15 August 2006

Fcon again...

... because we just can't get enough....

First up - the banquet is now sold out! Crikey oh riley. When's that ever happened?

Next up: the events schedule (which I've also remembered to post to the Fcon blog and BFS boards...)

*nb. all guests appear subject to other commitments, panel personnel may alter slightly by the time we go live…

Main events (all hosted in the Albany Suite, unless otherwise specified)

(nb. [the 2nd], some panels listed as being 1 hour long, will actually be 50 mins/55 mins to allow for short break between items…)


18:00 – 19:00 Registration (suite foyer)
19:00 – 19:30 Welcome to FantasyCon 2006 – David Howe welcomes all, plus launch of the BFS: A Celebration book
19:30 – 20:30 Genre Quiz – join a team to break the ice, or just sit back and heckle
20:30 – 21:30 Panel: UK v US – Neil Gaiman, Juliet E. McKenna, Ramsey Campbell & Raymond E. Feist discuss fantasy on both sides of the Atlantic (moderated by Cheryl Morgan)
21:30 – 22:30 Interview: Guest of Honour Ramsey Campbell interviewed by John L Probert
22:30 – 23:00 Reading: late night reading from John L Probert
23:00 – 23:30 Reading: Tales from the Cryptkeeper – Ramsey Campbell sends you to bed with some nightmares …


10:00 – 11:00 Panel: Children’s Fantasy – Terry Edge, Neil Gaiman, Juliet E McKenna & Amanda Hemingway
11:00 – 12:00 Interview: Guest of Honour Raymond E Feist interviewed by Sandy Auden
12:00 – 13:00 Scriptwriting Improvisation: Stephen Gallagher, Paul Finch, Clive Barker & others TBA
13:00 – 14:00 Official Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Interview: Guest of Honour Neil Gaiman interviewed by Paul Kane
15:00 – 16:00 Panel: Indie v Mainstream Editing – Allen Ashley, Peter Crowther, David Howe, Andrew Hook, Jo Fletcher & Piers Blofeld
16:00 – 17:00 Interview: Guest of Honour Clive Barker interviewed by Paul Kane
17:00 – 18:00 Panel: Crime in Fantasyland – James Barclay, Chaz Brenchley, Neil Gaiman, Raymond E Feist & Juliet E McKenna
18:00 – 19:00 Monster Book Launch: come and see what’s new! (suite foyer/dealer’s room)
19:00 – 20:30 Official Dinner Break
20:30 – 21:30 Interview: Guest of Honour Juliet E McKenna interviewed by Chaz Brenchley
21:30 – 23:00 The Fabulous FantasyCon Charity Raffle: great genre prizes to be won!
23:00 – 23:30 Reading: Late Night Fantasies – with Alison Davies
23:30 – 00:00 Reading: Stay Up if You Dare – Tina Rath takes over the helm with her own special brand of storytelling …


10:00 – 11:00 Panel: The Changing Face of Horror – Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Mark Morris, & John Connolly
11:00 – 12:00 British Fantasy Society AGM: come along and make your voice heard
12:00 – 13:00 Telos Book Launch – celebrate new books from Telos and meet some of the authors - includes launch of their charity anthology
13:00 – 15:00 Banquet
15:00 – 16:00 British Fantasy Awards – all welcome
16:00… Clear Up & Dead Dog Party – for those who aren’t ready to go home yet!

Other Events:

Saturday, 10am - 5pm: one to one literary appointments (room TBA)

Saturday, 5pm - 6pm: Play - Frankenstein in Love (Gallery Suite)

Saturday, Midnight: Indie Film Show (Gallery Suite)

There will also be a couple of extra events on Saturday, but details for those are still being worked out.

Also, have just noticed that we've got the scriptwriting improv thingy down as only an hour... and I know we planned on it being hour and half as it tends to go on a bit... so cue frantic discussion with the Headless Chickens Brigade and will let you know what's happening with that...

Also also... the AGM - if you've points to raise, motions for changes to things, or just general BFS questions could you PLEASE let one of us know (either Marie or me, for preference) before the event so we can make sure we have the right information on stuff with us on the day, thus ensuring a proper discussion instead of ...oh, er, um, we'll get back to you.... :->

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