All the programming here in Dublin is mobbed. People have to line up to get into the panels, and the con volunteers have painfully, by trial and error, figured out how and where to create the queues and how to delineate them with tape on the floors. When the room is cram-jammed full they have to turn attendees away. There are a load of Euro writers who are new to me. All of them are smart as can be. My role is to contribute spontaneity. As a result the “Writing Beyond King and Colony” panel did not stick to the outline the moderator had so valiantly generated, but a good time was had by all.
And here we are at the “Human Cost of Time Travel” panel.