Program

PLEASE NOTE – THIS PROGRAM IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE – CHECK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.
Interested in participating?  If you would like to volunteer, please contact chair@conflux.org.au

NB You must pre-register (in advance chair@conflux.org.au or at Conflux Registration) for WORKSHOPS and KAFFEEKLATSCHs.  Numbers are limited for these events.

 

Friday, 30 September 2016

COOK

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CLARKE

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REID

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THE BOARDROOM

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9.00am  
10.00am We’re not in Canberra anymore, Toto!

From Iron Thrones to Imperial Senates – a discussion on politics in spec fic –

 
11.00am Monkeys in mythology and spec  fic

Setting the scene for this year’s Conflux!

  Workshop:

 

 
12.00pm How realistic do you like your fantasy?

Realism vs fairytale/surrealism/

Using language that fits your world Workshop: Designing credible YA characters

With Tara Ott

1.00m Lunch break
2pm Steampunk & Science

Steampunk stories often feature historical heroes & heroines of science. Can this genre revitalise the idea of science as a way to a brighter future, or are science and steampunk incompatible?

Moving towards self-publishing

Are you ready? What have you got to do to be ready?

Monkeying around:

The portrayal of martial arts in popular film

Knit and Crochet your way to spec fic fandom!

Bring your own project along or come & learn at Conflux’s first ever Knit-and-Crochet-In!

3pm Srsly Straya?

Australia is home to some of the deadliest creatures in the world (as well as some of the weirdest). How do they feature in horror stories?

DIY Genre

Making your work fit the genre vs. making up your own genre

Workshop: Pitch Wars – with Sharon Johnston

 

Are you ready to pitch? You will be.

 
4pm Spec fic romance

What happens when we smash two great genres together?

Survivor Low Earth Orbit

Which classic Sci Fic character will prevail? Who are the weakest links?

(A fun game where only a few people will be ejected into the vacuum)

 
5pm Break
6.30pm Opening Ceremony
7pm Flash fiction slam: red fire monkey

 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

COOK

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CLARKE

PROGRAM

REID

PROGRAM

THE BOARDROOM

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9am
10am Guest of Honour talk: Dave Farland
11am Fanning the sacred flame: how diverse real-world religions influence sacred ritual in speculative fiction Setting your sights beyond Australia: Breaking the US/UK markets Workshop:

 

Writing workshop for kids
Noon Book launch:
12.30 Lunch break
1pm Book launch:
1.30pm Cyborgs, brainships and one-legged dragon riders

Disability in spec fic

Creating sparks

A discussion on how writers brainstorm ideas for stories.

Social Media Roleplaying

What is with that, anyway?

2.30pm Scarlet Passion Monkey Business – spec fic erotica

 

A picture and 1000 words

Collaborations between artists and writers

Re-entering the Labyrinth

Come & share your love of the iconic Henson movie.

 
3.30pm Fantasy – the essential ingredients

What makes a story Fantasy?

The physical cost of writing

A discussion about physical barriers writers face in practicing their craft

 
4.30pm Grimdark Managing OH&S issues for writers

Hear from a qualified OH&S practitioner about how to manage common issues faced by writers.

Hong Kong action flicks discussion panel

 

5.30pm Book launch:

Crow Shine, Alan Baxter, Ticonderoga

6.30pm Banquet set-up
7.30pm Banquet – Monkey Magic  
8pm
9pm Poetry slam

 

Sunday, 2 October 2016

COOK

PROGRAM

CLARKE

PROGRAM

REID

PROGRAM

THE BOARDROOM

PROGRAM

9am
10am Guest of Honour talk: Alan Baxter
11am Beyond the borders of Victorian England:

Culturally diverse Steampunk

Writing fanfic:

Personal satisfaction? A good way to start building your skills as a writer? Why write it? And how to do it good.

Kaiju – 100 ways to destroy Tokyo Workshop: Writing short stories inspired by found objects – part 1

With Kaaron Warren

Meet in the foyer of  the Novotel & walk over to the Green Shed Cafe for a 2 hour workshop amongst inspirational brick-a-brack with Kaaron Warren

Noon

 

Book launch:
12.30 Fan auction
1pm Lunch
1.30pm The landscape of Dystopia

Does cli fi have to be set in a desert? A discussion on the kinds of environmental settings for dystopian cli fi worlds.

Firefly: wassup? Workshop: Writing short stories inspired by found objects – part 2

With Nick Evans

Now you’ve got a bunch of words on the page, Nick will show you how to ruthlessly edit them into shape.

2.30pm Beyond Cleverman; Indigenous voices in speculative fiction

 

Ask a qualified teenager

Youth writing by youth panellists

3.30pm Reading the stars: Chinese and European astrology Finding experts to check your stuff

 

The Best of Star Trek

Bring your fave short Star Trek clips in for a nostalgic viewing

4.30pm Rhythm and form in fairy tales

Looking at how the oral storytelling roots of these tales affects how they are told today.

The Great NaNoWriMo Debate:

Are you for Team GoNaNo or NoNaNo?

Marvel & DC – Wassup? Workhshop: Calligraphy

With Karen Herkes-Ott

5.30pm Book launch
6.30pm Ten Forward

In the Novotel Bar, with Meri Amber

9.00pm Late night open mike

 

Monday,3 October 2016

COOK

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CLARKE

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REID

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THE BOARDROOM

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9am Conflux Inc AGM
10am Asian spec fic Self publishing markets

Is Amazon all you need?

 
11am Book launch  
11.30 Horror – tipping the balance

When is a story Horror and when is it just Dark? Where do you draw the line?

Writing for pleasure, not publication Sci Fi Dream Team
12.30pm Book launch
1pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Urban fantasy Fantasy subgenre Epic Rap Battle!
2.30pm Closing Ceremony and Awards
3.30pm Trivia Quiz
5pm Dead Dog Party Venue TBA

 

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