Fantasy Zone


last update: 15 May 2018

 

Friday, 18 May

12:00–1:00 p.m., 

Romek Pawlak

Book signing: Czaruś, pies z charakterem, Piotrek, Ulpik i tajemnica komputera, Klątwa Ezechiela, Dziewczyna z lustra.

Meeting organiser: AKAPIT PRESS

Stand 139/D18
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Jakub Ćwiek

Stand Guest

The writer and a laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award


Stand 77/BK
1:00–2:00 p.m.

An urban horror for children … A talk with Daniel Chmielewski and Magda Rusińska on their latest book Miasto Złotej

Daniel Chmielewski – screenwriter and graphic artist. He creates autobiographic essays (“Zapętlenie”, “Zostawiając powidok wibrującej czerni”), scientific comic books (Topografia uwagi, co-authored by Zuzanna Kłyszejko) and didactic comic books (Czarne fale. Jak radzić sobie z depresją. Poradnik dla młodzieży, co-authored by Katarzyna Szaulińska). The album Pogląd, illustrated by graphic artist Marcin Podolec, has been published also in France.

Burze kuchenne i bestie bezsenne illustrated by Maciej Łazowski is his debut in children’s literature.

He cooperates with psychologists and trainers when creating motivational comic books for athletes. He holds regular workshops on narration, comics and sculpture for children, adolescents and adults.

Magda Rucińska

A graphic artist, painter, author of texts on art, comics and illustration. She has published i.a. in the magazines Lampa, Zwykłe Życie, Fabularia, Zeszyty Komiksowe and F5. She has had several individual exhibitions, among others in the Common Gallery (Galeria Wspólna) and the Water Tower Gallery (Galeria Wieży Ciśnień) in Bydgoszcz, the Cheap East Comics Gallery (CK Zamek) in Poznań and the Municipal Gallery in Inowrocław, as well as participated in collective exhibitions in the Municipal Gallery bwa (Galeria Miejska bwa) in Bydgoszcz, the Municipal Office of Artistic Exhibitions (MBWA) in Leszno, the Bielska BWA Gallery (Galeria Bielska BWA) and the Museum Schloss Herzberg am Harz in Germany. She received a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2009/2010) and of the Mayor of Bydgoszcz (2016). She has been employed as Assistant at the UTP University of Science and Technology, Chair of Visual Arts, 1st Artistic Studio, since 2013.

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers, TADAM publishing house


Paryż A Hall
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Anna Kańtoch

Stand Guest

The writer and multiple laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Artur Olchowy signs his books

Meeting organiser: AZYMUT

Stand 34/D5

4:00–5:00 p.m

Rafał Kosik

Stand Guest

The Laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Jakub Ćwiek signs his latest book Stróże

Meeting organiser: SQN publishing house

Stand 121/D15

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Anna Karnicka

Meeting organiser: AZYMUT

Stand 34/D5

5:00–5:45 p.m., 

Łukasz Radecki

Jotka – łowca smoków. Smoki wysp brytyjskich – book signing

Meeting organiser: ZYSK I S-KA publishing house

Stand 101/D12

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Announcement of the works nominated for the Janusz A. Zajdel Literary Award

The Union of Associations “Fandom Polski” is happy to invite the book fair visitors to the official announcement of the works nominated for the Janusz A. Zajdel Literary Award 2017. The invited guests will include the laureates of the Award from previous years as well as the Award’s honorary patroness, Ms. Jadwiga Zajdel.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Londyn B Hall

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Agnieszka Żelewska

Meet witch Irenka!

Launch of Agnieszka Żelewska’s book. Genial witch Irenka – a character from comic strips published in the Świerszczyk children’s magazine – will be happy to have a photo with you and to sign magical autographs.

Meeting organiser: Bajka publishing house

Stand 1/H

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Rafał Kosik, Łukasz Radecki, Piotr W. Cholewa, Marta Kładź-Kocot, Anna Karnicka

Should mandatory reading books at school include fantasy

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Jadwiga Zajdel

Stand Guest

The writer’s wife and honorary patroness of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

Saturday, 19 May

11:00–11:50 a.m.

