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Entries from January 2012

Cheryl Morgan Event Reminder

January 31st, 2012 · Comments Off on Cheryl Morgan Event Reminder

As part of LGBT History Month, Cheryl will be presenting a talk on “Changing images of trans people in speculative literature” at Hydra Books on Thursday night (Feb. 2nd) from 7:00pm. Cheryl will be covering work by Robert A. Heinlein, Joanna Russ, Samuel Delany, Ian McDonald, Mary Gentle and many others. Admission is free.

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Bath Literary Festival

January 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Bath Literary Festival

The Bath Literary Festival will be starting very soon. As usual the science fiction and fantasy quotient is fairly low. However, there are several panels about the fabulous Angela Carter: Biography Short Stories Film Novels And then there is this event, which deserves highlighting: Are you interested in writing science fiction, fantasy, horror or the […]

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Anne Sudworth is BFSA Award Finalist

January 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Anne Sudworth is BFSA Award Finalist

We are delighted to announce that our 2012 Artist Guest of Honour, Anne Sudworth, is a finalist for this year’s British Science Fiction Association Awards. Anne is on the short list in the Best Art category for the cover that she provided for Somerset writer, Liz Williams’, short fiction collection, A Glass of Shadow. Also […]

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Commencing Transmission

January 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

We are delighted to be able to report that the latest novel by our 2012 Guest of Honour, John Meaney, is now available in good bookstores everywhere. It is called Transmission, and is the second book in John’s current space opera series. The book is available in hardcover, trade paperback and ebook. You can learn […]

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Melksham Comic Con

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Melksham Comic Con

May 26th sees a comics convention in the town of Melksham in Wiltshire. Our good friend Paul Cornell is going to be there, as will several other comics luminaries. Tickets are now available, and you can buy them here.

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Cheryl Morgan Event in February

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Cheryl Morgan Event in February

BristolCon committee member, Cheryl Morgan, will be giving a talk in the city as part of LGBT History Month. The talk is titled “Changing Images of Trans People in Speculative Literature” and will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday February 2nd at Hydra Books in Old Market. Further details are available at the Out Stories […]

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Gareth L. Powell Event Next Week

January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on Gareth L. Powell Event Next Week

Local author and BristolCon ’12 Guest of Honour, Gareth L. Powell, will be reading from his novel, The Recollection, at the Oxfam Bookshop on Cotham Hill next week. The event takes place at the store starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 25th. Further details are available at the store’s website. For more details of Gareth’s […]

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George R.R. Martin in Bath

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on George R.R. Martin in Bath

As you probably know, George R.R. Martin is one of the Guests of Honour at Eastercon this year. But what if you can’t make it to the convention? Well, thanks to our friends at Toppings Books and SFX Magazine, George is coming to see us. He’ll be appearing at St. Michael’s Church on the evening […]

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SFX Reports

January 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on SFX Reports

SFX Magazine ran a report on the 2011 BristolCon. It was only in the magazine (issue #216), so we haven’t been able to link to it, but they have kindly sent us a scan we can post here. Our thanks to Guy Haley for such a kind write-up, and to SFX for allowing us to […]

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Comic Expo Ticket Sales Open

January 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Comic Expo Ticket Sales Open

The website for the 2012 Bristol Comics Expo is now online and ticket purchase is open. The dates of the event at May 12/13, and individual tickets are available for an early bird price of £10 until the end of January. We note that our good friend Paul Cornell is already listed amongst the expected […]

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