Saturday, March 20, 2010

We're getting there.

Here's what you've all been waiting for! Our third biennial one day speculative fiction get together of writers and readers.

This is a must visit for Western Australian writers and fans of speculative fiction - a chance to meet writers and editors for a low entry fee. Tea and coffee and cheap lunches available.

Why come? Because the more opportunities for fans and writers of speculative fiction to get together the better. You'll be able to mingle with established authors and editors, sit in on discussion panels, meet up with other fans and buy books.

When is it? From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday 2 May, 2010.

Where? At Katharine's Place, the home of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount, WA 6056. This heritage listed building, perched near the top of Greenmount, was the home of well known Australian writer Katharine Susannah Prichard.

Who will be there? Established Western Australian writers and editors from all areas of speculative fiction - science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Lee Battersby, Lyn Battersby, Sonia Helbig, Sue Isle, Juliet Marillier, Bevan McGuiness, Carol Ryles and more have signed up to participate in discussion panels such as "Should WA writers use WA settings?" "Stuck in the mud - dealing with writers block and other difficulties" and "Romance in fantasy". Take the opportunity to meet the guests and fellow-enthusiasts and find out what’s happening on the Western Australian speculative fiction scene.

We’ll be posting the program with a complete list of participants and other details here over the next few weeks. Don't forget to check in.

Monday, March 15, 2010

More Planning

The Mini Con group site is abuzz with ideas and plans. This is going to be a great day. We have a number of authors on board and I'll update as we finalise details. Please keep checking in. You don't want to miss Perth's only writing oriented speculative fiction convention, do you.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A long time coming

but the Mini Con edeges ever closer.

May 2 is going to be a great day. The grounds of Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre are looking lovely, the weather must be kind this time and the invitations are out and replies are coming in. To judge by the responses a lot of folk are looking forward to a progam of exciting panels featuring some of Western Australia's many talented speculative fiction writers as well as the chance to meet and mingle with them.

There'll be all the usual fun - and some new additions but you'll have to wait to find out about that as I update the blog.

Check back soon.