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Saturday Main Programme

This page provides descriptions of the panels, talks and events happening within the main programme during the day on Saturday. There are separate pages describing our workshop track and evening entertainment.

Items are generally scheduled within one hour slots, starting on the hour and finishing at around 10 minutes before the hour to allow time for comfort breaks and changeover.

You can find a full programme grid for the convention on the main Saturday page.

Volunteer Check In

Time: 9.00 a.m.
Room: Syndicate 6

Please quickly check in with Yoann if you are volunteering this morning. Any time up until 9:45 a.m. is great to help us work effectively.

Poetry and Verse

Panel: Roz Kaveney (mod), Pat Cadigan, Jan Siegel
Time: 10.00 a.m.
Room: Middleton

Roz, Pat and Jan ease us into the day with a selection of poetry from previous and upcoming publications, as well as discussing verse and its resonance in genre literature.

The Worldcon/Eurocon 2019 Discussion

Panel: Carol Connolly (mod), Emma England, Dave Lally, Jo Playford
Time: 10.00 a.m.
Room: Syndicate 6

Join team members from the Dublin 2019 and TitanCon 2019 teams, who will tell you all about the exciting opportunities that await with Worldcon coming to Dublin followed by Titancon hosting the Eurocon over successive weekends in August 2019.

The Extras Panel

Panel: Peadar Ó Guilín (mod), Ed Ashby, Jessica Odell, Kristy Robinson, Michael Stuart
Time: 11.00 a.m.
Room: Middleton

Titancon favourites “Wee” Kristy Robinson, Michael Stuart, Jessica Odell, and Ed Ashby regale us with stories and anecdotes of life on the set of Game of Thrones.

This Doesn’t Look Like Belfast - Or Does It?

Panel: Ian McDonald (mod), Kerry Buchanan, R.B. Kelly, Jo Zebedee
Time: 11.00 a.m.
Room: Syndicates 1 and 2

Authors from Belfast talk about the city and surrounding areas as both direct setting and inspiration for their writing.

Roz Kaveney interviewed by Jo Playford

Time: 12 noon
Room: Middleton

We look at the many achievements of Roz Kaveney, writer, poet and critic. Most recently awarded the Lambda for her novel Tiny Pieces of Skull - which in her own words, “only took 20 years to publish”.

Staff and Volunteer Lunch

Time: 1.00 p.m.
Room: Middleton

All staff, volunteers and programme participants are invited to join us for a complementary lunch provided by TitanCon.

The YA Panel

Panel: Ruth Frances Long (mod), Peadar Ó Guilín, Debbie (DJ) McCune
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Room: Middleton

The organisation that administers the Hugos, awarded at the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention (Worldcon) every year, has just created a specific YA Award - The Lodestar. We will see this awarded in Dublin in 2019. What does this mean for writers and readers of this now established subgenre? Explore this idea and others central to the growing YA scene with our panel.

Pat’s Birthday Cake Panel and Celtic Languages Sing-a-Long

Time: 2.00 p.m.
Room: Syndicate 1 and 2

No unofficial Bake-Off to be seen here - nope. Come and sing and eat cake - who doesn’t like singing and eating cake? Pat Cadigan (Queen of Cake and not judging anything at all … guv … honest…) No-one at all with any home baked items whatsoever… Oh no - not here…

Whose Titancon Is It Anyway?

Panel: Peadar Ó Guilín, Roz Kaveney, Ian McDonald, Jan Siegel
Time: 3.00 p.m.
Room: Middleton

The gang are back with this year’s quiz as our panellists entertain and probably confuse within the well-known improvisational comedy format. Strap in after going to the bar to stock up for the drinking game. Shenanigans ho!

Spoiler Laden Game of Thrones Discussion

Time: 4.00 p.m.
Room: Syndicate 6

Adam Whitehead, of the Wertzone, leads this year’s TV series based discussion group. Get it all out of your system :)

The Great Titancon Booksale

Time: 4.30 p.m. (until 5:30 p.m.)
Room: Middleton

Buy your books direct, get them signed, check out the craft kits and talk more with our Guests of Honour, Featured Programme Participants, and workshop providers. Catch up further with our Game of Thrones Guests, get pictures (using your own devices) and get your programmes and t-shirts signed.

The Napping Panel

Time: 5.00 p.m.
Room: Syndicate 6

Do you need a rest? Bring a cushion or pillow, have a breather, curl up, have 40 winks. Just take it easy for a bit. Please be quiet and chilled out in this space. Bring what you need.

Closing Ceremony

Time: 6.00 p.m. (until 6.30 p.m.)
Room: Middleton

We bring the day to a close with our guests, committee, and members. Come along and show your appreciation, before breaking for dinner and then returning for the evening’s entertainment.