IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Multiverse 2019 Guest Application is now closed.

We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming volume and quality of guest applications we received for Multiverse 2019. We appreciate all applicants very much, and if you are not a guest at Multiverse 2019, we hope you will join us at the convention anyway and apply again for 2020. Thank you!

GUESTS AND PRESENTERS

Guests and Presenters at Multiverse are qualified individuals (industry professionals such as writers, artists, performers, academics, scientists, or those with other specialized knowledge and experience) who apply to be a guest and are accepted by the Multiverse Guest Committee. As a guest or presenter at that year’s convention, they will participate in programming such as panels, demonstrations, presentations, workshops, or other such events.

Guests and Presenters are listed on the “Also Appearing” page of the Multiverse website and have their name listed in the Multiverse programming guide for the year of their Multiverse appearance, as well as announced via Multiverse’s social media throughout the year. They are also welcome to promote their appearance at Multiverse as they wish, and may supply the convention a PDF press release regarding their current work to be included with their bio on the convention website.

BECOMING A GUEST OR PRESENTER

Each individual who wishes to be a Multiverse Guest or Presenter must submit an application each year that they wish to be considered, and an acceptance is for that year only. The Multiverse Guest Committee will review the applications through the year and extend either a Guest or Presenter invitation to approved applicants. You can indicate on the application if you are applying to be a guest, a presenter, or either.

A Guest will receive:

  • A complimentary badge for the weekend.

  • A guarantee of at least three one-hour programming events (more or less may be negotiated with the Multiverse Guest Committee).

  • Access to a guests-only Green Room on the convention floor.

  • Access to discounted space to sell books or goods, either in the Dealer’s Hall or one of the promenades of the convention space (must complete Dealer application).

  • Listing in Convention materials and on the Convention website for that year.

A Presenter will receive:

  • A complimentary badge for the weekend.

  • A guarantee of at least one one-hour programming event (more may be negotiated with the Multiverse Guest Committee).

  • Listing in Convention materials and on the Convention website for that year.

NOTE: if you are wishing to be considered as a presenter for the LEARN track (academic presentations), please review the Call for Papers (currently closed). If you wish to apply to both the LEARN track and for guest status, you will need to fill out the below application as well as follow the guidelines in the Call for Papers.

There are a limited number of Guest slots and complimentary memberships available each year, so unfortunately the convention cannot extend an invitation to everyone who applies. Guests and presenters are selected based on the needs of the convention in any given year, so even if you don’t receive an invite one year, don’t let that discourage you from applying in the future!