Many things have had to change this year and book festivals up and down the country are embracing the technological world to ensure the ‘show must go on’. Cymera, the UK’s only horror, fantasy and sci-fi writing festival, is one of them.
I was delighted to be involved in this new approach to festival event chairing. Gone were the pre-event green room chats replaced with an introductory wave at my camera, a quick hello and introduction of the panel and the red Button of Destiny confirmed we were live and recording!
As those who know me will confirm, I quite like a blether about books, especially books that keep me awake into the wee small hours just to read one more page/chapter. I was determined to make a digital event just as welcoming and interesting as the in-person events the previous year at Cymera’s home at The Pleasance, Edinburgh.
Cymera will be back in 2021! In which format, who knows at the moment, but if you can, please support your local festivals so that they can continue to promote local (and not so local) creatives.
Until such a time we can meet again in person…