Free sci-fi conference to descend on Tremough Campus tomorrow
The University College Falmouth will play host to a free sci-fi conference tomorrow (Saturday), aimed at encouraging budding young creative writers.
The event, from 10am to 3.30pm includes special guest talks from award-winning children's author Philip Reeve, who penned the post-apocalyptic Mortal Engines quartet, and Mark Clapham, who has written adaptations for the Doctor Who and Warhammer universes.
Philip will focus on how he develops and builds his fantasy and sci-fi worlds while Mark will discuss his work on science fiction novels.
There are also three optional talks to attend in the afternoon. Visitors can join discussions on: "Tin-men," which will explore robots in sci-fi films; "To infinity and beyond!" about writing a sci-fi opera and another talk on the top ten sci-fi comic book moments of all time.
Costumes are encouraged and there will be a prize for the best dressed.
The whole event, including lunch, is free but places are limited so booking is advised. The event is suitable for ages 14 and up.
To book tickets, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01326 213747. Organisers ask that you state the number of tickets needed and the talk you would like to attend.
The event is hosted by the Department of Writing at Falmouth, who said they "hope to see as many young sci-fi fans as possible."