WiFi SciFi

Following the positive feedback for Wifi Scifi I and II, we thought we’d do it again. So, introducing…

Wifi Scifi III – Here We Go Again

We’re still tweaking the format, but it’s likely to be very close to that used in the last event – one long panel, with panellists swapping in and out, followed by a breakout room socialising session – again, one longer session, in order to give the harassed host time to allocate everyone to a room. If this goes smoothly, we hope to be able to move the room hosts once during the session, to allow them to chat to more people.

We can accommodate approximately 90 attendees in the actual event. As an attendee at the panels, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, either via the chat system or via audio. The breakout sessions will use video and audio, so attendees will be able to talk to one another as well as the host. This is quite a technical challenge, so we need people to register to attend the event. If you wish to attend, please follow these steps:

  1. Email me at admin@annecorlett.co.uk with ‘Event 3’ as your subject title and your name in the body text. If, for any reason, you do not wish to attend the small group audio and video sessions, please indicate this in your email.
  2. Wait for email confirmation of a place at the event. Numbers are restricted. Remember to check your junk mail folder!
  3. Once you have a confirmed place, please download the Zoom app as this will speed up the process of joining this live event.
  4. If you can, please register for a free Zoom account. This will allow me to pre-allocate attendees to breakout rooms and speed things up on the day. If you have a Zoom account already, or are happy to set one up, please reply to the confirmation email with your Zoom username.
  5. Detailed instructions will follow by email in the run-up to the event.

If we exceed our numbers, I will start a waiting list. If you obtain a place and then decide not to attend PLEASE LET ME KNOW so I can give the place to someone else. We are, once again, hoping to livestream the panel to a youtube channel.

Panellists – currently being updated

Anne Corlett started her writing career in 2011 after many years working as a criminal lawyer in London. This was slightly unfortunate timing, given that she was right in the middle of relocating to Somerset with her family, who seemed to feel that a little less novel-writing and a little more packing might be warranted.  Her work has been published in various magazines and anthologies and her short fiction has won, placed or been shortlisted for various awards. Her debut novel, The Space Between the Stars, was published in 2017 by Pan Macmillan.

Gareth Powell has twice won the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel and has been a finalist for both the Locus Award in the US and the Seiun Award in Japan. He can be found on Twitter @garethlpowell

Adrian Walker is an author of speculative fiction whose debut novel, THE END OF THE WORLD RUNNING CLUB, became an international bestseller and was featured on BBC Radio 2s Book Club, with Simon Mayo. He was born in the bush suburbs of Sydney, Australia in the mid-’70s. After his father found a van in a ditch, he moved his family back to the UK, where Adrian was raised. He lives with his wife and two children in Aberdeen, where he enjoys running, playing guitar, and herding a concerning number of dependent mammals. His latest novel, THE HUMAN SON, is published by Solaris Books on April 30th.

Patrick Edwards lives in Bristol, U.K. with his family and has never grown out of his fascination with the future. Born in 1982, he spent his childhood in France, India and Indonesia. He studied French at university, which included a year in a garret studio in Paris writing moody stories and watching films when he really should have been working. In 2014 he decided to take writing seriously and graduated a year later from Bath Spa University’s Creative Writing MA. His debut, Ruin’s Wake, was published in 2019; his political timeslip novel Echo Cycle is out now.

Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over forty novels published to date, as well as hundreds of novellas and short stories. His latest novel is the eco-horror novel Eden. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Awards. The movie of The Silence, starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, debuted on Netflix April 2019, and Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released Hallowe’en 2015. Several other projects are in development for TV and the big screen.

Jonathan Pinnock first came to notoriety as the author of MRS DARCY VERSUS THE ALIENS, of which he should probably be more ashamed than he actually is. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, a slim volume of poetry and an uncategorisable (and – frankly – largely unsaleable) musical memoir. More recently, he is the author of Farrago Books’ MATHEMATICAL MYSTERY series, the third of which, THE RIDDLE OF THE FRACTAL MONKS, comes out on April 16th.

Kevlin Henney writes shorts and flashes and drabbles of fiction. His stories have appeared online and on tree (Daily Science Fiction, New Scientist, Litro, Physics World, LabLit, 365 tomorrows, Kasma and others) and been included in anthologies (Tales from the Graveyard, We Can Improve You, North by Southwest, Haunted, The Dark Half of the Year and others). He lives in Bristol and online, where you can find him on Twitter as @KevlinHenney.

Derek Kunsken is a writer of science fiction, fantasy,  and sometimes accidentally, horror. He writes and reads both novel-length and short fiction, with a preference for works that explore really strange places and people. Represented by Kim-Mei Kirtland at the Howard Morhaim Agency.

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction writer based in Canada. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Analog, PodCastle, and Nightmare Magazine, and her debut novel, ‘Beneath the Rising,’ was released by Solaris Books in March She can be found on Twitter at @premeesaurus.

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of over 20 novels and novellas including Children of Time, Guns of the Dawn, Dogs of War and the Shadows of the Apt series, and is the winner of the Arthur C Clarke and British Fantasy Awards.

Cheryl Morgan is a critic, editor and publisher. She owns Wizard’s Tower Press and edits the fanzine, Salon Futura. Cheryl’s main interests are in feminist SF and translated fiction. She lives near Bath, but she’ll be joining WiFi SciFic from Virtual California as she is on a world tour to raise money for a local charity

Corry L. Lee is a science fiction and fantasy author, Ph.D. physicist, award-winning science teacher, data geek, and mom. In WEAVE THE LIGHTNING, the first book of her Russian-inspired fantasy series (Solaris, April 2020), magic storms have returned decades early, and a young female resistance fighter hides a treasonous secret from the fascist state. In Ph.D. research at Harvard, Corry shed light on the universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang. At a major tech company, she connected science to technology, improving the customer experience through online experimentation. A transplant to Seattle, Washington from sunny Colorado, she is learning to embrace rainy days. Learn more at corrylee.com or on Twitter @CorryLLee.