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Entries from September 2009

A Message from the Chair

September 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Message from the Chair

Dear Everyone, This is just a note to say thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural Bristolcon such a success. This has been my first experience of running such a large event, and without the help of a dedicated committee behind it, it wouldn’t have been the success it was. I’d particularly like […]

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Free Colin Harvey

September 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Colin’s debut novel, Winter Song, will be in the shops at the beginning of October. If you are coming to BristolCon there’s a good chance that you’ll score a free copy at the book launch, because Angry Robot will have a pile of them to give away. However, if you really can’t wait until Saturday […]

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Counting the Days

September 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Counting the Days

In 2 days time BristolCon will be in full swing. We are very much looking forward to seeing you. The Serenity Showing is tomorrow night, and doors open at the Mercure around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. IMPORTANT: we are on the 5th floor. There should be signs, but if for some reason we can’t put […]

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BristolCon Congratulates…

September 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on BristolCon Congratulates…

… our members, Gareth L Powell (@garethlpowell) and MEG (@djelibeybi_meg), both of whom received honorable mentions in last week’s Angry Robot Twitter Fiction Competition. You can find the full results at the Angry Robot web site. The successful entries were: garethlpowell Her metal hands dripped with blood. She had reassembled the human child but for […]

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Simon Says

September 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Simon Says

On his company web site, Bristol-based artist Simon Gurr has been talking about the material he will be bringing to the convention. Take a look.

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BristolCon Welcomes Paul Cornell

September 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell is a writer of SF and fantasy prose, television and comics. He’s the writer of three modern Doctor Who episodes, and wrote Captain Britain and MI-13 for Marvel Comics. His novels are Something More and British Summertime.

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BristolCon Welcomes Angry Robot

September 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes Angry Robot

Angry Robot — publishers of Colin Harvey’s Winter Song — will be attending BristolCon and the Winter Song launch, and in a moment of madness have decided to provide the first 40 people with a free copy of the book, which Colin will happily sign. In addition, Angry Robot are providing copies of their other […]

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BristolCon Welcomes Eugene Byrne

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes Eugene Byrne

Eugene Byrne was born in Ireland, where times were so hard that he emigrated to England at the age of six weeks and grew up in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, a town to which he says he owes his overdeveloped sense of irony. He went on to study history and politics at the university of Lancaster […]

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The BristolCon Pub Quiz

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on The BristolCon Pub Quiz

Not keen on dancing? Rather spend your evening in the bar? Why not give our pub quiz a try. Hosted by Nick Walters, it will start at 8:30pm. It is £1 per person to enter, and you can play in teams on on your own. The winning team or individual gets half the pot, the […]

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Meet Mr. Hugo

September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Meet Mr. Hugo

By arcane and devious means, BristolCon has obtained one of this year’s Hugo Award trophies. These were given out at the World Science Fiction Convention last month in Montreal. Neil Gaiman has one just like it, except his has his name on it and ours doesn’t. If you would like to have your photo taken […]

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