As past attendees will know, there’s usually a BiCon Ball on Saturday evening, and it sometimes has a theme, and this year, we’ll be maintaining this semi-tradition with the theme of Feeling Fantastic!
Ask yourself, what makes you feel fantastic? – and go with it! Whether it’s who you are inside, who you fantasise about being, or anything else – just as long as it makes you feel fantastic! Full of rainbows and sparkles? Let’s see the bright colours and glitter! Tomboy with an inner femme bursting to get out? We want to know! Perhaps you’re geek and proud… but you don’t tell anyone that you like to paint. Now’s your chance to come out and play, whoever you are, or whoever you would like to be!
The idea of having a ball theme is to get your creative juices flowing when planning your wardrobes for the weekend. Getting dressed up is a great form of expressing yourself, especially at BiCon, where it’s hard to be “too weird” – and self-expression is exactly what the Ball is all about… but do remember that the theme isstrictly optional and you’ll be welcome at BiCon and the Ball whether you choose to come in Edinburgh’s sparkliest ballgown or shorts and t-shirt (well, we can hope for more sunshine, can’t we?)
In addition to the BiCon Ball, we’ll be having music on Friday and Saturday nights, and instead of the usual set-up where we have DJs controlling our music all night, we’re throwing it out to the community to decide what gets played on the dancefloor this year! If you fancy putting together a playlist of your favourite music, email your name, phone number, artist names, song titles and length of tracks to email@example.com by Thursday 4th July, and if your playlist is chosen, you’ll get an email from Mat to arrange getting your tracks from him. We’ll have a notice in the registration area to advertise the running order, so that you can make sure your friends are on the dancefloor when your music is playing.
Playlists need to be 20 minutes or less, have songs that are free from very offensive language and work well together. One playlist per person!
The dancefloor will be open from 8pm til half past midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights, with the bar closing at midnight.
It gets even better! On top of the music, we’ll have a film night from 8 til midnight on Friday and Saturday, hosted by the Scottish Transgender Alliance. There’ll be a wide range of short and feature-length films celebrating gender diversity and bisexuality for participants to choose between, and of course, we welcome you tobring along your own favourites for inclusion.