Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes, we will have a box office on-site that takes both cash and card payments.

Is CYMERA a convention?

CYMERA is first and foremost a book festival. That means our festival team works with publisher and writers to curate a programme of talks, debates and writing masterclasses. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have a whole host of social events, a dealers hall where you can buy cool stuff (though ours is called Creators Hall), and of course you can come in cosplay (but please check out our cosplay rules).

How accessible is the venue?

Accessibility is very important to us. We are pleased to say that the Pleasance is very wheelchair accessible, and we will have AV at every event, with hearing induction loop technology where possible. We are currently investigating BSL interpretation, quiet spaces and much more, so if you have any access requirements, comments or want to come on board to help us make CYMERA the most accessible festival possible, please get in touch via

Can I buy a weekend pass?

The only time you could buy a weekend pass was during our Crowdfunding campaign, which ran until the end of January. All our tickets are individually priced, and can be booked via our website.

When and where can I buy ticket?

Tickets are now available via our website You will also be able to buy tickets on the door as long as the event is not sold out.

Please note that we will not be printing and posting tickets - your ticket confirmation is your ticket, so please bring a print out or electronic version of said confirmation with you.

Can I get my book signed after a talk?

We will have an on-site bookshop selling books by all the speakers, and there will be a signing after each event. You can also bring your much loved copy from home to get it signed.

Will there be cake?

Yes, cake will feature heavily. You can bring your own cake, buy cake from the cafe in our venue or ask our Festival Director to bake you cake. The latter cannot be guaranteed.

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