Writer guests

These are the current signed up daytime guests - most of them will be involved in panels and workshops throughout the day so you can get to know them and understand why we are so excited to have them.

Alison Kershaw

Alison is a supernatural. fantasy author of The Beyond Series of books as well as crime thrillers of The Mancunian Tale.

She has also published short stories in the horror and Sci-fi genre and is currently concentrating on writing the fifth book in the Beyond Series and adapting the books to a film and TV Series. Alison has appeared at various book signings and discussion panels at other notable sci-fi and fantasy conventions.

Dez Skinn

KAPOW! We excitedly announce that Dez Skinn the so called Stan Lee of U.K. Comics will be attending

As an editor, he has steered the direction of more than 70 titles from MAD Magazine to Star Wars Weekly. The often-heard “British Stan Lee” epithet applied to his name is probably derived from the number of comics and fantasy-related titles he has created or co-created, which include Doctor Who Weekly, House of Hammer, Starburst, The Buster Book of Spooky Stories, Hulk Comic, Warrior, Night-Raven, V for Vendetta, Laser Eraser and Comics International. Cancelled or failed characters he has successfully revived include such superheroes as Captain Britain and Marvelman/Miracleman, while his titles have provided a publishing platform to launch or boost the careers of many of today’s top creatives including Dave Gibbons, John Bolton, David Lloyd, Steve Dillon, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore and Alan Davis.

Grant Perkins

We are delighted to announce that Artist and Author Grant Perkins will be appearing who has worked on titles such as 2000AD and Titan comics!

Hello I'm Grant Perkins and I'm an artist and Author. I've been working in comics for over a decade.

I am currently the artist and writer for Strax and the Time Shark for Doctor Who Adventures which is currently being sold in all good newsagents and supermarkets. So make sure to come down to Worthing Wormhole and check out all of my work and have a chat about it.

Paul Ian Cross

We are proud to announce childrens author Paul Ian Cross will be attending

His most recent picture book "Praxx and the Ringing Robot" (a Dragonfly Book Awards winner) also happens to feature a wormhole so how could we resist! He also happens to be working on a PHD and have a strong interest in actual & medical science.

Copies of his book will be on sale during the day.

Simon Guerrier

Worthing Wormhole is proud to announce an exciting guest, especially for you Doctor Who fans!

Simon Guerrier is co-author of Whographica The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who for BBC Books, and has written countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays and documentaries. In 2015, Simon was a guest on Front Row and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio 4 and with his brother Thomas, makes films and documentaries – most recently John Ruskin's Eurythmic Girls for BBC Radio 3 Illustrated talk using clips from the TV show, Simon Guerrier will show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries....

As you read this, you're on a huge, sticky rock called Earth, hurtling round a nuclear fireball at 67,000 miles per hour. If that fact feels weird and unsettling you're more likely to remember it – the bits of our brains that encode long-term memory are linked to the bits dealing with emotion (and our sense of smell). And this odd memory-creating process affects our sense of the passing of time. Lots of what we know about space, time and ourselves is surprising and counterintuitive. But if it's so peculiar, how did we puzzle it out? Unlike the Doctor in Doctor Who, we can’t feel the turn of the Earth beneath us. We don’t have a TARDIS to take us to other planets for a quick look round. But what does the Doctor do when he lands on an alien world where something strange is happening? He explores, looks for clues and asks awkward questions – sometimes getting in trouble with whoever’s in charge...