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Fantasycon panels
« on: September 05, 2010, 11:17:57 am »
Friday 10p.m.

Lisa Tuttle, Joel Lane, Stephen Volk, and Allyson Bird. One more to confirm.

'Get Real. The Use of Real-Life Issues in Fantasy and Horror. A panel looking at how weird fiction can often be the best tool to poke at the world around us. Whether seeking to inform, incite or simply offload, fantasists have often used the widest scope of their imagination to address society.'

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Re: Fantasycon panels
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 05:09:59 pm »
I think that will be a very interesting panel. Years ago, I was caught up in the events of Dunblane "shootings" as the locals called it, which resulted in 16 dead children and 2 dead adults - one murdered, one committing suicide; and what happened that morning and its aftermath have probably haunted me ever since, with the result that an almost completed story called "Bad Enough" lingers in a folder somewhere, and memories of that day and what I learned in the passing weeks and months still fester away at the back of my head.

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Friday 10p.m.

Lisa Tuttle, Joel Lane, Stephen Volk, and Allyson Bird. One more to confirm.

'Get Real. The Use of Real-Life Issues in Fantasy and Horror. A panel looking at how weird fiction can often be the best tool to poke at the world around us. Whether seeking to inform, incite or simply offload, fantasists have often used the widest scope of their imagination to address society.'

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Re: Fantasycon panels
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 05:45:08 pm »
Indeed, Ian. I can't imagine not writing about real issues in some of my fiction and yes, it should be an interesting discussion.

The last two members of that panel are Simon Kurt Unsworth and Simon Bestwick!




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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 01:50:30 am »
Sounds like a great line up, and I’ll be there, and hope Gary McMahon is too, given his powerful novella “The Harm” which apart from being a fantastic piece of writing is also really thought-provoking;  and more power to you and Joel for the anthology “Never Again”, and I say that as the father of a daughter called Sophie who dresses in black and has purple hair!


Indeed, Ian. I can't imagine not writing about real issues in some of my fiction and yes, it should be an interesting discussion.

The last two members of that panel are Simon Kurt Unsworth and Simon Bestwick!





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Re: Fantasycon panels
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 04:25:23 am »
Thank you Ian. Much appreciated.

My own daughter is 12 next month and I look forward to the time when she gets her first pair of Doc Marten boots.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 09:30:14 am »
Thank you Ian. Much appreciated.

My own daughter is 12 next month and I look forward to the time when she gets her first pair of Doc Marten boots.  :)

I still remember getting mine: I think I was 13.

She'll be in New Rocks before you know it... they grow up so fast! ;)

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Re: Fantasycon panels
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 10:17:22 am »
All finalised now.

Friday...

16.00: Registration
17.30: Opening Ceremony.
18.00: In the Beginning - Every story begins with a single sentence. Featuring James Barclay, Rio Youers, Tom Fletcher Juliet E. Mckenna, Conrad Williams
19.00: There Are No Small Presses (Only Small Writers) - Battling for sales and recognition at the thin end of the wedge. Featuring Sam Stone, Christopher Teague, Andrew Hook, Raven Dane, Douglas Thompson, David Rix
20.00: The FantasyCon Quiz: Hosted by David Howe
20.00: Heavy Metal Karoake (The Salutation Inn) There's a free zombie book from Abaddon's Tomes of the Dead range for the first 50 customers and a prize for the best singer: a full set of any Abaddon series they choose.
21.30: Guest of Honour Interview: Garry Kilworth talks with Guy Adams
22.30: Get Real: Looking at how weird fiction can often be the best tool to address issues in the world around us. Featuring: Joel Lane, Simon Bestwick, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Lisa Tuttle, Stephen Volk, Allen Ashley

Saturday..

11.00: Ray Bradbury: Seventy Years of Stories Featuring Pete Crowther, Joel Lane, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Volk
12.00: Guest Of Honour Interview: Lisa Tuttle talks to Stephen Jones
13.00: Guest of Honour Interview: Bryan Talbot talks to Chaz Brenchley
14.00: The Grass is Greener: What are the complications on switching between genres? Featuring Mark Morris, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Pinborough, Conrad Williams, Mark Chadbourn
15.00: The Great Escape: Is escapism the key to fantasy? Is it the main draw for both writers and readers? Ultimately, do you write a world you would prefer to live in? Featuring Juliet E. McKenna, Liam Sharp, Chaz Brenchley, James Barclay, Garry Kilworth
16.00: How Not to Get Published: An Idiot’s Guide Featuring Jo Fletcher, Stephen Jones, Marc Gascoigne, Lee Harris, Jonathan Oliver
17.00: THE BRIGHTON BASH: A “thank you” from WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 2010 and a “welcome” from
FantasyCon 2011, come along and have a glass of wine with the organisers and guests, and sign up now for next year’s 40th Anniversary convention at the special reduced rate offered exclusively this weekend! WHC Books and T-shirts for sale! Giveaways! Special Announcements! And much more!

19.00: Banquet: A hot buffet featuring both meat and vegetarian options. Tickets include half a bottle of wine per person
21.00: BRITISH FANTASY AWARDS: Hosted by Master of Ceremonies James Barclay
23.00: The Unbelievable Truth: A comedy panel show built on truth and lies featuring: Bryan Talbot, Lisa Tuttle,
Garry Kilworth, James Barclay, Lee Harris and Chair Guy Adams
23.15: John L. Probert reads “His Beautiful Hands” by Oliver Cook leading into: Pan Book of Horror Launch at Midnight

Sunday....

09.30: The BFS AGM
10.00: What’s New?: How important is originality in fiction? Is there ever such a thing as a fresh voice or are we all hybrids of our influences? Featuring: Mark Morris, Tom Fletcher, Rio Youers
11.00: Are you looking at Me or Chewing the Black Stone? An Appreciation of the work of Robert E. Howard with Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Joel Lane, Mike Chinn
12.00: Special Guest Interview: Peter F. Hamilton speaks to Alasdair Stuart
13.00: Grandville and the Anthropomorphic Tradition: Bryan Talbot discusses his graphic novels Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour and the venerable and ongoing tradition of anthropomorphic characters in illustration and comics from which they have grown
14.00: The FantasyCon Raffle
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Re: Fantasycon panels
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 11:52:13 am »
Oooooooooh!  :o  Nifty!   :-*

Technical question - the Brighton Bash item - should it not be 40th anniversary?


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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 12:03:47 pm »
I just cut and pasted from the press release...well spotted! I'll change on here  :) and pass on.
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Re: Fantasycon panels
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