A PDF version of the full programme for Saturday and Sunday is available at this link.
Programme Room 1
Programme Room 2
|11:00 - 11:50||Blogging, The Internet, and Freedom of Speech|
Ariel, Diane Duane
|12.00 - 12:50||Let’s All Go to Mars!|
Paul Cornell, Frank Darcy
|Is It About a Bicycle?
Flann O’Brien: Ireland’s Master Storyteller
Leah Moore, John W Sexton
Colin Smythe, Nicholas Whyte
|13:00 - 13:50||A Reading
|The Next Harry Potter?
Writing for Young Adults
Diane Duane, Oisin McGann
John W Sexton
|14:00 - 14:50||Once There Was a Hobbit, |
Who Lived in a Hole in the Ground…
Maggie Furey, James P Hogan
|Comics Are the New Black
Graphic Novels Are the New Rock’n’Roll…
Robert Curley, Leah Moore
Bob Neilson, John Reppion
|15:00 - 15:50||Awards? We Don’t Need No Steenking Awards!
Colin Greenland, Charlie Stross, Nicholas Whyte
|The Other Inkling:
C S Lewis
Susanna Clarke, C E Murphy
Colin Smythe, Julian West
|16:00 - 16:50||SF & F Pictionary|
Bob Byrne, Paul Cornell
Brian Nisbet, John Reppion
Diane Duane Juliet E McKenna
|How To Write
A Successful Book
in 50 Minutes Or Less
James P Hogan, Paul Kearney
Dave Murphy, Bob Neilson
|17:00 - 17:30||Forthcoming Conventions
& Other News|
|Closed for Closing Ceremony
|13:00 - 13:50||Closing Ceremony|
Guests & Committee
|Closed for Closing Ceremony|
Panels are 50 minutes long to allow for smooth transition to the following panel
The name in italics is deemed to be the panel’s moderator
Programme Room 1
11.00 – 11.50 Blogging, the Internet, and Freedom of Speech The Internet has changed our lives, and the way in which we communicate with the world. Where are the lines of free speech to be drawn now?
12.00 – 12.50 Let’s All Go To Mars! A recent article in New Scientist suggests that travel in hyperspace may be possible. So, let’s all go to Mars!
13.00 – 13.50 A Reading by Susanna Clarke Susanna Clarke reads The Charcoal Burner
14.00 – 15.00 Once There Was a Hobbit, Who Lived in a Hole in the Ground…
But not any more. Archaeologists have recently discovered small humanoid remains. What mythical or literary creatures can we expect them to find next?
15.00 – 15.50 Awards? We Don’t Need No Steenking Awards!
Do awards serve any useful purpose, or are they simply good for the winner’s ego? A few award winners tell it like it is.
16.00 – 16.50 SF & F Pictionary
What can we say? Just what you’d expect! Priceless art, spontaneously generated.
17.00 – 17.30 Forthcoming Conventions, & Other News, Raffle
17.30 - 18.00 Closing Ceremony
Programme Room 2
10.00 – 10.55 Closed
11.00 – 11.50 Closed
12.00 – 12.50 Is It About a Bicycle? Flann O’Brien: Ireland’s Master Storyteller
Flann O’Brien is Ireland’s most popular writer, according to a recent BBC poll. Now, sales of The Third Policeman have soared after the book appeared in an episode of TV series Lost. Here’s an introduction to his work.
13.00 – 13.50 The Next Harry Potter? Writing for Young Adults
The most important reading group is the young adult one, it seems. What do you need to appeal to this vital audience?
14.00 – 15.00 Comics Are the New Black, Graphic Novels Are the New Rock’n’Roll…
Everyone, it seems, want to write a graphic novel. What is the appeal of this, the fastest growing literary form?
15.00 – 15.50 The Other Inkling: C S Lewis
Belfast-born C S Lewis has recently got the big-budget movie treatment, like his friend and colleague JRR Tolkien. But there was more to Lewis than Narnia…
16.00 – 16.50 How To Write A Successful Book in 50 Minutes Or Less
Several published writers, who probably should know better, try to come up with a winning formula in under an hour…
17.00 – 18.00 Closed for Closing Ceremony