BristolCon 2023 Programme - Panel 2
Published: 13/10/2023 23:59:47
Correct at Time of Publication
|09:45||Welcome Ceremony with Dan|
|09:50||Reading: Steve Mchugh|
I had a book launch and nobody came
How to promote your book using social media, traditional media, promotional tricks, and which models work best for authors.
|10:50||Reading: David R Lord|
The ethics of a fictional war
Do authors have a responsibility to honour the horrors of war, or is a fictional war free to glorify the battle and miss the gory truth of death?
|11:50||Reading: Susie Williamson|
The Science Fiction Comedy Mystery Romance
Some genres are a perfect fit for cross-over and some - just - ain’t. The Fifth Element was a perfect mash-up of genres but they don’t all work quite so well. So, what does, and what doesn’t?
|12:50||Reading: Stephen Oram|
How to make AI socialist?
AI and machine learning are set to transform the knowledge economy in the same way automation changed the manual labour economy. How can society learn from the mistakes of the past in not disempowering the workforce and putting lots of people out of work?
|14:50||Reading: J. E. Hannaford|
Water, water everywhere
The ocean as a locus for sci-fi and fantasy
|15:50||Reading: Helen Claire Gould|
Telling the story
What’s the best viewpoint for telling your story? First person, or third? Maybe setting it in the context of a news item, police procedural, historical archive, family legend, or shaggy dog story works best for different types of tale
|16:50||Reading: peter sutton|
...with a twist!
How much do writers adapt/manipulate real world settings or historical events or science to fit their novels? How far is it okay to deviate from the facts of your setting whilst writing SFF fiction?
|17:50||Reading: Johannes T. Evans|
Reinventions of traditional tropes are the flavour of the moment, but what makes some work and others fail? Should we be fiddling with the classics or coming up with fresh ideas instead?