2019 Tickets

Tickets for the 2019 conference are on sale now

Early Bird Weekend Tickets go on sale from 18 March 2019. They will be available until sold out or by end of 31 July 2019.

You buy all your tickets online through Trybooking, where you can book all the different events and sessions.

See the conference program for all the details of what’s on when.

Our 2019 celebration of historical fiction includes:

  • Friday Craft & Workshop program consisting of:

    • 9 two-hour workshops
    • manuscript assessments
    • research& writing masterclasses.
  • 2 day conference – with two streams running concurrently (held on Saturday and Sunday 26-27 October).
  • Conference dinner – held on Saturday night 26 October.
  • Academic Stream – held on Sunday 27 October concurrently with the main conference program. This stream is included in the purchase of a main program ticket but seats must be reserved. 
  • Short Story Contest – entries open when Early Bird ticketing begins. Winner announced at the Conference Dinner on Saturday 26 October.
  • First Pages Pitch Contest – entries open when Early Bird ticketing begins. The first 8 entrants to apply will have a short excerpt of their manuscript read aloud and judged during the ‘First Pages Pitch Contest’ session on Saturday 26 October.
  • Manuscript Assessments – held during the Friday Craft & Publishing Program on 25 October.
  • Research and Writing Masterclass – held during the Friday Craft & Publishing Program on 25 October.
  • Historical Re-enactments & Weapons – comprising historical demonstrations and presentations. This stream is included in the purchase of a main program ticket but seats must be reserved.
    • Medieval Armour & Armouring – held on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 October
    • Introduction to Historical Fencing held on Sunday 27 October.
  • Discounted student tickets are available for the main weekend program.

See all the details of the program here.

See all the tickets available here.

See all the ticket prices here.

Book your conference tickets here.

Prices:

  • Early Bird Weekend $249.00 (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Full Price Weekend Program $295.00 (available from 1 August 2019)
  • Complimentary Full Weekend (offered to participating speakers, facilitators, and VIPs)
  • Concession Weekend $264.00 (10% discount) (available from 1 August 2019)
  • Student Weekend $147.00 (50% discount) (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Saturday Day Only $147.00 (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Sunday Day Only $147.00 (available from 18 March 2019).

See the two-day conference program here.

Book seats in the academic program here.

Sessions in the Academic stream are FREE (available from 18 March 2019), with purchase of a Full Weekend or Sunday Day ticket.

See more information about the Academic stream.

Book for the dinner and the shuttle bus to the restaurant here.

Prices:

  • HNSA 2019 Conference Dinner $75.00 (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Conference Dinner Bus is free, but you need to reserve a seat (available from 18 March 2019).

See details of the dinner.

Buy tickets for workshops here.

  • There are nine workshops to choose from.
  • Individual workshops are priced at $40.00. (available from 18 March 2019)

See the workshop program here.

Book your masterclass here.

Cost:

  • One-on-one Research & Writing Masterclasses $200.00. (available from 18 March 2019)

See details of masterclasses.

Book a seat at the historical weapons and fencing presentations here

  • Medieval Armour & Armouring FREE (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Introduction to Historical Fencing FREE (available from 18 March 2019)

These are free if you have a Full Weekend or Day Ticket, but you need to book as seating is limited.

See details here.

How to book and FAQs

Trybooking can be a bit complicated, and some tickets have conditions (for example, you have to be coming to the conference to enter the pitch contest, otherwise that would be boring.) So here are instructions for using Trybooking, and details for each ticket type.

Click on the BUY TICKETS button or links here on our website and Trybooking will open on an the relevant page with summary details of the events:

  • Next to each event/session is the ‘Status’, i.e. the number of remaining tickets.
  • Browse the list of events/sessions. To select an event/session to add to your shopping cart, click SELECT next to the desired event/session.
    • The selected event/session will be displayed at the bottom of the page, with a brief description.
  • Use the ‘-‘ and ‘+’ buttons to confirm how many tickets for that event/session you wish to book, and select NEXT.
  • Complete the ‘Ticket Holder Information’ for each ticket to be purchased. Select NEXT.
    • Note: First Name and Last Name fields will be displayed for each ticket selected.
    • Note: Dietary Requirements field will be displayed for each ticket selected if appropriate. This is a mandatory field. (You can simply write None or 0 if that’s the case.)
    • Note: Accessibility Requirements field will be displayed for each ticket selected. This is an optional field.
  • Review your order in your Shopping Cart.
  • From the Shopping Cart page:
    • Click BUY MORE TICKETS below your tickets to select more tickets for the category you selected initially.
  • (At the Shopping Cart, when you are ready to complete your bookings)
    • Enter your Booking Details.
    • Enter your Payment Details.
  • Click the Tick this box… to be kept on our mailing listing for future HNSA events
  • Agree to the conditions of purchase by clicking PURCHASE.
  • You will be issued a booking ID for the transaction with a link to print your ticket/s. A confirmation email also will be sent to your nominated email address with an order summary, receipt, and a link to your tickets to print. YOUR TICKET NUMBER IS DISPLAYED BELOW THE BARCODE ON THE PRINT VERSION.

