Programme

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HNSLondon12 Conference Guide

 

Time

Event

Room

 

Friday 28 September – Evening

 

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6.30 – 7.30 pm

Pre-registration

The Old Cinema Foyer

6.45 – 8.30 pm

Wine and Canapés Reception
(with finger buffet)Welcome address: Richard Lee (HNS),
CW Gortner & Elizabeth Chadwick

Fyvie Hall

Delegates may choose to join the HNSLondon12 Committee and continue networking at Aqua afterwards (and then make their own arrangements for dinner)

Saturday 29 September  – Day

Featuring members of the Napoleonic Association, 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot

(am)

9.00 – 9.30

Saturday Registration
(Tea/coffee/juice/croissants/pastries)

The Old Cinema Foyer

9.30 – 9.40

WelcomeRichard Lee

The Old Cinema

9.40 – 10.25

Main Panel Session 1 with Q&AMatt Bates, Jade Chandler, Diana Gabaldon, David Headley, Simon Taylor, Susan Watt
Click here for details

The Old Cinema

10.25 – 11.15

Opening address:
Philippa Gregory

The Old Cinema

11.15 – 11.50

Booksigning/selling

Tea/coffee/biscuits – Served in Fyvie Hall, to be consumed in Foyer and Gallery of Old Gymnasium

Gallery of Old Gymnasium

 

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11.50 – 12.50

Pitch sessions (8 agents/editors)Click here for details

Designated Classroom

11.50 – 12.50

Optional workshops/talks  Click through for details of 10 sessions

Classrooms

(pm)

12.50 – 2.05

Lunch (sandwiches/wraps/crisps/fruitplatter/juice)

Booksigning/selling (Gallery of Old Gymnasium)

Served in Fyvie Hall, to be consumed in Foyer and Gallery of Old Gymnasium

2.05 – 2.25

Presentation of HNS Short Story Award Gillian Green & Jonathan Pegg

The Old Cinema

2.25 – 3.10

Main Panel Session 2 with Q&A Elizabeth Chadwick, Emma Darwin, Barbara Ewing, Daisy Goodwin,
Ian Mortimer, Harry Sidebottom
 
Click here for details

The Old Cinema

3.10 – 3.25

Comfort break
  

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3.25 – 4.25

Pitch sessions (8 agents/editors)Click here for details

Designated Classroom

3.25 – 4.10

Main Panel Session 3 with Q&AAngus Donald, Shana Drehs, CW Gortner, Gillian Green, Karen Harper, Doug Jackson Click here for details

The Old Cinema

4.10 – 4.45

Booksigning/selling
Tea/coffee/muffins/biscuits served in Fyvie Hall, to be consumed in Foyer and Gallery of Old Gymnasium

Gallery of Old Gymnasium

4.45 – 5.25

Final address for Saturday Day Conference
Margaret George

The Old Cinema

5.25 – 5.30

Close of Saturday Day Conference (RL)

The Old Cinema

5.30 – 6.30

Booksigning/selling Gallery of Old Gymnasium

Saturday 29 September – Evening

  

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7.30 – 8.00

Banquet – greeting

The Old Cinema Foyer

7.40 − 11.00

Banquet with minstrels and jesters
(3 course dinner with wine + coffee/tea and petit fours)Welcome – Richard LeeAfter dinner speech:
Bernard Cornwell

Costume pageant

Saturday Night Sex Scene Readings with Bernard Cornwell, Diana Gabaldon, Gillian Bagwell
and friends

The Old Gymnasium

Sunday 30 September – Day

(am)

9.30 – 9.55

Sunday Registration
(Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits)

The Old Cinema Foyer

9.55 – 10.00

Welcome – Richard Lee

The Old Cinema

10.00 – 10.45

Main Panel Session 4 with Q&A Vanora Bennett, Carole Blake, Rory Clements, Sarah Dunant, Heather Lazare, Cathy RentzenbrinkClick here for details

The Old Cinema

10.45 – 11.15

Booksigning/selling

Tea/coffee/cookies served in Fyvie Hall, to be consumed in Foyer and Gallery of Old Gymnasium

Gallery of Old Gymnasium

  

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11.15 – 12.15

Pitch sessions(5 agents/editors)Click here for details

Designated Classroom

11.15 – 12.15

Optional workshops/talks Click through for details  – 10 sessions

Classrooms

(pm)