Bartek Biedrzycki, Maria Zdybska, Marta Krajewska, Małgorzata Lisińska, Karolina Fedyk

Should the writer listen to the fans

Sometimes fans exert pressure on the writer, as they have not only their own views and ideas, but at times even expectations with regard to the characters’ fates or the conclusion of certain themes. Yet should the writer follow those remarks and views, or is it better to remain deaf to them and write only what one thinks right? Those are the questions we will try to answer in the course of the meeting.

Moderator: Karolina Fedyk

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers


Fantasy Zone
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A meeting with Alwyn Hamilton, the author of Rebel of the Sands

This meeting will be more explosive than gun powder!

We are happy to  invite you to a meeting with our special guest – Alwyn Hamilton, named the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award winner for her best-selling Rebel of the Sands. It was the first book in the cycle on the adventures of Amani – a girl with a revolver who decides to fight for her future and sets off across magical desert sands to find a better tomorrow. How was the character of the young rebel created? How to combine 1001 Arabian Nights, genies, the Wild West and the French Revolution in one novel? You will be able to find out all of this from Alwyn Hamilton.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 100/D17

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A meeting with Peadar Ó Guilín, the author of The Call

Hear The Call and meet with the author of the Grey Land series!

Irish myths and bloodthirsty monsters from legends are coming to Warsaw. Peadar Ó Guilín is the author of the dark tale The Call, in which young people begin to disappear in mysterious circumstances while the country plunges into chaos. One thing becomes crucial – survival. Will the main characters of The Invasion succeed? You can find out for yourself.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 100/D17

12:00–12:50 p.m.

Aneta Jadowska, Aleksandra Zielińska, Marta Kisiel-Małecka, Ewa Białołęcka, Agnieszka Hałas, Aleksandra Janusz-Kamińska

Harda Horda – fantasy from the female perspective

Fantastic Women Writers of Poland, a group of Polish female fantasy writers, will talk about why they created a writing group, what it offers them and how fantasy and the publishing market looks like from the female perspective. Fantastic Women Writers of Poland, a group of Polish female fantasy writers, will talk about why they created a writing group, what it offers them and how fantasy and the publishing market looks like from the female perspective.

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers, Harda Horda

Fantasy Zone

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Jacek Komuda signs his book Jaksa

Meeting organiser: Fabryka Słów publishing house

Stand 65/D10

1:00–1:50 p.m.

Maciej Parowski, Jerzy Rzymowski, Michał Cetnarowski

Nowa Fantastyka magazine – a meeting with the Editorial Board and an award ceremony

Nowa Fantastyka is the oldest Polish magazine devoted to fantasy (established in 1982). It was rewarded with the Silver Medal for Merit to Culture ‘Gloria Artis’. It was on its pages that writers such as Andrzej Sapkowski and Jacek Dukaj made their debuts. The monthly magazine publishes short stories by most renown writers and by rising stars of the genre, as well as numerous articles, columns, interviews and reviews. At the meeting, the editors will talk about their work and reply to questions from the audience.

Meeting organiser: Nowa Fantastyka

Fantasy Zone

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Ewa Łętowska and Krzysztof Pawłowski sign their book for children Jak urządzić Skrzatowisko

Skrzatowisko (Pixieland) is inhabited by pixies, elves, dwarves, Pokémon, dragons, trolls and goblins. Each group is different, each has its own worries and customs. Sometimes they like each other and sometimes they fight. Yet all want to live together.

What should be done to prevent further arguments? All inhabitants need to stop yelling, sit down together and write a constitution.

Professor Ewa Łętowska is an unparalleled expert on the constitution. Together with Krzysztof Pawłowski, she shows in her fairy tale that a constitution is useful in any community. From now on, this will be clear to children, too!

