Memberships and Tickets

Glasgow 2024 memberships & tickets

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We offer a number of ways to attend Glasgow 2024, a Worldcon for Our Futures, from a full five-day in person experience, to an online experience, to visiting for a single day. If you are attending a Worldcon in person for the first time, the Adult Attending First Worldcon discounted membership is designed for you. We do know that the membership options can be confusing. If you have any questions, please email us at registration@glasgow2024.org.

You will see the WSFS acronym a lot on our pages. This stands for the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society that authorizes Worldcon and administers the Hugo Awards.

You will also see WSFS rights mentioned often. WSFS members have rights related to Hugo Award nominations and voting, site selection for the 2026 Worldcon, and participation in the Business Meeting. These rights are detailed more thoroughly in the Registration FAQ.

Membership vs Tickets

Worldcon is a convention for members of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). Anyone can become a member by simply purchasing a WSFS Membership for £45. Glasgow 2024, A Worldcon for Our Futures, will be selling both Memberships (that give the holder the WSFS rights which may include attendance rights) and Tickets (that only give the holder the right to attend the convention in some limited fashion, i.e., either as a Child/Infant or for a particular day).

There are five main ways to experience the convention:

  1.  In-person attending members may attend all onsite events for the full convention period. This membership includes all WSFS rights. You will also have access to the convention’s online offering.
  2. Day Tickets allow you to attend in person for a single day (or multiple days, if you purchase multiple tickets). They do not include any WSFS rights.
  3.  Online Membership allows you to attend all online offerings. This includes WSFS rights.
  4.  Online Tickets allow you to attend all online offerings. They do not include any WSFS rights.
  5. WSFS-only Membership gives you WSFS rights, but does not include the right to participate in any convention activities. This type of membership can be upgraded to one of the other types with an additional payment.

In-person attendance

Attending Memberships come in two parts, and you must buy both to attend:

  1. A WSFS Membership is fixed at £45 and gives the holder WSFS rights.
  2. An Attending Membership Supplement that allows the member to attend in person and have access to the online offerings. See the tables below for rates.

The WSFS Membership is non-transferable, but the Attending Membership Supplement is fully transferable—you can sell it to someone else or give it away.

Attending Membership Supplements and Tickets for Glasgow 2024 are divided into five categories based on the calendar year in which you were born:

  1. Attending Adult Membership: for those aged 26 or older at the start of 2024, i.e., born before 1998.
  2. Attending Young Adult Membership: for those aged 16 to 25 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 1998 – 2007.
  3. Attending Teen Membership: for those aged 11 to 15 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 2008 – 2012.
  4. Attending Child Ticket (Does not require purchase of a WSFS Membership): for those aged 6 to 10 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 2013 – 2017.
  5. Attending Infant Ticket (Does not require purchase of a WSFS Membership): for those aged 0 to 5 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 2018 or later.

Membership Rates for 1st October, 2023 through 29th February, 2024

Note that if you choose to purchase the appropriate Attending Supplement type in our registration system, the WSFS membership will be automatically added to your cart to complete your membership.

Membership TypeWSFS
Membership
Attending
Supplement
Total
Adult Attending – Regular£45.00£165.00£210.00
Adult Attending – First Worldcon£45.00£105.00£150.00
Adult Attending – Historically Underrepresented£45.00£105.00£150.00
Adult Attending – Scottish Resident£45.00£95.00£140.00
Young Adult Attending£45.00£80.00£125.00
Young Adult Attending – Scottish Resident£45.00£45.00£90.00
Teen Attending£45.00£40.00£85.00
Child Attending TicketN/A£50.00£50.00
Infant Attending TicketN/A£5.00£5.00
Online Attending Membership *£45.00£30.00£75.00
Online Attending Ticket *N/A£35.00£35.00
Apocryphal (Badge Only)N/A£5.00£5.00
WSFS Only£45.00N/A£45.00
N/A = Not Applicable

* NOTE: Online Attending Memberships and Tickets are for those aged 13 or older at the start of 2024, i.e., born in 2011 or earlier.

