Cymera 2019

07 June - 09 June

The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

Cymera Festival



It's the first year of this festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writing and the line-up is out of this world!  To find out more, you should definitely check out their website but to give you an overview of what's on......


Friday 7th June

4pm to 5pm - Historical Fantasy with Elizabeth May, L.J MacWhirter and Laura Lam

6pm to 7pm - Richard Morgan: Thin Air

6pm to 7pm - Potions & Poisons with Melinda Salisbury and P.M. Freestone


Saturday 8th June

10am to 11am - Cameron Johnston and Anna Stephens

10am to 11am - Philip Caveney and Dawn Finch

10am to 11am - Marian Womack, Oliver Langmead and Vicki Jarrett

10.30am to 11.30am - Lauren James and Tom Pollock

11.45am to 12.45pm - RJ Barker and Michah Yongo

11.45am to 12.45pm - Louis Greenberg, Sarah Lotz and D.A. Watson

12pm to 1pm - Robot Chickens with Alex McCall

12.15pm to 1.15pm - A Brilliant Void: Classic Irish Science Fiction

1.30pm to 2.30pm - Anna Smith Spark and Peter Newman

2pm to 3pm - Mythical Creatures with Sarah Maria Griffin, Alexandra Christo and Lesley Glaister

2pm to 3pm - Ken MacLeod, Gareth L. Powell and Adrian Tchaikovsky

3.45pm to 4.45pm - David Quantick: All My Colours

3.45pm to 4.45pm - Samantha Shannon: The Priory of the Orange Tree

3.45pm to 4.45pm - Eastern-Inspired Fantasy with Zoe Marriott and Natasha Ngan

5.30pm to 6.30pm - Gavin Smith, Mike Cobley and S.J. Morden

5.45pm to 6.45pm - Zoe Gilbert and Tasha Suri

5.45pm to 6.45pm - The Devil in the Belfry

7pm to 8pm - Charles Stross and Jonathan Whitelaw

7.15pm to 8.15pm - Gareth Hanrahan and Darius Hinks

8.45pm to 9.45pm - Aurora Writers present: Witches' Gets


Sunday 9th June

10am to 11.30am - A Writer, an Agent and an Editor Walk into a Bar...

10am to 11am - Tade Thompson and Aliette de Bodard

10.30am to 11.30am - Justina Ireland, Dhonielle Clayton and Zoraida Cordova

11.45am to 12.45pm - Cassandra Khaw and James Brogden

11.45am to 12.45pm - Molly Flatt and Emma Newman

11.45am to 12.45pm - Dark Futures: Moira McPartlin and London Shah

12.15pm to 1.15pm - Leo Carew, Den Patrick and R.F. Kuang

1.30pm to 2.30pm - Brian Catling: The Vorrh Trilogy

1.30pm to 3pm - Hedera Felix presents Mycelia

1.30pm to 2.30pm - Demons & Dinosaurs with Kim Curran and S.M. Wilson

2pm to 3pm - Claire North and Tim Major

3.15pm to 4.15pm - C.A. Fletcher: A boy and His Dog at the end of the World

3.15pm to 4.15pm - Ghosts with Helen Grant, Rachel Burge and Claire McFall

3.30pm to 4.30pm - V.E. Schwab: The Near Witch

3.45pm to 5.15pm - The Science of Game of Thrones

3.45pm to 4.45pm - Girls Got Science: Kristina Perez and Amy McCulloch

4.45pm to 5.45pm - Christopher Priest: An American Story

5pm to 6pm - The New Wave of Gaelic Sci-Fi

5pm to 6pm - The Adventures of Sir Benfro with James Oswald

6.15pm to 7.15pm - The Devil in the Belfry

6.30pm to 7.30pm - Ben Aaronovitch

7pm to 8pm - Aurora Writers present: Witches' Gets

And to finish up the weekend!

7pm to 9.30pm - Ceilidh