The first batch of tickets for The Story 2012 (which will be on Friday 17th February, at The Conway Hall in London) will go on sale on Monday 26th September, at noon GMT, via our Eventbrite page. This will be a batch of 50 ‘Super Early Bird’ tickets, which I hope will sell out pretty quickly. More batches will be released in the weeks after. Releasing tickets in batches might be frustrating for some of you, but it means I can get certain costs covered that I have to pay in advance, so huge thanks to those of you who buy Super Early Bird or Early Bird tickets – I really couldn’t do the conference without you (or at least, I’d worry a hell of a lot more without these early ticket sales). Here’s the ticket prices:
Super Early Bird (50 tickets) – £35, + £5 donation to Ministry of Stories, +VAT = £48
Early Bird (50 tickets) – £40, + £5 donation to MoS, +VAT = £54
Standard Tickets (200 tickets) - £45, + £5 donation to MoS, +VAT = £60
Last Chance Tickets (100 tickets) – £50, +£5 donation to MoS, +VAT = £66
There is a slight increase in costs this year, for two reasons. First of all, I’ve left the comfort of working for large broadcasters like Channel 4 & the BBC, and set up Storythings as a company to help people make content and tell stories online. As I don’t have the luxury of a salary, I’ve got to cover a bit of the time it takes me to organise The Story, rather than doing it for free as I have in previous years. Secondly, as Storythings is registered for VAT, I’ve got to charge VAT on ticket sales. Huge apologies for these increases – I’ve tried to make them as small as possible, and I think its still really good value for a day conference that is run without any financial assistance or sponsors. I hope it can stay that way for many years to come.
I’ll be releasing the first few details about speakers for 2012 before tickets go on sale on Monday, so keep your eyes peeled and if you’re not already, follow The Story on Twitter to get news about speakers and tickets first!