About Confiction 1990

It all started with a phone call from a fan in New York way back in 1984. Then it took three years of bidding to win the race in Brighton in 1987. Another three long years to make ConFiction1990 a fact in The Hague, the second World Science Fiction Convention on the continent of Europe.

We have created this website and social media avenues to preserve the past for the future and… to promote our event Reunicon 2021 to commemorate 31 years after ConFiction 1990. Due to Covid-19 we unfortunately had to postpone the event in 2020 but we were able to shift dates to 2021.  Not only attendees and supporters from the original convention are welcome, but all science fiction & fantasy fans from all over the world are welcome. And who knows, your visit might ignite a spark in your local fandom and before you know it, you are organising the next Worldcon yourself!

We look forward hearing from you or seeing you in 2021 in The Hague and till then, enjoy the memories we wish to like and follow or share with you all ConFiction1990.

Once upon a mouse in 1990....

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Programme

We are hard at work to set up a program for the event. So far we know we will start informally on the Friday evening at 19:00 opening Martin’s Bar (named after Martin Hoare, who sadly passed away in 2019). On Saturday we will officially open the event at 10:00 AM. There will be several panels, speeches by our guests of honour and a few multimedia presentations. In the evening we want to offer – like in 1990 – the opportunity to share diner in the form of a Rijsttafel (A Rice Table) which we will offer at cost for the members (estimated at € 20.- per person).

Of course, you can also have diner at the restaurant of the hotel or go outside to one of the restaurants in the neighbourhood but this seems like a nice way to start the evening, share the good food and have a drink or two at Martin’s Bar. During the day there will be at least two bookstands for fans with a wide selection of both books, comics and other goodies.

We will update the program as we go along and will make more details available in the near future. This is work in progress…

As with any science fiction convention we cannot do this without your help. We need volunteers to help us man registration, do a bit of people moving and odd jobs. If you can spare the time, please let us know and we will contact you close to the event to make arrangements. And yes, we will have a nice gift for you!

Guests of Honour at Reunicon 2020

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Joe Haldeman, one of the original Guests of Honour at ConFiction in 1990, will come to The Hague with his wife Gay Haldeman. Both Joe and Gay have fond memories of the convention in 1990 and will undoubtedly have stories to tell about their visit then as well as their lives in Fandom.

As we all know, one of Joe’s most famous books is The Forever War – which has been adapted also into a fantastic comic book by the Belgian artist Marvano, who will also be at Reunicon 2021.

We have also invited the Dutch comic artist Martin Lodewijk to join us for this event as he has been instrumental to the science fiction community as the script writer of the comic series Storm with Don Lawrence and in 1958 (!) he published a science fiction comic under the name ATH. Nowadays he is well known for Agent 327 and as the script writer of De Rode Ridder (The Red Knight). Martin also came to ConFiction in 1990 and we look forward to him and his presentation at Reunicon in August.

We look very much forward to this and hope all of you will enjoy their company as much as we have over the past 30 years!

 

Help needed

As with any science fiction convention we cannot do this without your help. We need volunteers to help us man registration, do a bit of people moving and odd jobs. If you can spare the time, please let us know and we will contact you close to the event to make arrangements. And yes, we will have a nice gift for you!

Also: we need photos of ConFiction 1990, if possible print or digital in a high resolution. If you have anything, please send it to us! It will make all of us very happy! Send your material to either our mailbox (see contact info) or directly to info@confiction1990.com

Kees van Toorn, Chairman Confiction 1990
Kees van Toorn
Wim van de Bospoort, CFO at Confiction 1990
Wim van de Bospoort
Larry van der Putte, CAO at Confiction 1990
Larry van der Putte
Johan-Martijn Flaton, Chief Archives & Publications at Confiction 1990
Johan-Martijn Flaton
Angélique van der Werff, Social media manager for Reunicon 2020
Angélique van der Werff
John van Duin, Spokesperson at Confiction 1990
John van Duin

Meet the team

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Hotel

For Reunicon 2021 we have chosen the Promenade Hotel,  close to the original convention site. We have blocked a number of single and double occupancy bedrooms at special rates in this five star hotel for our members. 

Our event will start on Friday evening and will end Sunday morning; however, you may book additional days at the hotel prior and after the event at the special rate if you wish to come earlier or stay longer for a short break in the Netherlands. If you wish to do that, please let us know and we will make additional arrangements for you with the hotel.

Rooms are only available at this special rate for attending members of Reunicon 2021.

Crowne Plaza Den Haag - Promenade

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