Fantasy Worlds: A Day of Talks - Day Pass

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Art, maps, monsters and world building.

Fantasy Worlds: A Day of Talks will take place in the British Library. All sessions will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical) or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links for the online version will be sent out shortly before the event. 

A packed day of talks and conversations featuring some of the most compelling and fascinating voices in Fantasy writing and art. 

Join us for the whole day by booking an in-person day pass or online day pass. Single session tickets are also available for in-person attendance.  

Also taking place on Saturday 9 December is Board Games Fest in the British Library Entrance Hall. This is a free event but booking is required.  

Fantasy World Programme

11:00 – 12:00: Fantasy Worlds: Fantasy Maps
Cartographies of the imagination. 

12:30 – 13:30: Fantasy Worlds: Mary Shelley, Uprisings and Rebellions
How Frankenstein paved the way for generations of marginalised voices in fiction. 

14:00 – 15:00: Fantasy Worlds Visualising Fantasy
Brian and Wendy Froud and Alan Lee in conversation with Terri Windling.  

15:30 – 16:30: Fantasy Worlds: Rebecca F. Kuang in Conversation
The award-winning author of The Poppy War trilogy, Babel and Yellowface in conversation with Saara El-Arifi. 

17:00 – 18:15: Fantasy Worlds: World Building in Fantasy
Aliette de Bodard and Adrian Tchaikovsky with Matthew Sangster. 

While you’re here, set out on a legendary quest and visit our accompanying exhibition Fantasy: Realms of Imagination. Saturday 9 December is a Pay what you can day for the exhibition and we expect it to be busy, so book now to secure your spot.

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination is supported by:

Wayland Games    

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event.

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Name: Fantasy Worlds: A Day of Talks - Day Pass
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £5 – £24
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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