I'm very excited to announce that I'll be in Melbourne this Queen's birthday long-weekend attending the Continuum convention.
I'm honoured to be one of the authors taking part in the "Making Monsters" panel, along side such accomplished writers as Dorian Ellis, Kirstyn McDermott and Amie Kaufman. The panel will be exploring the creation of alien or fantasy non-human animals in fiction, such as dragons, tribbles and monsters - what makes them interesting, compelling and believable.
If this has caught your interest, you can check out the Continuum webpage at http://continuum.org.au
Continuum is an annual Melbourne speculative fiction and pop culture fan convention celebrating creativity across genre and media. From hard-edge science fiction to high-flown fantasy, comic books to film noir, high culture to sub-culture.
This year marks the 11th convention. It will be held at the Ether Conference Centre, 265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne.
The "Making Monsters" panel is scheduled for Sunday 7 June 2015 at 5 p.m. If you're planning to attend the convention, make sure to pop in and say hi.
For now, I'll leave you with this parting thought, a quote from Richard Roxburgh:
"You know honestly I think there's a Dracula, a Wolf Man, and a Frankenstein's Monster in all of us. They are sides of our own character so that's why I think we can relate to them in terms of a 'I know how that feels' kind of thing".
Roxy might have been on to something...kind of thing...don't you think?