2014 Programme

UK MEET 2014

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Draft programme for UK Meet 2014 (all details to be confirmed) Saturday June 7th:  Day delegates arrive, overnight delegates take leisurely breakfast.

Time Kings Room (front led panels) Kings Foyer (discussion panels and workshops)
8.00 am onwards Tote bags available for stuffing
9.00 am Tea and coffee available in Royal foyer Tote bags available for stuffing
9.20am Registration desk opens
10.00am Welcome to day one
10.15am Novel Openings – what makes a good start to a story?
11.00am Tea and coffee in Royal Foyer
11.20am Demystifying publishing – authors’ views on the good the bad and the untouchable Murder at the sci-fi convention – LGBTQ subgenres
11.55am Marketing – how to sell yourself but not your soul Whose review is it anyway? Discussion session for those who write reviews.
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Tote bags available for collection by delegates!
1.30pm Buffet of banter discussion tables:
Co-writing | Fanfiction | Getting inspiration | Readers only | Sci-Fi |
Self editing | Tax matters | The full Quiltbag | Translation | Characters with disabilities| Webcomics
| Writing sex scenes
Digging up the dirt – Research workshop
2.10 pm Playing it safe – BDSM workshop
3.00 pm Tea and coffee in Royal Foyer
3.20 pm Keynote speaker, followed by Daft Prize draw!
4.00 pm – 5.15 pm Spotlight book fair: opportunity to sell, buy and sign books
All delegates receive: lunch; three formal servings of tea/coffee & snacks; hot drinks available all day.
7.00 pm Gala Dinner, Palm Court. (There will be spot prizes!) Dress code – wear what you feel fabulous in.

Sunday June 8th:

Time Kings Room (front led panels) Kings Foyer (discussion panels and workshops)
9.00 am Tea and coffee available in Royal Foyer One to one with authors/publishers (tbc) as booked (in foyer)
9.40 am Interdenominational service, optional, venue TBA
10.00 am Registration desk opens
10.20 am Avoiding your mid-novel crisis Making your blogging voice heard:what readers want and expect, promoting and networking your blog and creating a blog image
11.00 am Tea and coffee in Royal Foyer
11.20 am Insider speak – cover art, editing, etc It’s not all sex scenes – Young Adult/New Adult books
11.55 am How not to sign your life away – Contracts and small print In my heart’s core – LGBTQ characters in classic fiction
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Keynote speaker, followed by Albert Kennedy Trust raffle draw
2.15 pm Help the team to plan 2015 Out of the ghetto – the value of writers’ groups and organisations.
3.00 pm Tea and coffee in Royal Foyer.
5.00 pm Delegates depart
All delegates receive: lunch; three formal servings of tea/coffee & snacks; hot drinks available all day.
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