Horror in the Valleys

The conference schedule for ‘Space, Time, Machine and Monster’ is now available

‘Space, Time, Machine and Monster’ is a science fiction, fantasy and horror day conference for the valleys, taking place on campus on Saturday 21 June, and part of the new South Wales Valleys Literature Development Initiative, in partnership with the University of Glamorgan. Come and enjoy a stimulating day of workshops and discussion panels for adults and young people, with a wealth of talented authors, scriptwriters and creative artists from Wales including Jasper Fforde, Dr Who scriptwriter Andrew Cartmel, Mark Brake, Neil Hook, Philip Gross, Tim Lebbon, Steve Lockley, Steve Volk, Catherine Fisher, Terry Cooper and more.

There is a long and lasting fascination with fantasy and science fiction in Wales, dating back to the Mabinogion, the first alien contact story written in English (by the Bishop of Llandaff in 1638) and other notable contributions, such as Lady Gwen, a feminist utopia, written anonymously in 1891. More recently there has been contributions from writers such as Peter George and Terry Nation, with the most current and successful writer to raise the profile of the genre being Russell T Davies with Dr Who.

The day runs from 10am until 5pm and takes place in G block at the University’s Treforest campus. Tickets are £5 (or £3 concessions) and are available on the door only. Full details are available from Louise Richards, South Wales Valleys Literature Development Officer on swvldo@gmail.com or 07854 435217 or Academi on 029 2047 2266.

Mark Brake and Neil Hook’s new book, FutureWorld, is to be showcased at the conference, which is sponsored by The Welsh Academy.

FutureWorld is published by The Science Museum and Boxtree MacMillan

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