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Entries from October 2013

Doctor in the Library

October 31st, 2013 · Comments Off on Doctor in the Library

The Junction 3 Library is having a Doctor Who month in November, with two major events and an ongoing display. The two events are: A Young People’s Creative Writing Workshop, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on November 15th. An Author Event, featuring our good friends Scott Cavan and Nick Walters, plus David Llewellyn, from 7:00pm to […]

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Tags: Events

It’s A Wrap

October 29th, 2013 · Comments Off on It’s A Wrap

BristolCon is over for another year, and your committee is slowly recovering from the weekend’s madness. We’ll get the website updates for 2014 soon, but in the meantime there are two important things to do. Firstly, next year. The 2014 BristolCon will be on October 18th at the usual venue. Our writer Guests of Honour […]

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Tags: Feedback · Guests

Pumpkin Hour

October 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on Pumpkin Hour

Advance membership purchases and Kaffeklatsch bookings are now closed. If you don’t have one, you can buy a membership on the door when you arrive. Kaffeklatsch booking will re-open at 9:00am at the Committee Table. We are delighted to note that we had a record number of advance memberships this year. See you all tonight […]

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Tags: Membership · Programme

Roz on the Radio

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Roz on the Radio

Our Roz Clarke will be on the One Love Breakfast Show, broadcast on both BCFM and Ujima, tomorrow morning. Naturally she will be talking about BristolCon. Both stations stream live over the Internet, so there’s no excuse for not listening in, except maybe if your time zone indicates you should be fast asleep at the […]

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Tags: Media

Welcome: Liz Williams

October 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on Welcome: Liz Williams

We are delighted to announce that one of the West Country’s finest science fiction and fantasy authors, Liz Williams, will be able to attend BristolCon this year. Liz is normally very busy around the end of October. When you own a witchcraft shop, Hallowe’en is one of the busiest times of the year. However, circumstances […]

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Deadlines Approaching

October 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Deadlines Approaching

A week from now we’ll all be busy in the Doubletree getting BristolCon set up. In fact quite a few of us will have been busy all day. And because of that we have a couple of deadlines for you. If you want to take advantage of the £20 advance purchase price for memberships, you […]

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Brian May at Toppings

October 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Brian May at Toppings

Yes, that Brian May, the guy with the guitar and the PhD in astrophysics. He is going to be in Bath on November 14th, appearing at an event for Toppings book store. Brian is there to promote Diableries, a book about (and here we quote because it is a bit unbelievable), “an exquisite and riotous […]

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Tags: Events

Here Comes the LitFest

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Here Comes the LitFest

The Bristol Festival of Literature is due to start on Saturday (19th) and there is plenty of science fictional content kick it off. The main event is The Kraken Rises, which involves good friends of ours including Jonathan Howard, Gaie Sebold, Dave Gullen, Emma Newman, Gareth L. Powell, Tim Maughan and Angry Robot Books. That’s […]

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Tags: Bristol · Events · Writing

Mark Buckingham: MiracleMan

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Mark Buckingham: MiracleMan

Our artist Guest of Honour, Mark Buckingham, is all over the news right now thanks to an announcement at the New York Comic Con. As io9 reports, Marvel will be re-printing, and continuing, the critically acclaimed super hero series began by Alan Moore and continued by Neil Gaiman, before being cancelled in mid-story. Mark was […]

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On the BBC

October 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on On the BBC

Our Cheryl was a guest on the Richard Lewis Show on BBC Radio Bristol yesterday. They asked her all sort of things about science fiction, and naturally she mentioned BristolCon. If you’d like to listen, the show is available here for a few more days. It is a 3-hour show, and Cheryl is on just […]

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Tags: Media