Sean Williams

Swancon 42

posted on 2 Mar 2017 at 1:27 am
Replacement GOH for Wes Chu. More details here.

The Adventures of AntarcticaSean Part One: Anticipation

posted on at 12:00 am
Intro Alan Dean Foster first put me on the path to Antarctica. His 1982 novelisation of The Thing captured my imagination with its vivid descriptions of the “worst desert on Earth”, and of course I wanted to go there. Immediately. Thirty-five yea

2016 in Words

posted on 1 Jan 2017 at 10:58 am
The last time I endured (warning: First World Problem) a year without a new book was 1999, so I expected 2016 to be something of a challenge. Not so. It was nice to slip out of the publishing machine for a bit–and of course there was still plen

2016 in Music

posted on 31 Dec 2016 at 10:00 pm
I’m not sure I’ve explored a single new ambient artist this year, which is a reflection on my state of mind rather than the state of the music industry. It’s been a year of reinvention and complication on the professional and person

Antarctica, Here I Come!

posted on 15 Dec 2016 at 11:47 pm
I first met Kim Stanley Robinson in Hobart, 1995, when he was on his way to the South Pole. Author of the Mars trilogy and Antarctica, he suggested I look to the Australian Antarctic Division as a possible means of fulfilling my dream of visiting the

Fuzzy Lollies (The Adventures of Canberra Sean)

posted on 9 Oct 2016 at 7:37 am
So! I survived my eminent writer’s residency in the nation’s capital. I even Storified it, and this is the most comprehensive account of my adventures, containing photos, videos, all manner of of things. The tl;dr version goes something l

Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2016

posted on 8 Oct 2016 at 2:21 am
I’ll be talking about sustainable jobs and generally hanging about the place in order to be inspired. Program here.      

The Eminent Resident of Old Canberra Town

posted on 3 Sep 2016 at 1:09 am
For the month of September, I will be in Canberra as the 2016 ACT Writer-in-Residence, an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre in collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. What does this mean? It means I’ll

Strange than Fiction @ Muse

posted on 18 Aug 2016 at 1:35 am
Light in the dark? Sulari Gentill, Kaaron Warren and I discuss how fiction explores strong emotions, sometimes a bit of humour. Details and booking info here.

ACT Eminent Writer-in Residence

posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 10:35 am
One whole month of researching, writing and gadding about in our nation’s capitol thanks to the ACT Writers’ Centre, the Gorman Arts Centre and the Museum of Australian Democracy.