Manchester Speculative Fiction

Meeting: 12th September

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Great to see a couple of new faces at the meeting last night. Just a reminder to potential new members that we read work beforehand and not during the meeting itself. You’re more than welcome to drop in without having read anything (great way to see how the group works) but be prepared for some confusion over what’s going on! Saying that, our two new visitors last night seemed to cope very well and we appreciated the quick reading and feedback given.

We had seven people attending last night’s meeting with four pieces of work being discussed as follows . . .

We finished just after nine and popped around the corner for a few drinks and conversation that included the ol’ chestnut that is the literary-versus-genre debate (this time: criticism over genre writers for being so defensive) to MMOs (again, sorry!) to next year’s Eastercon.

So Eastercon is running in Bradford next year, which is a little more local for us than previous Eastercons. James has already said that he intends to attend all four days and I’m planning on attending at least a couple of days. Who else fancies meeting up there? Perhaps we could car share? Going as a group to these events is much better than soloing it. Feel free to add a comment below or chat in the Facebook group. I’ll post further reminders nearer the time (though it’s probably worth booking your ticket / rooms now before they run out).

Next meeting: Wednesday 10th October. See you all there!

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