We wanted to talk about the things we have planned for Art Show, Dealers and Displays (AD&D), but we realised that there were so many things that it might just look like a wishlist. Which, of course, it is. The difference is that we’re planning on making those wishes come true.
AD&D is about the things you don’t see at home, from the phenomenal artwork that we’ve always had, to the exhibits and displays of things that you only get to see at Worldcon (and in 2024, we’re hoping for things that you’ve never seen). And of course, no Worldcon would be complete without things to buy to remember the excellent time you’ve had.
We will have dealers tables, exhibits (both classic and contemporary), and fan tables. We plan for a wide gaming area (you’d expect nothing less with the department being called AD&D), and of course, we’ll have an Art Show, where we’ll be showcasing works both digitally and physically.
We plan on presenting in new ways, so that the areas are different every day, so that everyone gets a chance at the front seats, and we’re looking for things that people haven’t seen before, to complement the classic things that are at every Worldcon.
Bookings for Dealers is now open! We have already filled up many tables from pre-registrations so get in fast before spaces gone!
The artist sign-up forms will be available later in 2023, but we would love you to keep your diary free in August 2024 and consider joining us in Glasgow. We (John Wilson and Serena Culfeather) are an experienced team, keen to try new ideas and to make the Art Show work for you. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we look forward to working with you!
Ideas for displays are always welcome, and if you have thoughts and concepts to share, we’re open to them. Contact email@example.com with any thoughts and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.