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

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Sunday, March 31 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Lee Harris challenges authors to produce short themed fiction to a very tight deadline, and then read it out. Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, Roz Kaveney and Emma Newman scribble, and Donna Scott entertains while they write.

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Paul Cornell

Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
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Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and... Read More →

Lee Harris

Senior Editor, Angry Robot
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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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Donna Scott

Currently the Awards Administrator for the British Science Fiction Association, I am also known as an editor, writer, and as a performer. I was the first ever Bard of Northampton, and as a comedian have supported the likes of Andrew O'Neil, Wil Hodgson, Lewis Schaffer and Jo Neary. I work extensively with various libraries, museums, conferences and the Rrrants art collective as a spoken word performer and writer, and in 2012 devised and wrote... Read More →

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court