I’m off to Satellite Six at the end of the month. Hurrah!
The Satellites (of which this will be the sixth, keep up at the back there) are a series of rather lovely UK Science Fiction conferences with a the-science-in-science-fiction theme.
(Science Fiction conferences are usually called conventions rather than conferences because Historical Reasons, but that always reads to me like 1950s vacuum cleaner salesmen gathering in a motel in Buttfuck Idaho to tell each other how awesome they are and then cheat on their wives.)
The first Satellite was held back in 2007 as a one day con to commemorate 50 years since the Space Age dawned with the launching of Sputnik 1. Since then, Satellite has grown from strength to strength, with Satellite 4 being the 65th Eastercon – the yearly national UK SF conference.
But enough history! As well as being around the con generally, here’s where I’m going to be in particular:
Blakes 7 40th Anniversary panel
16:30 – 17:30 in Toma (Alternative)
Blakes 7. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
There will be spoilers.
The Great Satellite Debate: Who should speak for Planet Earth?
14:30 – 15:30 in Toma (Alternative)
The UNKNOWN have arrived from Outer Space, and a representative from Planet Earth must be selected to greet them.
I – and others – will make a case for who (or what) this representative should be, and then the audience will choose who represents us all at the moment of First Contact.
This may not work out well for Humanity.
So if you’re around, please do come and say hullo!
Also, there is a non-zero probability that I might run Hey Kids, Let’s All Meet The Gin Wizard! and/or Doctor Magnethands.
This probability will increase the later it gets, the drunker I get, and (at least in the case of “Hey Kids, Let’s All Meet The Gin Wizard!”), how much Costume is in the immediate vicinity.