BiCon is the UK's national Bisexual Con..
.. -vention or -ference!
BiCon is a weekend-long educational and social gathering for bi people, their friends, partners, and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality. We don't all use the labels "bi" or "bisexual" or even agree on what it means to be bi, but bisexuality is the common theme. BiCon is has been held in a different part of the UK each year since 1984. Each one is organised by a different team of volunteers from the previous one. A typical modern UK BiCon will have several hundred participants, of whom usually somewhere between a fifth or a quarter are at BiCon for the first time.
What happens during BiCon?
The weekend often runs from Thursday through to Sunday, but that can vary. There are discussion groups and sessions in the daytime, social spaces and entertainment in the evening. You're free to attend as much or as little of BiCon as you like – you don't have to be there for the whole thing. The Saturday always has the most attendees.
Some discussions cover bi-related themes, for example coming out, our experiences of the Lesbian and Gay communities, and lots with a title like "Bisexuality and X". Other topics have ranged from parenting to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Some sessions are action more than talk: e.g. in past years belly dancing, sign language and massage.
Each evening there's a bar and social space, sometimes with performers or a disco, plus quiet space for board games or simply chilling out. Sometimes there's a "BiCon Ball" one evening for those who like to dress up, and many other indoor and outdoor activities.
When's the next BiCon?
You can find out more about the next BiCon at next.bicon.org.uk
What about past BiCons?
See the menu!