At When Words Collide you will find presentations, discussions,
readings, and signings by each year's festivals guests and additional
attending experts in the literary arena: authors, editors, artists,
poets, playwrights, and others involved in creating the written
word. If you have ideas for topics you would like to see, please let
us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year's program is available here
Program Space Layout
2015 Programming Space
Call For Presenters
If you would like to participate in this year's program, please have a look here.
Call For Panel Moderators
If you would like to moderate a discussion panel, please have a look here. Note that moderators may also
opt to be participants on panels they moderate.
2015 Program In Development
Please have a look at our progress here
. We update monthly. (Last updated:
2015-02-12) All items are considered tentative until the final schedule is released.
Confirmed Presenters / Panelists
David B. Coe
David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award
winning author of more than eighteen novels and many short stories. As
David B. Coe (www.DavidBCoe.com) he has written
the Crawford award-winning LonTobyn Chronicle, the Winds of
the Forelands quintet, the Blood of the Southlands trilogy,
and the novelization of Ridley Scott’s ROBIN HOOD, and will soon
release, SPELL BLIND, the first volume of the Case Files of Justis
Fearsson. The second book, HIS FATHER’S EYES, will be out next
summer. Writing as D.B. Jackson (www.dbjackson-author.com),
he is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles —
THIEFTAKER, THIEVES' QUARRY, A PLUNDER OF SOULS, and DEAD MAN'S REACH,
which is also due out in summer 2015. David is part of the Magical
Words group blog (magicalwords.net), and co-author
of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. His books
have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Three-time Prix Aurora Award finalist
and winner of The Galaxy Project, juried by Robert Silverberg,
David Drake and Barry Malzberg, Susan Forest is a writer of science
fiction, fantasy and horror, and a fiction editor for Edge Press. You
can find her stories in Analog, Asimov's, OnSpec, Blood and Water,
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tesseracts, AE Science Fiction Review,
and The Urban Green Man, or in her collection, Immunity to
Strange Tales (Five Rivers Press). www.speculative-fiction.ca.
Randy McCharles is active in
Calgary, Alberta's writing community with a focus on speculative
fiction, usually of the wickedly humorous variety, with short stories
and novellas available from Edge SF&F Publishing, House of Anansi, and
Reality Skimming Press. He is the recipient of several Aurora Awards
(Canada's most prestigious award for speculative fiction) and is
short-listed in three categories for the upcoming 2014 Awards. In
2013, his short story Ghost-B-Gone Incorporated won the House of
Anansi 7-day Ghost Story Contest. Randy's first Tyche Books
publication, Much Ado About Macbeth, will be available in August 2015.
G.W. Renshaw's short story
Vacation appears in On Spec's Spring 2013 issue. His short
story Hic Sunt
Dracones and collection Odd Thoughts
are available online. The Stable Vices Affair, first of The
Chandler Affairs series, will be out in October. The Prince and the
Puppet will be out by 2015. http://gwrenshaw.ca/
Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer is the author of
Hugo Award-winner Hominids, Nebula Award-winner The Terminal
Experiment, and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winner
Mindscan, plus Starplex, Frameshift, Factoring Humanity,
Calculating God, Humans, Rollback, and Wake, all of which
were Hugo finalists. Other awards: 2014 Skylark Award; China's Galaxy
Award for "Most Popular Foreign SF Writer;" three Japanese Seiun
Awards; thirteen Canadian Aurora Awards (plus Lifetime Acheivement
Aurora); as well as Analog's Analytical Laboratory Award,
Science Fiction Chronicle's Reader Award, and the Crime Writers
of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award, all for best short-story of the year.
The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the
same name. Website: sfwriter.com.