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The Ineffable Con is a series of not-for-profit events run by and for fans of the Good Omens book and series. Events have included the in-person The Ineffable Con, the virtual The Ineffable Con 2 and 3, and a series of online parties and rewatches. Surplus, and money raised from events, is donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Sir Terry Pratchett. You can find the current total on the home page of our website, combined with our JustGiving fundraising page. Please note that we are an unofficial convention, with no connection whatsoever to the BBC, Amazon Prime, Neil Gaiman or any other entity, occult, ethereal or otherwise.
The events are run entirely by fans, for fans. You can find out more about the organisers on the About Us page.
The Ineffable Con 4 will take place online between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd October, encompassing Earth’s birthday on October 21st. The Ineffable Con is a UK convention, so the majority of scheduling will be in BST, but we aim to have volunteers in all time zones to provide a range of activities. You can find out more information as it becomes available on our website.
The Ineffable Con 4 will not be a physical convention – it is designed to take place online. Although the move to online was a necessity in 2020, we are excited to be able to continue with online events, as they add geographic diversity and accessibility for the fandom worldwide.
The Ineffable Con 4 panels and activities will take place on Zoom Events. Whilst Zoom can be used in the browser, there are limitations that could hamper your enjoyment of the convention. Downloading the Zoom software (free) and making sure that you have updated your version before joining will make sure that you can move between breakout rooms without assistance and make the most of the options available to you.
Unlike a physical convention, there is no limitation on space. However, early bookings allow us to better forecast our financial commitments, so we appreciate early bookings where possible!
If you are attending as a member, rather than a presenter, you can choose not to interact on voice or video. If you are presenting, we ask that you have a webcam where possible, for accessibility support, but it is not compulsory.
UK law prohibits us from taking data from anyone who is under 13 without a parent or guardian’s permission. If you are under 13, you can ask a parent or guardian to register on your behalf.
Anyone sharing a computer to access the event need only have one membership between all computer users. You will need to hold separate memberships if you wish to use separate devices simultaneously.
Much like a physical convention, we’ll have panels, a vid show, games, a cosplay contest, exhibition booths, a zine and more!
Panels at TIC 4 will all have automated captions via the Zoom platform.
All of the talks and panels will be available on our convention platform for members, regardless of how much of the live events they are able to attend. As such, there is no designation between a weekend ticket and a day ticket.
All of our card handling is done through Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is currently certified to the most stringent level of certification in the industry. Your card details are never stored on or seen by our servers, or by The Ineffable Con team.
We want to make The Ineffable Con 4 as accessible as possible to members globally. We know a fixed ticket price does not always convert into other currencies at an acceptable rate and we know there are many members of the fandom that have been affected financially by the pandemic and other personal circumstances. If the minimum price is out of your range, please get in touch at email@example.com, confidentially and without judgement – we have to work together!
The Ineffable Con 4’s budget is formed from ticket sales, so the quality of the convention – for example, the hosting platform, activities and prizes – will vary depending on income. Any surplus after costs will be donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK, in memory of Sir Terry Pratchett. For reference, a ticket to The Ineffable Con 2 was a flat price of £25, with an assistance scheme available, and The Ineffable Con 3 was choose your own price, with an average price paid of £15. We suggest a contribution of £15 for The Ineffable Con 4, but all contributions are welcome.
CrowleyPointingUpwardsDotGIF – get in touch using this form, we’d be glad to take your suggestion! You don’t have to run a panel should you suggest one, but we are also not able to guarantee that we’ll be able to find a volunteer for the topic. As always, we will do our best!
We will have lots of volunteer roles, both ‘backstage’ and ‘front of house’. We would particularly welcome behind the scenes volunteers to manage the collation of the zine, vid show and cosplay competition, which you can sign up for using this form. Front of house roles include moderating chats, hosting a period of time in the lounge or being a panellist.
Panels are usually 50 minutes in length and on a topic of your choice. You can present with like-minded fans, or alone, as you wish. Your choice of topic is exactly that – your choice – and can be a presentation, a chat or a combination. We will mark any adult topics as “NSFW” (“not safe for work”), so convention members can choose their programme items to suit. You can sign up to host a panel using this form.
Full instructions on submitting to the convention zine are available here.
Watch this space! Info coming soon.
Watch this space! Info coming soon.
Exhibition booths are available to anyone who wants to show anything to the fandom. This could be arts and crafts that you wish to sell, a fan project you want to promote, or even a game or activity that you would like to be available to members at all time, rather than on the programme.
Exhibition booths have static information, links and attachments, and you can also interact with people on voice and video if you wish, at any times to suit you.
To register your interest in hosting a booth, tick the box when purchasing your ticket, or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All panels, with the exception of Rob Wilkins’ panel, will be available in the Zoom Events platform for a month after the convention. We are investigating hosting options for panels after that time, although this will not be on a public platform, e.g. YouTube.