When scientists write science fiction

15 Aug 2019, Thursday 12:00 - 12:50, ECOCEM Room (CCD)

Write what you know. That bit of advice has been handed down to new writers with great regularity, but what does it mean for writers whose day jobs are in the science and technology fields? What advantages or challenges do they face when writing with a science background? What does it take to walk in both worlds?

Dr Douglas Van Belle (Victoria University of Wellington) (M), Kali Wallace, Alisa Hellstrom (Tallinn University), Dr David L Clements (Imperial College London)

Short fiction in YA

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 17:00 - 17:50, Liffey Room-1 (CCD)

Short stories have traditionally been a bedrock of SFF culture, and in recent years they’ve become a staple in YA too, with YA anthologies and publications becoming more common and enjoying more popularity. Let’s talk about some of the most exciting anthologies and short story authors, why they’re appealing, and where to find them!

Anne Corlett, Claire Bartlett, Kali Wallace, Jeremy Carter (Escape Artists), P. M. Freestone (M)

Guest Speaker

Southern California Writers’ Conference

September 20-22, 2019

Wyndham Irvine Hotel in Irvine, California

[Events to be announced]