20 May 2007

Fantasycon mega-post

As promised, here's everything you need to know so far...
When? Friday 21st Sept - Sunday 23rd Sept
Where? Britannia Hotel, St James Street, Nottingham
With Who? Terry Brooks, Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones & M.C. Peter Crowther
Website: www.fantasycon.org.uk

Preliminary schedule of events:

*Please note – there will be some additional items and panellists added shortly. Panellists appear subject to prior commitments. Some times may be rearranged.

(JB blog note! Also, some of the descriptions will be expanded on - we have yet to pretty up some of the titles!)

Friday 21st September

Devonshire Suite

7pm – 7.15pm - Welcome to Fantasycon

7.30pm – 8.30pm - Mass Signing/autographing party with GoHs and other authors.

8.45pm – 9.30pm - Solaris Launch Party

9.30pm – 10.30pm - Chills vs Thrills - Discussion panel with Tim Lebbon, Mark Morris, Michael Marshall Smith & Nancy Kilpatrick)

10.30pm – 11pm – Chaz Brenchley reading

11.30pm – Midnight – Ramsey Campbell reading

Saturday 22nd September

Devonshire Suite

10am – 10.45am – Comics: Easts meets West – The rise of Manga & Anime. Discussion panel with Jay Eales, Mike Carey, Mike Chinn, Jonathon Oliver

11am – 11.45am – Terry Brooks interviewed by Debbie Miller

12pm – 12.45pm - Are Fantasy Tropes Dead & What is the Perception of Modern Fantasy – Discussion panel with Chaz Brenchley, Juliet McKenna, Sarah Ash, Mark Chadbourn.

(1pm – 2pm – lunch break)

2pm – 2.45pm – Trials and Tribulations of Publishing – Discussion panel with Stephen Jones, George Mann, Peter Crowther, Jo Fletcher.

3pm – 3.45pm – Crime Crossover – Discussion panel with Michael Marshal Smith, Sarah Pinborough, Chris Fowler

4pm – 4.45pm – In Conversation with Smith & Jones – Stephen Jones interviews Michael Marshall Smith, Michael Marshall Smith interviews Stephen Jones.

6pm – 6.45pm – What Makes a Book work on Film? Scriptwriting discussion panel with Stephen Volk, Stephen Gallagher, Tim Lebbon

(7pm – 8.30pm – Dinner break)

8.30pm – 9.15pm – Taboo – Discussion panel with Chris Fowler, Ramsey Campbell, Adam Neville, Nancy Kilpatrick.

9.45pm – 11pm – The Fabulous Fantasycon Raffle

11.30pm – Midnight – Michael Marshall Smith reading.

Gallery Suite

10am – 10.45am – Funding workshop – Chaz Brenchley & Alex Davis

12pm – 12.45pm - Write for Life – Seminar with Simon Clark

3pm – 3.45pm – Making a Living from Scriptwriting – Seminar with Stephen Volk

4pm – 4.45pm – Write for Life – Seminar with Chaz Brenchley

5pm – 5.45pm – Editorial Seminar - Jo Fletcher

Film show in the evening – times to be decided.

Dealers Room

5pm – 5.45pm – Monster Small Press Launch

Sunday 23rd September

Devonshire Suite

1pm – 3pm – Banquet (tickets to be booked in advance only)

3pm – 4pm – British Fantasy Awards Ceremony (all welcome!)

4pm onwards – Clear Up and Dead Dog Party

Gallery Suite

10am – 11.45 – BFS AGM (BFS members only)

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Banquet Menu

(Tickets to be booked in advance. Limited numbers. Please indicate your menu choices and any food allergies/special requirements when booking.)

Choice of:

Cream of Vegetable soup

Fan of Charantais Melon served with a compote of Mixed Berries


Choice of:

Breast of Chicken presented on Bacon Mash, stuffed with a Herb farce & finished with a Madeira jus.

(Veg. option) Stuffed Roast Pepper with Zuccini, Aubergine, Red Onions & Cous Cous with a Tomato & Herb sauce

(Selection of vegetables & potato served with either)

Choice of:

Mixed fruit cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle


Coffee & Mints


Price also includes 2 glasses of house wine & water/orange juice at the table

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Fcon 2008 is confirmed for the Britannia, Nottingham. Date and guests to be advised.
We'll have a decent amount of details about it well in time for this years event! Hurrah!


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