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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 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Games in Fiction

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Whether it’s role-playing games, chess, or virtual realities, games are a popular element of SF and fantasy stories. Why are they so useful to authors? Or are they just fun? Lee Harris moderates Chris Hill, Adrian Faulkner, Sarah Newton and Walter Jon Williams.


Speakers
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Adrian Faulkner

Adrian Faulkner has been writing stories since he was 7 and has never really stopped making things up. He spent a decade as a leading pop culture journalist and geek culture commentator before focusing on fiction. The Four Realms is his debut novel. Adrian lives in Berkshire, England and in his spare time is one of the country’s leading geocachers.
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Lee Harris

Senior Editor, Angry Robot
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Chris Hill

I have been an sf fan since I was about 6 years old and have been involved in fandom since 1996. | | I've been a book reviewer, BSFA award administrator and a judge for both the Arthur C. Clarke Awards and the Carl Brandon Awards. | | I have a review blog at www.bookzombieblog.com, where I've recently started a project to re-watch and review each episode of Babylon 5!
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Sarah Newton

Fiction and RPG Writer, Mindjammer Press
Sarah is a freelance fiction and roleplaying game writer, and co-owner of Mindjammer Press. She’s the author of the transhuman space opera novel Mindjammer, whose "Mindscape" recently featured in the April 2013 issue of BBC Focus Magazine; the upcoming science-fantasy novel The Worm Within; and RPGs such as the ENnie Award-winning Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth, Legends of Anglerre, and Achtung! Cthulhu. Her short fiction has... Read More →

Guests
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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 →


Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court