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NEXT SALON: April’s Speculative Salon

Tuesday the 25th of April, 2023, 7pm, Live and on Zoom


Now the clocks have gone forward, it’s time to look ahead to some of the

Festivals coming up.


This month’s Salon is relatively simple, straightforward, and slightly speculative since we’re having our regular visit from Cymera Festival!


But what is Cymera, we hear you ask. In September 2017 the seed for Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Writing was sown. Festival enthusiast Ann Landmann, and Noel Chidwick, mastermind behind award-winning sci-fi magazine Shoreline of Infinity, were having a cup of tea and lamenting the lack of genre authors in

book festivals programmes. “So why not set up our own book festival?” they asked each other – and thus, the idea for creating a festival for Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror writing became a reality.


A frequent attendee of the Salon, Ann will be having a chat with Katya, our resident Cymera enthusiast, about what’s coming up this year, and we’ll also have a look out for other events too.


We open as usual with a drink reception, but please note that doors to the Function Room at The Outhouse now open at 6.30, to give us time to get our ‘tech’ into place. We will livestream the ‘presentation’ on Zoom from 7pm and send the zoom invitation to ticket-holders at 6.30 on the night.


How it works... 

 

6.30: Doors Open – Upstairs Function Room


6.50: Open the Zoom meeting (nb: Zoom details are emailed at 6.30!)


7.00: Introduce the evening's theme and guests


7.45: Notes of Interest, Live Mingling, and Zoom chat


Tickets are available from Eventbrite – we will send a zoom invitation to all attendees anyway.


All Salon Events are free. We invite donations for the glass of wine, or encourage people to buy us a coffee to help fund our work. And our first anthology is still on sale here!

 

We look forward to seeing you in person or in the zoom-room!


*We acknowledge that some people prefer to attend the Zoom without video, so we invite people to use the ‘comments’ section to give input, paste relevant links, and ask questions. We encourage Salon attendees to say ‘bye’ if they so wish when departing! We will save any links from the comments to share to our mailing-list and social media, and we will not be recording the zoom.

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