Tolkien and Language
Edmund Weiner, Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
Discussing Religion and Doctor Who
Dr Andrew Crome, Lecturer in the History of Modern Christianity at Manchester University
Thor: the God of New Technologies?
Dr Martin Arnold, Reader in Old Northern Studies, University of Hull
The Design of Alien Ecologies
Dr Jack Cohen, biologist and author
The Deterministic Monkey Theorem or Chaos in L-Space
Professor Ian Stewart, mathematician and author
Wicker Men, Straw Dogs and Fireflies: Celts and Others in 70s Cinema and â€˜Safeâ€™â€™
Professor Marion Gibson, Associate Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at University of Exeter
You can find abstracts posted on a regular basis on their blog,Â http://sffacademic.
Tickets are Â£85 for the whole weekend, and can be purchasedÂ here. These do not include accommodation, but do include access to the entire convention – which includes tracks on Geek Feminism, Video Game Culture and Game of Thrones, as well as guest such as Chris Barrie, Rihanna Pratchett and Monte Cook.