As soon as it was announced – several years ago – that World Fantasy Convention was going to be held in Brighton in 2013 I bought a membership. WFC rarely travels outside of the USA or Canada, despite its globe-trotting title, and the last time it was on this side of the Atlantic was in London in 1997!
After years of anticipation the event is fast approaching: it’s taking place from 31 October – 3 November, in the Metropole Hotel, Brighton. The event has a stunning membership list – including a lot of writers who rarely get over to this side of the world.
Like a lot of conventions of this nature panellists are chosen from the membership list, but because there are so many top-quality writers at this event there’s no guarantee than everyone will get to participate on a panel. So I consider myself lucky to be asked to be on a panel, and I’m even happier at the company I’ll be in.
- Thursday: 4pm – 5pm in the Oxford Room – Strip Search (a panel about comics). Other panellists: Mike Carey, Mike Chinn, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Golden, and Joe Hill.
It’s great that this panel is scheduled early in the convention so afterwards I’ll be able to relax and enjoy the plethora of panels, signings, readings, parties, and the people.
Roll on Halloween!