Please print the ticket(s) and bring them with you when you arrive at the Registration Desk at HNSA 2019 Conference in Sydney.

Note: Due to the Trybooking system, tickets may display times that vary between 1-3 minutes from the advertised time of an event or session on the HNSA website. Please refer to the 2019 conference program for official times.

There are numerous sessions that need to be booked separately. Where spaces are limited, tickets can be purchased/reserved until all available spaces are taken.  Limited number sessions include:

  • Academic Stream
  • Craft Workshops
  • Manuscript Assessments
  • Research & Writing Masterclass
  • First Pages Pitch Contest Entry
  • Historical Re-enactments & Weapons
  • Conference Dinner

You might come across this if you need to buy a Conference Ticket plus Dinner or Workshop session or Manuscript Assessment or First Pages Pitch Contest or Academic Stream or Masterclass or Short Story Contest.

  • Purchase your initial Conference ticket as per the instructions above (see How do I buy a ticket? above)
  • Once at the Shopping Cart, leave your browser tab displaying the shopping cart with your initial purchases waiting ready to go and return to the HNSA website. Locate the link to the additional category and select BUY TICKETS
  • Proceed through the ticketing process, selecting your additional tickets as above until you reach the Shopping Cart again – your earlier selections will be updated with your new selections.
  • Complete the purchase of all your tickets.

Some ticket types require you to have a weekend conference ticket (i.e. Early Bird Weekend, Full Price Weekend Program, Complimentary Full Weekend, Concession Weekend, Student Weekend) or a Saturday or Sunday day ticket.

You’ll know this by the mandatory field requiring your conference ticket number to be added to your booking before proceeding. That means, you need to buy your conference ticket first.

Only once the transaction is complete and a Conference Ticket Number issued, can you purchase one of the following ticket types:

  • Academic Stream – requires a weekend conference ticket or a Sunday ticket to be booked prior to booking a free academic stream ticket.
  • Medieval Armour & Armouring – requires a weekend conference ticket or a Saturday or Sunday ticket (the same day you want to go to the session) to be booked prior to booking a free Medieval Armour & Armouring ticket.
  • Introduction to Historical Fencing – requires a weekend conference ticket or a Sunday ticket to be booked prior to booking a free fencing ticket.

If you’ve bought your conference tickets and then want to book for the Dinner, Workshops, Manuscript Assessment, First Pages Pitch, Academic Stream, Masterclass or Short Story Contest, then:

  • Click on the BUY TICKETS button or link on our website and the Trybooking landing page will open.
  • Complete the purchase of your additional tickets.

You might need to do this because some ticket types require you to have a weekend or a day ticket before you can book them. See How do I purchase a ticket from separate categories in a single transaction? above

If you have any ticketing questions or issues, please contact us.

Description: ‘Main Program’ refers to the two main conference streams held on the Saturday and Sunday of the conference. A ticket holder is entitled to enter any main conference session that occurs on the Saturday and Sunday (if a full weekend ticket is held) or for a specific day (Saturday or Sunday) if a day ticket is held.

Ticket holders are entitled to enjoy morning tea/afternoon tea and lunch on the conference day(s) indicated on their ticket.

See the Saturday and Sunday Program for full details.

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Description: ‘The ARA HNSA Short Story Contest’ refers to the short story contest being held in the lead-up to HNSA 2019, with the winner announced at the Conference Dinner. The prize money is $500.00. A Conference ticket holder is entitled to submit an entry into the contest. Entries close on 31 August 2019.

Ticket Types/Prices: HNSA Short Story Contest $10.00 (available from 18 March 2019)

See The ARA HNSA Short Story Contest page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. One of the following ticket types must be held to submit an entry into the contest: Early Bird Weekend, Full Price Weekend Program, Saturday or Sunday Day Only, Complimentary Full Weekend, Concession Weekend, Student Weekend.
  2. When submitting your entry, you must type your conference ticket number (located at the bottom of the ticket below the barcode) as proof of purchase.

Enter the contest

Description: ‘First Pages Pitch Contest’ refers to the contest held on Saturday 26 October with only 8 submissions accepted. A short excerpt will be read aloud by a narrator and critiqued by a panel of industry experts during the ‘First Pages Pitch Contest’ session, with the winner announced at the end of the session. Entrants other than the winner will remain anonymous. Prize money is $200.00. A ticket holder is entitled to submit an entry into the session. Entries close on 20 September 2019.

Ticket Types/Prices: First Pages Pitch Contest $15.00 (available from 18 March 2019)

Pitch entries are now full. All places have been taken.

See the First Pages Pitch Contest page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. One of the following ticket types must be held to submit an entry into the session: Early Bird Weekend, Full Price Weekend Program, Saturday Day Only, Complimentary Full Weekend, Concession Weekend, Student Weekend.
  2. When submitting your entry, you must type your conference ticket number (located at the bottom of the ticket below the barcode) as proof of purchase.

