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Entries from September 2014

Fun Palaces at Bristol Watershed – October 5th 2014

September 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on Fun Palaces at Bristol Watershed – October 5th 2014

This coming Sunday (Oct 5th) BristolCon descends on the Bristol Watershed Media Centre for an afternoon of SFnal fun and frolics. We kick off at 12pm with an SF writing workshop hosted by Rosie Oliver (and probably C.A.T!) looking at how writers can use real-life locations – in this case Bristol – in their SF. […]

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Fringe Open Mic Comes To BristolCon!

September 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This year, the BristolCon Fringe are bringing one of their popular Open Mic events to the Friday night at BristolCon. The format is simple: readers get five minutes to read something – could be a short story, a poem, a novel extract or a piece of flash etc – before they get buzzed off and […]

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Forthcoming SFF Events in Bristol and Bath

September 26th, 2014 · Comments Off on Forthcoming SFF Events in Bristol and Bath

There’s a lot of SFF fun going on in Bristol and Bath in the coming months, as well as BristolCon. Check out this list of events kindly complied by our own Cheryl Morgan : Margaret Atwood is going to be at Toppings in Bath on Sept 30th: https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/margaret-atwood-3/ Peter F Hamilton is appearing at Forbidden […]

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Cauda Pavonis appearing on the Final Frontier radio show 13th October

September 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Cauda Pavonis appearing on the Final Frontier radio show 13th October

Cauda Pavonis, who performed at the Airship Ball launch party for Airship Shape & Bristol Fashion, will be appearing on Frome FM’s ‘Terror in Studio One – the Final Frontier Radio Show’ at 9pm on the 13th October. Locals can tune in on 96.6 FM, or you can listen online at frome.fm.

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Tricia Sullivan Book Launch

September 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Friday October 24th – the evening before BristolCon. Join award-winning author Tricia Sullivan for the launch of her latest title Shadowboxer, at 5:30 for 6:00 at Foyles, Cabot Circus. Thai martial arts, international crime, celebrity and mythical creatures combine in this masterful new tale of a young fighter. Seventeen year-old Jade Barrera is mixed martial […]

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Macaque Attack! – Monkeys on Tour with Gareth L Powell

September 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Macaque Attack! – Monkeys on Tour with Gareth L Powell

Gareth L Powell’s third installment in the ongoing saga of Ack-Ack Macaque, Macaque Attack, is released in January, and to celebrate he will be taking his monkey for a quick whizz (and didn’t that sound better in my head? )around the Forbidden Planet stores of the nation, as well as dropping in to both BristolCon […]

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Peter F Hamilton Signing – Forbidden Planet, Bristol, Oct 9th

September 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Peter F Hamilton Signing – Forbidden Planet, Bristol, Oct 9th

A treat for Bristolian SF fans – Peter F Hamilton, author of The Dreaming Void and Great North Road, will be appearing at Forbidden Planet on The triangle, Bristol on October 9th between 5.30 and 6.30pm. He will be signing copies of his latest novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams. You can find out more details […]

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September Readings – Fringe vs the Kraken

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on September Readings – Fringe vs the Kraken

This Monday, 22nd September, the BristolCon Fringe event is being invaded by Kraken (more than one, to be clear – the plural of Kraken is Kraken). In October 2013 the Bristol Literary Festival hosted a workshop in which writers were invited to write a story in just 24 hours, with support from six authors. The […]

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Promotional Items for BristolCon Goodie Bags

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Calling all SFF authors, publishers, and creative types! If you have any books or small promotional items (flyers, postcards, bookmarks, pens, keychains etc) you would like us to include in our BristolCon goodie bags, we will need to receive them by October 5th at the absolute latest, so you don’t have that much time. If […]

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The BristolCon Games Room – Come And Play!

September 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on The BristolCon Games Room – Come And Play!

Following the success of the trial run last year, we’ve decided to expand gaming at BristolCon. After the programme ends at 8pm, we will be turning the Dealers Room into a Games Room, running a number of quick games with small groups of people, games like Munchkin, Flux, Werewolf, that kind of thing. We will […]

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