Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Redemption?
- When is it actually happening?
- How do I book a hotel room?
- What happens if I can’t get the time off/something urgent comes up?
- What happened to all the other questions?
What is Redemption?
Redemption is a fan-run, not-for-profit convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy – in any form. The idea of the Redemption conventions is to have a fun relaxing weekend where everyone joins in. There are talks, videos, games, workshops, discos, a cabaret and fancy dress and anything else we can think of! Plus an auction, a dealers room, art show, filking, sitting around the bar having a good time, parties and more! Oh, and yes, there are guests… but since they are encouraged to join in all the fun activities with everyone else, it is as likely that you’ll be on stage and they’ll be in the audience as it is the other way around!
When is it actually happening?
You’ll be the first to know. Well, third to know, after us and the hotel. Redemption ’20 was originally planned for 28th-31st August 2020, but due to the current global situation we are postponing the event until sometime in 2021. It is too early to set a date just yet, but we are monitoring the situation and working with the hotel to arrange alternative dates.
How do I book a hotel room?
For Redemption ’21, attendees will be responsible for booking their own accommodation directly with the hotel. Once dates and hotel arrangements have been finalised, we will release the convention hotel booking code and other details.
The hotel booking section in the online membership form is purely for our information, and will not secure you a room!
Please see the hotel page for more details.
What happens if I can’t get the time off/something urgent comes up?
If you’ve booked for Redemption and then find that you can’t attend, you can obtain a refund of your convention membership fee (less an administration charge of £10), on request, up until a couple of months before the convention takes place. Refunds after that time will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. However, you can sell on your membership to someone else at any time up to the start of the convention. Just write to our membership address and give your details (so we know who is selling the membership) and the details of who is buying it. Please note that it is not possible to have your membership ‘rolled over’ to the next Redemption.
What happened to all the other questions?
Some information that used to be provided on this page can now be found under the relevant subjects in the site menu.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please get in touch with us and ask them!