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Picocon 30 Feb 16 and 17

Submitted by steph on 8 February 2013 - 5:58pm

There is just over a week to go till Picocon, at the Imperial College Union, London.

I will be a Guest of Honour, along with Richard Morgan, Peter Hamilton (who's there on Saturday only), and Kate Griffin.

I'll be giving a reading at 10.30 on Saturday from my novel-in-progress, so it's a chance to hear some new material, and I'll be talking on Where it all comes from: Childhood and ongoing influences on writing.

The panel discussions are on hot topics too, including:

It is common for genre authors to maintain blogs. How do you think this more immediate level of contact with readers affects both the creative process and the marketing of novels?


If you want to come along, there's a registration form at the Imperial College Science Fiction Society site. The tickets themselves can be purchased on a separate page, at the Imperial Union Store.

You can also buy tickets on the day, at the front desk. You don't have to be a member of the society or union to join in: all are welcome!


wonderful to hear Steph read parts of the next book and talk about influences and details in the books. Thank you.

Hey, wish I could have seen that. If you fancy sending me a quick description of the experience I could post up on my site I'd appreciate it! Ta.