What’s on

We are planning a varied programme that caters to old and new members alike, and a very broad range of interests as well as ‘classic’ SF. In addition to some of the old favourites, we’ll be including many new items, too. if you have ideas about programme items, or want to volunteer – fill in the programme participant form or contact us at programme@ytterbium.org.uk .

Book signings

There will be signing sessions by our author Guests of Honour and other authors attending the convention.


The evenings throughout the weekend will feature the ongoing programme streams, but we’re delighted to be presenting some very special evening entertainments, as well which we will announce as they are secured.

We have secured permission to show Brown Girl Begins (2017), based on Worldcon 75’s Guest of Honour, Nalo Hopkinson’s novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, directed and written by Sharon Lewis.


There will, as always, be a range of games brought along by members, and Ytterbium will provide dedicated gaming space for players.


As well panel discussions, presentations and talks, Ytterbium will host a range of practical workshops and demonstrations.


There will be a crèche at Ytterbium. Details will be published nearer to the convention. If you would like to express interest, please contact us at childcare@ytterbium.org.uk .