On Thursday I’m hopping on an aeroplane and heading off to Perth. I’m lucky enough to be going to Swancon – Perth’s Science Fiction convention. It’s the fortieth anniversary of Swancon, and this year it’s the Natcon – or National Convention.
At Swancon, on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, Frontier Resistance will be launched in paperback format by Hague Publishing. Resistance was launched in eBook format last year in October, and the first book in the Frontier series, Frontier Incursion, became a paperback last March. I believe there will be yummy bickies at the launch 🙂
I’ll also be participating in several panels throughout the convention. Here’s my program:
Friday: 10:00 – 11:00 Christopher vs Collins: Dystopias Past and Present – with Sue Ackerman, Tsana Dolichva and Cat Sparks
Saturday: 15:00 – 15:30 Launch of Frontier Resistance – with Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing)
Saturday: 16:00 – 17:00 From Asimov to Zelazney: Upholding the Classics – with Sally Beasley, Stephen Dedman, Gina Goddard, Anna Hepworth
Sunday: 14:00 – 15:00 (Overused) Fan-Fiction Tropes – with Belinda Forbes, Desiree Heald, Candice Schilder
Sunday: 15:00 – 16:00 Spec Fic Writing – Science Portrayal in Fiction – with Prk, Amanda Bridgeman, Tsana Dolichva, Donna Maree Hanson, John Scalzi, Helen Stubbs
It’s an exciting list of things to chat about, and I’ll be some of the panels contain people whose writing skills and body of work are super-impressive. Apart from that, I’m looking forward to attending lots of panels, chatting to people, and hopefully I’ll catch up with some of the people I met at Continuum X last year.
If you’re there, please come on over and have a chatT