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Entries from September 2013

Welcome, Mary Robinette Kowal

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on Welcome, Mary Robinette Kowal

We are delighted to announce that this year’s BristolCon will be graced by the presence of multi-Hugo Award winning writer, podcaster, voice actor and puppeteer, Mary Robinette Kowal. Here’s her bio: Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor, 2010) and Glamour in Glass (Tor, 2012). In 2008 she received […]

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New Geek Group in Bristol

September 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A new geek social group called Geek Out South-West has been formed in Bristol. judging from their website, they will be focusing mainly on anime/manga, cosplay and gaming, which sounds great to us. We hope that they do well, and look forward to seeing some of them at BristolCon.

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Goblins Invade America

September 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on Goblins Invade America

Via the fabulous Philip Reeve we have discovered that his book, Goblins, has been released in the USA. Goodness only knows what our American friends will make of this. We do hope they don’t get all excited and press the wrong red button. Thankfully we have not one, but two, trans-Atlantic visitors already signed up […]

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Monkey Under The Microscope

September 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Monkey Under The Microscope

We are delighted to hear that the first meeting of The Emporium Strikes Back, the SF&F book club organized by Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, was a great success. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday October 23rd, once more 6.45pm in The Salamander pub. For that meeting the book in question will be […]

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The Tripods are Coming!

September 24th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Tripods are Coming!

We’re introducing a new element to the evening entertainment at BristolCon this year.  Geoff Sims is keen to launch his Tripods! game in the UK, and BristolCon-goers will have an early opportunity to try out the game. In Geoff’s own words : Across the gulf of space, the Martians have landed! Can you save the […]

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Fringe Reading: Tim Maughan & Piotr Świetlik

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Fringe Reading: Tim Maughan & Piotr Świetlik

Our September Fringe Reading will take place on Monday September 23rd. As usual we are in the back room of the Shakespeare Tavern, 68 Prince St. on Monday August 19th. The event will start at 7:30pm, and food will be available until 9:00pm. The guests for September are Tim Maughan & Piotr Świetlik. After spending […]

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Safety Policy Reminder

September 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Safety Policy Reminder

As we are only a few weeks away from the convention, this is a good opportunity to remind everyone about our Safety Policy. Please have a read. We are determined to ensure that BristolCon is a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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BristolCon Welcomes Ian Schofield

September 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes Ian Schofield

We are very happy to welcome a new guest to our art display this year. Ian Schofield is a Taunton-based digital artist and freelance fantasy illustrator. He will be drawing digitally in the artroom on the day, so you can ask any questions, get some art tips or just stop by his table and say […]

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Tea and Jeopardy

September 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Tea and Jeopardy

Just in case anyone doesn’t know, the very wonderful Emma Newman has a podcast series called Tea and Jeopardy. In it she invites guests into her Secret Tea Lair, asks them entertaining questions, and then sends them out into the wilds to find their own way home in somewhat precarious circumstances. As Emma is a […]

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Bath Book Club Reminder

September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off on Bath Book Club Reminder

The first meeting of The Emporium Strikes Back, the SF&F book club run by Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath, will take place tomorrow evening (Wednesday September 18th from 6.45pm in The Salamander pub). We wish them all of the best with this new venture. Further details here.

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