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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 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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A discussion of the serious issues facing Eastercon today, including how to retain expertise, the financial risk to committee members, the lack of central organisation, problems with electronic payments, and even its timing. Run by Juliet McKenna of Eightsquaredcon and Michael Davidson of Satellite 4.


Steve Cooper

Co-Chair, Loncon 3
I'm the co-chair of Loncon 3 (The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention 14-18 Aug 2014) with Alice Lawson. I've worked on numerous Worldcons in both senior and junior level positions (learnt from the best take on a senior role no more than once every three years), and been on the committee of just one Eastercon (LX back here in Bradford in 2009). | | My interests are Science and Science Fiction with the odd bit of Fantasy (Yep I like... Read More →
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Michael Davidson

Michael has been going to conventions starting with Albacons in the early 1980s. Since then he has caught the bug. He dipped his toe in the waters of con-running with Satellite 1, managed to get up to his neck chairing Satellites 2 & 3 and is now going for full immersion with our Eastercon, Satellite 4. Previous to that his main contribution to cons has been running a series of 'Deface the Music' quizzes at Redemptions, Eastercons and even a... Read More →
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Juliet McKenna

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 →

Monday April 1, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court