I’ve received my schedule from the organisers of Satellite4, the 65th Eastercon, which this year will be held in Glasgow at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Here’s what I’ll be doing:
Fri 18 April 17.00-18.00
PANEL: Women in Science and Speculative Fiction
Both female scientists and female writers face gender-related challenges in their careers. Are some of the issues the same and can we learn from one another?
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Clare Boothby, Christine Davidson (moderator), Juliet McKenna, Stephanie Saulter
Sat 19 April 15.00-16.00
PANEL: Future Representation
The panel explores SF literature in the context of what stories actually are, or are not, being told. Who gets to be in the future; what happens to everyone else; and who gets to decide?
Fran Dowd (moderator), Laura Lam, Stephanie Saulter, Donna Scott, Ian Whates
Sat 19 April 21.00-?
Read For Your Life!
A series of short, sharp readings from writers known and unknown. Some works are newly published, others still in progress, all offered up for your evening’s entertainment. Bring a drink and a friend, find your next favourite author!
Hosted by Stephanie Saulter and Mark Barrowcliffe
(Note to authors: You can use the Early Bird token in your registration pack to sign up from 3pm on Friday, with additional sign ups from Saturday morning. All sign ups are in Ops.)
Sun 20 April 19.00-20.00
The BSFA Award Ceremony/James White Award Ceremony
The annual BSFA Awards as voted for by members of the BSFA and Eastercon for Best Non-Fiction; Best Art; Best Short Fiction and Best Novel. Also, the James White Award: results of the competition to find the best short story by a non-professional writer for 2013.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Jim Burns, Alice Lawson, Steve Lawson, Farah Mendlesohn, Martin McGrath, Stephanie Saulter, Donna Scott, Andrew J. Wilson
Apart from that I’ll be in and out of panels and talks, hanging out in the bar, and happy to have a chat. I don’t know whether there’ll be a formal signing session, but it doesn’t matter if there isn’t – I’ll have a pen in my pocket, so if you want me to scribble on stuff just ask.