Preparing for Conflux 12

Conflux 12, Conflux, red fire monkey, Earl Grey Editing, rooibos tea

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 30 September until Monday 3 October and the theme is Red Fire Monkey, after the Chinese astrological year. Special guests are David Farland, a best-selling fantasy author and writing instructor all the way from the US, and Australian dark fantasy/horror author Alan Baxter. Sean Williams will be the MC. As usual, I will be attending and am very much looking forward to making some new friends as well as catching up with some old ones.

Where to find me

I will be sitting on two panels. Exact details are subject to change.

Books I’ve loved

When: Saturday, 1 October, 4:30 PM

Where: Reid Room
Novotel Canberra
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra

The panel name speaks for itself, really.

Exploring Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch

When: Sunday, 2 October, 3:30 PM

Where: Clarke Room

A discussion about how spec-fic is pushing the boundaries of gender diversity. I’m really looking forward to this panel.

If you have an interest in speculative fiction and can make it along, please stop by and say hi! I love getting to know new people. However, if Canberra is a little too far away for you or attending conventions is not your sort of thing, there’s no need for you to miss out entirely. I shall be posting a convention report once the excitement is over (and I’ve had the chance for a few restorative cups of tea).

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