Fantasycon is less than a week away and I’m busy trying to get everything done so I can enjoy the event instead of stressing over work.  It’ll be great to catch up with friends, some of whom I’ve not seen since Eastercon.  But I won’t just be lounging around in the bar as I’m glad to announce that I not only have a reading but I will be appearing on a panel as well!

23rd October 2015
 9:30pm Reading
I will be reading something from Black As Knight.  I’m still unsure as to what but weighing in at 190,000 words I’m sure there’s something readable in it somewhere.
24th October 2015
Room: Suite 2
10.00am Welcome to my Place: Making Your World Better
Setting has a huge effect on the impact of your story, so how do you create a believable, interesting world which ‘feels real’ without info-dumping or losing the plot? Our panel of experienced world-builders and creative writers shares tips and techniques for bring your fictional world into being.

  • what comes first: the story, the setting or the characters?
  • in what ways do they inform each other?
  • how much detail do you need and what role does research play?
  • balancing originality with familiarity

Moderator: Martin Owton
Panelists: James Brogden, Adrian Faulkner, Megan Kerr, Sophia McDougall, Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson