Kat Kourbeti

Writer, Organiser
Spectrum Writers London, ConTamination 2020

Kat is a queer SFF writer, and one of the recipients of the Chairs Inclusion Initiative for ConZealand.

She co-organises the London Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group, Spectrum, and is also on the concom for ConTamination 2020, a new virtual science fiction convention with a pandemic theme, set to take place in September. 

She has been in fandom for most of her life and, contrary to what her glaringly North American accent might suggest, is in fact from Greece.

Sessions in which Kat Kourbeti attends

Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
9:00
9:00
Escape Artists Fan Meetup 55 minutes 9:00 NZST  -  9:55 NZST  |  Programming , Discussion Groups
Discussion Group
Fandom
10:00
10:00
Future Laws 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Panel
Science/Technology
Magic Realism in Genre 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 6 (Zoom Meetings)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
12:00
12:00
Welcome, New Professional Writers 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 7 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
13:00
13:00
What to Expect When You're Ready to Query 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 7 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
15:00
15:00
Epidemics and Plagues in the Real World and in Fiction 50 minutes 15:00 NZST  -  15:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 2 (Webinar)
Panel
Science/TechnologyScience Fiction/Fantasy
17:00
17:00
Japanese Science Fiction 50 minutes 17:00 NZST  -  17:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
22:00
22:00
23:00
23:00
Establishing A Social Media Presence 50 minutes 23:00 NZST  -  23:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 7 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Writing/Business of WritingEuropean Time

Thursday 30 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
9:30
9:30
Reading: Alasdair Stuart 25 minutes 9:30 NZST  -  9:55 NZST  |  Programming , Reading Room 1
Reading
10:00
10:00
How to Rock Self Publishing 1 hour 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Workshops
 |  Signup required
Instructor Steff Green |
Workshop
11:00
11:00
How Podcasts Are Transforming the Speculative Fiction Landscape 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Other
Collaborations: Nightmare or Dream Gig? 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
12:00
12:00
Action Scenes Without Black Belts 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Workshops
 |  Signup required
Instructor Sean McMullen |
Workshop
Writing/Business of Writing
13:00
13:00
Kaffeeklatsch: Cat Rambo 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room
 |  Signup required
Kaffeeklatsch
14:00
14:00
Publishing Spectrum: from Indie to Traditional and the Hybrids Inbetween 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
16:00
16:00
Juggling for Writers: Making Progress When You've Got a Million Responsibilities 50 minutes 16:00 NZST  -  16:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 7 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing

Friday 31 July, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
6:00
6:00
Kaffeeklatsch: Marguerite Kenner (Early Morning) 50 minutes 6:00 NZST  -  6:50 NZST  |  Programming , Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room
 |  Signup required
Kaffeeklatsch
7:00
7:00
Kaffeeklatsch: Alasdair Stuart (Early Morning) 50 minutes 7:00 NZST  -  7:50 NZST  |  Programming , Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room
 |  Signup required
Kaffeeklatsch
8:00
8:00
The Skiffy & Fanty Show Podcast 1 hour 50 minutes 8:00 NZST  -  9:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 8 (Zoom Meeting)
Podcast
MediaComics/Graphic Novels
10:30
10:30
Reading: Brandon O'Brien 25 minutes 10:30 NZST  -  10:55 NZST  |  Programming , Reading Room 2
Reading
11:00
11:00
Friends Don't Let Friends Run Worldcons 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel
Fandom
12:00
12:00
Terrain of the Heart: Landscapes that Influence Story 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 3 (Webinar)
Panelist Russell Kirkpatrick | Moderator Fran Wilde | Panelist Yugen Yashima | Panelist Max Gladstone |
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
Getting Your Book Edited and Ready for Self Publishing 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Writing/Business of Writing
13:00
13:00
Malaysian SFF 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 9 (Zoom Meeting)
Panelist Ted Mahsun | Panelist Ika Nurain Koeck | Panelist Sek Han Foo | Panelist Zedeck Siew |
Panel
14:00
14:00
Through the Magic Door: The Appeal of Portal Fantasies 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 3 (Webinar)
Panelist H.G. Parry | Panelist Alix Harrow | Panelist Sally McLennan | Moderator Kathryn Sullivan |
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
15:00
15:00
Pandemic Myths and Facts 50 minutes 15:00 NZST  -  15:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel

Saturday 1 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
10:00
10:00
Writing Fantasy and SF from the Margins 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/FantasySociety/Culture
11:00
11:00
Hugo Awards Ceremony 3 hours 30 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  14:30 NZST  |  Events , Events Room
Event
Science Fiction/Fantasy
14:00
14:00
Kaffeeklatsch: Shaun Duke & Jen Zink 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room
 |  Signup required
Kaffeeklatsch
Apocalypse Now and Then: The Changing Nature of Apocalypse and Post-Apocalypse Fiction 50 minutes 14:00 NZST  -  14:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
16:00
16:00
Writers on Writing: The Craft of Writing Alternate History 50 minutes 16:00 NZST  -  16:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/FantasyWriting/Business of Writing
17:00
17:00
20:00
20:00
SF Movies that Look Great but Are Awful! 50 minutes 20:00 NZST  -  20:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 2 (Webinar)
Panel
MediaMoviesBad Movies

Sunday 2 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZDT/Wellington
10:00
10:00
Fairy Tales and Fantasy 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 4 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Kaffeeklatsch: Charlie Jane Anders 50 minutes 10:00 NZST  -  10:50 NZST  |  Programming , Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room
 |  Signup required
Participant Charlie Jane Anders |
Kaffeeklatsch
11:00
11:00
The Day After Tomorrow: Near Future SF 50 minutes 11:00 NZST  -  11:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 3 (Webinar)
Panel
Science Fiction/Fantasy
12:00
12:00
TV in Space: The Expanse, Star Trek, The Orville, and More 50 minutes 12:00 NZST  -  12:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 1 (Webinar)
Panel
MediaScience Fiction/Fantasy
13:00
13:00
Virtual Conventions and Conferences 50 minutes 13:00 NZST  -  13:50 NZST  |  Programming , Discussion Groups
Panel
FandomScience/Technology
17:00
17:00
Feedback Session 5 - Into the Future! 50 minutes 17:00 NZST  -  17:50 NZST  |  Programming , Programme Room 5 (Zoom Meeting)
Panel