Every year I love going to Melbourne’s annual speculative fiction convention. If you’ve never been, it’s where you can go and listen to authors on panels, meet like-minded fans and attend writing workshops (as well as fancy dress and karaoke!). This year, Continuum is at the Jasper Hotel from 7-10 June. You can buy tickets here – only $180 for first timers![Read more…] about Where I’ll be at Continuum 15
I am so excited to be running a workshop on Killing Your Darlings as part of the Crime Writing Masterclass at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne on Monday June 24.[Read more…] about Crime Writing Masterclass at the Emerging Writers Festival
I went to Swancon over the Easter long weekend for the first time ever! I usually try to make it to the National Science Fiction Convention and Continuum each year. Anything else is a bonus!
Unfortunately there weren’t a lot of people at Swancon this year. I get it – the cost of flights from the east coast to the west coast is expensive. It’s cheaper for us Melburnians to fly to Hobbiton than to Perth. There were no international guest of honor this year, but kudos to Foz Meadows for stepping in. I also found the proportion of fans to writers much higher than at other conventions like Continuum. However, it was exciting to be there for both the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards. [Read more…] about All the Things That Happened at Swancon 43
This year Swancon is the National Science Fiction Convention and I’m excited to be attending for the first time! Please come and say hello to me if you’re attending! I’m looking forward to meeting lots of writers and creatives from Western Australia. [Read more…] about Where I’ll be at Swancon 2018
I’m really excited to tell you all I’m chairing a panel at Genrecon in November with some fantastic genre fiction authors. Yay! The panel is:
Surviving the book launch (and the lull that follows)
1:30-2:30pm Sunday 12 November
First the book comes out and it feels like everyone’s talking about it. Then the book’s been out for a while, and it seems like people aren’t talking enough. Amy Andrews, Emma Viskic, and Trent Jamieson talk you through the first few weeks of a book’s lifespan and offer tips on surviving the launch and the lull that follows when the release is over and the reviews have all come in.
You can check out the whole program online. Unfortunately the convention is so popular it’s now sold out, so make sure you get on the mailing list for future conventions. I can’t wait to go up to Brissie in November. If you’re attending Genrecon, let me know. I’d love to see you there!