Next weekend I’ll be at the NEC Birmingham for this year’s Eastercon, Illustrious 2011. This will be my fourth Eastercon, having previously attended Orbital 2008, LX 2009 and Odyssey 2010, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Last year I had a really great time, so much so that I wrote it up in a long, but hopefully interesting con report.

Like the Olympics, Eastercon (which is the British national SF convention) is held not at a fixed location by one set of organisers, but is instead hosted by different committees from different regions who bid for the privilege. This year, it’s heading to the Midlands, to the same Hilton Birmingham Metropole where Jules and I attended Discworld 2010 last August.

It’s probably a bit late to be booking hotel rooms, but if you’re in the Birmingham area you can join on the door, either for a day or for the whole four-day weekend. Click here for rates.

If you want to catch up with me, then the best way to do so is to drop me a message on Twitter, to @jonnynexus. Alternatively, I’m one of the two co-hosts of a vegan / vegetarian meetup happening on Friday night at 10:30pm in the Churchill room. It doesn’t matter if you’re aren’t of the veggie persuasion: if you’re around, feel free to drop by and say hi.

Looking forward to seeing any of you who are attending. See you there!