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9:00 am

Registration

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Grand – Main Reception,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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3:00 pm

She Blinded me with Science

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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How Much Science Should There Be in SF Stories? Elizabeth Bear, Gareth L Powell, Ian Sales, Ren Warom, Alex Lamb (Chair)

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It’s a Kind of Magic

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Magic in Fantasy Fiction – Do You Need It At All, And How Do You Use It Well? Sue Tingey, Irene Soldatos, James Bennett, Peter Newman, Peter McLean, Lucy Hounsom (Chair)

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Writing The Short Story – Character, Scene, Conflict Masterclass

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Andrew Hook: Writing The Short Story – Character, Scene, Conflict Masterclass

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Gollancz Book Launch

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Gollancz Book Launch The Promise of The Child – Tom Toner

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4:00 pm

Slave to the Wage

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Are Writers Under Pressure to 'Sell Out' To Make a Living? Gav Thorpe (Chair), Meg Davis, Mark Morris, Scott Andrews, Penny Reeve

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Out of the Woods

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Are We Growing Out of Rural and Into Urban Horror? Is It Safe To Go Back Into The Woods? Steve Shaw (Chair), Simon Clark, Charlotte Courtney-Bond, Rosanne Rabinowitz (More TBC)

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The Art of Collaboration – Masterclass

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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The tools and techniques you need to be more creative, innovative and productive. Presented by Del Lakin-Smith

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Luna Press Launch

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Luna Press Launch The Lord of The Grins – Mark Egginton On Eagles' Wings – Anna Thayer

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5:00 pm

Rocket Man

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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After Years of Space Opera Domination, Is It Time To Bring Sci-Fi Back to Earth? Nina Allan, Jacey Bedford (Chair), Gareth L Powell, Al Robertson, Matthew De Abaitua

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PS Publishing Book Launch

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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THE SEARCHING DEAD (the first volume of THE THREE BIRTHS OF DAOLOTH) by Ramsey Campbell (artist Les Edwards will also be on hand); LIMERICKS OF THE ALARMING AND PHANTASMAL by Ramsey Campbell and illustrated by Pete Von Sholly; QUIETER PATHS by Alison Littlewood (collection); DAMAGE by Rosalie Parker (collection); THE STONES ARE SINGING by Ray Russell (novel); THE PARTS WE ... Read More

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Getting Unstuck Masterclass

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Peter Newman: Getting Unstuck Masterclass

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Book Launch – Grimbold Books

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Grimbold Books Launch The Summer Goddess – Joanne Hall The High King's Vengeance – Steven Poore The Book of Angels – AJ Dalton

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7:00 pm

FantasyCon Prize Bingo!

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Get Into The Seaside Spirit With Our Fantastic Prize Bingo – Incredible Book Prizes To Be Won! Eyes Down...

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Book Launch Orbit Books

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Orbit Books Launch Chasing Embers – James Bennett

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8:00 pm

Mike Carey Interview

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Guest of Honour Interview – Mike Carey Interviewed by Marie O'Regan

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Book Launch – Midnight Street

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Midnight Street Launch Ghost Highways – Simon Clarks, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, Terry Grimwood, Ray Cluley

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8:30 pm

Scarborough Rocks – FantasyCon Disco

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Join us on the dancefloor for a great mix of classic hits and alternative favourites! Hosted by DJ Donni

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9:00 pm

Horror Writers Association And Jo Fletcher Books Party

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Reading- Matthew De Abaitua and Guy Haley

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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9:30 pm

Reading – Tim Major and Alex Lamb

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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10:00 pm

Reading – Adrian Tchaikovsky and Andrew Hook

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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10:30 pm

Reading – Gareth L Powell and Al Robertson

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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11:00 pm

Reading – Roy Gray and Will MacMillan Jones

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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