Eastercon 2015: Dysprosium – Schedule


Looks like the updated programme book for next weekend’s Dysprosium con (the 2015 Eastercon) is now online. Here’s what I’ll be up to:
This year, NewCon Press (who published ‘The Honey Trap’ in La Femme last year) have their own spot in Room 15 at Eastercon. There’s some cracking panels there across the weekend, featuring the likes of Aliette de Bodard, Gareth L. Powell, Kim Lakin-Smith, Gaie Sebold, Christopher Priest, Nina Allan, Freda Warrington, Paul Cornell, Neil Williamson, Dave Hutchinson… and I’ll be there too.
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Writing the Short Stuff
Tony Ballantyne, Ruth EJ Booth, Paul Cornell, Kim Lakin-Smith, Ian Whates (Rm 15/NewCon Press Room)
My understanding is that this’ll be largely an informal affair, where folks will have the chance to ask us questions about writing short stories, have a wee chat, and maybe pick up some books while they’re there. All lovely stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.
That’s it for my relaxacon. Well, apart from this…
5:30pm – 6:30pm: BSFA Awards
‘The Honey Trap’ nominated in Best Short Story Category. (Discovery suite)
So, erm… The bar, Sunday night, then?
Only kidding. I’ll be in the bar every night. See you there!


Photo Friday: Nadine Shah and Kingsley Chapman

The glorious Nadine Shah recently debuted ‘Nothing Else To Do’, a brand new track from her new album Fast Food (out on 6th April) on THIS EPISODE of the Mary Anne Hobbs 6Music show.
Now the wonderful Kingsley Chapman, has a new song out called ‘Olympians’ – his first since the breakup of The Chapman Family.

Put together, those are two grand excuses to show you these photos from when the two appeared together in January, as part of Tissue Culture‘s annual New Year bash. That’s where we were treated to a rare solo set from Shah, as well as a cover of ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ with Chapman’s band The Murder – surely the perfect choice of duet for the two of them. Enjoy!