BSFA/SFF AGM and Mini Covention

Location: Lecture theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

BSFA/SFF AGM and Mini Convention
June 17th 2017
Lecture theatre 1, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ

Special Guest for BSFA: Anne Charnock


A Calculated Life, Anne’s debut novel, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick and Kitschies Golden Tentacle Awards. Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind was one of The Guardian’s best SFF books of 2015. Dreams Before the Start of Time is one of Publishers Weekly’s most anticipated titles of Spring 2017.
Special Guest for SFF: Stephanie Saulter.


Stephanie Saulter is the author of the near-future science fiction @Evolution trilogy, including the novels Gemsigns, Binary and Regeneration. She is published by Jo Fletcher/Quercus.

The event is free and open to all for the panels and interviews, so non-members who wish to attend may wish to take advantage of the AGM times scheduled around lunch to mingle at a nearby venue.

0930: Doors open
1000: Welcome and SFF interview (Stephanie Saulter  interviewed by Sarah Brown)
1055: Short break
1105: SFF “Fake news” panel: Stephanie Saulter, Anne Charnock, Chris Beckett and
Graham Sleight (moderator). “Political discussion recently has been more
and more dominated by discussion of ‘fake news’: did sf see this
coming? And does science fiction provide us with any tools for better
understanding the media and reality landscape we’re confronted with?”
1155: Lunch break (suggested venue: Queens Arms https://www. thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/ )
1200: BSFA AGM
1330: SFF AGM
1440: BSFA interview (Anne Charnock interviewed by Gerard Earley)
1530: BSFA panel:  “Is science fiction addressing the really big
issues facing humanity?”: David Gullen, Andrew Wallace, moderator Donna Scott
1630: end
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2017-06-17
End Time: 16:30

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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