I’ll be heading off to Brighton two weeks from today for the World Fantasy Convention, the first time it’s been outside of North America since 1997. My first WFC was—yikes!—a third of a century ago, and took place in Providence, Rhode Island in 1979.
Here’s where you’ll be able to find me … officially anyway. Because I’ll of course spend much of my time schmoozing in the bar and lobby as well.
Thursday, 31 Oct., 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Thanks for the Memories
It’s been a brutal year for losing people from the genre. With input from the audience encouraged, the panel recalls the lives and works of a number of writers and others who made significant contributions to our field, including Iain M. Banks, Basil Copper, Harry Harrison, Ray Harryhausen, James Herbert, Jack Vance, Frederik Pohl and of course, our own Guest of Honour, Richard Matheson.
with Roz Kaveney, Kim Newman, (mod) Rodger Turner, Gary K. Wolfe.
Thursday, 31 Oct., 4:00-4:30 p.m.
I’ll probably read bits and pieces of my short story appearing in Psycho-Mania, as there’ll be a launch party for the book at the con.
Friday, 1 Nov., 8:00-10:30 p.m.
Foodie that I am, I’ve also arranged some good eats, so I’m also looking forward to the “Roast Partridge, Spätzle, Braised Leg, Creamed Savoy, Fig and Thyme” at Gingerman and the “Braised pork belly, black pudding and fig roll, fresh fig, watercress, vanilla celeriac puree” at Graze.
Look forward to seeing you all on the other side of the pond!