Reflecting and Changing the World By Writing SciFi

Room: Darwin D06
Time: Saturday 6:30pm

043 - (T)

with Ed Neumeier, Debbie Moon, and Una McCormack
moderated by Jeff Norton

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If you’ve got a unique view of the world, science fiction might just be the genre your script is looking for. After all, the best science fiction stories give us an entirely new way of looking at the world. And sometimes they predict and reflect back with terrifying accuracy.

In this session we’ll go into what science fiction is, what its conventions are, how to best write it and what the differences are between SciFi for film and TV.


Since we have Robocop and Starship Troopers writer Ed Neumeier, as well as Wolfblood creator and writer Debbie Moon, we also go in a bit deeper. We’ll explore what science fiction means in the world of today, where female leads and creators are claiming their place alongside the men who have dominated the genre, yet where at the same time some fans seem to claim more ownership than the creators. We explore how science fiction has shaped the world and how your science fiction story, too, can help change an ever-changing world. We may also go into why we’re still waiting for our flying cars and hoverboards…

This is 21st century SciFi!

Appearing in this session

Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Hinterland

Debbie is the BAFTA-winning creator and lead writer of the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood, which ran for five series and is shown in nearly 60 countries.
Debbie Moon
Ed Neumeier

Ed Neumeier – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Robocop & Starship Troopers

Brilliant satarist and Sci-Fi legend Ed Neumeier joins the line up for LSF18.
Ed Neumeier
Jeff Norton

Jeff Norton – Writer-Producer & Author

Credits include: MetaWars, Trucktown, Princess Ponies

Jeff is a writer-producer, and author of the award-winning thriller series MetaWars.
Jeff Norton
Una McCormack

Una McCormack – Writer & Lecturer

Credits include: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Blake's 7

Dr Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author specialising in novels based on franchises such as Doctor Who and Star Trek.
Una McCormack