It's 2024! So you may be wondering when BiCon 2024 is going to be.
At BiCon 2023 a group came forward offering to plan a future BiCon. However, they no longer feel able to form a team to run a BiCon, as no further volunteers have come forward. BiCons can only happen when there are volunteers to run them, and finding venues that fit all our needs is getting harder and harder.
Because of these difficulties, it is clear that there won't be a BiCon in its traditional residential form in 2024.
If there is to be a BiCon in some form in 2024, we need people to come forward to run it. We are aware of some people who are considering this. We are open to alternative plans, which might include a non-residential event (for one or more days) or an online-only event. It would be fine to have two things called BiCon in one year, so one in-person and one online-only event are options, as is a hybrid event. Any event would need to follow the BiCon Guidelines.
We are very much hoping that a residential BiCon will happen in 2025. For this to be possible, a team needs to be in place soon, well before summer 2024. Many venues need to be booked 12-18 months in advance. We are open to proposals from a team, including variations on the traditional format.
So, please talk to your friends and let us know if you have a potential team for either 2024 or 2025. If you have a few people but not enough for a team, we may be able to help find more volunteers (no guarantee though!).