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Continuum XI

I know I’ve been quiet lately. I’ve been head down trying to smash out some projects, some of which should be announced quite soon. But in the meantime, I feel like I should poke my head up and let you folks know that I have two appearances coming up next month. Next month starts tomorrow, so I suppose I’d better get on with it…

First of all, I will be at Melbourne’s annual Continuum speculative fiction convention. I will primarily be around on Saturday and Sunday, when I will be on a series of panels. They are:

Saturday 10am –  Computer Geeks and Computer-Fail in Visual Media, in which Kathryn Andersen, Alis Franklin, Lisa Sinclair and I will discuss the ways in which film and TV usually stuffs up its portrayal of anything computer-related. All panelists are professional computerer in real life, so expect some genuine nerdiness.

Saturday 11am – Comedy in Genre Fiction, in which Jane Routley, Katherine Phelps and I discuss the use of comedy in speculative fiction genres. Since the genres I am most commonly associated with are horror and comedy I think it’s fair to say that this will be quie a lively panel.

Saturday 3pm – Villains and Anti-Heroes. Kathryn Andersen, Margo Lanegan, Freya Ashman and I will discuss villains and anti-heroes. Which panelist falls into which cateogry? U Decide!

Sunday 10am – Comics How To, with Anthony Castle. Anthony and I will discuss how to make comics. Bring your questions; this is going to be more of an open-format discussion than a presentation.

Sunday 11 am – Debate: The Heroine’s Journey, with Amanda Bridgeman, Katherine Phelps, Amie Kaufman and Lindy Cameron. The ladies and I will debate whether or not the heroine’s journey is the same as the hero’s, and if not, whether it should be. I guess I’m the token male on the panel, so that should be quite hilarious even before you consider that I have a problem with the Campbellian hero’s journey all by itself.

If you’re at the show stop by, say hi, shake my hand. I’ll be the one int he black t-shirt.

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