I’ll only be at Continuum X on Saturday and Sunday, but it’s going to be a busy couple of days! At this point, I’ll be hanging in the Dealer Room for most of the time during the day, except when enpanelled. And my panels look like this:
4pm Saturday – Book Launch: Guardian
Join the FableCroft Publishing team to officially launch Jo Anderton’s new Veiled Worlds novel, Guardian. Prizes, treats and special launch prices available!
Tehani Wessely, Jo Anderton, Tansy Rayner Roberts
6pm Saturday – Getting Involved In Awards
From Aurealis to Ditmars to Hugos, there are a wide range of Australian and international speculative fiction awards ad almost as many ways to participate in them. Our panellists discuss the awards they’ve participated in, and how you too can get involved.
PRK, Tehani Wessely, Justin Ackroyd, Alex Pierce
10am Sunday – Young Adult – All Grown Up
Is YA fiction just fiction with YA heroes? What is YA, what makes it good, what differentiates it from adult or “new adult” fiction?
Tehani Wessely, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Amie Kaufman, Leonie Rogers, Sue Bursztynski
2pm Sunday – The Crowdfunding Experience
Sites like Kickstarter and Pozible allow ambitious creators to fund projects through small contributions from vast numbers of curious consumers. When it works, it often works spectacularly – but projects can fail just as spectacularly. A look at pros and cons of the crowdfunding business model by creators who have tried it.
Tehani Wessely, Josh Vann, Laura Wilkinson, Ben McKenzie, Paul Nicholas
4pm Sunday –
Ever wondered how that story got chosen – or rejected? Our panel of editors will
read out the openings of a few SF stories complete with realtime analysis, explaining at what point they would decide to keep or dump a story and why. explain why some stories make it through and others don’t.
Cat Sparks, Tehani Wessely, Jack Dann, Sue Bursztynski, Amanda Pillar
5pm Sunday – Punching Above Their Weight: Small Press in Australia
They take chances. They go where no big press dares. They publish new writers and artists and veterans alike. They publish SF, fantasy, horror, humour, YA, children’s books, themed anthologies. Big press publishes FFT – fat fantasy trilogies. How and why can Australia’s vibrant small press do things large ones can’t?
Sue Bursztynski, Paul Collins, Edwina Harvey, Simon Petrie, Tehani Wessely
8pm Sunday – The Awards
Other than all that (more panels than I’ve EVER been on at a convention, I think!) I’ll hoping catch a few friends for dinner and see everyone in the Dealer Room!