Real life has me slammed at the moment.  A combination of day job antics,  rewrites and preparing for a major international swordfighting competition means that I hardly have time to think right now.  So it’s no wonder that Bristolcon has snuck up on me.
It looks to be another great event again this year, and I’ll be on not one, but TWO panels, one of which I’ll be moderating.
SF&F On the Margins
12:00 – 12:45 Programme Room 2
The pros and cons of small press, indie and self-publishing for writers have been well explored over the past decade, but what benefits, if any, does the increased ease of access to publishing hold for readers and for the culture of speculative fiction? What exciting projects or changes in SF&F have come about through these marginal routes to market?
with Sammy Smith (Mod), Joanne Hall, Cheryl Morgan, Adrian Faulkner, Jason Whittle
Through a Glass, Darkly
19:00 – 19:45 Programme Room 1
If speculative fiction holds up a mirror to society, how has this changed over time, and what does it tell us about our current concerns? What are we going to be worried about over the coming years?
Adrian Faulkner (Mod), Sarah Pinborough, Robert Harkess, Justin Newland, Terry Jackman
If you are going to Bristolcon (and if you’re not, why not?) then I hope to see you in the audience.