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BristolCon is a one-day science fiction and fantasy convention organized by the BristolCon Foundation, a charitable foundation set up to support and promote speculative fiction writing, art and related activities in the South West.

The convention was created in 2009 by members of the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, and has since become renowned as a fun, friendly and informative addition to the UK’s convention calendar.

You can find a list of those responsible, and their contact details, here.

Every year we feature panel discussions and lectures, an art show and small group sessions including kaffeklatsches and workshops. Books, comics and merchandise are available in the dealers’ room and authors will be available for book signings. There’s also a games room and a ‘brick-out’ space (a cafe-style area with lego to play with). A variety of entertainment is offered in the evening.

For media liaison information please contact media[at]bristolcon[dot]org.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bristol-Con, Saturday, October 20th, 2012 – Europa SF – The European Science Fiction portal // Oct 20, 2012 at 3:06 am

    […] “Bristol-Con is a one-day convention organized by the Bristol Fantasy & SF Society, under the auspices of the BristolCon Foundation.  The BristolCon is taking place on October 20th, 2012 and it is the BristolCon Foundation’s fourth event. Guests this year include writers John Meaney and Gareth L. Powell, and artist Anne Sudworth. Other attending guests are Alastair Reynolds, Justina Robson, Aliette de Bodard, John Meaney, Kim Lakin-Smith, Tim Maughan, Stephanie Burgis, Anne Lyle, Gareth L Powell, Leigh Kennedy, Jaine Fenn, Philip Reeve, Moira Young, Ian Whates, Danie Ware, Kim Lakin-Smith, Jonathan L Howard, Juliet E McKenna, Rob Williams, John Meaney, Guy Haley, Tricia Sullivan, Freda Warrington. […]

  • 2 North Cornwall Book Festival and Armadacon // Jun 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    […] the North Cornwall gig meant that I couldn’t make it to BristolCon this year, but I gather it was as good as ever, and next year’s has already been announced, […]

  • 3 Spotlight on SFF Gatherings with Alex Davis, Joanne Hall, and Steven Poore | Juliana Spink Mills // Jan 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    […] Joanne Hall, Acquisitions Editor for Kristell Ink, is the author of numerous short stories and novels, including The Art of Forgetting duology (Kristell Ink, 2013-2014) and Spark and Carousel (Kristell Ink, 2015). Joanne has chaired Bristol’s only science fiction and fantasy convention – BristolCon – for the past six years, and also runs the Bristol Fantasy and SF Society Facebook page. The one-day BristolCon has panels, workshops, kaffeklatsches, an art show and a dealer’s section, and aims to be a ‘fun, friendly and informative addition to the UK’s convention calendar’. […]

  • 4 Bethany West // Apr 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Hi there

    From 20-30 April, Dark Land Light House is on at Bristol Old Vic. Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, Alien, spliced with HP Lovecraft, and all-enveloping sound and music inspired by Ben Frost and Richard Skelton, Sleepdogs present a brand new, visceral sci-fi horror for the stage.

    You can book tickets here:

    And watch the trailer here:

    >> Incoming, deep travel
    >> Estimated 600 souls
    >> Estimated 600 souls lost in 81 minutes

    A lighthouse orbits a Dark Land in the depths of space. No-one understands the Dark Land. It cannot be measured. It is not a planet, or a black hole. But it consumes and destroys ships, drawn to it like moths to a flame.

    This is the story of lighthouse keeper Teller Ghent, one woman alone in deep space. Teller’s only company is a sentient computer with a taste for the poetic – and a host of inexplicable, terrible visions from the end of the universe.

    Teller is afraid. The ghosts are coming out. She thinks she might be losing. But she is never, never giving up.

    It would be brilliant if you could share the information about the show with your networks and anyone you think might be interested. We really hope you can make it!

    Thanks so much.

    Kind regards,

    Bethany West
    Assistant Producer

    Dark Land Light House


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