If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a few tweets about the mental health blogger convention I’m hosting next year. I’ve had a few questions about it, so I wanted to answer them all here. I’m so excited (and nervous!) about this event and I hope to see loads of you there.
Where is it?
It will be in Bournemouth, at the Queens Hotel.
This is roughly a ten minute walk from the train station and a two minute walk from the beach if anyone fancies wandering down afterwards. If you’re driving down, there is free parking at the hotel, but it’s limited. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of street parking around, though please be aware it’s all pay and display.
When is it?
Saturday 14th July 2018, 11am-6pm.
Will there be food?
There will be tea and coffee on arrival as well as a light buffet. If you have any allergies, please check with hotel staff on the day.
Where can I stay afterwards?
There will be a small amount of discounted rooms allocated to this event. Please contact the hotel directly to make a booking and explain that you are attending the event.
What’s the running order of the day?
I’m still nailing that bit down, but currently I have plans for the following:
- Talks from people in the MH blogging community
- Exhibition stands with products
- A booth with a make-up artist/eyebrow lady (sculptor/artist/stylist/whatever the term is…!) giving makeovers
- Potentially readings from authors and a stand-up set
- Selfie area (I will also be running a competition for the best selfie!)
- Lots and lots of mingling and great conversation with like-minded people, in a relaxed, comfortable environment
Sounds great – how can I buy tickets?
Tickets are £15 each and you can buy them here.
You won’t get a physical ticket, but I will be sending email confirmations, which you will need to have with you – on your phone is fine!
Can I vlog the event?
Please feel free to take photos on the day and write blog posts after – the more the better! However, at the moment, I think I’d prefer it if there wasn’t any vlogging (though I may film some of the talks myself). I only say this because I want everyone to feel comfortable and some people may not feel relaxed being on camera.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Help! I have more questions!
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know in the comments, or drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org