BristolCon 2023 Programme - Panel 1
Published: 13/10/2023 23:59:47
Correct at Time of Publication
|09:45||Welcome Ceremony with MEG|
|09:50||Welcome Ceremony with MEG|
I have an idea!
Well done! Now, how to turn this idea into a book without grinding to a halt a couple of chapters in because you've said everything you have to say?
|10:50||Reading: Ida Keogh|
|11:00||Guest of Honour: Ida Keogh interviewed by Caroline Mersey|
|11:50||Reading: Anna Stephens|
Why did it have to go political?
The panel discusses how to use science fiction and fantasy stories to bring about change, or perhaps they should all really just be about wild japes and lashing of strawberry second breakfast?
|12:50||Reading: Rob J. Hayes|
The Self-Published Fantasy Blogoff Story
Book Launch followed by Mass Signing
|15:00||Guest of Honour: G R Matthews interviewed by Adrian Selby|
|15:50||Reading: Kevlin Henney|
Am I SciFi?
We live in a world where hearts, kidneys, tissue and bone can be transplanted, limbs replaced with robotics, eyes renewed, and even hair loss defeated. To Victorian eyes we must seem like some sort of marvelous fantastical story...the panel discusses what medical advances might be considered science fiction today, but normal in the future
|16:50||Reading: Joel Cornah|
Dungeons & Dragon's Den
Our panelists discuss business opportunities in the Sci fi and fantasy world... from Bantha wool to borg implant creams... no idea is too insane.
|17:50||Reading: J A Mortimore|
I've finished my book, what next?
When is it time to get an editor in? Do you need beta readers? That cover isn't going to draw itself...
|18:50||Reading: Richard Gadz|
Desert Planet Mars
Our panellists get to take five books, two companions (living or dead), and one item which is somehow miraculously working perfectly in the Martian atmosphere. What makes the cut?
Closing Ceremony, followed by Karoke
MEG presents the End Of Con finale followed by Karaoke with Bav