Frequently Asked Questions
Is this only about Bizarro fiction?
No, this event is about genre fiction in general and indie publishing, fot its fans and professionals.
Can I come for a couple of hours or just to see a single activity?
No, Bizarro Retirement is a private event only for its guests.
What if I don’t want to sleep or eat at the hostel?
Your registration includes food and accomodation besides the event itself, and we can’t offer any solutions different from this «pack». That’s why we call this a «retirement». But obviously everybody is free to go in and out as much as they want, of course.
Are kids and animals allowed?
Sorry for including them both in the same question. We think that children will be bored at watching adults talk, so we better save this to them. And the same with animals, which can’t be housed at the hostel.
We are a publishing house/small press. Can we set a table there?
One of the two days we’ll have a «bookstore» open for 2 hours, and we’ll take care of everything with no cost for you or commission. We consider that books should be there, but this is event is not specifically for selling them (even though you can sell them as much as you want outside the «bookstore» hours). Besides being at a table all day is dull and you can’t take part in activities.
Can I make a proposal for a performance/lecture/activity/whatever?
Of course! If you registered you can make any proposal you want and we’ll try to fit everybody. It’s possible that we turn simmilar activities into one. I.e.: 2 simmilar lectures into a panel with both speakers.
Am I allowed to bring food or drinks from outside?
There’s a bar open 24/7 at the hostel, and there’s also a restaurant open at regular hours. Apart from that, we can’t bring in any food or drinks. But all meals are included in your registration.
Am I going to share a room with other people?
Yes. Rooms are for 4, 8 or 10 people. If you have a problem with that, please contact us. Bathrooms and toilets are shared, too, but it may be one in your room. They’re segregated.