WorldCon is now only a few weeks away and we have exciting news! Not only will Lucy and Megan be there in person, but they will also be recording a live episode of Breaking the Glass Slipper!

If you want to see us in action – at the live recording or elsewhere, look no further. All the details are below!

Breaking the Glass Slipper Podcast – Live Recording

19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)

Since 2016, the ‘Breaking the Glass Slipper’ podcast has championed female voices in speculative fiction. Now into our third season and with two(!) British Fantasy Award nominations under our belt, we’re excited to host a live recording at Dublin 2019. Our subject is inspired by the Emerald Isle itself: the place of islands and island mythology in the human imagination.

Megan Leigh, Vida Cruz, Lucy Hounsom, Jo Walton, Alexandra Rowland

Where to find Megan…

A book to film adaptation

16 Aug 2019, Friday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)

We all know text to visual screen adaptions are hard. What unique difficulties does the YA genre present in the translation from print to screen?

Megan Leigh (Breaking the Glass Slipper), Ali Baker, Mr Eoin Colfer, Ed Fortune (Starburst Magazine)

How to start a podcast

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 10:00 – 10:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)

Podcasting is a great way for fans to be heard and seen and to share their passion and theories, but starting your own may appear difficult. Our panel of seasoned podcasters will discuss how to get started – including hosting, gear, recording, editing, and finding an audience.

Kate Baker (SFWA, Inc. & Clarkesworld Magazine), Dan Moren, Eeson Rajendra, Jeremy Carter (Escape Artists), Megan Leigh (Breaking the Glass Slipper)

If you’re looking for Lucy…

Creating Podcasts: Ideas, People, and Themes

15 Aug 2019, Thursday 16:00 – 16:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)

Podcasts are living, breathing conversations that at their best entice the participants and the audience in the free flow of entertaining, engaging, and enlightening conversation.  How do you pull this off?  How do you pick the ideas, people, and themes that give the right mix of energy and chemistry?  Come get some clues into how the magic is done from some of the best in the business. (And then go see our panellists’ podcasts over the rest of the convention.)

Deanna Sjolander, Alasdair Stuart (Escape Artists), Mur Lafferty, Lucy Hounsom, Jennifer Mace

Once again upon a time: modern fairy tales

16 Aug 2019, Friday 15:00 – 15:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)

Fairy tales have an abiding allure, and successive generations of writers have taken these traditional themes and tropes and reshaped them for a modern audience. Sometimes the setting is changed but the roots of the story remain; sometimes authors use the reader’s familiarity with a tale to subvert expectations. Why is it that fairy tales lend themselves so well to repetition? In what ways are modern authors shaping fairy tale tropes? The panel will examine the popularity of fairy tales through the lens of modern retellings.

Lucy Hounsom, E. Lily Yu, Mari Ness, Sara Norja, Jean Bürlesk (Science Fiction & Fantasy Society Luxembourg)

Anime and the west

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 13:30 – 14:20, Stratocaster BC (Point Square Dublin)

Alongside the resurgence of the popularity of anime, more and more western cartoon creators are citing anime as their inspiration and are starting to incorporate the style into their own shows. What has been the impact of this in the western world? If an animated work was created in the west but is stylised like anime, can it be called an anime?

Ciaran Roberts (Six to Start), Ed Fortune (Starburst Magazine), Sakura Perez (Octocon The National Irish Science Fiction Convention), Gabriella Gomez (Science fiction bokhandeln), Lucy Hounsom

Soundtracks for SFF film and TV

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 18:00 – 18:50, Liffey Hall-2 (CCD)

Soundtracks make a huge difference to the feel of a movie or TV show. What qualities make for a good soundtrack? Is there a difference between soundtracks for movies and for television episodes?

Lionel Davoust, Gabrielle de Cuir (Skyboat Media Audiobooks), Lucy Hounsom, Dr Melissa Avdeeff (Coventry University), Sam Watts