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Swancon 36 – My first panel

Not much longer now! I fly over to Perth on Thursday, and I am looking forward to catching up with some old friends, and hopefully making some new ones.

I am also very excited that I have been given a great opportunity to be involved in a  panel discussion. This will be my first time on the other side of the table, and I am equal parts thrilled and nervous. Looking at the other panellists it should be a fascinating discussion. They are all much further along in the writing game than I am, but  hopefully I will be able to find something to contribute as well.

I would love to see you there, so feel free to come and say hello.

Religion creation in fantasy

with Alex Pierce, Jenny Blackford, Juliet Marillier, David McDonald, Satima Flavell (moderator)

It is rare for a fantasy novel to exist in a non-theist world. Indeed, it is the norm that religion, be it magical or philosophical, resides in the universe of the fantasy novel and in most cases it is a creation unique to that world. So how does a writer go about creating a feasible, even believable religion for their character to seek faith in or rally against.

Sunday 11:30am Plaza 1