I was going to post my my Aussiecon4 schedule the other day, but it looks like every author and his/her dog has beaten me to the punch. Anyway, without further ado, here’s my schedule:
The writer of fantastical horror faces some very particular challenges. Our panellists discuss defying the prefixes.
Shane Jiraiya Cummings, China Mieville, Carrie Vaughn
Friday 11am. Room 211.
Trent Jamieson, Paul Collins, Nicole R. Murphy, Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Friday 12 noon. Room 201.
Very short stories: Writing and reading flash fiction
Flash fiction – a short story lasting only a few hundred words – is perhaps the most misunderstood of prose fiction forms, and potentially one of the hardest to write. What are the challenges of writing flash fiction, and what sorts of stories is it best equipped to tell? Is it possible to write a work of flash fiction that could rival lengthier classics in the field? Can you write quality fiction shorter than this panel description? (Which is 88 words long, by the way, including this sentence.)
Martin Livings, Sarah Parker, Jeff Harris, Amanda Pillar, Shane Jiraiya Cummings*
Friday 3pm. Room 217.
* My attendance on this panel hasn’t been confirmed.
Book launch – Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears
Marty Young, Angela Challis, and a whole bunch of Aussie horror writers.
Friday 4pm. Room 203.
AHWA Nightmare Ball
Friday 9pm. Room 201.
Monday 10am. Room 201.
Are attempts to censor the web an assault on our freedom or a necessary precaution? As in Australia, so to the world.
Talie Helene, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Gary Kemble, Cory Doctorow
Monday 12 noon. Room 210.
The full program is now online.
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