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Entries from November 2012

Philip Reeve Bio

November 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Philip Reeve Bio

Looking forward to 2013 yet? To whet your appetite we have added some biographical information about the fabulous Philip Reeve.

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Former Guests of Honour Out and About

November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Former Guests of Honour Out and About

Two of our previous Guests of Honour are out on tour to publicise their new books, and you get the chance to meet them. Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Demon Knights) will be signing copies of his first novel London Falling at Forbidden Planet in London on December 6th, and at Toppings in Bath with a […]

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Goblins To Storm Carnegie?

November 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Goblins To Storm Carnegie?

We are a bit late with this one, but Goblins, the latest book by our 2013 Guest of Honour, Philip Reeve, is on the long list for the Carnegie Medal, the world’s most prestigious prize for children’s fiction. A list of genre books on the list can be found at Locus. Goblins was also a […]

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Giant Gromits Unleashed In Bristol!

November 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Giant Gromits Unleashed In Bristol!

Last year it was gorillas.  This summer the streets of Bristol are going to be invaded by giant Gromits.  Sixty huge statues of the clever half of the Wallace and Gromit double act, which was created by Nick Park and brought to life by Bristol’s Aardman Animation will be placed all over the city in […]

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Moira Wins in France

November 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Moira Wins in France

Bath-based writer, Moira Young, has added the Prix Utopiales to the list of prizes won by her novel, Blood Red Road. The French translation of the novel (Saba Ange de la mort) won the YA category in the awards which were announced last weekend at the Utopiales convention in Nantes. A full list of winners […]

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The Apocalypse Is Podcast

November 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Apocalypse Is Podcast

The kind people at Impossible Podcasts have produced a podcast of the “Apocalypse Wow!” panel from this year’s BristolCon. It features Mike Dollin, Tim Maughan, Juliet McKenna, Janet Edwards and John Meaney, talking about zombies, chaos theory, shopping centres, J G Ballard and the science of weather forecasting. You can listen here.

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Peter F. Hamilton in Bath

November 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Peter F. Hamilton in Bath

Next week one of Britain’s best loved science fiction writers, Peter F. Hamilton, will be reading and signing his latest book, Great North Road, at Toppings in Bath. The event is on Wednesday November 14th, and doors open at 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start. Full details, including how to book, are available here.

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BristolCon 2013 – Open for Business

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on BristolCon 2013 – Open for Business

It is about time we stopped being in post-convention collapse. As you can see, the website has been update for 2013. We’ll be bringing you more information about our fabulous Guests of Honour soon. And you can buy 2013 memberships now. Remember, you can get them for the bargain price of £15 until the end […]

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Art Show Thanks – John Picacio

November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Art Show Thanks – John Picacio

We had one entry to the art show that came in so late we didn’t have time to get it on the website. This year’s Best Artist Hugo Award winner, John Picacio, kindly gave us permission to display a couple of prints by him owned by a member of the BristolCon committee. John also send […]

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Got Photos?

November 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Got Photos?

We’d like to put together a gallery of photos of this year’s event. If you have any pictures you’d be happy for us to use, please let us know.

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