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

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Monday, April 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Selling Space

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How do you fund space exploration, particle accelerators and other costly scientific endeavours? Why do countries do this, and why are corporations taking an interest? How does academia make its fund-raising media-savvy? With John Coxon, Tracy Berg John Dallman, Anne Lyle and Simon Morden.


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John Coxon

University of Leicester
John Coxon is a new-ish British SF fan who got his first taste of conventions at Contemplation (the 2007 Eastercon) and hasn't looked back. He's the European administrator of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund and he's also known for editing Procrastinations, a fanzine which has been running since 2006. In addition to his fanac, he's a PhD student in plasma physics and has a keen interest in science communication, gaming and social media (also sometimes... Read More →
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John Dallman

SF fan, sometime con-runner, gamer, computer programmer. Chocolate fan. Not taking photographs until my sight gets fixed.
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Anne Lyle

Writer of historical fantasy, with one foot in the 21st century and the other in the 1590s.
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Simon Morden

Philip K Dick Award-winning author of the Samuil Petrovitch series from Orbit continues with the release of The Curve of the Earth.


Monday April 1, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court