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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 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Avalon, Sherwood Forest and Alderley Edge: the Magical British Countryside

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How does the landscape of Britain affect stories set in it? Where does the magic lurk, and how does it inspire writers? Sue Mason moderates Tiffani Angus, Anne Sudworth, Mike Shevdon and Freda Warrington.


Speakers
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Tiffani Angus

Anglia Ruskin University
I'm a Creative Writing PhD student writing a fantasy novel about the 400-year history of an English garden while analysing how gardens function in fantasy fiction. As a writer and student, I'm curious about how creativity *works*--how artists of all types make something out of what, to others, looks like nothing.
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Mike Shevdon

Author
Mike draws his inspiration from the richness of English folklore and from the history and rituals of the UK. The Courts of the Feyre is a series that follows the adventures of Niall and Blackbird as Niall discovers a world of magic and secrets hidden in plain sight.

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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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 →


Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court