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Entries from October 2011

BristolCon Art Merchandise for Sale

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on BristolCon Art Merchandise for Sale

One of the things we did at our committee meeting last Saturday was persuade Andy Bigwood to make merchandise with the BristolCon artwork available so that we could buy some of it. We thought you might like to buy some too. There are mugs, coasters, mouse pads and so on available, with both the BristolCon […]

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Harriet at Foyles

October 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Harriet at Foyles

Our good friend Harriet Castor will be at the new Foyles store in Cabot Circus on Saturday to read from and talk about her new book, VIII. The event is free, though Foyles do ask that they let you know if you are coming so that they know how many people to expect. Harriet will […]

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Feedback

October 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Feedback

Convention reports are starting to appear online. Here are some that we have noticed. If you have written one, please let us know. Dolly Garland Philip Reeve Bristol Writers’ Group Danie Ware Stephanie Burgis Jo Hall Kate Gardner Anne Lyle Simon Breeze Sam Goddard Emma Newman Jose Fran Terminiello Also Jonathan Wright talked about us […]

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Thank You from the Chair

October 23rd, 2011 · 6 Comments

The goodies have been dished out, the bars have been drunk dry, and BristolCon is over for another year. Thank you to everybody who came along — you all helped make it the best BristolCon yet! Special thanks must go to our guests of honour, Juliet McKenna, Justina Robson, Keith Blount and Jim Burns, and […]

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The Turning of the Year

October 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on The Turning of the Year

BristolCon ’11 is wrapping up and heading for the pub. Our huge thanks to all of our wonderful guests from this year, and to all of you who attended. Do let me us know if you post con reports anywhere. And now it is time to look forward to BristolCon ’12. We are very proud […]

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Festival Reminder

October 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Festival Reminder

If you live in or around Bristol, don’t forget that we are running a number of events in conjunction with the Festival of Literature. There is a discussion panel on writing SF&F tomorrow night, then two signings and a discussion panel on politics in SF on Friday. Further details are available here. We’d love to […]

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Seeing Stars

October 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

If you have any spare time in Bristol (and yes, we know we are not giving you any on Saturday) you may like to visit the Visions of Heaven exhibition at Bristol Gallery. It is an exhibition of space photography by David Malin. The exhibition blurb says: Malin was a pioneer in making true-color astronomical […]

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More Guests

October 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on More Guests

We have updated our Guests page with information about budding writer, Dolly Garland, and SFX reviewer, Jonathan Wright.

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What’s a Kaffeklatsch?

October 12th, 2011 · 6 Comments

This year at BristolCon we are offering something new in our programme. Those of you who don’t attend science fiction conventions regularly might be wondering what exactly a “kaffeklatsch” is. Well, the word is Dutch, and the story we have is that the idea was first tried at the World Science Fiction Convention in The […]

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Foyles Next Week

October 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Foyles Next Week

There are two events in the Bristol Foyles (in Cabot Circus) next week that will be of interest to BristolCon members. On Monday 10th Erin Morgenstern will be talking about her much praised debut fantasy novel, The Night Circus. And on Thursday 13th Steve Fuller & Darian Meacham will be in conversation with Julian Baggini […]

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