23 & 24 August 2018


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European Lesfic Literary Conference

Programme | ELLCon18 | 23 & 24 Aug

The Con will take place over 23 & 24 August 2018 (1.5 days). 

Vendor Tables will be located in the King’s Foyer on both days.

ELLCon18 DAY 1 Programme (King’s Room)

8.45-9.30 am – Arrival, Registration, Coffee/Tea, Ice Breaker
9.30-9.40 – Welcome
9.40-10.20 –  Panel 1: What is in a Cover? The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing a Winning Cover

Chair: Robyn Nyx

Panellists: Caroline Manchoulas, Sally Xerri-Brooks, Miranda MacLeod, May Dawney

10.20-10.30 – Break – Tea/Coffee in Royal Foyer
10.30-11.15 – Panel 2: Tropes in Publishing: should they be Embraced or Avoided?

Chair: Clare Lydon

Panellists: Clare Ashton, A. E. Radley, Brey Willows, G Benson

11.15-11.45 – Break – Tea/Coffee/sweet & savoury pastries in Royal Foyer
11.45-11.55 – Author ReadingSuzanne Egerton

12.00 -12.45 – Panel 3: When Writing Feels Like a Marathon – how to get over the Finish Line

Chair: May Dawney

Panellists: Jen Silver, Harper Bliss, Nita Round, Jane Fletcher
12.45-2 – BUFFET LUNCH (Royal Foyer)
2-2.45 – Panel 4: Better Reading Makes for Better Writing – how does reading Another’s work help your Own?

Chair: Justine Saracen

Panellists: T. B. Markinson, Emma Nichols, Robyn Nyx, Emma Sterner-Radley

2.50-3 – Author Reading Kiki Archer

3-3.20 – Break – Tea/Coffee in Royal Foyer
3.20-4.15 – Panel 5: Plotter or Pantser?: should you be Flexible or stick to your Plot Outline?

Chair: Andrea Bramhall

Panellists: Nita Round, Clare Ashton, G Benson, Kiki Archer, A. L. Brooks

4.15-4.45 – Break – Tea/Coffee/sweet & savoury pastries in Royal Foyer
4.45-5.30 – Panel 6: Finding Inspiration – Where do Ideas Originate from?

Chair: Emma Nichols

Panellists: Wendy Hudson, Suzanne Egerton, Anna Larner, Emma Sterner-Radley

5.30-6 – Time to chat to authors and book signings. Vendor tables will be located in the King’s Foyer on both days.


ELLCon18 DAY 2 Programme (King’s Room)

9 amDoors Open
9.30-10.15 – Panel 7: Should Lesbian Characters be more realistic?

Chair: Brey Willows

Panellists: Andrea Bramhall, Anna Larner, Wendy Hudson, Miranda MacLeod
10.15-10.30 – Break (tea/coffee can be bought from the bar)
10.30-11.15 – Panel 8: Diversity and Inclusivity: why representation matters

Chair: Jody Klaire

Panellists: Jae, A.L. Brooks, Justine Saracen, Jane Fletcher
11.15-11.45 – Break – Tea/Coffee/sweet & savoury pastries in Royal Foyer
12 -12.40 – Panel 9: Collaborations in Lesfic Publishing- how working together can benefit all

Chair: A. E. Radley

Panellists: T.B. Markinson (I Heart Lesfic), Caroline Manchoulas (My Lesfic), Jae (Lesbian Book Bingo), Clare Lydon (The Lesbian Book Club)
12.40-1 – Closing Statements & Farewells

ELLCon18 Day 1 Workshops (Lancaster Room)

11.45 am – 12.45 pm: Brey Willows and Robyn Nyx (Whose POV is it anyway?)

3.10-4.15 pm: Jody Klaire (Narrative Distance)