Meeting organiser: Krytyka Polityczna publishing house

Stand 11/D1

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Marcin Podlewski signs books from his cycle Głębia

Meeting organiser: Fabryka Słów publishing house

Stand 65/D10

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meeting with Adam Faber, author of Kroniki Jaaru

We invite you to a meeting with the author of the most magical book series for young adults – Kroniki Jaaru. His debut cycle Kroniki Jaaru is a fairy tale story about a young witch named Kate. She finds herself in a magical land full of fers, nymphs and other incredible beings, where she will have to face adversities which she hasn’t even dreamed of. The author of the universe shares a small room with a black-and-white cat and a whole lot of imaginary and not so imaginary friends. If one of them insists on tormenting him with their story, he shoves the piles of papers off his desk and starts to write – always with a black pen. He really does believe in Jaar. Come to the meeting and let the universe bewitch you.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 100/D17

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meeting with Paulina Hendel, author of Żniwiarz

We invite you to a meeting filled with Slavic mythology – with Paulina Hendel. The author graduated from English Studies at the University of Gdańsk. She has been writing short stories for women’s press for several years now. She is interested in fantasy and adventure literature as well as Terry Pratchett’s oeuvre. Her favourite pastime is historical re-enactment. She is currently working on the next volume of the YA series Żniwiarz. The cycle tells the story of Magda – a seemingly ordinary girl, who is hiding a secret. In her free time, she prefers to track down wraiths from Slavic legends rather than hang out with her peers. Come if you are not afraid of ghosts.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 100/D17

2:00–2:50 p.m.

Tomasz Kołodziejczak, Piotr W. Cholewa, Michał Ochnik

Independent, dependent – alternative visions of Poland in fantasy literature

Polish independence on the pages of fantasy novels. Polish fantasy literature has often proposed various alternative versions of Polish history. Is this theme still interesting? Which visions are the most convincing?

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Łukasz Orbitowski signs the book Tracę ciepło

Meeting organiser: SQN publishing house

Saturday, 19 May, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Stand 100/D17

A meeting with Aleksandra Polak, the author of the book series Circus Lumos

She graduated from Korean Studies at the University of Warsaw. She loves to travel near and far. She wrote her first novel in primary school, in a fairly thick graph-paper notebook, whose cover she decorated with flourishes made with correction fluid. She adores charming corners of Gdańsk. She abandons reality when writing, but apart from those incidents, she strives to keep both feet on the ground. Her favourite authors are John Green and Carlos Zafón and she likes to re-read the Harry Potter books. She stubbornly believes in magic and treats the smile as a remedy for all worries. She is writing a YA series Circus Lumos. The main character, Alicja, is an ordinary secondary school pupil. Everything changes the day she meets the mysterious Hadrian. Nothing will ever be the same again. The time has come to understand that the world is being engulfed by darkness. It can be conquered with one’s own light only – with the Heart. Come to the meeting and feel the magic of the stars.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 121/D15

, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Meeting with Martyna Senator, the author of Z popiołów and Z otchłani

She has graduated from Computer Sciences and Econometrics at Cracow University of Economics. In her daily life, she is one of the numerous cogwheels in an international corporation. She writes regardless of the time of day or night. She prefers to receive pens rather than flowers. She loves mountain hikes. Her favourite pastimes are playing the guitar and writing songs. She is a Leo, but she can be humble. She values sincerity and constructive criticism. She is currently working on a New Adult series, with two volumes published so far: Z popiołów and Z otchłani. The books are beautiful stories about relationships, friendship and overcoming difficulties. Come to the meeting and see whether it is worthwhile to give love a chance.

Meeting organiser: WYDAWNICTWO POZNAŃSKIE publishing house

Stand 100/D17

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Łukasz Orbitowski

The writer and a laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

 Stand 77/BK

, 4:00–4:40 p.m.,

Katarzyna Rupiewicz

Meeting organiser: AZYMUT

Stand 34/D5

4:00–4:50 p.m.

