Tomorrow morning, I shall be setting off to Brighton for World
Fantasycon. I'm not as ready as I'd like -- on the plus side, my hair
has been cut and coloured -- I have purple streaks!! -- I have baked
fairy cakes to take along (almost entirely lactose free [there are 4
with lemon curd in] plus some that are also gulten-free. All lemon
flavoured, because, well, this is me.) I've done some packing. But I
lost much of yesterday to a migraine and thus am behind. Bah. Skirts
are being selected (of course): green cord mini with deer print; teal
and fuchsia flippy; beautiful batik beaded (by request of the marquis).
I'm now havering between blue blurred flower print (just about my knee)
and silky silver and lilac pint (floor length). These decisions are
And I have programme:
Thursday 3.00 pm. Living in the Past: Writing Historical Fantasy When
writing historical fantasy, how important is it to stick to the facts,
or is the past fair game for authors of fantastic fiction to manipulate
how they wish? Aidan Harte, Helen Marshall (mod.), Sophia McDougall, Mark Charan Newton, Tim Powers, Kari Sperring.
Friday 6.00 pm Reading I haven't decided exactly what to read yet. Any suggestions?