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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

10:00pm GMT

Just A Minute

Four amusing people are invited to talk for one minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition by the finest Nicholas Parsons impersonator a pint can buy.

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Mike Cule

Self employed
Worked as an actor for many, many years, mostly failing to make a living at it. Currently an ex-Civil Servant! Long may that continue....
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Donna Scott

Currently the Awards Administrator for the British Science Fiction Association, I am also known as an editor, writer, and as a performer. I was the first ever Bard of Northampton, and as a comedian have supported the likes of Andrew O'Neil, Wil Hodgson, Lewis Schaffer and Jo Neary... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm GMT
2 - Rowan Cedar Court

10:00pm GMT

The Milliways Silly Games Bonanza

Come one, come all to the Milliways silly games bonanza. The universe will explode for your pleasure and then the games will commence. We’ll be doing some Vogon recruitment so sharpen up your shouting and throwing humans out of airlocks skills. There’ll be Runaround, Vote With Your Bums, Towels of Hanoi and Disaster Area Stuntship.

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Middle-aged, fat, balding British bloke, fond of beer. Could reasonably be called a Doctor Who fan. Knows all about virtualisation, mail servers, active directory, routers, firewalls and so on. Occasionally acts as a priest if the real thing's unavailable.
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Jim Mowatt

Jim Mowatt: “Jim Mowatt came of age in the fiery fannishness of Leeds and burst upon the scene as Jim Trash at the Sou’wester Eastercon in 1994. Few noticed. He retreated into the shadows like a bewildered ninja. Since then he has made a number of friends, produced fanzines (e.g... Read More →

Friday March 29, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm GMT
1 - Main Programme Cedar Court
Saturday, March 30

7:00pm GMT

Bad Death Awards

Death has never been so painful. Bring your favourite badly-written death scene, or write your own, and read it aloud before a wincing audience. Prizes for the best. Kari Sperring and Kate Keen run the chamber of death.

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Kate Keen

Kate attempts to keep up with the latest in science fiction and fantasy, while feeding her fanfiction habit, getting some exercise, and earning a living. There is a balance in there somewhere. She hasn't found it yet.
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Kari Sperring

Membership secretary for EightSquared, fan, writer, historian.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm GMT
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court
Sunday, March 31

5:00pm BST

Universally Challenged

The Satellite 4 Team test your knowledge of Life, the Universe and Everything in this light-hearted space and science fiction quiz. Come and join in this star-studded display of out-of-world knowledge or universal ignorance. Fun! Tears!! Shameless plugs for Satellite 4!!! All Welcome.

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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... Read More →

Sunday March 31, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm BST
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court
Monday, April 1

12:00pm BST

The Weakest Hyperlink

Sian Martin is Anne Robinson. Are you the Strongest Link? If you think you might be, please sign up at Registration


Sian Martin

New to fandom but an old hand at herding cats and running empires.

Monday April 1, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm BST
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court

2:00pm BST


Fresh from television! Michael Abbott puts four teams of two through their paces. We polled fans on trivia questions, and the aim is to guess the answer the fewest of them gave. Teams of two welcome: please sign up at Registration.

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Michael Abbott

Eastercon programming archminion. Supremely talented Mike Nesmith impersonator.

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