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Entries from October 2014

Orcs Attack! Stan Nicholls at Books on the Hill – 1.30pm, Nov 8th.

October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off on Orcs Attack! Stan Nicholls at Books on the Hill – 1.30pm, Nov 8th.

Arm yourselves against the Orcs! and head down to Books on the Hill in Clevedon on November 8th at 1.30pm to meet acclaimed fantasy author Stan Nicholls, author of over thirty books including Orcs : First Blood, Orcs : Bad Blood and the Nightshade Trilogy. Don’t forget to sharpen your battleaxe… Books on the Hill […]

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BristolCon 2014 – A Note From The Chair

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on BristolCon 2014 – A Note From The Chair

BristolCon 2014 has been widely heralded online as the Best BristolCon Yet, and a lot of people need to be thanked for helping to pull that off. The Art Room and Dealers Room sold out in record time, and were hugely successful despite some unforeseen logistical hiccups that luckily went unnoticed by most of our […]

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Happy BristolCon New Year

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off on Happy BristolCon New Year

Today is the day that I flip the website from 2014 to 2015, and we look back at the past year whilst simultaneously opening the doors to the year to come. For me personally, it’s as significant as any of the other annual events in the calendar. BristolCon 2014 was fabulous, and we’ll have our […]

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It’s Friday, Friday, Friday Night!

October 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on It’s Friday, Friday, Friday Night!

Friday Night is pre-Bristolcon night at the Doubletree, and here’s the skinny on what’s going down, dudes… Your BristolCon Committee will be at the hotel from around six – just follow the excited yelling. If you turn up and want to help we can find work for you, and if you stand still for too […]

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Online Registration Closing Soon!

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Online Registration Closing Soon!

Online registration for BristolCon 2014 will CLOSE at noon tomorrow (Friday 24th) – make sure you’re signed up here before then to take advantage of the discount rate! If you don’t manage to sign up before then you will be able to register on the door for £30. See you on Saturday!

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Small Group Sessions Highlight #6 – Terry Jackman’s Writing Challenge

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #6 – Terry Jackman’s Writing Challenge

 “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”                                                                                                                              Douglas Adams. So image you have a deadline. And imagine its only 45 minutes away. So what will you do? Sharpen all your biros, make a fourteenth cup of tea, just check your email one last time…? In that […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #5 – Mining the Past with Dev Agarwal

Dev Agarwal is an author of dark SF and historical fiction, as well as being a regular contributor of non-fiction to Albedo One and Focus magazines. At BristolCon this year he’s hosting a small group on brainstorming historical events for story ideas. If you fancy trying your hand at at a pseudo-Roman setting, exploring the […]

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Tags: Programme · Workshops · Writing

PayPal Payments

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on PayPal Payments

It has come to our attention that a few of you have had problems making payments for membership by PayPal. We are looking into this and we have no idea what’s going on, but we will try to find out. It does seem to be effecting only a small minority of people trying to pay […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlight #4 – Flash a-ah! With Kevlin Henney

October 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlight #4 – Flash a-ah! With Kevlin Henney

Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the earth! And you only have 45 minutes for a rather excellent Flash Fiction workshop with superb award-winning short-short-story writer Kevlin Henney, who has a policy of never using five words when one will do. At under a thousand words — sometimes under […]

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Small Group Sessions Highlights #3: Kaffeklatsch with Jon Courtenay Grimwood

October 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on Small Group Sessions Highlights #3: Kaffeklatsch with Jon Courtenay Grimwood

This year at BristolCon our two author guests of honour, Emma Newman and Jon Courtenay Grimwood, will be holding traditional klatsches; intimate conversations around a table about the author’s work and interests. Jon Courtenay Grimwood has 15 acclaimed novels to his name; 14 speculative fiction and one literary fiction. He’s known for creating original and […]

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