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Entries from September 2015

2015 BristolCon Round-Up Posted \o/

September 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on 2015 BristolCon Round-Up Posted \o/

The After-the-Con page pulling together the aforementioned links and tweets is up here. Keep them coming; we love to hear about your BristolCon experiences, highs and lows!

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One BristolCon closes, and another one opens…

September 27th, 2015 · Comments Off on One BristolCon closes, and another one opens…

Hello everyone! 2015’s BristolCon is over, and what a fantastic day-and-a-bit it was. Sterling work from our wonderful guests of honour, who were all as charming as they are talented, and from our crew of minions (including the hotel staff), who took to their tasks with equal measures of effort and good humour, as well, […]

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BristolCon – Last Minute FAQ’s

September 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on BristolCon – Last Minute FAQ’s

It’s all kicking off at BristolCon the weekend, so here’s a quick FAQ for you. Q. What time are the doors? A. If you want to register TONIGHT, the desk will be open from 6pm until approx 8.30 for you to pick up your badge and goodie bag. If you’re arriving TOMORROW, the desk will […]

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Workshopping BristolCon

September 23rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Workshopping BristolCon

Genre fiction conventions have always been built around panel discussions: the conversations that we, as fans and creators, have around what’s happening in the industry and the subculture we love and how we engage in the ongoing process of interfacing with the wider world. But what really make a convention memorable are the personal experiences […]

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Launching at BristolCon – Spark and Carousel

September 18th, 2015 · Comments Off on Launching at BristolCon – Spark and Carousel

Launching at this year’s BristolCon will be our very own Joanne Hall‘s sixth novel, Spark and Carousel.¬†Like her earlier novels, it’s a fantastic adventure which tackles serious themes. It’s also a great deal of fun, as Jo set out to write something of a romp this time around, with as much humour as darkness. She’s […]

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Tags: Books

Time Travel and Real Physics – A Presentation by Professor Ian Stewart

September 17th, 2015 · Comments Off on Time Travel and Real Physics – A Presentation by Professor Ian Stewart

This year at BristolCon we are delighted to be hosting a presentation by Professor Ian Stewart entitled “Time Travel and Real Physics” in which, I am reliably assured, he is going to tell our membership exactly how to build a time machine. Not out of a Delorean, apparently, but he does say that this will […]

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Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

September 13th, 2015 · Comments Off on Sir Terry Pratchett OBE

By Lewis P Bear and MEG   With the sad loss early this year of Britain’s favourite author Sir Terry Pratchett, the convention committee felt that a man who had touched so many lives should receive some small measure of acknowledgement and thanks. Terry was an essentially shy man who never truly believed in his […]

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Tags: Fandom · Writing

BristolCon and the Refugee Crisis

September 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on BristolCon and the Refugee Crisis

I’m sure you’ve all seen the terrible pictures of the refugee crisis in Europe, and for anyone who wants to help, BristolCon have a couple of things running. Once again we will have our popular book swap table in the corridor for people to drop off books they no longer want, and collect ones they […]

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Amnesty Bristol – Comic And Graphic Novel Sale!

September 3rd, 2015 · Comments Off on Amnesty Bristol – Comic And Graphic Novel Sale!

Our friends at the legendary Amnesty Bookshop, 103 Gloucester Road, are having one of their semi-regular comic and graphic novel sales on Saturday 12th September between 1-5pm. They have huge quantities of stock in mint or near mint condition, including some rarities, so get down there and flick through the racks. We also have a […]

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