Session 2: Let's Escape... Backwards
Mar.
15
10:00 am10:00

Session 2: Let's Escape... Backwards

It matters not how many times physicists tell us that travelling back in time is impossible, speculative writers will continue to use it as a central theme. Why do time-slip stories fascinate us so much, and how is this device best used in fiction? Lifelong time-slip fanatic Emily Gale will use a variety of well-known children’s books, YA and adult fiction to examine the hows and whys of time travel, taking a close look at the methods employed to make readers suspend their disbelief, and the profound themes explored by this ‘impossible’ concept. (Seats Available: 30) 

Presenter:

Emily Gale

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Session 1: Speculating Wildly - Getting Started with Spec Fic
Mar.
15
9:00 am09:00

Session 1: Speculating Wildly - Getting Started with Spec Fic

Speculative fiction is the best, because you can write about almost anything! But speculative fiction is also the worst, because you can write about almost anything! How do you figure out what is and isn't spec fic? How do you get started? Writers Andrew McDonald (Son of DeathReal Pigeons) and Ben McKenzie (Night Terrace, Amateur Hour Apocalypse) kick off the day with an intro to speculative fiction and a bunch of starter ideas - including how they created some of their favourite stories! (Seats Available: 30)

Presenters:

Andrew McDonald and Ben McKenzie

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