Redemption 2023

The Multimedia Science Fiction Convention
24th-26th February 2023, Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield


Latest news:

Online Payments Temporarily Unavailable

Please be aware that we are temporarily unable to accept online payments (right now our bank account is so secure that even we can’t access it!).

For now, the registration form will allow you to register your interest in attending, and we’ll let you know when we’ve sorted out a means of payment. Watch this space!

Postponement to February 2023

On behalf of the Redemption committee, with great regret and due to Covid and other factors, we are postponing the event by a year, until the equivalent weekend in 2023 (Feb 24th-26th), for several practical reasons that have converged at the worst possible time, including the current Covid-19 uncertainties and expected upcoming restrictions.

We find that we’re in a somewhat awkward position; with three of the four UK nations having different restrictions from England, and our membership coming from all of them, the uncertainties are a problem. With Omicron, the variances in regulations, and the likelihood of restrictions for England being introduced in the New Year, we’ve seen some cancellations. This is something we do understand, as the safety of our members — many of whom are families, and many who are in vulnerable categories where Covid is concerned — must be paramount for us.

This is exacerbated by one of our guests, Professor Elemental, being a performer whose concerts may fall under different rules than the rest of the event, being performance rather than hospitality. Finally, the passing of Smurf, our friend and Treasurer — to whom Redemption 23 will be dedicated — has introduced legal and bureaucratic complexities.

Thus, regretfully we have to postpone to when the pandemic is less troublesome to our organisations, and the legal and bureaucratic issues both in rules on hospitality and performance and in the process of recovering from our loss have passed.

I and we really hate having to make this postponement, but feel it is necessary on these grounds, and hope you will understand, and enjoy a brighter Redemption 23. On the bright side, it will be a long-awaited return to our traditional “February in an odd-numbered year” slot.

With all apologies,

Tony, and the Redemption Conventions committee.

Passing of Ian Murphy

It is with great sadness that we heard yesterday that Ian Murphy, aka Smurf, passed from his illness. He was a longtime Redemptioner and valued committee member for many years, and we’re sure this will come as a shock to many others here, all of whom knew him.We will post some other updates in a few days, but as you can imagine, it will take all of us some time to process this news, so please bear with us.