LOOKING FORWARD TO FANTASYCON 2012: PROGRAMME AND TOR AUTHOR EVENTS
25 September 2012
By Bella Pagan
I don't know where the time has gone this year but (hurrah!) it's now time for another spectacular FantasyCon, taking place for the second year in a row in Brighton at the Royal Albion Hotel. And special guests this year include Joe R. Lansdale, Muriel Gray, Brent Weeks, Mary Danby, Mark Gatiss and Robin Hardy. James Herbert will also be making a special appearance, with Tim Lebbon being the august Master of Ceremonies this year.
Full details of the programming are here, and you can also find below information on Tor author activities, plus highlights from fabulous genre bloggers.
FRIDAY 28TH SEPT
20:00-21:00 - Mass author signing
This includes Adam Nevill, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Johnny Mains (who helped us bring the classic Pan Book of Horror Stories back to a modern audience).
SATURDAY 29TH SEPT
10:00-11:00 - Fantasy Fiction: Keeping it real
Panel includes: B. Jacka, J. Kent, J. E. McKenna, A. Tchaikovsky, B. Weeks
10:00-11:00 - How and Why to Blog
Marc Alpin, of the fabulous Fantasy Faction, gives some tips
13:00-14:00 - James Herbert signing
To include copies of his latest novel, Ash
13:00-14:00 - Mary Danby Guest of Honour interview
Conducted by Johnny Mains
14:00-15:00 - The End is Nigh
Panel includes: Simon Clark, A. Baker, G. McMahon, A. Nevill, A. Wearing
17:00-18:00 - Is Steampunk Dead?
Panel includes: J. Green, K. Lakin-Smith, K. Newman, G. Sebold, J. Shurin
22:30-23:00 - Adrian Tchaikovsky reading
SUNDAY 30TH SEPT
11:30-12:30 - Newcon Press launches Hauntings
Edited by Ian Whates and featuring a short story by Adrian Tchaikovsky, amongst a fine selection of short fiction by other authors. Editor, cover artist and authors will be on hand to sign the book.