This time next week I’ll be in Perth! Here’s my schedule for Swancon/Natcon:
Seeing Green – natural imagery in fantastic fiction
with Glenda Larke, Kaaron Warren
This is going to be an interesting panel. We’ll be talking about how to manage the elements in your fiction, and ensure that they don’t take over from the story. Amongst other things. Glenda is a fascinating woman with so much knowledge I’ll probably sit and listen to her if I can!
Darkness Beyond Borders
with Kaaron Warren, Kirstyn McDermott, Ellen Datlow and Paul Haines
Looking forward to tearing up the borders with these brilliant writers and editors.
Dead Eyes: Dolls and Simulcra in Horror
with Stephen Dedman, Jason Nahrung, Kaaron Warren, and Robert Hood
Creepy, creepy dolls and things coming to life. I’m having nightmares just preparing for this panel!
Friday 8.30 pm
“A Positive” Screening with Kaaron Warren
Really excited about this. “A Positive” is the short movie made by Bearcage Productions, based on my short story of the same name. I’ve seen it on a medium screen, and had a disastrous showing when the organizer forgot to set up speakers, so I’m so looking forward to seeing it at Swancon. If people are interested, afterwards I can talk about the process of taking it to the screen.
Saturday 9.30 am
Romance Writers 2: Finishing The Story
with Kaaron Warren
This is a workshop where I’ll talk about how to finish a story, as it states! I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve so if you have that story itching for an ending, come along.
Ellen Datlow Interviewed by Kaaron Warren
I know I keep saying I’m excited, but I am excited about talking to Ellen Datlow about some of my favourites stories Ellen has edited. I’ve loved her work for about 20 years, and we’ll talk about five or six stories I will never, ever forget. There’ll be time for audience questions afterwards.
with Glenda Larke, Kaaron Warren, Simon Brown and Cristy Burne
I’ve been back from Fiji for 18 months, but the experience will never leave me.