Paul Cornell is a novelist, television writer and comics writer. Among his credits are the Doctor Who episodes 'Father's Day' and 'Human Nature', Wisdom for Marvel Comics and the novels British Summertime and Something More. He is the creator of ongoing audio and prose character Bernice Summerfield, and blogs about his adventures in television and his love for anime at Paul Cornell's House of Awkwardness. He's an Anglican and a pagan. Coming soon: an episode of ITV's Primeval, a new dark fantasy novel, many more comics and some stuff too exciting to talk about.
Recently published - Something More, British Summertime
|Thu||1300||The Aardvark Panel||The first panel of the convention. We talk about aardvarks or whatever other fancy comes to mind.||Jessica LANGER, Paul CORNELL, Susan DE GUARDIOLA, John HERTZ|
|Sat||1000||Is Science Fiction Necessary?||Haven't we won? Aren't science-fictional ideas, vocabulary, themes and predictions now deeply embedded in the popular culture? Aren't a disproportionate percentage of popular movies from our genres? Don't mainstream authors dip into the slipstream every day? So, what's our mission now? What worlds are left to conquer -- and why?||Inge HEYER, Paul CORNELL, Peter HECK, Robert Charles WILSON|
|Sat||1300||Heroes: The TV Series||Heroes has made the world safer for comics culture. The creators say they've got 5 more seasons scoped: is there enough depth to sustain that? There are more unanswered questions than ever before, not the least of which is who's cuter: Hiro or Niki? (Or Jessica?)||Maura MCHUGH, Michele ELLINGTON, Paul CORNELL, Perrianne LURIE|
|Sun||1000||Writing for TV||So, you want to get something on TV! What does it take: Character? Plot? Action? Romance?! Some industry veterans discuss what it takes to get there.||Halle STANFORD, Marc ZICREE, Paul CORNELL|
|Sun||1400||A "Survey of Readers"||Farah Mendelsohn has surveyed 900+ readers. After a summation of her finding, she and the panellists will discuss her findings.||Heidi LYSHOL, Mary TURZILLO, Paul CORNELL, Farah MENDLESOHN|
|Mon||1000||Blogging and Live Journals in SF||Blogging (and related activities) are having an impact on the world at large, and the SF community in particular. Blogs tell us more about the people in the field, the way the field works, and who is who -- and at a pace and a distribution that few if any fanzines ever matched. Blogs influence the directions of our community, can impact awards by making works or their creators better known, and perhaps even influence the works being created. Or is the impact overstated, as all things net related seem to be? Can writers use blogs to market themselves? Are blogs a way to engage the community? And is this true worldwide, or is it just an US-centric fad? Or even the English speaking world?||Adam RAKUNAS, Chad ORZEL, Yoshio KOBAYASHI, Patrick NIELSEN HAYDEN, Paul CORNELL|