Crochet Solar System Wheelchair Spoke Cover

A wheelchair wheel with a dark blue crochet cover attached, showing the sun in the middle and the planets of the solar system around it.

Today I’m sharing a pattern for a crochet wheelchair spoke cover I recently made! I took a basic pattern for a doily, altered the dimensions slightly and included a sun at the centre. I didn’t want the middle of my crochet piece to be rubbing against the centre of the … Read more

Glasgow In 2024 Shield Tutorial

photo of the completed foam shield with wood grain effect and an overlaid armadillo design

Hi I’m Alex and I love making shields! I decided to make GIn2024 a foam shield that they could use on Fantables or maybe just to hang on someone’s wall. In this blog piece I’m going to show you how to make your very own shield! Ingredients and Equipment: Foam: … Read more

Build your own Airship!

Coloured papercraft airship with the Glasgow bid logo on the side on a green cutting mat

Today we have another fun crafting project for you! Bid artist Sara Felix has designed a lovely papercraft airship for us. Pick one up at a Glasgow in 2024 Fan Table near you, or download it as a PDF here: A4-sized pattern Letter-sized pattern When printing yourself, we recommend using … 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

How To Make A Penny Armadillo

Beauty shot of the finished polymer clay armadillo sitting on a penny.

Hi, I’m Fiona, and I make tiny things! For the Glasgow in 2024 Alphabet of Armadillos, I made a tiny armadillo named Dot out of air-drying polymer clay. In this blog post, I’ll tell you how you can make your own penny-sized armadillo to keep at home or to send … Read more

Crafting Fan Jewellery from Shrink Plastic

Closeup of Glasgow in 2024 bid logo earring worn in left ear. Only the bottom part of the ear, a bit of the cheek and some hair is visible around the earring.

I recently found a pile of Shrinky Dinks paper at the bottom of a drawer and thought to myself, “Oh, the possibilities!” No doubt this is the exact same thought I’d had when I put it in the drawer to begin with several years ago, but this time I was … Read more

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

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