Landing Zone Glasgow

Crafting Poetry with Pride

On a semi-opaque white square is written “Crafting Poetry with Pride by Caoileann O'Mahony”. Below in the centre is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

As some of you may know, the bid team for Glasgow in 2024 chose Silk & Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology for an informal book club @Balticon on Sat May 29th. I really loved these stories! One that particularly moved me was “The Scholar of the Bamboo Flute” by Aliette de … Read more

Finding a Safe Space in Fandom

On a semi-opaque white square is written “Finding a Safe Space in Fandom by Elaine Gallagher”. Below in the centre is the Glasgow in 2024 Pride logo, and the background is a galaxy cloud in shades of blue and purple going from the bottom left to top right corner of the image.

I grew up isolated and very much in the closet – an industrial and shipbuilding town down the river from Glasgow, as conservative and homophobic as such places always are, and a Catholic family with its institutional abhorrence of sex and the body, let alone sexuality or gender diversity. All … Read more

A Gallery of Armadillos

A lego armadillo sitting in the grass. The body is grey and light brown, the armour a bright orange.

Back in February we asked you to help us create an Alphabet of Armadillos, and we’re very happy with all the responses we got! If I counted correctly, there are exactly 26 completed armadillos on the list today, so we got a whole alphabet’s worth! Thank you to everybody who … Read more

An Alphabet of Armadillos

Angus the crochet armadillo sitting in his garden.

The Armadillo Auditorium is part of the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. If we win the bid to host Worldcon in 2024, this is where we would hold large events, such as the Hugo Awards Ceremony. It did not get its name by accident … So, naturally, we’ve had armadillos … Read more