I'm genuinely thrilled to be a guest at this year’s NineWorlds Geekfest in Hammersmith. For those who don't know, NineWorlds is three days and nights of books and comics, gaming, film and TV, fandom, crafts, cosplay and creativity, geek culture and academe, and above all meeting awesome people and having a really big party.
I’m a guest on the Living Words track and will be at the con on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August. My panel appearances are:
17.00 SATURDAY 13 AUGUST - GENRE FUN-TIME 101
Come one! Come all! See our passionate panelists voraciously compete to declare their choice of the Most Hated Cliche Of All Time! The biggest laugh sees the panelists pet peeve or authorial nightmare consigned to the dark, dank, despicable, dire depths of Room 101! (All cliches will be fished out and washed off and given a good hug after, we don’t hold with cruelty to innocent plot devices)
This panel also features:
- Jason Arnopp
- Ed Cox
- Bex Levene
- Stark Holborn
It's moderated by m'esteemed editor at Hodder, Anne Perry.
20.30 SATURDAY 13 AUGUST - MORAL ISSUES IN SPECULATIVE FICTION
When you’re dealing with a sentient and newly murderous AI, or the revelation that the people behind the Wall are… well, actually people too, what happens to your morality? Moral quandaries can arise from the most unexpected places and some of the very best speculative fiction is driven by them. So, how do you do right, or wrong, when the world around you has shifted the goalposts? Hero or villain? Renegade or Paragon? And is the line between them a brick wall or a chalk mark?
Also appearing on this panel:
- Al Robertson
- Stark Holborn
- Jen Williams
- Mark De Jager
It's moderated by Lisa Tuttle.