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Launching at BristolCon – Spark and Carousel

September 18th, 2015 · Comments Off on Launching at BristolCon – Spark and Carousel

Launching at this year’s BristolCon will be our very own Joanne Hall‘s sixth novel, Spark and Carousel. Like her earlier novels, it’s a fantastic adventure which tackles serious themes. It’s also a great deal of fun, as Jo set out to write something of a romp this time around, with as much humour as darkness. She’s […]

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North by Southwest Launch @ForbiddenPlanet 28/03/15

March 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on North by Southwest Launch @ForbiddenPlanet 28/03/15

This BristolCon-sponsored anthology launches at the Bristol Megastore on Saturday 28th March from 1 – 2pm. Join the authors for an eclectic and unlikely series of journeys through landscape and story! North by Southwest brings together 15 original stories by 10 writers, all members of the North Bristol Writers group. Bristol is a vibrant, creative city and […]

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Orcs Attack! Stan Nicholls at Books on the Hill – 1.30pm, Nov 8th.

October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off on Orcs Attack! Stan Nicholls at Books on the Hill – 1.30pm, Nov 8th.

Arm yourselves against the Orcs! and head down to Books on the Hill in Clevedon on November 8th at 1.30pm to meet acclaimed fantasy author Stan Nicholls, author of over thirty books including Orcs : First Blood, Orcs : Bad Blood and the Nightshade Trilogy. Don’t forget to sharpen your battleaxe… Books on the Hill […]

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The BristolCon Multi-Coloured Book Swap Shop!

October 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on The BristolCon Multi-Coloured Book Swap Shop!

It’s not really a shop, it’s more of a table… If you’re coming to BristolCon and you happen to have good condition SFF books lying around your house that you don’t want any more for whatever reason (duplicates, you need the space, you just don’t read them any more, it’s a Dan Brown), please feel […]

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Peter F Hamilton Signing – Forbidden Planet, Bristol, Oct 9th

September 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Peter F Hamilton Signing – Forbidden Planet, Bristol, Oct 9th

A treat for Bristolian SF fans – Peter F Hamilton, author of The Dreaming Void and Great North Road, will be appearing at Forbidden Planet on The triangle, Bristol on October 9th between 5.30 and 6.30pm. He will be signing copies of his latest novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams. You can find out more details […]

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Calling South-West Book Lovers – Books on the Hill is Now Open!

September 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Calling South-West Book Lovers – Books on the Hill is Now Open!

If you’re lucky enough to live in the vicinity of Clevedon, or even if you’re just visiting, you now have a lovely new independent bookshop to enjoy. Books on the Hill opened on August 31st and can be found at 75, Hill Road, Clevedon. They also have a comprehensive website : http://www.booksonthehill.co.uk/, a programme of […]

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Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion Launches (twice!)

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion Launches (twice!)

Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion, the steampunk anthology edited by BristolCon’s own Joanne Hall and Roz Clarke, and supported by the BristolCon Foundation, hit the market at the end of February. The book is now available to buy as an e-book direct from Wizard’s Tower Press. Print copies can be obtained from Tangent books, Amazon and the Book Depository. […]

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Eugene Byrne’s BRUNEL out now!

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Eugene Byrne’s BRUNEL out now!

BristolCon loves Eugene Byrne, and as Bristolians we’re obliged to also love the bewhiskered engineer with the fancy name who gifted us the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. He was responsible, too, for the South Devon Railway, which you may have seen in the news this week, looking less than it’s usual […]

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The Kraken Is Risen

November 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Kraken Is Risen

Remember that writing event at the Festival of Literature? The one with all of the tentacles? Well, the aim was to produce a book, and that book is now available. What’s more it has stories in it by some good friends of ours, including Ian Milsted, Rosie Oliver, Scott Lewis, Piotr Świetlik and Kevlin Henney. […]

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Goblins Invade America

September 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on Goblins Invade America

Via the fabulous Philip Reeve we have discovered that his book, Goblins, has been released in the USA. Goodness only knows what our American friends will make of this. We do hope they don’t get all excited and press the wrong red button. Thankfully we have not one, but two, trans-Atlantic visitors already signed up […]

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