Conflux 2012

It’s Conflux time again. I love going to Conflux, as it always has a great vibe. Always a very friendly con. (Next year, Conflux is NatCon, so that should be extra exciting!) But in the meantime, we’ll all be in Canberra again this coming weekend, so join us. Jooiiiinnn uuuuuusssssss!

I’ll be conducting a seminar on Friday afternoon, with the very talented Ian McHugh. We’ll be talking about getting the details right in your fiction, from fighting to scene-setting to character description and more. Then I’ll be on a few panels over the weekend:

Saturday 10am – 11am: What makes a good fantasy / sf / horror story? with Sue Isle, Ian McHugh and myself.

Saturday 11am – noon: Story and Plot Structure in Superhero Comics with Rob Hood, Conor Bendle, Lewis Morley and myself.

Saturday 2pm – 3pm: The art of scene and mood setting in dark speculative fictionwith Tracey O’Hara,
Lily Mulholland and myself.

Sunday 9am – 10am: Writing dialogue workshop with myself and Rik Lagarto.

Sunday 3.15pm – 4.15pm: Readings : Alan Baxter and Ian McHugh. I’ll read from my novella, The Darkest Shade Of Grey, I think.

Also, on Saturday Night from 7 pm onwards at Smiths Alternative Bookshop there are no less than Five books launches! Launched by Conflux MC, Jack Dann, we have:

Jodi Cleghorn (editor) – From Stage Door Shadows;

Gillian Polack – Ms Celllophane (e-book);

Craig Cormick – Time Vandals;

Tor Roxburgh – The Light Heart of Stone;

Greg Mellor – Wild Chrome.

I have a story in the From Stage Door Shadows anthology, and will probably read a bit of it at the launch.

So it looks like a busy and fun time will be had. Obviously, as usual with cons, at any times not listed above you’ll find me in the bar, drinking and carousing. Come and say hello!


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