We would like to express out gratitude to everyone who came forward to participate in Concentric: The 2020 Eastercon, whether as a programme participant, artshow exhibitor, dealer, publisher, advertiser, and especially to everyone who volunteered to help over the weekend.
Sadly, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the convention has been cancelled. Please see the announcement from the convention chairs.
We need a large number of volunteers in the run up to the convention, setting up at the start of the convention, running things during the weekend, and tearing down when it's all finished.
Even an hour of your time over the weekend will make a huge difference and help make everyone's convention better. It doesn't matter if you have no experience, we'll find an area to fit you in and teach you everything you need to know. There are all kinds of jobs from checking badges at doors, helping the programme team keep events running smoothly, helping operations desk, to helping tech with the audiovisual setup of the rooms.
Participate in the Programme
We have multiple streams of programming running throughout the weekend. We have our special invited guests and speakers taking part, but many other participants are needed. If you feel comfortable talking on a topic, whether as a stand alone talk, or as part of a panel discussion, please let us know.
We also need moderators to keep the panels on topic and make sure everyone gets a chance to talk.
In addition, we will have workshops on various topics taking place. These are usually longer, and more hands on, giving the audience a chance to get their hands dirty. If you feel you would be able to conduct a workshop that might interest Eastercon members, please get in touch.
If you are a writer, and you'd like to read an extract from one of your novels or stories, we'd love to hear from you.
The Eastercon Artshow will on display from Friday till Sunday, and will end in the Eastercon Art Auction on Monday.
Eastercon Dealer Room
We will have a wide variety of traders in the dealer hall.
It is common for some of our dealers to hold a book or other launch event during Eastercon.
Advertise in the Read Me
If you have a service or product that you think relevant to Eastercon members, why not place an advertisement in our Read Me booklet, which all members will receive.