Frequently Asked Questions

Below is our general FAQ.  For specific questions regarding accessibility, please see the Access FAQ.  For questions regarding our anti-harassment policy, see the Code of Conduct.

  1. What is Lazlar Lyricon 3?
    A Fun Con, run in association with ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the Official Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society.
  2. When is Lazlar Lyricon 3?
    June 9-11 2017.  Put it in your diary!
  3. Where is Lazlar Lyricon 3?
    The Quality Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent.  For more information, see the Hotel and Travel pages.
  4. What is a Fun Con?
    Fun Cons (as opposed to "Dull Cons") are focused less on in-depth discussion of important issues relating to the genre, and more on fun, silly programme items such as discos, dancing, fun and games - it's basically a weekend long party!
  5. What is ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha?
    The official Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society.  They organise meetings for members around the UK (and occasionally in other countries), produce a magazine four times a year, and offer a range of Guide related merchandise available to members by post. For more information, visit
  6. What is the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy?
    A comedy science fiction series which has existed as a radio series, series of books, TV series, and film, as well as being adapted for the stage. If you haven't listened to / read / seen it, what are you waiting for?!
  7. Do I need to know lots about the Hitchhikers' Guide / Douglas Adams to enjoy Lazlary Lyricon 3?
    Absolutely not!  Though much of the convention will have a Hitchhikers theme, we will have a fun and varied programme which will appeal to a wide range of SF/F fans, and just about anyone who wants to have a good time!
  8. I have access issues - will I be able to attend and enjoy the convention?
    We are committed to ensuring that everyone is able to attend and enjoy Lazlar Lyricon 3.  For full details about access issues please see the Access FAQ.