Although I don’t get to many conventions these days I always enjoy Bristolcon. It’s ‘small but perfectly formed’ and also not too far to travel. I’m on two panels this Saturday:
11am – The Ethics of a Fictional War. Do authors have a responsibility to honour the horrors of war, or is a fictional war free to glorify the battle and miss the gory truth of death?
5pm – …with a Twist. How much do writers adapt/manipulate real world settings or historical events or science to fit their novels? How far is it okay to deviate from the facts of your setting whilst writing SFF fiction?
The first one feels a little awkward given current events, but then again, stories are how we make sense of this nonsensical world.