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Friday, March 29
 

3:30pm

Freda Warrington Reading

Freda Warrington reads from her recent work.


Guests
avatar for Freda Warrington

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... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court

5:00pm

Author Readings: Cory Doctorow and Jaine Fenn

Jaine Fenn and Cory Doctorow read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Writer, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

5:00pm

PS Publishing

Yorkshire’s very own specialist publisher gets Eastercon underway with an event to launch new books by five of the UK’s leading SF and Fantasy writers. "Universes" by Stephen Baxter. "Starship Seasons" by Eric Brown. A Very British History" by Paul McAuley. "Martian Sands" by Lavie Tidhar. "Growing Pains" by Ian Whates.



Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

6:00pm

Newcon Press

NewCon Press has rapidly established a fine tradition of publishing short story collections by SF’s rising stars. This Eastercon sees the launch of "The Peacock Cloak" by Chris Beckett, "Across The Event Horizon" by Mercurio D. Rivera and "Microcosmos" by Nina Allan, and the joint launch with Solaris of Solaris Rising 2, featuring authors including Paul Cornell, Kim Lakin-Smith, Martin Sketchley, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Neil Williamson.


Speakers
avatar for Nina Allan

Nina Allan

Nina Allan’s stories have appeared in Best Horror of the Year #2, Year's Best SF #28, and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012. Her story cycle The Silver Wind was published by Eibonvale Press in 2011, and her new collection from NewCon Press, Microcosmos, will be launched... Read More →
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Martin Sketchley

Martin Sketchley

I'm a writer of SF and weird fiction with three novels published to date. My story The Circle of Least Confusion appears in the Solaris Rising 2 anthology, to be launched at 8Squared.
avatar for Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Author of the Shadows of the Apt fantasy series and sundry short stories, with an interest in gaming (tabletop, online, larp), historical combat (KDF/EHCG) and the sciences.
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Neil Williamson

Author
At 8squaredcon I'll be taking part in the launch of the Solaris Rising 2 anthology which includes my story, Pearl In The Shell.


Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

7:00pm

Genre Get-Together: Fantasy

Meet authors and get books signed!


Speakers
avatar for Francis Knight

Francis Knight

Francis Knight was born and lives in Sussex, England. When not living in her own head, she enjoys SF&F geekery, WWE geekery, teaching her children Monty Python quotes, and boldly going and seeking out new civilizations.
avatar for Anne Lyle

Anne Lyle

Writer of historical fantasy, with one foot in the 21st century and the other in the 1590s.
avatar for Juliet McKenna

Juliet McKenna

Author
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... Read More →
avatar for Emma Newman

Emma Newman

Writer and Queen of Anxietyville
Emma Newman writes short stories, novels and novellas in multiple speculative fiction genres. She won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award 2015 and 'Between Two Thorns', the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel... Read More →
avatar for Liesel Schwarz

Liesel Schwarz

Author
Liesel Schwarz writes fiction. Her debut novel, A Conspiracy of Alchemists was published by DelRey in 2013 and the sequel, A Clockwork Heart will be out in the summer. A life-long fan of 19th Century Gothic Literature, she is a hopeless romantic and loves Victorians, Steampunk, fairies... Read More →
avatar for Gaie Sebold

Gaie Sebold

My first novel, Babylon Steel, came out in 2012, the sequel, Dangerous Gifts, came out this year, both from Solaris. I write short stories and occasional poetry, I'm embarking on a steampunk novel for Solaris and have at least 6 other projects lined up. They involve, variously... Read More →
avatar for Kari Sperring

Kari Sperring

Membership secretary for EightSquared, fan, writer, historian.
avatar for David Tallerman

David Tallerman

Author
David Tallerman is the author of the fantasy novels Giant Thief and Crown Thief, both released in 2012 by UK publisher Angry Robot and to be followed by a second sequel, Prince Thief, later this year. The first issue of his comic book series Endangered Weapon B will be available... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Author of the Shadows of the Apt fantasy series and sundry short stories, with an interest in gaming (tabletop, online, larp), historical combat (KDF/EHCG) and the sciences.


Friday March 29, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

7:00pm

Walter Jon Williams Reading

Walter Jon Williams reads from his recent work.


Guests
avatar for Walter Jon Williams

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... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court

8:00pm

Ben Jeapes Book Launch

Clarion Publishing offer both new works and fiction that has gone out of print. This Eastercon sees them offer something of both by popular SF author Ben Jeapes. "Jeapes Japes" is a collection of rich and exciting stories that will delight the reader. "His Majesty's Starship" is a re-issue of Ben’s much-admired early novel. “One of the best first contact books in a long while,” according to Alastair Reynolds.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Tate

Colin Tate

Director, Clarion Publishing
I run a small press publishing company, called Clarion Publishing. We publish speculative fiction via our Monico imprint. I started Clarion Publishing because I wanted to find new talent and republish great works - both of which have been overlooked due to mainstream publishing... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court
 
Saturday, March 30
 

10:00am

Independent Publishing and Small Press Showcase

Small presses and independent author-publishers invite you to buy their books and chat about what they do, how and why. Come and meet Aeon Press, Aethernet Magazine, Clarion Publishing, Kzine, Mindjammer Press, Sharon Reamer and David Wake.


