Really we opened it up on Friday — you may have seen the tweets. But we were quiet about it through the weekend in case any last-minute problems turned up. Maybe they still will, but now it’s time to shout about it!
While we’re shouting, here’s some more things you should know:
The event is limited to 500 attendees. The venue rooms only hold so many people.
We expect registration to sell out well before June. There will be no at-the-door registration! We’ll post regularly to let people know how fast the tickets are selling.
We want NarraScope to be accessible to everyone interested in narrative games, regardless of their background. Therefore, we have several classes of ticket available.
The standard membership costs $85. This gives you access to the entire conference; it also includes lunch Saturday and Sunday.
If you can’t justify the cost of the standard membership, we also have a restricted-budget membership for $35. This gives you access to the entire conference, including lunch Saturday and Sunday. That is, it’s exactly the same as a standard membership — it just costs $50 less.
To counterbalance this, we offer a community supporter membership for $135. This is, again, exactly the same as a standard membership — it just costs $50 more. The extra money goes to support one restricted-budget membership.
Current MIT students may register for free. Our thanks to MIT for giving us affordable function space on campus! The MIT student membership gives access to the entire conference, but does not include lunch. Sorry about that.
If you are a confirmed speaker, we have emailed you a complimentary registration code. Check your inbox.
By the way, the restricted-budget and community-supporter memberships are entirely on the honor system. Pay what you can afford. We hope and expect that it will all balance out in the end.
Also: we’re aware that Boston is an expensive city, and a $50 discount on membership doesn’t go far towards the cost of travel and housing. We apologize that we can’t do more. We’ll see how it works out this time, and we’ll consider every option to make NarraScope more accessible and affordable in the future.
(If you are interested in sponsoring NarraScope, please contact us!)