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.
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
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:30