Fantasycon 2014, Plus An Apology

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Fly-By-Night
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Apologies, oh mighty internets, for the recent lack of blogging! Having just recovered from LonCon3, which was excellent, I’m heading off tomorrow to Fantasycon in York, and between attending both cons, toddler-wrangling and returning to work for the first time since said toddler became a separate, corporeal entity, I am currently running late on All Of The Deadlines, No, Seriously, All Of Them, which state of affairs has rendered my brain into mush. So if I owe you a piece of writing, or if you’re waiting on me for an email reply: I AM SO SORRY, PLS FORGIVE, THE FOZ HAS TEMPORARILY STALLED BUT NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMING SHORTLY (oh god please let normal service resume shortly). 

That being said, if you happen to be attending Fantasycon, I’ll be appearing on the following panels:

Saturday 6th September, 4.00pm – SFF and Politics
There is nothing more glorious than to defeat your enemy by transparent democratic process, and hear the lamentation of the other sides’ whips. Can SFF make political process dramatic and heroic, or will it always come down scheming viziers and noble warriors?
Lizzie Barrett (m), Jaine Fenn, Foz Meadows, Catherine Hill, Adrian Tchaikovsky

Sunday 7th September, 11.00am – Building the Same Old World
Only SFF gives us the opportunity to imagine an entirely new world, but how often do we actually do that? Do any writers manage to leave preconceptions about the way the world works behind – and should they? The panellists discuss the opportunities, pitfalls and politics of worldbuilding.
Camille Lofters (m), Tiffani Angus, Foz Meadows, Kate Elliott, Peter Higgins

Hope to see you there!

Comments
  1. merriank says:

    What lovely topics! As we slide further into neo-feudal corporate barbarism maybe all SFF does is accustom us to our lot?

  2. Ros Jackson says:

    I’m looking forward to the SFF and politics panel. During the great library uprising in Lincoln last year there was a lot of quoting from Tolkien going on, and talk of the infamous Nine (council executives who voted to close libraries). It definitely livened up the political process.

  3. Lkeke35 says:

    Yeah I was wondering what happened. Hadn’t heard from you in a while, but all you have to do, really, is say the word “toddler”. That’s more than reason enough right there.

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