Saturday March 30, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

11:00am

Genre Get-Together: Science Fiction

Meet authors and get books signed!


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobley

Mike Cobley

chief writer and brainpilot
Writing, writing, and politics. And video games.
avatar for Janet Edwards

Janet Edwards

New and rather confused author.
As a child, Janet read everything she could get her hands on, including a huge amount of science fiction and fantasy. She spent years writing unbearably complicated technical documents before deciding to write something that was fun for a change. This somehow led to her becoming an... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Foyle

Naomi Foyle

Author of SEOUL SURVIVORS, Jo Fletcher Books
Naomi Foyle swims in the sea from April-September, agitates for a just peace in the Middle East, and writes in multiple genres. Her debut novel, cyberthriller SEOUL SURVIVORS, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in February 2013, to be followed by ASTRA in 2014. Naomi is also the author... Read More →
avatar for Simon Morden

Simon Morden

Philip K Dick Award-winning author of the Samuil Petrovitch series from Orbit continues with the release of The Curve of the Earth.
avatar for Ira Nayman

Ira Nayman

Proprietor, The Alternate Reality News Service
Ira Nayman writes comedy so that you don't have to. His latest Alternate Reality News Service books are THE ANGELS OF OUR BITTER NATURE and IDIOTOCRACY FOR DUMMIES, an omnibus volume that includes ANGELS, ARNS AND THE MAN and E DEPLORABLES UNUM. His sixth multiverse novel for Elsewhen... Read More →
avatar for Gareth L. Powell

Gareth L. Powell

Author of the novels Ack-Ack Macaque, The Recollection and Silversands, all of which were favourably reviewed in The Guardian, and the short story collection The Last Reef, which Morpheus Tales described as “One of the finest collections of SF short stories I have had the privilege... Read More →
avatar for Ian Watson

Ian Watson

The Waters of Destiny, by Ian in collaboration with Andy West, released just recently as 3 ebooks (the first one free) from www.watersofdestiny.com, tells how an Arab doctor of genius could realistically in the 12th century have discovered the true cause of the Black Death and stored... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

12:00pm

Genre Get-Together: Fantasy

Meet authors and get books signed! 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Ash

Sarah Ash

I've loved mythology and folklore since I was a child. I then had years of fun working as a children's librarian, encouraging children to enjoy reading. My fantasy novels include The Tears of Artamon sequence which was influenced by the music and legends of Eastern Europe. Oh - and... Read More →
avatar for Janine Ashbless

Janine Ashbless

Author
I'm a writer of fantasy and supernatural fiction within the Erotica genre, with seven published novels and two collections of short stories to my name. Currently I'm working on the first of a trilogy about fallen angels for Cleis Press. I've been a H P Lovecraft fan and a "Call of... Read More →
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Mike Shevdon

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.
avatar for Sara Jayne Townsend

Sara Jayne Townsend

London-based horror writer. Gamer. Geek. Buffy fan.


Saturday March 30, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

1:00pm

Author Readings: Ira Nayman and Ian Whates

Ian Whates and Ira Nayman read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for Ira Nayman

Ira Nayman

Proprietor, The Alternate Reality News Service
Ira Nayman writes comedy so that you don't have to. His latest Alternate Reality News Service books are THE ANGELS OF OUR BITTER NATURE and IDIOTOCRACY FOR DUMMIES, an omnibus volume that includes ANGELS, ARNS AND THE MAN and E DEPLORABLES UNUM. His sixth multiverse novel for Elsewhen... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

1:00pm

Cory Doctorow Book Launch
Speakers
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Writer, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

5:00pm

Author Readings: Gareth Powell and Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter and Gareth Powell read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for Gareth L. Powell

Gareth L. Powell

Author of the novels Ack-Ack Macaque, The Recollection and Silversands, all of which were favourably reviewed in The Guardian, and the short story collection The Last Reef, which Morpheus Tales described as “One of the finest collections of SF short stories I have had the privilege... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter

Author
I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, is out 28th March 2013 from Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus. In keeping with novelistic tradition, I’m now struggling to complete the next book, Binary. In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

5:00pm

Freda Warrington Book Launch
Speakers
Guests
avatar for Freda Warrington

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... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

7:00pm

Genre Get-Together: Science Fiction

Meet authors and get books signed!


