For The Love Of Sci-Fi is where it all started for Monopoly Events and our flagship event, starting in 2015 and known then as For The Love Of The Force, it was orchestrated by Star Wars fans to be a fan convention with a large emphasis on the Science Fiction genre. Since then it has gone on to incorporate all manner of titles from the sci-fi genre becoming the biggest Sci-Fi specific event in the UK.
Guests to conventions are often exclusive names to our shows, many of our guests have never before appeared at a UK convention before and this is something we feel is very special that sets us apart from other conventions. Former FTLOSF guests include Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, Judge Dredd star Karl Urban, Punisher star Jon Bernthal, Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton, Robocop star Peter Weller, Predator stars Jesse Ventura and Carl Weathers, Knight Rider's David Hasselhoff, Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, Battlestar Galactica's Dirk Benedict, stars of Stranger Things Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin, He-Man and Universal Soldier, Dolph Lundgren, Lando Calrissian aka Billy Dee Williams, Starship Trooper Casper Van Dien, original Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse, new Darth Vader actor Spencer Wilding and many, many more.
Another large draw for our visitors are our amazing variation of props and set builds, FTLOSF has seen everything from a full-sized T-70 X-Wing Fighter, Tie Fighter and AT-AT to an animatronic Jabba the Hutt, Optimus Prime and Ripleys Power Loader from Aliens. We also have one of the only accurate replicas of the Mos Eisley Cantina Space Bar's in the UK, which is an actual running bar! Full-sized sets included an ET forest, Stranger Things living room, the Ghostbusters gatekeeper scene, Jakku market and more! 2018 also saw a fantastic opening concert featuring music from Stranger Things Gaten Matarazzo's own band and Ray Parker Junior singing the Ghostbusters theme live! We have also featured the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yoda himself!
2019 had the largest Sci-Fi event yet with special guest stars Jon Bernthal, Karl Urban, Peter Weller, Warwick Davis, Danny Glover, Charlie Heaton, Brian Blessed, Sam Jones and more all in attendance over the weekend of 7th/8th December 2019.
Add to all this, our ever loyal traders and cosplayers who join us every year to make For The Love Of SCi-Fi a truly memorable experience and you have something extremely special for the annual calendar of any Sci-Fi loving geek!
Visit the website at https://www.fortheloveofsci-fi.com to get tickets and information and see updated news on the next For The Love Of Sci-Fi event, date TBC. Already booked for the next event are Stranger Things megastar Millie Bobby Brown, with rumours of a full Stranger Things World exhibit!!! Stay tuned for more...