Get Involved

Concentric: Eastercon 2020 is an entirely volunteer run convention.

This means that for the convention to happen, it needs people like you getting involved. This is why you don't buy a ticket to attend Eastercon, you register as a member.

Some of the ways you can get involved are described below.

Volunteering

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.

Whether you can spare a little time or a lot, please fill out our Volunteer Form.

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.

For all of these, please fill out our Programme Participation Form.

Eastercon Artshow

The Eastercon Artshow will on display from Friday till Sunday, and will end in the Eastercon Art Auction on Monday. If you would like to exhibit artwork, whether just for display, or on sale, please fill out the Artshow Application Form.

Eastercon Dealer Room

We will have a wide variety of traders in the dealer hall. If you have something to sell that you think would interest science fiction fans, please fill out the Dealer Application Form.

Launch Events

It is common for some of our dealers to hold a book or other launch event during Eastercon. If you would like to host a launch, please fill out the Launch Application Form.

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. Click here to apply to have an ad,