Me and fellow Storyslinger Beth Stewart recently ventured up to north Wales to attend the annual Sci-Fi Weekender, a huge convention geared towards sci-fi fans and general nerds. There were a lot of interesting panels about books and writing, hosted by a number of really cool authors, as well as cosplay, vendors and entertainment. One of the highlights of the weekend was Brian Blessed, who I go into more detail about in the second post.
Read about our adventure below:
Day One – in which we flail at all the costumes and merchandise, but also manage to attend a few panels:
Here Come the Girls (a female view of writing and editing).
Here Come the Boys (a male view of writing and editing).
No Airships Required: Creating Steampunk Worlds.
Vampires in Love: Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.
Day Two – in which we have our photos taken with Daleks and the Ghostbusters, and attend more panels:
It’s the End: Why the Apocalypse is so Popular.
Creating Fantasy Worlds.
The Future is Bright: But What would Asimov make of it?
We're definitely going back in 2014, so if anyone wants to come along or meet us there, let us know!