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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
Convention Codes of Conduct

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Concerned by previous cases of harassment at conventions, Eightsquaredcon published a Code of Conduct in advance. Is this necessary? What are its effects? How extensive should it be? Simon Bradshaw, Vince Docherty, Fran Dowd, Emma England and Crystal Huff discuss.

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Simon Bradshaw

Simon Bradshaw has been involved in running several Eastercons (including co-chairing Concussion in 2006) and organised the science programme streams for the 1995 and 2005 Worldcons. For six years Simon was Chair of the Science Fiction Foundation and remains active on its committee; he was also co-editor and production manager for the SFF’s latest SF Studies book, The Unsilent Library. Outside fandom, his career has... Read More →
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Vincent Docherty

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Vince Docherty is an active fan and con-runner, originally from Glasgow, who has attended 100+ cons in over a dozen countries across four continents and chaired several cons including co-chairing the Worldcon in 1995 & 2005. He was interested in SF, Space and Science almost from birth, which he blames on the moon-race, Doctor Who and 'Thunderbirds' and he retains a love of Hard SF to this day. He did research in Quantum Chemistry and his day job... Read More →
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Emma England

I've been a fan for about 25 years now, almost exclusively TV fandoms. My particular favourites are those involving misery, pain, and more misery. Little wonder then that my current fave is Supernatural and previous faves include anything by Whedon, Babylon 5, Jericho, Battlestar Galactica, and Blakes 7. I am an unashamed fanfiction addict and I love slash. In my non-fandom life I am a researcher at the University of Amsterdam and explore how... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court