Chrons Dublin and Belfast cluster meet -2019

I forgot to say that apart from literature night, this is my schedule for TitanCon. I'm loving their event app, Grenadine, which will hopefully be live soon for Dublin, too.

Medbots, Tricorders, and more
Format: Panel

23 Aug 2019, Friday 12:00 - 13:00, Waterfront (Hilton Belfast)

An SFnal look at the future of medicine.

Catherine Sharp (M), Kerry Buchanan, QelDoQ, G. David Nordley (self employed)

A closer look at Anthologies
Format: Panel

23 Aug 2019, Friday 16:00 - 17:00, Lagan A (Hilton Belfast)

What are the unique characteristics of an anthology? What are the hallmarks of good anthology contribution? What are the tricks to compiling and editing one? All this and more from our panel of experts.

Kerry Buchanan, Ellen Datlow (M), Paul Corcoran, Sarah Murray, Claude Lalumière

Distaff Anthology Launch Event
Format: Meeting

23 Aug 2019, Friday 19:00 - 21:00, Lisburn (Hilton Belfast)

Presenting a new anthology of female-authored SF, co-curated by Titancon's own Jo Zebedee.

Jo Zebedee, Juliana Spink Mills ( ), Kerry Buchanan
If anyone can use a couple of free tickets to TitanCon in Belfast then let me know...
I’m exhausted! Have found myself a beanbag:
Wow. I am home. So many people met! I am so sorry I couldn't spend more time with the Chronners but the place was madness. I hope to get a little more time at Titancon. A nice relaxed house with @Juliana @Abernovo @millymollymo was a lovely place to have our 'conwithinacon', and so nice to meet Ju for the first time and catch up with the others!

@Kerrybuchanan , my mucker mate, had a great panel experience and moderated a tricky panel really well. Thoroughly enjoyed that! I got to meet @Tirellan and @Ursa major for the first time and catch up with @chrispenycate but not for long enough! @J-WO was also met, amazingly, for the first time.

Award for person-who-most-enjoyed-Worldcon goes, for sure to @SPoots who had an absolute blast. It was so lovely to introduce my Northern Irish spec friends to my Chronner friends and see everyone mix along very happily and make new friends.

Have I missed anyone from the list? I'm not sure. If I have, I'm really sorry. It's been a long few days. The bar across the road served until 4 am and seemed to be party-central in Dublin, so sleep deprivation is hitting for sure.

I had four great panels with the first and last being the most memorable, especially the last which was the most entertaining panel Ive had the pleasure to be on for a long time, and passionate. I was given inspiration for a new story when a taxi driver suggested I (and anyone else with my background) go home to a Scotland I've never come from....), I met old friends and new. I drank too much coffee and less buckfast than @Abernovo (I tried to get a pic but they were too quick in handing the bottle back!) I have both new inspiration and plans, and much to reflect on - which is all in a good way. In short, it was great. x

Next up, Eurocon!
less buckfast than @Abernovo (I tried to get a pic but they were too quick in handing the bottle back!
As there is no photographic evidence of me drinking any such substance, it did not happen. Buckfast is truly vile.

I bumped into your NI people today, as it happens, and picked up a copy of Tome.
I know some via Facebook but any chance of adding forum nicknames to the above pics?
Details, details.... in mine, from the top:

@Kerrybuchanan moderating
Me in the middle with @SPoots on the right (and another mate, Jay, on the left)
@Juliana with her reading group event, and then during her reading
Me on a fun panel in my new snazzy green dress :)

The top one of Chrispy’s is Ursa and the next one down is Juliana, Kerry and @Abernovo
Everyone, say cheese!
Sad to say that I managed to miss every single Chronner on a panel for various reasons. But I am very glad I went to Worldcon, and very greatful for all the effort Jo went to making it happen. Still overwhelmed with it all. God knows how the rest of the housies are managing to trawl on to Titancon!
Missing the quiet of the house (Yes.) and the intelligence too.


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