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Entries from February 2014

BristolCon Welcomes – Gunnar Roxen

February 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on BristolCon Welcomes – Gunnar Roxen

We are delighted to announce that Gunnar Roxen will be joining us again this year. Author of “The Wyld Hunt” and the soon to be released “The Firestorm Conspiracy”, he creates a superb mix of mystery in a futuristic setting with a little noir for added measure. In addition to being the lead writer for […]

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Tags: Membership

Jon Courtenay Grimwood at Bath Literature Festival 3rd March

February 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Jon Courtenay Grimwood at Bath Literature Festival 3rd March

Our GoH Jon Courtenay Grimwood will be appearing at the Bath Literature Festival in his more literary guise of ‘Jonathan Grimwood’. He’ll be discussing¬†The Last Banquet with food writer John Walsh, at the Guildhall on 3rd March. You can find out more from canongate.

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Tags: Events · Guests

Eugene Byrne’s BRUNEL out now!

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Eugene Byrne’s BRUNEL out now!

BristolCon loves Eugene Byrne, and as Bristolians we’re obliged to also love the bewhiskered engineer with the fancy name who gifted us the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain. He was responsible, too, for the South Devon Railway, which you may have seen in the news this week, looking less than it’s usual […]

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Tags: Books · Bristol

Mary Shelley Workshop in Bath Feb 22nd

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Mary Shelley Workshop in Bath Feb 22nd

In Bath on Feb.22nd novelist Jean Burnett and writing agony aunt Diana Cambridge are hosting a workshop all about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. The workshop could be of interest to horror and SF writers or anyone else with a penchant for monster fiction or an interest in Shelley (who needs no sales pitch!) If that’s […]

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Tags: Events · Workshops · Writing

Cloth Road Arts Week May 3rd – 11th

February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Cloth Road Arts Week May 3rd – 11th

West Wiltshire’s Cloth Road arts group’s 2014 event will take place from May 3rd – 11th. The event is a festival of co-ordinated exhibitions by artists spread out across venues throughout the area, and they are currently recruiting artists to take part. You can find more details on their website at¬†clothroadartists.com. It only takes place […]

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Tags: Art · Events

Fringe Reading Schedule Updated

February 5th, 2014 · Comments Off on Fringe Reading Schedule Updated

We’ve added the schedule of monthly Fringe readings through to September to the Fringe page. Fringe readings are a great opportunity to meet local authors, and often get a sneak preview of their forthcoming work, all in a cosy pub atmosphere. What else would you be doing on a Monday night?

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Tags: Fringe

Ack-Ack Macaque on BSFA Hitlist… I mean Shortlist.

February 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Ack-Ack Macaque on BSFA Hitlist… I mean Shortlist.

We at BristolCon are thrilled to see that our friend and former Guest of Honour Gareth L Powell has his novel Ack-Ack Macaque short-listed in the Best Novel category for the 2013 BSFA awards. It was only a matter of time before the monkey got the recognition he deserves, and any suggestion that the monkey […]

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