23 & 24 August 2018

 

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European Lesfic Literary Conference

Organisers

Our event is run entirely by volunteers and enthusiastic readers, on a not-for-profit basis. As organisers we hope to create a welcoming space for readers and authors alike.

All net proceeds from the event will be used towards future events. If for any reason we decide not to run future events, these proceeds will be donated to the Albert Kennedy Trust and Stonewall.

 

Volunteer

ZARA

Doesn’t remember a time when she hasn’t been surrounded by books. Has a Ph.D in Biochemistry which she puts to good use by torturing teaching enthusiastic learners from 16 to 60. Can often be found lurking in comfy chairs with a good book in the coffee shops around Bristol. Loves cats, nature, and books that make her think. 

General organiser of all things Con related.

Email: contact@ellconmeet.org

 

VALDEN

Lives near Bournemouth, UK and has reached that point in her life where nearly every day is a holiday.

She is a voracious reader and has been known to write the odd review. She particularly loves women in uniform and stories about them.

Helping with general organisation, the Con buddy scheme and the author spotlight section.

Email: buddy@ellconmeet.org

 

SAM


Lives in the south of Germany. She loves to travel, read, write and draw. If she’s not reading or proofreading she watches her favourite TV shows.


Helping us keep track of the finances and sponsorship.

Email: sam@ellconmeet.org

 

GERD

Gerd divides her time by being a sister, an aunt, a friend, an avid reader, and a project manager. She lives in Belgium somewhere halfway between Antwerp and Brussels, where she spends much time ruminating world politics and her next trip to Australia. One gentle warning, don’t mention this particular part of the world to her because that’s her biggest passion and once you get her started, there is no stopping her.

Helping with general organisation, looking over the venue specifications, and other fun stuff.

 

ROCIO

Originally from Sevilla, in the south of Spain, but has been living in Madrid for 17 years. She has always wanted to be a teacher and loves teaching, even though sometimes she thinks Herod was a hero and a saint, and should be the patron saint of teachers. She loves to draw and paint, and often spends hours doing both. But her biggest passion is reading.  In her spare time, she can often be found curled up on the couch, engrossed in reading the latest book she has managed to get her hands on.

Helping with the author spotlight section and custom designs for the Con.

OTHER VOLUNTEERS

 

CHRIS

 
Lives in Berlin, Germany, with her partner. TV inspired her to study medicine, but she found out soon enough that real life in a hospital consists more of working long hours than performing heroic rescues. The part about finding a workplace romance turned out to be true, though.

She uses any opportunity to escape the routine by reading, writing, or travelling. Her favourite destinations include penguin colonies in Patagonia and stone circles in Scotland.

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER


If you think you might be able to help on the day, please get in touch with us at contact@ellconmeet.org, using ‘Volunteer ELLCon18’ in the email header. Volunteering is a great opportunity to get to know other readers and authors.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


We owe a debt of thanks to

– Sandra Gerth, Jen Silver, Robyn Nyx, Brey Willows and Fletcher DeLancey for help, advice and suggestions 

– Charlie Cochrane and Clare London, who organise the UKGLBTQ fiction meet (also in Bristol in 2018) – thank you for answering my endless questions, your advice has been beyond valuable

– Camille and Cannelle, for moral support and letting me vent when things got difficult – everyone needs friends like you!