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SBWN x Cymera 2024

Cymera is Scotland’s festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. 

The Cymera festival takes place in Edinburgh and online 31st May to 2nd June 2024. Activities include panels, workshops, games, bookshop, creators’ hall… across 50 events with 70+ authors.

Access includes a quiet space and wheelchair access – access info. More info about the festival: CYMERA.

Cymera has partnered with SBWN to offer weekend passes to SBWN members who may otherwise be unable to attend. Update – we have 2 digital passes left, so extended deadline to 28th April for:

  • 2 x digital 3-day weekend passes (worth £55)

Weekend passes include access to panel recordings until 14th July 2024, and do not include writing workshops, Agent One to Ones or the plays.

Passes will be allocated randomly to applicants. SBWN will email all applicants to let them know the outcome on Monday 29th April.

SBWN will share your name and email with Cymera and Cymera will contact you to distribute your weekend pass.

To be in with a chance of receiving a free weekend pass, please complete this form.

The form will close at 23:59 on Sunday 28th April.

Travel, Childcare and Data Bursaries

Please note that SBWN also has a limited number of travel, childcare and data bursaries available for SBWN members on a low income, even if you do not receive a free weekend pass. 

If you do not need a weekend pass plan and plan to attend only one day or an individual event/s and require a bursary, please email us.

Bursaries are issued by SBWN for Cymera Festival 2024 are:

  • Travel bursary (up to £50)
  • Childcare bursary (up to £30 per day needed, max £90)
  • Data bursary (up to £16)

SBWN members at Cymera

Cymera features a number of writers of colour, including SBWN members:

Rachelle Atalla

Eliza Chan

T. L. Huchu

Lorraine Wilson

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