Calling all scifi and speculative fiction fans! If you're in Adelaide this coming weekend, consider checking out the annual #SpecFicFest to be hosted by the South Australian Writer's Centre. Over two feature packed days Australian authors from around the spec fiction and sci fi genres will be participating in panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and workshops covering all areas of speculative and science fiction.
It'll be one of the most exciting genre festivals to feature in Adelaide this year! For further details, visit the event registration page now at the South Australian Writer's Centre.
FEATURING: Gillian Rubinstein, Sean Williams, Lisa L Hannett, Ben Chandler, Jason Fischer, DM Cornish, Tony Shillitoe, Jo Spurrier, Tehani Wessely and Dean Mayes.
Yep - that's me at the end of that fine list.
And I'm a touch nervous, I'm not gonna lie.
I'll be chairing one of the panel discussions on Saturday May 7th along side New York Times best selling author Sean Williams (Twinmaker, Star Wars - The Force Unleashed) and Aurealis Award Winner Jason Fischer (Everything Is A Graveyard, Quiver). We'll be discussing the genre of Speculative Fiction and how it has evolved over the past 50 years.
And on Saturday evening, in the company of these amazing authors, I'll be performing an original piece of speculative fiction at the #SpecFicFest's "Quick & Dirty" Event at the Producers Hotel, Grenfell Street in Adelaide.
This is a free event where you can come along, enjoy some sweet wood oven pizza, some cold beers and listen to some amazing stories in a relaxed atmosphere.
Exciting times! I'm really looking forward to the event and I'm sure it'll be a grand weekend.