Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm talking at Eastercon :)

Eastercon is the British National Science Fiction Convention, and it's happening over the Easter bank holiday weekend, at the Radisson hotel at Heathrow.

I volunteered to be on a panel discussing 'Comics outside the mainstream'.  There was a twitter conversation about the lack of women on convention panels, and I butted in exclaiming how terrible it was, and then one of the folk involved with the con looked at New readers... and well at that point I felt like I couldn't say no.  I really hope I don't make a twat out of myself or embarrass the the organisers or anyone.

Apparently we shall be discussing these questions:
What good comics are published outside the big two?
What is published on the web and outside mainstream publishing entirely?
Are comic creators increasingly moving to the freedom of publishing outside the major distributors?

George R R Martin and Paul Cornell will be there (not on my panel, well as far as I know they won't be on my panel, I can't imagine why they would be on the panel).

So, this thing is happening on the Sunday (8th April) at midday..

Is anyone in blog land attending?  If you are then come and listen to me gabble on!


Anj said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Saranga said...

I'd like to add that anyone can volunteer and it's not like I'm anyone special.

But thank you Anj.

I am excited now! Today I did a work presentation to what felt like a barn full of people and that went ok so I'm now feeling more positive about this bout of public speaking.

SallyP said...

Congratulations! You will of course be fabulous.

Saranga said...

for a given value of fabulous, yes ;)