribute them?
The A6 (postcard) size leaflets are ready to go, they just need homes to go to. Leaflet racks in community centres, LGBT venues, bookshops, noticeboards, or wherever else you might think up. Be sure to ask the venue first though!
The team will post you some for free. Just fill in the flyer request form
This year’s annual bisexual gathering BiCon has unveiled its plans for creche facilities.
The childcare this year is provided by Bulwell Community Toy Library. The organisers say it will be open at least four hours each day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They hope to extend hours to cover the whole daytime session time on Friday and Saturday, but can’t confirm yet.
The facility is free for attendees to use but must be booked in advance: the event runners need to know how many children will be using the crèche, as there are rules limiting the number of children per crèche worker. Please email email@example.com to book for the crèche.
Pre-booked children will always be given priority.
The team also highlight that even if you are not planning to use the creche but are bringing children with you, letting the conference team know in advance is important. They comment: “if we know you’re bringing children we may be able to help in other ways, like giving you a more suitable bedroom or making sure there are more child-friendly sessions.”
BCN reports that BiCon 2015’s bookings will open next week, on Thursday 2nd April.
The UK’s biggest bi event, BiCon has been running since 1984 – held in a different city each year, this time it’s in Nottingham on 13 – 16 August.
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BiCon 2015 has yet to open bookings but next year’s is already raising its head.
The BiCon 2016 Facebook page went live this week: if you fancy going to a big bi event in 16 months’ time, sign up now. See fb.com/bicon2016 or for those not on facebook, you might want to email firstname.lastname@example.org