We are Wyntercon, an award-winning arts and educational Charity. Based in Sussex, we support, encourage and educate those from underprivileged backgrounds and help them be an active and beneficial part of their local community.

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Silent Running
August 21, 2020
Here at Wyntercon, we would like to apologise for the lack of communication recently. We know that our usual output across all social media has been lacking, and our regular blogs have been in dark mode. This has not been due to us slacking off, this couldn't be further from the truth.
Wyntercon VII - Cancelled for 2020
July 20, 2020
Following the Government's announcement on 17th July, that events and conferences will only be allowed to resume from 1st October 2020 and having considered the practicalities of postponing Wyntercon VII to later in 2020. The Wyntercon Trustees have concluded that they have no workable alternative but to cancel Wyntercon VII for 2020.
"WynterCon" - A convention of time and space.
July 15, 2020
There are times in your life when everything feels just right. A moment where the planets align and you know, for absolute certainty, that you belong. My name is Colin Davies and I am an author of children's novels, horror & science fiction, and poetry. My connection to Wyntercon goes all the way back to the first-ever "WynterCon" event.
Wyntercon VII - Special Guest - James Hayball
June 3, 2020
Fantasy Illustrator James Hayball will be attending Wyntercon VII. James is a freelance artist and has been working as a fantasy illustrator for about 5 years now, after choosing to quit his mind-numbing office job and pursue his dream. James exhibited at Wyntercon II, where then he had a vast array of wonders from Game Mats to Prints.
Its Competition Time !!
June 1, 2020
After the success of last years competition, we decided to run it again for this year's event, so we are looking for a design/image to feature on some of the Wyntercon VII Lanyard Badges, can you help? Closing Date for this competition is midnight 9th Aug 2020; please email your entry to volunteers@wyntercon.org
The future is looking good
May 22, 2020
As the great and wise, and slightly mad, Doc Brown once said, "The future isn't written yet." With many events falling off calendars due to the current restrictions about mass groups of people or the difficulty in social distancing, here at Wyntercon HQ, we have been keeping a close eye on things. So far it's good news!
Wyntercon and the role of Roleplaying Games
May 10, 2020
There is a reason why Wyntercon, as a charity, has developed and created tabletop roleplaying zones at its annual fundraisers each year. There is also an excellent reason why, each year, this zone has been getting bigger and bigger. 
The Wyntercon guide to different types of cosplay
May 4, 2020
Cosplaying is one of the many reasons people should visit a genre convention such as Wyntercon's annual fundraising and awareness event. The practice of dressing up as your favourite character from your favourite piece of fiction has been around for longer than most people imagine.
Wyntercon Virtual Workshops
April 28, 2020
We are determined to continue to reach out to those who need us most during the current situation, all in compliance with the Government's social distancing and lockdown instructions. We are working on delivering our usual workshop activities 'virtually' via online platforms.
Wyntercon VII - COVID-19 Announcement
March 24, 2020
Due to the current situation relating to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we would like to reassure all our exhibitors, sponsors, partners and visitors that we are closely monitoring the situation and, in cooperation with our venue, have no plans to postpone or cancel Wyntercon VII.
Wyntercon VII - Special Guest - Paul Ian Cross
March 18, 2020
‍Paul Ian Cross, author of the Amazon bestseller The Lights of Time, is attending Wyntercon VII in 2020. Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he has a PhD in science communication (presenting science to non-scientists).
Wyntercon VII - Hidden Realms RPG
February 15, 2020
Roleplaying and Roleplaying games have always been very important to Wyntercon and to this end, we are delighted to confirm that Hidden Realms RPG along with one of the game's creators, Max Bantleman will be running demo games and exhibiting at Wyntercon VII this September,
The Wyntercon Event - An Annual Fundraiser with a difference!
February 3, 2020
There are many genre conventions ranging from those that cater to the love of comic books to movie-themed events. Most of these have exhibitors where visitors can purchase merchandise related to their chosen passion or interest. The annual Wyntercon charity fundraising event takes this basic premise and expands it a hundredfold.
Is Twitter good for smaller independent business owners?
January 29, 2020
One of the biggest questions for any business owner is what social media platforms should you be using, also how to use them effectively to gain the best ROI… For many it’s essentially personal preference, but there is facts, figures and demographics you MUST pay attention to when using social media. ‍
What is the Kinesthetic learning style all about?
January 11, 2020
Kinaesthetic learning or tactile learning is a learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations.
