The FUTURA science-fiction convention takes place at Wolverhampton’s Light House on the 15th June, with a superb line-up of publishers and speakers taking part. The schedule has now been confirmed for this exciting and packed day of events, with something for all fans, readers and aspiring writers in the field.
The event will begin with a host of activities in both cinema spaces, including reading and Q+A sessions with the three Guests of Honour â€“ Ken MacLeod, Adam Roberts and Ian R MacLeod. The cinemas will also host a range of panels, including sessions looking at the world of independent publishing, how to write great short stories, science-fiction’s place in the mainstream, the comic and graphic novel scene and many more.
These panels and readings offer a great chance to find out more about science-fiction on the whole, and these will be running alongside a number of ‘kafeeklatsch’ sessions. These allow audience members the chance to join an informal chat with their favourite authors â€“ a unique chance to ask the questions that you may have for some of the leading writers on the day.
The courtyard area will be hosting a booksales area, featuring a range of booksellers and independent presses. Already confirmed are Wolverhampton Waterstones, Pendragon Press, Screaming Dreams, Fringeworks, Aethernet Magazine and more, offering you the chance to pick up some incredible bargains!
The evening of the event brings a host of fun activities to wrap up the day, including the live raffle draw, with some incredible prizes to give away. There will also be the mass signing â€“ giving you the perfect chance to get your books at home or new purchases on the day signed â€“ as well as a science-fiction quiz to close, with more fantastic prizes to be won!
Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy the Futura ‘Area of Ale’, with a great range of local beers and ales available to try. Both this and the bar will be open until late, giving you the chance to relax socialise after the day’s events draw to a close.
Event organiser Alex Davis said: ‘I’m really excited by the schedule of this event, which offers a great range of activities from the serious and professional to the light-hearted and fun. With so much to choose from, anyone coming along to the event is bound to find plenty to attend!’
Tickets to Futura are Â£25 for the day, including access to all of the above activities throughout. To book, call Light House Box Office on 01902 716055 or visit http://light-house.co.uk/featured/2013/05/futura-sci-fi-convention/