The Write Fantasticâ€™s birthday celebrations are set for 8 May 2010 at St Hildaâ€™s College in Oxford. The programme has now been finalised:
10 am – doors open
10.30 – â€œDebut novels – the adventure starts hereâ€ – Kari Sperring, Ian Whates, Mike Shevdon and David Moore
11.30 – â€œPolitics and Genre – fantasy conservatism vs SF radicals?â€- Juliet McKenna, Jessica Rydill, Geoff Ryman, Ben Jeapes, David Moore
12.30-2.00 – Lunch interval
2.00 – â€œCharacter; the Heart of the Story?â€ – Sarah Ash, Freda Warrington, Stephen Deas, Chaz Brenchley, Jenni Hill
3.00 – â€œReflections on a life in writingâ€ – Chaz Brenchley, Liz Williams, Ben Jeapes, Geoff Ryman, Ian Watson.
4.00 – The launch of The Write Fantastic’s Anniversaries anthology, available from Newcon Press, together with some reflections on The Write Fantasticâ€™s past five years.
Attendance is Â£15 and you can book online or pay at the door.
The Write Fantastic is a group that includes some of the UKâ€™s premier fantasy authors, including: Sarah Ash, Chaz Brenchley, Juliet McKenna, Deborah Miller, Stan Nicholls, Jessica Rydill, Kari Spelling, Freda Warrington and Ian Whate.
For more information, visit their website.