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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 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Head to Head: Arthur C Clarke and John Brunner

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Two British SF authors who examined the future in detail, one optimistically and one pessimistically. Fiona Anderson, Paul Dormer, Edward James, Caroline Mullan and Ian Whates examine them, their influences, and their effects.


Speakers
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Fiona Anderson

CEO, London Tai Chi Instructors
I love doing Tai Chi, because it has made me a calmer, happier person. I was a complete klutz when I started, but now I teach others - what a transformation :) | | Visit my website, to see some short video clips and other information about tai chi, chi kung, health and martial benefits, etc. | | An Eastercon with Boyfriend, friends, books and tai chi - what could be better! :)
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Paul Dormer

I've been reading and watching SF since 1960 and got into fandom in the seventies. My first convention was in 1976. Been on a few con committees and was the Hugo administrator in 2005. | | My other main interest is classical music and opera.
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Caroline Mullan

Trustee, Science Fiction Foundation
Trustee and committee of the Science Fiction Foundation for the past 20 years. SF reader since 1970 or thenabouts. Thirty years an active fan, I have run conventions (several Eastercons, several Worldcons, a number of smaller cons), written for and published fanzines (most recently published in Banana Wings), tried my hand at science fiction (though alas, never published), and judged the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Passionately interested in the... Read More →

Guests
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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 →


Monday April 1, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court