World Science Fiction Convention at London’s Docklands

World Science Fiction Convention at London’s Docklands

Catering Hire London group of Casablanca Hire was honoured to provide our services for the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention at London’s Docklands from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th August.

We provided a whole range of event furniture, marquees and fixtures and fittings for the convention, commonly known as WorldCon, which is an annual international gathering of the science fiction and fantasy community.

Whether you were a fan, author, artist, editor, publisher, academic or dealer, WorldCon has a multitude of events, presentations, talks, exhibits, art shows and auctions on offer across the five days. No matter what venue or country WorldCon is held in the world, fans and attendees descend each year to actively engaging with one another and showcase their devotion to science fiction and fantasy.

WorldCon has been an annual event since 1946, having first been held before the Second World War in 1939, and was held in London for two times before. Since it is the third time the capital has hosted the convention, and 49 years since London hosted the event in 1964, this year WorldCon has been known as LonCon3.

Casablanca Hire provided a whole range of event furniture for LonCon3, such as chiavari, folding and brentwood chairs, round, trestle and cocktail table, plus a vast range of catering equipment and fixtures and fittings such as event carpet, lighting and table cloths.

We also provided a number of marquees, chosen from three of our marquee ranges, which played host for a wide variety of activities across the five day convention and gave all attendees a chance to take a load of and soak up the atmosphere with fellow fans.

Our event hire team worked tirelessly to ensure no stone left unturned during the supply and set up of all our furniture and marquees. We wanted to ensure that LonCon3 was an event which will live long in the memory of all the attendees, who came in their thousands across the five days. We were proud and delighted to have all aspects of our work completed in time and well before the doors of Excel London opened for registration for Loncon3 on Thursday 14th August.

With LonCon3 showcasing all aspects of science fiction and fantasy, whether a fan of novels, film, TV, art, comics, anime and manga or gaming, with a diverse programme on offer across the five days the attendees were definitely not to be disappointment. Many of whom threw themselves into the convention whole heartedly through costumes and dressing up as their favourite characters.

With special guests attending LonCon3 and the Hugo Awards taking centre stage, a leading award given for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, the thousands of fans were in for a real treat.

We were honoured to be a big part of LonCon3 and all of our event hire team worked hard to ensure we delivered on one of our biggest projects of the year. We hope that we helped make WorldCon’s third trip to London as memorable as the last convention held 49 years ago.