Frequently asked questions

Well, the technical name is a multi media, multi-genre residential pop culture convention, but that doesn't exactly trip off the tongue. We went for something that conveyed what we’re doing as accurately as possible.

Nine Worlds 2018 is run by the event director, Dan, the deputy director, Kate, a management team of a couple of dozen experienced convention organisers, and hundreds of volunteers, speakers and performers. There's a page with further information on all of the 2018 organisers. On a legal level, the event is run by Nine Worlds Ltd, a company registered in England, company no. 08222868, VAT no. 171 3043 43, with registered address 2a Brunswick St East, Hove BN3 1AU.

That would be awesome! Email and we can talk about what would work. There's plenty that needs doing - right now we need people to steward, help with the reg desk and security teams, and doubtless 101 other things that'll crop up before the convention's over.

Email with your name, who you'll be reporting for, whether you'll be recording or taking photographs, and your particular areas of interest. Links to published work would be useful as well. If you're interested in interviewing specific guests, let us know about that as well and we'll see what we can arrange.

Well, in the beginning, there were two regions: Muspellsheim in the south, full of fire, light and heat; and Niflheim in the north, full of arctic waters, mists, and cold. Between them stretched the yawning emptiness of Ginnungagap, and into it poured sparks and smoke from the south and layers of rime-ice and glacial rivers from the north. As heat and cold met in Ginnungagap, a living Jötunn, Ymir, appeared in the melting ice. From his left armpit, the first man and woman were born. From his legs, the frost jötnar were born, making Ymir the progenitor of the jötnar.*

So anyways, yada yada, some more stuff happened, and now here we are running an annual event that seeks to bring together an entire constellation of different people and fandoms and nestle them in the branches of our world tree. SO IT'S THE OBVIOUS NAME FOR US TO TAKE.

* - thanks, Wikipedia!

The logo is by Andrew O. Ellis, who’s a fabulous designer based in Pittsburgh. Further design work is by Ash Farbrother, Morgan Spicer, Charles Carr and Elin Ingblom, a bit closer to home. Website design is by Daniel Johnston, plus assorted guns for hire, based on a concept by Andrew O. Ellis.