We are delighted to be able to share the programme for this year’s Fantasycon, and what a weekend we have planned! You can download a copy of this and the full schedule with panel descriptions here. I don’t know about you, but I wish I could manipulate time so that I could attend all of these!
As with any event of this size (and especially in these times of Covid) there may be minimal, necessary changes to the programme between now and the Convention. This page will be updated to reflect those changes.
We can’t wait to see you all there!
|Time||Room 1 (Atlantis 1)||Room 2 (Atlantis 2)||The Angry Robot Room (Disocvery 1)||Room 4 (Discovery 3)||Room 5 (Endeavour)|
|10:00||Portraying Families in SFFH (Steven Poore (m), Gabriela Houston, David Green, Anna Smith Spark, Zack Argyle)||Getting Unstuck: Workshop with Peter Newman||Writing for anthologies (Dan Coxon (m), Susan York, Somto Ihezue, E.M. Faulds, Andrew Hook)||Fantasy worldbuilding- how language, food and culture influence place (and vice versa) (Neil Williamson (m), Ian Green, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Liz Williams, Stark Holborn)||Workshop on Building an Audience Lauren McMenemy|
|11:00||Writing Marginalised Villains (Lucy Hounsom (m), Mike Brooks, Eliza Chan, Tasha Suri? Claire North?)||Writing humour (Sandra Unerman (m), David Wragg, Dan Hanks, Jen Williams)||Non-fiction Genre Writing – Reviews and Critiques (John Dodd (m), Maura McHugh, Cheryl Morgan, Steven Poore, Kit Power)||Launch – BLACK SHUCK BOOKS launches BEHIND A BROKEN SMILE by Penny Jones, and GREAT BRITISH HORROR 7: MAJOR ARCANA||Reading: Fantasy: Ian Green, Robin C.M. Duncan, Kit Whitfield|
|12:00||Character Development in Short Stories (Dan Coxon (m), C.A. Yates, Andrew Hook, Zen Cho, TH Dray)||Running a Role Playing game and writing: the transferable and non-tranferable skills (John Dodd (m), David Cartwright, Peter Newman, Stark Holborn, Ian Green)||Vampires and their friends: the evolution of classic horror monsters (Benjamin Lagley (m), Russell Smith, Tina Rath||Launch – MIDNIGHT STREET PRESS launches STARLESS AND BIBLE BLACK by Susan York||Reading: Fantasy: Juliet E McKenna, Anne Lyle, Tasha Suri|
|13:00||Folk Horror (Anna Smith Spark (m), Steve Toase, Ellis Saxey, Paul M Feeney, Tracy Fahey, Caroline Hardaker)||Retellings (Pete Sutton (m), Tasha Suri, Claire North, Eliza Chan, Lucy Hounsom)||Writing in Shared Worlds (LR Lam (m), Adrian Tchaikovsky, Mike Brooks)||Guest of Honour Interview (Liz Williams, interviewed by Shona Kinsella)||Reading: SF: Allen Stroud, T.H. Dray, Stewart Hotston|
|14:00||Love, Sex, Magic: Romance and Relationships in SFF (Juliet (m), Jen Williams, Zen Cho, Saara El-Arifi, Juliet E McKenna, LR Lam)||Language of Horror (Dave Jeffery (m), Ramsey Campbell, Laura Mauro, Steve J Shaw)||Writing Dialogue: How to Make the Conversation Flow (Stewart Hotston (m), David Wragg, Colleen Anderson, Lucy A McLaren, Anne Lyle)||Launch – SHORELINE OF INFINITY Fairy Tales Issue||Reading: Andrew Hook, Caroline Hardaker, Abbey Masahiro|
|15:00||A Different Type of Armour (E.M. Faulds (m), Anna Smith Spark, Jenni Coutts, Shona Kinsella, PS Livingstone)||Putting the Science in Science Fiction (Allen Stroud (m), Emily Inkpen, Stewart Hotston, Kevin Elliott, John Dodd)||Beyond the Debut: Building a Career as a Writer (David Cartwright (m), Liz Williams, Juliet E McKenna, Stephen Aryan, Ryan Cahill)||FANTASY BOOK SWAP – a live recording with Laura Mauro||Reading: Horror: Ramsey Campbell, Tracy Fahey, Ashley Stokes|
