My program for Continuum 8 – Friday 8 June & Sat 9th June


Panel: Splicing Genres Friday 16:00 until Friday 17:00 (60 Minutes)

Jane Routley, Jenny Blackford, Lisa Hannett, Claire Corbett, Rjurik Davidson
Fantasy murder mysteries, horror spy novels, science fiction romance… do the best stories defy genre boundaries?

Backyard Speculation Saturday 10:00 until Saturday 11:00 (60 Minutes)

Tor Roxburgh, Jason Nahrung, Gillian Polack, Claire Corbett, Lachlan Walter

Speculative fiction drawing on Australian settings and cultural themes is all too rare, and so disappointing when it’s done carelessly. So how do you go about writing thoughtful Australian spec fic? What are the big issues, pitfalls and rewards?

Readings Saturday 16:00 until Saturday 17:00 (60 Minutes)

Claire Corbett, Angela Slatter, Lisa Hannet, Felicity Dowker

Writing Storyworlds – New Versus Existing Saturday 18:00 until Saturday 19:00 (60 Minutes)

Colin Harvey, Claire Corbett, Louise Cusack, Danny Oz
A discussion of the processes involved in creating convincing storyworlds from scratch compared with writing material for existing storyworlds such as Doctor Who, Highlander and Dan Dare.