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My FantasyCon 2019 schedule

I’ll be attending FantasyCon in Glasgow this weekend, and this is what I’ll be getting up to:

Launch: The Shadow Booth
Friday 5pm
Launch of Shadow Booth Vol 4, edited by Dan Coxon, with readings by Robert Shearman, Gary Budden and Tim Major.

Panel: The 13th Doctor
Saturday 12pm
The Doctor is back and she’s better than ever! What are the best moments in series 11? What do we love about Whittaker’s Doctor? How has the series riffed on existing concepts but explored them in new ways? And what kind of stories do we want to see next?
David Thomas Moore, Mark Morris, Tim Major, Una McCormack

And the House Lights DimLaunch: Luna Press
Saturday 1pm
Launch of the Harvester series of single-author collections by Marie O’Regan, Paul Kane, Nick Wood and Tim Major.
This is the official launch of my collection And the House Lights Dim, which was published in July this year.

Workshop: Short Fiction Submissions
Sunday 12pm
Alongside my BFS Horizons co-editor, Shona Kinsella, I’ll be running a workshop about how to make the best possible impression when sending short stories to editors.

…and then I’ll be attending the banquet for the first time – exciting!

Les Vampires by Tim Major…and then I’ll be attending the British Fantasy Awards for the first time – also exciting!
(Not least because my monograph about the 1915 film Les Vampires is on the shortlist for Best Non-Fiction – though it’s up against some fine competition, any of whom I’d be delighted to see win. Still, the nomination is a great excuse to finally stick around long enough to see the awards presented.)

Another first: I’ll be staying in the convention hotel. Hopefully this will mean a more flexible approach to planning my days, and less lugging around everything needed from morning until night. And more chance to bump into people and hang around with people I like, which surely is the point of FantasyCon in the first place.

‘The Weird in Weird Fiction’ FantasyCon panel on The Outer Dark podcast

This week’s The Outer Dark podcast includes a recording of the ‘Weird in Weird Fiction’ panel from last month’s FantasyCon in Peterborough, featuring me alongside some wonderfully knowledgeable people: Phil Sloman (moderating), Helen Marshall, Stephen Laws, Paul Woodward and Alistair Rennie.

I had such fun taking part in this one! The panel starts at the 1:11 mark, though you should also listen to the WorldCon ‘Rise of Weird Fiction’ panel recording earlier in the episode, and Helen Marshall’s fantastically detailed commentary on the current state of weird fiction. (Also: read Helen’s fiction! Her short story collections are incredible.)

What I’ll be up to at FantasyCon 2017

Next weekend I’ll be attending FantasyCon for the third time. In 2015 I was a bystander; in 2016 I jumped in at what I thought was the deep end, with a reading and a panel appearance. It turns out there are deeper waters, though: this year I’ll be participating in three panels and a reading. If you’ll be there, this is where you can find me:

Readings: Weird Fiction – Saturday 11am
Laura Mauro
Tracy Fahey
Tim Major

Short Fiction: Markets, Outlets, Awards –  Saturday 3pm (Panel Room 1)
Allen Ashley (mod), Stephen Bacon, Tim Major, Pat Cadigan, Adam Millard, Lynda E. Rucker

Unruly Authors: The Perils of Being an Editor – Saturday 5pm (Panel Room 1)
Juliet  Mushens (mod), Tim Major, Colleen Anderson, Mike Chinn, Rose Drew

The Weird in Weird Fiction – Sunday 11.30am (Panel Room 3)
Phil Sloman (mod), Paul Woodward, Alistair Rennie, Tim Major, Stephen Laws, Helen Marshall

 

 

 

My FantasyCon schedule

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Next weekend I’ll be heading to FantasyCon for the second time. The difference will be that, whereas last year I skulked shyly at the edges of rooms this time around, this time I have a novel to promote (though I reserve the right to skulk). I’ll be appearing at these events:

Friday 23rd Sept

  • 9–11pm Horror Writers Association & Jo Fletcher Books Party – where I’m looking forward to meeting other HWA members and writers.
  • 9.30pm Tim Major reading – I’ll be doing a reading alongside Alex Lamb (though I haven’t yet decided what I’ll be reading) as part of the ‘Sci-Friday’ bunch of writers. I like to see my reading slot as acting as a warm-up for recent Clarke Award winner, Adrian Tchaikovsky.

Saturday 24th Sept

  • 2–3pm Snowbooks launch – where my time-travel novel, YOU DON’T BELONG HERE, is the side attraction to the launch of Snowbooks’ series of horror novellas by authors including Mark Morris, Ray Cluley and Cate Gardner.

Sunday 25th Sept

  • 1–2pm ‘How to Build a Time Machine’ panel – my first ever panel appearance… Expect a lot of blustering, though I genuinely have built a time machine as part of my preparation.

You can read the full FantasyCon programme here.