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EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.

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Friday, March 29 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Debut Authors' Panel

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New authors talk about starting out: how to get published, and what happens when you do. Bella Pagan moderates Adrian Faulkner, Naomi Foyle, Francis Knight, Emma Newman and Stephanie Saulter.

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Adrian Faulkner

Adrian Faulkner has been writing stories since he was 7 and has never really stopped making things up. He spent a decade as a leading pop culture journalist and geek culture commentator before focusing on fiction. The Four Realms is his debut novel. Adrian lives in Berkshire, England and in his spare time is one of the country’s leading geocachers.
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Naomi Foyle

Author of SEOUL SURVIVORS, Jo Fletcher Books
Naomi Foyle swims in the sea from April-September, agitates for a just peace in the Middle East, and writes in multiple genres. Her debut novel, cyberthriller SEOUL SURVIVORS, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in February 2013, to be followed by ASTRA in 2014. Naomi is also the author of several poetry collections, including THE NIGHT PAVILION (Waterloo Press), an Autumn 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She has collaborated with... Read More →
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Francis Knight

Francis Knight was born and lives in Sussex, England. When not living in her own head, she enjoys SF&F geekery, WWE geekery, teaching her children Monty Python quotes, and boldly going and seeking out new civilizations.
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Emma Newman

Writer and Queen of Anxietyville
I'm a writer, anxiety wrangler and tea drinker. I write urban fantasy novels and dark short stories. My latest novel 'Between Two Thorns' has just been published by Angry Robot Books and is the first in the 'Split Worlds' series.
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Bella Pagan

Senior Commissioning Editor, Tor UK, Pan Macmillan
I am a senior commissioning editor for Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint in the UK, working on out-of-this world SF, fantasy and urban fantasy (plus other subdivisions, factions and associated areas). If you are curious as to what us editor-types get up to, I give more detail in a recent article here http://bit.ly/ZPoivR and on twitter as @BellaPagan.
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Stephanie Saulter

I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, is out 28th March 2013 from Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus. In keeping with novelistic tradition, I’m now struggling to complete the next book, Binary. In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive web app to make it easier for myself and other writers to spend at least 15 minutes a day making stuff up. | | Twitter: @scriptopus | Facebook... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court