Do I get a free/discounted ticket for volunteering?
No...unfortunately not. Everyone has to buy a ticket, even members of the committee. We cannot afford to give anyone a free ride, even volunteers, as this event needs to cover its own costs, and we wish to make some charitable donations.
- However, volunteering will provide money-can’t-buy opportunities,
- An opportunity to help make this event actually happen. as without a strong backbone of genuinely committed (in a good way!) volunteers, this event is as dead as ... well, not a dodo anymore, but you get the point
- A very real sense of community and satisfaction, which is irreplaceable.
- A sash of honour that can be worn with pride on any high street in the U.K.
- A lovingly photocopied certificate of merit provided by Jodiworld, and yours to keep!
There will be other ‘perks’, I’m sure! Come on volunteer! “What could possibly go wrong…”
If you would like to volunteer, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org or come bug Oops at the con. Thank you for even considering.
Do I have to stay at the hotel?
No, it's not a requirement to stay at the hotel, and if you prefer to stay with friends/family or find a nearby hotel, then you are welcome to do so. However, you will miss out on a lot of the camaraderie, fun and getting to know each other that will happen for those staying the whole weekend. We would very much hope you will to stay at the hotel, though. We've tried very hard to negotiate an affordable rate for everyone, and it will give us a feeling of Team Spirit and belonging, we think.
Do I have to wear a costume?
It is not mandatory to wear a costume at all, many people will be in everyday clothes, but there are also many that would like to dress up as their favourite character, either from history or from one of the books - Jodi has written such a wide scope of books that the possibilities for "cosplay" are limitless. We will have a crafting area reserved in the Games room where people may go if they wish to craft things whilst at the Convention.
We hope to encourage people to feel they are in a safe space, and able to wear any costume or just dress a little differently than they would in everyday life. However, it is wise to remember that people in costumes are still "people", and they may like to be asked before having their picture taken, or being touched (even if just to examine their costume). We have an anti-harassment policy in place, please see this for more details.
Hi! I've never been to a fan convention before, what should I expect?
Well, we all started out that way - but there is a very handy Newbie Guide button you can click to give you the skinny on what to expect at the Convention...Fear not, we are a friendly lot, and we mostly don't bite... ('cept if really riled or asked).
I can't come any more, what do I do with my Membership?
Memberships are non-refundable but they are transferable. We expect to have a waiting list of people who would like to come to the Convention, so please email email@example.com with the badge numbers of any memberships you wish to sell, and we will try and find a buyer for you, and put you in touch with them.
Why do you have memberships rather than tickets?
The Jodiworld Convention is run by fans, for the fans. Everyone involved in helping to run the event, from arranging a hotel to sitting on a panel or setting up the chairs, is a fan of Jodi Taylor and her wonderful scribblings.
To buy a ticket implies that you will turn up and that people will entertain you, whereas becoming a member means that you are part of the community: You will still be entertained, but also entertain others; you could join the Facebook group and plan anything from costumes to events (let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you do that!); join in events that others are running; join the Pod Teams and start whole new activities; get to know people and realise that you might not wake up for breakfast because you've been having too much fun with a bunch of new, friendly people in the bar, with a few drinks and a guitar.
Being a member, the possibilities are endless.
When is the Convention taking place?
The Convention will take place from Friday 2nd June 2023 until Sunday evening on the 4th June 2023, at the Doubletree by Hilton, Coventry (just off the M6) . Registration will commence at 2pm on the Friday afternoon, and there will be an Opening Ceremony in the evening followed by a Quiz - for those who would like to participate (and get to know other Disaster Magnets that may be attending), followed by "Bedtime Stories" - an excerpt from Jodi's (latest hopefully) book read by Jodi herself.