12.15 – 1.10

Concluding address 
Lindsey Davis

The Old Cinema

1.10 – 2.10

Lunch
sandwiches/wraps/crisps/fruit platter/juice served in Fyvie Hall, to be consumed in Foyer and Gallery of Old Gymnasium

Booksigning/selling

 

 

Gallery of Old Gymnasium

2.10 – 2.20

Thanks and wrap up – Richard Lee

The Old Gym & Canteen

 

 

Click for Main Panel Details

Click for Workshops & Talks

||Conference Fully Booked||

Friday 28th Sept 18.30 – 20.30 – Wine and Canapes Reception – £17 members, £19 non-members

Saturday 29th Sept 09.00 – 17.30 – All day Conference including lunch, beverages and snacks – £65 members, £70 non-members ||BANQUET FULLY BOOKED||

Saturday 29th Sept 19.30 – 23.00 – Banquet with minstrels and jesters –  £49 members, £59 non-members (limited to those also attending a day Conference and their partners – but no more than one partner per day Conference attendee)

Sunday 30th Sept 09.30 – 14.00 – Morning Conference including lunch, beverages and snacks – £45 members, £50 non-members

Total (*excluding Banquet) £127 members, £139 non-members

However, we are offering a further discounted rate to members attending all elements (excluding the Banquet) in the main programme package – £120

The Excursions are additional extras to complement the main programme.
Please see Networking and Excursions pages for full details.

 

16 Responsesso far.

  1. Carole Lane says:

    Again, this is something I would like to do and I’ll be entering, hopefully into the competition.

  2. Jenny Barden says:

    Wonderful! Glad you like the look of the agenda, Carole. ‘who’s Who’ coming soon – and look forward to seeing you in September!

  3. Will there be a mass book signing involving the published author-attendees at this conference?

    Also, do members of the U.S. Historical Novel Society qualify for the membership rates for the conference?

  4. Jenny Barden says:

    In answer to your questions,Leslie – the historical Novel Society is a global organisation and so long as you are a member of that you will be entitled to the conference discounts. Our aim is to offer bookselling at the conference for all published conference attendees – we’re in the process of organising that now. So yes, in a nutshell, there will be mass booksigning!

  5. I’ll register/book for the conference in a few days. I’m very excited about, it’ will be my first HSN conference (hopefully the first of many!)
    I’m just a little bit worried about not knowing anyone there, I was wondering if there’s any support/advice for new comers, a meet&greet of some sort?
    Anyway, excited 😀

  6. Jenny Barden says:

    The HNS is a very welcoming organisation. I went to San Diego on my own, knowing hardly anyone, and came away having made lots of new friends. So don’t worry – you’ll soon settle in. But you raise a good point. I think we should have a special welcome for Conference first-timers at the Friday night reception, and put everyone in touch as a group – at least for those who wish. Consider it in hand!…

    • Jan says:

      Will you do the same for those of us coming as day delegates, please? Or at least a reception point where we can come for advice/friendly faces???

      • Jenny Barden says:

        Hi Jan – sorry to be a bit late responding to this – I agree that we should have a friendly welcome and meeting point for newcomers for both days of the conference and the reception as well. (It will be done!)

  7. Just got the thumbs-up from my husband that we can make the arrangements to attend!! I know he will want to accompany me to the reception and banquet; he might even wish to attend the whole conference. Because I am a member, would he qualify for the member’s discount as well?

  8. Jenny Barden says:

    Non-members can certainly attend all elements of the Conference (though admission to the banquet is limited to those attending the day conference and their partners – 1 partner per delegate). I’m afraid though that non-members will need to pay the non-member rate. (Leslie – why not encourage your husband to join?!…)

  9. Sandra says:

    The US conference banquet has a historical costume pageant – will the UK one have something similar?

    • Jenny Barden says:

      Oh, yes, Sandra. The costume pageant is in the very early stages of organisation, but we already have the perfect person to help ensure everyone taking part is suitably dressed on the night! We also a plan to reprise the (in)famous Saturday Night Sex Scene Readings under Gillian Bagwells’ expert guidance. Both should be great fun!

  10. Hi Jenny:

    I remember you from the 2011 HNS Conference in San Diego (I presented two times; 19th Century Fashion and Maritime Panel) – I am giving serious thought to attending the 2012 in England. London is at the top of my “Places to see” list. Perhaps this is my grand opportunity.

    Karlee Turner Etter

    • Jenny Barden says:

      Hi Karlee! Of course I remember you very well – and your super costume! It would be terrific to see you again in London at the Conference. I do hope you can come!

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