- What’s the idea behind the Fringe?
We set up the Fringe in 2013 as a way of promoting local SF & F authors and giving people the opportunity to practice public reading of their work in a supportive environment, under the banner of the BristolCon Foundation.
- What’s the format of the Fringe?
Fringe events take the form of a brief introduction by the host, a reading or approximately 20 minutes by the first author, a ten minute refreshment break, an 20-minute reading by the second author, another ten minute break, and then a highly informal q and a session. All readings are recorded for possible future podcast.
- Am I a big enough name to read at the Fringe?
We encourage everyone to read at the Fringe, from Big Five authors to indies to people who are self-pubbed or not yet published. Whether you’ve written 20 novels or two short stories you are equally welcome. If you are a less-well known author we do try to pair you up with someone better known to help you reach a new audience.
- Can I sing a song instead?
You can sing, or tell jokes, or do performance poetry or interpretive dance, as long as it’s SFFnal and no longer than 20 minutes.
- This all sounds like fun! How do I get to do a reading?