I’m going to FantasyCon 2015. Hopefully you are too! Here’s where to find me:
Friday 23rd October
6.00 Protag / Antag: Character Creation (Conference Theatre)
A brave halfling, a bow-wielding rebel leader, a plucky teenage wizard…what makes them inherently interesting? Our panel shares their insights into creating and developing characters.
- does the character shape the story or the story shape the character?
- building back-story: detail versus enigma
- older/wiser? Developing the character over-time
- the arch-nemesis: the ingredients for creating a great villain
- the role of the sidekick, companion and ‘hench-person’
Caroline Hooton (m), Ruth Booth, John Connolly, KT Davies, Peter Newman, James Oswald
Saturday 24th October
12.00 Workshop: Getting Unstuck led by Peter Newman (Suite 2)
A workshop for any writers who are stuck with a project. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out or an established writer, at chapter 1 or 100: as long as you have a project you can bring to the group, Peter will try to help you move forward with it. Maximum: 12 attendees. There will be a sign-up sheet from the start of the day. Places will be allocated on a first-come basis
Sunday 25th October
11.40 Reading: Emma and I will be sharing this slot. 🙂
If you’re going to Fantasycon and want to win a signed copy of The Vagrant all you have to do is attend any of the programme items above and ask me the question: “Am I the First?” If you’re the first person to ask me that, you win. Simple!*
*Bonus points if you do it in the questions section of my panel.