2015 is starting to get into full swing, and already I am starting to find my calendar filling up. Here are a few places where you will be able to find me over the next few weeks.
Monday January 19th: BristolCon Fringe, featuring Emma & Peter Newman. There will probably be tea, and possibly a spot of mild peril. I cannot promise an appearance by That Latimer.
Saturday February 7th: My LGBT History Month talk at the M-Shed in Bristol: “A Potted History of Gender Variance”, in which I set out to show that rigid insistence on the binary nature of gender is a comparatively recent, Western, invention.
Sunday February 15th: My paper at the National Festival of LGBT History academic conference in Manchester: “Their-stories: Interrogating gender identities from the past”. (See, it has a colon in the title. I’m a proper academic, I am.)
Thursday February 19th: I’m hosting the launch event for Antonia Honeywell’s novel, The Ship, at Foyles, Cabot Circus.
Wednesday February 25th: I’m participating in a panel as part of the Bristol University Student Union’s Festival of Liberation: “What Next for the LGBT+ Movement Following the Passing of the Same Sex Marriage Act?”.
Gareth Powell will be launching his latest novel at Forbidden Planet, Bristol on Thursday January 15th, and I plan to be there because Gareth has promised to dress up as a monkey for the event.
There’s a Fringe event on February 16th, but I’m traveling back from Manchester that day and had promised the University I’d drop in on another of their events that evening, so I may not be there for the whole thing.
Jo Hall and Gareth Powell are doing a reading at Bristol Library on Friday February 27th, but I think I am double-booked with an Out Stories event so I might not make that.