Speculative Fiction Festival 2013
Our Speculative Fiction Festival took place on Saturday 16 March, 2013. The festival was directed by bestselling and multi-award winning author Kate Forsyth.
Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for many of the world’s best loved genres. Fantasy, science fiction, supernatural, utopian and dystopian, horror and alternate history stories are all part of this heady and diverse literary category. You can check out the program here: Speculative Fiction Festival 2013
You can watch the first session on the international speculative fiction scene here. Dirk Strasser interviews Juliet Marillier and Ian Irvine about writing international bestsellers, how they got their first book published, what’s changed in speculative fiction in the last decade and what the opportunities are for Australian writers.
You can watch the second panel on the future of publishing and digital opportunities here. Russell Farr, Joel Naoum, Zoe Walton and Dionne Lister discuss the future of publishing, the digital opportunities and the challenges of the evolving online.
For more on the festival, check out these blogs about the festival.
Cat Sparks, one of our presenters on the day, took a range of great photos on the day.
Zena Shapter, conference attendee, wrote a post about the festival here.
Jason Nahrung, one of our presenters on the day, wrote a post about the festival here.
Mark Webb, conference attendee, wrote a post about the festival here.
You can find a post about the festival on Whoa Molly here.
You can find a post about the festival by K A Last here.
Zena Shapter wrote a blog about the festival here.
Stacey Nash wrote a blog about the festival here.
Questions? Comments? Email us at rpowell [at] nswwc.org.au or call on (02) 9555 9757