Notes from the Chair: Bid Filing – What is it and Why is it Needed?

Hello again everyone! Here’s another post about how we are moving forwards the Bid for a Worldcon in Glasgow, 2024. This post is about the process that we need to complete in order to officially stand as a Worldcon Bid, and what that entails.   In this post I’m going to go over what that …

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From the Chair: Selecting Our Guests of Honour

Hi Everyone, It’s a time of year that might seem quiet for Worldcon organisers, but this is when the Glasgow 2024 bid team are starting to make major decisions about what happens if we become a seated convention. This includes an in-person committee meeting in March, and much discussion about what sort of convention we …

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Scottish Castles in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Eilean Donan and Castle Stalker

January’s entry into our running series on Scottish castles in sci-fi and fantasy will focus on two castles dramatically sited amid bodies of water. Eilean Donan Castle may be one of the most famous Scottish castles, known for its dramatic island siting and picturesque modern stone bridge. Meanwhile, Castle Stalker, sited on a tidal inlet, …

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Meet Your Committee: Terry Neill – Deputy Head for Registration

We’re starting the New Year with an introduction to one more committee member. Terry Neill lives in Connecticut on the East Coast of the United States. As Deputy Head for Registration she puts together reports of who our supporters are and backs up Clare Boothby as Registration Head. Terry started attending Science Fiction Conventions at …

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Of Seasons Past and Seasons Yet to Come – A Glasgow Year in Review

We are fast approaching the end of another year, 2022 is on the doorstep and that means another year closer to those all-important decisions! And what a year it’s been for the Glasgow In 2024 bid team. I’m Anna, one third of the Blog team, here to reminisce and to look ahead. Looking Back It …

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Disability History Month: A Conversation With Hayleigh Barclay

I recently had a wonderful chat with Dr Hayleigh Barclay about her writing, representation of disability and storytelling. Hayleigh is a Scottish author and she has spinal muscular atrophy. Her debut, Girl of the Ashes, a historical fantasy about vampires was published by Garmoran Publishing in 2020, which she wrote as part of her doctorate …

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