Hello! I will be in Dublin for Worldcon, which is fast approaching! Please feel free to say hi–especially during the autograph in the reading when I always worry I’ll be sitting there by myself. My schedule is below.
Autographs: Friday at 11:00
16 Aug 2019, Friday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)
Mary Robinette Kowal, Juliet E McKenna, Kelly Robson (SFWA), P C Hodgell, David Demchuk, Laura Lam (Edinburgh Napier University)
Refreshing European Epic Fantasy Tropes
16 Aug 2019, Friday 15:30 – 16:20, Odeon 3 (Point Square Dublin)
Castles, horses, and knights are the building blocks of European epic fantasy literature, but are we on the verge of having dredged these tropes dry? Is there still a sense of discovery for readers who are browsing the shelves of Eurocentric fantasy, especially in light of the exciting selection of epic fantasy literature from around the world? And how do we revive and/or reshape new epic tales that are rooted in Europe’s fantastic past?
Marcus Gipps (Gollancz) (M), Jared Shurin, Laura Anne Gilman, Scott Lynch, Laura Lam (Edinburgh Napier University)
Anniversary: The Left Hand of Darkness (book)
16 Aug 2019, Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)
It is the 50th anniversary of The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. For many, this book has been an eye-opening presentation of gender. How has it influenced and shaped gender in SFF books? Where has the genre gone since?
Cheryl Morgan (Wizard’s Tower Press) (M), Laura Lam (Edinburgh Napier University), Dr Nick Hubble (Brunel University London), Ell Schulman
Reading: Laura Lam
19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:20, Liffey Room-3 (Readings) (CCD)
Laura Lam (Edinburgh Napier University)