What is the point of StoryCon?
To give Scottish teenagers with an interest in creative writing and illustration a chance to meet each other, pick up new skills, and be inspired to create new stories now, and in the future!
When is it?
Saturday 23 June & Sunday 24 June
10:30AM – 5:00PM
You can come one day, or both days, but you should come for the whole day.
What is it?
StoryCon is a FREE whole-day event for teen writers to learn new skills, meet and have fun. Attendees must arrive by 10:30AM and stay with the group until 5:00PM
The Prince’s Trust’s Wolfson Centre, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP.
You must be living in Scotland and aged between 13 and 19 to attend StoryCon. For more information, check out our StoryCon FAQ.
Wait, what’s this about tickets to Glasgow Comic Con?
We are delighted to announce that BHP Comics, the organizers of Glasgow Comic Con, are partnering with StoryCon to give 2 free tickets to Glasgow Comic Con to every teenager who comes to StoryCon 2018! (And yes, you must come to StoryCon to get the tickets.)
Should I bring anything?
Bring a notebook and pens or pencils, a book to read or chat about, and whatever you need to take part in the day. You don’t need to bring anything else! The most important thing to bring to StoryCon is yourself!
How can I book?
Go straight to this page and fill in the online form to save your space at StoryCon. You will be allocated a place on the date or dates you select, and then you will be posted paper consent forms and workshop choice sheets to return to StoryCon’s organizers. You have to return the paper forms to us by the date on the forms in order to confirm your place at StoryCon, and then you are all set to attend.
On The Day
Registration: 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Welcome from Scottish Book Trust
Free Session! Choose from drop-in sessions like Zine Making and Drawing Group Comics, Ask an Expert 1:1s, or spend time working on your own projects solo, or with other StoryCon attendees.
Next Steps in your creative journey from the What’s Your Story? teens.
Pick Up & Goodbyes: 5:00PM
We’re very happy to be offering a broad selection of writing & illustration workshops at StoryCon – chosen by teenagers, for teenagers. These workshops are delivered by professionals who want to give you the benefit of their skills and experience and help you to learn more about creative writing and illustration. You do not need ideas, or even experience, before you come to any of these workshops. You just need to be ready to learn and give creating something your best shot.
StoryCon Morning Workshops
(80 – 90 mins, 20 participants per workshop max)
These workshops are designed to give you hands-on experience of creating something. Workshop sizes are smaller, to allow more time to create with the help of a keen professional leader. This year we are branching out to meet requests from past StoryCon attendees. Morning Workshops will include workshops in Writing for Videogames, Writing Short Stories, Plotting Your Novel, Advanced Comics Illustration and Storytelling, as well as solid StoryCon faves like Spoken Word and Writing for Film & TV. You’ll see which workshops are on the day you’re attending when you receive your paper workshop booking forms.
StoryCon Afternoon Workshops
(50-60 mins, 30 participants per workshop max)
These workshops will help you to further develop your skills as creators of writing and illustration. Workshops sizes are a bit bigger, so expect to take notes and get deep into the nitty-gritty of how to do great things with your creative minds. This year we are trying some new workshops such as Research Methods for Writers and Breaking out of Writer’s Block as well as returning some favorites such as Narrative Position and Illustrating Imaginary Creatures. You’ll see which workshops are on the day you’re attending when you receive your paper workshop booking forms.
The Free Session
(70 – 80 mins)
New for StoryCon 2018 – this year the Rookies have thought hard about your feedback and programmed a Free Session near the end of the day for you to customize your StoryCon experience. You will be able to drop in and take part in Zine Making or Drawing Group Comics, make an appointment to Ask an Expert in a 1:1 session (numbers and time-slots will be limited); or work on your own creative projects and spend time with your fellow StoryCon attendees.