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Event 8 Rhianna Pratchett: The Rise of the Tomb Raider

Friday 2 March, 2pm-3pm   Al Ras 2, InterContinental

Rhianna Pratchett’s remarkable career has seen her redefine video game storytelling, rebooting the Tomb Raider series and creating whole new worlds in Mirror’s Edge and Heavenly Sword. She also works to preserve the legacy of her father, Terry Pratchett, and his beloved Discworld books, ensuring that forthcoming adaptations of The Wee Free Men, The Watch and others are faithful to his vision and unique sense of humour. She is currently developing a TV series set in the world of the Arabian Nights.

Join us for this exploration of Rhianna’s writing and filmmaking careers, the challenges of reinventing gaming icon Lara Croft, and the importance of plenty of tea-drinking!

Rhianna will be in conversation with Gillian Redfearn.

Language: English

Rhianna Pratchett: The Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Event 57 Wonder Women: Nnedi Okorafor, Rhianna Pratchett

Saturday 3 March, 6pm-7pm   Al Ras 2, InterContinental

Whether relegated to love interest or stuck in the archetype of ‘strong female character’, women in science fiction and fantasy stories haven’t always benefitted from the fantastic worlds they inhabit.

Our panelists discuss the women they write and where fantasy and real-world prejudices meet.

Nnedi Okorafor’s books place brave and unpredictable women at the centre of the story – including Binti, who calls on her intelligence and cultural heritage to make peace with a dangerous alien species.

Rhianna Pratchett reinvented Lara Croft for a new generation – creating an inexperienced but wilful tomb raider who relies on intelligence, tenacity and resourcefulness.

This panel is moderated by Taghred Chandab.

Language: English

Wonder Women: Nnedi Okorafor, Rhianna Pratchett

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