Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Fantasy Faction Convention - Volunteers Needed

Cross posted from our facebook page -

Original Post by Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction

Hey everyone,

Following three successful 'Grim Gathering' events, Fantasy-Faction will be holding their first convention in 2017 (2016 was very tempting, but we... know how much work it will be and want to get it right!).

We are currently looking for people who can help us put this convention together and make it one of the best the UK has every seen. We will be inviting some of the biggest names in genre fiction and hoping to attract fans from every walk of life - our aim is to be big enough to be worth authors attending, but small enough that each fan gets time to chat with their favourite authors and hang out with fans without feeling too claustrophobic. So kind of like the Grim Gathering, but on a bigger scale!

There will be a ton of jobs and they won't all be fun! To name just a few of them:
  • Researching and finding a venue.
  • Deciding upon the perfect date.
  • Arranging authors to attend.
  • Fulfilling requirements of authors/publishers.
  • Coming up with promotion ideas.
  • Ensuring we are covered legally (insurance, etc).
  • Issuing memberships.
  • Coming up with panel ideas.
  • Inventing entertaining and worthwhile workshops.
  • Organising, arranging and deciding upon required equipment.
  • Liaising with dealers to ensure plenty of stuff for guests to buy.
  • Coordinating Volunteers.
  • Designing our first awards ceremony.
  • Managing incomings and outgoings.
  • Designing / writing copy for an event website.

If you genuinely think that you have time in 2016 to help with this then please do let me know - it would be a pleasure to have you join us. It'll all be voluntary, but I do think that when it eventually comes together it will be well worth the time you invest. Thank you so much for reading.

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