About the event
PodUK events are one-day celebrations of the UK podcasting fandom scene, focusing primarily on shining a spotlight on Britain’s independent podcast creators and their fans; on people who started in their living room with a mic and ambition, and grew themselves from the ground up to create incredible content. That content fosters community, and with PodUK, we want to help bring those communities together.
While the US currently has the monopoly on podcasting, with shows like The Adventure Zone, Critical Role, Welcome to Night Vale, The Bright Sessions and many more creating amazing, global fandoms, right now there are very few dedicated spaces in the UK for fans of those shows to come together and celebrate them. Not to mention, there are so many incredible British podcasts that don’t get the attention they deserve - yet. If PodUK can, even a little, help those communities come together; help put those British shows into the spotlight and let fans have a space to celebrate them, it’s worth doing.
What’s On At PodUK?: Though fans are undoubtedly at the centre of our PodUK events, we also cater towards aspiring and current podcasters, primarily through ‘how-to’ workshops and networking sessions. PodUK 2019 saw fantastic workshops from the likes of Sarah Golding (Voice Acting Workshop), Ewan Spence (Interviewing for your Podcast), Hindenburg (Painting Stories With Sound) and Hedley Knights & Zachary Fortais-Gomm (Sound Production in Podcasting). Attendees were able to expand their podcasting knowledge, learning new tips and tricks across the board in podcast production.
2020 will also see the introduction of the Podcaster’s Promenade, where podcasters have been able to book themselves a table to promote their work on the main floor of the event. It’s a fantastic way for podcasters to be a part of the event even if they aren’t performing or speaking; to promote and to network in ways that aren’t possible otherwise.
It will also introduce a dedicated panel room for themed talks, allowing for a more diverse and varied schedule than at PodUK 2019. The panels will focus more on fiction, and workshops will have more of a basis in podcast creation.
Why should you sponsor?
- With the inclusion of some big names in this year’s line-up, including King Falls AM, We’re Alive, The Rusty Quill & The Amelia Project, we are hoping to double our attendance from last year, and every attendee will have a lanyard, show book, show bag and more besides; all opportunities for putting your branding right in front of them.
- PodUK is unique in the British podcasting event space: we focus on a demographic that others do not. Our attendees are primarily hobby podcasters or podcasting fans, as opposed to the industry demographic that other podcasting events have the monopoly on. These are passionate people who want to help support the media that they love. Our attendees want to learn how to make & produce podcasts; want to know what tech they can use to make those podcasts; want to find new podcasts they can listen to and support. You could be the ones to make that happen.
- A majority of podcasting events in the UK take place in London, which makes PodUK unique. Being situated in Birmingham means that PodUK can bring in attendees who’s location means they can’t justify attending a majority of podcasting events otherwise.
- A little can go a long way; we don’t need tens of thousands of pounds to make PodUK a reality, so every sponsorship really counts and allows us to create an even better event for our attendees. It puts us on a better footing to keep growing the event and making it bigger and better in the years to come.
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