Friends of the Bid

Thank you for supporting our bid to host Worldcon in Glasgow in 2024! We wouldn’t be here without your help.

If you pre-supported the Glasgow in 2024 bid at the £300 level, or pre-supported the Glasgow in 2024 bid at the £120 level and also voted in Site Selection at the Chicon 8 Worldcon, you already have both a WSFS Membership and an Attending Supplement (that is, a complete attending membership). We have sent you at least one email with your user name and you have an account in our registration system.

But please note that if you supported the Glasgow in 2024 bid at the £120 level and did not vote in Site Selection at the Chicon 8 Worldcon, you must purchase your WSFS Membership for £45 by 1st January 2024 if you wish to attend the convention in person. If you do not, we will automatically register you as an Online Member with WSFS Rights. After that date, you may upgrade to an Attending Membership for the difference between the Online Membership rate and the appropriate Attending Membership Supplement rate in effect at the time of your upgrade.

Chicon 8 Site Selection Voters

If you voted in Site Selection at the Chicon 8 Worldcon, you already have a WSFS Membership (if you also supported the Glasgow in 2024 bid for £120 or more, see the Friends of the Bid section above, instead). We have sent you at least one email with your user name and you already have an account in our registration system. But if you wish to attend in person or online, you must purchase an Attending Supplement or upgrade to Online Membership to go with the WSFS Membership you already have.

Online upgrades will be available at the start of 2024.

Membership TypeWSFS
Membership
Attending
Supplement
Total
Adult Attending – RegularAlready paid£165.00£165.00
Adult Attending – First WorldconAlready paid£105.00£105.00
Adult Attending – Historically UnderrepresentedAlready paid£105.00£105.00
Adult Attending – Scottish ResidentAlready paid£95.00£95.00
Young Adult AttendingAlready paid£80.00£80.00
Young Adult Attending – Scottish ResidentAlready paid£45.00£45.00
Teen AttendingAlready paid£40.00£40.00
WSFS OnlyAlready paidN/AN/A

Apocryphal Badges

Is your service dog pining for their very own Worldcon badge? Would your shoulder dragon look even cooler with a badge? Have you named your mobi? Would you like a badge for your nifty hat? Apocryphal badges are available for a mere £5.

Instalment Plans

Glasgow 2024 offers instalment plans to pay for Attending Membership Supplements. Instalment plans will be available until the end of February 2024. You may purchase a new instalment plan membership from the regular menu. If you are already a WSFS-only member, you may request an instalment plan by ticking the appropriate box on your WSFS membership. Once you request an instalment plan, the Registration team will contact you to identify the Attending Supplement you wish to purchase and arrange a payment plan.

The attending supplement price is locked in at the time that you request an instalment plan. For more detailed information, check our Registration FAQ or contact us at registration@glasgow2024.org.

Group Discounts

Glasgow 2024 offers discounts between 10% and 25% of the attending supplement price for group bookings of 10 or more attending members, including Young Adults and Teens. These discounts are not available on our web site and are not retrospective. But if you are putting together a group, for instance a student society, please email the registration team at registration@glasgow2024.org to discuss the requirements and possible discounts.

Day Tickets

If you cannot attend the entire convention, but want to join us in-person for a day or two, we will have day tickets on sale from 1st March 2024. Day tickets allow you to attend any on-site Glasgow 2024 function held that day, including ceremonies and parties, except the Business Meeting (unless you also have a WSFS Membership). But please note, if you plan to attend three or more days it will be cheaper to buy a full Attending Membership than three one-day tickets.

Online Attendance

Online Memberships and Tickets are available now, and you can find more information on our Online Convention page.

Not sure whether you can attend at all?

If you are not yet sure whether you can attend, we are also offering WSFS-only memberships for £45, open to Adults, Young Adults, and Teens. These were formerly called ‘Supporting Memberships’, and will give you WSFS rights.

For questions about other rates, instalment plans, and refund policies, see the registration FAQ, or contact Registration at registration@glasgow2024.org.