EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.
In the west, we now live in a highly sexualised culture and teenagers are surrounded with images, ideas and expectations about sex. YA SFF presents challenging ideas about race, society and culture yet often offers a rose-tinted version of life-long love and relationships. Is honesty about sex the last frontier in YA? What do readers what and what difficulties and barriers do writers face in writing truthfully about sex for teenage readers? Anne Wilson moderates Janet Edwards, Rhodri James, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz and Paeder O’Guilin.