Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Dangercon

Here’s the programme for a small one-day not entirely serious fundraising convention - Plotka.con.pi The Dangercon - at which I’m appearing, along with Kim Newman, Paul Cornell, and many others, on 27 May.

What’s it for? James Bacon, the organiser, writes:
This will be a one-day mini-con in aid of the League of Fan Funds, the Trans Atlantic part of which I am administrating. As you may know its an altruistic fund, sending a European delegate over to the World Science Fiction Convention in the states. The event is timed to coincide with the close of voting in the 2006 race for the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF), giving attendees in the UK a last opportunity to vote as well as hearing the winner announced on the night.

PROGRAMME
12.00 Subverting sex roles in Dangermouse Fandom
13.00 Virtual Guide to a Literary Brentford by Lee Justice and Graham Hill
14.30 ConFounding Tales presents "Death in the Air" The Spine-Chilling tale of the Heisenburg Disaster...
Simon McRory, Dougs Spencer
16:00 Alternative Londons, with Kim Newman, Paul McAuley and Paul Cornell
17.30 Comics one should read, but not by Alan Moore
Jim de Liscard
19.00 Year of the Teledu Fanny Family Fortune Ashes.
20.30 The influences on The Doctor as a character.
Paul Cornell, Kim Newman and Paul McAuley.
(voting will close at 9pm)
22.00 Fan Fund Auction, which will break for the announcement of the TAFF winner.

Alternative Programme, on the roof.
14:00 How to Kung Fu with instructor Jess Bennett.
17:00 D.I.Y. Artist Trading Cards with Flick.

VENUE
Plokta.con. pi: The Dangercon on Saturday 27 May 2006.
12 noon to 12 midnight in The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP.

2 Comments:

Blogger simon said...

Hello, I have just been re-reading Fairland and really, I am enjoying it immensley, more than the first time round actually. But the reason I went hunting for you out here on the www. was reading the passage where our main man Alex is on the tube and theres bombs going off and he sees a "terrorist" being shot by police on the platform.. it all seems horribly familiar in light of last years events.

Anyway, enjoying your stuff, look forward to the next.

Simon

May 21, 2006 10:13 PM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Hi Simon,

I should have replied to this before - I already read it with a smile.

At least, unlike in Fairyland, police shootings on the Underground aren't routine. But it's not much of a consolation.

May 27, 2006 12:16 PM  

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