Angry Robot Live
Swancon, Australia’s longest running science fiction, fantasy and spec fic convention will run between 29th March and 2nd April at the Pan Pacific Perth hotel in Perth, Western Australia.
THE ROBOTS ARE INVADING!
You heard us, we’re swarming in on Emerald City Comic Con with a whole orbital-death-platform-load of authors, and we’re going to be bringing the FIRE!!!*
You can catch the Robot team at booth #1816 throughout the whole shebang. However, we’ve individual authors at panels all weekend. Below is a list of who’s going to be in attendance, with links to their schedules, where possible:
Adam Rakunas (Windswept
Londoners! Make sure you’re around Wednesday, November 8, as the wondrously smart and fun Matthew De Abaitua will be appearing at Unsung Live at The Star of Kings in King’s Cross.
Go on down, grab a pint and catch up on some of the best sci-fi and fantasy around.
Click on the button below for more details:
There’s a Ferrett in the wild!
Come along, hear wonderful words spoken, eat doughnuts and admire Ferrett’s no doubt The Uploaded themed nails. You’d be very silly indeed to miss out!
Jeff Noon, he of marvellous twisty fantasy noir A Man of Shadows appeared at the British Science Fiction Association’s meetup in London this week to be interviewed by the equally brilliant Matthew de Abaitua, author of The Destructives, If Then and The Red Men. It was a great night, with a funny and insightful chat between the pair, plus questions from the rather packed room.
If you missed it,
Yesterday was the return of Angry Robot Live!
I was joined by Alyc Helms, Ferrett Steinmetz, and Tim Waggoner for a discussion of Contemporary Fantasy. We talked about worldbuilding, casting your story, the inherent character of cities, and the ways that current events and issues manifest in Contemporary Fantasy, as well as answering some audience questions.
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us live.
Some of you might be saying, “But Mike! I couldn’t watch last night! I was reading my new favorite Angry Robot book and just couldn’t tear myself away!” or maybe “I’m in
That’s right folks, Angry Robot Live is back!
We’re resuming our series of live webcast panel discussions next week on Wednesday, April 15th at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT.
This time, we’ll be discussing Contemporary Fantasy, urban and otherwise. What kinds of stories can you tell in Contemporary Fantasy? Why is Contemporary Fantasy called Urban Fantasy now, and what is the difference? Where and how does Contemporary Fantasy overlap with Crime? Romance? Horror? How like or unlike the real world does Contemporary Fantasy need to be?
Our guests will be Alyc Helms, Ferrett Steinmetz, and Tim Waggoner.
Alyc Helms‘s short fiction has appeared in
Attention, Robot Army!
The playlist is also embedded here, for your viewing pleasure. Partake of all of the robotic wisdom and wisecracking from the comfort of your cubicle, cabana, or wireless-enabled mobile artillery platform.
Last night was our fourth Angry Robot Live! We talked about Scope and Scale in Fantasy.
If you missed the live show, you can watch the whole thing here. Please note that you’ll want to turn up the volume for the first 23 or so minutes, as Kameron’s audio was soft until she switched over to a different mic.
Much fun was had by all!
During the panel, Kameron mentioned Universe Sandbox.
And this is me waving goodbye to dozens of
It’s that time again, folks – time for Angry Robot Live!
This month, we’re bringing you a discussion of Scope and Scale in Fantasy – from the intense back-alley tales of sword & sorcery to the world-breaking sagas of epic fantasy, the genre spans a huge range in terms of scope. Our panel will discuss the benefits and tradeoffs of operating at different scales, and we’ll dig into what makes tales at the different levels of scope powerful in their own ways.
The panel includes:
Kameron Hurley, Kitsschie and Sydney J. Bounds Award-winner and nominee for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus
Greetings, Robot Army!
Yesterday I assembled four amazing authors to the Angry Robot orbital platform for a discussion of long-term world domination planning.
Oh, how silly of me. That was the other meeting. What I meant to say is that we were talking about Series Writing – how to do it, why so many writers work in series, and how to make each work in a series stand on its own and/or build a larger story.
You can watch (or re-watch) the video
Hello, all! Mike here, with news of our third Angry Robot Live! panel.
On Wednesday, at 11:30AM PDT/2:30PM EDT/7:30PM BST, we’re going to be talking about series writing (how to do it, why to do it, how not to do it), with four fantastic Angry Robot authors:
Adam Christopher, Sir Julius Vogel-award-winner and author of Empire State, The Age Atomic, Seven Wonders, Hang Wire, and others.
Anne Lyle, Syndey J. Bounds-nominated author of The Alchemist of Souls, The Merchant of Dreams, and The Prince of Lies.
Carrie Patel, author of the forthcoming The
Today we hosted our second Angry Robot Live hangout, “Crossing the Streams,” focused on cross-genre storytelling and storytelling across multiple media.
If you missed the panel, you can watch it in its entirety here:
I’ve also re-posted some questions we didn’t get to to continue the conversation, and if you have questions inspired by the panel, add them in the comments below!
Thank you all for joining us, and stay tuned to the Angry Robot blog for future
We’ll be hosting our second Angry Robot Live panel tomorrow, at 8:00 AM EDT, 1PM BST, 10PM EAST.
Emma Newman, Hugo-nominated