Bicon is Coming to Leeds
BiCon is a yearly bisexual convention that takes place for a long weekend every summer in a different city. From Thursday evening to Sunday lunchtime it is jam packed full of social gatherings, gaming and workshops as well as spaces just to chill out and chat or read.
There’s fancy dress ball on the Saturday night with the last few years being based on bisexuals in space, magical forest and favourite fictional characters. It’s great to see all the costumes but they aren’t compulsory with a good portion of people just dressing up or wearing what they’re comfortable in. This year’s theme has just been announced as a “Bisexual Beach Party”.
Founded in 1984 as the Politics of Bisexuality, this is the second time Leeds will host the UK’s largest bisexual gathering. In 2014 the convention was found a home at Trinity University and was attended by over 350 bi+ people and allies. This year will be at the Headingley campus of Leeds Beckett University, Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August (the weekend after Leeds Pride).
I’ve been attending BiCon since 2012 in Bradford; it is an amazing feeling to be surrounded by others like myself, not having to explain what being bi means. It’s like being in a bisexual bubble with a great, diverse mix of people and friends.
Check out the BiCon 2017 website (http://2017.bicon.org.uk/) for more details and to buy tickets.
Written by Emily @ Leeds Bi Group