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Would You Like To Be A Panelist At BristolCon?

May 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s that time of year when we start assigning people to panels at Bristolcon. We currently have a longlist of around 25 panels, which we will narrow down to the most popular 12-14 which we will run on the day. If you’d like to get involved in the programming, here’s the low-down. All our panelists […]

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Tags: Membership · Programme

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday Night!

October 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on It’s Friday, Friday, Friday Night!

Friday Night is pre-Bristolcon night at the Doubletree, and here’s the skinny on what’s going down, dudes… Your BristolCon Committee will be at the hotel from around six – just follow the excited yelling. If you turn up and want to help we can find work for you, and if you stand still for too […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

Dev Agarwal is an author of dark SF and historical fiction, as well as being a regular contributor of non-fiction to Albedo One and Focus magazines. At BristolCon this year he’s hosting a small group on brainstorming historical events for story ideas. If you fancy trying your hand at at a pseudo-Roman setting, exploring the […]

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Tags: Programme · Workshops · Writing

Small Group Sessions Highlight #4 – Flash a-ah! With Kevlin Henney

October 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #4 – Flash a-ah! With Kevlin Henney

Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the earth! And you only have 45 minutes for a rather excellent Flash Fiction workshop with superb award-winning short-short-story writer Kevlin Henney, who has a policy of never using five words when one will do. At under a thousand words — sometimes under […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlights #2 – Teeklatsch with Emma Newman

October 17th, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlights #2 – Teeklatsch with Emma Newman

As you know, this year at BristolCon we’re running something a bit different to the usual Kaffeeklatsches (though there will still be kaffee. And indeed klatsching. And possibly almost certainly cake too… Our two author guests of honour, Emma Newman and Jon Courtenay Grimwood, will be holding traditional klatsches; intimate conversations around a table about the […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlights – Paul Cornell Takes Us On A Tour of the Severed Streets

October 16th, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlights – Paul Cornell Takes Us On A Tour of the Severed Streets

As you know, this year at BristolCon we’re running something a bit different to the usual Kaffeeklatsches (though there will still be kaffee. And indeed klatsching. And possibly cake too… Instead we are running small group sessions, where writers get to enthuse and hopefully impart some of their wisdom about a whole manner of subjects. […]

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New Participant Guides

October 6th, 2014 · Comments Off on New Participant Guides

Three new articles for people taking part in the programme at BristolCon are available on our programme participant policy page (trying saying that with your mouth full!) There’s one for first-time panelists, one for moderators, and one on giving a great reading. BristolCon has some quirks relative to other cons, so they might be worth a […]

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Tags: Policies · Programme

BristolCon 14 Programme Live

October 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on BristolCon 14 Programme Live

Huzzah! The programme for this year’s BristolCon is now up on the website here. As usual, we have a fascinating array of panel topics. Sex! Death! Aliens! Anime! I’m particularly excited about our new Small Group Sessions, and the way the games room is shaping up. Take a look!

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Overcoming Britishness – BristolCon Panels, Your Books and You

October 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s been some discussion in internet circles recently about the etiquette of promoting your books whilst appearing on a panel. Den Patrick has wise things to say on the subject – to whit, that British authors are embarrassed to be seen doing anything as uncouth as marketing . In the USA it’s common practice to […]

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The BristolCon Games Room – Come And Play!

September 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on The BristolCon Games Room – Come And Play!

Following the success of the trial run last year, we’ve decided to expand gaming at BristolCon. After the programme ends at 8pm, we will be turning the Dealers Room into a Games Room, running a number of quick games with small groups of people, games like Munchkin, Flux, Werewolf, that kind of thing. We will […]

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Tags: Programme