Speakers
avatar for Aliette de Bodard

Aliette de Bodard

Author
Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy of Aztec noir fantasies, as well as numerous short stories which have garnered her two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and two British Science Fiction Association Awards... Read More →
avatar for Mike Cobley

Mike Cobley

chief writer and brainpilot
Writing, writing, and politics. And video games.
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Writer, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier... Read More →
avatar for Simon Ings

Simon Ings

Editor, Arc: a magazine about the future by the makers of New Scientist
Years ago I wrote science fiction for Jane Johnson at Harper, before running off to write big literary books about everything, and the occasional pop-science. Now I'm editing Arc, a digital SF magazine, preparing a history of science under Stalin, and writing sf again, for Simon Spanton... Read More →
avatar for Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Secretary of the Board, Bayanihan Foundation (Center for Filipina Women in the Netherlands)
Inclusivity, diversity, feminism, cultural heritage, indigeniety, identity, and issues of gender and race are things I write about and deal with in my work. I am passionate about the written word, art, music and history and how these things influence us and the way we look at the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter

Author
I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, is out 28th March 2013 from Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus. In keeping with novelistic tradition, I’m now struggling to complete the next book, Binary. In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive... Read More →


Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court
 
Sunday, March 31
 

10:00am

Independent Publishing and Small Press Showcase

Small presses and independent author-publishers invite you to buy their books and chat about what they do, how and why. Come and meet Aeon Press, Aethernet Magazine, Clarion Publishing, Kzine, Mindjammer Press, Sharon Reamer and David Wake.


Sunday March 31, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

5:00pm

Elsewhen Press
Speakers
avatar for Ira Nayman

Ira Nayman

Proprietor, The Alternate Reality News Service
Ira Nayman writes comedy so that you don't have to. His latest Alternate Reality News Service books are THE ANGELS OF OUR BITTER NATURE and IDIOTOCRACY FOR DUMMIES, an omnibus volume that includes ANGELS, ARNS AND THE MAN and E DEPLORABLES UNUM. His sixth multiverse novel for Elsewhen... Read More →
avatar for Elsewhen Press

Elsewhen Press

Elsewhen Press
Elsewhen Press is a small independent publisher specialising in Speculative Fiction. Based in the UK, in the South East of England, we publish titles in English in print and electronic editions. We love books, so we pride ourselves on the quality of our books, not only in terms of... Read More →


Sunday March 31, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

6:00pm

Aeon Press
Speakers
avatar for David Murphy

David Murphy

David Murphy is the author of a well-received novel Longevity City – USA 2005, novellas Arkon Chronicles (2003) and Bird of Prey (2011), and several volumes of award-winning short stories (most recently Lost Notes – Ireland 2004). He was born in Cork but has lived north of Dublin... Read More →
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Bob Neilson

Editor/Publisher, Albedo One/Aeon Press
Bob Neilson is married with children and lives in Ireland. In partnership with his wife he runs a successful retail business in Dublin city. His short fiction has appeared extensively in professional and small press markets and he has had three plays performed on Irish radio. He also... Read More →


Sunday March 31, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

6:00pm

Author Readings: Emma Newman and Mike Shevdon

Mike Shevdon and Emma Newman read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for Emma Newman

Emma Newman

Writer and Queen of Anxietyville
Emma Newman writes short stories, novels and novellas in multiple speculative fiction genres. She won the British Fantasy Society Best Short Story Award 2015 and 'Between Two Thorns', the first book in Emma's Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel... Read More →
avatar for Mike Shevdon

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.


Sunday March 31, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

7:00pm

Author Readings: David Murphy and Marion Pitman

Marion Pitman and David Murphy read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for David Murphy

David Murphy

David Murphy is the author of a well-received novel Longevity City – USA 2005, novellas Arkon Chronicles (2003) and Bird of Prey (2011), and several volumes of award-winning short stories (most recently Lost Notes – Ireland 2004). He was born in Cork but has lived north of Dublin... Read More →
avatar for Marion Pitman

Marion Pitman

I am passionate about social justice in all forms. For pleasure I read detective stories, watch cricket, and sleep.


Sunday March 31, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

7:00pm

Jo Fletcher / Quercus
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Foyle

Naomi Foyle

Author of SEOUL SURVIVORS, Jo Fletcher Books
Naomi Foyle swims in the sea from April-September, agitates for a just peace in the Middle East, and writes in multiple genres. Her debut novel, cyberthriller SEOUL SURVIVORS, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in February 2013, to be followed by ASTRA in 2014. Naomi is also the author... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter

Author
I’m a new novelist, occasional poet, avid reader and lover of story. My first novel, Gemsigns, is out 28th March 2013 from Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus. In keeping with novelistic tradition, I’m now struggling to complete the next book, Binary. In 2010 I launched the Scriptopus interactive... Read More →


Sunday March 31, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court
 
Monday, April 1
 

10:00am

Independent Publishing and Small Press Showcase

Small presses and independent author-publishers invite you to buy their books and chat about what they do, how and why. Come and meet Aeon Press, Aethernet Magazine, Clarion Publishing, Kzine, Mindjammer Press, Sharon Reamer and David Wake.


Monday April 1, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
5 - Conservatory Bar Cedar Court

12:00pm

Author Readings: Janine Ashbless and Roz Kaveney

Roz Kaveney and Janine Ashbless read from their recent work.


Speakers
avatar for Janine Ashbless

Janine Ashbless

Author
I'm a writer of fantasy and supernatural fiction within the Erotica genre, with seven published novels and two collections of short stories to my name. Currently I'm working on the first of a trilogy about fallen angels for Cleis Press. I've been a H P Lovecraft fan and a "Call of... Read More →


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