I’m going to Dublin!
I’m at Worldcon Dublin August 15-18th. I’m doing panels on fighting and armour, on religions, and on RPGs, and I have at least two signings. please don’t leave me alone out there! Also it’s my birthday…
You can see the full program schedule here, and I’ll be in the following panels:
Armour and Armour-making
When: 16:30, 15 August
Where: Point Square, Alhambra
What: You no longer have to be a blacksmith to make your own armour (unless you want to be). Join our panellists to learn about armour basics and different techniques and materials, from metal to modern, that you can use to make your own.
Who: Christian (Miles) Cameron (M), Dr Kevin Hewett, Mr Ingvar Mattsson, Iain Cupples
Angels and demons: Christian mysticism in fantasy
When: 15:00, 16 August
Where: CCD, Wicklow Room-4
What: How have Christian symbols, myths, and ideas been used in fantasy literature? C. S. Lewis was very open about his use of Christian symbols in the Narnia series; what other authors have done the same? Angels, demons, crucifixes, relics, heroes being sacrificed to save others, and even more subtle uses of numerology and abstract symbolism: the panel will explore these, and discuss their favourite examples of Christian mysticism in fantasy.
Who: Brother Guy Consolmagno (M), Meg MacDonald, Christian (Miles) Cameron, Anne Corlett
When: 12:00, 17 August
Where: CCD: Level 4 Foyer
What: Book signings and autographs
Who: Dave Rudden, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Christian (Miles) Cameron, Gillian Polack, Simon R Green, Jared Shurin
Tabletop RPG as inspiration for creative writing
When: 16:00, 17 August
Where: CCD, Wicklow Room-3
What: Tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs) take us to fantastical new worlds and allow us to explore these places with others; it’s no wonder that they inspire us far beyond the table. In this panel, authors will discuss how games they
have run or played in provided inspiration or source material for future creative endeavours.
Who: Gareth Hanrahan (M), Steven Erikson, Christian (Miles) Cameron, Mur Lafferty, Kieron Gillen
Writing weapons workshop
When: 12:00, 18 August
Where: CCD, Wicklow Room-5
What: Writing combat scenes can be tricky when you’re unfamiliar with the ins and outs of medieval weaponry. So come and consult the experts: a fighter and a writer working together to teach you how to write – and handle – weapons.
Who: Aidan Barron, Christian (Miles) Cameron
What makes a uniform?
When: 16:30, 18 August
Where: Point Square, Odeon 4
What: When you hear the word ‘uniform’, does your mind automatically imagine the military? Uniforms encompass so much more than that. A discussion of what makes a uniform and what it can signify.
Who: Dr Wanda Kurtçu (M), Christian (Miles) Cameron, Rebecca Hewett