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Friday, March 29
 

8:00pm

Head to Head: E Nesbit and C S Lewis

Two early children’s fantasy authors, both with strong ideologies. Sandra Unerman, Sarah Ash, Gaie Sebold, Marcus Rowland and Bridget Wilkinson examine them, their influences and their effects.


Speakers
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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 →
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Marcus Rowland

London-based technician and author, especially of the Forgotten Futures and Diana: Warrior Princess RPGs, also SF and fanfic.
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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 →


Friday March 29, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court
 
Sunday, March 31
 

1:00pm

Head to Head: Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley

Two gothic writers who shaped multiple genres. Our panel including Kate Solomon, Theresa Derwin, John Lenahan, and Sara Townsend examine them, their influences, and their effects.


Speakers
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Theresa Derwin

Publishing Director, Fringe Works Ltd
Theresa was born and bred in Birmingham and her career has been pretty varied; from Warehouse Packer, then bar work, to being a crap waitress then swiftly into retail, Admin, Professional Student and dosser until finally entering the Civil Service in 1999. She left the Service in... Read More →
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Sara Jayne Townsend

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


Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court

6:00pm

Head to Head: H P Lovecraft and Robert E Howard

The prime exponent of pulp adventure and the creator of existential horror, two contemporaries who were both hugely influential. Phil Nanson, Brian Ameringen, Janine Ashbless, Sarah Newton and Sara Townsend examine their works, their influences and their effects.


Speakers
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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 →
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Sarah Newton

Fiction and RPG Writer, Mindjammer Press
Sarah is a freelance fiction and roleplaying game writer, and co-owner of Mindjammer Press. She’s the author of the transhuman space opera novel Mindjammer, whose "Mindscape" recently featured in the April 2013 issue of BBC Focus Magazine; the upcoming science-fantasy novel The... Read More →
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Sara Jayne Townsend

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


Sunday March 31, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
3 - Boardroom Cedar Court

8:00pm

Head to Head: Anne McCaffrey and Joanne Russ

Two groundbreaking early female SF authors. Tanya Brown, Caroline Mullan, Bob Neilson and Ian Sales examine them, their works and their effects.


Speakers
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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... 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 8:00pm - 9:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court
 
Monday, April 1
 

11:00am

Head to Head: Arthur C Clarke and John Brunner

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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →


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