2018 Programme

UK MEET 2018

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PROGRAMME / SCHEDULE 2018

Please note this schedule may be subject to change at any time up until, and during, the actual event, due to circumstances beyond our control.

Any last minute changes will be notified to you during the event.

Registration:
14.00 to 17.30 Friday, reception area, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.
9.20 onwards Saturday, entrance to Kings Suite, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.
10.00 onwards Sunday (for Sunday-only attendees) entrance to Kings Suite, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Internal Map of the hotel (1st floor) where events will take place is here.

At registration you’ll receive your lanyard, name badge, optional ‘Happy to hug’ badge, programme and any other goodies we can get our hands on. You only need to register once!

Boat trip
Assemble 17.50, Friday, at the Cascade Steps (see map)

All Saturday and Sunday events are at the hotel.

DOWNLOADABLE PDF summary schedule: here
Further information about the panel content and panellists can be read or downloaded here.

SATURDAY

Time Kings Suite Kings Lounge Lancaster Room Syndicate Room
From 8.30 Material for tote bags to be left no later than 8.55am. All day:

Photo-graphy by Temple Dragon

8.45 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer
9.00 Totebag stuffing begins.
9.20 Registration desk opens in entrance to Kings Suite
10.00 Welcome to Day One
10.10 Time for delegates to move to the first panels
10.20 How an editor and author can work well together.

Moderator: Sue Laybourne

Panellists: LA Witt, RJ Scott, Shannon West

Killer openings that will have readers turning page after page.

Panellists: Sue Brown, Constanza Wolf, Madelynne Ellis, Emily Corentine

What are the benefits and disadvantages of traditional vs self-publishing>?

Moderator: Ezzy Pearson

Panellists: LM Somerton, KC Wells, Garrett Leigh

11.20 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer
11.40 How does queerness, pop culture, and fan fiction impact on published queer literature?

Panellists: Anna Sikorska, Jay Northcote, Jack Ladd

Series business: How do series keep readers returning for more?

Moderator: Selina Kray

Panellists: LA Witt, RJ Scott

Finding the balance between history and fiction.

Panellists: Ruby Moone, Jess Faraday, KJ Charles

12.40 Buffet Lunch in Royal Foyer
12.40 KEYNOTE SPEECH – Lynn West,
Publisher and Chief Development Officer, Dreamspinner Press
14.40 Room set-up time
15.00 Author signings and book fair – PART 1
16.00 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer
16.20 Author signings and book fair – PART 2
17.20 End of Day One programme

18.30 for 19.00: Rainbow dinner with entertainment, Palm Court restaurant.
Please arrive on time so as not to miss the opening entertainment.


SUNDAY

Time Kings Suite Kings Lounge Lancaster Room Syndicate Room
9.00 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer All day:

Photo-graphy by Temple Dragon

9.30  Short, inter-denominational act of reflection
10.10 Book covers – what makes a good or a bad cover.

Panellists: Kellie Dennis, Garrett Leigh, Anna Sikorska

Divine or diagnostic – magic systems.

Panellists: Blaine D Arden, TA Moore, Mara Ismine

RESPECT: find out what it means to me.

Moderator: TJ Masters

Panellists:Jay Northcote, Lloyd A Meeker, Mel Gough

11.10 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer
11.30 Hung up by the heartstrings – emotional layering in romance.

Panellists: Lynn West, Rebecca Cohen, Sandra Lindsay, CF White

How can an author use social media to create a memorable brand, and what is an author brand?

Panellists: TJ Masters, Garrett Leigh, David C Dawson, Anna Martin

How can you help the (UK) Romantic Novelists’ Association become more diverse in its author membership and the novels it showcases?

Panellists: Immi Howson, JL Merrow, Charlie Cochrane

12.30 Buffet Lunch in Royal Foyer
13.30 Why and how authors can take chances to develop their careers and reach new readers.

Panellists: Anna Martin, Charlie Cochrane, Helen Perry

Characters you’ll care about: how authors create them and why readers care for some more than others.

Panellists: Stevie Carroll, Roe Horvat, Brad Tanner

Why story structure is critical for authors and readers alike.

Panellists: Jess Faraday, GB Gordon, Dawn Sister

14.30 Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer
14.50 Open discussion and feedback on this year’s event with the organising committee, followed by Albert Kennedy Trust raffle draw
15.20 End of day two programme / free time for delegates to network
17.00 Attendees depart

 

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