Dublin Worldcon

Very much looking forward to attending Dublin Worldcon

As things stand, these are my programmed events…


17 Aug 2019, Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Level 3 Foyer

Panel: What I learned along the way

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-3

Writing is a many wondrous thing filled with highs and lows, but those lows can be really tough to navigate either after a great success or after a lack of success. Rejection is something every writer has to face, but how do writers keep writing in the face of failure? What lessons have they learned along the way? Our panellists share the ups and downs of a writing life.

Ian R MacLeod (moderator), Aliette de Bodard, Nina Allan, Karl Schroeder (Tor Books), George Sandison (Titan Books)

Panel: The lack of technological progress in fantasy

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, ECOCEM Room

From the cotton gin to the printing press, technology doesn’t seem to advance in many fantasy worlds – despite hundreds of years of history in which an industrial revolution could happen. Why doesn’t it? Does magic replace the need for technology? What about the growth of magic-powered technology within a fantasy world? What does it take to get a little scientific progress?

Renee Sieber (McGill University) (moderator), Juliet E McKenna, J.S. Meresmaa, Ian R MacLeod


19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

Eric Choi, Ian R MacLeod, Jeanine Tullos Hennig, Stephen Jones

Reading (probably from something new…)

19 Aug 2019, Monday 13:00 – 13:50, Liffey Room-3