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EightSquared is the 2013 UK National Science Fiction Convention in Bradford - 29th March to 1st April.

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Saturday, March 30
 

11:00am

Fanfic Flash Fiction

All comers welcome to a workshop to rapid-write fanfic. Tanya Brown and Kate Keen coordinate


Speakers
avatar for Kate Keen

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.


Saturday March 30, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

2:00pm

Improv Workshop

Come and learn how to do theatrical improv with David Wake and Dawn Abigail.


Speakers
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Dawn Abigail

Having spent her the first years of her adult life working as a courgette sizer in Azerbaijan, Dawn inadvertently emigrated when she got trapped under a load of courgettes heading for England. Having arrived in this green and pleasant land by accident she had no choice but to make-it-up-as-she-went-along... Read More →
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David Wake

Writer and Director
I'm a writer, playwright and director having put on stage shows at Eastercons and professionally. My near future SF novel 'I, Phone' is out in paperback and ebook from Amazon and at the convention.


Saturday March 30, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

3:30pm

Mars Colony Constitution

Whether established by governments or corporations, the first stage of humanity's presence on Mars is likely to be a research/exploration camp. The question is, at what point would such a pilot project become a colony, and what principles would underlie a suitable constitution? Mike Cobley and Ian Sales endeavour to get close to the answer.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobley

Mike Cobley

chief writer and brainpilot
Writing, writing, and politics. And video games.


Saturday March 30, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court
 
Sunday, March 31
 

12:00pm

Writers' Workshop for Young Writers

Francesca Barbini runs a writers’ workshop for young adults. Please ask at Registration if you wish to register for this.


Speakers
avatar for Francesca Tristan Barbini

Francesca Tristan Barbini

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. After years of volunteer work around the world, I landed in Scotland, where I completed a MA Honour in Religious Studies at New College, Edinburgh, focusing on the Ancient Near East and the Dead Sea Scrolls. My free time is divided between my... Read More →


Sunday March 31, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court

3:00pm

CANCELLED Paper Chain Making

CANCELLED: We are very sorry, this item has been cancelled.


Sunday March 31, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
2 - Rowan Cedar Court

3:30pm

Poetry Workshop

As seen in PR2: bring some of your poems to perform, on any subject, rhymed or unrhymed. A read-around, chaired by Chris Morgan. Definitely no critical comments.



Sunday March 31, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court
 
Monday, April 1
 

1:00pm

Themed Flash Fiction Workshop

All comers welcome to workshop to rapid-write fiction to a chosen theme. Tanya Brown and Kate Keen coordinate.


Speakers
avatar for Kate Keen

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.


Monday April 1, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4 - Hawthorn Cedar Court