Just a reminder that the following BSFA events are taking place at this coming weekend’s Dysprosium Eastercon 66 at Park Inn, Heathrow.
Saturday 17:30 – 18:30, Discovery “Runar munt þu finna”: why sing pop in dead languages?: The BSFA Lecture will be given by Dr Simon Trafford of the Institute of Historical Research. Introduced by Edward James and Chaired by Tony Keen.
Sunday 17:30 – 18:30, Discovery, The BSFA Awards: Presented by Gareth L. Powell
(Nomination details are here. If you’re at the con, please come to the BSFA desk to pick up a ballot paper)
… and the following items are also on the programme featuring BSFA committee-members:
Johnson, 11:15 – 12.15
RIP The Media Room?: The future of media programme items at conventions. A future of con-running item.
Dave Lally, Harry Payne, Mark Slater.
Discovery, 15:00 – 16:00
The Things We Learned From Pratchett: An exploration of fantasy, storytelling
Jim Butcher, Edward James, Seanan McGuire, Farah Mendlesohn, Jessica
Endeavour, 12:30 – 13:30
Equal Rites?: The use of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature and
television to promote diversity, from the uber-multicultural Discworld to the
bridge of the original Enterprise. How far have we come and are we pulling
the mainstream along with us?
Farah Mendlesohn, Fiona Moore, Sarah Shemilt.
Endeavour, 13:45 – 14:45
Editorial Workshop: Donna Scott is a professional copy-editor. This workshop
offers a crash-course in how to self-edit a ‘finished’ piece of work, with tips
on rooting out common foibles, including tautology, exposition and other
hazards. We will also explore some of the mysteries of the professional
You can submit the first 500 words of your own prose for the group work via
the BSFA desk the day before the workshop, but if you don’t feel brave
enough, I will find a suitable practice text for you.
20 places maximum: please book in advance.
This will involve pair-work, so be prepared to make a new acquaintance.
For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org