CYMERA Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Festival

by CYMERA FESTIVAL in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Help us make CYMERA, Scotland's first book festival for readers and writers of Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror happen!

by CYMERA FESTIVAL in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

CYMERA: Scotland's Festival of Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing

7th to 9th June 2019, The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Today more than ever, we are looking for places to meet like-minded people, have fun and escape the day-to-day.  We need places of debate and discussion, where we are challenged and discover new things, where we can make real connections and share our ideas.

CYMERA aims to create such a place for everyone who enjoys science fiction, fantasy and horror writing to come together. Our festival hopes to inspire you, bring people together and provide exciting and fun opportunities for those involved in the genre.

We can't make this happen without your support!

Your donation, however big or small, will help us

      Pay a fee to every panellist appearing at the festival

      Bring speakers from all around the UK to Edinburgh

      Host our free social events where everyone is welcome

      Give free tickets to our talks to those who can’t afford them

      Feed and clothe our fantastic festival volunteers

So grab some exclusive CYMERA merchandise, a copy of the award-winning Shoreline to Infinity (CYMERA edition) and a weekend pass to enjoy unlimited access* to all the fun!

All merchandise, with the exception of the issue of Shoreline of Infinity, will be posted out in May 2019. The Shoreline issue is launching exclusively at CYMERA, so you can collect your copy in person at the festival, or we can post it out to you after the festival.

*The Weekend Pass

This is the only time you can buy a weekend pass to the whole festival! This exclusive pass will guarantee you a front row seat for all the big talks. For smaller talks, we ask you to reserve a seat in advance once the programme is announced. More info to follow.

About CYMERA

The brainchild of a merry band of genre readers and writers and book festival enthusiasts, CYMERA wants to bring together readers and writers to celebrate Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing, with the added fun of a convention. Thus CYMERA book festival was born, with a curated programme of talks, debates and writing workshops. We will also be holding a quiz night where you can test your genre knowledge, open mics, a creator's hall, an evening cabaret courtesy of Event Horizon and a cosplay ceilidh. Yes, you read that right. 

Our venue is The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ, with fully wheelchair accessible spaces, lots of room, an on-site bar and café. The venue is within walking distance from Edinburgh's main train station and there are plenty of bus links. 

We will be announcing our programme at the end of February 2019, and tickets will be available from our website from 1st March 2019.  Put it in your diary now!

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Wild Haggis

A big Thank You on our website and our eternal love.

£10 or more

Impish Bogle

A big Thank You on our website AND a CYMERA tote bag.

£15 or more

Curious Selkie

A big Thank You on our website, a CYMERA tote bag AND a shiny enamel badge with the CYMERA logo.

£20 or more

12 of 50 claimed

Spirited Kelpie

A big Thank You on our website, and a shiny enamel badge with the CYMERA logo AND the CYMERA 2019 limited edition cotton bag featuring the names of all our speakers.

£25 or more

5 of 50 claimed

Valiant Unicorn

A big Thank You on our website, and a shiny enamel badge with the CYMERA logo, the CYMERA 2019 limited edition cotton bag featuring the names of all our speakers AND a copy of the award-winning Shoreline of Infinity magazine (CYMERA issue, June 2019).

£65 or more

9 of 50 claimed

Canny Nessie

Weekend Pass Your only chance to get your hands on a CYMERA Weekend Pass! Access to all our talks with guaranteed front row seats to all our big events, and priority ticket reservation for our smaller ones. Excludes writing workshops.

£95 or more

12 of 50 claimed

Ferocious Stoor Worm

A big Thank You on our website, and a shiny enamel badge with the CYMERA logo, the CYMERA 2019 limited edition cotton bag featuring the names of all our speakers, a copy of the award-winning Shoreline to Infinity magazine (CYMERA issue, June 2019) AND the Weekend Pass.


Let's make 'CYMERA Sci-fi, Fantasy & Horror Book Festival' happen