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BristolCon and the Refugee Crisis

September 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on BristolCon and the Refugee Crisis

I’m sure you’ve all seen the terrible pictures of the refugee crisis in Europe, and for anyone who wants to help, BristolCon have a couple of things running. Once again we will have our popular book swap table in the corridor for people to drop off books they no longer want, and collect ones they […]

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Chris Moore confirmed as BristolCon artist GoH for 2015

November 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Chris Moore confirmed as BristolCon artist GoH for 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Chris Moore has been confirmed as our Artist Guest of Honour for BristolCon 2015. Chris is the illustrator behind more iconic SF book covers than you can shake a stick at, having provided artwork for Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Frederick Pohl, Anne McCaffrey, Clifford D. Simak, Kurt Vonnegut, J.G. Ballard, Arthur […]

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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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Macaque Attack! – Monkeys on Tour with Gareth L Powell

September 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Macaque Attack! – Monkeys on Tour with Gareth L Powell

Gareth L Powell’s third installment in the ongoing saga of Ack-Ack Macaque, Macaque Attack, is released in January, and to celebrate he will be taking his monkey for a quick whizz (and didn’t that sound better in my head? )around the Forbidden Planet stores of the nation, as well as dropping in to both BristolCon […]

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BristolCon Welcomes Recycled Robots

July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes Recycled Robots

We’d like to welcome Dan Gardiner of “Gardiner’s Recycled Robots” to our 2014 Art Room. Dan says – “Gardiner’s Recycled Robots are unique found object robot sculptures, assembled with care and attention to detail. They are made from objects found in skips, bins, charity shops and car boot sales. Each sculpture is a unique and […]

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BristolCon Welcomes: Jasper Fforde, Tricia Sullivan & Sarah Ash

May 19th, 2014 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes: Jasper Fforde, Tricia Sullivan & Sarah Ash

We’re happy to announce that we have three more great authors signed up to attend this year’s BristolCon on October 26th. JASPER FFORDE is the author of the Thursday Next series of comic fantasy novels, famously set in Swindon, and The Last Dragonslayer series. He receantly appeared at the Bristolcon Fringe “Murder Most Magical” event […]

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Jon Courtenay Grimwood at Bath Literature Festival 3rd March

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Jon Courtenay Grimwood at Bath Literature Festival 3rd March

Our GoH Jon Courtenay Grimwood will be appearing at the Bath Literature Festival in his more literary guise of ‘Jonathan Grimwood’. He’ll be discussing The Last Banquet with food writer John Walsh, at the Guildhall on 3rd March. You can find out more from canongate.

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Ack-Ack Macaque on BSFA Hitlist… I mean Shortlist.

February 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Ack-Ack Macaque on BSFA Hitlist… I mean Shortlist.

We at BristolCon are thrilled to see that our friend and former Guest of Honour Gareth L Powell has his novel Ack-Ack Macaque short-listed in the Best Novel category for the 2013 BSFA awards. It was only a matter of time before the monkey got the recognition he deserves, and any suggestion that the monkey […]

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It’s A Wrap

October 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on It’s A Wrap

BristolCon is over for another year, and your committee is slowly recovering from the weekend’s madness. We’ll get the website updates for 2014 soon, but in the meantime there are two important things to do. Firstly, next year. The 2014 BristolCon will be on October 18th at the usual venue. Our writer Guests of Honour […]

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Welcome: Liz Williams

October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on Welcome: Liz Williams

We are delighted to announce that one of the West Country’s finest science fiction and fantasy authors, Liz Williams, will be able to attend BristolCon this year. Liz is normally very busy around the end of October. When you own a witchcraft shop, Hallowe’en is one of the busiest times of the year. However, circumstances […]

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