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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 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Twenty-First Century Fanzine Fan

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Long the backbone of fandom, how are fanzines changing in the twenty-first century as technology changes beneath them?

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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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Steve Davies

Principal Consultant, Serco Consulting
Steve attended his first convention at Novacon 8 in 1978. He became involved in running conventions from 1986 with Unicon 7, soon moving on to a succession of Eastercons. He was chair of the 1999 Eastercon, Reconvene, in Liverpool. In 1996, he and a group of equally crazy people started editing the fanzine Plokta, eventually winning a series of Nova awards and then the Hugo award for best fanzine in 2005 and 2006. He also worked on a number of... Read More →

Sunday March 31, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court