This is something of a cautionary tale about agreeing to do things and then forgetting that you did. The Edge Lit (Derby Quad, 14th July) schedule has come together, and I'm pleased to announce that I will be:
10am Digital Workshop — running a workshop about world-building
2pm Meeting room — joint reading slot with MD Lachlan — I'll probably do a short story as, having done a few of these now, that seems to give a more satisfactory audience experience.
4pm Cinema 2 — Does fantasy need archetypes panel — this feels as though it's going to at least touch on the same ground as the elf panels from SFX and Alt Fiction, making this the popular topic for the year.
9pm Cinema 2 — The Influence of HP Lovecraft panel — provisional (I think I'm doing this, but I'm a late shoe-in, and it's not 100% certain yet).
You might's notice that first entry there, which rather threw me when I saw it. Yes, actually I did tell Alex I might be up for a workshop. And somewhat forgot about it after that, but yes! I shall be doing some sort of workshop. On world building. Indeed, yes. So, if you're going to be at Edge Lit in Derby, and want to at least get the chew the fat on the subject of fantasy writing in general and worlds in particular, this is a good chance. Max 15 places, and basically you let them know you're interested when you arrive and they'll slot you in. No extra charge. It'll be an adventure, for everyone concerned, possibly including the organisers.