Somehow September is happening approximately three months sooner than my brain thinks it should be. That means it’s Fantasycon 2014 in a matter of days and I need to tell you about my schedule so you can say hello if you’re going (and if you want to) and also so I can get my head around it too.
Friday 5th September
5:30 pm Signing session
7.00pm Panel – Podcasting for beginners
What makes a really good podcast? Which are the ones you should be listening to? How can you make your own?
Peter Newman (m), Alasdair Stuart, Emma Newman, Stephen Aryan
Saturday 6th September
12.00 Noon Panel – Dead Parents, Burned Homesteads and Wicked Stepmothers
Is it essential to write out the parents before youthful characters can head out on adventures? Are adult figures always unhelpful or malign? Should writers search for ways to keep parents around — or do fantasies of a world without parents fulfil a real need?
Marc Gascoigne (m), Edward Cox, Emma Newman, Sophia McDougall, Glenda Larke, Laura Lam
1pm – Launch of 221 Baker Streets
I have a story in this anthology being launched by Abaddon Books. You can see the gorgeous cover and a review here.
4.20pm – Reading
7.00pm – Tea and Jeopardy with Toby Whithouse
Join the Hugo-shortlisted podcast team of Emma Newman and her butler Latimer, as they grill Guest of Honour, Toby Whithouse. Warning: Contains mild peril!
Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Toby Whithouse
Yes, this is a live stage version of Tea and Jeopardy, so please come along and enjoy the spectacle! And the fudge…
9.00pm – Super Relaxed Fantasy Club
Super Relaxed Fantasy Club is a gathering of like-minded SFF fans, getting together for an extremely informal chat about our favourite things. With an emphasis on parity and inclusivity, we have readings and Q&A sessions with writers from a wide range of genres, punctuated by a lot of catching up and gossip. It’s as simple and as relaxed as that. Readings by Laura Lam, Edward Cox, Emma Newman and Niel Bushnell. We’re also thrilled to announce we have a short interview with Simon Spanton from Gollancz, with James Barclay.
Would you like to take tea with me?
Are you going to Fantasycon? Would you like to meet up for a nice cup of tea? If so, leave a comment below so I can get in touch to arrange a time.