Cheering news!! The details of the UK Meet 2012 have been announced, and registration has opened at a special Early Booking cost of £35 for the whole Saturday, all inclusive.
As Jo Myles puts it so well: If you are a reader, writer, editor, publisher or just a fan of all the varieties of GLBTQ fiction, including m/m romance and f/f romance, bisexual, trans and queer fiction of all sorts, and you are in the UK between September 14th and September 16th, come to the UK Meet, the country's new and growing con for the genre. We'll have lots of authors, including Clare London, Charlie Cochrane, JL Merrow, Josephine Myles and too many more to count, a bumper program of talks and - if last year is any guide - an atmosphere fizzing with delight in our favourite genre and our shared enthusiasm.
UK GLBTQ Fiction – Read it, Write it, Love it
September 14th - 16th 2012 will see the third annual UK Meet for readers/writers/reviewers/fans of GLBTQ fiction. There will be a full day of programmed events on Saturday 15th, plus optional social events on Friday evening and Sunday morning.
From its modest beginnings in 2010, when a group of the most respected British and European authors in m/m romance got together in a library in Ely, this convention has already doubled in size, developed panels and guest speakers, thrown out links to publishers, editors, writers and fans alike, and looks set to become a major player in the field of GLBTQ fiction in the UK.
In 2012 we aim to be bigger and better yet.
Set at the elegant Mercure Brighton Seafront hotel, this year’s convention will feature talks by top authors, panel discussions on hot topics in the field of GLBTQ fiction, such as BDSM, Shifters, Beta readers, Online Interaction, Adapting fanfic, US settings, Self publishing, 1-to-1s for budding authors and more, while a separate room is available for chilling out, socializing with your favourite authors/pitching to publishers and agents etc.
For full programme see the website.
To book a place at the convention go here.
Cost of attendance: £35 (rising to £40 if bookings are made after 30th June), to include all panels, buffet lunch, coffee, tea & snacks throughout the day, and USB stick filled with free fiction.
To book a room at the hotel for Friday and/or Saturday night tel :(+44)844/8159061 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special rate for delegates: £85 per night, booking code available on the UK meet website (or you are very welcome to visit just for the day or arrange alternative accommodation elsewhere).
Anyone attending, whether they have been published before or not, is invited to submit a story for this year’s anthology: "Lashings of Sauce." Full details of how to format your story and where to send it are available here.
To keep up to date with the latest news visit the blog.
It was so lovely to soak in the fun, love and laughter of like-minded people – 2011 delegate
I'll be booking my place very soon, and I'm hoping to see many friends, new and old!