Posted by Meg
As you may have heard by now, Peat will be doing a variety of signings and events in London this coming August. For all you Brits, here’s a chronological rundown of Peat’s events and signings, though there are more TBD:
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at Waterstones Kensington, 193 Kensington High St, London W8 6SH
With Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and Myke Cole.
6:30pm until 7:00pm will be a panel discussion with the writers on the fantasy genre.
7:00pm until 7:15pm will be questions from the audience.
7:15pm until 8:00pm will be a signing with all four authors.
8:00pm until late will be an after party at a local inn. Come drink and chat with the authors and other fantasy fans. Location TBD
1pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
August 14-18th, 2014 at ExCel London Dockland, U.K.
Wheel Of Time Panel
With Harriet McDougal and Maria Simon. Moderated by Adam from the Wertzone.
Meet the New King, Same As The Old King
Saturday 19:00 – 20:00
Why is fantasy so often about making the world better by getting the rightful king on the throne, rather than by doing away with monarchy entirely? Where are all the revolutions? Why don’t wizards use magic to create indoor plumbing and better infrastructure?
Juliet E McKenna, Joe Abercrombie, Rjurik Davidson, Delia Sherman, Peter V. Brett
These Are Not the Elves You’re Looking For
Sunday 18:00 – 19:00
To what extent do modern fantasy novels play on readers’ familiarity – and fatigue – with genre tropes and conventions? For example, Andrzej Sapkowski, Justina Robson and Raymond E Feist have all created worlds in which the traditional Tolkienian model of benevolent, wiser-than-thou elves is challenged in various ways. Is deconstruction a new trend, or has genre fantasy been doing it for decades? How do recent debates about the cultural specificity of the English-language fantastic, and the lack of relevance of this aesthetic for audiences outside North America and the UK, affect our views of these issues?
Other WorldCon panels, signings, and talks TBD.
You can check out all of Peat’s upcoming events on the Appearances Page or RSVP on Facebook.