I'm very excited to be making it to FutureEverything 15 for my third year in a row next week in Manchester, along with Susan Cox-Smith, to meet up with fellow attendees. The excitement is not simply because it marks the 20th year of this fantastic festival and conference—I'm also privileged to chair the first session of the event, What Now For...Memory and Identity, running from 10AM to 1PM on Thursday the 26th in the main event hall. This session will feature great talks from Jer Thorpe, Gemma Galdon-Clavell and Moritz Stefaner, as well as friends Matt Locke, Alexis Lloyd and Matt Boggie, including a panel with Jer, Gemma and Moritz. Don't miss it, and do stop and say hello if you're coming along.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the excellent microconference happening within FE, Haunted Machines, put on by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell, which will explore where technology and perceived magic bleed into each other.
If you're in Manchester, we look forward to seeing you in the sessions, hallways, or nighttime events. If not, we'll catch you on Twitter.
** If you have questions for the morning panel, please let me know via Twitter.