A great time was had at the last UnConvention, the semi-regular gathering of Fortean Times readers and friends which lands at the University of Westminster this weekend. Like a Hay-on-Wye of the weird, there will be talks including the ‘Vampire Rabbit and its Kin’, ‘Queen Victoria¹s Stalker’, the geek-bingo winning ‘Fortean Themes in Doctor Who' and ‘A History of Talking to the Dead’ along with Fortean favourites such as crypto-zoology, UFOs (including ‘UFOs and Climate Change’) and ghosts (‘Sex and the Poltergeist’ anyone?).
All of this, no doubt, will be presented in the UnConvention’s open-minded and joy-fully unhinged style. As well as the standard lectures there will be an opportunity to participate in the paranormal with the PSI experiments of the Paranormal Olympics, join in with dirty old songs from broadside ballads hear Helen Keen’s Londonist-recommended comedy tour through the history of rocket science, featuring Space Nazis, Satanists and Aeronautical Engineers. To really catch the UnCon spirit unwind regularly at the bar and, who knows, you may perhaps make friends with someone who’s been cheerfully molested by aliens or, perhaps, a poltergeist.
Full details of the line-up are available from the Fortean Times website.
Londonist has two tickets for the UnConvention which we will pick from the correct answers to this question:
Which one of these spooky London monsters has Londonist just made up?The Bear of Hackney Marshes
Post your answer in the comments below. The first person with the correct answer picked out by our Ouija-board wins!
The Fortean Times UnConvention 2010, Saturday 23rd Oct (10am - 5pm) and Sunday 24th Oct (10am - 5pm) at the University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS(Opposite Madame Tussauds, nearest tube Baker Street)
Advance Day Tickets - £30 / Weekend Tickets - £50
On-the-door Day Tickets - £35 / Weekend Tickets - £60
Of course it was the feathered serpent, well done all. We've grabbed the phantom chicken, gutted it and in it's entrails we have read the name of Valeria. Valeria, you are the winner and have had an email from us to say so. Thank you to all of you who took part.