Eastercon Schedule

It’s that time of year again.

Eastercon, the British National SF convention runs from April 6-9 this year.

The provisional programme (PDF) has now been released, and it looks like it’s going to be a belter.

Here are the items I’m currently scheduled to be on:

Friday, 9pm – 10pm “Doctor Who: The Importance of Scheduling” (panel)
Doctor Who’s scheduling has varied over the years, from Saturday teatime to weeknight primetime. This year, for the first time since the new version launched, the season will premiere in the autumn. Is this a good or a bad thing?

Saturday, 11am – 12noon “How to set up a Theatre Company” (talk)
For the last year and a half or so I ran Red Table Theatre, a theatre company producing Children’s Theatre. We set up a new business model for Fringe Theatre, were the featured story on the front page of The Stage, got four and five star reviews for our productions, and made a profit. I’ll talk you through what we did right and wrong.

Saturday, 3pm – 5pm “Creativity Workshop” (talk and workshop)
For the first half I’ll be talking about creativity – how it works, and tips and tricks you can use to increase yours. Then in the second half, we’ll put them into practice and create a TV series.

Monday, 5pm – 6pm “Social Medial in SF” (panel)
Talking about both social media as portrayed in SF, and SF told through social media themselves.

There are a few tickets left, but it’s getting perilously close to selling out.

Do come up and say hello if you’re there.

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