Piotr Gociek, Piotr W. Cholewa

Dystopian visions of the world in literature

Dystopias have been a part of world literature for a long time now, and are currently growing in popularity. They have become a significant element of popular culture and for several years constituted a visible trend in young adult fiction. Which are the most interesting and notable, and why do dystopias appeal to us so much?

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

4:40–5:20 p.m.

Małgorzata Lisińska

Meeting organiser: AZYMUT

Stand 34/D5

5:00–5:55 p.m.

Bartek Biedrzycki, Piotr W. Cholewa, Agnieszka Grzelak

Creating worlds

When writing a novel, the author creates a new world, even if it resembles ours and the differences are not dramatic. Yet often these worlds are very different and complex, characterised by other laws of physics, other geography and history – they may be different in every respect. How to create worlds so that they are convincing, inventive and innovative? Is creating new universes a difficult task?

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Jadwiga Zajdel

Stand Guest

The writer’s wife and honorary patroness of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

5:20–6:00 p.m.

Marta Krajewska

Meeting organiser: AZYMUT

Stand 34/D5

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Rafał Kosik, Piotr W. Cholewa

Science Fiction

Science fiction has been changing for decades and continues to evolve under the influence of technological change. Even political and social transformations affect the way science fiction is created. The question whether SF used to serve different purposes than it does now and in what direction the genre is developing will be answered by Polish SF writers.

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

Sunday, 20 May

11:00–11:50 a.m.

Staszek Krawczyk

The Handmaid’s Tale

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Andrzej Pilipiuk signs his book Wampir z KC

Meeting organiser: Fabryka Słów publishing house


Stand 65/D10
1:00–1:50 p.m.

Michał Gołkowski, Andrzej Pilipiuk, Piotr W. Cholewa , Karolina Fedyk

Folklore in fantasy fiction

Folklore appears in fantasy fiction frequently and with varying intensity. The vogue for Slavdom used to strengthen this trend, yet folklore often appears in various forms. Is folklore interesting for fantasy fiction? How to use it and avoid mistakes? Moderator: Artur Olchowy

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

1:00–1:50 p.m.

Piotr W. Cholewa

Terry Pratchett’s magic

Terry Pratchett, one of the most popular British writers, equals more than just books. It is surely worthwhile to find out (in short) about his non-literary impact, about the Disc World fandom, films, theatre and all the other phenomena and trends, as well as about Pratchett’s own non-literary activities.

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone
1:00–2:00 p.m.

Michał Gołkowski signs Spiżowy gniew and Powrót

Meeting organiser: Fabryka Słów publishing house

Stand 65/D10

2:00–3:00 p.m.

The authors of the anthology Inne Światy

Inne Światy is a book based on selected paintings by Jakub Różalski accompanied by unusual stories written by top Polish writers. Sylwia Chutnik, Jacek Dukaj, Aneta Jadowska, Anna Kańtoch, Jakub Małecki, Remigiusz Mróz, Łukasz Orbitowski, Robert J. Szmidt, Aleksandra Zielińska, Jakub Żulczyk

Meeting organiser: SQN publishing house

Stand 121/D15

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Stand Guest: Ewa Białołęcka

The writer and laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Andrzej Pilipiuk

Stand Guest

The writer and laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

3:00–4:00 p.m., 

Michał Gołkowski, Piotr W. Cholewa, Karolina Fedyk, Artur Olchowy

Taboo in fantasy fiction

Fantasy as a tool allows the writer to touch on various subjects often indirectly or with the help of allegory. Taboo – difficult or touchy – subjects can sometimes be more easily discussed precisely in this form. However, boundaries exist even in fantasy. A debate on whether fantasy has its taboos.

Meeting organiser: Warsaw Book Fair organisers

Fantasy Zone

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Stand Guest: Anna Brzezińska

The writer and laureate of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award will appear at the Award stand.

Meeting organiser: Janusz A. Zajdel Award

Stand 77/BK

 

 

The organizers reserve the right to change the programme

 



 

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