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Continuum 15, 2019

I attended Continuum15/NatCon 58 convention in Melbourne from June 7-10, 2019. The convention is an annual event for the Australian speculative fiction community. This was my first Continuum convention and I was looking forward to the many expert panels, workshops, Markets, the Maskbalao, Ditmar Awards, Shadows Awards & Norma K Hemming Awards. 

Ticket pricing was very generous with special rates for First Time attendees and Friday evening. More information available  here

I spoke on two panels:

Magical Medicine: The Physiology of Fantasy  – Friday 7pm

What options does a twenty-foot dragon have for actually getting airborne? What ailments could trouble a angel? How would you handle a chimera with a cold, and just how *does* a centaur’s digestive system work? 

ZFreya MarskeAlannah K. PearsonPrema

June 7, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hall: Pluto

Illness in SFF  – Saturday 10 am

Future sci fi seems to always have “Medical technology has wiped out disease” or “A plague is wiping out humanity”, why do we not hear about common ailments and the oddities of medical care in space and across multiple species?

ZAlannah K. PearsonAndi BuchananMargaret Morgan

June 8, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Pluto

There are also some wonderful workshops & talks by the guests of honour. Come join me in the audience!

Workshop: Writing Fight Scenes For Women – Sunday 10 am

Aiki Flinthart

June 9, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Barrayar Track: Workshops

Kate Elliott: Reading and Signing – Sunday 2 pm

Join Kate Elliott for a reading, followed by Q&A and book signing.

Kate Elliott

June 9, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Magrathea Track: Guest of Honour

Ken Liu: Reading and Signing – Sunday 3 pm

Join Ken Liu for a reading, followed by Q&A and book signing.

Ken Liu

June 9, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Magrathea Track: Guest of Honour