Meet Your Committee: Matt Calvert – Co-Division Head for Promotions

This week we are meeting Matt Calvert, one of the people the blog teams runs to if things start exploding (they don’t, but it’s nice to know we have the option). Matt is the Co-Division Head with Meg MacDonald for Promotions for the Glasgow in 2024 Worldcon Bid. The role involves overseeing all promotional activities …

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Representation and Demography and Glasgow in 2024 Volunteers

Our volunteer demographic survey: an important tool for tracking representation As part of Glasgow in 2024’s volunteer recruitment process, we are requesting that all bid and convention volunteers who feel comfortable doing so fill out an optional, anonymous demographics survey. This is something which past Worldcons have aspired to do, but not necessarily early enough …

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RPG Month: Dice for Glasgow 2024

I like dice! I really like custom dice. I was super excited back when Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon produced custom dice featuring its logo. However, the Dublin dice were d6s. I thought it would have been cool to have a D20 with the Dublin logo on the 19 side. Unfortunately, while lots of places …

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RPG Month: Resin Dice Tutorial

If you’ve ever been interested in creating your own resin dice, I’ve put together this guide from my trail and errors. Mostly, to help you try to avoid the pitfalls I’ve run into. I am Grace Worm, a 3rd year PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow where I research social science in Tamora Pierce’s …

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Meet Your Committee: Steve Cooper – Treasurer

This week, we are introducing Steve Cooper, the bid’s financial lead, treasurer and, in his own words, ‘accidental smof’. Steve tracks his con career to becoming a Smof, or ‘Secret Master of Fandom’, a person responsible for planning fannish conventions. Once he became a Smof, and found his fannish home, there was no turning back …

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Worldcon How-To – The Best Way to Become a Convention Member

It is traditionally considered bad form for a bid to announce its initial convention rates prior to being selected, as this may influence the selection process. After all, we want people to choose the bid that will run the best, rather than the cheapest, Worldcon. However, as Glasgow 2024 is running as an uncontested bid, …

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