Fifty Years of Fantasy and Horror – Feminism in SFFH

We are really excited to be running our second Golden Jubilee event on 25th June via Zoom and we can’t wait to see you there. As before, tickets are free for members and £5 for non-members and are valid for the full day’s programme. Book here: Buy tickets / Join the guestlist – 50 Years of Fantasy and Horror – Zoom, Sat 25 Jun 2022 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (

We’ll be kicking off the day with a panel looking at the role and influence of feminism in speculative fiction over the last 50 years, with Tiffani Angus, Teika Marija Smits and Lucy McLaren.

Tiffani Angus is a novelist and short story writer. Her 2020 debut novel, Threading the Labyrinth, was shortlisted for the BSFA best novel award and the BFS best novel and best newcomer awards. A 2009 Clarion graduate, she was a senior lecturer in creative writing and publishing for a decade. Her research interests include the depiction of women’s bodies in apocalyptic fiction, and she’s the co-writer of a forthcoming writing book (working title Spec Fic for Newbies) due in early 2023 from Luna Press.
Teika Marija Smits is a Nottinghamshire-based writer and freelance editor. Her speculative short stories have been published in Enchanted ConversationShoreline of Infinity, ReckoningGreat British Horror 6 and Best of British Science Fiction (2018 & 2020). She is delighted by the fact that Teika means fairy tale in Latvian.

Lucy McLaren is a fantasy author and professional counsellor, passionate about writing stories that include a realistic representation and exploration of mental health issues. Her debut novel, Awakening: The Commune’s Curse Book 1, released from Santa Fe Writers Project on 1st May 2022.

The rest of the day’s events will be announced in the coming days, but here’s a little teaser for you: