Our Annual Fundraising Event
EASTBOURNE SPORTS PARK - SEPT 26th & 27th - 2020

2020 Event Sponsors
So what exactly is Wyntercon VII?

This is our end of year fundraising showcase event. Managed by Wyntercon CIO, its purpose is to raise funds for, and awareness of, our activities and workshops that run throughout the year with support from our partners and sponsors. Regarded as one of the biggest family-friendly events on the south coast, it has fast become part of the local calendar.

" It doesn't matter what world you come from, you're welcome in ours. "

The event attracts thousands of people - families, cosplayers and traders. Not forgetting fantastic entertainers, actors, authors and even dinosaurs! No one's been eaten… yet, but one thing for certain you’ll find at Wyntercon is a bold and brilliant community from different backgrounds all under one roof.

Event Supporters

Zones & Attractions

Educational Workshops

Every year we run a variety of educational workshops, this year is no exception and we are pleased to be working with the Devonshire Collective to deliver these once again. Our overarching themes for Wyntercon VII are Re Use - Re Cycle- Re Purpose and Mental Health Awareness.

Huge Cosplay Competition

Cosplay is a major part of Wyntercon and we run one of the biggest costume competitions on the south coast. Our competition is free to enter and we have a variety of categories to choose from. We award bonus marks to costumes that are user created or made.

Time Capsule Education

We are delighted to welcome back Time Capsule Education to Wyntercon VII. With twenty years of teaching under their belts, their philosophy is to inspire young writers with the power of play! By allowing them to recreate real experiences and engaging tasks, they light a fire in young minds fuelling the forge of the imagination!

Quiet Space

Sometimes the environment outside of your home can be extremely overwhelming for your child, especially if handling sensory stimuli is a challenge for them. So here at Wyntercon, we have a quiet and calm space that they can use. This area has been part of Wyntercon for many years and always will be.

Pirate Zone

Entertaining us once more with his mischievous antics will be Captain Nutty and his Pirate Crew! The Pirates will be walking around, getting up to mischief and shenanigans along the way. The award-winning Black Pearl Chevy Van which has won awards worldwide will be on display together with some new and exciting pirate props which will be exclusively revealed at Wyntercon VII. Marvel at the swashbuckling pirates as they search for treasure and force the traitors to walk the plank. Great family fun for all!

Roleplaying Zone

Whether you are new to role-playing games (RPGs), or a seasoned collectable card game player who is looking to try out a new game, there is something for everyone in this Zone. Games last an hour or so, allowing you to take some time out and enjoy a foray into worlds of pure imagination, without missing out on the other attractions and events on offer at Wyntercon VII.

Wyntercon Live Stage

We gave teamed up with Modify Media to live stream content to our various social platforms over the entire weekend. Modify Media are are  a multi-platform media company, covering all aspects of business boosting strategies.

Battle Blades

Battle Blades teach traditional sword arts for Competitive, Dramatic, Live Combat!
The amazing LED sabre is beautiful to watch in motion, safe to use for contact work, and balanced perfectly to allow the study of genuine sword arts.

Steampunk Zone

Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With its backdrop of 19th century Victorian England or the American "Wild West", modern technologies are re-imagined as elaborate works of art, fashion and mechanics where steam power has maintained mainstream usage. Come join our local Steampunkers, have a Tea Duel, play themed games and Be Splendid!

Virtual Reality

Fully functional, walk around interactive holo-zones from Infinity VR. Motion sensors are mounted in the corners of the holo-zone and track your handheld controllers and headset so that even the smallest movement affects the virtual world you enter. This combined with the intensely stunning visuals and sound combine to give you an incredibly immersive interactive environment.  Experience it first hand at Wyntercon VII.

Circus Skills Zone

Roll up, Roll up!  Everybody gather round... Why not try your hand juggling, plate spinning and maybe even have a swing in the hoop.
We work closely with many local organisations and it is a real pleasure to reveal that the Wyntercon VII - Circus Skills Zone is being jointly managed and organised by two fantastic local community interest companies Defiant Sports and Sweet Circus.

Leather Craft Workshop

After the success of this workshop in 2019, we are pleased to welcome back Martyn and Eleanor from Roo the Leathercarver who will be running a workshop at Wyntercon VII.  In this workshop, you will be able to make and keep a small leather items/keepsakes such as Stamped Keyfobs.
Martyn and Eleanor will also be exhibiting their fantastic range of leather products and demonstrating Leather Crafting at the event.

Costume & Prop Showcase

Master prop maker Dugg Daynes will be exhibiting a range of costumes, props and accessories that he created for various events and exhibitions across the UK. Dugg's daughter and Wyntercon Ambassador Thea will also be showcasing her brand new costume, made specifically for this year's Wyntercon event.

Dr Paul Cross

STEM Ambassador & Children’s Author
Paul is one of our invited Special Guests, he works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he has a PhD in science communication (presenting science to non-scientists). plus he is the author of the Amazon bestseller
The Lights of Time

James Hayball

Fantasy Illustrator James Hayball will be attending Wyntercon VII. returning after his last appearance 5 years ago. back at Wyntercon II. 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.



Accommodation Deals

Over the last seven years we have worked with many Independent Hotels, Guest Houses and the Eastbourne Hotel Association to source and recommend good quality accommodation options to our event attendees.

If you are looking to stay in Eastbourne over the weekend of our event, we recommend that you contact the following establishment.

York House Hotel14-22 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7AP.
Telephone: 01323 412918

Please call the hotel direct, mention Wyntercon and ask for our special rates and exclusive offers
**Subject to Availability**

Traders & Exhibitors

Wyntercon VII Exhibitor applications for 2020 are now open.

Get in Touch

Suite 1 & 2,
The Undercroft
20 Wharf Road
BN21 3AW