Join us for a day celebrating the works of Arthur Conan Doyle; from Challenger to Sherlock Holmes, from Lost Worlds to Baker Street, Conan Doyle Con with special guest Tom Ue, University of College London, will be talking about the eponymous Professor Challenger. He will be joined by guests Rhys Hughes, Jan Edwards, Steve Lockley, Michael R Brush and S G Mullholland to name just a few, for a day of panels, readings, talks, two book launches (Challenger Unbound and Mycroft and the Necromancer) and lots of beer or wine in a relaxed pub setting. Tickets include 10% off any books bought on the day. the ticket also includes a 90 minute play on Sherlock Holmes by 'Don't Go into the Cellar' a fantastic Midlands based theatre company.
Each slot is 50 minutes with a ten minute comfort break at the end (included in times below)
Introduction: 12:15 - 12:30 KnightWatch Press (Theresa Derwin)
12:30 - 13:30 Tom Ue on Professor Challenger
13:30 - 14:30 Panel: Exploring Doyle's Worlds: Sherlock vs Challenger (Michael R Brush, Steve Lockley, Jan Edwards, Tom Ue)
14:30 - 15:30 Book Launch: Challenger Unbound (anthology of Challenger adventures) & Mycroft & The Necromancer Michael R Brush
15:30 - 16:30 Panel: Steampunk vs Historical Fiction: What did the Victorians Ever Inspire Us To? (Rhys Hughes, S G Mullholland) Moderator Theresa Derwin
16:30 - 18:15 Don't Go Into the Cellar presents the 90 minute play 'The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes'