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Interaction announces programme participants

19/01/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention has published a
preliminary list of programme participants.

The list is based on responses to a questionnaire posted on the Interaction web site by the organising committee before Christmas.

"We are delighted with the response we have had so far," said Ian Stockdale, Head of Interaction's Programming Division. "Based on this, we are now fleshing out the structure of our overall programme. While this will particularly highlight the work of our guests of honour, Greg Pickersgill, Christopher Priest, Lars-Olov Strandberg, Robert Sheckley and Jane Yolen, it will also range across the whole breadth of the science fiction genre. We are always grateful to those active in the science fiction field who give so freely of their time."

The present list currently stands at 34, plus the five guests of honour, and includes Brian Aldiss, Cory Doctorow, Larry Niven, Terry Pratchett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg and Charles Stross. "The final Interaction programme will involve several hundred participants contributing to over 400 hours of programming and a dozen parallel tracks," said Stockdale. "Accordingly we will be adding names to this list as the programme develops and as expressions of interest are received."

Interaction takes place in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland from August 4 to 8, 2005. For further information, check out http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/proglist.htm

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