Glasgow 2024 is committed to developing a rich, exciting programme, diverse and inclusive in both its content and its participants. There will be talks, lectures, workshops, readings, panel discussions, family events, entertainment and more. We will seek and embrace input from the communities overlapping with and adjacent to Worldcon, and we look forward to hearing ideas from everyone on what they would like to see at Glasgow 2024.
As always at a Worldcon, there will be programme items that highlight and celebrate our Guests of Honour, exploring their careers and their contributions to speculative fiction, fandom, and the wider community. We will also look to feature current and recent Hugo Award finalists and winners, reflecting the importance of the Awards to Worldcon and the Worldcon community.
We will strive for clear communication with programme participants and those who have applied to participate, and we will welcome questions if anything is unclear. Please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, suggestions, or if you would like to volunteer.
Participating in the programme
Interested in being a programme participant for Glasgow 2024? Fill out the expression of interest form. This will take you to our scheduling system, Planorama. The first time you access Planorama for Glasgow 2024, you will need to click the “Create account” button at the bottom of the login page. This account will be different from any other Glasgow 2024 accounts and registrations you may have.
Later in the summer, everyone who has filled in this form will be sent the full programme participant survey which asks for more information about you and lets you tell us what you hope to contribute to the programme. Those details will help us make an initial selection of programme participants.
The selected programme participants will then be asked about specific programme items in which they might want to participate. This will occur in 2024.
Finally, in the months before the convention, we’ll consult you about your availability and liaise with you to make sure your proposed schedule and method of participation are right for you.
Suggestions for programme items
We welcome your ideas for items across the full range of science fiction and fantasy, and for any of the item formats mentioned above. Please submit your ideas using our programme item suggestion form.
We wish to provide a range of opportunities for virtual participants, both to attend programme items and to play a full part in them as speakers and panellists. We will be working on the details for this in advance of launching our virtual memberships during 2023.
Several major events will be held during Glasgow 2024, including the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, a major live orchestral performance on Friday, the Worldcon Masquerade on Saturday, the Hugo Awards ceremony on Sunday, and the Closing Ceremony jointly with the 2025 Worldcon on Monday.
We will also run other events including plays, music performances and awards presentations during the convention. Many of the Events will take their inspiration from the convention theme ‘A Worldcon for our Futures’. We intend to stream the Hugo Awards Ceremony and a number of other Events for remote participants.
We’ll be adding information here as the plans take shape. In the meantime, if you have any specific questions or suggestions for the Events team, please contact us at email@example.com.