Whether you love attending comic book conventions, gaming shows or talks by global thought leaders, StubHub offers a huge selection of speaking tour / convention tickets that offer something a little more cerebral than your usual entertainment options. From huge sci-fi get togethers to fascinating talks at the world's greatest museums, there are more spoken word events around than you might think. And with categories stretching from sporting speeches to political conferences, there should be an event for everyone.
Background information about spoken word events and conventions
If you need an engaging, thought provoking night out or you want to join your fellow comic book fans, speaking tour / convention tickets are just what you need. On one hand, there are plenty of conventions taking place all the time, all over the world. In the UK's capital, you could head to London Comic Con (in late October), where you can meet stars, take part in cosplay events and watch movies. And there are also sports conventions for golfers or football fans, along with furniture, design, art, fashion and gaming events. Wherever you live, or wherever you intend to travel, there's a good chance that a convention is taking place.
Then again, there may also be a speaker visiting your area who simply cannot be missed. Every week, big names make stops in the world's major cities, from London to Sydney. You could watch politicians speak about their time in office, attend TedX events where innovators share their ideas, hear stories from professional sportsmen, watch self-help gurus or attend religious speeches. Spoken word events span a massive range of genres and categories, and there's bound to be something that fits your interests.
Some memorable events in the history of speaking tours and conventions
Historically, both spoken word events and conventions have been memorable events to attend, and when you purchase speaking tour/ convention tickets from StubHub you could share a little slice of history as well. For instance, you might see something like Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri in 1946, or you might catch an inspiring speech like Sir Alex Ferguson's 2012 speech to Harvard Business School.
The same applies to conventions. There have been plenty of great events over the years, from the first New York ComiCon in July 1966 and Nostalgia '72 to the 15th World Science Fiction Convention in 1957, the first to be held in the UK. You could attend a World Horror Convention presided over by masters of the genre like Dean Koontz or a World Fantasy Convention with Game of Thrones stars there to sign autographs.
Each year, these conventions become larger and more spectacular, while great historical figures never stop giving speeches. Book places at events you love at StubHub today.