|16:00||Writing in Collaboration (Emily Inkpen (m), Gary Couzens, Cheryl Morgan, LR Lam)||Climate Fiction (PS Livingstone (m), Kevan Manwaring, Lorraine Wilson, Neil Williamson, Caroline Hardaker, Somto Ihezue)||Short Story Workshop with Andrew Hook||Launch – FLAME TREE PRESS||Reading: Fantasy: Pete Sutton, Anna Smith Spark, WP Wiles|
|17:00||Fighting to the death: blood war and espionage in SFF, (Tasha Suri (m), Saara El-Arifi, Kate Dylan, Kat Dunn, Ian Green)||Poetry Round Robin||Religion in SFFH (Mike Brooks (m),TH Dray, David Green, PS Livingstone, JL George)||Reading: Maura McHugh, Shauna Lawless, Colleen Anderson||Reading: Fantasy: Adrian Tchaikovsky, Eliza Chan, Somto Ihezue|
|18:00||History in SFFH (Kevan Manwaring (m), Stark Holborn, Ellis Saxey, Sandra Unerman, WP Wiles)||Poetry Round Robin||Reading: Fantasy: Zen Cho, Gabriela Houston, Steven Poore||Banquet||PARTY – THE BROKEN BINDING|
|21:00||Ghosts and when to negotiate with the monster (Laura Mauro (m), Neil Williamson, Abbey Masahiro, Pete Sutton)||Reading: Kit Power, L.R.Lam, JL George||Karaoke||Reading: Fantasy: Ryan Cahill, Lorraine Wilson, Tina Rath|
|10:00||WORKSHOP Self Publishing for the first time with David Cartwright||Writing Older Characters – What happens when the chosen one grows up (Cheryl Morgan (m), Jen Williams, Gabriela Houston, Liz Willams, WP Wiles)||BFS AGM||Monsters and Monstrosity in SFFH (Andrew Hook (m), JL George, David Watkins, Kit Power, Tracy Fahey)||Reading: Horror: Laura Mauro, Benjamin Langley, Susan York|
|11:00||Folklore and Fairytales (David Watkins (m), Lorraine Wilson, Liz Williams, Kit Whitfield, Lucy Hounsom)||Writing for Audio (Emily Inkpen (m), Maura McHugh, Somto Ihezue)||BFS AGM||Launch – SINISTER HORROR COMPANY||Reading: Fantasy: Lucy A McLaren, David Green, Kevan Manwaring|
|12:00||Mental Health in SFFH (Dave Jeffery (m), Penny Jones, Lucy A McLaren, David Green)||Genre animation (Mike Brooks (m), Jen Williams, Russel Smith, Jenni Coutts, Allen Stroud)||WORKSHOP Reading Aloud for Performance (E.M. Faulds, T.H. Dray)||Launch – FLAME TREE PRESS||Reading: SF: Stark Holborn, Kevin Elliott, John Dodd|
|13:00||What to expect from the editing process (Shona Kinsella (m), Dan Coxon, Steve J Shaw, Kevin Elliott, Cheryl Morgan)||Writing the difficult emotions (Anna Smith Spark (m) Lorraine Wilson, Stewart Hotston, Ryan Cahill, Gabriela Houston)||Talk on changing folklore and its place in contemporary life, with Sandra Unerman||Finding an agent (Kiya Evans (m), Juliet Mushens, Ed Wilson and Julie Crisp)||Reading: Fantasy: E.M. Faulds, David Wragg, Russell Smith|
|14:00||Mashing up genres in Fantasy (Juliet Mushens (m), Zen Cho, Stephen Aryan, Peter Newman, Susan York)||Accepting critique and working with beta readers (Robin CM Duncan (m), Allen Ashley, Neil Williamson, Steve Morgan, Lucy Hounsom)||Horror beyond the page (Kit Power (m), Ashley Stokes, Tracy Fahey, Benjamin Langely, Tina Rath)||Worldbuilding beyond Medieval Europe (Juliet E McKenna (m), Anne Lyle, Shona Kinsella, Steven Poore, Ryan Cahill)||Reading: Horror: Ellis Saxey, Priya Sharma, Steve Toase|