I missed last year’s Eastercon, so I’m really looking forward to this year’s. As it’s only just over a week away it’s time to post my schedule:
Friday 19:00 – 20:00 – Emotional Storytelling Through Music.
The trailer for Logan, the third solo Wolverine movie, was backed up by Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt. It immediately indicated to the audience that this would not be like any other Wolverine or X-Men movie. In this session panelists discuss how essential to storytelling on screen music is and how it can change a story and shape the viewer’s emotions. We explore when music has triumphed in supporting a story, and when it has failed. With D Franklin, Juliet Kemp, Russell Smith and Mike Cobley.
Saturday 13:00 – 14:00 – Kaffeklatsch.
Saturday 16:00 – 17:00 – Far Futures of Today.
The far future can follow a philosophical or scientific trajectory – or indeed both – and explore or include eschatology, utopia, space opera, evolution, entropy, the end of the world, time travel to name but a few ideas and themes. In this session we explore current works of far future and where this sub-genre might be going. With Ian Watson, Wyken Seagrave, Zoe Sumra and Mem Morman.
Sunday 19:00 – 20:00 – Author reading (slot shared with Tej Turner).
And of course I’ll be at the BSFA Awards, milking my shortlisted status for all it’s worth (any excuse to dress up), and later I’ll be shaking my funky stuff at the ‘pyjama party’, though not in a onesie.