A Quick Roundup of Worldcon 75

The Like Party

  WorldCon’s been and gone and we’re all slowly recovering from the great whirlwind that is this epic convention. This year, WorldCon took place in Helsinki, home of the Wife Carrying Championships, squirrels (the city’s symbol) and Jo’s new favourite submarine. Luckily for you lot, we’ve managed to bully Jo …

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WOW Festival 2015: Sexual Violence in Fiction

The fifth annual WOW (Women of the World) Festival at London’s Southbank Centre wrapped up on Sunday 8th March, International Women’s Day. Over the weekend author Stephanie Saulter joined Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck College; Laurel Sills, co-editor of HOLDFAST magazine; David Moore from Abaddon Books; and chairperson …

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WOMEN IN GENRE: THE DEBATE. NEW EVENT!

JFB have a rather exciting announcement to make. On 8th May, at Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road, six authors will discuss the debate surrounding the representation of female authors in genre fiction, why there is a lack of it, and the solutions that could be implemented to ensure equality in the future. …

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