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Live science fiction events, online and in real-life.

Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon — End of Days

7.30pm – 9.30pm Wednesday 7th December 2022

Event Horizon – end of days! (Last EH 2022, a farewell to founders Mark & Noel)

Prose and poetry: Eris Young, Pippa Goldschmidt, Russell Jones, Ken MacLeod
The myPet Flash fiction competition results: read by Debbie Cannon
Music: Painted Ocean via the interdimensional music box

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The Launch of Shoreline of Infinity 33

Everyone is welcome to a cabaret of science fiction to mark the end of one era and the start of a new one for Shoreline of Infinity.

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Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon meets DataFest

7.30pm – 9.30pm Tuesday 1st November 2022

Special Event Horizon as part of DataFest 2022, in the stunning setting of the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh University.

All welcome

Glasgow scifi Hip-Hop from Miles Better

Prose from: Ever Dundas reading from her new novel HellSans

Poetry from Jeda Pearl and Ruth Aylett  

and drama from Danielle Farrow and Angela Milton  – A neurodivergent artificial lifeform emerges. Written by Jo Ross-Barrett

Your MC for this evening – Russell ‘Bad Jokes’ Jones

Join us at the Bayes Centre, Edinburgh. Also live online via Youtube (no ticket required for the livestream, but buying a ticket as a donation would be ace!)

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Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon – Celebrating Women in Sci-Fi

7.30pm Thursday 31st March 2022

A stompingly cracking line-up tonight: Music from Krow; prose from ZK Abraham, Rhiannon A Grist, TH Dray; poetry from Clementine E  Burnley and a specially produced film-drama – Star Cuddie – with Debbie Cannon and  introduced by Kirsty Vance

Your MC for this evening – Lyndsey Croal

Join us at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh. Also live online via Youtube (no ticket required for the livestream, but buying a ticket as a donation would be ace!)

Tickets: £0/£5/£10 or pay what you can

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Event Horizon - Myths and Legends

Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon – Myths and Legends

8pm Thursday 13th May 2021

A cabaret of mythic proportions! This live event will feature myth and folklore influenced music, prose and poetry readings, plus a bonus extra-special inside look at the process of designing a tabletop RPG adventure.

With Rachel Plummer, Lewis Clarke, Katalina Watt, Lyndsey Croal, Brian Tyrrell and Rhiannon A Grist. Your MC for this evening – Eris Young.

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Shoreline of Infinity Event Horizon – Ken MacLeod’s Road Trip

8pm Thursday 15th April 2021

Ken MacLeod’s Road Trip takes us from Scotland through the north of England and London to the far side of the Earth.

Three talkative passengers – Charles Stross, Justina Robson and Tasha Suri – read from their work, and over the car radio Hannah and Sam Bennett play drive-time music live from the wonderful world of tomorrow.

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Book Launch: Uncanny Bodies

8pm, Thursday 12th November 2020

Launch of ‘Uncanny Bodies’ anthology – readings of stories, poems and essays celebrating the uncanny.

Featuring readings of stories and poems from contributors

Pippa Goldschmidt (MC)
Christine De Luca
Neil Williamson
Alice Tarbuck
Sara Wasson
Eris Young
Naomi Salman
nicky melville

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Event Horizon – The End of Days Video

If you missed Event Horizon End of Days, fear not. Every word and picture was saved for posterity in video and stored on our Youtube Channel.

It turned out to be quite a do, with Russell Jones and the editorial team putting on a show to mark the end of the first era of Shoreline of Infinity.

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Book Launch: Umbrellas of Edinburgh

Thursday 19th November 2020

Join editors Claire Askew and Russell Jones at the launch of a new edition of Umbrellas of Edinburgh, where they explore Scotland’s capital city through contemporary poetry and prose.

Live readings by:

Alice Tarbuck

Finola Scott

Ricky Brown

Lady Red Ego

Marjorie Lotfi Gill

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Book Launch: Uncanny Bodies

Thursday 12th November 2020

Launch of ‘Uncanny Bodies’ anthology – readings of stories, poems and essays celebrating the uncanny.
Published by Luna Press

Featuring readings of stories and poems from contributors

Pippa Goldschmidt (MC)
Christine De Luca
Neil Williamson
Alice Tarbuck
Sara Wasson
Eris Young
Naomi Salman
nicky melville

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Book Launch – Biopolis: Tales of Urban Biology

8pm Wednesday 4th November 2020

New visions of city living through the laser-sharp lenses of biological research.

Readings and chat from

Clare Duffy
Pippa Goldschmidt
Gavin Inglis
Neil Williamson
Andrew J. Wilson
Kirsti Wishart
Vivek Senthivel

Editors: Larissa Pschetz, Jane McKie, Elise Cachat

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Music: Theremin Hero  Poetry: Stephen Sexton  Prose: Corey Brotherson  Academic chat: Gabriel Elvery (University of Glasgow) and Charly Harbord (Abertay University) Games design talk: Graeme McKellan, No Code (Observation, Stories Untold) Hosted by Ruth EJ Booth and Russell Jones  

Event Horizon – Digital Wor(l)ds – Video Gaming and SFF

8pm, Thursday 22nd October 2020

Join Ruth EJ Booth and Russell Jones as they explore sci-fi in video gaming, with live videogame-inspired poetry, prose, music and talks from videogames researchers and industry professionals.

Music: Theremin Hero
Poetry: Stephen Sexton
Prose: Corey Brotherson
Academic chat: Gabriel Elvery (University of Glasgow) and Charly Harbord (Abertay University)
Games design talk: Graeme McKellan, No Code (Observation, Stories Untold)

Hosted by Ruth EJ Booth and Russell Jones

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LitRPG Showcase

Explore the newly-exploding genre of Literary RPGs

Find out about LitRPGs, a newly-exploding genre of fiction set in video-gaming worlds. Publisher (Portal Books) Taran Matharu talks about the genre, with readings from Russell Jones, Jonathan Smidt and Jay Boyce.

8pm, Thursday 20th August 2020

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Ask the Author – Cat Hellisen

“Destroying the lie of Plotter vs Pantser, and other unhelpful writing rules”

Do you plan your story to the tiniest detail, or do you make it up as you go along?
Are you looking for advice for your next writing project, and are bewildered about all the writing ‘rules’ out there? Cat Hellisen answers your writing questions.

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Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon at Cymera 3rd June 2023

At the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh  EH8 9TJ  tickets £8 /£5 concession www.cymerafestival.co.uk A stunning night of sumptuous science fictional words and music. Music: Andrew Ferguson   Prose & Poetry: Callum McSorley Pippa Goldschmidt Ely Percy Gavin Inglis Featuring the Cymera/Shoreline winning story, read by the author   MC: Andrew

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Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon at Cymera 4th June 2022

This is a stunning night of entertainment to celebrate Saturday at Cymera! Music: Aurora Engine Poetry: Cat Hellisen Prose: Laura Lam, Lindz McLeod, Adrian Tchaikovsky Live art projection: James Abell Drama: “Spiked” with Ben Blow, Debbie Cannon and Michael Daviot* MC & bad jokes: Russell Jones At At the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh

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