Here for your delectation is my schedule for LonCon3. If anyone is going to be there, do come and say hello – particularly at the signing bit where I am in the same room as some people like Peter V Brett and Christopher Priest whose books are spectacularly famous! Fortunately I will be there with my nonexistent following so the table will look nice but the room will not be even more crowded…! heheheh. Though if it gives you any idea how seriously I am taking this, I have spent actual money on an actual dress. Yes, a dress.
Also, there will quite possibly be jellybeans. I am have chosen those because I don’t like them and therefore won’t eat them all myself, which means that you lot need to help me with them.
So, yeah a signing (oooh get me). And then two panels, which should be really interesting, and bonus – I am meeting up with cyberfriends such as MTMaguire (if you haven’t read the K’Barthan Chronicles, go do so) and some of the guys from the Kindle forum, with a bit of luck. And who knows who else?
Looking forward to this…. So:
Autographing 3 – J.A. Clement
Friday 10:00 – 11:00, Autographing Space (ExCeL)
Fake Science for Fun, Profit and Disaster
Friday 15:00 – 16:30, Capital Suite 15 (ExCeL)
From Piltdown man to water powered engines and vaccine scares, fake science casts a long shadow. Why is this? Why do people fall for the same thing again and again? When does it matter? When is it good fun or is it always something that has to be stopped? If so, how?
Andy Sawyer (M), J.A. Clement, Paul Cornell, Dr Tori Herridge
You’ve Ruined It For Me
Sunday 19:00 – 20:00, Capital Suite 3 (ExCeL)
Screen adaptations of genre works are big business, and fan conversation about them often revolves around issues of accuracy and deviation. But what are the other discussions we could be having about the relationship between novel and film? How does our experience of an adaptation shape the way we read a particular book, whether for the first time or on a re-read? Is it possible, any more, to talk about The Lord of the Rings without reference to Peter Jackson? Are ‘book purists’ too defensive against what is, after all, simply someone else’s reading of a work with a budget, or do blockbuster adaptations carry a popular cultural weight that makes them hard to escape?
Other than this I will of course have my reader’s head on, and will be lurking in panels and workshops and having a look round the exhibitor’s hall and all that.
And now, back to the prep. Banners! Jellybeans! Bookmarks! It’s madness over here…
Catch you at the ‘Con!