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Congenial

This weekend, it's Congenial, the combined Unicon and British national role-playing con, happening this year in Cambridge, with the amazing Phil and Kaja Foglio, the authors of Girl Genius as guests of honour. I've met them, and they are fabulous people, very talented, very interesting. They are going to rock as GoHs. The marquis is on the committee; I, together with other members of The Write Fantastic, have helped to design the literary programme.
Here's my schedule:

Saturday, 12:00, Council Room: How to do Sex and Death Properly
Sex and death, or at least relationships and action, lie at the core of
many SFF novels, but can be surprisingly tricky to write. Our panel
discusses the problems and pitfalls and possible techniques. Juliet
Mckenna, Kari, Kate Keen, and Tanya Brown.

Saturday 14:00, Council Room: Writers on Reading
Our panel will discuss This Is Not A Game, by Walter John Williams, with
each other and the audience.
Juliet Mckenna, Kari, Phil Nanson and Simon Bradshaw.

Saturday, 15:00, Long Room: Cities of the Mind
Alternate pasts and presents. Other worlds and imagined lands. With
Juliet Mckenna, Mike Shevdon, Anne Lyle, and Kari.

Sunday 11:00, Long Room: 1001 Musketeers
Sequels to, re-imaginings of and conflicting versions of The Three
Musketeers. A talk by Kari. Updated since its last appearance! With
illustrations and commentary.

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la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
Thank you.
This is a good series, in fact. They tend to be small -- around the 200 members mark -- but they are always good-humoured, well-programmed and a lot of fun.
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la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! One year, I hope you'll be able to come to one of these: they are usually great fun.
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la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
You are welcome any time. We have spare beds!
rdmaughan
Aug. 9th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
I won't make it there this time around. Looks like an interesting slice of items there. Hope you all have a great time.
tyrell
Aug. 9th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Blimey, Walter Jon Williams. Hardwired was fun, but Aristoi absolutely blew me away. Will have to look up 'This Is Not a Game'.
la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
It's huge fun. He is so talented.
la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
And, of course, he's the guest at next year's Eastercon....http://www.eightsquaredcon.org/web/Welcome.html
tyrell
Aug. 9th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
Gah, I did not know this! *puts it in the calendar*
desperance
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Well, damn. I hate to be missing that.

(Also, I am just saying, but next time? Aliette would make a fabulous GoH...)
la_marquise_de_
Aug. 9th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
She would. I will make mention of this to the next committee...
We would love you to be hear, too.
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