Sci-fi, fantasy, comics, games and all that stuff

Get involved

The easiest way to support us is just by coming along to OH!CON. This year it’ll be on Saturday 12 October and tickets will be on sale in the summer. 

You can also keep up to date with news about OH!CON 2024 by:

Help us plan and run OH!CON

If you want to get more involved, you can join the OH!CON Fellowship. We meet throughout the year to discuss OH!CON, plan the day and talk about all manner of nerdy stuff. It's a great way to help us organise OH!CON and to meet like-minded people. Get in touch and let us know you want to join.

Bursting with ideas?

Got an idea for something that you think would fit right in at OH!CON? Get in touch and tell us about it!

Not sure that your idea would be right? Here is the sort of thing we’re looking for:

  • We’re interested in anything that is broadly sci-fi, fantasy, comics, games or nerd-related. Our theme for this year's OH!CON is solarpunk - if you have an idea that fits into that, we'd be really interested in chatting to you.
  • Talks, workshops, displays, demonstrations and general nerdery all work well at OH!CON
  • Smaller ideas are usually easier to do, but if you are thinking bigger it still may be possible - it might just need more planning to pull off. In general, the grander your idea, the sooner you should get in touch with us.
  • The day is mostly aimed at a family audience, but we’re interested in ideas suitable for adults too.
  • It helps enormously if you have already thought about how your idea will work - who it is for, how many people would be needed to run it, how much space it’d take up, if it needs wifi, power sockets or any other equipment, and so on. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the details worked out - we’ll try to help.
  • Don’t be afraid to surprise us. If your idea doesn’t quite fit into the above, why not fly it by us anyway? We rather like surprises.

Sponsorship and donations

If you are in a position to provide financial or in-kind support for OH!CON, there are several ways you can do this:
  • Raffle prizes: We hold a charity raffle at OH!CON. We'd be grateful for any prizes you can donate.
  • Sponsor a guest, workshop or activity: We'd welcome part or full sponsorship of any element of OH!CON. As a rough guide, fully funding a drop-in activity or workshop costs around £300,  a guest around £600. 
  • Discounts for OH!CON attendees: This year's OH!CON will be held in Stornoway town centre. If you're a local business, such as a cafe or accommodation provider, and want to offer a discount or other special offer, we'll make sure to highlight you to OH!CON attendees.
All sponsors and donors will be included in the OH!CON programme and on this website.

On the day

We’ll also be looking for volunteers to help us run OH!CON on the day - stewards, workshop and talk facilitators, droid wranglers and more. There’ll be more details about the specific volunteer roles later in the year, but if you’re over 16 and keen to be part of the event, contact us.