Continuum 8, 2012 NatCon – my timetable

I can’t believe it’s only a week till Natcon. Time is flying at a furious rate this year. But I’m very excited because I’ll get to hang out with some great mates, soak up the whole con vibe, take part in and enjoy some excellent panels and, of course, drink. The program this year looks fantastic. Here’s where I’ll be:

Workshop: Write The Fight Right Friday 14:00 until Friday 16:00, Drummond Room

This is my workshop about writing good fight scenes. Seems like people are still enjoying it and I’m happy to run it as often as people want it.

I Flunked Physics: Hard Science Versus Accessible Science-Fiction Friday 17:00 until Friday 18:00, Faraday Room

Closed time-like curves? Light cones? Multi-dimensional manifolds? Or just reverse the polarity and beam us up? How important is accurate science in your science-fiction?

New Faiths For New Worlds Saturday 10:00 until Saturday 11:00, Lincoln Room

Love it or hate it, religion plays a huge role in our society. When creating a new society from scratch, what part will religion play? How do you create a convincing set of beliefs, and what are the pitfalls you need to avoid?

The Future Is Now Saturday 14:00 until Saturday 15:00, Pelham Room

eBooks, iDevices, apps etc are changing how we write and read. What’s out there, what’s worth using, and is all this technology a help or a hindrance? And where to from here?

What’s It Worth? Sunday 11:00 until Sunday 12:00, Faraday Room

The eBook industry is on the rise, but for many consumers price is a sticking point. Why do we undervalue eBooks? What are the potential consequences for books and authors if the mindset continues? In short, what’s it worth?

Readings Sunday 14:00 until Sunday 15:00, Faraday Room

14.00 Kelly Link
14.15 Jenny Blackford
14.30 Tansy Rayner Roberts
14.45 Alan Baxter

Bread & Circuses by Felicity Dowker, book launch, Sunday 16.00 until 17.00, Drummond Room

And that’s only the things I’m actually taking part in. There’s so much more good stuff on the agenda. These things might change a bit, as there are always hiccups along the way. Watch the official site and LiveCon for last minute details. For the rest of the time I’ll be milling about the con, attending panels and catching up with friends. By which I mean, I’ll be in the bar. Come and say hi.


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