On May 6, 2019, membership rates will rise for Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon. The rates from that date will be as follows:
- Full Adult Attending membership rates rise to €260 from €235
- Irish First Worldcon rates, for adults from the island of Ireland attending their first Worldcon, rise to €160 from €150
- Young Adult Attending membership rates rise to €160 from €150.
- Child Attending membership rates, for those born between 16 August 2006 and 15 August 2013, rise to €80 from €70.
The new rates take effect at 00.01 Dublin time on Monday, May 6.
The rate for a Supporting membership is unchanged at €40. The rate for an Infant, born after 16 August 2013, remains unchanged at €5.
“As we get closer to the con, we hope people will lock in their memberships at the lowest rate they can,” said James Bacon, chair of Dublin 2019. “We’re very excited about the programme for this Worldcon and we can’t wait to welcome everyone.”
More than 5900 people have already registered as members of Dublin 2019, including more than 4700 attending members. More than 800 people will be attending Worldcon for the first time.
Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon will take place in and around the Convention Centre Dublin from 15 August to 19 August. Activities at the Dublin Worldcon will include the 2019 Hugo Awards, the world’s leading awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, as well as the spectacular Masquerade costume display. There are typically 650 to 800 separate programme items, including author readings and autograph sessions, films and videos, academic presentations, and panel discussions on speculative literature and other media, many involving fans and audience. The Irish Science Fiction Film Festival and Golden Blaster Awards will be among the film and video events at Dublin 2019.
Guests of Honour for Dublin 2019 include YA author Diane Duane, and screenwriter and Hugo winner Ian McDonald, as well as game designer Steve Jackson (Melee, Chaos Machine, Munchkin) and editor Ginjer Buchanan. Science Guest of Honour will be Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered radio pulsars in 1967 as a postgraduate student. Bill and Mary Burns will be fan Guests of Honour. Featured Artists are Jim Fitzpatrick, Maeve Clancy and Afua Richardson.
More information and membership registration for Dublin 2019 are available at Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon. Follow the event on Twitter at @dublin2019.
[Based on a press release.]
Curses — another price hike announced after an issue of Ansible has appeared and taking effect long before the next!
However, your ever-informative Homepage told me about it in time to get a membership before the increase! Thanks Mr L!
Not to name out loud any examples from my own experience, but it’s like people think they can get along without fannish newzines. 🙁
I already got my WorldCon membership in 2017. But I’m ambitious this year and planning to do both WorldCon and TitanCon/Eurocon in Belfast.
I know there is a train and a bus service between Dublin and Belfast. The train takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, the bus a little under three. But do any filers happen to know whether it’s advisable to buy a train ticket and reserve a seat in advance, especially since I’ll be travelling with luggage. In Germany, I wouldn’t bother reserving a seat for a two hour trip, but I have no idea what things are like in Ireland.
Also, does anybody happen to know how long it takes to get from Dublin Connolly Station to Dublin Airport?
I would have thought you would be OK buying a ticket on the day, although if you buy a ticket in advance (as in weeks in advance) you can get the ticket much cheaper.
I think the buses take around 30-40 mins from the bus station to the airport, but I am sure that there will be someone with more recent knowledge who will know better.
Connolly station is a short easy walk (even for me!) from Busaras, the bus station. It’s about half an hour on the airport bus from the bus station to the airport. The bus leaves every 15 minutes or so during the day. That bus is 7 Euro and if you have a LEAP card (a regular one, not the tourist one) you can use it to pay the fare. I just did all that last week.
We took the 07:00 train from Connolly to Belfast on a Saturday and there were a lot of free seats. I don’t know if going on a weekday would be more or less crowded.
It’s possible that Bill Thomasson will be arranging a TrainCon from Dublin to Belfast. If I hear that he is, I’ll let you know.