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September 2016

Reading – Peter Crowther and Helen Marshall

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

The Long and Winding Road

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Why Are The Novel and The Novel Series So Dominant in Genre Fiction? Scott Lynch, Lucy Hounsom, Meg Davis (Chair), Sam Bradbury, Ezekiel Boone and Miles Cameron

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This Used to be The Future

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Is Science-Fiction Still The Future? Why Is More SF Looking Back In Time Rather Than Forward? Daniel Godfrey, Kim Lakin-Smith, Susan Boulton, Robert S Malan, Richard Webb (Chair)

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Book Launch – Adam Nevill

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Adam Nevill Book Launch Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors – Adam Nevill

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Gollancz Masterclass

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Bradley Beaulieu: Mastering Fiction – Creating Compelling Stories by Setting and Breaking Expectations

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Agent and Editor Sessions – Marc Gascoigne

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Reading – Allen Stroud and Tej Turner

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Amelia Faulkner and Michael R Miller

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Black Out The Sun

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Is Post-Apocalyptic Fiction All Out of Ideas? Joe Hill, James Smythe, Nina Allan, Jo Fletcher (Chair), Mike Carey, Bella Pagan

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Celebrating Women in Genre Fiction Marie O'Regan, Anne Nicholls, Maura McHugh, Heide Goody, Priya Sharma, Caitriona Ward

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Gollancz Masterclass

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear: The Challenges and Tribulations of Being a Writer. Moderated by Stevie Finegan

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Agent and Editor Sessions – Marcus Gipps

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Reading – Michael Victor Bowman and Thomas Emson

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Ritchie Valentine Smith and Susan Batholomew

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

James Smythe Interview

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Guest of Honour Interview – James Smythe Interviewed by Jared Shurin

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Gemmell Awards Ceremony

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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The David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy Ceremony 2016 Featuring The Prizegiving For The Legend Award, Ravenheart Award and Morningstar Award

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Book Launch – Hersham Horror

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Hersham Horror Book Launch Laudanum Nights – Stephen Bacon Paupers' Graves – James Everington In Times of Want – Marie O'Regan Becoming David – Phil Sloman The Factory – Mark West

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Reading – Jilly Paddock and Stuart Hardy

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Malcolm Devlin and Peter Sutton

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Paint it Black

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Why is Horror so Often Incorporated Into Other Genres? Simon Bestwick, S J Townsend, Jo Thomas, Timothy Jarvis, Phil Sloman (Chair)

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Book Launch – Undertow Publications

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Undertow Publications Book Launch Almost Insentient, Almost Divine – DP Watt

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Open Mic Poetry Presented by Allen Ashley

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

FantasyCon Karaoke

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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FantasyCon Karaoke – Presented by Solaris Sing Your Heart Out Into The Night At Solaris' Famous Karaoke!

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The HWA UK Chapter Presents…Every Day I Write the Book

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Advice on How To Get Published and Stay Published From Members of the HWA Ian Drury, Jo Fletcher, Stephen Jones, Paul Kane (Chair), Marie O'Regan

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David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy Post-Event Drinks

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Theatre Bar (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Tracy Fahey and Chris Barnes

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Is the Anti-Hero The New Hero in Genre Fiction? Adrian Faulkner, Georgia Duffy, Carrie Buchanan, Danny Rhodes, Neil Williamson

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Reading – VH Leslie and Alison Littlewood

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Terry Grimwood and Eric Steele

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Kit Power and Jim Webster

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

Reading – Simon Bestwick and Tom Johnstone

Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 11:30 pm - Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Reading Café (Royal Hotel)

BFS AGM

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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British Fantasy Society AGM

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Say My Name

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Is Genre Relevant At All? Gillian Redfearn (Chair), Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tim Lebbon, Thomas Arnfelt, Marion Pitman

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Masterclass 12

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Subject TBC Speaker TBC

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Reading – Bill Webb and Neil Beynon

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Reading – Jonathan Oliver and Iain Grant

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Lost in Hollywood

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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What's It Really Like To Be A Scriptwriter? Stephen Volk, Stephen Gallagher, Ellen Gallagher (Chair), Eric Steele, Joanna Horrocks

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Frances Hardinge Interview

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Guest of Honour Interview – Frances Hardinge Interviewed by Kim Lakin-Smith

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Masterclass 13

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Subject TBC Speaker TBC

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Extended Reading with The Black Library

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Extended Reading with The Black Library Gav Thorpe, David Guymer, Guy Haley and Editor Laurie Goulding

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Gold

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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The Value of Genre Awards Andrew Hook, Marc Gascoigne (Chair), Stan Nicholls, Donna Scott, Margret Helgadottir

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Joe Hill Interview

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Special Guest Interview – Joe Hill Interviewed by Gillian Redfearn

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Masterclass 14

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Masterclass Room 108 (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Subject TBC Speaker TBC

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Extended Reading with The Glasgow SF Group

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cocktail Bar (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Neil Williamson and many more!

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Fantasycon/BFS Awards Banquet

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Awards Banquet – Doors Open 12:30, First Course Served 1:15

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Old School Hollywood

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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The Films That Influenced You and Got You Into Writing Jon Towlson (Chair), Kit Power, Anne Lyle, Charlotte Courtney, Jay Eales

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How To Build a Time Machine

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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Time Travel in Genre Fiction Tim Major, Penny Jones, Andrew Knighton, Michelle Horst (Chair), Robert Dickinson

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A Little’s Enough

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand,
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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What Makes a Great Short Story? Emma Cosh, Lynda Clark, Neil Buchanan, George Sandison (Chair), Ruth Booth, David Guymer

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The Monster Mash

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel),
St Nicholas Cliff
Scarborough, YO11 2ET United Kingdom
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We've declawed the werewolves and pulled the teeth from the vampires. What monsters are there left for us to be afraid of? Ross Warren, Adam Millard, Steven Savile, Georgina Bruce (more TBC)

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The British Fantasy Awards Ceremony

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Ballroom (Royal Hotel),
St Nicholas St
Scarborough, YO11 2HE United Kingdom
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Featuring The Prizegiving for Best Anthology, Best Artist, Best Collection, Best Comic/Graphic Novel, Best Fantasy Novel, Best Film/TV Production, Best Horror Novel, Best Independent Press, Best Magazine/periodical, Best Newcomer, Best Non-Fiction, Best Novella, Best Short Fiction and The Karl Edward Wagner Award

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