UFO Stunt Great Publicity for Sci-Fi Conference

Today’s news in the Daily Telegraph and elsewhere of a UFO over Cardiff is a brilliantly ‘arranged’ publicity coup for a conference on campus tomorrow.

Conference chair, Professor Mark Brake, suggested, ‘The Glamorgan Academic has to use every means at his or her disposal to engage the public in leading edge education initiatives. Our stunt with the flying saucer has done wonders for our numbers at the conference’.

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.

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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