About the Organizers

Farah Mendlesohn has organized and co-organized several academic conferences and been on the committee of an Easter convention. She is currently organizing the programme for the 2009 Worldcon. In 2005 she published Diana Wynne Jones, Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition. She is a Reader at Middlesex University.

Charlie Butler is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Charlie is the author of six fantasy novels for children and young adults, as well as the academic study Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones and Susan Cooper (2006), and numerous articles and chapters on children's literature.

Chris Bell has been involved at committee level in running Eastercon, the annual British Science Fiction Convention, for more than fifteen years. She lives in Bristol.

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