All About Speculate


What is Speculate?

Speculate is a festival for writers of speculative fiction from any and all backgrounds. Whether you're plotting your first short story or doing line edits on your next horror trilogy - Speculate is the place for you to connect and grow with other science fiction and fantasy writers.

How did Speculate Start?

The team at The Morning Bell have been running a literary podcast for the greater part of three years, hosting some of the best Australian speculative fiction authors. The team decided it was time to give Melbourne writers the chance to experience the same great conversations, engaging topics, and honest insights into the world of writing and publishing live.

What can people expect at Speculate?

Speculate is all about building the speculative fiction writing community in Australia. You can expect to gain insights in world-building, craft, and publishing, and to have plenty of opportunities to network with other passionate writers.

Who will be on stage?

We've got a great line up of artists coming to Speculate. With so much talent here in Australia, it's been quite a challenge narrowing down our speaker list for one day. Now that the full guest list is announced, we hope you're as excited as we are. You can find out more about our guest speakers here.

How do I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets via the 'Buy Day Pass' link. Please note that to purchase a Day Pass, you must select both the 9:00am & 1:30pm sessions on the ticketing site.

Full price Day Passes along with Morning & Afternoon Passes will go on sale from 10:00am AEDT on Friday 9 March. For full ticketing options, click here.