If you’d like to come see me during BristolCon (or if you want to know where to avoid) this is where I’ll be:
12.00 – 12.45: Interactions. Conventions like Bristolcon are a great place to meet and chat with people you might previously have only been fans of, but sometimes that can be nerve-racking. Our panellists are here to convince you that writers are (often shy) people too, and we’re all fans of somebody! (Programme Room 2)
with John Baverstock (Mod), Claire M Hutt, Jaine Fenn, Peter Newman, David Gullen
12.50 – 12.55: Reading (Programme Room 2)
16.00 – 16.45: Getting Unstuck. A workshop for any writers who are stuck with a project. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or established, at chapter 1 or 100: so long as you have a project you can bring to the group, we can try to help you move forward with it. (Summit 1)
I’m particularly excited about this one but be warned it’s limited to 9 people. 5 places can be booked in advance by emailing programme [at] bristolcon.org. The other 4 are booked on the day. First come, first served!
18.00 – Writing Non-Human Characters. What are the challenges in writing aliens, robots, fairies and other non-human characters in F&SF? How do you get inside their heads and make them convincing? (Programme Room 1)
with Peter Newman (Mod), Cavan Scott, Pete Sutton, Amanda Kear (Dr Bob), Kim Lakin-Smith