Happy New Year to all the Wyntercon Family
January 2, 2020
To all our supporters and friends we here at Wyntercon HQ wish you all a fantastic new year and wish to pay tribute to you all for a fantastic 2019.
Resident Death Eater Jon Campling with some Cosplayers
December 10, 2019
What an incredible picture capturing Eastbourne's resident Death Eater, Jon Campling (Actor) with Cosplayers Happy, Judge Hyll and Wonder Women at Not Just A Comic Shop.
Cosplay Competition at Not Just A Comic Shop this Saturday
November 26, 2019
Not Just A Comic Shop's Grand Opening is This Saturday and is Proud To Announce The Judges For their Cosplay Competition!
Grand Opening of "Not Just a comic shop" Saturday, Dec 7th, 9am -5pm
November 21, 2019
Thier Grand Opening Is Happening Saturday, December 7th, And they Are Hugely Proud To Announce Special Guest, Terry Molloy!
WIN A CAR 🚙 at the Eastbourne Beacon !
November 20, 2019
Team Wyntercon will be manning the win a car stand on Monday 25th November 2019 in the Eastbourne Beacon. All the money raised from ticket sales, on that particular day goes to Wyntercon, yep all 100%
Not Just A Comic Shop… Opens in Eastbourne
November 14, 2019
In a world of corporate acquisition it isn’t often you see businesses merge for anything other than financial gain, but instead to streamline the very best that each niche and speciality has to offer under one roof. Today, I’d like to tell you about three individuals that have broken the mould and done just that.
Eastbourne Council Support Wyntercon
October 29, 2019
Although Wyntercon is a very independent organisation, the local officials do understand and appreciate all that Wyntercon brings to the community. With Wyntercon being such large event, it's easy to see how Eastbourne benefits from the wonderful world of Wyntercon
Best Event in Sussex Awards
October 28, 2019
Last Thursday We (Wyntercon) attended the Sussex Life Food Drink and Hospitality Awards in Brighton, it was a fantastic afternoon with glorious food served in an exceptional Venue The Grand Hotel Brighton.
Wyntercon VI - Creative Hands Workshop
October 23, 2019
Here is a short interview from our creative tree workshop at Wyntercon VI , funded, in part, by a National Lottery Grant and local Grant providers
Wyntercon VI - A Review
October 22, 2019
I am an old hand when it comes to geek conventions. For more years than I care to remember I have been travelling around to meet up with like-minded people to chat and celebrate the fictional worlds that we all love so much
Eastbourne Re-Imagined
June 20, 2019
Recycling is very important to everyone here at Wyntercon and thanks to a grant we have received from Devonshire West Big Local, we will be running some recycling/upcycling workshops and an exhibition in Eastbourne in the next couple of months.
Our Official Artist in Residence
June 20, 2019
Once upon a time little Symon had to make a choice. Granted, he wasn’t so little but he was still at school and he had to choose between Science and Art, what would it be? Well he chose Science, it seemed that more money could be made being a scientist than an artist; it was the 80’s afterall!
May 19, 2019
Dyslexia affects more people than many realise. It’s not a binary thing, not a simple case of having it or not. It has a range of affects, most commonly found in a difficulty reading, and is not a learning issue. At this point, I’m going to leave the definitions to expert sources. There is a wealth of material and research on this diverse topic, should you wish to know more.
Free Comic Book Day 2019
May 1, 2019
On Saturday May 4th and Bank Holiday Monday May 6th local comic shop Scorch are bringing the world of Super Heroes to Eastbourne town centre for Free Comic Book Day and a very special Bank Holiday Signing Event. Free Comic Book Day is an annual free-to-attend event celebrating beloved characters and stories with fans old and new with free limited edition comic books.
The rise of cosplay: how it wowed the wider community
March 16, 2019
Just think – until recently, not many people knew about the super-creative, fun, loveably barmy world of cosplay! Ten years ago, outside of hardcore fans, few in the UK’s wider community had even heard of cosplay.
A Quick Guide to Gaming Conventions in 2019
March 16, 2019
If you’ve never been to a gaming convention, 2019 is a great time to start. All around the UK, gaming conventions are springing up like toadstools. But unlike a typical toadstool, gaming conventions offer hours of excitement, entertainment, photo-ops and gaming experiences. Our quick guide to gaming conventions is designed to get you started
The Shape of Things
March 12, 2019
There are three fathers of modern Science Fiction. Hugo Gernsback (1884-1967) produced the world’s first sci-fi magazine (Amazing Stories). Out of the 6 stories published, two were from the other founding fathers. One from Jules Verne (1828-1905); the other was from H G Wells (1866-1946).

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