Both my panels will take place on the Sunday:
Sunday 19th, 12:30–13:15, Main stage
Panel: Between Fantasy and Reality
Panellists: Ben Aaranovitch, Amy Alward, Sally Green, Frances Hardinge, Melinda Salisbury, James Smythe
How far do science-fiction and fantasy authors take inspiration from real life events for their novels? A line-up of leading authors discuss the borderlines between fantasy and reality.
Sunday 19th, 15:30–16:15, Main stage
Panel: Terry and Me: Being Inspired by Terry Pratchett
Panellists: Patrick Ness, Frances Hardinge, Derek Landy, chaired by Imogen Russell Williams
Sir Terry Pratchett, who died earlier this year, inspired a generation of readers and writers with books ranging from his much-loved Discworld series to Dodger, his recent spin on Dickens’s Oliver Twist. In this very special YALC event to celebrate his life and books, including the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd’s Crown publishing in August, author Patrick Ness and other special guests will discuss how Pratchett has influenced them and their work.
Hope you can make it! Though do bring water. Last year the heat was fairly intense…