IT IS ALMOST TIME. The Robot Army is mobilising and heading to FollyCon, in numbers greater than ever seen before.

That’s right, the legion will be out in force, and not only that we’ll be selling books, too! Drop by the dealer’s room Monday – Friday to pick up some wonderful novels and get yourself a pin badge! We’re also having a PAAAARTAAAYYY at 3PM on Saturday to launch Jeff Noon’s The Body Library and Patrice Sarath’s The Sisters Mederos. We’ll be giving away a free glass of wine with each book, and it cost an arm and a good few legs, so do come help us drink it.

Also, as always, if this is your first con, or you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or a little lonely then do come and find us. We’re all very friendly and are more than happy to have people to chat to. We know conventions can be a bit intimidating (our Pen once hid in a toilet for half an hour) and that’s why we’re always happy to take the time out to make sure you’re doing A-OK.

Angry Robot author Cameron Johnston

Here’s where to find our authors*, and editorial assistant Nick who’s doing improv workshops, throughout the convention. If not on a panel though, you’ll probably find them in the bar. Us Robots do love a good lubricating.

Cameron Johnston
Friday 30th March
20:00-21:00
Horrible Heroes (Panel)

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Micah Yongo

AR author Micah Yongo

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Sunday 1st April
15:00-16:15
Negotiating the Otherworldly (Panel)

Photograph by Russ & Heidi Zombie Bell
Photograph by Russ & Heidi Zombie Bell

Matthew De Abaitua
Friday 30th March
14:30-15:45
The Future of Cities (Panel)

Saturday 31st March
11:00-12:00
Life, the Universe and Everything: Science Fictional Responses to the Epistemological Question (Panel)

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Nick Tyler
Saturday 31st March
13:30-14:45
Improv Workshop for Children (Workshop)

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Sunday 1st April
12:00-13:15
Improv Workshop for Adults (Workshop)

Angry Robot author Ian WhatesIan Whates
Friday 30th March
17:30-18:45
Newcon Books Launch Party (Party)

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Sunday 1st April
10:00-11:00
Remembering Aldiss (Panel)

12:00-13:15
Arthur C Clarke Centenary Talk (Talk)

19:00-20:00
The BSFA is 60: Hurrah! (Panel)

Angry Robot author David TallermanDavid Tallerman
Friday 30th March 
16:00-17:15
Games: Story Versus Mechanics (Panel)

Saturday 31st March
11:00-12:00
The Boundaries of Horror (Panel)

Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke
AR Author Jaine Fenn, photo by James Cooke

Jaine Fenn
Friday 30th March
17:30-18:45
Newcon Books Launch Party (Party)

Saturday 31st March
15:00 – 16:15
Fundraising Your Project (Panel)

Sunday 1st April
13:30-14:45
Culture Clash (Panel)

18:00-19:00
Follycon Fast Forward (Performance)

19:00-20:00
The BSFA is 60: Hurrah! (Panel)

Jeff Noon
Angry Robot author Jeff NoonSaturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Sunday 1st April
12:00-13:15
Fiction About Fiction (Panel)

13:30-14:45
Culture Clash (Panel)

AR Author Patrice SarathPatrice Sarath
Saturday 31st March
15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Jeannette Ng
Friday 30th March
16:00-17:15
Angry Robot Author Jeannette NgThe Dangerous Monomyth (Panel)

Saturday 31st March

15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

16:30-17:45
The Revolution in Star Wars (Panel)

19:00-20:00
Hair Braiding Workshop (Workshop)

Monday 2nd April
10:00-11:00
Writing From History (Panel)

13:00-14:00
Brave New Words (Panel)

16:30 – 17:30
Worldbuilding is Hard (Panel)

Susan Murray
Saturday 31st March
10:00-11:00
Writing Tragedy (Panel)

15:00-16:15
Angry Robot Launch Party (Party)

Sunday 2nd April
15:00 – 16:00
Genre Economics

Also in attendance and at the party, though not on panels:

Matt Hill, Rod Duncan, publicity manager Penny

If you’ve not yet picked up membership then hurry; you don’t miss your chance to bow down to your robot overlords in person! This year the con will run from 30th March to 2nd April at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

We’re all very excited! See you there!

*Panels are subject to change, please check the con schedule.

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