Prepare to be bored silly and utterly fed up with a day of banal irrelevance, as the Boring Conference has announced the date for their 2019 day of tedium.

Actually, it’s a whole day of talks about things that people wouldn’t give a second thought to, but when you do think about them, you realise they have often quite remarkable hidden histories.

People have talked about sneezing, toast, IBM tills, the sounds made by vending machines, the Shipping Forecast, barcodes, yellow lines, London shop fronts, the television programme Antiques Road Trip and the features of the Yamaha PSR-175 Portatune keyboard.

If that is all far to boring to want to hear about, then you wont be putting Saturday 4th May 2019 in your diary.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 1st March at 1pm, and they usually sell out incredibly fast — there’s a lot of overexcited people in need of being bored.

To book tickets, go here.

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3 comments on “Tickets Alert: The Boring Conference is back for 2019
  1. Bill Barksfield says:

    The Shipping Forecast is a national institution and, for those with any imagination, can carry you away with thoughts of fishermen tossed on stormy seas – certainly far from boring for them. The history and development of London shop fronts could be a fascinating study. But in my experience it is the speaker who makes all the difference. A good speaker can hold your attention on the thinnest of topics whilst a bad speaker can send you to sleep no matter what the subject.

    • Neil says:

      Absolutely, the shipping forecast is fascinating and evocative, it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, the shipping forecast takes me right back to the rugged weather beaten coasts of the British Isles.

  2. Dave Cross says:

    I panicked slightly, because it was 2:30pm when I saw your link to the ticket site. But the site says that tickets don’t go on sale until *next* Friday (8th March).

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