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Rebecca Laffar-Smith

Sci Fi Fantasy Author
Sci Fi Fantasy Author
Participates in 2 items

Escape Reality, Experience Possibility

Rebecca Laffar-Smith always yearned to explore the wonders of this world and beyond. After twelve years as a freelance copywriter and editor, she gave up writing about the non-fiction world in favour of fantastical creatures and the fanciful things she could create and immortalise in fiction. Now she writes in the moments she can steal away from homeschooling her Autistic son, raising her creative daughter, and volunteering as an events coordinator and mentor for her local writing community. She dreams of someday running a writer's retreat on the outskirts of Perth and writing her stories in a detached, hexagonal room with dozen's of bookshelves and plenty of natural light.


Sessions in which Rebecca Laffar-Smith participates

Sunday 1 April, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+08:00) Perth
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
  • Book Covers: Art or Money?
  • Pan Pacific Perth - Meeting Room 5
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • Can book covers be both effective marketing tools and art? How does an author navigate a cover art request form successfully? The panel will invest...
  • Panel
    Creative ArtsWriting
    WritingArt
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
  • Cross-fertilising, from genre to aesthetic
  • Pan Pacific Perth - East Grand River
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • Cross-fertilising genres gives awesome results like the SF spy novel and the supernatural romance. The panel discusses why these combinations are s...
  • Panel
    Science fictionWriting
    Science fictionfantasyhorrorWritingGuest of Honour

Sessions in which Rebecca Laffar-Smith attends

Friday 30 March, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+08:00) Perth
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
  • Believing Impossible Things
  • Pan Pacific Perth - West Grand River
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  | 1 hour
  • Humans are good at believing improbable, or even impossible, things. This panel will sort out the degrees of impossibility involved in key science ...
  • Panel
    scienceScience fiction
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
  • SF movies that engage the brain
  • Pan Pacific Perth - West Grand River
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • One of the most notable elements of written science fiction is the focus on exploring ideas in depth and speculating about the effects of technolog...
  • Panel
    Futurism
    Science fictionMovies
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

Sunday 1 April, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT+08:00) Perth
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
  • Faery
  • Pan Pacific Perth - Meeting Room 7
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  | 1 hour
  • We've been telling stories about the fey for a long time, but how have the stories changed over time? What is the fey's role in stories? What does ...
  • Panel
    Writing
    fantasyneeds panelists
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
  • Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • Closed
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
  • Comics -> TV/movies VS TV/movies -> comics
  • Pan Pacific Perth - East Grand River
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • We’re used to media changing format, comics to TV or movies, or back the other way. Is there a difference in the kinds of stories told, dependi...
  • Panel
    TV & Movies
    ComicsTVMoviessuperheroesneeds panelists
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
  • Orbits don't work that way
  • Pan Pacific Perth - Mount Newman
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  | 1 hour
  • A look at the concept of delta V and how we can use it map and compare fictional works and the space craft that journey through them. We al...
  • Panel
    Science fiction
    scienceScience fictionneeds panelists