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Description: ‘Academic Stream’ refers to the third stream of the conference held only on Sunday 27 October comprising presentations of chosen academic papers on various topics regarding historical fiction.

Ticket Types/Prices: Academic Stream FREE (available from 18 March 2019)

See the Academic stream page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. One of the following ticket types must be held to reserve a seat for the Academic Stream: Early Bird Weekend, Full Price Weekend Program, Complimentary Full Weekend, Concession Weekend, Student Weekend, Sunday Day Only.
  2. Tickets are FREE, but bookings are essential as seating is limited. When reserving your seat, you must type your conference ticket number (located at the bottom of the ticket below the barcode) as proof of purchase.

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The Friday Craft & Publishing Program includes workshops, manuscript assessments and Research & Writing Masterclasses that are all separately ticketed.

Workshops

Description: ‘Workshops’ refers to the suite of nine skill-based workshops. PLEASE NOTE – the workshops will be held during the Friday Craft & Publishing Program on 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past.

Workshops will be conducted in three two-hour blocks with a choice of one workshop per time block.

  • First session: 9.00-11.00
  • Second session: 11.30-1.30
  • Third session: 2.30-4.30.

Ticket Types/Prices: Individual workshops are priced at $40.00. (available from 18 March 2019)

See the Workshops page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. No conference ticket is required to be purchased before booking a workshop ticket.
  2. If three (3) workshops held over the three successive time sessions are purchased, then a refund of $10.00 will be offered at the registration desk on the Friday morning.

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Description: ‘The Research & Writing Masterclass’ refers to the 1:1 tutorials conducted by Gillian Polack on researching and writing historical fiction.

PLEASE NOTE – the Masterclasses will be held during the Friday Craft & Publishing Program on Friday 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past. Sessions will be conducted for 55 minutes on the hour between 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Ticket Types/Prices: Research & Writing Masterclasses $200.00. (available from 18 March 2019)

See the Research & Writing Masterclass page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. No conference ticket is required to be purchased before booking a Masterclass ticket.
  2. A manuscript excerpt must be submitted in advance of the conference in accordance with the deadline set by Gillian Polack, and in accordance with the Masterclass conditions.
  3. HNSA reserves the right to refund your money and allocate your place to the next person in the waiting list if the deadline is not met.

 

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Description: ‘Manuscript Assessments’ refers to 1:1 sessions between a manuscript assessor to review an excerpt of a manuscript submitted in advance of the conference. The assessments will be conducted for 55 minutes on the hour between 8 am to 5.30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE the assessments will be held during the Friday Craft & Publishing Program on 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past.

Ticket Types/Prices: Manuscript Assessments $180.00 (available from 18 March 2019)

Refer to the Manuscript Assessments page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. No conference ticket is required to be purchased before booking a Manuscript Assessment ticket.
  2. A manuscript excerpt must be submitted in advance of the conference in accordance with the deadline set by the individual assessor, and in accordance with the Manuscript Assessment conditions.
  3. HNSA reserves the right to refund your money and allocate your place to the next person in the waiting list if the deadline is not met.

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Description: ‘Historical Re-enactments & Weapons’ refers to a series of practical presentations and demonstrations on historical crafts and activities, comprising:

  • ‘Medieval Armour & Armouring’ – refers to a session explaining and demonstrating the use of medieval armour and armouring conducted by the Medieval Archery Society. Demonstrations will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 October.
  • ‘Introduction to Historical Fencing’ – refers to a session explaining and demonstrating the art of historical fencing, conducted by Stoccata School of Defence, Drummoyne. The Presentation and Fencing Demonstration will be conducted on Sunday 27 October.

Ticket Types/Prices:

  • Medieval Armour & Armouring FREE (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Fencing FREE (available from 18 March 2019)

See the Historical Re-enactments & Weapons page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. One of the following ticket types must be held to reserve a seat for Medieval Armour or Fencing: Early Bird Weekend, Full Price Weekend Program, Complimentary Full Weekend, Concession Weekend, or Student Weekend. Alternatively, a Saturday or Sunday Day Only ticket that matches the day of the Medieval Armour or Fencing session booked.
  2. Tickets are FREE, but bookings are essential as seating is limited.
  3. When reserving your seat, you must type your conference ticket number (located at the bottom of the ticket below the barcode) as proof of purchase.

 

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Description: ‘Dinner’ refers to the conference dinner to be held on the evening of Saturday 26 October 2019. A ticket holder is entitled to attend the dinner and enjoy a 2-course meal. Drinks must be purchased from the bar separately from the dinner ticket price.

Also, we offer a one-way bus service between the WSU campus and the dinner venue. The bus will depart after the final session on the Saturday. Bus bookings must be made in advance.

Ticket Types/Prices:

  • HNSA 2019 Conference Dinner $75.00 (available from 18 March 2019)
  • Conference Dinner Bus is free but you need to reserve a seat (available from 18 March 2019)

Refer to the Dinner page for full details.

Special Conditions:

  1. No conference ticket is required to be purchased before booking a dinner ticket.
  2. Bus bookings must be made in advance.

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See all the ticketing terms and conditions here.

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