FantasyCon is now just a week away, so we thought we’d let you know our plans for the weekend and the events we’ll be taking part in. We have three fabulous authors taking part – Alison Littlewood, Stephen Jones and Sue Tingey – and Jo and I will both also be on panels (it’s my first time!).
It’s shaping up to be a fantastic weekend, with tons of great people attending (6 Guests of Honour!!). If you don’t manage to catch one of our events, we’ll also be around the convention in general from Friday–Monday and at most of the big events, including the Gemmel Awards, the FantasyCon Banquet.
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand
Jo Fletcher Books and the Horror Writers Association UK Chapter will be co-hosting a signing party at this year’s FantasyCon in Scarborough! Join us for a free drink, many snacks and to get a book signed by one of the following fabulous authors:
* Alison Littlewood * Sue Tingey * Stephen Jones *
* Marie O’Regan * Paul Kane * Robert Shearman *
* Reggie Oliver * Jan Edwards * Theresa Derwin *
* Tim Major * CC Adams *
* Pre-signed Corpselight samplers from Angela Slatter *
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel)
Magic in Fantasy Fiction – Do You Need It At All, And How Do You Use It Well?
Sue Tingey, Irene Soldatos, James Bennett, Peter Newman, Peter McLean, Lucy Hounsom (Chair)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel)
The Searching Dead – Ramsey Campbell
Limericks Of The Alarming and Phantasmal – Ramsey Campbell, Illustrated by Pete Von Sholly
Quieter Paths – Alison Littlewood
Damage – Rosalie Parker
The Stones are Singing – R. B. Russell
Theatre of Blood – John Probert
The Parts We Play – Stephen Volk
Theatre of Blood launches from Electric Dreamhouse
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand
How Much Planning Does it Take to Make a Great Book?
Alison Littlewood, Jaine Fenn, Stan Nicholls (Chair), Edward Cox, Jason Arnopp
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand
Why Are The Novel and The Novel Series So Dominant in Genre Fiction?
Scott Lynch, Lucy Hounsom, Meg Davis (Chair), Sam Bradbury, Angus Watston, Jamie Sawyer
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand
Is Post-Apocalyptic Fiction All Out of Ideas?
Joe Hill, James Smythe, Nina Allan, Jo Fletcher (Chair), Mike Carey, Bella Pagan
10:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Reading Café (Royal Hotel)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand
Advice on How To Get Published and Stay Published From Members of the HWA
Jo Fletcher, Ian DruryStephen Jones, Paul Kane (Chair), Marie O’Regan