Loncon 3 Guests of Honour Discuss Iain Banks
Thursday 13:30 – 15:00, Capital Suite 7+12 (ExCeL)
Iain Banks is a Guest of Honour at Loncon, but to our great sadness he passed away recently. In this session the man, his works and his legacy are discussed by other Guests of Honour, people who worked with him, read his works, appeared at conventions with him and drank copious amounts of whiskey with him.
John Jarrold (M) , John Clute, Malcolm Edwards , Jeanne Gomoll, Bryan Talbot
Carving A Legacy Among Legends
Friday 13:30 – 15:00, Capital Suite 10 (ExCeL)
Horror is a genre dominated by icons. Stephen King, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, and others have paced the horror field for a generation. Does this hugely successful minority disproportionately demonstrate a viable market for horror stories? How does a debut author break in? Have urban fantasy and paranormal romance replaced horror to any extent? Does this correlate to the success of horror stories in the independent publishing markets?
David Nickle (M) , Robert Jackson Bennett, John Jarrold , Lisa Tuttle, Ann Vandermeer
Finding an Agent
Saturday 12:00 – 13:30, Capital Suite 16 (ExCeL)
A great query letter is all you need! Write a great manuscript and the rest doesn’t matter! Network at conventions and you’re in good shape! These nuggets of advice and dozens like them float around the writersphere as gospel. How many of these have a ring of truth? What is the secret to finding an agent? And what does an agent do once you have one? Our agents will decrypt the process.
Betsy Mitchell (M), Jacey Bedford, Joshua Bilmes, Ian Drury, John Jarrold
Saturday 16:00 – 17:00, London Suite 4 (ExCeL)
Irene Gallo, John Jarrold
Iain M. Banks, Writer and Professional
Sunday 11:00 – 12:00, Second Stage (ExCeL)
A panel led by Ken MacLeod discusses the career and works of our Guest of Honour, Iain M. Banks.
Ken MacLeod (M), David Haddock, Michelle Hodgson, John Jarrold, Andrew McKie