As every year, we will have a con book as guide through the convention and its events, as map, and
as souvenir. If you're interested in contributing content, here are the guidelines.
All contributions, requests, and notes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline Extension: Finished contributions need to be submitted until July 15th.
If you're an artist, this one is for you!
- The con book is in full color, so we prefer color illustrations as well.
- We are looking for full page illustrations as well as smaller fillers.
- The format for full page illustrations is A4 (210x297mm) plus 3mm cropping area along all edges,
adding up to a total of 216x303mm or 2551x3578 pixels at 300 dpi.
- File format should be JPG set to highest quality (low information loss). Other formats are acceptable
too but may cause issues due to the resulting file size.
- For a full page illustration, do not draw anything important into the cropping area. Please avoid
symmetrical motifs or motifs that rely on exact cutting of the page - for technical reasons, the
cropping of the finished book may occur anywhere in the cropping area of each page.
- Fillers that do not have an illustrated background (extracted cutouts) need to have a fully transparent
image background, since the pages themselves will have their own color background. The foreground
needs to be intransparent (opaque). Be careful about holes in the foreground (transparent) and white
foreground elements (opaque)!
- To submit illustrations that contain transparency, please use the PNG format.
While there is no ongoing contest (the book's cover has been assigned), there's still a challenge in getting into the book! Acceptance depends on quality, total number of images submitted, layout requirements, and the implementation of the con's topic! We will not be able to tell you immediately whether your submission makes the cut; this can be decided only in the final layout, so please be patient.
If you have graphic ideas other than illustrations which fit with the topic, you're welcome to submit
them as well!
Due to space issues, we currently do not include stories with the con book.
If you have an idea for an article (beyond the recurring "Guest of Honor" and "Charity" articles), you are welcome to submit it to the editorial staff. Articles should run for two, at most three pages including illustrations or photos. All articles need to refer to EF, the topic, and/or events at the convention, including SIGs / panels. You may, for example, as a speaker at a panel write an article that expands on your chosen presentation.
Preferrably, you should submit the idea first before completing an article. We will be happy to discuss it with you. To allow for writing time, article ideas need to be submitted until the end of March; approved articles need to be finished until the end of May.
Eurofurence supports fellow conventions! Ads for conventions are run free of charge, preferrably as ad exchange. The number of available spots for such ads are limited (and subject to layout needs), so let us know your interest early on!
We are aware that date requirements do not always allow a meaningful swap, so please add your convention's dates (including the con book deadlines) with your request.
Full color ads are supported. Formats compatible with the European norm A4 (A5, A6) are preferred. (See also the formatting hints under "Illustrations".)
The con book does not accept paid ads at this time due to mandatory taxes and other required overhead.
The editorial department will run occasional ads by EF crew as a complimentary service and thank-you. These ads are selected at the discretion of the editor (and if necessary the con chair). Please send in your application early.
Note: Ad swaps are closed - all slots are taken!