The goodies have been dished out, the bars have been drunk dry, and BristolCon is over for another year. Thank you to everybody who came along — you all helped make it the best BristolCon yet!
Special thanks must go to our guests of honour, Juliet McKenna, Justina Robson, Keith Blount and Jim Burns, and to the hard-working committee, Cheryl, Meg, Heather, Sam, Andy, Mark and Roz, who tweeted and fetched and carried and looked after our guests so well. It takes a long time and a lot of effort to put a successful convention together, and the committee have been very generous with their time, their transport, and the space in their houses. I’m happy and proud to be working with them.
Many thanks also to the horde of volunteer minions who helped things run smoothly on the day, Sam and Matt Bishop, Barbara Hall, Claire Carter, Clare Neilson and Lewis P Bear. Also thanks to all our panellists, dealers and artists, and to Talis and her band, who all made it such an interesting and entertaining event.
We are most grateful to the accommodating staff at the Ramada for letting us rampage through their conference facilities, particularly the ever-patient Rachel and Chris.
Our collection for Above and Beyond in memory of Colin Harvey raised £100! Thank you to everyone for your generosity, and we hope you enjoy the free copies of Damage Time.
A final note of thanks for our supporters, Forbidden Planet, SFX, Solaris, Random House, and Venue.
I hope you will join us then!
Jo Hall (Con Chair)