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Historical Novel Society Conference 2012 - London, 29-30 September

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Historical Novel Society Conference 2012 - London, 29-30 September

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu January 26th, 2012, 8:37 pm

I am very happy to announce that the website for this year's HNS conference is up and running and taking bookings!

So, whether you're an HNS member already or not, have been to a conference before or not: if you're a historical fiction enthusiast, this is the event of the year and we hope to see you in London in September!

The website is at:
http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/

Details will be added as information becomes available. At the bottom of the home page, you can subscribe to receive email alerts each time the website is updated. We can promise you so many wonderful authors and other speakers, as well as some exciting social events and optional outings. The cast list is shaping up as we speak - and includes several authors you will be familiar with from this very forum.

Message from Richard Lee, HNS founder, below.
But I would just like to point out that we are all very keen for the event to be as much geared towards readers as writers this year, and it is my particular mandate on the conference committee to make sure that is the case. Feel free to drop me a line with thoughts or questions.

I am looking forward to seeing a large HFO contingent there and meeting many of you!

All the best
Justin (aka 'sweetpotatoboy'!)

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Announcing that HNSLondon12 is now open for business!


Please take a moment to look around our new London 2012 Conference website - http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/ - and mark the dates in your diaries.

Thanks to Jenny Barden, Charlie Farrow and the rest of the team for putting together a fabulous site. There's more detail to come (Jenny has some stellar speakers signed up) but I think you can see already that this is going to be a sumptuous event: our biggest and most ambitious UK conference to date.

We are now accepting bookings, and would like to encourage as many of you to spread the word as loudly and as far as you can.

29th - 30th September, 2012, at the University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London.

It's going to be - fantastic!

I hope I'll get to see many of you there.

Richard

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 26th, 2012, 10:02 pm

I'm coming! I'm coming! Now if the X-org people would nail down their dates, my husband and I could plan our vacation around our separate European conferences. I have a looong list of research sites to visit. And since he's rather gotten into the re-enactment hobby in the last year, he's now as interested as I am.

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Post by EC2 » Thu January 26th, 2012, 10:42 pm

I shall be there - speaking at one point and joining in the rest! I'm so looking forward to meeting lots of people - MLE Yay! And Justin Yay! too.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 13th, 2012, 10:58 pm

The conference website has been updated with the list of speakers and workshop leaders:
http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/speake ... p-leaders/

So if you're mulling coming, just take a look at this list (which is continually being updated) and I know you won't be able to resist booking!

And if you haven't done so yet, don't forget to go to the bottom of the page and sign up for email alerts each time the website gets updated.

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Post by DianeL » Tue February 14th, 2012, 1:25 am

Ahh how I wish I had the money. I could get the time, but the money is scarcer! Le sigh.

One of these days, I'll be published, and you guys will be STUCK with me. No escape. Enjoy your freedom while you can! :P
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Post by wendy » Thu February 16th, 2012, 1:47 pm

Justin - thanks for the information. I'd love to go but will be speaking at the CAPTURING WITCHES: HISTORIES, STORIES, IMAGES 400 YEARS AFTER THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
Conference at Lancaster University in August (17 - 19th). Not sure if I can make both yet! What's the final deadline for signup?
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 16th, 2012, 1:54 pm

[quote=""wendy""]Justin - thanks for the information. I'd love to go but will be speaking at the CAPTURING WITCHES: HISTORIES, STORIES, IMAGES 400 YEARS AFTER THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
Conference at Lancaster University in August (17 - 19th). Not sure if I can make both yet! What's the final deadline for signup?[/quote]

I don't think there's a cut-off at this point, Wendy. You can certainly wait till nearer the time to make a decision. Would be great if you could make it!

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 16th, 2012, 1:55 pm

PS. Latest news is that there will be two 'guests of honour': Lindsey Davis and Margaret George.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 1:41 pm

A little update on the conference.

Special Guest is Philippa Gregory. After-dinner speaker is Bernard Cornwell.

Take another look at our website: the cast list continues to grow!

There's a rolling ticker of names on the front page, more details in the Who's Who pages, and a brand new 'Readers' page, which gives a taste of how the event will be catering to readers, with more to come very soon as the programme gets firmed up.

Hope to see you there!

http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri March 23rd, 2012, 2:40 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]A little update on the conference.

Special Guest is Philippa Gregory. After-dinner speaker is Bernard Cornwell.

Take another look at our website: the cast list continues to grow!

There's a rolling ticker of names on the front page, more details in the Who's Who pages, and a brand new 'Readers' page, which gives a taste of how the event will be catering to readers, with more to come very soon as the programme gets firmed up.

Hope to see you there!

http://www.hns-conference.org.uk/[/quote]

Do you know if there's a registration deadline? I'd love to come, but I have to wait to see how the royalties in April are.
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