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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 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Ceremony

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It’s nearly over! Say goodbye in style. Prizes may be awarded. Speeches will be short.


Speakers
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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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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 →
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Sian Martin

New to fandom but an old hand at herding cats and running empires.
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Juliet McKenna

Author
I'm a professional writer of fantasy novels and short stories, with the occasional foray into science-fiction and darker fantasy. So far my work's been translated into 13 languages. | | My first novel, The Thief's Gamble, was published in January 1999, first of The Tales of Einarinn (five in all). Southern Fire began the Aldabreshin Compass sequence in 2006. The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution trilogy followed, consisting of Irons in... Read More →
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Kari Sperring

Membership secretary for EightSquared, fan, writer, historian.

Guests
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Anne Sudworth

Anne Sudworth is internationally known for her magical trees and haunting moonlit landscapes. She has been drawing and painting since early childhood and started her career as a professional artist in 1993. Anne has since exhibited widely and her work can now be found in many collections around the world. Her dark, moody pastel paintings are deeply involved with nature and its more mystical aspects. She is also well known for her depiction... Read More →
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Edward James

Edward James is well-known for his discussion and critical appraisal of science fiction, through his time as editor of Foundation, as author of Science Fiction In The Twentieth Century and (with Farah Mendlesohn) A Short History of Fantasy, and as an editor of The Cambridge Companion To Science Fiction, The Cambridge Companion To Fantasy and The Parliament Of Dreams: Conferring On Babylon 5. Edward has also... Read More →
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Freda Warrington

Freda Warrington is the author of Elfland, Midsummer Night and A Taste Of Blood Wine among other fantasy novels and has just completed her twentieth book, Grail Of The Summer Stars for Tor (US). She has spent most of her life in Leicestershire, where a love of the ancient landscapes of Charnwood Forest inspired an early feeling for otherworldly atmospheres and storytelling. After training at Loughborough... Read More →
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Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams began publishing SF in the mid-1980s with Knight Moves, Hardwired and Voice of the Whirlwind. Since then books such as Aristoi, Metropolitan, City On Fire and Implied Spaces have been highly praised, and many of his novels and short stories have featured on Hugo and Nebula award shortlists; he won the 1996 Sidewise Award for ‘Foreign Devils’. In the ‘Dread... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court