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SFX Book Con 2

Saturday 10th November 2018 12:30 Noon - 6:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

SFX, the UK's biggest selling sci-fi and fantasy magazine, has teamed up with Foyles once more to prove that some sequels are better than the original.

Featuring more authors, more panels, and even more signings, SFX Book Con 2 will host some of the greatest names in genre writing for a day of full-throttle discussion and signings. There'll be spaceships, time travel, dragons, magic—and maybe the odd paradox.

There will be four panel events throughout the day with a 15 minute break between each and two extended signing sessions. 


12.30 - 13.30

Look Who’s Tolkien

Is JRR’s work still essential to modern fantasy storytelling, or should writers now be looking further than Middle-earth?

Authors speaking at this session:

Alexandra Christo, John Gwynne, Rebecca Kuang, Jen Williams, Chris Wooding


13.30 - 13.45 



13.45 - 14.45

Tech Wars

In a world where sci-fi gadgets are every day, do writers have to work harder to wow readers with technology?

Authors speaking at this session: 

Pat Cadigan, Peter F Hamilton, Lauren James, Richard Morgan, James Smythe 


14.45 - 16.00

Break and Book Signing


16.00 - 17.00

Keeping It Real

How do you keep a science fiction or fantasy story grounded? Is leaning into the real world essential?

Authors speaking at this session:

Anne Charnock, Sarah Lotz, Nick Setchfield, Tasha Suri, Tade Thompson 


17.00 - 17.15 



17.15 - 18.15

Paradox Lost

Adventures in time travel, parallel worlds and alternate dimensions.

Authors speaking at this session:

MR Carey, Rebecca Levene, Kate Mascarenhas, Lavie Tidhar


Each ticket includes an SFX goody bag and 10% discount in The Cafe at Foyles (valid on the day of the event).

Tickets: £18 standard / £15 Student or Foyalty member*. When purchasing a Foyalty ticket, you'll need to bring a valid in-date Student card or Foyalty card with you..

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road



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