Glasgow 2024 memberships & tickets

Membership vs Attendance

Membership in Glasgow 2024, with all the accompanying rights to nominate and vote in the Hugos, download the Hugo Packet, and vote in Site Selection for the 2026 Worldcon, is granted by holding a WSFS membership. These may be held as stand-alone purchases (the equivalent of a Supporting membership) or in conjunction with an Attending supplement (to give the holder the equivalent of an Attending membership). Only the latter, the Attending supplement, may be transferred to someone else, who must hold their own WSFS membership. WSFS memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Tickets that do not require a matching WSFS membership are only available for individuals who cannot exercise the above WSFS rights.

In-person attendance

In-person memberships and tickets for Glasgow 2024 are divided into five categories based on the calendar year in which you were born.

  • Adult Attending Membership: for those aged 26 or older at the start of 2024, i.e., born before 1999
  • Young Adult Attending Membership: for those aged 16 to 25 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 1999 – 2008
  • Teen Attending Membership: for those aged 11 to 15 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 2009 – 2013
  • Child Attending Ticket: for those aged 6 to 10 at the start of 2024, i.e., born 2014 – 2018
  • Infant Attending Ticket: for those aged 0 to 5 at the start of 2024, i.e., born after 2018

In addition, we will be offering discounted Adult Attending memberships for:

  • Anyone attending their first Worldcon in-person (you can still be eligible for this even if you have attended a previous Worldcon online)
  • Anyone resident in Scotland or the Isles (we will require your address as confirmation)
  • Anyone who is a member of a group who have been historically under-represented at Worldcon

Virtual attendance

From 1st May 2023, we will be offering Virtual Attending memberships (but not tickets, whether Child, Infant or Day). As with Attending memberships, Virtual Attending memberships will require a Virtual Attending ticket and a WSFS membership.

Day tickets

If you cannot attend for the entire convention, but want to join us for a day or two, we will have day tickets on sale from 1st March 2024.

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, open to any age group. These were formerly called ‘Supporting memberships’.

Membership rates

Our initial rates, and how they relate to being a supporter of the bid are:

If a field is marked ‘Auto’ this person automatically has this option, BLACK fields do not apply to that participant type. These rates will rise on 1st May 2023.

Glasgow 2024 family rates

We will not be offering a discounted family rate, but we are offering a range of other discounted membership rates, as described above.

Glasgow 2024 instalment plan

Glasgow 2024 will be offering an instalment plan. This will not be available until closer to the convention, but you can register for the plan now by purchasing a WSFS-Only membership for each person you want to be on the plan, ticking the option that you want to be on the instalment plan. The Registration team will then be in touch with you to define what supplements you want to add and the payment schedule. This will ensure that the rates for your instalment plan will be held at the rates prevailing on the date you purchased the WSFS membership.

Each instalment plan will be tailored to the individual request, based on the time remaining before the convention, with payments expected to be paid monthly for a maximum of six months.

The instalment plan will not be available after 30th April 2024.

Glasgow 2024 refund policy

In most cases, Glasgow 2024 will not refund a participant purchase. An exception to this is if a member has accidentally purchased two WSFS memberships. In that case, we will refund one of them. One other exception is if a Friend of the bid has purchased an Attending membership, forgetting they were a Friend. However, any refunds will be of the amount paid minus a £5 deduction to cover admin costs and credit card charges.

In addition, we will not transfer WSFS memberships. Holders of tickets/attending supplements may transfer these to another person, if that person has the requisite WSFS membership required to hold the ticket/supplement, and meets the requirements for the ticket/supplement. But, even if you transfer your ticket/attending supplement to someone else, you will retain your WSFS membership and can continue to vote in the Hugo Awards and Site Selection.