As promised, here’s my BristolCon schedule:
Midday – my kaffeeklatsch. Sign up at the desk…
6pm – Plausible Critters. “We see a lot of creatures in SF and fantasy that are just horses or dogs in cheap disguises. Conversely, we see interesting alien life forms that are hopelessly implausible. When sticking wings on a rabbit and calling it a snoogle just won’t do, how can you create weird, wonderful and convincing critters? What are some examples of the best and worst critters in fiction?” With Max Edwards, Snorri Kristjansson, Stephanie Saulter, and Gareth L. Powell.
7pm – Are Friends Electric?"Robots and AI have come a long way in recent years, becoming more responsive and life-like (sometimes unnervingly so!) We may be on the verge of building robots that can care for human beings – are we heading in the direction predicted by Asimov? And is it a good thing, or could we be opening a can of shiny metallic worms?" With Robert Harkess, Ian Whates, Nick Walters and Emma Shortt
7:50pm – a short reading, not sure what of yet.
There’s also plenty going on to drag me from the bar at the World Fantasy Convention the week after: watch this space for details.
Are friends electric sounds fun.
Yep, and I need to do some research for that tonight!